Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dream Palette Giveaway

Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle Competition

hosted by Quokka Quilts.

There’s a fabulous contest going on over at Quokka Quilts.  You  create your own Fat Quarter Bundle from the fabrics at  the Fat Quarter Shop.     The winner’s prize is a  WHOLE HALF YARD of 15 fabrics of your choice - 12 prints and 3 solids.  I love southwest colors and have chosen turquoise, red and brown colors.  Here’s my palette.

1 - Flora-Turquoise Feathers
2 - Hoffman Fabrics-  Lilac Rose
3 - Marcus Bros Fabrics-Civil War Tribute - Red n Green-
4 - Marcus Brothers Fabrics-Civil War Journals -  Paisley Peppers
5 – Marcus Bros Fabrics-Civil War Journals -  red paisley peppers
6 – Marcus Bros Fabrics-Civil War Journals – Brown Wandering Vines
7 – Marcus  Bros Fabrics-Civil War Journals salmon Vines stripe
8 - Me & My Sister for Moda –Ready Set Snow
9 – Moda – Coming Home
10 - Quilting Treasures-Nesting
11 - Red Rooster Fabrics-Super Turquoise Ring Dots
12 - Windham Fabrics-Home Sweet Home
13 – Bella Solids-turquoise
14 - Bella Solids-earth
15 - Bella Solids-country red

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

One-Flower Wednesday and My Jane I-7

Encouraging words of the day –
When Jesus came to earth, He brought with Him everything you need to be empowered to live a life of victory. He came as a little baby, but He represented all authority in heaven and earth. When you choose to serve Him, you have access to all of His resources. You have access to His peace, power, authority, provision, joy and strength. He brought all of this to us when He came to earth. Unto us a child is born...unto us victory is given. Unto us, peace is given. Unto us, provision is given. Unto us hope and healing are given. Unto us eternal life is given.

Whatever you need today, remember, when Jesus came into the world, He made a way for every one of your needs to be met spiritually, emotionally and physically. Surrender your life to Him and receive all the spiritual blessings He has in store for you.

Busy.  Like no one else is, huh?  We’re in the Texas Hill Country right now, wrapping gifts like crazy, packing like crazy, etc, in preparation for our road trip to Keller, Texas tomorrow to the home of our youngest son.  Our oldest son and our daughter and their families will also be traveling to Keller for Christmas.  It’s a 6-hour trip so I’ll be doing more hand-sewing.  Here are my  One Flower Wednesday hexie flowers. 
I don't know why they came out side-ways.  The little sun in the top one actually looks cuter when it's right-side-up.

I was also able to complete some “My Jane” blocks while driving to the Hill Country . . . Here is I-7.  It was easy paper-piecing but a KILLER appliqueing those little bitty triangles on the sides.  See how crooked the top one came out (and is not going to be re-done)?

Giveaways I've run into, well, I’ve found one:
Malt Designs is having a giveaway.  You could win a fat quarter bundle of Northcote Range Petite, by Cabbages & Roses.  - Ends Saturday, December 31.

That is all.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Back in Texas Hill Country and My Jane J-8

Encouraging words of the day -

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.  - Luke 2: 1-5 (NIV)

We’re in the Texas Hill Country, drove up from El Paso on Saturday.  It was a 7-hour drive and I got a lot of hand-sewing done.  I made a few hexie flowers which I’ll post for One-Flower Wednesday.  I also got some of  “My Jane” blocks done so I was quite productive.  I won’t post everything I made so I’ll have something to post on those days when I’ve done nothing, har har.  I’m learning to be tricky that way . . . Here is J-8. It was pretty easy.  I paper-pieced the middle and appliqued the melons on the corners.


Giveaways I've run into:

Quilt Story is having a giveaway.  You could win a $40 credit to Five Monkey Fabrics.  This giveaway ends Monday, December – so this is the last day.
Hawthorne Threads is having their weekly giveaway.  You could win a Joyful Garden fat quarter bundle.  This giveaway ends  Wednesday, December 21.

Speaking of giveaways, I was lucky to win a recent giveaway from  "Annies Ruby Slipperz"  and have received  5 fat quarters from her Mystery Monday giveaway. She asked for my favorite colors which are greens and turquoise and sent me:
Thanks so much.  I will certainly put them to good use.

That is all.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

One-Flower Wednesday, a Gingerbread House, and a Castle

Encouraging words of the day -
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. – Luke 1:26-27 NIV

Once again, it’s One Flower Wednesday  and here is my flower.  I only got around to making one but, after all it IS One-Flower Wednesday.

If you'd like to see more,  just go to  Journey of a Quilter where Karen gives everyone the chance to share their hexie flowers.  

I got enthusiastic again about making house blocks after making my block for a house block lotto so I made my castle from the November House block.

And the December House block is a gingerbread house.

I’m not posting any giveaways again because there are like a gazillion at "Blog Hop Party" "Giveaway Day" hosted by "Sew Mama Sew."  

That is all.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Giveaways Everywhere - except here...Also "My Jane" J-13

Encouraging words of the day -
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. – Luke 1:26-27 NIV

We had a lovely weekend with my family in New Mexico.  Each year, if we won’t be able to spend Christmas with them, we get together a week or two before and celebrate Christmas together.  We had a wonderful time, remembering the reason for the season, eating, drinking holiday cheer, exchanging gifts and enjoying each other’s company.  By the way, Mama loved her quilt.

I go my house block for Beth over at "Love, Laugh, Quilt"   done.

This was a lot of fun getting creative with my little schoolhouse.  This sounds like a wonderful way to make a house block quilt, that is if you win the drawing.  It’s like a lotto, if you send one house block in before January 1, you will be put into a drawing to receive 9-12 house blocks.  I encouraged my sister to enter also and she made a beautiful block that looks like my little house at our ranch.  Check it out here if you get a chance:

Oh.  Here’s a “My Jane” block.  This was fun to make,  paper-pieced and applilque..  So saying, here is J-13.


So what else have I done?  I spent a while in Blogland visiting "Blog Hop Party" participants.  That took most of the evening yesterday and I just got started.  What fun.  Then I’m noticing there is also a "Giveaway Day" hosted by "Sew Mama Sew."   So, that’s one of the reasons I’m not posting any giveaways.  Just go to either of these two links and you’ll find hundreds.  Have fun.  I know I am.  Another day when I probably won’t be sewing because I’ll be surfing through blogs.

That is all.