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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Charming Chatter giveaway!

There is a great giveaway going on here................go check it out!

I spent sometime looking at the site and here are my favorites:

I love the Hushabye Quilt Kit, the FQ Bundle of Boutique by Chez Moi, the Charm Pack, Jelly Roll and Layer Cake of Boutique!  Guess you can say I REALLY like Boutique!!!  I also would love to make the Stella Blue Quilt Kit by Minnick and Simpson.  I love patriotic looking quilts!

My best Christmas memory besides always celebrating Jesus' birth, was 2 years ago when all 6 of our children and our 4 grands and 1 SIL were here with us for 5 days.  We all had a great time together and no one got out of sorts or had a fuss.  Now that is saying something!  There were 14 of us  and it was all cool!
Since we all live in different states, this was quite an achievement.  Have no idea if that will ever happen again.

Now go on over and check out the giveaway!
Merry Christmas to all,

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Very nice giveaway!!!

There is a very nice giveaway at Izzy & Ivy designs.  Here is their blog..............go on over an sign up for your chance to win!

I have been sick most of the week, although I did have to go to work.  Now hubby has the same crud.  Hope he doesn't give it back to me, since I have so much to do to get ready for Christmas.

Keep well everyone!


Friday, December 11, 2009

A giveaway at the Green Fairy Site!

Judi at Green Fairy is giving away 2 new patterns and Retro Betty fabric.  She is also having a pattern sale until Tuesday!

I have been feeling under the weather, although I did go to work everyday.  Resting alot when I come home and ready to be feeling chipper again!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Another giveaway......................................
Here is another giveaway from Sew Mama Sew.


Giveaway! Tis the Season!!!!!!

 Sew Mama Sew is having giveaways from several different sites.  Here is one to check out! /


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gypsy giveaway!

Here is a site that is giving away a Gypsy that works with a Cricut die cutting machine! 

Just got home today from our Thanksgiving trip to visit our son and his family!  Had a great time and will play catch up this week!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Go here for a great giveaway.....................

I am working on sewing together my hexagons for a doll quilt!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another fabulous giveaway!

Oh my! Would I ever like to win this would look so very nice in our living room.
Go here and sign up!

Sorry, I don't know why it didn't highlight this time.

I have been busy making flower clips for my little granddaughters. I sure hope they like them and they are fun to make.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Great Giveaway............

Here is a great giveaway I found today! Go over and sign up. The drawing is November 11th!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Another giveaway

Here is another giveaway that you can sign up for a cancer survivor to win!
Should I win, the bag will be sent to my cousin who is a breast cancer survivor. She always has a positive attitude and was my favorite cousin while growing up. We don't live in the same area anymore, but we keep in touch and always have memories to chat about!
No sewing today....... :-(

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Sheri Howard is having a give away to celebrate her 100th blog post. Go over for an opportunity to win her book! .

I am working on a 2" hexagon doll quilt that is challenging people to make with a charm pack. Go there too to see the details.

Going back to work!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Charm Pack Giveaway

I am such a bad blogger, but not much to report. But here is a Charm Pack giveaway, to go over and sign up!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another great giveaway!

Lila Tueller is having a giveaway with her new fabric line, "Eden". It is gorgeous so go over and sign up for her drawing.
I am working on my scrappy nine-patch and it is coming together nicely. Maybe a pic soon to show you!

Monday, September 21, 2009

New giveaway!

This site has a great giveaway and she has 2 new patterns.
I am working on a 9-patch scrap quilt. I have taken a sewing machine to work so I can get some sewing done! Glad I have a job where I can do this.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Banner giveaways!

Go on over to this site: . She is giving away 2 different banners that are really cute!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Picture of thrift find and camp in NJ

Here is my great find at the thrift store last week. I have never seen anything like this there before and I go quite often. It also had a Punchneedle book with it, can't remember the author, and all for $10.00!

Here is a pic of our friends from MN with their 2 teen girls, our 2 grandsons and my DH and me!
We had such a great week together!
All for now folks,

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A gorgeous quilt is being given away!

Here is a gorgeous quilt that is being given away! I would love to win this one!
I have been working on more crocheted-beaded socks. They are kind of addictive! Hope she likes my choices!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Great giveaway!

