Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The days of our lives

My days have been very full these past weeks.  With one son graduating from college and another getting married, there has not been time to think about quilting.  But I thought I would share recent prizes with you.

Sinta from Pink Pincushion had a Blast from the Past, blog posts from years gone by.  She was giving away aprons from her own collection and she picked my name from the entries.

It's such a a pretty apron, with a layer of organza, PLUS it is reversible!  Cool!

Then I had the privilege to win a SewMamaSew giveaway from Kim Place (Dream Stitch Designs).  She sent me a fat quarter bundle

plus this Modern Patchwork magazine where her apron pattern was published.

How cool is that?  I can see making a table runner with these great fabrics.

And lastly, this is not a win, but a purchase.  I have always loved Connecting Threads variegated threads.  When they no longer carried them, I asked and asked and asked.  Well, low and behold, they are now carrying the threads again, and of course I needed to order a selection to have on hand ;-)

These are such fun threads.  

Finally, last night I was drawn to my sewing machine and just started doing some strip piecing.  

It felt good to fire up the sweet Bernina.

Happy Quilting!


MarveLes Art Studios said...

yes! fire that baby up! oh my, i love that apron! organza too... be still my heart! and the modern quilting magazine tugs at me, too. have a great time with wedding, and congrats to all!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Cool winnings!

I fired up my Bernina this morning, too. Feels good, doesn't it?

Sinta Renee said...

I would say that you deserve some treats with all of that going on! All good things... but I am sure you are beyond busy! Nice that you were able to sew a little bit! I think it's fun that you won the magazine with the apron pattern (and fabric)too!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What fun wins! And, I just love that thread - I'm going to have to do some shopping :)! So glad you got to sneak in some sewing time amidst the exciting times for your boys! Love your new camper, too - how very fun! Hugs!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I love your presents!!!
My daughter was married over Easter weekend and I know how it is to be so busy with wedding plans. Now that the wedding is over I am able to sew. I really missed sewing and have a quilt that's calling my name.
I am so happy for your Son and bride to be. How wonderful!!! Also a big high five to your collage grad!
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth
PS. The sign in my guest room "Guest Cottage" is from

margaret said...

good wins you have here, like you I like variegated threads, they give an added dimension to a piece of work. Strip piecing is the right way to go, keep stripping!

Jen said...

Wow you have been a busy person,It was great to have some surprise wins .I also love varigated thread and have started a little collection.

Susan said...

Congratulations on getting this beautiful apron. Times are crazy here too; take a breathe now and again, XOXO

Barb said...

I am sure sweet Bernina has been so lonely....great wins!! Congrats on the graduation and marriage!