Thursday, February 20, 2014

Zombies Or The Need To Sew

My goofy family long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away

My family can be pretty funny sometimes. We're all fans of the TV series The Walking Dead (zombies are included in the story line) and have some interesting conversations about what we'd do if zombies tried to take over or a disaster of epic proportions occurred. Just to make it clear, we DON'T really believe in zombies, but we love the what-if conversations and the laughs we have while discussing them.

That being said, this is the text message I received from daughter #2 today that totally made me smile and maybe even a little bit LAUGH OUT LOUD:

What does a dream mean when you dream of sewing massive amounts of quilts with your Mom?
A.  I need to sew
B. I need to prepare for an upcoming zombie apocalypse or other future disaster
C. I just dream crazy
D. I miss my Mom and love her

I told her "all of the above." I just love that girl!

FYI--If you get creeped out by scary stuff, don't look at the following photo she created of herself as a zombie (she's much prettier, but should zombies attack, she will fit right in looking like this):

On a lighter and less weird note, we have a frilly blog hop coming up that has me thinking
RUFFLES!

I definitely have the need to sew and have been busy making girly kind of things that involve lots of
RUFFLES.

Winner Of Hugs And Kisses Giveaway


#82 - JEANIE!

CONGRATULATIONS!
(An email has been sent to her.)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hugs And Kisses Blog Hop...Day 6!

YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS BLOG HOP!

Oh my! What fabulous paper piecing patterns these two came up with for this blog hop!


Check out who's hopping today:

Feb 19th

 Lady Bente

Lady Kristen

Lady Linda

Lady Marcy

Lady Susie


Mdm Samm

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hugs And Kisses Blog Hop...Day 5!

YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS BLOG HOP!

Oh my! What fabulous paper piecing patterns these two came up with for this blog hop!


Check out who's hopping today:


Feb 18th


Lady Lana

Lady Judy

Lady Shanna

Lady Amanda

Lady Kay

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hugs And Kisses Blog Hop...Day 4!

YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS BLOG HOP!

Oh my! What fabulous paper piecing patterns these two came up with for this blog hop!


Check out who's hopping today:


Feb 17th


Lady Mary

Lady Vickie

Lady Anne

Lady Selina

Lady Theresa

Lady Jane

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Winner Of My Grow Your Blog Giveaway


#135 - BRITTANY!

CONGRATULATIONS!
(An email has been sent to her.)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hugs And Kisses Blog Hop...Day 3!

Happy Valentine's Day!
YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS BLOG HOP!

Oh my! What fabulous paper piecing patterns these two came up with for this blog hop!


Check out who's hopping today:

Feb 14th

Lady Soma

Lady Laura Ann

Lady Doris

Lady Rexie

Lady Shari

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hugs And Kisses Blog Hop...Day 2!

YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS BLOG HOP!

Oh my! What fabulous paper piecing patterns these two came up with for this blog hop!


Check out who's hopping today:

Feb 13th


Lady Beth

Lady Jenny

Lady Britt-Inger

Lady Carla

Lady Marian 

Lady Lyndsey

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hugs And Kisses From Me To You!


YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS BLOG HOP!

Oh my! What fabulous paper piecing patterns these two came up with for this blog hop!


Thank you!

I LOVE to paper piece, so this was a wonderful treat for me. My quilt has 11" finished blocks and is made with "2wenty Thr3e" fabric by Cosmo Cricket. The pattern (with a few changes like adding the paper pieced blocks) came from the book "Happy Hour" by Atkinson Designs. 


I LOVED how it was beautifully stitched by Quilted Works.

My hubby and I took a road trip to find a nice spot to take a photo of my quilt. We ended up at the Gunlock Reservoir in Gunlock, Utah. It was a great trip and I LOVED spending time with my hubby! 

You can skip all this if you want to, but here's some interesting trivia about Gunlock: The town of Gunlock was named after William Haynes "Gunlock" Hamblin who was born Oct. 28, 1830, and was married to Mary A. and Betsy Leavitt. He died on May 8, 1872, in Nevada from poison given to him so he couldn't testify concerning a silver mine he had discovered and was selling. He was the father of 17 children, and was given the nickname "Gunlock" by George A. Smith, for whom he drove a wagon across the plains and worked for him as a gunsmith. He got his fame for his great marksmanship. At 50 paces, he shot the bottom from a pipe bowl without touching the rim. He won a $50.00 bet.

