This has been a wonderful week with lots of little surprises and gifties...this one from Madame Samm, please check out http://sewdollswhosnext.blogspot.com/. I love this - I may use the machine in the window when I do the embroidery.
This is the Husband's Quilting Comment Card that someone gave me - we must pass these around. My husband tells everyone that his marriage vows were - "Yes, Dear", "Of course, Dear", and "I think it is a Wonderful Idea." and they have subsequently served him well. I think he fits me well.
Anna from http://www.peacefulpiecer.blogspot.com/ recently had a wonderful giveaway and all she wanted to know was what state you live in. I was so happy when my comment was picked by Mr. Random Generator to receive Miss Rosie's Spice of Life quilt book by Carrie Nelson and her wonderful canine friend, Rosie. Yeah! This is a really lovely book and I can't wait to receive my copy. Love Mr. Random!!!
Amy Ellis of http://www.amyscreativeside.com/ hosted the Quilt Bloggers Festival and I was notified that I had won a layer cake or jelly roll of my choice from http://www.1choice4quilting.com/, one of their sponsors. I chose a Just Wing It layer cake by MoMo from Moda because it was such a lively and happy fabric. I usually do buy the layer cakes over the charms - you can cut the cakes up into four packs of charms - and usually my projects call for more than two packs.
Need to get a pattern that can handle this beautiful fabric.
Another sweet surprise came by way of Stash Manicure and Madame Samm. The Artist, Rebecca Barker was a guest - and what a brilliant artist she is. Please check her beautiful work out http://www.barkerquiltscapes.com/index.html. Wow, I covet all her cards - I truly do want one of each. I was able to win, thanks to that wonderful Mr. Random Generator, ten cards of my choice. What is a person to do? I became practical, some would call it smart, I call it thinking right for a change - I selected five designs and will receive two of each. I will now be able to keep one and use one. Now, really, wasn't that smart? Just think how many I would NOT have used if I only had one of each. They are gorgeous - don't take my word for it, go see for yourself as I did not want to put her artwork on my blog without permission.
With the devastation everywhere - you wonder which way to turn and who to turn to. Judy Laquidara at http://www.patchworktimes.com/ has the right spirit and I believe I will direct my help through her. She has first hand knowledge of the need and will make sure quilts and money will go to the intended use. See my previous post.
Judy C sends a peaceful and beautiful Memorial Day to be enjoyed in the company of friends and family
surrounded by love. Remember our freedom is because of them.