Monday, February 17, 2014

Winner Winner!!!!

Sorry guys, I was with out my laptop computer this weekend
and I find it very difficult to post using my phone,
so I am just now announcing the
winner of my
I don't know how to use the random number
generator thingy, so I did it the old fashion way.
I wrote 1-126 on little pieces of paper and had
Stevie, (my son) pick one.  I must admit he thought it
was a pretty good game and we had to play it
a couple more times. 
(good way for him to practice his numbers,
two birds with one stone kind of thing)
Anyway, for the official drawing, he choose 99 which is
Sarah at
Congratulations Sarah, I will contact you by email.

I cannot thank everyone enough for visiting and following.
My followers almost tripled and that's just through Goggle,
I don't know how many signed up using a different method.
I wish I could send each and everyone a thank you gift.

I hope everyone has a great week. 
 I have not said a lot about this
but I will have surgery on Wednesday
for a blocked carotid artery.
I will be back to posting and quilting soon.

Until then, I am blown away by the response of BYG
and I cannot give everyone a prize but let's give one more
follower a chance to win.
Leave me a comment and I will draw a winner when I get out of the hospital, that way we are both winners.
(I'll be out of the hospital and you will have a prize)
I don't know what just yet, I'll have to look in the black hole (sewing room  quilting studio closet)
All you have to do is leave a comment.
Good Luck!!


Saturday, February 8, 2014

You Guys Are Awesome!!

I am just overwhelmed and excited with all the visitors and new followers.
I did not expect to GROW like this.
Thank you so much Amy Vicki, sorry about that Vicki) for
Grow Your Blog.
Mine certainly grew by leaps and bounds.
Thank you to everyone for your sweet and encouraging comments.
I am still answering all of the comments, so if I haven't gotten to you yet, I will.
Now let's see what's been happening.
I have had some medical issues arise, so I have had a lot on my mind and a lot of stress.
I will be out of commission for a week or so, so I am trying to get a lot done at home and at work.
I have jumped from one thing to another, not finishing anything.
It has been cold here, just like everywhere. 
But we are in the south our lows are suppose to be in the 30,s - 40's, not 3,s and 4's. 
I have not spent a lot of time in my sewing room studio because it is very cold in there.
I am still working on Diane's quilt.  Progress is slow, mostly because of the cold.
I have 1 more row of flowers to fill in with background and some on the border,
 but I am not motivated for some reason.
When I didn't feel like quilting I pieced some on the Dresden Plate
quilt for my late boss's (is that right?) wife made from his shirts.
I decided after I had a few rows sewed together
that it needed to be bigger so rip rip.
The centers will be black.  I tried different fabrics but always came back to the black.
What do you think? Black centers? 
Each of the blocks have one of two red shirts. 
          Would you use one of the red shirt as the middle?    
This big star will be a quilt for one of his sons. This is about 24" square.
I made this wall hanging this morning. 
See what I mean about hopping around.
I should have worked on one of the above quilts
but oh no let's start something new.
At least I finished it. It's about 43X43,
I want to hang it in my office at work.
  I used Fig Tree's Jelly Star pattern but just made one block.
The fabric is by Sweetwater.
This was a test block to see if I wanted to make a quilt.
The answer is yes, I want to make a quilt using this pattern.
When I don't know.
Now I want to quilt it, but Diane's quilt is still on the frame.

I'm linking up with Sarah
this week.
Thank you for visiting.
Stay warm.
Think Spring.
I'm ready to complain about it being too hot!!
Leave a comment on the Grow Your Blog 
post for a chance to win this
drawing will be Feb 15th.
See what I mean about hopping around.