Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Today is Monday, Right?? Winners of the Giveaway Announced!!

It's been one of those weeks!!  I could not believe yesterday was Monday, first of all and second, where in the world did it go?  But I had a chat with Mr. Random Number Generator and he chose 3 winners!!

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who lives in Connecticut and does not have a blog but she does keep me on my toes if I don't get my Saturday Smiles out on time!!  Dotti likes French Age real and report fabrics, so I am guessing she will like some French General Mini Charms!! 

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who blogs over at Wedding Dress Blue.  I met Deanna many years ago on our blogs but never got the chance to meet up in person even though she just lived down the road from me when I lived in Logan, UT.  I KNOW Deanna loves postage stamp quilts because I have seen many on her blog over the years!!  Will she pick Contemporary or Dark and Dirty?

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I think Sharon used to blog but it looks like no longer.  She likes Contemporary, so I am going to see if I still have something from BasicGrey.

Congratulations to the 3 winners and a big thank you to 
all of you that played along!!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

I Have Gotten a Bit of Sewing Done and a Giveaway!!

We are at a point now where we are just waiting for the roofer to have a couple of good days where he can come and work on the Studio roof, so Saturday and yesterday I did a bit of sewing!!  Woo! Hoo!!

I have a million, well, maybe not a million but 100s and 100s of the mini Charm Packs - the little guys that are 2-1/2 inches square.  Janet O. over at Rogue Quilter's favorite kind of size!!  So I was trying to figure out how to use them efficiently.

By adding 12 extra squares that I cut in addition to 2 mini Charm Packs, I was able to make 6 - 16 patch blocks ~

This collection is Pondicherry by French General.  I made them leader-end style and at the 2-square stage I tried to pick squares that contrasted with each other.

I am quite pleased at how they turned out and I have enough collections to pick from that I can just keep making blocks from different collections that will coordinate with these blocks and before you know it (yeah right, not at my speed) I should have a new queen-size quilt for my bed!!

Because I have sooooooooo many packs of these little goodies, I would like to share some with three different quilters!!

So, here are the GAME RULES:

For each of the three rules below, you will get one change in the lottery!!

1.   Leave a comment telling me 2 things - 1) what style of collection (i.e. French General; Dark and Dirty aka Civil War; Patriotic; Contemporary, etc.) you would want to have if you win and 2) if you were to make a queen-size quilt, would you sash between the blocks or just randomly sew blocks together.  And for those of you that found this post on Facebook, please let me know that too, will you?

2.   Follow me if you don't already and if you do, tell me you do.

3.   In the upper-right hand corner of my blog is a link to my renovation blog - Bandon-by-the-Sea, click on that link and check out my progress.  Leave a comment on ANY of the posts.

ALL three rules must be completed in order to have a chance in the drawing.

I will be giving each of the THREE winners THREE Mini Charm Packs of their choice plus a mini spool of Aurifil thread so your blocks will be perfect!!!!

Giveaway will close Saturday, November 18th at midnight.  Mr. Random Number Generator will pick the winners the next Monday morning!!

NOTE: If you are a no-response commenter, please leave and email address where I can reach you if you are one of the winners!!

Good luck and have fun!!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

My Quilt Studio is About Ready for Move-In!!

We have all the windows in and tomorrow is the door and the vents.  Next week the roofer is coming to finish the roof with Weathered Copper metal roofing!!  I wanted to hear the sound of the rain when I am out there!!

I am so excited about the big window in the front.  It is 6 foot by 3 foot and it is going to be so nice to have all the extra light.

This is the view from inside!!  It is looking northerly!!

It is so close I can taste it but yet I have to wait until next weekend to start moving in!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Enchanting Rose 11th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange Reveal

Stephanie over at The Enchanting Rose hosted the 11th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange this Fall and today is the reveal of what we received.  I participated in both the Tea Cup and Mug Exchanges and was so blessed by the wonderful boxes of goodies I received!!

For the Tea Cup Exchange I received a super fun box of goodies from JoJo Hall who writes a wonderful quilting and travel blog,  Join the World Quilting Travel Adventure.  Now, most of the cookies and hot chocolate are gone now or almost gone!!  The Sillycow hot chocolate is amazing with a huge dollop of whipping cream on top!!

The tea cup and saucer are so unique, I just love it!!

Thank you, JoJo, you made me feel special!!

For the Mug Exchange I also received an amazing box of goodies from Cheryl Smith who writes the beautiful blog, Homespun Devotions.  Funny thing is that I don't drink coffee or tea but LOVE hot chocolate.  So, Cheryl spoiled me too!

The mug is fabulous!!  On the inside rim it reads "We the people of the United States of America . . . "  She told me she found the mug in an antique shop and thought it would be perfect for me!!  It certainly is, Cheryl!!

Plus she found out my favorite color (and fragrance) is lavender, so she added some wonderful lavender goodies to my box and a beautiful little book of sayings that remind one how fragile life really is.  One of my favorite sayings is "[i]t is not he who has little, but he who wants more, who is poor."!!  Thank you Cheryl, I love everything.  And by the way, all the ginger cookies are long gone!!

And thank you to dear, sweet Stephanie over at The Enchanting Rose for hosting yet another breathtaking Exchange!!  Hugs to you, girlfriend!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Good Day Before the Next Storm!!

Click HERE to see what we got done today!!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday's Smile!!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lot of Work Going on Here . . .

Click HERE to see what we got done today!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hexagon Flowers Completed . . .

Several weeks ago, I had finished my September flowers for Birthe and was ready to send them out when I realized I had made the wrong flowers!!  Yikes, I made the flowers for the gal one down on the list from Birthe.  So, now I have Birthe's flowers done and got finally got pictures of them before I sent them out today!!

Also, some of in the group are making heart flowers for gals in the group that are having health or other major problems in their lives.  Here is the flower I am making!!  Debbie, the swap mommie provided that darling angel fabric for our centers!!

Monday, October 23, 2017

My Cute Friend Tammy . . .

called this morning because she had only seen 2 weeks of Saturday Smiles on my blog and she wanted to make sure I was okay!!  I was happy to report that all is well here!!

This has been a crazy two weeks!!  Have you ever had a time in your life when you had so many things to do that you had no idea where to start getting things done?  Well, that is where I seem to be right now!!

We got the sill plate down on the two outside buildings last Wednesday and then the rains came down!!  And man, did the rain come down plus the wind was at about 25 miles an hour!!  Then, on top of that, one morning we got HAIL!!

One thing I did get done was get a new bed!!  Yay, now I am no longer sleeping on the floor on a thin camping mattress!!

Another thing that happened this past week is that I lost my camera, so no pictures!!  And then ANOTHER thing that happened is that I lost my phone!!  Went up to Coos Bay on Friday and got a new phone but I have no contacts until I find the old phone that I really believe is somewhere in this house!!  Yikes!!

So, I took this picture of my new bed so Tammy would know that my i-Pad camera works great and that I am safe and sound!!  Pictures are skeewampus because I just hung them where there were nails!! Ha! Ha!

Well, the sun is out and we are off to work on the studio today!!  Pictures to follow!!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017