Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I am guest posting at 'Sew We Quilt' today...

....Madame Samm is featuring tutorials in February with the "Heart and Hands" theme.
The embroidery pattern is a free design from Bird Brain Designs.

Pot holder, tea towel, embroidered mug rug/ pot holder

Please visit Sew We Quilt and check out my tutorial...
...a valentine pot holder with hand pockets.
Leave a comment on Sew We Quilt and you could win...

...a fat quarter bundle of Amanda Murphy's Swiss Chocolate and Ambrosia fabric s
and her Caramel and Cocoa pattern.




       

Come back and leave me a comment on this posting
telling me something about yourself...something that just might surprise me... 
and you could win...
the tea towel, the 2 heart pot holders
and an ALWAYS & FOREVER Charm Pack by Deb Strain  


ALWAYS & FOREVER Charm Pack by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics 



Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop has lots of books, patterns, and fabric collections
for your quilting needs.
Cori stocks lots of patterns...
including patterns by Australian designers
Natalie Lymer and Lynette Anderson
with lots more patterns coming soon....
Cori has Natalie Lymer's first line of fabric 
'Woodland' by Lecien...it's adorable!

Two chances to win....good luck everyone!!
It is a short giveaway over at Sew We Quilt
 Mme. Samm will pick her winner tomorrow and 
I will pick my winner from this posting on Saturday Feb 18th.


COMMENTS CLOSED FOR GIVEAWAY


(Oops...that is the date I wrote on Sew We Quilt.)


Mme. Samm picked the winner from Sew We Quilt comments this morning...
CONGRATULATIONS DEB

hugs and happy stitching

66 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

My Mom got me addicted to genealogy. I keep trying to quit, but it just sucks me back in just like all my other addictions. Hmmmmm.....you don't think that could be a personality flaw do you??? LOL

Karen said...

These are gorgeous, Pauline. What a lovely idea for a pot holder and great use of the embroidery.
What can I tell you to surprise you? Oh, dear.
How about in keeping with colour theme, I used to be a redhead but over the years have faded to blonde. Or in the Valentine's theme, I was married at 19 and still am to the same man. :)
Congrats on your guest post, too!

Jen said...

Just might surprise you that...... hm.... I love to empty the dishwasher! (Wierd, huh?)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

It's difficult... I'm left handed but I write with both hands!!!

Sunnybec said...

Difficult to think what would surprise you. Like Karen I got married at 19 and we celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary in July this year. I also have two tattoos!!! You will have to guess where they are! Linda

kt said...

Great tutorial--thanks for sharing! Something that surprises most people is that I have driven and fired a tank.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Pauline,

Go happy to see your teddy bears were invited to join in the fun. (o:

Hugs,
Prudence

Lisa Marie said...

When I'm in the ocean, I have an irrational fear of creatures that might be swimming with me.

Nancy said...

Thanks for the Tut left on Madame Samm's Blog. I am New here to following your Blog. Something about me~ My daughter and her family have lived in China now for 5 years. I am making another trip over there in May for the Birth of our second Granddaughter. I am very Nervous about her having a Baby in China~

Have a Great Day!!

Huggs, Nancy

Emi said...

Thanks...Beautiful idea.

Un abrazo desde COSTA RICA.

PURA VIDA!

Pat said...

thanks for the tut! something surprising~I LOVE HOCKEY! well maybe not so surprising~after all, I was born and raised in the greater Detroit area! lol

tpott said...

Thank you for the great tut at Madame Samm's. The something unexpected about me, is that I've always wanted to drive an 18 wheeler (I'm only 4 9 1/2). I think my chances are slim. ;-> Toni Anne

Renea said...

Love that tea towel. Your stitching is beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway. Something about myself that you might not know. I am a mom to 4 children. A son and a set of triplets! Two boys and a girl. My husband always wanted 4 kids and I said I only wanted to be pregnant twice. I guess we both got what we wanted!! :)

Josie McRazie said...

I only began quilting last March! On Sept 11th of this year I will have been married half of my life (OK is now the time I have to admit my age... I will be 36, but I only admit to 26 3/4) I think in this day and age that is an accomplishment!!

Lesley said...

