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.


Sue said...

So nice to be able to gather with family and celebrate our Savior's birth.

Love your house block. That's so cute and your Jane block is lovely too. You are moving right along with those!

Merry Christmas,

Needled Mom said...

Your house block is soooo cute. I also like the DJ-13.

Rosa said...

Love your blocks,absolutely beautiful.

Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

So pretty! don't worry, I didn't have a giveaway either. =)

Karen said...

An excellent Dear Jane block and a very sweet schoolhouse too!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

What a darling school house block! There's so much detail in there!
Your J-13 block is one of my favorites so far. Love the design.
I'm so glad you were able to spend some time with family over the weekend.
There are so many giveaways and I've hardly started through the lists!!

Lynette said...

So cute! My sisters are so talented.