Tuesday, September 30, 2008

October 1 is the day for the Fall into Fall Quilters Blog Giveaway

The time has come to post about the Fall into Fall Quilters Blog Giveaway.

I have purchased 3 items to giveaway and so will pick 3 winners. Please forgive the pictures, I had a co-worker take them with his phone. They really are very nice prizes.

#1 is a Moda Jelly Roll called Fall Back Into Time

I saw a quilt in the shop made up from this and it is so pretty.

#2 is an Amy Butler 5 Fat Quarter Bundle

I thought I was buying a charm pack but just realized that it is folded fabric not cut.
I found the name of 4 of them on Amy Butler Fabrics they are from the Midwest Modern Collection. The 4 I do know are from Orange Dahlia Collection- Pink Happy Dots and Brown Trailing Cherry and from the Pink Dahlia Collection - Fuchsia Fresh Poppies and Moss Nouveau Trees. The 5th one has green tones.

#3 is a Slash Your Stash Quilt Book

Here are the "easy rules" to enter my giveaway, leave a comment between October 1st (not before) and noon October 15th. Tell me what your favorite fall color is and a link to your blog, or if you don't have a blog your e-mail address so that I can contact you. Feel free to mention this on your blog. To be fair, any comment that does not have these requirements will not be considered. A list of all participants can be found on the The Fall into Fall Quilters Blog You can go there and enter any and all of the giveaways. There are some awesome prizes waiting to be given away.

It's not too late to join us yourself if you would like just stop by The Fall into Fall Quilters Blog and Debi will add you to the list. There are over 40 bloggers participating so far!

The winners will be drawn and posted here on October 15th.

Good luck and thanks for playing.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I'm not a quilter - I am a crafter

Today it sunk in. I'm not a quilter. I have made 2 quilts in my life, and they were both made over 25 years ago with lots of help. I love quilts and I would love to make quilts. Someday I will actually finish some and maybe all of the quilts I have started. For now, I will continue to read about quilts in books and blogs and collect fabrics and dream of what mine will look like.

This morning when I was looking for something to bring with me to work and looked through drawers and bags of fabric, I just got overwhelmed with frustration. I am forever starting something and not finishing it. I have GREAT ideas but I don't follow through with them. That's enough beating myself up. I think maybe every crafter has these feelings at some point.

I have been giving a lot of thought to what I want to provide for the Fall into Fall Quilters Blog Giveaway and I have decided what it will be. I hope you will join us. I have spent today reading blogs of the other participants and there is going to be a wide variety of prizes. I am really excited to be part of this.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fall Apron Thank You and other things

I finally got to the post office after the nice vacations I've had recently. I got to do the happy dance again when I opened the package from Kathie P. from the Fall Apron Swap. I got the nicest fall apron with material that has fall colors and leaves and nuts and stuff and she used my favorite color (yellow) to make the pockets and the neck and binding. The pot holders are so cool! I've never seen any like this but I really like them, you put your fingers in one end and your thumb in the other and then it kind of squishes together to hold the hot item. There was also a nice surprise of some fall cookie cutters! There is an acorn, an apple, and a pumpkin. Thank you Kathie, I really do love it!!!!
The apron I sent was from Aunt Bee's Kitchen on etsy.

I have been reading a lot about jelly rolls lately so I ventured out to the quilt shop downtown between jobs today and checked them out. The nice lady there showed me all kinds of books and quilts in the shop made from jelly rolls. I think they might be my new friend.

I had a great time in Colorado. I always love going there but this time was just very nice. I got to spend time with with my girls and their guys and their babies. I got to babysit with a squishy soft little baby Adeline and a big handsome Max. We read books and told stories and sang songs. Well, I did all of those things. They just listened, but it was a great time. Ang and I had some good time together. I went shopping. I don't shop. I hate to shop. But I wanted to shop and I have so many new things to wear now. I think Deana was a little surprised that I said I wanted to shop. I hear that she thinks it is worse than shopping with someone else but she didn't complain one time, at least not to me. She just kept handing me things and telling me that I was buying them. I came away with some great bargains and a box of things to check at the airport. The weather was amazingly beautiful. I sat out on the deck and had breakfast. We drove up to Mt. Evans and it was so pretty. I got altitude goofy a bit. I forget about those things.

I actually sat down at the sewing machine for a little while on Sunday. I haven't done that in MONTHS. I hope it isn't months before I do it again. I was just testing out a little project.

That pretty much catches you up with my little spot in the world.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fall into Fall Quilters Blog Giveaway

Debi at Quilting with Debi is hosting a Fall Giveaway and I am joining in. Check back soon to see what I come up with for my giveaway and to be entered to win.