Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winners, winners

Thank you, thank you for all your kind comments.
You make my heart sing!!

The winner from the comments on Sew We Quilt is


soren2go said... 

Wonky blocks! Sew easy, Sew fun, Sew fast!.

...and the winner from the comments at Quiltnqueen is

KOcanQuilt said... 116

New follower, and I live in Lino Lakes, MN. I started on the quilting journey a few months ago and love Sherbet Pips. Thank you for the chance to win!

I have emailed both winners and they are 'happy bloggers'....(o:


Friday, November 25, 2011

Blocks for Jeaneane....

This past summer a tornado hit Joplin MO with a vengeance. 
I read a posting at Bunny Hill Designs 
where Anne Sutton asked
fellow quilters if they would help make blocks for Jeaneane. 
I could not imagine if this had happened to me. 
I knew I was going to help in some way
but it was a very busy time for me so...
...I sent a small package to Anne for Jeaneane...
no blocks but a charm pack of Kansas Troubles... Jeaneane could start to build a new fabric stash. 
This past Sunday I spent the day with my friend Christa...
...we were going to have a sew day....something we haven't done in a long time.
she brought lots she could have worked on,
but instead we made blocks and more blocks
...blocks for Jeaneane.
We shopped in the morning,
 came home for lunch
 and sewed on blocks all afternoon,
had dinner and Christa left about 8 o’clock
....she said she had a ‘great day’ when she left.
  I had a great day too.  She is a great friend.
This is what we made on Sunday.
8.5" unfinished block x 10

Monday night Christa came over again, I ordered pizza and
we made 4 more blocks and made plans to make more...

here are the 4 blocks we made on Monday
More blocks for Jeaneane

and we are not done yet!!!
Anne Sutton is having a giveaway on her blog for anyone
who sends her blocks for Jeaneane.
You can read about it HERE.
Send the blocks to Anne so she receives them before December 10.
Anne says it will be a great prize.....(o:

If you would like a chance to win a Moda Sherbet Pips Jelly Roll by Aneela Hoey
be a follower of my blog....and  
leave one comment on my block tutorial posting on Sew We Quilt
and one comment telling me where you live and
if you are a new follower or you have been following me for awhile
on my previous post....
and you will have 2 chances to win...
drawing will be MADE Tuesday November 29th...

happy stitching everyone

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Guest posting and a giveaway... I'm guest posting at.....

It's a block party!!  Come on over!!
Everyone is invited!!
It's an easy block to make with lots of possibilities!
I hope you like it....
You can find my tutorial at Sew We Quilt.
Wonky Log Cabin Pillow

...and now for the giveaway...
1 winner will be chosen from the comments at Sew we Quilt
and 1 winner from the comments from this posting....
(if you comment on both blogs you get 2 chances to win....)

each winner will received a Moda Sherbet Pips Jelly Roll

Sherbet Pips Wonky Log Cabin

Simple rules.... a follower of my blog
....just please tell me if you are a new follower
or if you have been following me for awhile.
....and tell me where you live....
I'm always curious where my followers live!

If your comment is a 'no reply' I will have to pick another number!!! )o:

Giveaway is open to international followers!
 thank you
to all my followers and Mme Samm for helping me reach 400+
I will picked the winners on Tuesday November 29th.

Thanks for Good Luck!!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday night sew in.....

.....with Heidi and Bobbi.

Yes I participated...
I was working on a tutorial.
I'm guest blogging on Wednesday
over at Sew We Quilt at Stash Manicure.
I was beginning to stress but now feeling pretty good
about the whole tutorial.
I'll be ready......I've no peeks....
just a hint....
I was working with Heather Ross's Mendocino fabric line
and it will go in my DGD's bedroom....

Leahs HR Mendocino Quilts

See you Wednesday with a giveaway!!

happy stitching

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A package from Australia.....

A few months ago.....Vicki at the Pickledish Patch
was looking for some 'Swell' by Urban Chicks
and in my stash I found some yardage. 
I also had some 'Sweet' by Urban Chicks
and they work well together.
Vicki and I did a swap and I just luv my goodies. 

Swap from Vickie

Don't you just luv 'Monday is Washing Day'....
the cutest clothes pin bag I've every seen
....for sure I'll be making a few of these....

and the 'Quilters Cottage' pattern....luv it
it has a wash line too!

I luv to hang my clothes outside on a washline
but am sad to say the subdivision I live in
does not allow infuriates me when I pay the property taxes
and the home owners association tells me
 what I can and can't do on my property.
'just found out we have to get permission from them to put a new roof on our house'

'''this is not right'''

I've always been a quiet one but this 'quiet little old' one
just might have to make an appearance
at the monthly meetings....what do you think??????

Willow Valley patterns

Thank you Vicki....luv all the patterns and the
cute 'fairy' scissors.....

...coming 400th follower giveaway...

happy hugs

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A bad start to the day and a thank you.....edited

...last week before we changed our clock back and gained that hour
that I never seem to get....
DH was driving into work...and it's blacker than the ace of spades
the car is not sounding like it should...and he suspects a flat tire!!
oops! (not his words I'm sure) is...
he pulls into a parking lot with flood lights and he changes the tire suit and tie and his AAA card in his wallet...
he arrives at work....leaving the hub cap in the parking lot.
On his way home....blacker than the ace of spades again
he stops at the lighted parking lot.....NO hub cap to be found....
The next day I take his car into Belle Tire....
(they had installed the tires exactly 2 years ago)
I waited for nearly 2 hours.....thank goodness I took my stitching.
...finally they call my name.......and this is what they took out of his tire
it is 5" long
flat tire culprit

the good news
the tire was under warranty so NO CHARGE!!


and now a BIG 'THANK YOU' to Cori....
for donating the Minick and Simpson paisley fabric to make the pillow cases for
John'aLee's project 'Her Lost Soldier Boy'.
Pillow cases for Johna'lee
If you have never visited her online quilt shop
 please stop in....Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop
you won't be disappointed!!
...she offers great 'everyday low prices' on all her fabrics, patterns and books,
(she even has some Lynette Anderson patterns and buttons in stock now)
...she refunds you the difference if she can ship for a lower price
...USA orders over $100.00 ship free

...she offers a weekly special on Fridays that runs till Wednesday midnight

This week it is an additional 20% off 
all Moda LITTLE APPLES Fabric by Aneela Hoey
combine that with Cori's everyday low price and you can
get a jelly roll or a layer cake for only $25.59
and a charm pack for only $7.49
Find the promo code in her newsletter and on her blog
enter the code at checkout to get the additional 20%. 
ends November 16 at midnight 

....she has a sale section and best of all
....she offers fast and fabulous customer service!!!

...thank you for stopping here for a visit
I appreciate the time you spend reading and commenting makes me smile...(o:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Her Lost Soldier Boy's Quilt Project.....

...some finishes sent to John'aLee,
she is working on a very special project...
(if you haven't read her story click on her name)

6....8.5 inch blocks
using Minick and Simpson fabrics
8.5 unfinished blocks
.....and a 12.5 inch block
Fat Quarter Star Quilt Along
and 7 pillowcases....1 more than the picture shows for the soldier that fought beside Chris.
Pillow cases for Johna'lee
It has been over 2 months since John'aLee's family suffered the tragedy
that changed their lives forever.
As life goes on...and time passes
they will cherish their memories of Chris forever
and some day their hearts will sing again!

hugs and prayers

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Ghastlie project....

......I forgot to include in my 'parade of projects'. 
 The antique silk spool came from Bird Brain Designs. 
(just noticed they are out of stock, hopefully they will get them back in soon) 
It makes a perfect holder for my embroidery scissors....
I wrapped batting around the spool
then covered it with a scrap of Ghastlie fabric to make a pin cushion.... sits on the couch beside more
hunting for my scissors!!
Vintage spool pin cushion

happy hugs

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ghastlie Winners

Saturday was the day to announce my winners for my Ghastlie giveaway
usually you can call me 'last minute Lucy'
today you can call me 'late again Lucy'
I really did pick them Saturday but I've been
desperately trying to figure out how to copy the box to my blog.
It's not the official looking box but I did manage this....
so without waiting any longer, the winners are.......
I had 138 comments.....

