Friday, June 19, 2009

Whoo Hoo!

My good friend Linda and I entered an online apron contest sponsered by Quilts and More.

And Guess WHAT?
We were chosen as finalists!

Here is the email that arrived today telling us of our status:

Congratulations! Your team was chosen as one of the finalists in the 2nd Challenge of the 2009 Quilts & More Quarterly Challenge!

The team with the most votes will win a prize package of quilting goodies and also move on to our grand prize round for the chance to win a Baby Lock Espire machine!

You can vote once per day per email address until June 29th at 11:59PM Central Time.


Ashley McGraw
Sales Assistant
I would love it if you would go and VOTE!
Here is another link where you can see our aprons:
The voting page does not seem to be up just yet, but be sure to check
back and VOTE! Thanks!!!!! Many thanks!

Here we are in our aprons:
Linda's Paris Apron
Tammy's firemen apron
Linda with her favorite kitchen helper......
Tammy with HER favorite kitchen helper!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty..........

I finished up this sweet little kitty cat quilt today for Maryanne.

Each cat is made of a different cat fabric.

I've been collecting cat fabrics for awhile now, intending

to make a quilt similar to this one.

Here is a detail shot of some of the quilting that I did.

This little kitty was quilted in, along with some swirls

to represent curling cat tails.

I even quilted in some MICE!

Each kitty was "stitched in the ditch" and received
a heart.

I"m on to my next book.
This time it is Jodi Picoult's
"My Sister's Keeper"

This writer has such a compelling way with words.
I just hate to put the book down.
The story starts with a family of 4.....a dad, mom, boy and girl.
Thier family is complete!
Until the girl develops lukemia at the tender age of 2,
so the mom and dad decide to have another child,
basically to "save" the first little girl.
In each chapter the story changes you get to see
the story unfold from each person's perspective.
At the age of 13, the second girl, Anna,
has had enough of being "harvasted" and
decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body!
I'm only on chapter 5 and I can tell you this...........
it is a powerful
and emotionally charged book.
I"ve found that I can "walk" on the gazelle and read at the same time,
kinda makes me want to go out and exercise!
Just so I can read!!!
So I think I will..............
I'll be skinny before you know it!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I'm trying to figure this out.

I joined a facebook group called Quilting Bloggers.

Man! There are a ton of quilter who blog! Who Knew?

What I am trying to figure out is why alot of the quilting bloggers

offer give-away prizes to people who comment on thier site.

The only thing I can think of is to increase traffic on thier site,

because they have a business or something to promote.

Or maybe they just like to interact with people who are reading their blog.

Well, at any rate, I commented on this quilting bloggers site:

Her name is Viv and she lives in New Zealand and she is giving away

a beautiful little quilt that she made for the Spring Blooms Mini Quilt swap.

The colors in this quilt are so bright and cheerful!

The giveaway will take place this Friday...........wish me luck!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday, Monday

It's a new day and a new week bursting with

amazing possibilities and opportunities!

Like maybe this will be the week that I get my sewing room organized.

Or maybe I'll get my house clean from top to bottom!

Or maybe I"ll lose 10 pounds!

HEY! It all starts with a dream and a desire to do it!

I DID finish with the paint in Jenny's old bedroom

AND Mike got the bed set back up.

This room contains the furniture that I grew up with.

My parents bought me this furniture from Sears and Roebuck

(whatever happened to Roebuck I wonder?) when I was 8 years old

and I've had it ever since.
Isn't it great? I love it.

Someday I want to restore it since it has alot of nicks and stains

on the surface, but I just don't think I could match the beauty

of the original paint.

I finished the quilting on this quilt for Liz.

I used a rose stencil for the first time and I really like how

it turned out.

My friend Linda and I have entered an apron contest.
You can go to this website to add a comment on our aprons.

I guess how it goes is that they have a panel of
judges that will select finalists and after that it
goes to the website and viewers can
vote for thier favorite.
I'll certainly let you know if we make the finalists!

Because if we do I'll be asking for VOTES!
I chose to make my apron out of Alexander Henry
FIREMEN fabric. I thought that this would be appropriate
for me since I used to set the fire alarm off every time I cooked!
It would be handy to have fireman in the kitchen! LOL!

I embroidered this cute apron for my friend Kathy's birthday.
Carole and Christina were over on Friday and they
always teach me alot about my embroidery machine!