Thursday, August 30, 2012

Follower's Trend Giveaway

THIS CONTEST IS OVER

I get so excited that some of you
are kind enough to follow my little blog
and that's why I have the
Follower's Trend Giveaway!

It's a way of saying "Thank You!"
 to those who come back to visit after a BIG hop is over.

This giveaway is only open for a few
days--winner will be chosen on

September 2nd, 6 p.m. PST, 
and will be announced soon after that time.

There's Always Rules:
  1. You must be a Follower, new or not-so-new, (which is why I'm doing this in the first place)--following by email counts, just let me know.
  2. Leave a short and sweet comment.
  3. Make sure I can contact you if you're a noreply blogger. Typing out your email address like this helps avoid spammers: iblog at aol dot com. No email info means you can't win.
  4. I'll mail the giveaway item anywhere if you win.
  5. Only one entry per person.

The Giveaway?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Ghastlie Giveaway Winner is...


CONGRATULATIONS TO
JULIE in WA!
Julie in WA August 13, 2012 11:40 AM
Laurel Burch is one of my lifetime favorite designers,
and your LB bowls are incredible! WOW!



Now What?

Bowls With Borders is over and now I'm not
sure what to do with all my extra time.

No more reminder emails (some of you will be so glad about that) and 
no more oohs and aahs each morning as I looked at the newest bowl creations.

What do, what to do, what to do......

Well, there is that other hop coming up with Corrie....

 
A little black and white peek at what I'm sewing on this week.
Yep, there's dots!

And this hop with Cherry is a month away....I've got some ideas floating in my head.....

....oh, oh, oh, and there's this hop, too! SCARY! Wendy's ready to show her wicked side with this one!

I could work on all those unfinished projects that are waiting for me to bind them, quilt them, or just sew them together. Nah!

I DO look forward to catching up on all the blog posts I've missed, so I may be making comments on posts  made two (or three) weeks ago.

Of course, there's this that ends tonight
and then I'll be busy picking a winner:


I just love my little cheerleader...
thank you, Madame Samm!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Bowls With Borders--Last Day

This is the last day of the Bowls With Borders Blog Hop,
which is sad, but it's been a marvelous ride!
I've loved all the ideas, the tutorials, the giveaways,
the newly found blogs, and the beauty of all
the ways these bowls were created.

There are more bowls to see today
(the list is below) but I have a few
Thank You's
I really must share
(This is me presenting the thank you awards.
Really, it is me.......sort of, kinda.....in my dreams.)

Thank you, Madame Samm,
Queen of Everything,
for your encouragement (aka cheerleading), your fun little graphics,
and for making this blog hop happen. Your bowl creations sparked a
whole new group of paper piecers, me included.
You constantly amaze me with your energy and talent.

Thank you, Regina Grewe
for the bowl pattern and all the translation help you gave me.
We've all loved this pattern!

Thank you, Google Translate for the unusual,
yet helpful, method of translating all those different
languages that popped into my email box.

Thank you to all of you who played along
with your bowls, and for the
hours you spent creating your bowl masterpieces
--you've been great!

AND....Thank you to all of you who came to visit the
Bowls With Borders Blog Hop just to look, leave comments,
enter giveaways, and/or cheer us all on.
That's what these hops are all about.


Here's the last of the bowl hoppers
Enjoy!

August 28th
Don't forget to hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on
Madame Samm's Pinterest page, too.

Bowls With Borders--August 27th AND......

Just one more set of bowls from me......
 
I finished the bowl creation Madame Samm gave me
as a reminder of how fun and special this hop has been,
so...here it is.......
Her masterpiece of bowls with a little pocket
(that will be filled with candy canes at Christmas)
attached nicely to a section I made with
slots for Christmas cards. I added a
paper pieced snowman found at Craftsy
by Piece By Number, too.
Thank you again, Madame Samm, for such a special gift!
 
 
 
Check out these bowls:

August 27th
Don't forget to hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Madame Samm
and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on
Madame Samm's Pinterest page, too.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bowls With Borders--August 26th, Plus Other Stuff

Sign-up for WICKED--go to sewwequilt.com to find out how.
Don't be afraid!
 
 
Nothing but dots on this hop--Sept. 10th
begins the dot hopping--be there!
 
You'll fall all over yourself when you
see the stuff this hop will be showing in October.
 
 
As for me, I've been busy. Really busy.
I tried my hand at embroidering something.
Yeah, well...not so good. Guess I'm just not much of
a hand embroidery kind of person. But....
I will try again...someday.
 
