Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hand Delivered my Giveaway to the Winner

So, how often is one able to hand deliver a giveaway from one's blog to the winner.  The 17th comment  on my giveaway was Doreen from Mill Bay who lives less than an hour from where I live in Victoria so I decided to hand deliver her win.  So that is exactly what I did yesterday morning, my hubby and I headed out to the Tim Horton's near Mill Bay and we met up with Doreen for a cuppa Timmies and had a great visit while she opened her win.  I initially met Doreen at the Cloth Castle quilt club two or three years ago so when my Mom chose that number (my Random Number Generator) I knew exactly who the winner was.


It was a delight to get to know more about Doreen and can't wait to see her again at Club in September.  Yes Doreen, I expect to see your black and gold quilt with or without the binding for show and share this Fall, wink, wink!

Speaking of blog giveaways I received my win from Fabric N Quilts http://fabricsnquilts.blogspot.ca/2012/07/fresh-cut-july-snap-sack-giveaway.html in the mail yesterday so what a great day it was.  This is the kit I won and hope to make it up real soon.  I think my Mom would just love this after all she wouldn't ever have to water them and they will always be in bloom for her, yep that's exactly where I will hang it when I've quilted it.

fresh cut (2)

Well, I'm off to get a manicure and pedicure to which I ever rarely do in fact the last time I got a manicure was when my son go married 10 years ago and that's exactly how awful my nails look so there is more hope for my pedicure but wish me luck!  Have a quilty day.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Winner of my 100th post giveaway

Winner of my giveaway whose number was picked by my Mom is - Anonymous aka Doreen from Mill Bay!  Congratulations Doreen on winning the giveaway so happy for you!  


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Smores

Smores aplenty and not one burnt Marshmallow!


Isn't this just the cutest fabric and so appropriate for this time of year too, can't believe my luck in scoring the Smore!  I decided it was time to wander downtown Victoria yesterday and found this fabric at Gala fabrics and on sale for only $6.00 so I decided one meter would make up a couple of pillowcases for Maddy and Boo.  I'm going to spend a couple of weeks with them at the end of this month and always like to bring something I've made for them that they can use and this will be just perfect for the camper.


So last night I sewed up a pillowcase using this tutorial on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYWCma9wgM by Missouri Quilt Co and it went together really quick!  Will finish the second one today, honest!   I also picked up a couple of meters of goodness from Satin Moon Quilt shop and think I will have to keep tabs on the coordinating fabric there and add it to my stash when coin permits.



I have been waiting for a book to come through the mail and it finally arrived and so now I can let you in on my latest giveaway.  My 100th post has come and gone but I will call it the celebration of that newest milestone and here is what my giveaway includes:


The book is by Susan Cleveland, Precision and Panache and she helped out with postage so I could do this giveaway so many thanks Susan!  Go to her website and check out what she has to offer.  
http://www.piecesbewithyou.com/ you'll not be disappointed.  I have her Prairie Pointer tool and find it so easy to use and discovered it after watching her on The Quilt Show and Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose.  She provides so many great ideas in this book and the pictures of her own projects provide a great jumping off point for your own. 



 Also included is a charm pack Puttin' on the Ritz


One of my favourite notions True Grip


Incredible Tape which I use to wrap around my Embroidery Thread to keep it under control


A Bobbin Tower which is a very useful notion to keep your bobbins in order :) !


A panel of quilt labels 



So if you would like a chance to win my giveaway just make a comment on this post about what is your favourite dessert by midnight on the 20 of July and I'll have my Mom pick a number from the entries (she's my random number generator).  Please make sure I have a way to contact you because I would be sad to have someone miss out on this giveaway because I couldn't contact you!  I can't wait to hear from you my readers and good luck in my giveaway!