Tuesday, June 11, 2013

OMG! I'm a winner 2 times this week!

You are not going to believe my luck!

Last week Angie from Quilting Readers Garden emailed that I had won a prize!!!! Here's what arrived in the snail mail.

 Cute patterns for an applique quilted calendar.

Cardinal patterns, and two kinds of thread.

and 3 fat quarters!

I was quite surprised and excited to win... who wouldn't be, right?  She runs a linky for hexies on Fridays. Stop by and check it out.

I learned about the second winnings on Sunday from Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Hands 2 Help winners announcement. There were 65 participants - and we all won!!!!   I'm getting an In From The Cold charm pack designed by Kate Spain! If you'd like to see what others won, check out the link above. Sarah will be running this challenge again next year, so start sewing now!!!!!!!!! She picks two charities and you can donate to either or both. She also has informative posts (tutorials) and guest writers and linky parties to share your work or works. It's a great way to use up stash for good causes.

I've gotten out a UFO I started before the newest grandguy was born, and figured I'd give him the I Spy for his first birthday (coming up in Aug.).  Remember this?

I'm quilting around the small squares - the pictures - so it's taking forever to shove the quilt through the hole of the machine 4 times for each square. I hope I remember this next time I quilt. I just don't seem to learn my lessons well.

and a close-up.
And in the evenings I'm hand sewing hexie flowers for a dolly quilt for Get Your Mrs. Claus On. (See the button on the sidebar.)  I have to do something in the evenings or I fall asleep!

I also want to share a picture - well, 2 really - of my Mimosa Tree blooming now. It is not only beautiful, but smells like heaven - sweet, but not choakingly, and the cutest pink puffball blossoms.

This is only the bottom half!
And now back to the quilting!


  1. Lucky YOU! Congratulations!
    Quilting around each square. Ouch. It's going to be so pretty when you finish.
    Knitting keeps me awake :D
    Love all your pictures. Thank you for sharing.
    By the way. Love your new banner picture!

  2. Congratulations on all your wins, Terri! You must have the lucky mojo. I love your projects especially the hexie one. Ah the Mimosa! I'd have one in my yard if I didn't sneeze so much when it's in bloom.

  3. Congrats on the prizes.....they look wonderful, especially the cardinals. Will look forward to what you create with these.
    Too excited about your hexie doll cute. Thanks.

  4. Congrats!!! Love your quilts!!!

  5. Congrats on the wins, a great haul...your I Spy quilt is so cute....your tree is beautiful, we cut down several of those this past year as they spread if your not careful...your hexi flowers are so pretty...

  6. Big congrats Terri. The book looks like fun! Your hexies look a bit like your mimosa blossoms. :-) Beautiful. I'm sure your grandson is going to adore the quilt. I know what you mean about fiddly quilting. I grit my teeth and say "never again" then there is the next time. LOL

  7. I saw your win over at Sarah's, but, I didn't know about the other win. Woohoo! I was thinking about you yesterday, as I purchased some fabrics for my HP quilt. I'll have to find some fun titles to go with my fabrics. Congrats! Hey, what model Singer is that?

  8. Congratulations on your win and your quilt will be well love. Hexies are too cute.

  9. Thanks for linking up! That dolly quilt is going to be soooo sweet. :-)

  10. Great "I Spy" quilt. I am sure he will love it. Hexies are looking good too. So nice to have something to stitch in the evenings.

  11. Great win! Congratulations!
    Oh, and I sympathize with the turning all those corners when quilting...I did that once...and try to plan a easier route now! LOL,

  12. Congratulations on all your winnings!! And I love your I-Spy quilt - great patten and colors! Whoop whoop!

  13. Congrats on all your fun winnings. Love your pink and green hexi project, it's very pretty!

  14. Love the pink hexie garden you are growing!

  15. What pretty pink flower hexies!

  16. I love the flower hexies. Good idea with the green for leaves.

  17. I love your pink flowers!!! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Archives...this was a fun post to reshare!


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