Hello Everybody! I'm mostly sharing news and counting blessings today, but hope to get back into the swing of blog hopping as the week progresses.
|Ramona's Wonderful Giveaway - a spool quilt with booty & booties!|
To celebrate receiving the One Lovely Blog Award, Ramona, of Doodlebugs and Rosebuds, held a giveaway for this beautiful spool quilt in Kaffe and text print fabrics and I was the super lucky winner! She then surprised me even more by hand knitting a darling pair of booties and including sweet flower market fabrics and ribbon, along with a lovely note. Ramona is an uber talented and productive quilter, a gifted knitter, and a whole lot of fun to get to know!
To say that I was thrilled is an understatement! The quilt looks so perfect on our kitchen table. Thank you, thank you Ramona - you are a sweetie pie!
Deana, of Dreamworthy Quilts (aka Daughters of Dorinda) and the DOD Mystery Blog, has begun two free quilt alongs: The Spring Row Quilt and the Americana Row Quilt. You can find out more by clicking the link on my left sidebar. Both QALs are still close enough to the beginning that it is not too late to join in the fun. Deana does an amazing job with her quilt alongs! I've admired her Americana Quilt for a long time and could not resist it when she offered the chance to sew it along with a group. Last month I completed the blocks for row one: Firework Stars. They look complicated, but Deana explains her paper piecing very well and they are not difficult to make at all.
|Firework Star blocks - Americana Row QAL|
Jim is Italian and for a long time now has looked forward to being called "Poppa" someday. The kids were asking what I would want to be called for Grandma, so I told them I could be "Lolli". That way together, Jim and I can be "Lolli-Poppa". Hee hee.
Kaitie sent us one of her ultrasound photos and added a little something below it. I don't know... do you think we may be a little too much into Harry Potter? Bwah hahahahahah!
Calling all pet lovers!
Don't forget that next Monday (August 17th) is the beginning of the Pets on Quilts Show! So make sure you've snapped some pics of your furry or finny friends and your quilts together.
I've finally finished Sam's "Serenity Now!" modern quilt (Previous posts here and here) and will be entering it in the Pets on Quilts Show. My mind needs rearranging. I was so focused on getting cute shots of the quilt with the pups that I forgot to take a picture of Sam with his quilt! :o :( I am hanging my head with shame over that blunder. I'm going to have to ask him to get his roommate to take a picture for me.
Anyway, I hope to see you all at the show next week! This is one of the most social and friendly linky parties out there and it only comes along once each year. I met a whole lot of wonderful people last year who have now become friends. Jacque has lined up oodles of wonderful prizes too. Every kind of pet counts and there is even a category for pet themed quilts, so everyone can join in the fun!
|Pets on Quilts 2015|
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