Sunday, December 26, 2010


Sorry for announcing this late....the winner of 1 set of cookbooks is Tiny from Tiny's Hobbyhoekje!!

Congrats Tiny!!!

Hope everyone has had  very wonderful Christmas!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Give Away!!! Give Away!!!

Hello all my blogging friends!!

I am very excited to share with you this wonderful giveaway!! Michele over at the Quilting Gallery is sponsoring this giveaway! Thank you so much Michele!!!

So here is what you can win...not one, but two lucky winners will be drawn for this!!!  Up for grabs are the amazing Quilters Cookbooks!!! Two lucky winners will win both editions of these wonderful cookbooks.  Wow, Volume 1 has 119 recipes, and Volume 2 has 135 recipes, that is a total of 254 tasty recipes to try.  Both of the cookbooks are downloadable PDF files so delivery is quick :)

Also, in these wonderful cookbooks are beautiful quilts and stories behind them!!

So lets get on to the details about how to enter!!

Drawing for the prizes will be made Thursday December 23rd in the evening.  For entries to be valid I will need an email address or a way to contact you. You can be entered in 4 times for the draw.  Please leave a comment for each entry

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas food item (Mine has to be Grandma's Christmas Pudding...yummy)

2.  Hop over to the Quilting Gallery, take a look around, and tell me what you like ( I personally like to see all the quilts for the weekly challenges...such talent and inspiration!)

3. Leave a comment letting me know if you already follow my blog or are a new follower.

4. Blog about this wonderful giveaway on your blog, come back, let me know and leave me a link :)

Hope everyone has fun, and thank you for stopping by!!

Also, a big Thank You to Michele at the Quilting Gallery for sponsoring this give away :)

Night all :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Its almost Christmas time!! And go to the Quilting Gallery for these!!

Wow, 6 more sleeps and Santa comes!!!

I have not been posting as of late as I have been super busy sewing and getting things ready for Christmas!! The wee ones are getting really really excited for Christmas. They have sent in letters to Santa, and have received one back, and waiting for the other one. They also received an email video letter from Santa...this was amazing and their wee faces were magical. You can look here if you are interested in a video letter.

So, as I was saying I have been busy sewing, this is what I have managed to get done so far....7 candle mats, my youngest daughters first quilt (just need the binding), my husbands wall hanging (the one that I have been working on for over a year....just need some embellishments and binding), a bag, some nighties, PJ pants, hair clip holders, hair clips, and some sock monkey's....phew I  think that is it...going to get these finished up and then enjoy the holidays with the family!

I would like to do some holiday baking and make some keepsake ornaments with the kids that they can give to grandparents and great grandparents.  I still have to take pictures of all of these so I can post, but the pictures I would like to do all at once!

Now here is some exciting news!! Michele over at the Quilting Gallery  has the Quilters Cookbooks ready. There are 2 editions you can purchase:
the 2009 edition:

 "The theme for the first edition (2009) is "Quick and easy recipes, so we can get back to quilting!".
It contains 119 recipes, 76 photos of gorgeous quilts and the real life stories behind them. View the List of Recipes [PDF] and one of the recipes from the Cookbook, my Nana's Chocolate Balls [PDF]." 

and the 2010 edition:

The theme for the second edition (2010) is "Holiday Traditions".
It contains 135 recipes, most with heart-warming family stories, 72 photos of gorgeous quilts and the real life stories behind them. View the List of Recipes [PDF] and one of the recipes from the Cookbook, my family's famous Cheese Ball [PDF].

The cookbooks are downloadable PDF files, so no waiting for the mail person to deliver the book!!!

And while you are ordering your book form Michele at the Quilting Gallery, go and take a look at the Party Michele is having celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the Quilting Gallery! There are amazing prizes...all of them are amazing!! Congrats Michele on 3 years!!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

quick little update!

Well after a wee break and a chance to refocus, I figured out how I was going to fix things to the candle mats would work. I did try "stretching" the fabric to make it fit and then starching it rather well. It did work, however, I still knew that it was not the best I could have done. So I added another strip. Cut it 1", so once it was sewn in with the 1/4 seams, it would fill that 1/2" I was out.

Well this worked perfectly!!! I managed to get all 7 mats completed (tops anyway) and this weekend I will quilt them. I am still deciding if I am going to bind them or just pillowcase turn them.  I do really like the looks of binding, but I also have a quilt for my daughter to make, and finish my husbands wall hanging (which will have a good deal of hand stitching), and a few bags to make. And yes I need all of this for Christmas.

On the bright side all the projects are if my 3 sweet wee ones would be oh so nice to let me get things done, things would go much faster!!  But I can not pass up all those sweet cuddles and smiles and hugs!!

I will get the camera out tomorrow I hope to get some pictures taken!!

Night all!