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Karen said... 9

Have you had any sleep this month? I cannot believe how much you have done!!! All your projects are amazing. And you have used the fabrics in so many different ways. Now I finally know what you have done with the little table from the thrift shop. Love it!!  Have a wonderful Halloween. We have had quite a few knocks at the door tonight - it's getting late so nearly over for the children. Did you end up with snow?

and the second number drawn is.....

True Random Number Generator 137 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

John'aLee said... 137

Oh my word! You have been busy. LOVE all of the projects. Isn't Madam just the greatest? She sure loves us all!

an email has been sent to Karen and to John'alee...(o:

Thank you...everyone...for leaving me such kind comments. 
I do appreciate them!!!!

I enjoyed participating in this years Ghastlie blog hop
Thank you Mme Samm Ghastlie...sEw looking forward to next year!

happy hugs

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ghastlie Blog Hop.....Day 10 .....

Ghastlie Blog Hop

is coming to an end......on November 4th

when the last of the Ghastlie sistaahs will share their projects.
yes, yes, yes Mme Samm Ghastlie is appearing also
...I just know it is going to be an AWE.....SOME......parade of projects!!!

Day 10 Schedule 

Mrs. Nan Ghastlie
Mrs. Gmama Jane Ghastlie
Mrs. Joan Ghastlie
Mrs. Nancy Ghastlie
Ms. Susan Ghastlie
Madame Ghastlie
Please visit all of the guest bloggers for today
and leave a comment on each of their blogs
and you could be the lucky winner of
a Velocity 50 Iron from Reliable...
 this lovely package of Ghastlies fabric
sponsored by Jodi from Forth Worth Fabric Studio

My Ghastlie giveaway CLOSED at 10:00 p.m. Friday November 4 lucky follower will get the Ghastlie tea cozy
....and another lucky follower will win the dish soap apron and the tea towel.
I want to thank everyone who left me such kind comments
during the Ghastlie Blog Hop , THANK you, Thank YOU!!!
I have read all your comments and you make my heart sing....
I'm still working on replys.....and planning another giveaway
to thank you all for helping me reach 401 followers....
....I can't believe it....over 400!!
I was thinking of cutting a kit for a Ghastlie table runner similar to this...
table runner 1

and some close up views of the blocks

table runner block 2table runner block 1

table runner block 3      table runner block 4

table runner block 5

Halloween or Christmas Giveaway???

I will be posting the giveaway early next week....see you then!!
Hope you enjoyed the Ghastlie Blog Hop....(o:

happy hugs

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ghastlie Grand Prize Winner for Day 6......

.....drum roll please
is Mrs. Pickles Ghastlie who commented  'right here on my blog'.

When i saw your first pic i think i yelled wow and then clicked Great projects just! I like the little soap aprons best. I have never made anything from a blog tut before, but you sure make me want to try a few!

sponsored by
Coeur d'Alene Gifts
also know as Mrs. Nancy Ghastlie
BIG THANK YOU to my sistah!!
and to Mme Samm Ghastlie
for organizing yet another great 'quilting campaign'!

Please visit my Ghastlie Sistahs
for DAY 7 of the Ghastlie Blog Hop

Mrs. Elaine Ghastlie
Mrs. Gramma Sheri Ghastlie
Ms. Suz Ghastlie
leave each of them a comment
(before 10:00 p.m. today)
and you will have a chance to win

these wonderful Auriful Threads
from IHAN...
Kelly at I Have A Notion
is sending this collection
of some pretty colorful threads

to 1 lucky winner
and it could be you!!!

happy haunting hugs