Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Giveaway Celebrating 100 Followers!!

What better way to celebrate than with Cupcakes!! As promised I have created something to celebrate my first milestone, 100 followers! I am giving away a pair of authentic large flour sack 100% cotton dishtowels embroidered with darling 4x4 cupcakes with bottom trimmed in novelty cupcake accent fabric. I was going to do a vintage design but when I saw this fabric in Joann's last night I had to do cupcakes. I love cupcakes because they make me feel so happy and cheerful! Tab down to bottom for all the Giveaway details!!!

Giveaway from April 13 - April 20th!

Three chances to win:
  • Follow me. Please indicate in comment~1 entry
  • Put my Giveaway Grab button on my sidebar on your blog and link back to me ~ 2 entries
  • Facebook or Tweet about my giveaway with a link~2 entries
Please do separate post for all your entries.
Winner announced Thurs a.m. PST April 14th
Good Luck!!!


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Quilt Block Challenge...

I was in Joann's last night and this Quilt Block of the Month program caught my eye. I have always wanted to do a pieced quilt, but hated the idea of all the cutting. This seemed like a great solution, I liked the pattern, the colors and especially the idea that it was all precut. All I have to do is piece it all together one block at a time. I like challenges and this being done one block a month is right up my alley. I bought the first block set which actually is putting together 4 blocks for the month. I am starting 4 months into the year so I will need to do more 3 more block sets this month to get caught up in order to finish it by December.

This is what it will look like (hopefully) when I finished.

First Block set.

All the pieces to the block.

The center piece to the block.

First finished block, just 3 more just like this to go for the first block set. I have been sewing for over 30 years and I will tell you that putting this together is not as easy as it would seem. You have to be totally accurate. 1/4" seams and piecing the rows together the seams must match up perfectly or it will look funny. I have  a new found respect for the avid quilter, piecing and sewing perfect rows!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Puppy Update Week # 2...


Miss Izzie being the perfect mommy!

Such sweet mellow babies. They just love to cuddle. This is a little boy that I'm spending time with this morning.

Miss Izzie just chilling with her babes.

I would call this shot "Punch (milk) Drunk"

Are you jealous yet?

Look at that milk belly?

So brilliant they are already getting their little black pigment and only a week old!

They have doubled their size in less than a week. It may be because their mommy is an open wet bar!