Your tutorial is wonderful and I have bookmarked it for when I get back to my sewing corner. You see, my surprise is that I live in Nova Scotia, but I am enjoying a vacation in sunny Florida this week. I went to a wonderful quilt shop in Clearwater yesterday and plan on traveling to another today. Who wants to go to a beach when you can go to a quilt shop? Thanks for sharing your great instructions!

pinsandneedles said...

My husband and I just celebrated our 31st year of marriage! Thanks for the tutorial. My husband says we need new potholders. These are nice because of the pockets.

Sharon said...

Hi Pauline thank you for sharing your pattern with us at Madame Samm's..I cannot wait to make them and I have a friend in mind. I love the fabric in the give-a-way please add me to your pot. Let's see something about myself would be that I have a rose tatoo...never said that one someone's blog before hmmmmmmm....have a great day.

Cathy said...

Wow two chances to win. Thanks

Your blog makes me want to retire tomorrow!!!


cathy

KaHolly said...

What a delightful blog. I'm glad you were featured on SewWeQuilt today!! Speaking of which, such a clever tutorial! I can so see these heart potholders made up in all kinds of fabrics.

Diane H said...

In my late late 40's I learned how to ride horses, Western style. Thanks for a chance - off to check out your tut!

robin said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Something unexpected... I can wiggle my ears.

KrisD said...

These are so cute! The first time my husband took me out target shooting (with a .22), I shot through a single string of an old softball that was tangled in a tree and dropped the ball down into a ravine. He was disappointed that I wouldn't listen to his advice...AND he didn't get a chance to show off for me.

Katherine said...

Love the heart potholders. Thank you for sharing the tutorial to make them!

It might surprise you that I can sing "Are You Sleeping?" in English, French and Afrikaans. ;o)

krisgray said...

Unlike a lot of quilters that I've shared musical stories with, I listen to the Rolling Stones when I quilt. Nothing gets the hands a movin' and the tension out of my shoulders like a little "Sa-tis-fac-tion."

Yvonne said...

What a nice potholders and thanks for all the inspiration and ofcourse the give-away.

Lisa Cox said...

Hmmm, something about me that may surprise you. I have about 50 bantam Silkie chicks in large plastic storage bins living in my master bedroom walk in closet.

Mama Spark said...

Hmmm something you don't know about me? I used to be a stripper in my past life!

Deb said...

I love the potholders! And I'd love to win the charm pack! Something about me? I love the smell of skunks, and this is their mating season when they're roadkill all over the place. No one in my family believes me...but it's true. I've always loved skunks! LOL!

Snoodles said...

Something that would surprise you....I am currently leading my fantasy basketball league! LOL Seriously, I am. :) Thanks for an awesome tut on Sew We Quilt, and thanks for the chance to win!

Richard Healey said...

Something that would surprise you. On our 3rd baby Jared My wife told me she would not have another baby unless I stayed home and took care of it. So I got a Job in St Louis (I live in Salt Lake City UT) that I could work from home and the deal I gave them for the cheaper rate I charged is that baby was first they were second. I also changed almost all the diapers (yes I'm a guy). http://jared.richardhealey.com look how well the baby fit between my key board and monitor. Oh I am a programmer by way. Oh ya one more tidbit Wife pregnant with a new baby 7 years later and my 16 year old son will have a baby sister. Don't remind me how old ill be when she graduates from high school ick.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

B. Poteraj said...

Something about myself--so far I've only made a pillow. I'd like to learn to sew, so I can make little quilts

Shebandowan said...

Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway. I have been married to the same wonderful man for 46 years.

Janet

Gill said...

Great potholders! Thank you
Something about me? Two of my toes are webbed - it freaks my children out!!

sharon g said...

About me: I do allllll different types of crafts. I sew, do paper crafts, am getting into mixed media, etc.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

That was a wonderful tutorial Pauline! I see some heart potholders in my future! :-)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Pauline, I just loved your tut at Sew We Quilt. Love the pot holders but your redwork always blows me away!

Connie said...

What a great tutorial and giveaway! Something about me.....I love internet games!

Deb said...

Love the potholders, last year I made a potholder for every holiday and sent them to my daughters.

thegoose said...

