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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! 

I love this picture.
It reminds us what the true meaning is.

May your heart be full of faith, happiness and love today and every day.
May you share that abundance with everyone around you.
And never forget what this day is about.

I'm linking a beautiful post I read this morning.
I hope you'll take time to click here to read it.
Very simple, but very powerful.

Merry Christmas to all of you!
Thank you so much for being in my life!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Waiting for Spring" - A Blogger's Quilt Along

Winter greetings!!

So I was reading some of the blogs I follow this morning and Ryan from I'm Just A Guy Who Quilts has a posting about a first ever Bloggers Block-a-palooza.  There are 18 bloggers participating in this and you'll make two blocks a week.  You can get all the information they have so far here.  I just might do this!

They are using the new Sunkissed line by Sweetwater for Moda (fabric line below).  What a bright, cheery way to get through winter!  So, go to Ryan's blog, grab a button, and let me know if you're going to join.  I think it would be fun to do this together!!

Have a day full of blessings!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Today Is My Lucky Day!

You know...I have met so many nice people through the short time I've been blogging and my Flickr account.  It's been such a wonderful experience.  The world of quilting just brings out great people.  I think that's what I love most about it.  The comfort of the finished quilt, with stitches made out of love, wrapped around you in warmth and safety.  The great friends you meet through quilt retreats.  The togetherness we all feel when working on a gift from the heart for our loved ones.  And seriously, who would have thought I would have found great friends, though never meeting face to face.  It's amazing!

So...during lunch I was on the phone with my husband.  I was actually working at my desk during lunch because it was just 'one of those days'.  So while he's telling me about his day (which I swear I was listening to him...really...), I thought I would hop on the internet and check my email.  Lo and behold...I WON A GIVEAWAY!!!  I got so excited!!  I WON FABRIC!!!!!!!  If you are a quilter, you KNOW that is JUST like winning the lottery!!  He started laughing at me because I was so excited, so he let me hang up so I could scream around the office that I won.

I had mentioned about the Holly Jolly Blog Bingo in an earlier post.  Well, they have so very graciously been doing daily giveaways.  Yesterday when I left my post I was secretly hoping I would win because I really liked the fabric.  And I did!!  So THANK YOU everyone from The Quilt Shoppe! You made this little Iowa gal's day!!!

AND...if you have a chance, hop on over to The Quilt Shoppe because they are having one nice sale!!

South Hampton

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Done!!

Here it is!!  The hardest quilt I've ever done.  Would I do this one again? Absolutely!  I learned a LOT....especially about planning your color scheme when it comes to the stars.  If I would have known what I was doing, I would have planned it out a little better.  But it's all about learning and trying and moving forward.  Though I would have done some things differently on this, I'm still really proud of myself for completing the top! 

I hope you all were able to get a little creativity in this weekend!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holly Jolly Blog Bingo!

Holy Cow!  I can't believe I haven't blogged since Oct 23rd!  Where has the time gone??  Well...I came across something fun you might want to participate in.  The Quilt Shoppe is sponsoring a Holly Jolly Blog Bingo.  How fun is that?  If you want to play, just click here and have your information turned in by December 9th.  It will be a lot of fun! 

Holly Jolly Blog Bingo ... 2010
Let me know if you do!  Coming soon will be a blog about the latest quilt I'm working on.  Yes, it's true, I will have the quilt top finished. **fainting**  I have to in order to get 40% off my next shopping spree at Common Threads.  :o)  What an incentive, right?  Peg, the shop owner, hosted this awesome block of the month and that's our prize for completing everything on time.  How sweet is that?? But I will tell you this quilt had challenged me.  I'm all about the easy stuff, so I'm pretty darn proud of myself  for doing this quilt! I PROMISE it will be blogged by next Sunday. 

And just because she's one of my absolute favorites, I read on KarrieLyne's blog today that she's going to have another tutorial coming up.  I can't wait!!  She just makes me smile!!

So...until next weekend (of if I  have a chance before then) I hope you all are finding many things to be grateful for this past year.  My list is long!!  I hope yours is too. 

Merry Christmas!!