Saturday, September 29, 2012

Springtime in the Rockies goes to

Quilt N Queen, Pauline!!!!
Thanks to all who commented.  I love reading what everyone does in the Spring.  Now,  I want to go out and plant flowers and watch the earth turn green again...but I guess I have to wait. 
Thanks for playing.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy sewing!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blue Nickle Studios Blog Hop

I'm spreading the word.  Scott Hansen of Blue Nickle Studios if doing a blog hop quilt along.  Here's the blog address.  It sure looks like a lot of fun.  There's a list of all the participating bloggers who will show some great blocks.  Join the  Hop and enjoy!
Remember to comment on the "Springtime in the Rockies" post, you could win a book.  Contest closes Saturday.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Book Give Away

Thanks for stopping by to see more of
"Springtime in the Rockies". 
 The more I look at all the projects, the more I want to do.  If you have visited all the blogs so far, you have seen some of the great quilts included in this fun book. 
Here's my contribution

Mini Chick Pillows, 6" square.  
I love applique!!!  These little guys are very versatile too.  You can add them to a tote bag, a kitchen towel,  a child's shirt, or use them in a quilt, whatever you can come up with.
I'm very glad that I can be part of this book and be included with such talented gals!!! 
Now, I have this book I want to give away to one of you.
 All you need to do is leave a comment about what you like to do best in the Springtime.
Me, I love to plant tons of flowers
The give away will go until Saturday, Sept 29.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Let the Tour begin

Today starts our "Springtime in the Rockies" tour.  
 I'm sooooo excited!!!  If you remember, this book was recently released and it's now time to formally tell you about it.  Here it is.
    Your first stop will be "Home of Kansas City Star", this is were the tour begins.  There's  17 of us involved in the tour, so that means you will have 17 chances to win one of these awesome books.  Each day you go to one or two different blogs to read about this great book, and to enter to win.    I will keep you posted.  Here's the list of all the blogs. 

Sept 19 - Kansas City Star
Sept 20 - Amy Smart  - Diary of a Quilter 
Sherri McConnell
Sept 21 - April Mazzoleni
Sept 22 - Becky Morganson

Sept 24 - Karlene Riggs
Sept 25 - Margie Ullery
Sept 27 - Konda Luckau
Don't miss out on this great event!!!  Make sure you stop here on the 25th to enter my give away as well.  Happy sewing!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall colors

Fall has defiantly come.  We took a weekend trip to my uncles' cabin in Idaho
 and this was the sight that greeted us.
The trees were just gorgeous.  I love to see the changing of the seasons, I think fall is one of my favorites.  It was great to have a break for the everyday bustle of life. At the cabin we always have tons of food, lots of laughs and very little sleep.  So it was great!!   I still did some work while we were there and learned how to crochet a doubled potholder.  Now it's back to work.  Happy sewing!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Button, Button, who has buttons

I do and I LOVE them.  Awhile back, like last year, I posted a fabric circle Christmas tree that had a bunch of buttons on it.  Well, this year I did a pumpkin.
Isn't it just too cute?  First of all I absolutely love, love, love pumpkins.  So naturally I thought, if I can do a tree why not a pumpkin.  My very talented husband made the great frame and I used my fun scraps from Skinnies projects for the circles.  I use Hill Creek Design buttons, which are just fabulous!  I enjoy using them any way I can.  If you haven't tried them you should. 

Now what shape should I do next????  Shamrock for St' Patricks Day would be kind of fun.......

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Today's winner is...

- Phyllis-
Yes, you won the "Hall of Fame" fat quarter bundle
Congratulations!!!  Thanks to all who played!
You're all good sports and I always love to read your comments.
Happy sewing!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Something fun

Once in awhile, you just have to do something fun.   You know, to relieve some of the stresses in life.  So that's what I did.  I did a "me" project.
 Here it is.  The fabric is a Riley Blake pirate line and the pattern is "Twist and Turn".    It's a fast quilt to make and I loved the fabrics.   This was a perfect project since it didn't take too much time.   I actually gave this away to a great friend as a gift.  Now back to work.
Remember:  Enter to win the fat quarter bundle on Monday Sept 3 post.  The contest goes until Saturday, Sept 8.
Happy sewing!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Hall of Fame give away

Yes!!! This weeks give away is huge bundle of
"Hall of Fame"
30 Fat Quarters to be exact
Pretty cool huh?  Who wants to score this bundle of great colorful fabrics? 
Here's the pitch about this weeks give away?  In order to win you need to be a sport and play.  
1. Your goal is to leave a comment about your favorite sport to watch or play.
2.  Be a team player (follower of my blog)  if not, join the team (become a follower)
you have to be a follower to win
3.  Cross your fingers and hope you score the prize.
The "game" goes until Saturday, Sept 8.  when a  random winner will be chosen.
My favorite sports to play are basketball and volleyball, but I love to watch then and football too.
Now your turn.  Game On!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Contest Winner is

Gene has won the Aurifil Thread packs.  Congrats!!!
Oh my gosh, it was so fun reading about all of your upcoming projects.  I was inspired to make my own list of projects to get done, OK rather add to the list I already have. 
I liked the comment about having to clean their sewing room first in order to start a
project only to mess it up again.  That was great!  I definitely do that too. 
Thanks to all of you who stopped by and shared.  
There will be another give away starting Monday. 
Keep sewing and have a great weekend!!!