I've had some dotty fabric running through my
sewing machine lately--pretty fun stuff! My day is on
September 10th--whoohoo!!
 
This ends on August 29th and then the little
package of Ghastlie fabrics will be off to a lucky winner.
 
And now.....the bowl stuff!
 

ALL the bowls I've seen
have been just
AWESOME!

Who would've thought a bowl pattern could have so many ways to look amazing in fabric. I've loved them all!

There's more....check out these bowls:

August 26th
Julie S. (no show)
Kim O. (no show)
Martine (no show)
Don't forget to hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on
Madame Samm's Pinterest page, too.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bowls With Borders--August 25th

The Ghastlie giveaway ends on August 29th--have you entered?
Click on these beautiful ladies to get to the giveaway
(check down towards the bottom of the post.)
 
Only a few days
left of new
bowl creations!
 
Check out today's bowls:

August 25th
visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on
Madame Samm's Pinterest page, too.

Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm Ready To Fly Away On My Broom

Well, okay, I'm not going to "fly"
but I am going to hurry over
to Madame Samm's at Sew We Quilt to
sign-up for another one of her amazing
blog hops. Wendy's hosting this one.....
You should "fly" over, too, but
hurry, she's only taking 100 
blog hoppers and those spots
 will go FAST!
 

Bowls With Borders--August 24th


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It’s so exciting!
ALL these bowls are just

STUNNING!

There's more....check out these bowls:

August 24th
Gudrun Z. (no bowls)

Don't forget to hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on
Madame Samm's Pinterest page, too.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bowls With Borders--August 23rd + Dots

 
DID YOU KNOW THAT......
In the middle of all this bowl hopping, there are
people who are sewing away with dots before their eyes.
Really, they are! They are seeing dots, dots, everywhere dots!
Corrie at Quilt Taffy will be hosting the Dots on Dots blog hop that
will be starting on September 10th--watch for it!
 
Back to the bowls!
 
 
It’s so exciting!
ALL these bowls are just

EXTRAORDINARY!
There's more....check out these bowls:

August 23rd
Don't forget to hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on
Madame Samm's Pinterest page, too.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bowls With Borders--August 22nd

It’s so exciting!
ALL these bowls are just

GORGEOUS!
There's more....check out these bowls:

August 22nd
Don't forget to hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on
Madame Samm's Pinterest page, too.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bowls With Borders--August 21st...Plus...

I interrupt this regularly scheduled....uh...schedule to
show you something I received today
(did you hear the squeal around the world?)

Yes, it is bowls. Christmas bowls just for me as a reminder of this
amazing hop that involved so many wonderful people from around the world.
Madame Samm, busy, busy lady that she is, took some of her precious time to sew this
beautiful stack of bowls for me. I love it! A lot love it!
Thank you, Madame Samm, for making me something so special.
I'll be showing it off again later when I get some borders on it.
Oh yeah, that bottom bowl is a cute little pocket--more to love about it!

 And now, back to the regularly scheduled...
SCHEDULE.

 
It’s so exciting!
ALL these bowls are just

FABULOUS!
There's more....check out these bowls:

August 21st


Don't forget to hop over to Sew We Quilt to
visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on
Madame Samm's Pinterest page, too.

Click on these Ghastlie ladies to get to a giveway (you'll find it towards the bottom of the post)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bowls With Borders--August 20th


It’s so exciting!
ALL these bowls are just

OUT-OF-THIS WORLD!
Thanks to all of you who are posting the schedule on your blogs--you are just the best for cheering us on!

There's more....check out these bowls:

August 20th

Don't forget to hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on
Madame Samm's Pinterest page, too.

AND.....

GHASTLIE GIVEAWAY!
Click on these Ghastlie ladies to get to a giveway (you'll find it towards the bottom of the post)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bowls With Borders--August 19th

It’s so exciting!
ALL these bowls are just

MIND BOGGLING!

There's more....check out these bowls:

August 19th

Ghastlie giveaway!
(just click on the Ghastlie ladies
and scroll to the bottom of that post)

Don't forget to hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bowls With Borders--August 18th


It’s so exciting!
ALL these bowls are just

FABULOUS!
There's more....check out these bowls:

August 18th

Check out That Other Blog, too
Don't forget to hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.

All the blocks will be posted on
Madame Samm's Pinterest page, too.

AND DID YOU KNOW THERE
ARE MORE HOPS COMING?
Yep, there's more!
 

There's a giveaway here:
(click on the Ghastlie ladies and
scroll to the bottom of that post)