I hope you didn’t think this post had anything to do with actual housekeeping…I think my husband might be more qualified to write about that..hehe!

Anyway, there are a few things that need to be taken care of, so putting them all in one blog post seemed fitting {and, because we all love some eye candy, the picture is the pretty fabric my mom sent me from her trip to Maine!}.  First, some winners!  I still haven’t got the comment number thing figured out…fortunately there are still numbers over on the blogger blog, in case you’re wondering how I’ve figured it out!

The winner of the Have a Hoot pattern by Jenelle of Echinops & Aster is:

#40 :: Kay who said, “Thank you for this gorgeous giveaway, i just love owls. It took me years to master the french knot and i am still pleased with myself when they are perfect.”  Kay, I will forward your e-mail on to Jenelle for your pattern!

The winner of the my Design Challenge Bundle from our giveaway is:

#76 :: Sherry who said, “Lovely fabric and thanks for the link to the Bedside trio. Labor day makes me stop and think about my parents and grandparents who were such hard workers and for the wonderful country we live in. It is also the kick off day for fall in my mind. It is o.k. to start decorating for fall.”  Sherry, you should have an e-mail from me for your mailing info!

Next up, a few people have asked why we moved our blog {we used to blog on Blogger, now we have a self-hosted WordPress blog}.  It really came down to fees.  Yes, blogger is free, but we are paying monthly fees to two companies to host our pattern shop so that we can have instant downloads.  We are currently working on getting a new shop up and running, right here on this site, then we will only have to pay the web hosting fee, which is less than 1/3 of what we are currently paying.  We are greatly looking forward to having our shop and blog all in one place!

About the Garden Steps :: Stitch & Quilt Along.  We haven’t forgotten about it…okay, maybe I did a little bit!  I will have a more detailed post about finishing the quilt later this week, as well as a linky for your finished quilts.  We will be using the tutorials from the Embroidery 101 quilt finish.

And, before I go, I wanted to share the Margaret mini bag made by Deborah of Simply Miss Luella {you must visit her pretty blog!}:

the Margaret mini bag by Simply Miss Luella

photo from Simply Miss Luella

She added a longer strap to make it more like a purse, and it is adorable!  If you’ve made something using one of our patterns or tutorials, we’d love for you to add it to our Flickr group or send us an e-mail.  We just love seeing what you’ve made.

I think covers all the random stuff for now.  If you’ve made it through all this text, hooray.  Hope your Monday is off to a good start.  We’re working on getting back to our regular blogging too!

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  1. says

    Oh, that’s funny….because I actually thought it was going to have something to do with the literal tidying up of the house 😉 :) I like this kind of housekeeping much better :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)
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  2. koralee says

    Congratulations to all the winners….they will be blessed for sure…happy week to you…keep on creating…we love you sweet designs. xoxo

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