Whew! The thought of 17 children makes me hyperventilate! You'll also note that he had two wives...at the same time. I LOVE this kind of historical info that makes anyone's genealogy much more interesting!

I fell in LOVE with the heart and arrow, so I made a nice little Valentine pillow using it.

I LOVE GIVEAWAYS!
I picked up a $20 gift certificate from Quilt Taffy for some lucky winner...

The rules...
  1. Leave a comment...short and sweet works for me!
  2. It can be mailed anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
  3. You don't have to be a follower to play along.
  4. Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST on February 19thEntries after 5 p.m. PST on February 19th will not be included in the giveaway.
  5. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: If you aren't sure whether or not you are a no reply blogger, LEAVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS...pretty please! You can't win if I can't contact you! 
Hopefully, you didn't nod off with all this little history and giveaway stuff, because there
are lots more places you will LOVE to visit today to get some Hugs and Kisses inspiration.


Feb 12th


Lady Carol

Lady Sandy

Lady Cynthia

Lady Pat

Lady Jolie

Lady Susan

Monday, February 10, 2014

New Blog Hop Alert and Hugs And Kisses

A new blog hop...hurry and sign up! 
Check it out at http://sewwequilt.com


Look what's coming on February 12th!
Here's the whole schedule:

Feb 12th


Lady Carol

Lady Sandy

Lady Cynthia

Lady Pat

Lady Jolie

Lady Susan


Feb 13th


Lady Beth

Lady Jenny

Lady Britt-Inger

Lady Carla

Lady Marian 

Lady Lyndsey


Feb 14th

Lady Soma

Lady Laura Ann

Lady Doris

Lady Rexie

Lady Shari



Feb 17th


Lady Mary

Lady Vickie

Lady Anne

Lady Selina

Lady Theresa

Lady Jane


Feb 18th


Lady Lana

Lady Judy

Lady Shanna

Lady Amanda

Lady Kay


Feb 19th

 Lady Bente

Lady Kristen

Lady Linda

Lady Marcy

Lady Susie


Mdm Samm

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winner Of My Wordy Giveaway


MICHELE, #59!
59 
Michele said...
Congratulations on the 500th post. That is one great milestone. Thanks for the chance to win.

Congratulations!
(I've sent her an email.)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I'm Just A Little Wordy...500th Post Giveaway!

Obviously, I must get a little wordy and blog post crazy, because
I just noticed this morning that my next post would be
#500 
...so, of course, I automatically thought
GIVEAWAY TIME!

Today when I stopped off at Scrap Apple Quilts and was talking to 
Linda (she's such a cutie and it's so fun to talk quilty stuff with her), it was my luck to also
get to chat with Judy Corry who designed the quilt pattern, Jacob's Dresden. 

I used Judy's pattern to make this quilt with Ladies Diary fabric.
(NO, this quilt isn't part of the giveaway!)

Well.....
I had lots of people ask about the pattern so when I mentioned it to Judy she generously
offered me the pattern as a giveaway for this post. Is that just the nicest thing! Thanks, Judy!

I'm also throwing in a Robert Kaufman solid Kona Charm Square pack just for fun!

The pattern can be found at the Scrap Apple Quilts online shop HERE if you would like your very own copy and don't want to wait to see if you win in my little giveaway. They also sell the Dresden ruler to make this beautiful quilt and have some Ladies Diary fabric left in their store. Their contact info is on their website HERE. I can visualize this quilt in so many other fabrics and would love to make another one!

The rules...
  1. Leave a comment...short and sweet works for me!
  2. It can be mailed anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
  3. You don't have to be a follower to play along.
  4. Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST on February 9thEntries after 5 p.m. PST on February 9th will not be included in the giveaway.
  5. THIS IS IMPORTANT: If you aren't sure whether or not you are a no reply blogger, LEAVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS...pretty please! You can't win if I can't contact you!
AND IN OTHER NEWS...

Today's the last day of the She Who Sews  and tomorrow is the last day for Don't Let the Doorstop YouThanks to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt for her creative ideas and encouragement, and Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks for managing two hops at once and keeping us on track!

I've still got that Grow Your Blog giveaway going on...it ends on February 15th.
Here's where you can find my Grow Your Blog post and GIVEAWAY.