Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Here it is--the official start to summer!  Break out the white shoes, ladies, because it's finally proper to wear them again.  Okay, seriously, how many people do you think still follow that "rule"?  I'm not sure I really understand fashion anymore anyway.  My friends who closely monitor the trends tell me that being too "matchy-matchy" by doing things like wearing shoes and carrying a bag that match or even wearing shoes that match one's clothing are no nos.  But you can't clash, of course.  You'd think that being able to chose several different elements that go together but aren't the same would be second nature to quilters, wouldn't you?  Well, maybe it is.  But I find it's much simpler to dress in black slacks and shoes and a top of some color--any color really, because everything goes with black--and head out the door to the office.  Not having to make many decisions on weekday mornings allows me to sleep a little bit later.

But I digress.

What I really wanted to do on this holiday is have a little giveaway.  I have another Schnibbles pattern that looks quite patriotic and summery in the fabrics shown on the cover, so I thought it would be a good one to share with some lucky winner.  It's called Recess.


If you'd like an opportunity to win, tell me what you've been doing on this Memorial Day weekend, and I'll put you into the drawing.  I'll draw a winner Tuesday night and announce the winner on my Wednesday blog post.  Good luck!

49 comments:

Beverley said...

Painting the garage door!! It's a Bank Holiday in the UK. Bev.

Donna said...

I will be at the pay the bills job - swamped with work and most likely staying late. Holidays are busy days for my employer.

Joan and Kevin said...

I will be working on my Double Wedding Ring quilt!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol Miller said...

Playing with my grandson's. Holiday's are always family time at our household.

Shirley I. said...

I will be helping out with a luncheon at our Vet's Club, doing a little stitching on a July 4th project and maybe some more gardening. Enjoy the holiday!

yorkie mom said...

Planting some flowers now that the frost is over in Michigan!n

DebrafromMD said...

Hubby and I hav emostly just benn hanging out at the house. We had a cookout for dinner last night and are going to see a movie this morning.

Sharon Hughson said...

Thanks for a chance to win this give away. This weekend I am a happy quilter. I finally figured out what was causing my frame/machine woes. These have been going on for yrs. I am now quilting with Isacord thread and no more woes. Well only operator error ones anyway. LOL It's a great time in this neighborhood. 8-)

Anonymous said...

What a fun little patriotic quilt! After a morning of sewing and quilting, I'm getting together with family for a picnic. Ann in PA

Judy said...

I have been sewing on something for ME! A jelly roll quilt with lots of white and open spaces for quilting.

tpott said...

I'm making a #2 baby boy quilt, it's on the design wall now. After this top is finished just 1 more to go. Then I'll put them altogether and quilt them. I started making 1 girl and 1 boy quilt, when I had those tops finished I found out I needed 3 baby boy quilts. Back to sewing. Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

dianne said...

what HAVE i done this weekend?!?

did a bunch of errand running ... took flowers to the cemetery ... made five paper-pieced blocks for the calendar quilt ... made OSSS BOM blocks and put them together ... pulled weeds ... mowed and trimmed ... ran more errands ... pulled more weeds ... cleaned my bathroom floor with Zap (which has fuzzied up my head, lemmetellya) ... cooked and ate several meals ... wrote two blog posts ... watered the garden four times ... and this morning i'm gonna go see the new Star Trek movie ... then go to Target ... and then make some more paper-pieced blocks ... and maybe i'll cook with fire cuz the fun just keeps on coming!!!

Virlinda said...

It's a beautiful day but, I'll be quilting a quilt in the basement. Got to get it done before the blue quilting lines disappear. They're fading fast! Hope to get outside later and get some yard work done, too.

Sheila said...

I finished my Bee In My Bonnet Row Along Quilt. Feels good to have a finish : )

Anonymous said...

Since we prepped yesterday for guests for a cookout that was postponed until today, I have the food ready, the house clean and can relax today and just enjoy. Hope you have a lovely day as well.
Sue

scottylover said...

