Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 Finish #2

A baby quilt for a friend's fourth grandson! He will be born this Friday by scheduled C-section, so I'm excited to get this sent before the birth!! yeah for me - about the only quilt I've made on time! LOL

Blessings and remember:     PERSEVERE!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Guild Quilt

I'm not usually one to "pedal" things to my blogger friends, and I pray that no one is offended. But I think this is just an absolutely lovely quilt, and want to offer the opportunity for any of you to win it. I do want to tell you that the moneys generated from the sale of raffle tickets for this quilt go primarily to our programs, but we do support several great benevolence ministries: Monetary Support of the local Pregnancy Care Center, Wee Care Quilts (baby/child quilts distributed at the local hospital for needy/ill children), and CPS Bags (cloth bags the size of pillow cases that are used to carry a child's belongings if they are removed from an unhealthy or dangerous home environment).


94" X 102"

The pattern is from "The Tales of the First Ladies" by Eleanor Burns.

The piecing and appliqueing was done by several guild members. Long arm quilted by Doris Rice (guild member) 

Ticket Prices:

$1 per ticket
6 tickets for $5

If you buy 6 Tickets, I will add another - so will will get 7 chances for $5.

If you are interested, please email (enabled on my profile) me with your address and phone number. I will snail mail the tickets with a SAS envelope so you can return the payment. The drawing will be on Saturday April  26, 2014. 

Be Blessed and...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Midwinter Blues

Midwinter Blues is my first "official" finish of 2014. I had purposed this year to focus on UFOs, and I have done admirably - but I just couldn't resist doing Lori's SAL, and I am happy I did!

It went straight to my kitchen area work table and it coordinates well with my Marcrest Dot and Daisy and Polish pottery pitcher.

I love the secondary pattern that emerged around the center block (notice I did "good" about keeping this quilt humble - oops - the points don't match and the freehand Baptist fans are "squiggly"!  But I'm happy with the overall look

Thanks, Lori, for another fabulous SAL - I'm excited for the "linky party"!

Be blessed and persevere!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mug Rug & Stash Winner!

Wonderful Morning to ya'll!! We're freezing again here in Central Texas, so it's another good day to be inside snuggling with Gracen, baking cookies and sewing/quilting/knitting! Yes, the knitting bug has bitten me and I recently finished my first project. But I also have "several" sewing/quilting projects going, about which I will post later.

I've been remiss on two counts:
1) One of my Christmas gifts from Mandie was a super cute and very special "mug rug". She machine pieced the block and then hand quilted it. I LOVE it!! And I'm just now posting about it!! Bad LLama!

2) And Stephanie was the winner of the Traveling Stash Box 1. Congrats to her. I contacted her on Friday, and the box was off that afternoon.

For most of you in the U.S. - Stay warm and enjoy some great stitching time!!!! AND..

Monday, February 3, 2014

Traveling Stash Box 1

I know that many of you have seen the traveling stash boxes that have circulated in blogland. I've participated a couple of times, but have never won...until the other day. Denise won two boxes fairly close to each other, so I entered and won the second. So without further ado, here are the contents:

THE FABRIC: Isn't this a nice selection - something here to please almost everyone!

THE BOOKS AND PATTERNS: Some good choices.

THE NOTIONS AND TOOLS: Plus a small quilt kit in a can from Thimbleberries and 7 little hexie paper piecing kits for all you that do them!!

WHAT I ADDED: A duck panel, four 1/2 yard cuts, 5 FQ, baby quilt labels, and a CD with 5 small quilt patterns.

WHAT I GARNERED: You'll have to go here to see what I chose!!

Now, do you want a chance to pilfer through this wonderful stash?!!!  I'd like to expedite getting this box on the road, so I'll leave it open until Friday, February 6, 2014 midnight CST. Just leave a comment on this post and tell me why you'd enjoy it coming your way. Before you do, note: you must be an active blogger, you must be in the U.S. (it's got to ship priority), and must be willing to abide by the rest of the rules and guidelines found HERE.

On another note:
    My WORD for this year is: