Showing posts from February, 2012

There is a Leap Day Giveaway!

Hi everyone, Over at "Such a Sew and Sew" there is a Leap Day Giveaway Blog Hop I am participating in, and there are a lot of great giveaways. So follow the button and hop around with me.

Backyard Baby, Kona Solids, and Show and Tell

I just love the Backyard Baby fabric line by designer Patty Sloniger. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it for David Platt's Quilt, born January 31, 2012 to our family. But when it arrived I did not want to cut it because I was AFRAID. Have you ever had that happen? I needed a pattern or something to make sure I didn't mess up. I looked at it for days planning. What to do and how to do it. I had a visual of what I wanted, but not how I would lay it out. So this is what I did. Do you like it? I have to take it to my friend, Irene, to quilt it for me. Why? Because I don't know how YET. I love it! Hope you do to. During the creative process, I found Kona Solid fabrics by Robert Kaufman, the fabrics are vibrant, have that designer feel and looks beautiful with any print. It is sold all over the internet and at Jo-Ann's. I am so happy, because surprise I am a coupon cutter, so Jo-ann's is one of my favorite places to shop with a 40% off coupon. Yipee!

Busy, Busy Week - Sewing

Wow, what a week with the Fugly Fabric Giveaways and Swaps . I made 3 trips to the post office but did not buy any fabric. I held my first giveaways and chose to winners - Richard and Lorelei. I won 2 giveaways myself (it is so exciting). I will show what I won, when they get here. I swapped the extra Fugly fabric I had with people in the USA the United Kingdom. When all the fabric swaps arrives I will post them for you to see. I am glad to have meet so many new friends from out in blogyourself next time. Then I made my Blocks for Craftsy Block of the Month for February. I learned how to make a Balkan Puzzle Block, and Magic Triangles (make 4 HST at one time) cool way to do a Half Square Triangle (HST) This block is called Chunky Chevron and is made with HST's, using the draw line method . I have used this method many times before, for making 2 blocks at a time. Amy Gibson at Stitchery Dickery Dock, is amazing in her tutorials, or (tuts) as the bloggers call them. I re

The Fugly Fabric Giveaway Winner Is.......

The Winner of In the Boon Docks Fugly Fabric (drum roll please) Richard Healey . For those of you who are followers of In the Boon Docks, I held a second drawing , for my fugly fabric and the winner is Mermaid Sweets . If both of you would please contact me by email with your address I will get this fugly fabric out of my house and off to yours. CONGRATS TO YOU FROM ME!!! Have a Terrific Tuesday. Happy Valentines Day.

Fugly Fabric Giveway & Trade

Click on the button and find the others in the Fugly Party, a lot of giveaways out there. Thank you Lucy at Charm About You, for coming up with this idea. It is finally here "the Fugly Party" My Party is going to work two ways: A giveaway and I want to trade for your Fugly Fabric or Blocks you will never use. 1. The Giveaway of a set of (2) of each of the 7 pieces (that is more than a fat quarter of each fabric) This giveaway is for anyone who lives anywhere .- for the people who leave a comment, get one chance. Become a new follower, comment that you are a new follower, and get a second chance. If you are a follower you can leave a second comment telling me, second chance. The Giveaway will end February 13, 2012, at 7pm EST. I will draw one lucky winner on Valentines Day. 2. I have 8 other sets that I would like to trade for those who might have some Fugly Fabric - just email me a .jpg attachment with what you want to trade me. Day 2 I still have 4 tra

Brent & Mary Johnson 50th Anniversary

I was really lucky when I married my husband, Randall Johnson, I got in the deal a set of terrific inlaws. They are both supportive and loving people. As a woman on a second marriage with 2 children, ages 11 and 6, they accepted us as a part of their family from the start. My daughters are now grown and we have the honor of raising our beautiful grandson. Now 14 1/2 years later I was really excited for them on February 1, 2012, when they reached their 50 wedding anniversary. In a world where most marriages don't work out, these two made it work. Through a war, stressful jobs, children, moves, and the other hard times two people face living together for 50 years. I wanted them to have the party they so richly deserved but had no idea where to start. I was also blessed by the rest of my husband's family. Geri Baker jumped in and handled so many details that if not for her, Brent and Mary would not have a party, but a cake. Without Darlene Finley, I would not have known wha

Baby Twin Goats

Sparkles our mother goat had twins while we took our grandson to see the Monster Jam in Charleston WV today. This has been a very busy week for me with my inlaws 50th wedding anniversary, Cabell County CEOS, David Platt's birth, and now not one but two babies born to Sparkles. Sparkles 1st baby born last February is due any day now. So, more babies to come or at least one.