Hello fabric fiends! I have been so entertained with the responses to the fabric giveaway! It has been interesting to find out where everyone is located and I *LOVE* hearing about your fabric devotion... I'm glad I'm not alone out there and that I have support from fellow-fabric junkies! In fact, I love it so much that I have decided to throw one more prize into the mix for the giveaway: a Fabric Sicko prize to my favorite tale of fabric addiction! I've seen some great ones already, and if you haven't posted because you think it's too late, you still have a couple chances to win something! (click here for the fabric giveaway and fabric addiction affirmations).
The Fabric Sicko prize will be four fat quarters, as seen below:
I am ending the giveaway contest at 12:00am PST on October 23rd (the end of next Friday/beginning of next Saturday). So post if you haven't already!
Finally, I wanted to give a quick shout out to Maggie over at Maggiesquiltnthreads and a word of WARNING to my fellow quilters out there to be very careful when using a rotary cutter! I screamed when I saw an unexpected picture of Maggie's severed finger on her blog. Maggie sacrificed a piece of herself (literally!) to the craft when she accidentally nipped off a bit of her finger with a rotary cutter. Not fun. Yet she continues to quilt away, now that's true dedication. You can check out her blog for a description and all the gory details...but I just want to propose that October (and all other months, for that matter) should be recognized as Finger Safety and Awareness month. A couple (finger)Tips on how to observe FSA month follow:
A chainmail glove or gauntlet:
These are great because they make you look like a medieval knight and also protect you from rotary cutters.
You can trust Abe to protect your digits, although any thimble will do the trick.
An old-fashioned finger guard (not as hard core as the chainmail glove, but it will do):
And if all else fails, a good First Aid kit ;)