Here is a great giveaway with a new pro9duct and 9 fat quarters.
Check it out!

Was bored silly at work today, so came home at lunch and got some socks and beads to crochet for one of my DGD's. They are really simple to make and can use so many different colored beads to go with her outfits. I finished one sock and will do the other one tomorrow if there is no work to do.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Heather Mulder is having a great giveaway. Go over and check it out. She is even giving away a quilt!

We are going to a church dinner tonight. Have to finish getting my food ready. Happy Saturday!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Here is a giveaway for civil war fabric!

Go over and check it out!

So glad it is Friday..........sleeping in tomorrow and maybe spend some time in my sewing room! Yeah!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm back and giveaway!

Here's a great giveaway, a layer cake in honor of her son, Jonah's 1st birthday! Happy Birthday, Jonah!!!

We returned Sunday from our trip and took our 2 grandsons to the airport Monday afternoon. We spent 11 days with them and enjoyed them so much. Maybe will be able to post a pic about them soon.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Gone for awhile!

We will be gone for to you when I get back after Aug. 16th. Have at least one quilt shop I want to check out!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Go to this site and win a $50.00 gift certificate to Bunny Hill. How cool is that?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Purse Pattern giveaway!

I don't have any stitching to report on, but here is a giveaway for a purse pattern. The drawing is Aug. 3, so hurry over to sign up!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Jewelry giveaway!

Here's a chance to win a $200.00 gift certificate for a jewelry giveaway. Now what girl wouldn't want some new stuff to wear? Go over and sign up!
All for now!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Here's a new giveaway at Rachel Griffith's site: . It is a $50.00 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. Now who wouldn't want to win that?
No quilting going on here. Working on getting the guest room set up for when my 2 grandsons will be here! Not that they care what it looks like, but I want to get it done. One more thing I can mark off of my list!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Finally..........a pic of a finished project!

I have finished my batik cobblestone and it is hanging in the living room. Here is a pic for anyone who wants to see. It's not the best pic, but you will get the idea! Two quilty friends, Marilyn and Karen, shared their batik scraps with me and this is what I came up with. It is so colorful and happy! So glad to have a finished project done, except for the label, but I will get it ready to stitch on. Just couldn't wait to hang it up!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Another giveaway

There is another new giveaway here: for this cute little bag. Go on over and sign up!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Knoxville Show and giveaway!

The Knoxville show was very nice. I was there for 5 hours checking out the vendors and looking at the quilts. I am exhausted and my feet are killing me, but it was a great show and I am so glad I was able to go.
Check out the new pincushion pattern over at Moda Bake Shop by Julie. They are large pincushions and are really cool. I love pincushions so this pattern is a must to try. Here is the site:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

AQS --- Knoxville

Tomorrow begins the AQS quilt show in Knoxville. I don't live far, and I have been looking forward to going since I found it that it would be in Knoxville instead of Nashville.
I love looking at all the quilts and enjoy visiting the vendors to see all the new things that are out!
Anyone else I know that is going?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Siggy Swap with Civil War fabrics!

I just signed up for a siggy swap with Civil War fabrics. It isn't due until Nov. 30, 2009, so there is plenty of time to get the squares made. Go over to: and sign up if you are interested.
Still working on the binding for the batik quilt but no stitching done today. Maybe tomorrow.................................

Monday, July 13, 2009

Another Giveaway.......hurry!

There is another giveaway going on here: The giveaway will close on Thursday, so go on over and sign up.
No stitching today, but I worked on the binding and used about 120" of thread last night! Every little bit counts, so it will be done soon.
Here's a giveaway for a cute little change purse. Go on over to : .

I finished binding a table topper last night. Tonight I have worked on binding a batik quilt that I started over 5 yrs. ago and had quilted this year. It is so good to be getting some finished projects.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

There is a great $1000.00 giveaway for those who have die cutting machines at this site: .
No sewing today........................:-( maybe tomorrow!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Quilt Soup kit giveaway!

I can't believe how many giveaways are going on at the moment. Here is another one for a Quilt Soup giveaway. It is very sweet. When you sign up tell her Libertythreads sent you!

Quilt Soup kit giveaway!

