Monday, February 28, 2011

The Winners Are

I'm sorry I haven't posted the winners of the giveaway sooner. My computer was taken over by one of those programs pretending to be a Windows component. It took my husband a couple of days to clear it up because it was really embedded. Don't know what I would do without him.

Anyway, Congratulations to Candace she won the signed copy of the book and Regan won a set of my Quilt Bugs. If you two ladies will email me with your mailing address at I'll get your gifts in the mail to you.

Thank you to everyone else who entered and I hope you are the lucky ones the next time around.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

And We're Off

Good Morning to everyone. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. While I was reading my email this morning I came across something tiltled Quilt Fever. It is an animation of quilts set to music. Very entertaining and you can find it on the right side of my blog. Don't forget to have your sound on.

The give away has started and you have until midnight Friday the 25th to enter. I am looking forward to your quilting story.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Get Ready

Okay, I hope you are all ready to play give away with me. The give away will start at midnight tonight Friday the 18th, Mountain time and will run through Friday the 25th at midnight my time (Mountain). The rules are simple:

1. You must have a blog for your entry to count and post about my give away on your blog. All others are welcome to post, but no blog no entry, sorry.

2. Please tell me how long you have been quilting, why you got started and your favorite quilt pattern to make. Anything else you want to mention is fine also. Example: I have been quilting since 1989. In 1990 I got my first quilting machine because I really didn't like quilting on my sewing machine and I didn't like to tie my quilts. When I got the machine DH said, "It's to expensive ($3200.00) for you to have and maybe not use, so I went into to business just so I could have the machine. I discovered I really liked it and I am still in business today. My favorite quilt pattern is the Ohio Star. It's really hard to pick just one.

3. Last but not least have fun.

The first winner will get the signed copy of Bonnie Hunter's new book Scraps & Shirttails II. I'll have a couple of other things also and will post them over the weekend. Winners will be picked by a random number generator.

So if you don't have a blog and really want to be in the running for a chance you have time to get one set up. Like me you may find you enjoy it more than you thought you would.

I'll leave you with a picture of Squeak enjoying her new climbing, scratching stand. She loves to sit on it and watch the action or create her own.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Today in the mail I rec'd Bonnie Hunter's new book "Scraps & Shirttails II". I ordered two so there is one for me and one for a give-away. A Special Bonus it is signed by Bonnie. So stay tuned for details and dates. It will be sometime between now and the end of February have to give some thought to the details. I've had a quick peek and it is even better than the first one.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February Already?

You've probably wondered where I've been and what I've been up to if you haven't just given up on me. Well, I've been working on Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt that I started at Thanksgiving, writing the instructions to the block I am teaching at one of my quilting guilds this month, and cleaning and sorting paperwork trying to establish some order so taxes won't be such a chore this year. (Who am I kidding on that one).

The green and white block is a Disappearing Four Patch Block. I started with 4 6" squares sewn together and then I cut 1.5" from the center line top, bottom, left and right and turn the 4 center rectangles 90 degrees and sew it all back together. Easy and fast to do.

Monday when I was trying to sew Squeak was making all kinds of

noise unter the sewing table and when I stopped to take a look this is what I found. Squeak had thrown herself away. She is not helpful when it com
es to sewing so everything takes much longer to finish.

Last but not least Connecting Threads has a new feature called Kit Builder. You can build your own kit
and they will send you the kit you built. This one is for a baby quilt and is costing me just under $13.00 pluse the backing.