I'm giving away a very inspiring and beautiful book and as of today at 2:00 pm I only have 20 comments. I know IHAN blog readers are not Chickens? I never said you HAD to join in the challenge to win the book...nor did I say your reason for wanting the book more than I do, had to be a good reason....and still there are only 20 comments. I'm almost speechless....but not quite :)
THIS POST. I am giving away a copy- a germ free copy- of Creative Quilting with Beads by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader . After reading the copy I received to review, I didn't want to give it away....and besides...I've been sick and my copy must have some germs on it. The publisher, Lark Books, didn't want any of you to get my bug so they have agreed to ship a copy of Creative Quilting with Beads to the winner of the drawing (US addresses only. If you win and are outside the US I can have the book shipped to me or one of your other friends and you can arrange for it to be shipped to you..fyi)
You'll get one chance to win by simply leaving a comment on the post about the giveaway (click here) and if you choose to join the" teeny weenie ittsy bitsy challenge" you'll get three more chances to win the book. Anything that you have to embellished will count....I don't care if it is a postage size piece or a mug rug....the goal is to encourage one another to pull out some of our beads and other embellishments and create a little something....that's all...nothing will be judged....it's just a teeny weenie ittsy bitsy little challenge....so what are you waiting for? If it is a call from me personally....you better let me know that so I can dial you up.
If you actually went back to read that post you'll know exactly what I'm referring to with this picture of Jim Carey from the movie Mask.
When I said it was very difficult not to show a photo of every page in Creative Quilting with Beads....I wasn't kidding. Y'all know I can be over the top...every now and again...and apparently this must resonate with most of you or you would not be near crazy enough to read this blog...LOL.
Sue Spurlock, one of the contributors to Creative Quilting with Beads, has made so many beautiful pieces and I just love looking at her photos for inspiration. I asked her if I could use "some" of her photos from her blog, Piece of Work, and she said yes. I have saved the e-mail as proof too....and she made the big ole mistake of not saying how many...
"Somebody Stop Me".......said with wild abandon....ROFL :)
All photos below are property of Sue Spurlock and have been used with her written permission.
I assure you after looking at these photos you'll want to go over and follow Sue's blog, Piece of Work. No, she's not promised to give me one of her pieces nor has she offered to take my boys for a week while I go on a retreat....I sincerely don't want folks to miss some wonderful inspiration and meeting a very insightful woman....so enjoy :)
All photos above were published on this post with the written permission of Sue Spurlock, Piece of Work blog.
I know within each and every one of you there is an idea stirring...an appreciation....a fun thought....and I want to invite you to express it in some way...embellish it!! :)
I want to say THANK YOU to Sue Spurlock for the permission to use your photos....and for inspiring me to express some of the ideas I've had stirring for quite some time. And to the rest of you...I say:
Before I close I want to show you a photo of something I decided to do one night.
I had this fabric...I think it was Art Gallery Fabrics but I'm not sure....it' was a long time ago and I was in love with it.
The post I took these from is HERE....I made this for Amy Butler as a gift (I'd never make another gift like this again...I thought I'd throw up giving it to her). I have to say I absolutely loved putting the beads on the fabric and I've not done anything like it since...so I'm in for the itsy bitsy challenge too :)
Appreciative Joyful Smiles,