Thursday, October 13, 2011

im in a book!!!

eeeee, this has been such a happy mail week. on monday i received my advance copy of the book that i made a little doll quilt for. cathy gaubert put the book together along with our fabulous editor amanda carestio (that also has a quilt included). this was a dream come true to have something i made, published in a book, and i couldnt have been luckier having the uber talented cathy be the one to put it together. the book isnt out until november but you can pre-order on amazon, if youre so inclined....;o/

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Uberfest

Good morning everyone. i know im up bright and early but i wanted to post this right away. (ok, truth be told im still sleeping and i did this in advance, but hey, if i hadnt told you, you wouldnt have known, so :oP). im next on the list of bloggers in the quilt uberfest. this has been so much fun to see what great blocks everyone has come up with.  if you dont know what the heck im talking about head over to scotts blog. he has all the details. basically tho, we all designed blocks that are made up of log cabins and hst's. the pdf's for everyone's blocks are on their individual blogs, but scott has the list of participants so you can see at a glance where the blog tour is at on any given day.
Scott sent us each a selection of beautiful fabrics from nell whatmore's line, Sleeping beauty, such gorgeous fall colors. it really wasnt hard to come up with something when i had these luscious fabrics in my grubby little hands. i named my block cabin in the woods.....heres my very first pdf! hope you enjoy making it. please join us in the flickr group if you are making any or all of the blocks and show off your creations.
the next blogger is the lovely jan. go see what she has in store for you tomorrow!
i just wanted to say a quick thank you to scott for including me in this bloggy tour. i learned a few new things (puter-wise) that i dont think i would have, if not for the blogfest. *mwah*

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

christmas prezzies

um, have you seen this?? its from designsponge. my cyber buddy needledfig (amy) pinned this and i had to click thru right away. this idea is stinking fabulous! i thought of something similar for recipe cards but i like the idea of a perpetual calendar so much more. if you are a woman and related to me, be expecting one of these for christmas!! altho i think i am going to spend the next few months looking for different containers to put them in. something more sturdy that will last for years.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Old typewriters and we have a winner!!

i finally picked a winner for the giveaway. shesh im slow. does anyone know how to include the random number generator pic in your blog? if so, could you let me know??? the rng picked number 8, lollydo!! congrats. could you email me your addy so i can send your package out?
on another note, my cyber twin leila and i found out we both love using old typewriters, so we are including typewritten recipes in our latest swap.
does anyone else out there like to use old machines? im in love with all things vintage, but there is just something about old machinery. they just dont make things as pretty as they used to. the pic in this post is of my lovely mercury royal. i believe it was made the same year i was born (1967). shes not super pretty but she types like a dream. before i go, be sure and check out this fun blog, Strikethru