Saturday, August 28, 2010

And the winner is....

The winner of my little giveaway is Katherine at Sew Me Something Good.  
I had my son draw the names out of a bowl as he was walking by the computer. 
Lucky for me, Katherine and I live in the same city. So when she is back from vacation and we have the kids all settled at school we are going to meet up.  Isn't that cool? I think we will meet at a quilt shop!! Then she can collect her winnings.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Growing gardens

While on holidays I managed to get all these flowers to bloom.  We had some lengthy car rides to get to our destination but I found I could make the hexies in the car without feeling nauseated. I had to assemble the flowers at the condo.  check out more flowers growing at One Flower Wednesday!
view from condo patio where i did lots of stitching
Most of them were stitched while looking at this fabulous view in 30*C heat...loved that!
black eyed susans
gorgeous roses
amazing gardens
overflowing flower containers

Where were we?....Kelowna, British Columbia about an 8 hour drive west of Calgary, Alberta.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Accuquilt Go giveaway

Go check out Sweet P Quilter for your chance to win an Accucuter.  the more I see these in action the more I am wondering if I could use one myself.  Of course wining one would be the ultimate way of getting one.

a quick finish

I made this small table topper for some friends we were visiting while on vacation (more of that later).  It is going in her kitchen which is mostly black and browns.

If you haven't done so, please enter my giveaway. 
I posted about it HERE. 
Closing at 12:00 MST Aug 22nd!  Good luck.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

late summer flowers

 I have had some progress with my hexie flowers this week.
i am so enjoying making these flowers. 

I am having a giveaway so check out my previous post for details.

Friday, August 13, 2010


As promised in previous posts, I said I would host a giveaway if I reached over 50 followers...well I have!!!.
Batting scraps!

I will keep the entry 'rules' pretty simple.

 See this pile of batting scraps?  I have a few bags full of these scraps. For some reason I save them thinking there is a great use for them.  Can you help me come up with a way to use them.
Leave me a comment for their use and you are entered.  (simple enough)

For another chance to enter, become a follower of my blog!!

Oh you want to know what is up for grabs.

Well I made 'you' 3 little note cards (with envelopes) using up scraps (thanks Katherine for the idea),  1 of these medium pouches  which is one of my favourite gifts to sew and one charm pack of 'A Sip of Summer' from Connecting Threads.

giveaway gifts
Giveaway will be open until August 22, 12:00 MST.  Tell a friend if you wish. International entries are more then welcome.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Brown Bag Quilt Contest

Are you up for this challenge?  Brown Bag Quilt Contest is a challenge that uses up some of your 'ugly fabrics' Check it out over at Stash Manicure. Sign up before Sept 1 and finish your project before March 31st.  There are prizes to be won!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A few buds

Only a few buds to post about for One Flower Wednesday.  I wonder what all the other gardens look like.
I hope to have these completed on our upcoming long car rides.

Now to work on my giveaway, stay tuned!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Off to school

My friend's son went off to university last year in Victoria. BC.  When unpacking his stuff he commented to his mom, "Where is my homemade quilt? All my friends got one!" Well that sure made my friend feel quilty.  So this year she commissioned me to make him a quilt.  I gave her a choice of patterns, but she wanted a rag quilt (whew, much quicker to make).  We went to the LQS to pick out the flannel before their 50% off sale.  Since her son is 6''2" I had to make it a bit longer and wider then I normally do.

I love making rag quilts they are so quick, easy and fun! (although a little messy)

What are you working on these days?

p.s. only 2 more followers needed to get my giveaway underway!
p.s.s. daughter #1 is off to dance camp for a week :(

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

purple passion

a few more blooms from my Grandmother's Flower Garden....I wonder when the whole garden will come together!!!