This summer ebay has had a great deal on listings .... free to list unless the item sells, then you pay for the listing cost. I love this kind of deal, then I'm not wasting my money if the item doesn't sell. It runs for all of August and the beginning of September so I've been listing steadily and so far I've sold two table runners. I sold the red and the 30's reproduction version of "Gung Hay Fat Choy". Now I've been busy sewing replacements so I can list them again, they seem quite popular. I'm thinking I might make a blue and yellow version as well.
I had an email a while ago from the Hoffman Challenge saying that they had finished judging the entries for this summer's challenge and they'd be posting them on the website soon. Finally I checked yesterday and saw that once again I didn't win anything (not surprising when I see the entries that did win -- amazing!) but once again I did get into the traveling trunk show. That's 6 years in a row, so I'm very proud of that. Maybe one of these days I'll cough up the extra $15 when I enter and get the judges' comments, then I'll have a better idea of what they look for. I've considered that, but then I figure if I do that, then I'm making the quilt for them. I prefer to make it for myself ... after all, I'm the one that has to live with it.
Anyhow, that's about all that's been going on this summer. Just waiting for hockey season to start, won't be long now!