Monday, April 22, 2013

A Nice Thank You Surprise!

I was just piecing peacefully in my studio when the mailman rang my doorbell.  He was gone in an instant (kinda a ding, dong, ditch kinda thing).  I knew that meant there was a package.  I wasn’t expecting anything today.  Perhaps Lindsay had ordered something.  Hmmm, I went to check it out and this is what I found…DSC07015

I received my copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7 the other day.  I had been testing patterns for this volume.  I thought it rather nice of them to send me a copy ahead of time!  So what could it be today?  I started to dig into the box, this is the first thing I found.


How nice, nest was this coffee mug. 


It has all the blocks on it (I recognize a dozen or so of them).


The magazine is due out on the shelves May 7th.  I will share more of what I did at that time.  Hint, hint, I have a quilt in the magazine on page 92!  So excited to share!


Got to get back at it, so…

Blog at you later,


Saturday, April 6, 2013

We Have a Winner!


Last night was the Annual Antelope Valley Pregnancy Counseling Center Fund Raiser Dinner!   Whew, that’s a mouthful!  This is a Pro Life event!  I am very proud to be a supporter of the center with my quilting gift.  Here is a closer view of the quilt I made:


Every year (for about 10 years now) I have made a quilt to be raffled the night of the dinner.  Sometimes, when the winner is present, they will donate the quilt back for auction.  I am just trying to set the stage for what happened last night.  I sell tickets at events (Ladies Teas, Fish Fry’s and so on) as well as to my friends and co-workers.  Sometimes I get told that there is no way they would donate it back if they won, but then there is Dawna, one of my best quilting buddies!  Boise tableDuring the dinner last night, Dawna started texting me.  I was trying to be discrete, but check my phone anyway.  This is what transpired:


Sometimes I get to pull the winning ticket.  Last night someone else did (good thing)!DSC07005

There it is:

Dawna’s Winninng Ticket!!!  I covered her phone number (to be nice).

DSC07007Some more texting!photo (2)

I did win the Table Decoration (by the way, the tables were beautiful).  Shhh!  Don’t tell Dawna, but this is her consolation prize, ha ha!

DSC07008I  did not take very good pictures last night.  I promise to try and do better, I just get caught up in the hoopla and forget!

Here are a few of the past quilts I have made for the center: 

PicMonkey Collage

Now on to the next adventure,

Blog at you later,