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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The More You Enter, The More You Win!

It seems, I have won 2 more prizes from SMS May giveaway Day.  Yay Me!  I'm pretty sure I entered on 2 complete lists (just in case anyone was curious).  Anyway, here we go...

I won this from Sharon at A Prairie Sunrise:
Now, if anyone doesn't recognize this as the prize she was giving away, it wasn't.  Once her followers started to climb, she decided that she would give away a couple extra prizes at the 75 follower mark and the 150 follower mark.  Congrats on all the followers, Sharon!  If you aren't a follower, you should def check her out!

Okay...the other prize I won is this from Kelsey from Kelsey Creates:

What an awesome array of fabrics, right?  I am so excited I can hardly stand it!  Make sure you visit Kelsey!

Thanks to all who participated in SMS May Giveaway Day! 

I would love to hear from anyone else out there who won something.  What did you win?

Friday, May 27, 2011

I Won Something!

I kept seeing all the "winner" posts and thought that I hadn't won a darn thing, but then I got an email from Moira at Literary Tease...I won one of her May Giveaway Day prizes!

I won this:

and one of the pocket mirrors from her store...maybe one of these (I hope she sees this!)?

and...she says there will be a surprise, too!

Make sure you check out her blog Crafty Moira @ Literary Tease and her Etsy site Literary Tease to see all the cute stuff she has!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We Have a Winner...errr 5 Winners!!!

WOW!  I was so surprised to have not only received 498 (I know...so close to 500) comments, but my blog also has over 120 followers!  Once that follower number reaches 150, I think we will need another giveaway!

I won't keep you in suspense...here are the winners!

Winner #1 - Momo Freebird Charm Pack

Winner #2 - Moda Marbles Jelly Roll

 Winner #3 - Roll of Stripz

Winner #4 - 4 Fat Quarters

 Winner #5 - 5 Fat Quarters

 All 5 winners have been emailed.  :)  If they do not get me an address within 48 hours, I will draw a new winner.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I Say More is More! + a GIVEAWAY!

This Giveaway is Closed

So what does that mean?  Well, that means that we have a lot to talk about today.


First up, I am very excited to say that I am being featured (well, I will be on Friday...I'm posting a bit early.  LOL) on Sew Happy Geek!  Make sure to check out her site, because she is participating in Sew Mama Sew's May Giveaway Day, too!

What is the May Giveaway Day you ask?  Here it is from Sew Mama Sew herself:
We coordinate one day when everyone with a shop or blog can give something away. We create a master list, and we leave the lists up for several days so readers can take their time visiting the hundreds of participating blogs and shops. We also provide some structure with categories and international shipping info. Giveaway Days have been a lot of fun for everyone involved!

And of course, I decided to participate!  YAY for me and YAY for you too!  Giveaway details are at the end of this post...you know, so that you don't do that first and completely miss the awesome stuff I have to show you.  LOL

First off, I want to share with you the quilt that I made for my mom for Christmas.  It was my first attempt at a bargello quilt and I like the way it turned out.

 My pictures aren't great, but I intend to learn how to take good ones.  Until that happens, bear with me.  :)


On the left, you can see how I quilted it.  I machine quilted it on my Pfaff.  I just echo quilted the design that I perceived.  On the right, is my "signature".  I like to hand stitch that into the back of all of my quilts.  :)  There are a couple I missed, but they reside at my mom's house, too, so I will get them eventually.

Okay, okay.  Onto the giveaway.

Prize #1 - a charm pack of Moda Freebird
Prize #2 - a jelly roll of Moda Marbles

Prize #3 - a roll of Stripz
Prize #4 -fat quarter pack (4 fat quarters)
Prize #5 - Fat quarter pack (5 fat quarters)
Here are the details for the giveaway:
  • Leave one comment per entry, making sure there’s a way for me to get a hold of you.  Tell me which prize is your favorite.  If I can't get a hold of you, I will draw a new winner.
  • If you are a follower, leave an extra comment telling me so! (This is all about the followers, after all!)
  • Drawing will be held on 25 May, and winner will be chosen by random (I will attempt to use the random number generator thingie for the first time!)
  • I’ll ship them out on 30 May as long as the winner has responded with her address.
  • I will ship internationally. 

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    W. I. P. Wednesday #2



    It figures...only week number 2 for me and I am already slackin'.  That logo will be the only picture you see on my blog today. 

    I decided that the Ogee QAL wasn't going to be big enough, so I am now cutting out a second set of pieces for it.  I'm going to double it.

    I have managed to get black frames put on all of the green metallic squares for the Mod Times QAL.  I even managed to sew some of the small khaki squares onto them and iron it.  Sadly, my sewn together piece has not gotten any bigger yet.  That will be this weekend.

    Make sure to stop by for WIP Wednesday next week because I plan on getting a lot done this weekend (you know, unless something even more fun happens.  LOL)!

    Giveaway Post for Anna Maria Horner - Loulouthi

    Just a Bit Frayed is having a giveaway!
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    They are giving away some of Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi line. 




    My favorites out of these fabrics are #s 1, 5, 13, 21 and 25.  As you can see, I love the big prints!

    Hop on over to the giveaway to enter for your chance to win!

    Mary

    WIP (Work In Progress) Wednesday #1

    I guess it's time to start keeping up with this.  For now, I am only listing the recent and active stuff.  I will have to take an inventory before next Wednesday for the rest...

    Ongoing projects:


    Supernova Quiltalong
    I have completed the top.  The back needs to be ripped and re-pieced.  Then on to sandwiching and quilting.  It will not be done in time.


    Mod Times Quiltalong
    I have started piecing the top.  Please forgive the awful picture.  My living room just doesn't get enough light.  I just learned from my sister that she wants a king sized quilt.  I guess some math is in order before I continue.





    Ogee Quiltalong
    I am actually completely caught up on this one.  Woohoo!  All of my pieces are cut and stacked; ready to go. And, I just have to say, that my itty bitty rotary cutter is just about the best tool for cutting these curved pieces.  It made my life so much easier!

    Completed tops awaiting quilting:
    I have so many...these will show up next week after I inventory and photograph them...


    On Hold:
     I'll update this section after the inventory as well.


    This week's stats:
    New projects - 0
    Completed projects - 0
    Currently in progress - 3 (as far as you guys know...)






    I am linking up to Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday with Lee and so should you!

    Friday, May 13, 2011

    Blogger's Quilt Festival - 2011

    I decided to join in with the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  You can read about it on Amy's Creative Side.

    The quilt I decided to share is the first quilt I ever entered in a show (and maybe my 2nd or 3rd quilt ever).  It is the T-shirt quilt I made for Mr. Genius.  He is a firefighter, so I used some of our fire department shirts to make it.

    It would just be easier to show you than to try to tell you any more...You can click on the pictures to get more detail.



    A really bad picture, but the only one with me in it.  :)


    The quilting is done in red and blue thread.  There are red flames stitched into the yellow squares and then I squiggled blue everywhere else for water.

    Mr. Genius informed me that although I "measured" the quilt for size using my self, I am short and he, well, isn't.  He has requested another version of the same quilt (meaning fire t-shirts) that is large enough for him and he will give me back the one that is apparently "Mary" sized.

    Amy's Creative Side

    Thursday, May 12, 2011

    My Prize Arrived!!!


    Well, ladies and gents, after waiting for what seemed like forever (but was actually only about 3 weeks) the Riley Blake bundle I won over at Sewing in the Wendy City finally arrived.  It is definitely not my normal color pallette, but I think I can work with it!  I love the prints!  Thanks Wendy!!!