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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Drawing for Post 500!

EDIT: This drawing is closed. I used a random number calculator:

This program will generate a random number between two numbers
of your choice.
Enter a lower limit: 1
Enter an upper limit: 23

Random Number: 8


Congratulations Allie! If you will send me you addy, I will get your jelly roll in the mail to you

Well, I'm one post early, since this is really number 499, but I couldn't wait, because I'm excited, so here goes.

This is the prize for my 500th post drawing: a Jelly Roll of Dandelion Girl from Fig Tree Quilts!

The colors are muted yellows and greens with some bright spots of muted red roses and blue flowers and yellow roses, with muted green leaves. It is very pretty, IMHO and somewhat hard to describe!

Please spread the word around about my drawing! I'm sorry I don't know how to put a link on the side with a picture to copy. But you can cut and paste and do a hyperlink, I think and get a link that way.

To enter the drawing, leave a comment on what quilting goal you have set for yourself this year: I know I want to learn to do a scalloped edge quilt. What have you wanted to do or learn to do, but have been putting off?

Be sure you have an e-mail, so I can reach you (if you don't have a way for me to reach you then you won't be in the drawing, sorry) and no anonymous comments will be added to the drawing. The drawing will close at midnight on Saturday, December 31 , 2011. I will draw on New Year's Day, January 1, 2012 sometime in the morning.

Good luck to everyone!

My hubby, Maynard and I had the terrible flu that seems to be going around, over the Christmas holiday, so didn't get to go anywhere and didn't get to go see the grandboys in Austin. But we are on the mend now and will go see them soon, after we both gain our strength back!

Hope everyone's holidays were happy ones and Happy New Year!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Friday, December 23, 2011



Friday, December 16, 2011

Not a Creature was stirring not even ........

four mice!!!!!! These little mice are so much fun to make and then give away! Everyone loves them because they are so little, I think! The pattern/tutorial is on Polka Dot Pineapple. They are a bit fussy to make, but always turn out so cute!

Do you have snow yet in your part of the country? No snow here, but some much-needed rain! We showed 3" in our rain gauge since last week, so we are very happy about that.

Coming up on 500 posts since July of 2007 for my blog---can hardly believe it, think I will have a drawing on that day -- whatever day it turns out to be---I'll leave you in suspense---have to think of something good!!!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Brrrr! Winter has Arrived!

It's a cold day in North Texas, but a good day to stay in and quilt or crochet. I've been working on the blocks of a BOM from The Quilt Company called "Little Red Barns" and have almost 2 blocks finished. I'm behind on every one of my BOMs and hope maybe I can get caught up before the end of the year, although it's not looking good!

"Look Ma, Polka Dots" is a quilt for Project Linus. Also, here is a picture of the snow people wall hanging I made for Debi for Christmas this year. I gave it to her already, so now I can show it!

And the first picture shows one of the princess pillows I made for the grandgirls for a surprise for when we visit in January for Ilena's birthday!

We had a wonderful Christmas party at the quilt store in Arlington called, "Quilt Among Friends" last Saturday. Lots of sewing and gabbing, and eating and games with prizes. It was so much fun getting to know some new members! Got to meet Julie from the blog Julie K Quilts. Such a nice thing to meet her! Thanks Debi for planning another great party! Debi's new 9 week old grandson Reed even made an appearance!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!