Friday, January 21, 2011

A Winner!

A winner!! Thanks to all of your who left comments and became followers. True to our word, Library Gal and I held our "happy hour" drawing, during a real happy hour. Several friends were there to help us out and draw the names. My friend Sue dipped her hand into my bucket and JEANETTE - YOU WON!!! For those of you who didn't win, please continue to follow this blog as we'll have another opportunity for you to win soon. Congrats to Jeanette and thanks to Sue for drawing her name.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Keep Your Comments Coming - 2 Days Till Giveaway

Hi - Thank you all for commenting and joining in on the fun. We are overwhelmed and appreciative of your kind comments. Two more days till the giveaway. I will draw a winner at approx 5 pm, Friday. Library Gal will also draw a winner at the same time. Good luck to you all!

PS - Since I don't have a quilt-related picture to show you, here's one of my oldest son and his girlfriend.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Hour Giveaway for One Stitch Off Jewelry

Our Happy Hour Giveaway for One Stitch Off Jewelry!

Happy MLK Day! Pam and I have decided to do a giveaway for not one but two necklaces! I am giving away a Love, Laugh, Quilt necklace like the one below.
Leave a comment here on my blog and for an extra chance to win, become a follower of my blog. Already a follower? Just let me know and you'll receive an extra chance to win.

Pam, my partner in pounding, is giving away a Quilt and Bee Happy necklace like the one shown below. Visit her at Library Gal Quilts and leave her a comment and become a follower too!

Winners will be picked Friday January 21st at 5 p.m. Happy Hour you might call it!

The Road to California is this week in Ontario, California. If you are a southern California gal, you should absolutely try to go! Stop by Honey Run Quilter's booth to see our necklaces in person!

Spread the love and mention the giveaway on your blog if you have time! Thanks and good luck!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I'm a Winner!!

Wow! Not too long ago, Brandie of the abc blog had a give-away. To enter, she asked that you leave a comment with your New Year's resolution. For me, that's an easy one. I've had the same New Year's resolution for about 8 years now: Organize my recipes. I'm proud to report that 1) I did make progress on that endeavor during 2010, and 2) I'm a winner. Brandie is what you call Wonderwoman. She bakes, cooks, appliques, quilts, sews, etc., etc. In fact, she does so much, I can't keep up with it all. One of her activities is sewing totes, which I believe she sells locally. So, she whipped up a few for her give-away, and I was one of the lucky ones. Here it it, isn't it beautiful?
In the spirit of give-aways, I'll be hosting one beginning tomorrow, Monday, January 17. Please be sure to check in and see what and how you can win!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's squirrels for the new year!

Yep, I'll admit it. I've become a bit of a squirrel and nut collector. It all started with my husband, who was joking with some guy friends and called them horn*y squirrels. Then the guys designed and ordered custom cycling jerseys that feature a squirrel. Since then it's been a bit of a competition to gather the most and biggest acorns. We have this cute little guy sitting outside our back sliding door.

Here's a picture of a nice iron grate I picked up somewhere. I really like it.
Here's a few pictures of the current acorn display. Can you guess which acorn my hubby contributed to the display? (Hint, see the bottom pic.)
So what does this have to do with quilting? Many of my fellow quilters know that I've always got an eye open for squirrel-related items. Carol G. sent me an email and directed me to this year's Bunny Hill Designs free BOM. Yep, you guessed it. A whole quilt of squirrels, and FREE!
Can I pass it up? NO WAY. In fact, I am planning on making two, one for hubby and one for his friend.
I may tweak a squirrel or two to make it more "man-friendly." Would any of you like to join me in making this darling quilt? Check out the link to Bunny Hill Designs for the details. In general, a new block is posted on the 5th of each month. That gives you a whole month to finish one (or in my case two) blocks. Easy peasy.