I'll give some kind of prize to the first person who guesses what, exactly, I'm referring to with that title. No cheating.
And now, about the kindness of strangers.
I've been getting pretty swap-happy on Craftster.org lately. I even designed a swap journal page (Another contest! See below for details!) for keeping track of what I owe people and what people owe me.
I while ago, I sent a package to a lady in Seattle, and she was so excited about it, she insisted on sending me a gift in return (which she was totally not obligated to do). She sent me these fabulous 3-inch squares of fabric for my patchwork quilt:
I got those in the mail yesterday, along with another big envelope (more like a bag) full of craft supplies from a lady in Quincy:
I got four balls of cotton yarn, a bunch of 3-inch squares of fabric, and a bag full of yarn scraps for my yo-yo afghan. (Yay for S'n'Mexican on Friday!) That package sent me into quite the dither, but I managed to make myself a quilt block and start a blue and yellow ballband dishcloth. The crocheting will have to wait till Friday, probably.
So anyway, my point is: craftsters are fabulous, and they send cool presents.
(FedEx, not so much. They still haven't brought me my Magic Bullet! Grr.)
So now, about Contest #2: I have a Word document that I would like to have available for download on my blog (over there on the right with my patterns). I have a PDF available, too, if that works out better for your problem-solving. I tried uploading it to Google docs, but my formatting gets all whacky, and there's no way to fix it (though it's a great place to publish, Google isn't as good about lining stuff up as Word is; I blame it on the weird Tab function). So... how do I do it? You might also be interested in knowing that I own kimberlypye.com (which forwards directly to kimberlypye.etsy.com, so maybe I could host it from there? (I don't even know if "host it" is the right phrase.)
Have at it, folks! Two prizes available (to be determined by me, with some input allowed from you) to the first response for each puzzle. Feel free to make prize requests, but don't bother being ridiculous.