Thursday, March 31, 2011

Donate to Charity and Win

Here is a chance to donate to charity and win prizes too, The following is from Martingale & Company Web page:

Charitable-Giving Campaign Takes Off (click on this to go to the detail page)

As part of our 35th anniversary celebration, we’re happy to announce that Martingale & Company®, home of That Patchwork Place®, has launched a charitable-giving campaign called Share the Warmth. Our goal is to encourage quilters, knitters, and crafters around the world to join us in creating at least 3,500 quilts, blankets, afghans, and throws for donating to local charities.


* You’re encouraged to give your donation to any charity of your choice.
* Quilts, blankets, and throws may be of any size and for any age.
* We’ll keep a running tally on our website to show the number of projects donated. To be counted in our tally, email a photo of your project(s) to . Include your name, location, charity, and the number of donated items per photo. (Photos of projects completed but not yet given to charity before the campaign began are also welcome and eligible for prizes.)
* Multiple donations may be included in one photo. We’ll post all submitted project photos in our Share the Warmth gallery on Flickr.

Monday, March 28, 2011


It may not be snowing but it feels like Christmas. I just received 5 bolts of Riley Blake fabrics. They are so cute and I think they may make that little sassy skirt in the previous blog. They are out of my comfort zone but I just couldn't resist. Maybe it will help me start feeling better. I thought I was over whatever I had, it must have come back or I have something else now. It seems to be a nasty head cold.

Friday, March 25, 2011

What to do with my weekend?

I am excited for Monday to come. I have new fabric coming and it is so springy, I can hardly wait. It is from Riley Blake and if you haven't seen their fabric you will have to go look or wait till it gets here, it is awesome.

I was trying to decide what I should work on this weekend. I really need to do some spring work in the flower beds. I just want to cry, I think I may have lost the 2 new roses that I planted last year. They were so pretty and smelled so good but the winter wasn't nice. It is hard to get up the desire to do anything when they just die. I also have two blessing outfits that I need to get done. I want to finish the paver quilt that I started in January, so many things come up that I need to do. I would really like to make the following skirt for one of my granddaughters birthday. I guess I will see how I feel in the morning.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Quilts for Japan

I just saw this on another blog about quilts for Japan. I want to help even if it is only to relay the information to someone else. I will have to see what I can get done before the end of April. You can click on the Quilters Newsletter but the information is also below.

"Quilters Newsletter has long enjoyed a friendship with Patchwork Tsushin, a leading Japanese quilt magazine. So when Editor in Chief Naomi Ichikawa emailed to say her magazine is collecting comfort quilts for those impacted by the recent earthquake in Japan, we wanted to join the effort. QN will gather quilts from U.S. quiltmakers then forward them to Naomi and her staff, who will deliver them to those in need. (If you live outside the United States, email me as indicated below, and I will provide information on how you can send quilts directly to Naomi.)"

Here’s how you can be part of this important worldwide response:

• Send quilts of any size from baby to adult to:

Dana Jones
Quilters Newsletter
741 Corporate Circle, Suite A
Golden, CO 80401

• Mark your box: “Quilts for Japan.”
• Send quilts as soon as possible and no later than April 30, 2011.
• Enclose your name, address, phone number, and email address with the quilts.

If you have questions, please email Dana Jones.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Some New Additions

You can tell where my mind is these days, babies. I have added some new things to the Inchworm store and this is two of them. Aren't they so cute. Just couldn't resist.

Monday, March 14, 2011


I stayed home from work on Friday because I picked something up(I think it may be the flu) on our travels last weekend. So I spent most of the weekend in bed; I did go to work today even though I wasn't feeling 100%). But I did manage to quilt this baby quilt that daughter #1 made for a gift. It has minkee on the back and surprising enough it didn't give me any trouble stretching when I quilted it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March Giveaway Winners

I have chosen two winners with:
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

102 18
Timestamp: 2011-03-12 23:55:20 UTC

Looks like
Diane H said...102
Signed up to follow - thanks again!
March 8, 2011 7:35 AM
Needled Mom said...18
They are pretty!!!! I love the batiks because they don't show a right and wrong side! I also love how they work up in a quilt.

So Ladies email me your address and I will send you your fat quarters. Congrats to both of you and thank you to everyone who entered. Have a great weekend and keep on sewing.

Fresh out of the Oven

Well hubby and I got home on Tuesday and at 5am on Wednesday we get a call that daughter #3 was headed to the hospital. At 6am we had a new addition to the family. If they had waited any longer son in law #3 would have been delivering little Ruth himself.

If that isn't enough excitement I go and get the flu, so I stayed home in bed on Friday and I am feeling a little better today. It has been a long week in some ways but short because I haven't gotten anything done.

I think I will draw 2 winners for the batik giveaway. I bought those at the most wonderful little store in Cheney, WA. I like the fabric so much I ordered some batiks for the store but I am not sure when they will come, hopefully soon. I haven't had the best of luck on my orders, seems that there is always something on back order or out of stock.

Monday, March 7, 2011


I hate snow. I am in Utah and it rained most of the day but now it is snowing. I just want to make it home safely. What was I thinking traveling at this time of year. I have enjoyed myself but that is beside the point. I am coming home with fabric, can't go anywhere without buying some. Some people buy sovienors and some of us have other things that are more important.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Giveaway

Well I don't know about the rest of you but March has come in like a lion but it feels like spring is just around the corner. I am going to Utah this weekend and I am hoping that the roads are clear. I sure hate driving in the snow. I must be a crazy lady, I can't seem to stay home. If I had my way, I would stay home and never go out till winter was over but life goes on and so drive I must.

Well I thought I would start the March giveaway before I left. I am giving away 5 Batik fat quarters. Aren't they pretty?

Just leave a comment and let me know why you like Batiks. For a second entry blog about the giveaway and leave a link. Third become a follower if you like. Maybe when I get back I might just add something more to the giveaway. I am not sure when I am going to have it end, it depends, I may let it go all month and keep adding or I may have more than one winner. It is March madness and crazy ladies can't make up their minds. Also for the month of March, I am giving away a turnover with every order over $25 from my store.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wedding present

This is called Aztec Cowboy designed by Nellie Holmes and Christine Baker and it is a free pattern from Camelot Cottons. I used the Cowboy line out of my store instead of the ones they used.

A very dear friend had a daughter getting married last Saturday and I wanted to make a quilt to send. So I started it presidents day weekend, nothing like waiting till the last minute but I do have excuses.

The daughter that just had the baby was visiting on presidents day and cut out this quilt for me while I was quilting one of her quilts. Then after she went home I pieced it together and had it ready to quilt (It actually was a very easy and fun quilt to do). When she called on Tues to say she was in labor, I loaded it on the frame and quilted it and pinned on the binding after I got home from work. Then when I got home from work on Wednesday I packed up stuff and took it to Spokane with me but didn't get the binding done (we were busy doing baby projects) till last night. So I boxed it up and sent it on its way to Nevada, a week late but never the less I at least it got done (which is more than I can say for some other projects).