Friday, March 5, 2010

25th Post Giveaway

Hey, guess what? This is my 25th post. I feel like such a big girl! We should celebrate, with a giveaway. So how about this little kit to make an Alaskan Grizzly wall hanging. Just leave me a little comment!

And, for another "giveaway" of sorts: I have a good sized collection of 2" squares that are all sorted by color value and just waiting to be made into watercolor quilts. The problem is, I don't want to make anymore watercolor quilts. That season has passed for me. Is there anyone out there who is still making them? I would love to send you my collection of little squares. So, just leave me a comment and I will email you for your address.

And lastly, today is a day of Little Notions:

Little Notions
Friday, March 5, 2010

I believe that my little corgi is afraid of donkeys. She saw one this week, apparently her first one, and it totally freaked her out. She likes horses just fine, but donkeys are a different matter altogether!

I hope that I can get ALL of my work done today, cause I want to spend the entire weekend sewing!

I just love sweat peas. I am soaking my seed right now. It's a little late, but not too late!

I am inspired by all of the fabulous retro modern fabrics that are on the market these days. I just cannot get enough of them. Thank you Amy, Anna Maria, Heather.........

I am creating a nine block, new york beauty with some fabulous florals and polka dots.

I am learning so much from my friend Laura. She is a whiz with computers and cameras!

I am grateful for peanut M & Ms.

I am reading Jane Eyre, still. And this is one of my favorite little passages, (it is the quote that caused me to stop reading merely for my english class and to start reading for pleasure):

"'No sight so sad as that of a naughty child,' he began, 'especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?'

'They go to hell,' was my ready and orthodox answer.

'And what is hell? Can you tell me that?'

'A pit full of fire.'

'And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?'

'No, sir.'

'What must you do to avoid it?'

I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: 'I must keep in good health and not die.'"

I really need to learn how to use my camera to it's full potential.

I really want to quilt! (surprising isn't it)

Outside is a cold, foggy morning. But it has not kept the 12 little finches from swarming the thistle-sock outside my kitchen window.

In my kitchen is all that I need to make a birthday dinner for Grandma Carol tonight: Pot Roast with baked potatoes and french carrots and a nice green salad, and for dessert, boysenberry pie! Lucky for us, I found that last little bag of boysenberries from my garden!!

This week my guy has been home a lot. So, in an effort to keep him busy (which, by the way, he does NOT appreciate!!) I asked him to put in some recessed lighting in my studio. Now, I have plenty of good light and no shadows. What a huge blessing!!

A photo thought about life as a sand dollar.



  1. Hi. Just found your blog. I'd love to have your collection of little squares if you haven't had a taker yet :) I have a green Irish Chain I'm working on right now, but I do need a "next" project. Thanks!


  2. Trying to comment again. Lovely post. Don't need the extra fabric. I'll leave that for someone else to make something perfectly lovely. It would just sit on my shelf like the rest of my fabric:(

  3. Very cool fabs in that kit! Please enter me in you contest. Also, on the String Thing Challenge, you posted a single block you made. Have you done anything with that? Are there more blocks you could put together to give a sense of what it will look like as a quilt? Curiousity is my biggest downfall!