Go here to register for a chance to win my class, Quilting with Rulers on a Home Machine, free from Craftsy. The winner will be selected after noon September 23rd.
But the big news is my ruler giveaway! If you haven't already done so, make sure you've signed up for my email newsletter on the right sidebar. (This is different than the "Follow by email" option on the left sidebar that emails you each post as they're published.) I will choose one name from my entire newsletter subscriber list Friday, the 18th, at noon EST. That winner will choose one of the above 4 rulers. This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere that I can mail a package! Yes, really. Though if I have to hire a yak to get the package to you, I might reconsider.
Edited September 18th: The ruler giveaway is now ended! The chance to win my class is still open and my shop is finally open! Yay! I did it! www.amysquiltingadventures.com
I'm frantically getting my shop ready for its opening tomorrow. And by frantically, I mean stumbling over my perfectionism, wanting to post stitched samples for every ruler (Wouldn't that be great?), and really just hiding behind my fear of changing things from that of sharing information with my wonderful readers and even students to selling a product. It's a big step. And just how much does yak-post cost?
I emailed one of my mentor friends recently and she wrote back, "Repeat after me:“My fans know I’m not perfect, especially when I tell them I’m not perfect, I make mistakes, and would you please bear with me while I teach myself how to do this.”
She also went on to remind me, "Believe me, quilters are very helpful and understanding. They will show unlimited patience as long as you let them know you are trying."
Once the site is open, and the bulk of the computer-based work (I am such a slow typer) is done, I am really excited about all the content that I will be able to share to help quilters make informed choices about rulers and to provide plenty of ruler work inspiration.
So, my dear readers: Is my friend right? Am I letting fear get the better of me? Are you really eager to have a shop like this available and I just need to git 'r done? I know from the comments and emails I receive that you are enjoying the heck out of using rulers for quilting and that you like what I've been doing thus far. You all really are the most encouraging people!
OK, back to the grindstone of data entry......