These potholders are charming. I can't wait to make a pair! Something about myself... I have three middle names. :)

milainoa said...

Muchas gracias por tutorial.es practico y muy bonito.
un abrazo...

Brenda said...

Love the pot holders, pinned the tutorial so I will remember to make them sometime in the future! I have bought from Cori a couple of times, just received an order last week, she is very quick at getting your order out. Something most people do not know is that I grew up in farm country Indiana and never learned to swim. Have lived in Michigan surrounded by water for over 30 years and have two daughters that swam on the high school swim team, still do not know how to swim. But the second thing is that I love the lakes and the ocean, love to sit on the beach, live for the days I can.

whistlebet57 said...

Thanks so much for the pattern. I love it. I am a grandmother of 3 mother of 2 and I love to create. Thanks again.

Marsha said...

These potholders are so cute! My list of things I want to make just keeps getting longer! ! ! Something about myself, OK, I spent 15 years volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America. That's 5 more than my son so far! He may get involved again when he has kids but so far I have him beat.

Marcia W. said...

Thank you for the "Hot" tutorial at sew we quilt today. The tea towel redwork is gorgeous. Please put my name in the hat for the drawing.

Sallie said...

Wonderful tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway! I forgot to tell you something about myself - I love cows (real ones!)

Christine M said...

Great tutorial Pauline. I've never made any pot holders before. Another project to add to my 'to do' list! Something to surprise you! Many years ago when I was young and stupid, I did a Bungy Jump!

soren2go said...

As a teenager, I always put in zippers for my mom and she always hemmed my creations. Now I never sew clothes and

soren2go said...

(the post went off without me....) I prefer to make quilts and crafts.

Michele said...

Thanks for offering another giveaway opportunity. Something about me? Well I have constantly cold feet from Oct through April and so I wear 2 pairs of socks and have my feet in slippers while home every day.

Lana said...

Just beautiful...your work is fantastic! I hope you had a great Valentine day!

Jeanne said...

I enjoy making potholders. They can be little quilts.

Ruth B said...

I love this project and I think I have all the supplies I need to make it! I desperately need new potholders.

Marilee said...

Great picture detail on making these potholders. I love your emboidery,

Janet said...

The first thing I ever sewed was a pot holder. I was four years old.

hueisei said...

Greeting from Malaysia! I'm the only one in my family loves sewing and quilting. I self learn from inspritation blogs and YouTube.

Nancy B said...

I hopped over here from Sew We Quilt and really appreciate your tutorial. Something about me? I played first chair clarinet in my high school band.

Reba said...

I have just made 2 heart potholders for friends. Then I thought how awesome it would be to make them with pockets. Thanks so much for the tutorial the timing is perfect!! Reba

LeAnne said...

Thanks for the tute. I've always wanted to make these potholders. I'm a triplet. I sew quilts, one sister sews garments, one sister doesn't know how to operate a sewing machine.

Janey said...

So excited to do these pot holders for gifts. I'm just getting my sewing room organized after a big move from Hawaii to Washington. Mahalo.

Perry said...

Terrific tutorial! Looks so easy and is so cute! Would love to win your fabric! I could "heart" my neighborhood! Thanks for the chance!

Beach Angel said...

I love the potholder. So adorable!! I plan to make some of these as soon as I get the insulibrite. I think I just butchered that word. LOL

Helen said...

I love these potholders. I need some new ones as my current double potholder is looking pretty had-it these days. Thanks for the tutorial.

Cecilia said...

Great potholders! I will have to make some of these for my girls. Hereis something about me - I like to fly with my husband while he does.aerobatics. Truth be told though I only like loops and rolls. :-)

Anonymous said...

The potholders would make great gifts. After many years of sewing & quilting, I don't think I've ever made a potholder!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy making cute little items for my sister as she doesn't sew and loves everything I make. These pot holders are just perfect! And I am sure I can find time in my busy life to make a couple for her birthday in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the project. Linda in Central VA

Anonymous said...

Such cute items-the potholders are so neat!
About me: Love digging in the dirt in my garden!!!
Thanks so for sharing!
GFC is all wacko! always follow you thru them! for now I'll just use yahoo.

msstitcher12@yahoo.com

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