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Friday, February 10, 2012

Catching Up

Guess What?
Not only is it already  Friday and I have been missing in action for a few days, but, I have been bussssssy!  Time to let you know what I have been up to since my last post.
Hey guess what, I found a nice February Giveaway for you, prettiest 6" charm pack is the gift, so head on over to Whimsical Mermaid, not only is this giveaway bright and cheerful, but Loralei is interesting.  
You all know that I have been searching for a new sewing machine, something with lots of bells and whistles on it that my basic Janome never had.  My poor baby is as I told you last week really sick and not amount of tinkering with her seems to be making her sew any better! I found one, and thanks to a good friend I can get her ahead of time and save the sale, as the lady who is selling it wants to upgrade and if I didn't want it she was going to trade up on her way back home from the U.S. - I won't see the new baby until next week, but in anticipation of her being adpoted into my family I am cleaning up my sewing space.  This is going to be my Birthday gift to myself - ssssssshhhhh don't tell myself, okay, it is a surprise!!  Isn't she lovely?
Husqvarna Sapphire 835!  Do any of you know this machine or have one, what do you think of it?
NOW seeing as I am late in announcing my FEBRUARY GIVEAWAY, here it is and because Valentine's Day is just around the proverbial corner I chose a 1 yard piece of this pretty fabric, a set of 32 of  5" X 5"  scrappy charms from my personal stash, and this beautiful Copy of Australian Country Threads Magazine all pictured below.
See these are some of the charms I keep finding
For Your Entry (just to make Mr. Random work of course) go on over to The Quilting Gallery and vote for a Commemorative Quilt(s) of your choice.  I love the Quilting Gallery and voting each week for the various themed quilts other quilters share with us. Leave a comment for me here on which quilt you voted for. 
I will close off this GIVEAWAY on VALENTINE'S Day and announce the winner on Wednesday, February 15th. 
Have you seen the neat little Heart Reverse Machine applique Cushion you can make through the new Missouri Star Quilt Co. tutorial posted today? If you would like to see how this is accomplished for the video tutorial head  on over to here.  
Thank you for visiting with me today, I sincerely hope it is a great day for you, filled with love and laughter. 
Remember any and all comments are welcomed by me, and to JOANNIE  of Joannie's Quilts, I lost your address (same place I left my brain, me thinks) so would you kindly send it to me once again, then I can put this squishy for you into the snail mail bag. 
A hug delights and warms and charms, that must be why God gave us arms.  ~Author Unknown


  1. I voted for the Grandma's Memory Quilt.
    I love your blog!

  2. Lisa, thank you, I love my followers too! Your all great and I so enjoy the feedback.
    Thank you for entering, Good Luck to you!


  3. I voted for the Lincoln Home quilt!
    Thank you for a great giveaway!

  4. How nice, all of those quilts are beautiful wish we could make them all winners!
    Thank you for your entry Gill andGood Luck.

  5. So nice that YOU remembered YOU for what will be a lovely Birthday surprise .

    Have fun with you new toy when it arrives.

  6. Yeah Sue, thought I deserved it this year besides, a huge expensive gift deserves a special day..thanks for the comment about my special treat coming my way.


  7. I voted for "Memories" by Gail from New Brunswick.
    Thanks for the chance to win your lovely prize

  8. Oh, I voted for "you are my sunshine". Thanks for the lovely give away!

  9. I voted for the 50th anniversary quilt! I love the colors-- yellow and blue are always so pretty together! And I love quilts that mix traditional piecing with applique! Thank you for this giveaway! And happy birthday to you! Hope that you have a wonderful one!! :-) Pssst! I can't tell you who or what---but a little birdie told me that you're getting a very special birthday gift this year ! ;-)

  10. I love the Tea with Florance quilt. Thank you for a great giveaway. Have a wonderful Valentines day.

  11. I find it difficult to vote on just one or even a few, why, because their all so very beautiful, all filled with hope and love.

    Thanks for entering everyone, good luck to you all.

  12. I voted You Are My Sunshine! I loves the flowers.
    Thanks! :)

  13. Happy Birthday to you! I know you'll love your surprise gift! I liked so many of the quilts - but decided to vote for Ruby Red Irish Chain with hearts. It's very sweet!
    I hope your birthday is SEW happy! :-)

  14. Thank you ladies, so glad you went to look over the quilts. So much fun seeing another persons' creative works.

    Good Luck to you all

  15. I liked them all and enjoyed so many of the stories. Tea with Florence touched a chord with me. Nice. Thanks for getting me over there.

  16. Thanks for the chance to get in on your giveaway. Whew... found it just in the nick of time. I missed the voting, but I would have voted for Lincoln Home, You Are My Sunshine, Betty & Bob, and Family Tree. Happy Valentine's Day!

  17. I could not vote either. Maybe they closed the voting early (?) Thanks for sharing the link. I loved Tea with Florence the best, although so many were wonderful!

  18. No, Linda the voting closes the same time each contest, and I knew that and that is why I said you could just tell me which one you would vote for if voting.
    The weekly themed contests are so interesting, and I didn't want anyone to have to become a follower, I would rather have followers who wish to become followers on their onw, or answer a skill testing question (LOL), so I love using the weekly themed contests at The Quilting Gallery.
    Phew I think I have said too much...

    So glad you all took the time to enter, I love giving and this Valentine's day is a wonderful excuse, don't you think?

  19. This Giveaway is now closed and it is time for Mr. Random to pick the Winner.
    Good Luck everyone and thank you for playing along.


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