Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! I spent last weekend at another quilt retreat, this time with my bee. We were at a lake and the weather was heavenly. I got my Island Batik August project done but I thought I'd show that to you in its own special post. So instead I'll show you the lake view.
Isn't it wonderful? I'm so lucky!
At the retreat, I also got Blocks 3 and 4 done for the We Wish You a Merry Quilt Along--I can't show them to you now because the patterns won't be released until Tuesday. If you haven't made Blocks 1 and 2, click here for information on how to join in on the fun. If you make Block 2 and post it before Tuesday at midnight EST, you'll be entered in our giveaway. Again, read my post for details.
I've got one more thing to tell you, and that's about my new job! Yep, I just started working at Always in Stitches, a local quilt store. I've always wanted to work there because they carry everything quilty under the sun and they have the friendliest employees on the planet. My head's buzzing but I'm slowly getting the hang of things. What it means for you dear readers is that I will probably be blogging only a few times a week. It also means that I'll be sharing the best and the brightest things just as they come into the shop! Isn't that cool?
To celebrate, I'm having a giveaway! Link up to three works in progress this week for one chance each. I'll keep the giveaway open for two more weeks, so you'll have up to nine chances to win! Now, what could you win? Why a $25 gift certificate to Always in Stitches of course! You can use your gift certificate online or in person (if you happen to find yourself in the Indianapolis area). I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, September 13th.
In the meantime, if you're in the neighborhood stop by the shop and say "Hi!"
Now that filled you in on my week, let's see what you've been up to! First though, it's time for our weekly feature!
Let me introduce you to a newbie to our little group--Jen @ De Jong Dream House. Jen linked up several works in progress and several finishes last week--all of them a must see: a quilt for Pulse, a quilt for peace, en Provence Mystery (a quilt design by Bonnie Hunter), the Milky Way sampler, a charity quilt for a Russian orphanage, blocks for her online bee, and because she had nothing else to do, Jen also finished Celtic Midnight and Fireworks, for her friend Ingrid.
Be sure to drop by Jen's blog to read all about these beauties! And Jen, grab an “I Was Featured” button for your blog.
Time to link up your WIPs and recent finishes! Remember, you can link up three projects this week for up to three entries in our giveaway! If you need help linking up, click here for detailed steps. If you run into difficulties, just email me your link.
Here are some quick reminders:
This linky is all about encouragement, so please visit a few of the links and leave a comment.
If you’re uploading a photo from your phone/computer, leave a comment below that explains your project. And for the rest of us, please reply to a few of these comments leaving words of encouragement for a quick finish.
Please link back to my post somewhere in your blog post or use @inquiringquilter and #wedwaitloss to tag me in your Instagram/Flickr post.
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