Friday, April 29, 2011

A Spot of Tea...

To celebrate the royal nuptials today, I believe I'll use my new tea mug given to me by my friend, Janet, who happens to be British.  Janet brought me this lovely mug from the UK for my birthday last month and I've been saving it for a special day! 
 

So, here's to the happiness of William and Kate on their wedding day!!

Friday Giveaway Alert!

Fairy Face Designs is giving away 1-1/2 pounds of fabric from her own stash just to say "Thank you!"  Pop over to her blog and check it out!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Giveaway Alert!

To celebrate being accepted into a Juried show, Jackie is giving away 5 beautiful fat quarters.  Drawing will be held May 5th, 2011. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stormy Weather

Today, instead of posting about various blog giveaways, I've decided to dedicate this post to those who have been and are continuing to battle the stormy weather that has broken out over the past few days.   Last night, all three of our children and their families were in the direct path of destructive storms and, indeed, tornadoes in central Arkansas.  Thankfully, God's hand of protection was over each and every one of them. 

Today, as the reality of the massive destructive force of these storms is realized, more than ever, we thank God!  Our hearts go out to those people who suffered loss of property and to the handful of people who suffered loss of life of their loved ones.  Words seem so insignificant to adequately express our heartache and sorrow.

We pray that the storms predicted for tonight will not be as severe as is feared and that there will be no more loss of life or property!  May God either calm the storms or calm His children during the storms!

Praying without ceasing today!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday!


C-hrist, God-in-flesh, gave His life (Philippians 2:8) as a

R-ansom, a payment for our sins (Matthew 20:28),

O-ffering up His life as a sinless sacrifice (Hebrews 10:14),

S-uffering unto death (Hebrews 12:2) to secure our

S-alvation from sin and death (Colossians 2:13-14).
...
 
("The Message of the Cross" by Elizabeth George)
 
 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Stitchin Stash Give-Away @ Kool Beenz!

Stitchin Stash is this week's give-away sponsor!  The owner Julie is really nice and very email friendly.  She has super fabric bundles as well as yardage fabrics in her Etsy shoppe.  Hop on over to Kool Beenz for the scoop!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stamping and Scrapping!

I love quilting!  And I love rubberstamping!  Imagine my excitement when I discovered a rubberstamp for quilting at the West Houston Quilter's Guild Show in Katy, TX, last week!  I was in crafter's heaven!!  Of course, one of those stamps had to come home with me -- that was a given! 



Kate Ackley of  By Kate has developed this stamp that utilizes used fabric softener sheets as the foundation for piecing miniature log cabin blocks.  How's that for going green?  As we visited, she was steadily making little blocks using small scrap fabrics and handstitching the seams.  She said that it was addictive -- and she was right!  I sat down to try my hand at one and wound up making five before I knew it!!


Well, since I'm also a cardmaker, it was a natural progression to use these squares in my cards.  After cutting out a square (using my Nestibilities dies and Cuttlebug) from the front of my prefolded cardstock, I adhered each block in the opening and backed it with a piece of cardstock cut to size to hide the backside of the block.  Here's the results of my labor:





The inside of the card reads:  "In the crazy quilts of life, I'm glad you're in my block of friends."  (Stamps from Papertrey Ink).

I can see where there will be many more of these little log cabin blocks in my future.

Thanks, Kate!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Giveaways!

Burgundy Buttons giving away patterns (http://burgundybuttons.blogspot.com/) is having a giveaway! Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew has donated 4 of her patterns to 1 lucky reader.  That winner will receive 1 of each of the following patterns:

           
      
 
 
 
Look at what Oops-Lah is giving away!     http://oops-lah.blogspot.com/
 
Hullabaloo Layer Cake by Urban Chiks for Moda SKU #32400-LC
 Hullabaloo Layer Cake by Moda


Bali Pops Strawberry Fields (shown on right)
Moda Modern Workshop 2-1/2'' Jelly Roll
 Modern Workshop Jelly Roll by Moda
The last day to enter will be the 9th of May.
 

psiquilt is having a giveaway sponsored by Green Fairy Quilts!

http://www.psiquilt.com
 
Wow! A WHOLE fat quarter bundle!!!

*winner will be drawn on friday*
 
modern workshop 1 

Monday, April 11, 2011

I WON!!

I'm sooo excited because I finally won a giveaway!!  Look at what I won from The Other Side of Me...



THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Cotton Blossom Farm Give-Away #2! - Who Wants to WIN a Fat Quarter Bundle?

Cotton Blossom Farm is giving away a 12 Fat Quarter bundle set of Michael Miller's Gypsy Bandana by Pillow & Maxfield.   Follow this link for the details:  http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/04/cotton-blossom-farm-give-away-2-who.html?showComment=1302541355720#c4413758776322774333

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sew Inspired Giveaway

I LOVE the Luna fat quarter bundles that are up for grabs from Sew Inspired!  She's celebrating 5 years of blogging in a big way!  Check it out at http://www.sewinspiredblog.com/



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Donna Dewberry Fat Quarter Bundles Giveaway!

I love the Daisies and Insects Lavender Background fabric by Donna Dewberry!  So cute!  So hop on over to 1 Choice 4 Quilting and enter to win. There will be 5 winners! Three will win goodies that Shawna picked up at a quilt show last week. Two lucky winners are going to win a lovely fat quarter bundle of this gorgeous fabric. There will be 16 fat quarters equaling 4 yards of fabric.  http://blog.1choice4quilting.com/

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Giveaways!

In celebration of opening a new store, Raggedy Station is giving away 12 fat quarters and a gorgeous lace button.  Check it out at:  http://raggedystation.blogspot.com/

Fabric Seeds is giving away a Chrysalis charm pack to celebrate the opening of her online fabric store.  For details, go to her blog at:  http://fabricseeds.blogspot.com/2011/04/welcome-giveaway.html

Wow!  This is an awesome giveaway at Jaybird Quilts!  You have till midnight EST on Thursday the 7th to enter!  For details, check it out at:  http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2011/04/sponsored-giveaway-featuring-fabric.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JaybirdQuilts+%28jaybird+quilts%29

April Showers Fabric Giveaway by The Other Side of Me!  She's giving away 3 Fat Quarters of Twinkle Little Star by Jill Kemp for Red Rooster Fabrics and 3 Half Yard cuts of Cowboys & Cowgirls by Laura Hoine by RJR Fabrics. There will be two winners - one for the fat quarters; one for the half yard cuts. This giveaway will close on April 10th.  http://amkreations.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-showers-fabric-giveaway.html

Sherbet Pips Charm Pack Giveaway!  Beautiful charm pack goes to a lucky winner -- with special consideration to those of us who've never won before!  http://craftycanary.blogspot.com/2011/04/charm-squares-giveaway-its-springtime.html

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Giveaways!!

Look at all the new giveaways on sister blogs!!  Gotta love these!

http://crookedseams.blogspot.com/ for Megan's first giveaway - The charm pack is 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain for Moda, and the jelly roll is Spring Meadow by Cheri Strole for Moda. Ends at 9pm EST Tuesday evening, 5 April.

http://hoodiesandflipflops.blogspot.com for Jennifer's first giveaway - celebrating her birthday - 2 charm packs of Moda's Fresh Flowers. Ends April 7th.

http://inchwormfabrics.blogspot.com/ is giving away 5 new Riley Blake fat quarters to celebrate spring. Love these fabrics - they're pink.

Look!!

Check out Bryn Alexander's giveaway!!  It's awesome!!
http://brynalexandra.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-giveaway.html

New Giveaway!

Look at what the Intrepid Thread is giving away!!  http://intrepidthread.blogspot.com/