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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Winner" Birthday Giveaway

And the "Winner is" Pat from A Little of This and a Little of Pat. Thank you Pat for your entry and Birthday wishes. Send me an email with your address and I'll send the package off to you this weekend.

Thank you to all of you bloggers out there who sent Birthday Wishes my way! I've visited most of your blogs and I'm fasinated with all the fabulous projects.

Birthday Giveaway!!

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It's time for my first giveaway!!! My birthday is this month so I thought it would be fitting to do it now. To enter, become a follower and leave a comment for your first entry. Mention my giveaway on your blog and leave a comment including a link to your post and get a second entry. If your friends or blog followers mention that they saw my giveaway on your blog I will give you a third entry! Now how's that for easy to get three chances to win this lovely fabric!!

The first item in the giveaway is the fabric in the photo. It has four rose squares that are the same on the other side. My favorite color is green and I love flowers so when I found this fabric I knew right away that this would be a fun item to have in the giveaway. I hope you like it too!
The second item I've added to the giveaway is a charm pack of 40 5" fabric squares from Kaffe Fassett that are just beautiful bright colors that would make a lovely quilt. You never know, I just might add a few more items before the giveaway deadline to add a little element of surprize for the lucky winner!!

The winner will be drawn on September 30th, (my birthday) so the deadline will be midnight on September 29th. Good Luck!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

September Finishes for CGQC

September has been a busy month. I returned to work after having the summer off and I've really had to push myself to get back in the swing of the 9 to 5 work week. Every extra minute I have I try to get to my sewing projects in hopes of getting some of those Christmas gifts done.

Aside from my birthday this month, we also celebrated the birthdays of two of my children. It's been a whirlwind of activity around here. Anyway, here are my September finishes for the Charming Girls Quilt Club.
I finished this quilt at the end of the week. It was really easy quilt to make but it seems like it took me forever to finish it with the little increments of time I had to work on it. But it's done now. It reminds me of some curtains my mom had in the late 60's, it's the floral pattern fabric I guess that takes me back.

Next on my list was to finish these pillow cases I had been wanting to make for quite some time. They came together quickly once I got to working on them.

And last, but not least, is the blanket I finished for my other grandson. It was actually my first finish this month. Poor kid was the last of my three grandsons to get his blanket and boy was he on me every time he came to visit.

I've also been working on my mini quilt for the exchange and on 20 star point Christmas squares for another exchange I'm participating in. I must say that the pressure has been on when I think of all I have to do to make the deadlines. But I can now say that I'm feeling sure now that I can get them all done.

I took tomorrow and Wednesday off to celebrate my Birthday (which I'll probably spend in my sewing room) to just relax and leisurely do whatever I want.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Reflecting

Like almost everyone, when I woke up this morning, I remembered exactly where I was on this day in 2001. On 9/11/01 I was in a hotel in Phoenix, Arizona with my mother and sister-in-law. We had stopped to get some rest on our way to a funeral in El Paso, Texas when we heard the terrible news. As we got dressed and started back on our journey, things around us seemed chaotic and we no longer felt safe. We felt distressed and confused, and wondered if we should just turn around and go back home. We thought we can't do that, (it was my mother's sister who had passed away and she had to be at the funeral) so we just kept traveling.

Today, I spent some time reflecting on just how vulnerable we felt that day and how much I missed my husband and family who were at home worrying about us and our safety. It sure was a scary trip and one I'll never forget.

The loss of so many people that day will forever remain in our hearts and prayers and we will never forget the heroic efforts of those who fought to save the lives of all those who were injured.

Monday, September 7, 2009

September Projects for the Charming Girls Quilt Club

I know this is last minute but I do want to participate in the September Charming Girls Quilt Club this month. Here are some pictures of the projects I hope to finish along with a list of other projects that I didn't take pictures of. We'll see just how much I can get done.

This is a rail fence quilt that I need to get finished for a friend. The only thing complete on this one is the squares. I've got to sew it all together, add the borders, the batting and the back before I can say this project is done.

The second project that I've been hoping to complete are some pillow cases. I beige fabric is for the case and the gold and burgandy are for the accent trim. I'm making these for my bedroom.

The third project is the quilt I still need to finish for my grandson. The top is done, but I still need to embroider his name on it, add the batting and the back. I hope to get this one done first, actually. I thought the three day weekend would give me the time I needed to finish it but I had a full house of family and friends until just a few hours ago.

I hope you all had a great Labor Day and good luck you CGQC ladies with all your projects. Happy Sewing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

San Diego Quilt Show

This month is the San Diego Quilt Show here in Southern California. There will be three days of absolute fun viewing the quilts and art of some of the most talented quilters around. Click on the site for more information including admission fees, exhibits, displays, quilt entries and general information.