Friday, July 27, 2012

Picture Perfect Polaroid Block Swap

I finally sent away all my little Polaroids…….

A Quilter’s Table

I made 70 to swap and have about 70 at home….. I have an idea for these blocks if I can just pull it off.
What would you make with all these blocks???? I'd love to know!

Monday, July 23, 2012

July De-Stash Giveaway winner is…...

Marcia W. who said" From our garden: Various heirloom tomatoes - we like them freshly sliced and undressed. Cucumbers peeled, sliced and served in apple cider vinegar. "Varmits" have decimated our planted in the ground garden so depending on the items that are growing in earth boxes.
Purple is a wonderful color isn't it!".  

Marcia, please contact me with your snail mail address so that I may get your package to you in the mail. Here is a sample of some of the things you will be getting.

Check back on August 1st for next month's giveaway. Remember, there are still 5 more chances to win in 2012.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Well, I'm finally home from being here and there.
Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain

Chateau Pau, Pau, France

For any of you that follow le Tour de France, this requires NO other explanation

Facade, Sangre de Familia, Barcelona, Spain

When I got home I did this……..

A Quilter’s Table

…… and this pillow for the Modern Quilted Pillow Swap- which I couldn't post until now, because it's a voting swap and we have to be anonymous. We were supposed to give the pillow a name, which in my jet lagged state I forgot. So, after the fact, I think it should be called "Fractured Jet-Lag".
MQPS: front: Gusseted square pillow (about 15")
Free form piecing with orange accents

Close-up of quilting(pebble and straight line with a pale blue thread)

The back, orange zipper closure
I have my block to get in the mail for the Always Learning Bee- my month is August. We're doing something along these lines……
Improv curved piecing
More on my block- Keep posted!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July De-stash Giveaway is here!

It's July and here in the USA we trend towards red-white-and blue, but, I'm following the rainbow, so purple it is…..

So, for July, this giveaway will be open to people living in the US only. Anyone can comment however and I do love to hear from you, so comment away.

In order to be in the running to win July's box of Purple goodies please let me know what your garden is growing right now and if it's edible, what your favorite recipe using that ingredient. You don't have to share family secrets, just a name and if it's easy and you want to share, please do.  It's summertime and it's time to round up some good recipes to share. 

Right now we have sour pie cherries in abundance. My husbands does the honors picking and pitting and then we make pies, jam and freeze the remainder for the winter. We had our first pie yesterday and it was fabulous. (Cheater sour cherry pie: 1 package of ready made pie crusts, 4 cups sour pie cherries, pitted, 1/4 cup tapioca, 1/4 cup sugar (although this is to taste), a few bits of butter. Prepare the bottom crust in a pie dish. Mix the tapioca, cherries and sugar and let sit for about 20 minutes. Ladle the mixture onto the pice crust. Dot with butter. Cut remaining crust into strips and lattice weave the pie top. Bake 350 degrees F for about 40-50 minutes. Cool and serve plain or with whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream.

Details for the 2012 Monthly Giveaway:

I will post a photo of the give-away each month during the first week of the month- so check back often, so you don't miss out.

You will have until the 21st of each month to leave a comment.

Leave only one comment per person.

I will pick a winner and get your package in the mail by the 25th of each month (postal holidays and weekends excepted). (Make sure you don't fall in to the no-reply blogger category- if I can't get you I'll pick someone else).

I know some of my followers are outside the USA. Because international postal rates abroad are much more expensive I will be doing international mailings only a few times during the year (these are big packages and costly to send). Please know- I haven't forgotten you and appreciate your following me- I really do. So, I will specifically post whether the monthly destash-give-away is open to international entries on any given month.

Thanks for all your support and good luck in 2012! Remember 6 chances remain to win this year- Go for it!!!