Thursday, October 23, 2008

Another Giveway

I just found out about another giveaway. Zana offers, in her words "paint the portrait from a photograph supplied by the winner. The size of the portrait will be 9.5" x 11" and is painted using quality materials." The giveaway is a portrait of 1 child or infant.

Such a great giveaway!


Wendy is having a giveaway here for her 100th post.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Breast Cancer CQ blocks, Giveaway Goodies

The past 6 weeks or so, I have been working on 2
CQ blocks to go in a crazy quilt to benefit breast cancer that Leslie Ehrlich is putting together. The quilt is constructed of donated wedding dresses in white, ecru and cream. We were allowed to use light pink and gold. This is my first block. I am sending this off in the mail today.

This is my second block. I had a really tough time taking good pictures of this light block.

Yesterday's mail brought a little package from Barb of Happy Handwork. She had a giveaway recently. While I was not one of the winners of the giveaway, I was one of the lucky winners of the extra names she chose, and this is what I received yesterday. A cute fall card, some lovely note cards and chocolate! Thanks so much Barb!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Quilt Giveaway

There is a great quilt giveaway that ends today, 10/17/2008 here at Pigtails and Snails.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Another Giveway

There is another giveaway here at Ocean Wave Quilts.

Giveaway for Breast Cancer Awareness

There is a signed original art work that is matted and framed, giveaway here for breast cancer awareness. I am hoping I win this for my granddaughter. The drawing is November 1st.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Stitcher's Angel Pin Cushion, Early Christmas

This is my third gift I made for my Stitcher's Angel recipient. It looks like a Stitching Angel to me. I made it into a pincushion. It was actually an ornament kit from my local quilt shop I had not made up yet from a number of years ago. I sent my package with all 3 gifts off to my recipient last week.

I plan to make some ornaments for my daughters in the next month for Christmas with this pattern.

Several weeks ago, DH was browsing the flyer from Harbor Freight, and telling me what he was interested in buying, and items they had. He came home, and showed me all he had gotten. He mentioned something else he had thought about getting, but didn't want to spend the money.

I mentioned that if I had the money, I would have gotten the
tool chest, that is lined in felt, and had a number of drawers inside.

So last week, he went off to Harbor Freight again, and got
me the tool box, and told me it was my Christmas present but I could have it now.

Of course, last night I didn't fill it up with tools, but threads, ribbons, beads, etc!

I love it. Plus it has locks on it so I can lock it when the grandkids (especially the little guys) come over so they don't get tempted.

I got rid of 3 plastic containers last night as I was able to get the contents in this.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I have been busy with a lot of things. DH built a stool for Kyleigh, our granddaughter to climb into her new bed, which is rather tall. He built it, I stenciled it to coordinate with the new color of her walls.

I belong to a small list of quilting friends and we have been participating in something called Lotto.
We used to send around fabric, and have a drawing at the end of the month and someone won all the blocks for that month. Recently, we have been choosing a month, sending around fabric, and your block request, and the participants send you the blocks back you can then assemble into a quilt. September was DeeJae's month and she requested that we finish up these funky chicken blocks for her.

October is my month, and I am requesting participants make this sailboat block. I got the pattern from here, at Quilter's Cache. These are 12" blocks. There are 12 participants in the swap. I intend to make a quilt for our king-sized bed, so DH figured I needed 42 blocks. I plan to mix in some dark colored blue ships too, and I think it will be pretty scrappy.

I am going to use the rest of the fabric I have left over for the borders.

Thursday, October 02, 2008


There are a couple of giveaways I have come across this morning, here, at Quilter Going Bananas and here, at Tactile Pleasures in Fabric.


I am sending off Moira's block today. This is the round robin I am in with a small group of friends, Moira, Susan and Gail.

This is the section I embellished, around the kitten.

I had commented to Moira that some of the fabrics and laces looked familiar. She told me they were ones I had given her!

This is the whole block.

Today is Keaton (DGS#2) 2nd birthday. He loves choo-choos, so I used my embroidery machine to
embroider a choo-choo on a hooded T-shirt.

This is the bed DH (Papa) just finished building for DGS#1 Jaeger. It has 6 drawers underneath and a secret compartment for Jaeger to put the treasure box Papa also made. It is a captain's bed, originally a pirate captain's bed, but he said now he wants it to be his Star Wars bed.

We delivered this the other night and assembled it. Keaton thinks it is his bed!

John plans this furniture and builds it himself. Most of the furniture in our house are what he has constructed.

This is another view. John realized after putting it together
that the headboard could be a little taller, he was worried about the window. So when he builds Keaton's bed and delivers it, he is going to make another headboard that goes up to the window ledge and we will take this one off.

Kyleigh also recently got a new, much taller bed, so Papa built her a stool, and I am going to stencil that today. She has a new "grown up girl's bedroom that has recently been painted and very nice.