Before my fall and wrist injury, I was working on these quilt tops for my nephews little girls for Christmas.. Thankfully my sister-in-love came to the rescue and quilted them for me on her mid arm. I really appreciated her taking the time to finish these quilts for me.
Dear Readers of Happy Cottage Quilter... My mom wanted me to post and let you all know that she broke her wrist yesterday and will be out of blogging commission for a while. She appreciates all of the comments on her recent giveaway and wishes she could reply to them all! Prayers are appreciated. Hopefully she will be back to blogging very soon! Daughter of Happy Cottage Quilter
Today is the Giveaway Day at SewMamaSew! Are you ready to visit all the blogs that are giving away some fun goodies??
So what am I giving away this time??
A copy of Material Obsession 2!
Just a sampling of the fabulous quilts in this book.
Please leave a comment on this post telling me where you are from. I love meeting friends from all over the world, and it's fun to see where my readers are writing from. Giveaway will be open until Friday afternoon at which time I will close the comments. Winner will be contacted by email, so please BE SURE that you have a way to be contacted.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the SewMamaSew Giveaway Day!
No not for fabric. For your pictures on blogger?? I have noticed a lot of bloggers mentioning they have reached their limit of free space on blogger. Did you know that when blogger FORCED us to go to the new interface, your picture size doubled when publishing?? Aha, so that is why the space is being eaten up so quickly.
I found a very helpful blog post on Blue Eyed Beauty Blog. Helen found the solution to the problem. I now upload my pictures to Picasa and resize them to 800x600, which will NOT go against your picture count. I also can watermark my pictures at the same time. A double benefit.
This has been a huge blog saver for me, as I do not have a store, or sponsors. I just enjoy blogging and sharing about my quilting and thrifting experience.
Happy Thanksgiving! I know some of my readers will not be celebrating Thanksgiving today, but in any case, we all have something to be thankful for.
I am taking Carol's challenge to write a post about being thankful. There are so many things I am thankful for. There have been many challenges this year, but I have purposed to be thankful, even through difficult times.
One thing I am particularly thankful for is my family. It seems in our day, there are not many who can share that they have been married to the same wonderful man for over 30 years. When I met my husband, he came from a large family, who valued their strong family traditions. It was all so new to me, but I felt drawn to the energy from these family ties. I never experienced this growing up, and it was something I longed for. Through the years we have celebrated Thanksgiving with my hubbys parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.
This year will be different. My precious mother in love passed away this past spring at the age of 91. She left us with many memories of happy shared times. But with her passing, there is also the passing of traditions. We will all be taking up the mantle and making our own family traditions. This holiday season will certainly be different.
I am thankful to God for His love and faithfulness. We each walk a different path. I may not know what the future holds, but I have the assurance that HE does hold the future, and knows where we are going.
Wishing you a very Happy and blessed Thanksgiving day.
There are so many wonderful tutorials out there in blog land. If you have one that you enjoy, I'd love to hear about it.
But for today, grab your cuppa of coffee or hot tea and visit a few of my all time favorite tutorials.
As always we love to read Karen's very creative Tool Time Tuesday. She always has something brewing in her creative space.
A while back Sew Prim Khris did a very cute tutorial on making a Needlecase. What a great gift idea for a hand quilter. You can also find one nana's company
I shared this with you the other day. This is one of my all time favorite Travel-sized Tissue Cozy patterns. Kim shared her easy tutorial on "an oft traveled road".
I have all the fabric ready and waiting for this pattern by Tea Rose Home. It is a Modern Square Garden quilt.
Who couldn't use another purse in your choice of color. Bola Chica offered a tutorial on a very cute Pleated Purse. You could certainly make one for every outfit. And who wouldn't love and use this adorable Friendship bag courtesy of "p.s. I Quilt"?
Have you got a little buddy to make a gift for? How about this TOO cute Softie doll from "60piggies".
And for all my tea loving friends, a Tea Wallet Tutorial . Perfect to stick in someone's stocking this year.
Sigh...... zippers............. Noodlehead shares a tutorial on a sweet Lil Cutie Pouch. Make them by the dozens. For teachers and friends. And add a Notebook Cover from "My Patchwork".
I've been made aware that there is a giveaway for a new to me book by author Clare O'Donohue. The giveaway is being held in cooperation with The Quilt Show. Sounds like fun, huh?? Here is the scoop from Plume Books.
Just in time for the holidays—A new Someday Quilts mystery from Clare
O’Donohue is an exclusive Penguin Special from Plume!
Christmas is just around the corner in the Hudson Valley. Nell and her
friends at the Someday Quilts shop should be making eggnog and finishing up the
stitching on their last homemade gifts, but when an arsonist strikes and a
beloved teacher becomes a suspect, the ladies rally behind him to clear his
good name. Will they succeed in time for him to spend Christmas among loved
ones or will this be a chilly winter for the town of Archers Rest?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Clare O’Donohue is a freelance television writer and producer. She has worked worldwide on a variety of
shows for Food Network, the History Channel, and truTV,among others. She is also the author of The Lover’s Knot, A
Drunkard’s Path, The Double Cross
and The Devil’s Puzzle in the Someday Quilts series. She is also the author of the Kate Conway
Mystery series, including Life Without
Parole. O’Donohue lives in Chicago,
You can go to Clare's blog and find out about the giveaway for a copy of her e-book Cathedral Windows.
Do you have a flimsy or a completed quilt that you could donate?? There is a corporate effort going on to send bed sized quilts to those who have lost everything during Hurricane Sandy.
eQuilter and Mission of Love have started a Quilt Relief program and are hoping to gather 5000 quilts to be distributed to the victims of this devastating storm. You can find out all the information at eQuilter.com
Have you been visiting the tour?? Quiltmakers is having yet another blog hop tour for their latest edition of 100 Blocks!! I've enjoyed these magazines so much. There are so many creative and inspiring designers sharing their blocks.
My project over the weekend was to piece these cute cupcakes together :-)
Don't they look like they are dancing??
Once this is quilted that will be one Christmas present done. I so admire Darlene and the ladies who have been doing Christmas Though the Year. I guess I'm not that disciplined. When the holidays start to peek around the corner, my needle starts going up and down.
In the meantime, I think I need to come up with a better design wall solution!
The flannel backed tablecloth is just not working :-(
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