Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ugly Mug Award for me!

OMG! I received an Ugly Mug Award from T over at Fiber Babble.
It's a wonderful award, it honors "any blogger who crafts, sews, quilts - you know, makes stuff - no matter how crappy (or how good). A way to say - I like your blog, like your stuff, and I'm pretty sure you have a good sense of humor." and was created by Megan at The Bitchy Stitcher.
Now I will pass it along to three creative bloggers that keep me wishing I could skip more of my "to do" and add more to my "I did it!" list!
1.Raedene from Threads on the Floor
This blog is eye candy for the soul. If you dream it, she can make it, LOL! Yep...that good!
2.Kim from Creating by The Lake
She quilts, she crafts and she even scrapbook's...need I say more?
I always check in here. In my next life I am going to one of her scrapbooking classes to make some cool paper "stuff"!
3.Karen from Cotton Spice
One of my favorite creative spirits. This woman's day has about 36 hours. No kidding. She does it all. Quilting crafting...running an online magazine, y'know...everything! She keeps me from getting tired or worse, lazy...I'm always trying to keep up. You'll all love this one too.
That's it for now folks. Thanks again to T for my super cool award and for inviting me to share some great places where real women show their stuff! =)

A Halloween Give Away!

With only 15 days to go, I'm having a Halloween Giveaway! Woo-Hoo!The thing is, you just gotta trust me on this one. No pics, no tricks... It'll be a Halloweenie Surprise! If you've ever taken part of my giveaways you know, I don't do Junk! I bought some great stuff for my Autumn Swap buddy and I had enough for TWO baskets and, you guessed it, one lucky blogger is getting the second one.. Leave a comment and post about it on your blog if you want in! You get an extra entry for your post too! When my swap buddy lets me know she has received her goodies I will post the pic of the winner's loot! Drawing will be Next THURSDAY!
NON BLOGGERS: You must leave an email or send me an email with your email address in case you win...
Ahem, Carrie, that means you too, hahaha!
Update: No more entries accepted!

Taking Time to Smell the Flowers

This morning when I looked in the mirror I realized I was having a bad hair day. Not your average,"I must do something about my hair" day, but a REAL bad hair day! OK, so what happened was that I went to one of those "drive by" haircut places, yep, the ones that you pull in, get a haircut, hand them a $20 and leave. No, they don't massage your head, offer manicures, pedicures or lattes. You get a smile, a haircut and a wave in 20 minutes or less. =) Yep, that's my style. My $75 haircut days are way behind me. Now if they can laugh when GP says "No more conversation. You need to use the buzzer now." I am happy and get my haircut while he gives his teenage stylist directions. Do they hire anyone over the age of 20? I don't think so,LOL!
Anyway, when I looked in the mirror this morning I had a Cindy Lauper know the one ...the one from "Girls just wanna have fun!". The one where one side has hair and one is practically shaved off. Yep, that was me! LOL! I have to tell you, a few years ago I would have had a cow, a stroke...gone on a killing spree... but I tell you, I just couldn't stop laughing...OMG! It was freakin' hilarious. Now how the heck had I not noticed this "little" problem with my hair? Well, easy...I didn't look! GP was done with his haircut and I was just making sure he didn't exit the place so while I was sitting staring at the mirror, I was looking at GP who was standing right behind me at the checkout counter. When she asked me if it was
good, I just said "thank you" and went to collect my son. Came home, and that was that... so this morning I look at my hair and thought it was pillow head, and just proceeded to shower and towel dry. "Yep, looks good" I thought, and then after it was dry, I just happened to catch a glimpse of myself and said, "OMG, it wasn't the pillow. I'm having a bad hair day! " ROFLOL! Anyway, no pictures of the bad hair. I had it fixed. the girl that did GP yesterday was there and fixed it for me. She had a good laugh too.
Well, after I had my hair "done" I went to my favorite florist "Shaw's" For you out of town people, that's my local Supermarket! and bought myself some flowers. Nope, no groceries...just flowers! Aren't they gorgeous?! I deserved them. I just realized I have done a little more growing up and, let me tell you, it feels good not to sweat the small stuff! Hope you have a good day and can laugh at yourself too. Enjoy!
PS. You can hear Girls Just Wanna Have Fun on my Playlist. Hope it makes you smile. =)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Block Swap 2007!

Last Fall I hosted a Pumpkin Block Swap. We were 42 ladies. We each made a set of 36-42 identical pumpkins (we had three styles to choose from and the color of the pumpkin, along with the size, depended on the placement your pumpkin had on the quilt pattern.The pattern is by Anne Sutton and is called The Frost is On the Pumpkin. This pic if of Bab William's finished quilt; the handsome guy is her helper, and husband, Douglas! Wish my blocks looked like that....mine look like a little stack in a ziplock! I love hers though; way to go Babs!

25 Days Till Halloween!

I received the most inspiring email this morning from Tracy over at Fiber Babble. She told me that she had seen this project and thought of me. Well, I followed her link and OMG! Check this out! Is this the coolest thing ever?
Crafty Chris (as I shall now refer to her) over at Just Another Girl has the coolest little boxes, and she shares the instructions in a tutorial so we can all make our own; Woo-HOO! You KNOW I'm heading to AC Moore to buy some Halloweenie papers and make me some of those cool boxes! Thanks so much Tracy for leading the way: I am lovin' these!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

We have a Winner!

I had a giveaway this week for the ladies on my Yahoo Group. The prize was a Last Leaves Quilt Kit and all they had to do was post a pic of what they were working on and tell us a little bit about it. Well, GP chose a winner tonight and he was very excited to document it. He even took a movie of me cutting the strips to put into the bowl. He is most certainly a thorough historian, not wanting to miss any part of the process. He was telling me I needed to "shuffle the papers" before I put the strips in the bowl; then he told me, when I asked him to pick a paper, "Wait! First I close the eyes tight!" and so he did and Whala! We have a Winner!
Oh, It would be nice to see what the kit looks like, eh? DUH... never mind me, just a little brain dead tonight, LOL! This is a pic of my finished quilt. Are you lovin' those little birds or what? They are handmade polymer clay buttons from Just Another Button Company. They are sweet as candy. =)