Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday winners

Congratulations to the Holiday winners, all who left great comments.
The 2 winners, one each for November and December are:
Gill: who said:I'm thankful for my husband's continuing recovery and for my daughter's first real job!
I'm a happy follower!and Marcia: who said:I'm thankful that my grandnieces are healthy and happy. I'm hopeful that will win this fabric so will have enough themed fabric to make a throw quilt by next Halloween!
Send me your snail mail addresses so that I can get your packages into the mail.
And to all of my followers, and to all who left comments- may your holiday season be happy and may 2013 hold may happy days of sewing and fun for each of you!
Check back in 2013 for some new years happenings right here!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

That about sums it up!
                                                  To see what I am thankful for, go here.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pillows, that's what I've been up too

Round 3 of X-factor pillows is now complete and I mailed off my pillow to my partner. She should be getting it soon. The "theme" was triangles, so "Triangle Fiesta" a 17" x 17" pillow with lots of triangles, some quilted, some as accents along the pillow border. In contrast to the sharp lines of the triangles I opted for some dense pebble quilting. The back is closed with a zipper and I stuffed it with an 18" pillow form for extra plump. Various quilters cottons were used, along with tone on tone cotton threads. The background is Kona Snow. ¡Ole!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November- December De-stash Giveaway Info.

Ok, a little different format for the end of the season. Why not!? For November and December there will be 2 prizes, 2 winners. Both will be announced after Thanksgiving, at the end of November. As some of you may know, my "Tail Wind" quilt was chosen to be part of the Modern Quilt Guilds Special exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. I went to see it and all the other beautiful quilts in the exhibit. And when there are quilts there are quilt making goodies, so I picked up a few.
So, 2 winners, each getting something from the International Quilt festival AND a $15.00 gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads. The entries are open to all, so all are welcome. I appreciate all of you either checking out my blog or following it, and it is the time of the year to give thanks for that. So, thanks everyone and good luck! Just leave a comment  and if you feel up to it, let me know what you are thankful for this time of year.

Monday, November 5, 2012

To Houston I did go…...

My entry photo, "Tail Wind"
I did it, I went to see my "Tail Wind" Quilt at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. It was part of the Modern Quilt Guild exhibit and we made it a family affair.  It was only for a day, but it was so exciting to see it hanging among all the other fabulous modern quilts in the exhibit. I'm still pinching myself!

Here are some of the days highlights….. (well, at least of me).
Waiting in line to go into the show
The nice ladies manning the Modern Quilt Guild "desk"

The red carpet……..
My quilt was hung right with the Modern Quilt Guild Sign

Here I am…...still wondering how this all happened
My family came with me: (L-R)
Bridger, Robert, Lydia, Remi, Steve and me
Yup, loving every second!
Thanks to all of you who posted kind words while I was trying to navigate my mobile Facebook page and enjoy myself at the same time.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Looking forward

Well, it's up and if you're not going to Houston, TX, you can see all 33 quilts in the Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival. Yee Ha!
Here is the link.
I am truly humbled to be in such company.