Friday, August 23, 2013

One MIllion

One million sure seems like a lot of anything.  But, in the grand scheme of things, it's not.  We can all make a difference in the lives of those around us by donating a fun, new pillowcase to those who's lives are difficult and uncertain.  Here's the pillowcase that I'm donating.

The monster pattern is from my book, Adorable Animal Applique.  You can download free patterns HERE
There's a lot of quilt shops that have pillowcase kits available, so you don't even have to think about putting fabrics together.  Or go through your stash to find that "pillowcase perfect piece".  I'm going to work on more this weekend.  Let's see what we can do to hit this goal.  
You can learn more about the One Million pillowcase challenge HERE.
Happy Sewing!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quiltmaker Giveaway

Quiltmaker magazine is doing a fun book giveaway, actually they're giving away multiple books.   
Don't miss out on these books
Here'e the link to enter.
You need to hurry the contest end tomorrow, Aug 23 at midnight.
One of the prizes, is the book
Springtime in the Rockies 
Since I'm in this book, I thought it would be fun to do a give away on this end as well.
Enter this contest by leaving one comment.
You must be a follower to win
This contest will end Aug 30, so this giveaway gives you a little more time.
Good luck and Happy Sewing!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Just delivered!!!

I  believe my UPS man thinks I'm a little crazy, OK maybe a whole lot crazy. 
I can hear his truck pull up to the curb and my door is open before he is even out of the trunk.   The anticipation gets to me and I'm just giddy with excitement to see what he has brought.  Whether it's batting, bags, thread, magazine or fabrics, it's like Christmas every time.  
Well, I was totally thrilled to get this box of fabrics. This is what showed up.
These wonderfully gorgeous, beautiful 
by Timeless Treasures
 Aren't they just yummy!!! I mean, look at those colors and prints!!!
And there's more!!   A rainbow of colors that are the Java Blenders...can't live without these.
It's a feast for your eyes!  These are going to be used in the books I'm working on and 
the Alaskan Cruise quilts.  
Sew, I better get back to work.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Sewing!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Two Contests, Two Winners

The winner for the first contest - National Book Lover's Day is
Kalynn&#39's creations
Kalynn wins a copy of my first book
Adorable Animal Applique

The winner of the second contest - the Quiltmaker Sept/Oct issue is 
Linda wins a copy of Quiltmaker Sept/Oct issue.

Thanks for all who stopped by and played.
Ladies, please email your shipping address so I can mail out your prizes!!

Everyone enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
Happy Sewing

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fabric Sale and Free Shipping

Free Shipping on my Etsy Shop until the end of the month!!!  
Use Coupon Code
Fabric bundles and kits on sale too!!
Don't miss out.  Limited quantities on kits and fabric bundles.
Once they're gone.....  they're GONE.
note: $9.00 minimum order required for free shipping.

Remember to comment on the Give Away post below
Have a great day!!
Happy Sewing

Monday, August 12, 2013

At it again

Quiltmaker Sept/Oct 2013 issue is here!! 
(Love these magazines.)
And we have another Skinnie to share with you.
Yes!  This Skinnie completes the set of 4 for the year.
Get your Christmas on and make this one so you are ready for the holidays.
Great gift idea by the way....just sayin' (grin)
If you have missed the other issues, here's a re-cap of the Skinnies that have 
been published this year in Quiltmaker 
My Wacky Flower Pots - March/April 2013
Beach Time - May/June 2013
 Whoooo's There? - July/Aug 2013
If you want to win a copy of the newest issue Sept/Oct leave me one
comment telling me which is your favorite of the 4.  
You must be a follower to win
This give away will go until Friday Aug 16.
Thanks for playing!!
Happy Sewing

Thursday, August 8, 2013

National Book Lover's Day!!!

Books. Books, Books, oh how I LOVE books
Since it's Book Lover's Day, (Yeah!!) I would like to share with you the book that really helped 
me when I first started quilting.
 TA-DA!  Yep, this is it,  The Complete Guide to Quilting
And I'm not kidding!
This one book told me just about everything I needed to know about quilting.
Look at all these sections.  You're bound to find what you are looking for here.
Cutting, Planning, Hand's all inside.
Plus all the charts that are available too.  Love those charts!
A few years back I saw an add in a quilting magazine 
for this book.  I thought it would be handy to have so I ordered it that day.
When it came in the mail, I was soo excited, I couldn't wait to dive in and learn.
  I read it cover to cover in just a couple of days.
A plethora of information!!
Funny thing is, my friends would call me and ask me questions,
 I would pull out my trusty book and viola!, the answers were always right there.  
Some other books I got early on in my quilting jounrey, were by 
Nancy Halverson.
They got me totally hooked on applique.
When I need a break I grab my Buggy Barn books 
and go crazy!.... boy those are addicting!!!!!
My very first book was published this April
How about since it's National Book Lover's Day, we have a give away!!!!
A book of course is the prize, Adorable Animal Applique!
To play, leave one comment telling us what your favorite book is.
It can be a quilting book or reading book, your choice.
You must be a follower to win.
The contest will go until Friday, Aug 16.
I'll start, one of my favorite book series is 
Harry Potter, got to love them!
Good luck to all.
Thanks for stopping by, Happy sewing.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Are you coming???

You won't want to miss this! 
 It's a "Block Party at Sea" with Quiltmaker
and we're going on a cruise to Alaska!  
Yes! A cruise to Alaska!!!!!! 
Can you believe it, I've been asked to be one of the teachers on the cruise, too
 Talk about excited, I've never been on a cruise before and I can't wait.
We are going to have such a great time!  
This is going to be AMAZING!  
Mark your calendars for June 7-14, 2014
Here's the link with all the info. Register now!!