Friday, October 30, 2009

Special Delivery...

Sometimes the only way to visualize a quilt that is depicted on a pattern cover in another fabric is to see it. Hence, here's another cutie in the works. A new kit for the holidays coming to life...
The background is a plaid from Bonnie Blue Neutrals and the flannels are from Snow Wonderland and Woolies. I can't wait to show you the completed quilt ; but for now all I have for you is this little teaser. Stay tuned for more! B=)

Do You See What I See?

There are well over 500 entries in the Happy Halloween Giveaway! Oh, my. How exciting! I've been writing them up as they come in. Here's the basket so far. They're all squished in there, 500+ little pieces of paper, all handwritten by me. =)
I will transfer them to a large basket and give the a whirl to make sure everyone get a fair shot but ultimately GP will chose the winners and Trash is looking to be far ahead of the rest offering him candy from the UK if he picks her name, LOL! I hope he can be counted on the do the honorable thing , but I will check his pockets for "extra" entries, lest he fall prey to temptation (hey, it happened to Adam! LOL!). Some women, yeah, I'm talking about you Ms. Trash over there, hahaha~
Bad Blogger, Bad!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Kit, Done!

Isn't it cute? Gotta love starting something you can actually finish in an afternoon! LOL! My Fall quilt is ready to go off to its new home in TX....I think T-Sandy's cube is going to be much improved with this little guy, wouldn't you say?
I used some of Meme's Homespuns for the background, the applique is all flannel (Woolies by Maywood and others) and the black is a South Seas print I can't get enough of...I love the black squiggles on the pumpkin fabric; it reminds me of stippling (which I have yet to master)'s kind of a feast for the senses, this little guy. He's a touchy-feely kind of quilt. I think she's going to love it. Can't wait to ship it out today!

I have two of these kits up for grabs, you can order yours HERE!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I Won! I Won! I WON!

I won one of these wonderful handpainted gourds! Yes, I did! HAHAHA! Lynda over at Haunted Swamp Designs was having a giveaway which "I knew I would never win", so I commented on her giveaway asking her to please add some to her Etsy shoppe (Don't you just love handmade stuff?). Well, Lynda counted my plea as an entry and I won! Can you believe that? If I was trying to enter to win, I wouldn't have won...that's just the way it is, LOL!
I'm giddy with excitement. I love Folk Art! Hope you 're having a lucky day too! Woo-HOO!

What'cha Working On, HUH?

Is it just me or is this Fall just full of "life"? Nothing wrong with life mind you, but it somehow seems to be getting in the way of my crafting! LOL!
I am cutting Fall kits today and you know what that means, sample time! Woo-HOO! I've decided to make two samples because this is not a Halloween quilt and I've already made two of these in the past, and I know it is fast and fabulous cutie. Sooooo, I'm sharing!
You know those lovely pictures of the giveaway fabrics that have been flashed on over 400 blogs so far? Well, TSandy took those when she was here on a business trip in September, and I think they are wonderful. I'll be sending her one of these cute little Fall quilts for her cube on Monday. You see, T-Sandy's cube wants to be like TChoco's cube when it grow up, and she needs a little can see TChoco's cube HERE! LOL!
What are YOU working on? Have you been sharing your
talents with those you love? I hope so; trust me, sharing will make your heart happy! See you soon with my updated pic... you can see one of my finished ones in TChoco's cube pic, B=)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Houston Quilt Festival

Sandy (if you're new...that would be T-Sandy,
my sister, "The REAL quilter".),
has posted photos of her weekend trip to Houston's Quilt Festival...I for one can't get enough of that one... wish I had been there! I'm so jealous! You can see her pics HERE!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's a Happy Halloween Giveaway! CLOSED!

