Monday, January 17, 2011

Escape From Santa Town . . . And Winners!

Sunday was spent FINALLY packing Santa off to the North Pole--he had certainly worn out his welcome this year, although I put off doing it because I knew it would be an arduous and tedious job. I would MUCH, much rather have hidden out in the Sweat Shop, creating the next project I've been thinking about. My feet hurt, my back hurts, and I want to go soak in a hot tub, but it sure is nice to look around and see a clean house, Valentine's Day decorations, and just a touch of spring here and there--even if it IS just wishful thinking for now.


And even though I didn't get into the Sweat Shop (except to clean it), I DO have something quilty for show and tell.


This is quilt number 1 of my 11 in '11 challenge--10 to go to meet my goal! I had pieced this one a long time ago--in fact, it was the first one I made; later I published the pattern for a smaller Halloween version called Eye of the Beast--I think you can probably see the "eye" part, right? It sure feels good to get it quilted and bound.

I bet you're trying to be patient with me, but inside you're screaming, "Well who won already! Get ON with it!" Okay, okay, I get it.

The winner of the Fat Quarter Shop's $50 gift certificate is Mrs. Philadelphia. Congratulations, Nancy! Vickie will get in touch with you by email to give you the details. Can we have a round of applause for Kimberly and all the other Fat Quarter Shop people? I'm totally impressed that they offered to make this such a fun blog tour by donating many of the prizes!

The winner of the second prize--a kit with the fabric necessary to make the runner I designed--is Sandra Coleman Clarke! Woooo-hooo Sandra! (Or is it Sandy?) Please email me directly with your mailing address and I'll get it in the mail to you on Tuesday.

Thank you all for participating--I had a blast and I hope you found a fun project or two. And don't forget to join the Flickr group and post photos of your projects--we'd really love to see them!

15 comments:

May Kristin said...

Congratulations to the winners! :-)

luv2quilt2 said...

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for the great blog tour.

In the Heart of Happy said...

Love the decorating you are doing!! That quilt is beautiful!!!

Congrats to the winners!!!

Cyndi said...

Congratulations to Nancy and Sandra - enjoy those prizes, ladies. And a big THANK YOU, Kim, for hosting your part in the tour and your very generous prize. I feel like a winner just for having found your blog...love it!

XOXO,

Cyndi

P.S. And congrats to you for getting your Christmas stuff packed away...I'm still waiting on hubby to take down our outside decorations! :o(

Fiesta said...

Kim, your decorating is always beautiful.

Thearica said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

And yes! The Fat Quarter Shop are the most giving people on the planet!!

Marie said...

I'm so happy for the winners. Thank you all for sharing and hosting this fun giveaway.

Hugs - Marie

Staci said...

Yay for the winners! Thanks, Kim, for hosting this and inspiring us all!

Wendy said...

Congratulations to the winners!! The blog tour was fun and thank you for all your hard work as part of it! I really like your quilt you finished and wonder what the pattern is called ... very nice!!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Me!!!! Oh, WOW!!!!!! Thank you, Kim, for making this possible!

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to the winners!
I love your valentines display, tempting me to do some.

Debbie

Shannon said...

I love that quilt, the pattern is so cool. I can see how it would make a great Halloween quilt. Your house looks very ready for Valentine's Day. I need to get some done for my house. Congrats to the winners.

AMKreations said...

Congrats to all the winners! I really love your valentine decor!

Quilter Kathy said...

It was fun...congrats to the winners!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Congratulations to your winners - And A Big Congratulations to YOU KIM - great job on the Valentine Tour. Thinking of you and wishing you time in the sweat shop this week - you deserve some time out :o)