Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tired, Winner, Giveaway #7

Oh man am I tired. I think that all the sewing, trips to the post office, and chasing around a very demanding almost 2 yd old is catching up with me. Oh, and perhaps the going to bed way past my bedtime thing too. I just may fit in a nap this afternoon.



I was loving all the new visitors to my site yesterday thanks to Sew, Mama, Sew. I received several comments and e-mails about the dop kit. I did want to mention that I'm using the pattern for the patchwork bag from the Amy Butler's InStitches book. I just adjusted the size and omitted the handles. I really love this pattern and I think it makes for a very well finished bag. If you have this book, and would like to make it, I'd suggest installing the zipper like you would for a normal zippered pouch. I hope that makes sense.



Anyway, while I was packing things up to be mailed today, I realized I have way too much fabric. Plus, I just recently joined a fabric co-op and I'll be getting a lot more fabric soon. I know I already gave away fabric on Day 1, but I know that you guys won't be complaining if I giveaway some more. I have no pictures, as I don't know what I'll be adding, but I can tell you that it won't be crap. The winner will receive a flat rate box stuffed with various fabrics. And believe me, I'm good at stuffing. Leave a comment, tomorrow I'll announce the winner.



I loved reading your comments yesterday. I really wish all of you could have an IKEA by you, and I was happy to hear those that have them near by find it just as irresistible as I do! The winner of the IKEA goodies goes to:

Lynn of Craftsew please e-mail me your address to katiebhandbags@gmail.com





And if this post wasn't all over the place already, I did want to give a little update on John. Tomorrow he has his first CT scan since he started the chemo. I'm not sure exactly what they're looking for, or expecting to see, but of course, I'm hoping for more than positive results. He's been feeling well and I feel so blessed for that. Thank you so much for all your thoughts, and prayers and e-mails. I really do appreciate each and every one of them. Friday he'll start round #5 out of 6. I can't wait to breathe a big sigh of relief when this is all over!

26 comments:

Valerie said...

We'll definitely be praying for John way out here in OK!

Lindsey said...

Ah, finally back home and able to leave comments! I've been able to read your blog at least, and you've been doing such nice giveaways! What a nice lead up to the holidays.

Sarabeth said...

Hi Katie,
Best of luck tomorrow with the scan.
Delurking to say, yes, please enter me in the fabric giveaway! Sounds great.
Thanks,
Sarabeth in Mass.

Mika said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and John with hope his MRI comes back awesome!

And aren't fabric coops great? Which one did you join? I'm on a ahem, few. lol.

In other words, I'm a fabri-holic, so please enter me in the drawing rofl.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh a fabric giveaway...please count me in. Hope the scan goes ok.

TTFN
Jane in UK

Stephanie said...

I hope you hear positive news! Hang in there! (and take a nap :).

Alisa said...

Oh yeah, I like fabric too! I enjoy reading your blog. Hoping your husband's CT scan has good results.

Amy said...

Happy thoughts will be coming from my little part of the world!
Fabric is something I can always use. I see these stashes that so many in blogland have and can't believe my eyes! My pathetic little amount of fabric I work from needs a boost!...congrats to Lynn...when you decide your done with that book send it my way! wink wink

LeeAnn said...

I'm sending good, healthy vibes John's way!

Lori said...

OOOOoooh, me me! I don't have a stash to speak of! As always, John is in my prayers.

Em said...

Man, I'm so tired too... It may just be the strep throat (round 3). I did get a nap today thanks to my DH! Yay! I really want to win some fabric!!! I'm having such a hard time building my stash! Maybe you have something 'extra' that would work with my quilt-along colors??? Wishful thinking - I know - but it's the season for wishing!!! I love your site too! Cute bags, and I think your felt ornaments are so beautiful! Great job! Em (emandmikey@aol.com)

Holly said...

I hear you on the tired + two year old thing! Just got back from running errands...I always thought I'd have time for leisurely errands as a SAHM, not having to fit them all in after work or on weekends. Ah, I was so naive. :) Who knew it would be so hard to keep up with someone who weighs less than 30 pounds?!?

My prayers are with you and John for a great CT tomorrow, and a very Merry Christmas at home.

FinnyKnits said...

*thinking good thoughts for John*

Go take a nap and then come back and tell us all about it. My favorite hobby is napping. Yes, more favorite than sewing or knitting or cooking or any of those other shenanigans.

pinkchook said...

hope things go well with the scan, and its a merry chriistmas for all. Sending positive vibes your way.

Ky

Jody said...

Good luck tomorrow. John will be in my thoughts. Your Ikea post yesterday was very motivating ... I think I may try to head over to ours very soon!

Jess said...

Wishing I had an Ikea around me (we usually drive up to the one at Potomac Mills - 4 hours but worth it)!
John is definitely in my prayers, as well as you and Isaiah.

craftaddictconfessional said...

I'll be thinking of y'all tomorrow, Katie!

SGM @ http://southerngirlmusings.wordpress.com said...

Prayers for you and your hubby.

I must make my way to IKEA for some goodies and I so hope you pick me for the fabric giveaway, I can pick up and save you postage. Ha ha! :)

Anina said...

What? Is it possible to have too much fabric? Just kidding.
Good luck to John tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you.

Claudia~L said...

Hi Katie,
I just found your blog from Sew Mama Sew. I made those same travel bags for the men on my list!
Hope the CT scan goes well tomorrow.
~Claudia L.

Carrie said...

Hi there,
I too found your blog from Sew Mama Sew. I've yet to hunt around and find out exactly what's going on with John, but wanted to send you good positive thoughts. My husband had a brain tumor removed last summer and then contracted bacterial meningitis requiring 8 weeks of IV antibiotics. Although he's now fine and everything looks good, I just know how harrowing the whole CT, MRI, poke and prod thing can be. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

I can't believe you're doing give aways and keeping up your blog through this family ordeal. I am truly impressed and will keep my eye on you.
Best Wishes,
Carrie

lindsey cheney said...

i'd love to add some of your leftovers to my stash! great idea of your on sew mama sew, i only wish i'd seen it sooner!

Geek+Nerd said...

Sending prayers John's way!

Sarah said...

Definitely will be praying for John. Blessings to you all.

Ashley Ann said...

I'll have John in my thoughts too.

Katie said...

I'd be seriously worried if you weren't tired!!! All the best to John and for some relaxation over the holidays! (yes I know that's impossible)