This Giveaway IS CLOSED!
I forgot all about GP's BD trip when I planned my Freaky Friday Giveaways, so I skipped a Friday but I think this one will make up for it.
I am drawing it on Sunday but entries will close at midnight EST on Saturday, October 31st. That is Halloween!
The loot? A Fat Quarter Bundle of Red Rooster's Pumpkins & Spice Fabrics by Whimsicals. Hello! Yes, that's 27 fat quarters. Every fabric in the line with the exception of the panel. Sorry folks, the panels were sold out on arrival... even I didn't get one of those! LOL! Here's the stash; are you drooling yet? The picture doesn't do them justice, this is a primitive lover's dream. They are earthy, muted and whimsical...You will LOVE these! Sunflowers, pumpkins, checks, stripes; this collection has it all.
This Giveaway is CLOSED!
There's a catch though, not everyone can enter. If you want in, you will need to have a blog AND post a link to the giveaway. I will check every entry for the link. To count your entry you must have a link to this blog... not a blogroll, an actual post about the giveaway . Now for everyone that comes to the drawing from your blog AND posts about the giveaway in their blog you will get an extra entry.
If the entries reach 250, the second one goes in the pot; and GP will draw TWO winners, one bundle for each!
OMG! I must be nuts... LOL! Oh dear, I'm posting this now...I can let go, I can share, I can do it, I can do it. Maybe there will be only a few entries and I can keep the second one. Yeah, but what if I have 350 entries? How about a $100 Gift certificate to the Pumpkin Patch? HUH? That could be fun... what would you buy with $100 gift certificate to
Pumpkin Patch Primitives? Well, we'll see how many folks share my enthusiasm... One Giveaway with three winners? HMMM.
How awesome would that be? Very awesome, indeed, LOL!
Remember, to enter you must POST an entry on your blog with a link to the giveaway. I will check, and will only count those with actual posts; no cheaters allowed!
Now go post about the giveaway and start thinking about what you're going to make with this stash. It could be yours in less than two weeks time!
Twelve days till the winner (or winnerS, depending on how enthusiastic you all are) is announced! Woo-HOO!
Happy Halloween!
I will give away the first bundle regardless of how many entries are posted. If only three people post about the giveaway, that's a one in three chance you have to win, so Spread the word...and Post about the Giveaway if you want in! Trust me, your odds are real good on this one! =)
I will delete all entries that are not qualified!
I just do not have time to email everyone that says they posted and then forget to post, those that are posting the giveaway on their sidebars where their Blogline and Google readers will never see them... The instructions are clear, the prizes worth the effort. Please make sure that you are following the guidelines. I wish I had the time to email everyone but I don't. I'd say if you're following directions your odds of winning just got better, LOL! Best of luck!
I might just have to part with the second bundle...oh, boy!
This Giveaway requires that you POST it in your Blog, Not Add it to your SIDEBAR!!! Sidebar Ads do not count as entries!

We Have A Winner!

The Trio of Fall Stars will be heading to Canada! Woo-HOO! Yes, they have a new home. GP just pulled the winning entry from the basket...and Kaaren from The Painted Quilt was the lucky winner! Hooray! Congratulations to Kaaren and Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway!
The pattern for the Trio Of fall Stars is available for purchase on my website, you can order it here! Sorry but the kits were for Newsletter subscribers only and have sold out. Are you on my mailing list? If you are not, just email me and I will add you ...write Newsletter on the subject line!
Don't miss the next Subscriber only kit....sign up now!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fright Night Kit, done!

Look what I made last night! It's a Fright Night cutie! It was not on the schedule and I had a gazillion things I should have been doing but I just thought, "Hey, it's Friday Night. I should be having some fun..." so I made a little quilt. It's 6"wide by 19.5" high. It looks so big in that pic...but it's not. I just love the little bat buttons. They are handmade, one at a
time, baked to absolute perfection by Just Another Button Co. They are so darn cute, I used all three sizes, Large-Small-Tiny. I also used one of their Folk Art Star buttons. Love, Love, Love it! I think I'm a button adddict. I especially LOVE polymer clay buttons. If you have never seen buttons by Just Another Buttons Co. "you just wouldn't understand"... and I cannot explain it, you really have to see them and touch them to appreciate the details. And how about that cute little hanger? Hello! Those were on backorder for four months, no kidding! They were so worth the wait. You can order a set of 2 for $4.99, here.

Just thought you'd like to see my "Quilt Fix" for this weekend. So...what did you make this weekend????

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Trio of Fall Stars, A Belated Giveaway!

OMG! I totally forgot about this giveaway, and it's almost time for the third one, DUH! OK, so I'll ask GP to draw a winner tomorrow. I still have to cut the entries and add the extra entries... I'll do that tonight. =)
Thank you to all who entered; This giveaway is now closed!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Where's GP?

I'll give you one guess...yep, you guessed it, Disneyland!

My Prince wanted to go to Disneyland for his Birthday and after many, many prayers, many many sleepless nights and the best helping hands I could ever have wished for, off we went with T-Choco in tow to the magical world of Disney. And oh, how magical it really is.

My Prince Is Fourteen!

It's GP's birthday today. The end of a long Birthday celebration that began last Thursday, and gratefully, ends today with the official Birthday, HOORAY!He's a big boy now!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

"There are too many disqualified!"

We have a winner! Yes, Diva Kreszl is our new winner. BUT, I'll have you know she was our FIFTH winner of the second chance drawing, LOL! GP said, "We have too many disqualified-S" LOL! I was thinking he was going to give up. We pulled two annonymous and two no blogs, no emails...and THEN...Diva won, and GP sighed, dropped the paper and went back to his business, LOL!
Who knew it was so much trouble to GIVE away stuff, geez!
Congratulations to our new lucky winner, Diva.
I'll have to mail it when I get back...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Shall we do this???

OMG! I feel so bad...
OK, so we'll wait until NOON and THEN, that's it!
GP will draw a new winner.
Let the countdown begin!
Barbara, where are you???? Hellloooooo???

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Giveaway Update!

