Wednesday, November 30, 2011

After Thanksgiving Giveaway and One-Flower Wednesday

Encouraging words of the day –
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7

Today is One Flower Wednesday , one of my favorite days of the week.  Karen at "Journey of a Quilter" encourages us to make our garden grow by posting what we’ve done each week.  Here are 2 more for me:

I’ve just received my November hexies from Melody for the "Inchy Hexagon Flower-Swap"   and they are absolutely lovely.  Look for yourself.  Thank you so much, Melody, for the hexies, bear fob, buttons and extra fabric.  What a terrific package.

Don’t forget about my   "After Thanskgiving Giveaway"

And, speaking of giveaways, here are some I’ve found:

It’s Sew Kiki is having a giveaway.  You could win a kit for a wall hanging from Quilt Kit Market.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, November 30.

It's So Kiki is having a second giveaway.  You could win a copy of Stash Happy Patchwork.  This giveaway ends Saturday, December 3.

"Lisnaweary Quilts" is giving away a “Go Baby Fabric Cutter.” – ends December 11th.
That is all.

Monday, November 28, 2011

After Thanksgiving Giveaway

Encouraging words of the day –
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.  -  Colossians 3:17, NLT

Doing “all in the name of the Lord Jesus” means bringing honor to Christ in every aspect and activity of daily living.  As a Christian, you represent Christ at all times—wherever you go and whatever you say.  What impression do people have of Christ when they see or talk with you?  What changes would you make in your life in order to honor Christ?

I have received a Candle Mat from my partner in the "Christmas Candle Mat 2011."  Well, not only did I receive the Candle Mat, but a whole bunch of other goodies from Laura.  Just look at this:
There are ornaments:  2 cute candy canes,  a funny little snowman, and another snowman painted and signed by Laura herself,  5 little hand-sewn snowballs and one larger snowball.
There are two candles, one with a hand-sewn cover that wraps around it and another little snowball-looking one.
And then there is the gorgeous candlemat, also hand-sewn with colorful mittens all around it.  Oh, and a pendant/pin made of glass pieces, rather funky but so cute.  I’m wearing it today .
Thank you, Laura.  I am going to enjoy it all so much.

After Thanksgiving Giveaway

"Fat Quarter Shop" has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway on my blog.  If you haven’t already visited "Fat Quarter Shop," then you’re in for a real treat.  I love to go there just to browse even, but the selection is wonderful and the prices are terrific.  So, you ask, what can I win?  Up for grabs is a “layer cake” of your choice.  And, wow, do you have a lot of choices.  A couple that I love are:
Boy Meadow Friends Layer Cake
Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics

But that's what I like.  You get to choose the one YOU like.  Ok, ok, you want to know what you need to do to win.  You have 3 opportunities to enter the giveaway:
1.  Go to "Fat Quarter Shop"  and check out their layer cakes, then come back and let me know which layer cake you would choose if you were to win the giveaway. 

2.  Become a follower of my blog. 

3.  Blog about this giveaway, then come back and leave the link to your post.

Make each response separately to assure you get entered 3 times.
If you are a No-Reply blogger, please include your email address so I can contact you if you win.
Giveaway ends December 5th,  MST.  The winner will be announced by Tuesday, December 6th.

And, speaking of giveaways, here are some I’ve found:
"Pings & Needles" is giving away an Accuquilt Go Baby Cutter. – ends December 1st.
"Our Busy Little Bunch" is having a sponsored giveaway of gorgeous bundle of Pear Tree fabric. – ends December 2nd.
"Gen X Quilters" is giving away Electric Quilt 7 software. – ends December 3rd.

That is all.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Encouraging words of the day –
Father, we celebrate this day as a nation of people who have been blessed more than any other people on the face of the earth and at any time. We acknowledge you as the giver of the good we so easily take for granted. Forgive us as we are a forgetful people. Grant us on this Thanksgiving Day the time to reflect on all the ways you have blessed each of us who has gathered. Increase our understanding of your ways, defeat us when we use our blessings for selfish gain, and remind us to love one another.
Thank you for providing all that we need for life and godliness. Make us to be a light and a blessing to the nations of the world. We acknowledge you as the only true and living God.
We pray this in the name of your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
To all my blogging friends:  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for your friendship today and every day.  My husband and I will be spending Thanksgiving at my sister’s home today along with my parents, my other sister and her son and daughter, and of course, my sister’s family.  I made this little turkey hanging for my sister.  I made one for myself as well.  Maybe we’ll be able to make a mini-quilt to hang on our hanger each month…hum, Ida?

