The Waldo Canyon fire has finally been contained! (Go here for the full report, plus photos.)
There are still plenty of people who could use encouragement on this -- go here to find out how you can help.
Something new's developed around here -- a 100-foot deep hole suddenly developed along US24, one of the roads to Leadville! An underground railroad tunnel, abandoned in the 50s, has decided to make its presence re-known.
Don't miss the slide show with this article: dozens of sinkholes are showing up around the world, including Duluth, Minnesota. (That one was directly affected by their recent flooding. The hole was big enough to grab a car -- and plenty large to swallow a dozen or so more.)
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Well, dears, it's time to announce a new giveaway! It's none other than my own
HANKY PANKY CRAZY QUILTS
It's just too blamed hot in summertime to work on large quilts. In that case, you'll find this how-to for making handkerchief quilt hangings the perfect size. With 7-10 hankies, some scraps, buttons and such, plus less than 15 hours, you can produce a lovely large pillow or wallhanging. (And that includes binding time!) And they're easy...I've seen everyone from young kids to older people, including some who had never sewn before, make beautiful Hanky Panky quilts. (More than a dozen different examples are in the book to inspire you, including bandanna and tatted lace HPs.)
These Hanky Panky pieces make great presents. (Christmas is not that far off!) And this book can be yours -- FREE. All you have to do is the usual: leave a comment after this post on what you're currently doing, craft-wise. (Could be quilting, knitting, embroidering...or just freezing jam!) Leave a second post if you subscribe via e-mail, or a follower -- and that will earn you 3 additional entries. (The last giveaway winner won her book by doing just that!)
Hanky Panky is just about out of print. Brickworks owns the last few hundred copies...and we're not planning on reprinting it. This is your chance to grab one of the last remaining copies -- FREE!
(Giveaway ends Sunday, July 22, midnight MST. We'll announce the winner soon after.)
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Want a reasonably-priced item for your birthday and holiday gift list? Try a copy of Hanky Panky. Through the rest of July, we're offering a bulk special on these books:
Buy one copy -- and it's $13.95, including free shipping. (Order here.)
Two copies: $22.95, including shipping.
Three copies: $29.85, including shipping.
We'll even throw in a free antique postcard for every Hanky Panky book purchased!
This special ends August 1, 2012. Just order, using Brickworks' regular shopping cart. We'll adjust the price on our end, and send you a confirmation e-mail. (We accept VISA/Mastercard, Paypal, or a check; we'll ship once your payment arrives.)
You get great presents for as little as $9.95 each -- with no extra shipping costs!
And we get the satisfaction of knowing that everyone has a little Hanky Panky in their lives.