Still no Barbara... If you know Barbara please do tell her to claim her prize today! I will draw another winner tomorrow if she doesn't come forward today. Hope she doesn't miss out on this wondeful prize.
Hey, stop hoping she doesn't show up! That's not nice, y'know! LOL! Man, you guys are bad!

Williraye Studio Harvest Collection

Just a quick note to let you know that the New Williraye Harvest Collection is now posted on the website. Woo-HOO!
They are sooo Cute! I wish we had 3-D blogging because the pictures just don't do them justice!
Sissy Pumpkin has posed all over the Pumpkin Patch already...y'know how you just have to find that perfect spot but the darn thing looks good everywhere? I'm so bad...
And Willy? OMG! The little pumpkin dangling from the sign is teeny. It's adorable!!! You just have to go take a look... See more HERE!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Chain Letter By Any Other Name...

Is STILL a chain letter, LOL!
So I receive this letter from a fellow quilter who was in a swap I had a while back and I think,"That's strange" but I leave it in the mail pile with all my other mail to be opened. Today I remember the letter and go pull it from the stash and what do I find? A Chain letter, wait, it's called a Purple Charm Quilt letter. Don't laugh at me! LOL! Man, I cannot believe my luck. And, Joanna will get a kick out of this one... it's a PURPLE charm chain letter. Can you guess what my least favorite color is? YEP! Purple, hahahaha! But, always the pleaser I dutifully pulled my purple fats and cut up the required squares and watch out there are FOUR "LUCKY" ladies who will be receiving them in the mail. LOL!
Why you ask? Because someone thought that I would enjoy this, because someone took the time to look for my address and send me two little pieces of fabric that she thought I would like. Because when someone thinks of you, it's a good thing! Because I would hate to be the one that breaks the chain and then someone's quilt is one block short because I was a party-pooper, that's why! So I had a good laugh, cut the charms and if there are no partypoopers on the list, everyone will have a crapload of purple to make a quilt! LOL! I don't know what will happen if I don't make the quilt but I think I will make it (if I receive more blocks) just because I have had such a good time laughing at myself. Thanks Buddy for thinking of me, your letter made me laugh today. A good laugh is priceless! B=)
OOps, mine are the two blocks on the right, the two on the left came in the letter, so my "quilt" has four blocks...four PURPLE blocks, so far. hahaha!
And I have to PIECE IT??? What is my least favorite part of quilting? The piecing! Let the laughing continue! LOL!

We have a Winner!

The entries were printed, then checked, then the extra entries were written and added to the pot. Then, they just sat there... yep, they sat in their little bag all day waiting for GP who has a Sunday schedule that includes only Dad (something you will NEVER hear me complain about, thankyouverymuch!).
When GP arrived home after the movies and dinner he was very excited to choose this week's winner. He gave it a shake, then he did some more shaking and then he chose his winner.... Drumroll, please....
TADA! It's Barbara and as Gene Paul said "just like my cousin!" hahaha!
So Barbara, you're the lucky one. Congratulations!
Thank you to all who entered the giveaway, Brenda=)
UPDATE! Barbara did not leave an email address and does not have a blog. Now I'm bummed... If she has not claimed her prize by Tuesday we will draw another winner! Sorry, I said I would not hunt anybody down... Barbara, where are you????

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Freaky Friday Fun Giveaway, WK# 2

This week's giveaway is a special treat. The lucky winner will receive a wonderful Trio Of Fall Stars woolen kit. This was September's Subscriber's Only kit. (Are you on my mailing list? If you're not, then you're missing out on special kits & special savings available to Newsletter subscribers only...I'm just sayin'!) This kit is not availble on my website, it was only available to subscribers of my Newsletter, and is now sold out! The kit includes wool felt for the stars and all the yummy hand dyed woolens for the applique. Also included, Fall bowl fillers to add to your display!

This giveaway has rules; sorry but as we get closer to the Grand Finale the prizes are getting bigger, better and more exclusive (yes, that's because I'm fancy like that!). They are not too trying but here they are;

1. You must have a blog, and active blog with entries!
I want to foster friendships and and that means you know me, And, I should know you! I have met the most amazing people in Blogland, and I treasure all the friendships I have made. I look forward to reading your blogs and tagging along on your journey through life, as I invite you to tag along on mine. It's a two way street people! =)

2. Please, oh please, make sure you have contact information on your profile, on your blog, or on your post. I will not hunt you down to give you a prize, c'mon! You want the prize or not? LOL! If you win and I cannot find your information your prize will go to to someone else, now wouldn't that be a bummer? So check on that, OK?

Want more than one chance to win? Add a link to this post on your blog by using the link below: Go to Links to this Post, then Create a Link and then Publish Post. Yep, that simple.
I will add FIVE extra entries for each link to this post! Spread the word.... and get credit for it. Good luck!
This giveaway closes on Friday October 9th!