Saturday, July 30, 2011

July Giveaway Winner

Okay, I have been slacking, I should have chosen a winner last weekend but I got busy with getting ready for company and having company. This time of the year is so hard to get on the computer because there is so much that needs to be done outside. Weeds, flowers, vegtables, weeds and painting and did I mention weeds. I finally finished painting the front porch this morning while it was cool outside. It could use another coat but we will see if I have the energy to do another one. I also bought 2 boxes of apricots yesterday, and picked a 5 gallon bucket of cucumbers besides 2 bowls or raspberries waiting in the fridge. I think I am tired just thinking about all that work.

Well here is a picture of the items that I am going to put in the box for one lucky person, well maybe everyone has lost interest and doesn't want to know who wins ;). As you can see there is 2 microwave hot pockets and a key fob and a mug rug, all made and donated by Barb from Bejeweled quilts. 4 FQ from the animal alphabet line, halloween panel, a honey bun and turnover from the Caroler line by Moda, a clear project pouch with little nippers and buttons.

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So that is Jo over at Warm Fuzzys. Congratulations. As soon as I have an address, I will send out your gifts. Thanks everyone for entering and helping me celebrate a great year of selling and blogging. Have a great weekend and stay tuned for August's giveaway which will be in connection with SEW CAL GAL's Pets on Quilts Show.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Milady's Mural Quilt

Here is a picture of the quilt Jeanette was talking about, you can find it here

Do check out her shop for the peacock fabrics, I so want to make this quilt and yes, we had a fun fun time and she did share her grandkids much to my delight. She has an amazing family and husband. A wonderful garden, my husband and I so enjoyed the fresh fruit and vegetables. Good food, good company and wonderful weather. What more could we want. Vance and I both had a wonderful time with Jeanette and hope that we will see each other before another 10 years.

Great Weekend and Peacocks

Barb from bejeweled quilts, my sister dear, came to visit Friday and Saturday, we had a very good time, it has been 10 years since we were together. We decided we both were looking old but who looks older is debatable maybe it is Margaret ;), since she wasn't here for us to tease. We had fun playing with the grand kids, I shared since her boys are being really slow in getting married. I would put a picture of us on the blog but she threatened me with my life and I promised I wouldn't put one on here. We wanted to do a project but there just wasn't enough time for us to visit and play with kids and site see and sew. We went up to Grand Coulee Dam to the visitors center. I learned that it produces the most power in the United States and is the biggest dam in the US.

I just got this fabric in on Thursday and it is absolutely beautiful. There is an awesome pattern on the RJR site that I tried to load but was unsuccessful so just click here and it will take to you there. It is called Miladys Mural by Debbie Beaves.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Just a friendly reminder to enter the July mystery anniversary giveaway below. I am hopeing to get over 200 comments and then I will pick a winner, so tell your friends, you can even tell your enemies, let everyone know. I am excited and I plan on making it a very nice box of stuff. I will take a picture when I get it ready to send to the lucky person.

Also, take a 15% discount on all the items in the store except for the quilts by putting July in the voucher box when you order and hit recalculate. I am going to throw in a free pattern for every order over $25 dollars.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Raspberries, Peas and Flowers

It is time to start picking raspberries, I think I just barely recovered from the strawberries. We have two kinds large ones which don't have a lot of flavor and the smaller ones which are very tasty.

This is our pea patch, the white you see is the top of a fence post. We have been utterly amazed at the peas, we never ever have had a patch like this.I think the Jolly Green Giant has been here. We are going to have to start picking and I won't be so impressed then.

Here are some up close shots of roses in my yard.

Here is some up close shots of some of the lily's I have around my yard.

These lily's are almost as tall as I am, not that I am very tall but for lily's they are tall for people I am short.

Sitting on my front porch this is the view of the garden across the front lawn. I love sitting out there in the evening as the sun is going down. Sundays are great because there is no guilt to be out weeding when it is so nice. It was a beautiful evening, about 70 degrees at 8:00pm. Everything is growing great after a cool late spring.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy Birthday and Thank you

I am truely amazed and humbled by the response to my one year giveaway. I should bake a cake and invite everyone over. Wouldn't that be fun. Thank you, for making my day. Wish everyone could win.

We haven't put much back into the room that we put the new floor in. It is all still in the living room. We still have trim and a few other things to do first but we need to get it done. Barb and hubby are coming to visit in a couple of weeks. We haven't seen each other in probably 10 years, maybe it hasn't been that long, I can't remember. Maybe she will remember.

More quilt show pictures.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July, Freedom, Giveaway

I borrowed this picture from another site. I like many of you appreciate the sacrifice that our service men have made to keep us free. Freedom isn't free and there are many families that have lost loved ones or had loved ones serve in the armed forces. I would like to say thank you, we support you and are forever grateful.

This is what we have been doing with out holiday weekend, besides grilling and watching fire works. We are putting a new floor down in our dining room which has just had subfloor for the last 8 years. We should get it done tomorrow and I am so excited. Our goal was to do one room at a time when we had funds. Seems like we always use the money somewhere else. So far we have carpeted the living room, put down 2 bathrooms and a laundry room but still have 3 bedrooms, the kitchen and a family room to go. We paid off our mortgage so now we should see more progress.

Come help me celebrate. I have been running this store since last July when my daughter decided that a new baby was the last straw and she couldn't do it ALL any more. Since July is extra special, I have decided to give away a mystery box. I will put in there items that will be well worth you time to get, some will be things from the store and some will be items that I have left from my booth in June. All you have to do is to leave a comment. For a second chance blog about it or put a link to my site. And for a third chance become a follower and the person that ends up being the 300th follower will get a 4th chance. Since it is a mystery there is no picture.

I also will be running a sale in the store. I am going to take 15% off the already low prices on everything in the store. (CLICK HERE) I almost forgot to tell you to put July in the Voucher Box to get your discount. Be sure to check out the new items.