Oh my word! Another great giveaway. She and her DH are going to Romania and taking quilts for homeless people and you can donate too! Also, she is having a silent auction on a great quilt that she has made and the proceeds will go to buy food for Romanians while they are in Romania.

Giveaway from I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts!

Here is another great giveaway! Pictured is one of the gifts he is giving away to celebrate his birthday! is having a Birthday Giveaway with several prizes:
Enter until July 17th
PRIZE #1: A set of six (6) patriotic theme fat quarter
PRIZE #2: A set of five (5) reproduction 30's prints fat quarters.
PRIZE #3: A fabric charm pack from Moda's Folklorique line. 40 five inch squares.
PRIZE #4: A gathering of prim items from his shop including, a 30's print hot mat, a scented grubby candle, a package of apple pie simmering blends, and anything else he feels like adding from the shelf. No peeks!

I sewed on 2 bindings today so I have some handwork to do in spare moments! Yeah, productivity is good.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Another Giveaway

Wow, 2 posts in one day!

There's another giveaway going on over at .

I sure enjoy signing up for all the giveaways and looking at the blogs and seeing so much inspiration.


Go over to for a great Christmas in July giveaway!

Not having such a great week. Had some flooding in the basement last night. DH is out of town, of course, and I strained my back while using the wet vacuum. I was able to spend a little time in the sewing room and quilted a Christmas table topper that I started last August!!!!! I have several more small items to quilt and bind. Would really like to get these done soon. Christmas is less than 6 mo. away! Yikes!


Monday, June 29, 2009

Hi Bloggers,

There are so many giveaways going on in blogland! Go over to and sign up for her purse giveaway!


Thursday, June 25, 2009


There is a great giveaway at . Go over and check it out!

We were able to go to OH last week and my DH did some electrical work for my sister's new 3 season porch. It is so nice and we enjoyed eating our meals there! We were able to get a bit of shopping in, but no time for working on projects.

Hope you are enjoying the warm summer weather!


Monday, June 1, 2009

Great giveaway

Vickie E., over at is having a great giveaway so go on over and sign up!
My 2 grand-daughters are here for the week from IL and we are having such a good time together. They are 5 & 8 and love to craft, dressup, play their game boys and even enjoy looking and catching bugs! We went to the library, Hobby Lobby, Taco Bell, and Walmart today. And I even had to work for a few hours.
I was able to make them matching pillowcases Sunday night and have another set to make for them too! Just love making those pillowcases and using fun fabrics.
Off to bed...................not as young as I used to be!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Go over to SIMPLIFY, for a great giveaway!

I must be one of the worst bloggers ever! It is still all new to me and I have been away to visit my DD's and 3 beautiful grandchildren in FL. Will be going home tomorrow and then have our other 2 grands for a week at our home. Just love being with the grands and giving them lots of love and hugs.

Will try to put some pics up soon...............this is all new to me and I am just not too good at it yet.

Have been enjoying all the pics posted from Quilt Market. It would be so awesome to attend sometime.

Happy quilting to all.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

No quilting going on this week, but here's another giveaway!
Dawn Heese over at is giving away her new book. You have until noon, CST, May 4th to sign up.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Great Giveaway, but hurry!

There is a great giveaway at this site: . Hurry though, April 30th is the deadline!
I would so love to win one of her floorcloths!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I have been tagged!

I have been tagged by Vickie E to list 6 or 7 random things about me! Here goes..............

1. I got my first sewing machine, a Ward's Signature, in 1967. My mother is a very good seamstress, but instead of teaching me, she would just take my mistake and fix it. So I taught myself to sew and love it!

2. I bought my second sewing machine in 1975, a Bernina 830. That was like sewing on a Cadillac instead of a Volkswagen!

3. I have lived in IN, MI, CO, FL, IA, MN, OH and TN.

4. We have moved about 25 times in 42 1/2 yrs of marriage. I have lost count.

5. I have a sewing studio and storage space that I love. I am blessed!

6. I am a middle child, an older brother and a younger sister.

7. Quilting and my other hobbies are my therapy!

Off to eat a late supper.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Not much going on..............

Not much going on this week, just catching up on rest after my quilt retreat and going to work. I am so looking forward to being in my sewing room this weekend.

Go over to where she talks about Paying it Forward. Leave a comment and post to your blog and she will enter you for a chance to win her book!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bad, bad blogger............

