Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hey, Thank You!

I got on the computer tonight to check emails and write my blog and I was reminded, once again, of how much I enjoy hearing from you. "Talking" with those of you who read my blog enriches my life, and I appreciate it when you take the time to leave me a comment.

Thursday night I finished the second wool project for my class--despite the stomach pains I was experiencing. Really, doing the stitching and seeing my project ever closer to being finished took my mind off feeling ill. Do you find the same thing to be true when you're not feeling well but quilt anyway? I think it's just about the best medicine!


With the snowman, I wanted to offer a winter project that didn't scream "Christmas," and I think this works. I dug into my stash of vintage Thimbleberries fabric for the border, but the project only requires a little, so I decided I could make the sacrifice. I think this really is my favorite Thimbleberries fabric of all time.

Did you know that today's 10-10-10? Kind of cool, huh? It's also Thanksgiving in Canada--also cool, right? So in honor of a couple cool things and just because I like you, I thought I'd have a little giveaway. I ordered a couple of these Halloween panels which would make a pair of vintage-looking Halloween pillows or serve as the inspiration for any number of other ideas, and I thought I'd share by giving one of the panels away. Each of the two squares in the panel measures around 18" to 20"--I haven't measured them but that's my estimate. Here's the first one:


And the second:



If you'd like a chance to win the panel, please leave me a comment on this post telling me you want to be entered and I'll draw a winner Monday night--the winner will be posted on my Tuesday blog post, and you'll need to come back to see if you've won.

Good luck!

COMMENTS CLOSED--WINNER ANNOUNCED SOON!

30 comments:

Kathie said...

I love that snowman, just too cute. I collect snowmen ornaments for our Christmas tree as well as lots of other snowmen and of course snowmen patterns
he is adorable!
that border fabric is wonderful and the poinsettia perfect!
oh the panel with the black cat would be great to make a pillow for my DD at college she asked for decorations for her dorm room,
mom could you make me some pillows for each of the holidays???? funny when she was home never really interested in that stuff and now she is asking to decorate her dorm room???
kathie

Kim said...

Love the snowman! When I take down my Christmas decorations I put up snowmen. I'd love to do something with one of the panels. Glad you're feeling better.

luv2quilt2 said...

I read your blog each time you post, but rarely comment - just too lazy, I guess. I love your little snowman and need to make something similar to put up after Christmas.

ABamaMom said...

Cute little snowman...I love the colors, it doesn't have that red and green, screaming Christmas theme! Cute panels, too! I just made my daughter a wall hanging for her apartment, but didn't do me one! One of those would be just the thing!

Dorothy said...

Snowman is adorable!! You are a very creative person.
I would love to win a halloween panel, it is my all time favorite time of the year
Dorothy in IL

Laurie said...

I hope your feeling better today! My DH has had a belly ache for a few days and he says its not fun!
Love to be entered to win the panels.
Have a good day!

Quilter Kim said...

Cute panels and cute snowman! Love the projects you design. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Kim said...

Hi Kim, I agree the snowman is great for winter decorating. I love snowman and tend to collect them. I like the "Halloween" panel. It would be perfect for my grandson. Sorry you are not feeling well you have had your share this year...take care!
Thanks for sharing.

Pat Shipp said...

Gosh Kim... you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Love, love, love the snowman woolie.

Please enter me in the chance to win a panel. I've been wanting to try framing a panel but just haven't gotten to it yet.

I'm making an "Archie" today. Didn't you show us that about.. oh, what.. 2 YEARS AGO?!? LOL. Luckily, the holidays keep repeating so what I miss this time around, I can aim for next year. :-)

Jenni said...

Glad your feeling better, I usually stop by everyday, but fail to comment much:/

Missy Ann said...

OMG! I love that first panel with the cat so much. I'm off to hunt it down online in case I don't win that I can still have it. Fingers crossed!

julieQ said...

Glad to know you are feeling better. Your snowman is precious, love him! I have Halloween/fall goodies out...then I will remove the Halloween and add some Christmas...so it all ends up a big mix!

AnnieO said...

You hit it dead on with the not-too-Christmasy idea. I like to have snowmen and pinecone ornaments out in January for winter decor. This one is really cute--love the poinsettia too! Thanks for the chance to win a Halloween panel. I like the second one a lot :)

Quilting_Chris said...

It's hard to believe you work a real job and do all of the stuff you do. I am impressed and love the snowman, very very cute. Please enter me for one of the panels and thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say that I really like your snowman. That border fabric is a good choice. Since I've already won one of your giveaways, don't enter me in this one. Thanks for the offer though.

Quilt Hollow said...

Gosh snowman season coming all too fast....you'll be ready!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Your snowman is just adorable. I have a coordinate to that T-berries fabric and have been holding onto it too. LOL
The panels are very cute! You always find the cutest pieces! Have a happy 10-10-10!

Jen in NY said...

LOVE the snowman. And that Thimbleberries border fabric? Perfect. It really sets it off so nicely. I can see why it's your favorite. Quilting takes my mind off problems too...both physical and psychological! :-) Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

teresamnj said...

Love your snowman quilt, and yes, I'd love to be entered into your giveaway for the vintage Halloween panel. I found your blog through Hollyhock Quilts. So glad I did!

Mamacessories said...

Love the snowman! I saw this and ran out today and bought some wool felt to start my first wool applique wall-hanging! I am going to try a little house! Thanks for the inspiration, I love reading your blog, your posts makes me feel like I am having a cup of coffee in my dining room with you having a chat. I would love either panel - they both remind me of Halloween decorations my grandma had. I love the vintage spooky/happy feel they have. They would make a cute wall hanging - don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Love the snowman! Would love to be entered into the drawing. Hope you are feeling better!

Claudine
cndmatulich@jps.net

Trish said...

I would love to win your Halloween panel give-away. I love Halloween! It must be my inner child !!

Jill said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Please include me. I love your blog and made your pumpkins from last year.

Jean said...

Glad to see that you are feeling better. I really like the snowman our daughter colloects them so maybe I will borrow the idea and make one for her and her family for their front door. Love your blog and please enter me in the great drawing. Our grandkids just love anything halloween.

PunkiePie said...

The snowman is way cute! Throw my name in there for the panels. I'm sure I can find use for them. Thanks!!

janine b said...

the snowman is cute but i love the blackbird halloween quilt and think it would have been too hard to resist!! LOL!! the halloween panels would look great hanging in my front window!!

Marcia said...

I'm pleased that you feel better. Please enter me into the drawing for a panel. Thanks.

Dori said...

Love the snowman and glad you're feeling better. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks Dori

Anonymous said...

I cheat on myself all the time. I promise myself I'll only read my email, then I take a peek at your blog and before I know it, it's time to go to bed and I haven't done anything I've planned on doing. Love the panels! Pick me! Pick me!
Chris is Sacrmento

Mamacessories said...

IS there a special floss or thread I should use for wool applique? I started my wall hanging and I am using DMC floss but am not thrilled with the look - I was hoping for something thicker? Any suggestions - your work always looks so good!