Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Back in the Saddle

Today was my first day back at the sewing machine. I finished up Liberty's Mod Kid skirt (what I was sewing when "the incident" occurred). I just need to put in the elastic and I'm done. My finger is still pretty sore. I went to the surgeon and he's waiting until next week to decide whether or not to surgically remove the other two pieces. He said that most likely they will just GROW OUT OF MY SKIN! Ewwwww.....gross!

Now what you're all really here for: the winners! There was such a big turnout that I decided to double the winners. I mistakenly bought 6 fat quarters instead of 7, so I will have "grand prize" winners and "runner up" prizes:

Grand Prize Winners:
Twin Fibers

aaahh! I'd love to use some for a quilt. Your little houses are so cute, reminds me of vintage children's books.

December 9, 2009 12:12 PM

Love your blog, girls! And I can't wait to see what you create!

Petit Debutant

woo wee, what a great giveaway! That house quilt looks great. You're so nice and willing to share! I think I would use them in a hexagon quilt.

December 9, 2009 3:53 PM

I love hexagons! Can't wait to see!

Runner Up Winners:

I Have A Notion

You want to know something interesting about me....hmmmm....I took a cruse alone when I turned 30. I was having a bit of a panic about turning 30 so I called the travel agent and gave them my credit card number and told them to take me anywhere in the world leaving on a particular day and returning one week later. She called me back and told me I was going on a cruise. I had an absolute ball and even went to a nude beach for the first time in my life. Thank God I was alone....I found an empty area....where there was absolutely no one around....stripped off my suite..laid down....honestly less than 30 seconds...I put my suite back on and walked away so proud of myself. I'm such a risk taker..ROFL....truth!!!


December 9, 2009 4:17 PM

Great story, Kelly! I remember the "turning 30 panic"! I still need to take my "momacation", though!

a la mode fabric

Wowwie... great giveaway! I would use the fq set on a coordinating sracf and bag set ;) And make all my nonclever friends super jealous! LOL Thanks for the chance, Heather

December 16, 2009 7:30 AM

Great idea, Heather! Can't wait to see them! Your nonclever friends will be green with envy!

Congratulations to all the winners! Please email me your addresses so I can ship them off straight away!

Monday, December 14, 2009

War Wounds

Sewing is serious business. We all have burns from irons. Well, I got the mother of all wounds on Friday. I sewed through my finger. Yep. Twice. Don't ask me how it happened, because I honestly don't know. All I know is I was sewing away and my machine stopped. I looked, and the needle was down...through my finger! Here's a little pic:I was the most popular patient in the ER. They removed the larger of the three pieces (yes-three). It took 3 people and a pair of heavy-duty pliers. Here's what they pulled out:
As I was sitting in my room, I heard the nurse yell down the hall :

"BARBARA! You should see the SIZE of that needle I just pulled out of that girl's finger."
Well, I'm glad I could be entertaining.

In case you're wondering, it didn't hurt at all when it happened. That came later. What hurt even worse was when they shot me up with Lydacaine. After some tetanus shots and a prescription for heavy duty antibiotics, I was sent home. I have to meet with an orthopedic surgeon to have the rest surgically removed. The worst part is I can't even sew with this huge metal brace on my finger!

In other news, the giveaway is still on schedule. Due to the huge turnout, I am thinking of adding two more prizes. Yep. That's right--FOUR chances to win!!
Watch your fingers-please!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Denyse Schmidt Giveaway!

I've stashed all my recent fabric purchases under my cutting table so as not to alarm my hubby. But he shouldn't be alarmed anyway, because they were all purchased with gift certificates. Lucky me! So I'm spreading the wealth!

Wilbur doesn't want me to tell you this...

But I'm giving away TWO fat quarter bundles of Hope Valley!To enter, leave a comment between now and next Wednesday, December 16th. Post a link on your blog and you'll have THREE chances to win! In your comment, tell me something interesting: either about yourself, or maybe what you would like to use the fat quarters for.

I've been working on a new project. Here's a sneak peek:This is just the rough layout. I'm still not completely sold on the background. And I have to add a bunch of little details still.

Happy stitching, peeps!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fabric Binge, Part Two

I received my huge Fat Quarter Shop order today! Yaaaay! This is all part of the graduation gift from my Mommy and Daddy. I ordered the entire line of Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey. My plan is to make patchwork curtains for my studio.

I also ordered a bunch of Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson and some other miscellaneous prints.
I have been very blessed in the fabric department lately, so I've decided to pay it forward. I picked up 14 fat quarters of Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley to use as a prize for my next giveaway! Keep your eyes peeled: I will most likely be announcing it tomorrow!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Today was a nice lazy Sunday. If my hubby hadn't volunteered to take me to Ikea at 6 pm, I wouldn't have made it out of my pajamas. Anyhoo, I found a fabulous bookcase and floral chair for the studio. Hubby was inconspicuously writing notes while we were there, so they may be my Christmas presents! Just guessing. One of the things I love about Ikea is they always play awesome movies on the TVs. Tonight it was "Mary Poppins" in the kids eating area, and "Singin' in the Rain" on all the other TVs.

I've got a big week of "To Do's" ahead of me:
I need to finish painting the dining room (I'm taking it over as an addition to my sewing room).
Work on my Joseph's Coat blocks.
Do some Christmas sewing
Work on my dresden quilt (above)

Its hard to believe how fast December is flying by. I haven't even started my Christmas cards yet! ...Better add that to the list!