Thursday, April 28, 2011

Future Home of Quilt Hollow

This photo was taken Monday morning just after we closed on the purchase of our new property and future home. We won't be moving for a year so our son can finish school. However, our current home is preparing for listing end of June. We decided if we are lucky enough to sell quickly than we move to a rental home and start building our new home.

It has been a busy week. I took some time away from quilting to help my husband paint and prepare for a garage sale he is having Saturday. (he is serious to move!) Then my 17 year old ended up at the ER for about 6 hours yesterday for what turned out to be severe stomach flu. I was passed out in bed by 7:30pm last night...simple exhausted. Today I've been trying to catch up on some email and paperwork. Tomorrow back to quilting....

The previous post has a giveaway mentioned. If you are interested in the win please leave a comment on the previous post.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Country Comforts Anyone? - Give Away Time!!!

I've been busy quilting up a storm here in my hollow for Cheryl Wall. Here is Cheryl's first book called "Country Comforts." I just love, love, love Cheryl's country style quilts.

The publishing firm Martingale does too! Cheryl has a second book tentatively called, "Country Pleasures" to be released summer of 2012!

There hasn't been much posting to my blog because I've been quilting away on the quilts for her second book! Cheryl has allowed me to share some sneak peeks of her new quilts for you. Not only that, but Cheryl is sending me an autographed copy of her first book as a giveaway to one lucky winner! Woo Hoo!!

I hope you will take a moment to visit Cheryl at her blog here. Also I want you to check out her website here to see her patterns.

This is a giveaway that I am asking you to help spread word about her 2nd book in the works and of course my quilting. *wink*

To enter simply leave your name (with email so I can contact you) and something nice to say. The winner will be announced on May 1st.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Has It Been A Week Already?!!!

Great turned photo! (sigh) It has been a very busy week for me so I haven't taken much time to visit blogs or post on my own for that matter. The above photo is just a little peek of something in the works that I will reveal on my next post. (promise Cheryl) It is that time of year again when the hummingbirds are back so why not in my quilting too.
This is a glimpse of a quilt from Della for her grandaughter. Originally Della said she would like frogs but then decided on hearts and loops. Her grandaughter is into frogs at the moment...gosh this would have been equally cute with frogs leaping across the top.

Carol's Sweet Spot quilt was done earlier last week. Hope your feeling better today Carol!

Fun mail and a win from Cheryl. Darling table topper, appliqued kitchen towel and who doesn't love chocolate? Cheryl also sent one of those cards that you open and it makes noise. I opened it and liked to come out of my pants. It was so unexpected yet so funny. Wished I could have seen me!

Another fun parcel from a Liz Scott. These fabrics are so unlike anything that I would buy or have in my stash so I'm really looking forward to trying something different with them. Still trying to figure out what that something different might be. These came through a giveaway that Stefanie had and I won!

I realize I haven't shown much of what I have been up to these past weeks. Trust me when I say I've been quilting alot. I'm anxious to share glimpses with you and spill more details.....soon!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Long Overdue Thank You to Blog Friends!

This pretty tote along with wallet and key fob arrived in my mailbox last week from Cyndi. Her work is amazing and I'm so lucky to have received this awesome gift!! Love it! Big roomy pockets on both inside and out along with a zipper pocket. She says she made some modifications to this pattern...whatever she did it worked and it is perfect! I'll be ordering a few more totes from her in the near future.
Mary Lou sent me the sign many, many weeks ago. Both Mary Lou and I seem to collect these sorts of signs. Thank you Mary Lou!

The little quilt top was sent to me from Carol as a "just cause" gift. I still need to quilt and bind it but isn't it an adorable mini? Today is Carol's birthday!! Happy Birthday dear friend.

I won this pincushion from Kim. This pincushion means the world to me! You see, while visiting the Philippines many moons ago I bought one and used it, and used it until finally it could take no more abuse. I was so bummed because I loved this pincushion. Kim had a giveaway of a few of them that I believe she found on Ebay. I won, I won, and now I have a favorite back! Thanks Kim!

I've also got some quilt photos to share but will save those for my next post. I was well overdue my thank you!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sweet Little Girl Quilt

Judy sent me this sweet little quilt for her grandaughter to play with. Each quilt block is a tote that will hold doll clothing. Judy did not want the blocks quilted so I just stitched in the ditch around them to help stabilize the block.
She requested sashings, post and borders to be quilted. I think the ribbons and flowers work wonderful with this one. This is what I call very simple custom quilting.

Thanks to all who visit and enjoyed Mary Lou's quilt in the previous post....I'm still working on replying. The comments were overwhelming and I thank you!