That is all.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One-Flower Wednesday and My Jane I-10

Encouraging words of the day
Psalm 35:27, “Let them continually say, ‘Great is the Lord, who delights in blessing his servant...’” (NLT).
What a great verse
God delights in blessing you! He doesn’t want you thinking you deserve to be punished or that you bother Him when you ask for His help. No, He wants you to continually remind yourself that it’s His pleasure to bless you. If you’ll believe this and begin to live this way, it will change your life!

Yay!  Today is One Flower Wednesday  and here are my flowers.

Another of “My Jane” blocks.  Here is I-10.  This was paper-pieced and appliqués.  Easy to do but time-consuming.


On another topic, here are a few giveaways I’ve found (what? More like one giveaway found.  Well, I’ve been busy (like no one else has?)  Anyway…

"Leona's Quilting Adventure" is giving away a copy of “The Wedding Quilt” from the Elm Creek novels.  Also included is the book, “A Quilter’s Holiday.” – ends December 9th.

That is all.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Free-Motion Quilt Challenge

Encouraging words of the day
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. - Hebrews 13:16

I’m taking the "Free-Motion Quilt Challenge" at "sewcalgal" to improve my free-motion quilting skills in a year. 

"Sewcalgal"  wants others to have a fun year of quilting and to love doing FMQ as she does and is hosting the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge.  Come try it with us.

On another topic, here are a few giveaways I’ve found:
"Roja in Virginia" is giving away a “Christmas Planner.” – ends November 27th.

"Stray Stitches" is having a giveaway consisting of a  bundle including 11 fat quarters, one half-yard stripe and one 23" panel. – ends November 29th.

"Love Affair With My Brother" is giving away a jelly roll. – ends November 22nd.

"Lily Pad Quilting" is giving away an Accuquilt Go Baby Cutter. – ends November 28th.

That is all.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Old and New

Encouraging words of the day:
I cried out to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy mountain.
~ Psalm 3:4, NLT

"A Peach in Stitches" is having a giveaway whereas you post pictures of your "Old and New" fabrics.  Well, my oldest fabric are the pieces of flannel that I bought to make pajamas for my oldest son when he was 4 years old.  He is now 44 years old so this fabric is 40 years old.  I must have bought LOTS of this fabric since I made the pjs and still have about 2 yards of the stripe and a yard of the print  left even after using pieces to make little flannel baby blanket backs throughout the years. 

 My newest fabrics are 3 pieces large enough to make 3 aprons.  I even have the pattern and plan to get to this project sometime during my vast amounts of free time…

You could win a goodie package from Hawaii, including a calendar. - ends Dec.1st. 

That is all.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

One-Flower Wednesday and My Jane H-4

Encouraging words of the day:

But it is just as the Scriptures say, "What God has planned for people who love him is more than eyes have seen or ears have heard. It has never even entered into our minds!" - 1 Corinthians 2:9 (CEV)
We’re back in El Paso now.  It’s always wonderful to be home, no matter how much fun you had while you were away.  It’s great to be back in my sewing room.  I did manage to sew a few of “My Jane” blocks on our 6 ½ hour road trip.  Here is H-4.  This was really easy paper-piecing and then appliqué diamond in center.
I’m still working on Mama’s Christmas quilt.  I have finished quilting it and am now going to sew something on the edge of it so it can be used as a bedspread.  I’m off to the fabric store with my sister today to find some fabric.  She stopped by last evening for a while and we had a wonderful visit making up for the month we’ve spent apart.
It’s One Flower Wednesday .  The blue flower with the orangey-looking center looks awful in the photo but it is really pretty in “real life.”

And finally, here is a giveaway I’ve found:

Lily's Quilts is having a giveaway.  You could win a one year subscription to Fat Quarterly. – Ends November 16. –ooooo, that’s today. Good luck.

That is all.