Saturday, October 31, 2009

An awesome giveaway

There is an awesome giveaway that any quilter would love to win on the site

I didn't even know Moda put out such a thing as this sampler pack ... oh, my, fabric heaven!!!

I've not won a giveaway yet but I believe it's like the lottery ... you can't win if you don't play!

Weekend is starting off wet, surprise, surprise! Plenty to do indoors so best get at it!

Monday, October 26, 2009

October Works In Progress

I've been wanting to try my hand at these little wool felt candle mats and my last trip to the local quilt shop resulted in my coming home with $75.00 worth of materials ... and I only went for a spool or two of thread!!

I love the fact that these are all hand stitched, meaning I'm not totally tied to the sewing machine while I make them. No pattern per se for this one, just looked at a bunch and started winging it. I'm loving it so far!

I've had the fabric for this baby quilt for a while now and since the co-worker I'm making it for is now home on bed rest (baby not due til Christmas) I figured I'd better get my rear in gear (such a lovely saying :/ !!) So here is a simple disappearing nine patch all quilted and ready to bind. But do I have the right fabric for that little task? Nooo!! So a trip to somewhere that sells fabric is in the very near future.

I'm still looking for one more person to sign on for my Pay It Forward...c'mon, now have a WHOLE YEAR to make your three little projects. You know you don't want to miss out on this!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pay It Forward

Okay, bloggy friends, this sounds like fun! I want to sign up for a Pay It Forward with someone I've "met" through my online quilting adventures and to do so, I need to put out the same offer. I will create something handmade for the first three people to comment on this post. The catch is that you first have to have a blog and create a post offering to do your own Pay It Forward. Now won't it be sad if no one comments?!! Boo-hoo!!!

p.s. I need to mention, you have a full year (365 days!!) to do it in, and you can do whatever you want whenever you want. Totally spontaneous! I'm eager to participate!

Monday, October 19, 2009

October Swaps in progress

October has been a busy swap month. But a fun one. The pink hexagons are for Natasha in Germany, a new venture for me, but I was intrigued enough to try them again for the Teeny, Tiny Quilt Swap. The little peek (since it hasn't been mailed yet; also on my to-do list this morning...)is a little Halloween quilt I made for Rachel Locke in MS (Mississippi?) and the star block is for Skipper (aka Stephanie) in Utah. What an awesome way to "make friends" all over the world!

And to top it all off, I've joined another virtual quilting Bee. Bee Crazy. Appropriately named. My month is still a couple away, so I have time to think about what I want to do and what fabrics I'd like to use. Fun, fun!

Don't have to go to work until 1:00 today. Then Friday night's rained out football game was rescheduled to this evening. Wowsers, my week is going to be all upside down! Hope yours is a good one.

It's a Great Giveaway, Charlie Brown!

Check out this awesome giveaway being sponsored through V and Co. I have a couple of nieces who have little daughters who'd make great use of Amy's patterns. And her new Marabella fabric line is absolutely gorgeous! Of course, as always, although I wish you luck, I so, so, so want to win myself!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FYI: They all grow up II

So I found this months ago and saved it for the baby. Didn't even know the baby was Benjamin at the time. And here he is, wearing it all ready!! I'd say "isn't he adorable?!!" but that's a rather silly question, isn't it?!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

FYI: They all grow up !!!

My baby girl all dressed up for Homecoming.

Seems like yesterday she was just learning to walk ... and it wasn't in four inch heels!!