Monday, April 30, 2012

A Pig in a Poke!

That's what my grandmother used to say....when you bought something sight unseen!  Some on you might be too young to know what a "poke" is.....that's what they used to call a brown bag! 

I can't wait to see what my partner sends me!

Want to is the last day to sign jump on over to In The Bag to get your name on the list and start looking for your ugly fabric.

What!?! say you don't have any ugly fabric.....that's what I said....but I bet I can find 2 yards of some that I am not really in love with!

Have a great day!

Monday, April 9, 2012

I am embarrassed and so surprised and excited at the same time.

Before my trip to Florida, I received a surprise in the mail and I forgot to blog about it.  Shame on me!  It really made my day and it was a complete surprise!
Quite a while ago I signed up for "Pay It Forward" with Harriet over at Harriet Homemaker Strikes Again.  Honestly I barely remember signing up.  But Harriet didn't forget and she sent me the cutest package just full of goodies.....

There was a cute, cute, cute little package of cards that she made (I have already used one of them as a thank you card), a wonderful pouch in great colors (used it on my trip to Florida), two "Stay Put Kitchen Towels" (that are way too pretty to wipe my hands on) and of course a little candy which I really enjoyed.  Thank you Harriet, you made my day and I can't wait to "Pay It Forward"!

So sign up if you would like to receive a package from me filled with goodies!  I will leave the sign up open until Friday.  Saturday I will pick someone to surprise!  I love sending fun things to others.

I also forgot to post a picture of what I sent my winners in the Leap Day Blog....

I promised a "smile bag" filled with goodies and I fulfilled that promise.  I placed a matching mug rug and pincushion in each bag and I also sneaked in some other little goodies.  Penny won this cat bag and Sue Smiles Alot won my second one, which I am embarrassed to admit I forgot to take a picture of.  Sue liked batiks, so I sent her a bag made with beautiful blue batiks also stuffed with a mug rut, pincushion and other goodies.  Both have sent me the sweetest thank you notes in my e-mail.  That was so much fun.....I want to do it again really soon.

Now don't forget to send me a comment if you would like to be in the running for my "Pay It Forward" gift.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Go! for a Star

As Americans we are so blessed to have brave men and women who put their life on the line so that we  have the freedom to do the things we love day in and day out.  They have my love and prayers.  I only have a few hours a day to sew, but I am going to try to at least put a few blocks in the pot so that those who are dedicated to making Quilts of Valor can hopefully use them.  Won't you join in!  Visit Majorie's Quilting Bee for the rules and visit each of the bloggers who are offering prizes.  You don't have to make a whole quilt, just a block or two will help out.  Each of us have had loved ones who have served our country and this is a chance to give back just a little.  Have a blessed day!