I am such a bad blogger............I just need to learn more about how to post pics, etc. Anyway, I was at a quilting retreat for 4 days this past weekend and it was just a great time. We did some shopping at Loose Threads in Harriman TN. It is a great shop and the owners are friendly and helpful. One of our ladies on the retreat even purchased a Janome Platinum and is very happy with her purchase. Then we also helped the economy at Little Blessings quilt shop in Crossville TN. If you are ever close to these shops, be sure to stop in.
Two of the ladies were more productive than me, but I completed a windmill quilt top, minus the borders. It took me awhile because of the mistakes I made and had to fix. Also made 120 1/2 sq. triangles for another quilt. Nothing better than spending time with quilt friends and being productive.
Please go on over to and sign up for her Moda scrapbag giveaway! She is one of the designers for the Moda Bakeshop and a good friend of mine. When you enter her giveaway, tell her I sent you.
OK, back to the grind at work! Happy quilting to all.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter..................He is risen!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

News Flash

Head on over to and sign up for her giveaway!
This has been a no sew day. Hoping for some sew time tomorrow. Really wanting to get this little quilt together from the scraps that were being thrown away. If you have scraps to give away, I'll take 'em!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Working on tiny blocks!

At a quilting retreat last summer, a lady was making a quilt with the Spring Meadow line from Moda. She was throwing away all the little triangles she was trimming from her blocks! Yikes, I asked if I could have the ones in her trash can and she said yes. Then she started saving all of them for me. Anyway, last month I sewed all the little triangles, a print triangle with a white triangle. Yesterday I began pressing them and squaring the little block. It measures 1 3/4" per little square. I know.........I am crazy, but I just had to do something with these little things. Today I have been sewing 4 blocks together to make pinwheels that will be a 3" square. I will have 30 of these 3" squares. I think I will put strips around each block and then put them together. It will be the size of a doll quilt and just right for a small spring wallhanging. Will post a pic when the quilt is all together. Not saying when that will be!!!
Get right over to and sign up for her new giveaway! She is giving away an awesome tablerunner and some other goodies. Tell her I sent ya!
Back to stitching a few more squares before I turn in for the night.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Postcard Holder

Finally, I have a photo to share. This is a postcard holder that my sister made and gave to me several years ago. The postcards are vintage with postmarks from 1903 and 1908. The third card doesn't have a postmark. The cards are from my Grandfather's sister. Seems that back in the day, it was the thing to send postcards to your friends, even when they lived in the same town. I have several more vintage cards from the same aunt and they are very special to me and the pictures are so fun to look at. There is probably a pattern online somewhere if you would like to make one for yourself.

The weather here today was just great. The Bradford Pear trees are in bloom so I guess spring is here!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Siggy Blocks

I signed up for Cootie Bug 2's siggy swap and have finished sewing the block, and squared them up. I stamped a Longaberger basket stamp on the siggy part. Tomorrow I will sign all the blocks, heat set them and then get them in the mail.

Thank you Connie for the fun swap. I enjoyed making the blocks.

Since I need to set my clock ahead, so as not to be late for church, I am ready to close up the sewing studio!

I realize it is much more fun to have a pic to post, but am just too tired tonight to do it.

Good night to all!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thanks to Vickie E, I now know how to upload pics to my blog. Aren't quilt friends just the best? This is the pincushion I made for her when I went to visit her in February. I forgot to take a picture, so this is the one from her blog. Now I need to make one for myself...........oh another day!

First Post

This is my very first post on my blog. Haven't figured out how to add photos yet, so this will have to do!

Quilting is my love, besides my family and friends! I have a large stash to work from. But as all good quilters know, we add to it from time to time! I was able to do that on my trip to OH to visit my sister and 4 other quilt friends! When a fabric shop has 50% off of all their fabrics, it is wise to buy. These weren't old fabric either..........charm packs, jelly rolls, layer cakes and yardage from the new fabrics out. It was so much fun to pick some Kaffe Fassette fabrics, that 3 of us split, a little Mary Engelbreit charm with some yardage to go with, and a few other things.

As soon as I am able, I will be adding photos of quilts I have made.

Off to check my blogs that I read and facebook.