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!