I will be working on the two BOMs I have started, trying to catch up. I finished most of one April block last might and have the May blocks to cut out. It is supposed to be cloudy and rain today, so no barb-b-que for me!

Sandy A

sue said...

I have had all three grandkids over the weekend and a barbecue on Saturday. Today is my day. t's cold and rainy here so it's an inside day. Probably cleaning, sewing and reading.

Tammy said...

We went to a fantastic wine event and then have been doing absolutely nothing ever since.

Paula said...

It has been a busy week-end for us. A graduation party on Saturday, friends visiting on Sunday and today a cookout with the kids and grandkids. :) By tomorrow I will need a good rest!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I'll be helping my brother and his 2 sons empty out our mother's home this weekend. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.
cindy cke49 at yahoo dot com

kcenya1950 said...

for us, grandkids have come to visit. so it's walks, rides on scooters, and lots of age appropriate movies -- when we can pry them away from their ipad minis that is!

Gwen said...

I am quilting the last border on a quilt for my great niece. She will be a year old in early June and I will have the quilt finished!

Jill said...


Going to graduation parties, visiting the graves of loved ones and hopefully a little sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Patti said...

Actually it is very quiet here today. We got together with our kids and grandkids on Saturday. Hubby is playing pickleball as it is too rainy to golf. I'm catching up on blog reading. When I finish I'll shower, get dressed, and head to the sewing room to finish swap blocks and do some "Scrap Basket Monday" sewing. :-)

I'd love to win the pattern!

Winona said...

Well, so far today, I have piddled on the computer. Hubby is napping and all our furbabies are asleep. Later I hope to get some sewing in or maybe work on some hexies. Can't be outside today. We have been having storms. Had lots a rain, some wind and a little hail. A good day to chill inside. I love this pattern. Have a good Memorial Day.

Carol said...

Love this pattern! Had son and family over yesterday for swimming and cooked burgers outside. Cleaned in sewing room this morning. Having friends over this afternoon for another cook out, and maybe I'll get some hexie stitching in while we visit.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

Besides remembering and appreciating those who've gone before us in the cause of liberty and freedom, I'm putting my winter clothes in the guest room and breaking out the sleeveless tops and dresses. I do not own white shoes and think they should be banned--they always draw the eye and who needs people looking at your feet?? Besides, white makes things look bigger and besides my rear end, who wants clown feet?? BTW, since I was brought up to dress matchy-matchy, this 'old dog' is having trouble learning the new ways. One trick I use though is 'complimentary colors', i.e., wearing a blue outfit? use yellow shoes or bag.

Donna said...

Holiday, schmoliday. Rain, thunder BAH. Not picnicking, sitting at a ball game, or even grilling. That leaves me quilting!! My favorite way to spend any weekend.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Shopping, cooking, sewing, stitching, reading~ not necessarily in that order. We (mostly me) decided a nice relaxing stay home weekend was needed. ;-) Thanks for the chance!

Brenda said...

I attended a Memorial Day service in our little town, planted flowers at my father's grave and had a cookout. The weather was rainy until yesterday. We even had some snow on Saturday night!

Donna said...

Thanks for the great give-away. I worked today because I live in Canada. But last weekend here in Newfoundland we celebrated Victoria Day and I spent the rainy day reading blogs and doing laundry!

quilter said...

We are relaxing and enjoying the day...I'm reading quilting patterns on the deck, after hanging out sheets in the wonderful sunshine. Husband has the flag hanging and puttering around repairing a lawn mower for a friend! Fun for him!
Thanks for the give-away! Love red white and blue.
Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Glenda in Florida said...

We are having a relaxing day. I'm recovering from surgery to fix my broken hand, so no sewing for a while. Would love to win this Schnibble to add to my to-do list when I'm healed.

Audrey said...

I will be binding my first quilt and doing some laundry.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I helped DH by mowing part of the yard (we have over 3 acres to mow) I pulled weeds in my flower beds, and front hedge, put down new mulch, stacked wood into the wood shed, and laundry. Today we removed sod for a swimming pool, then it started to rain. I am ready to sew finally.

Busy Little Quilter said...

Funny thing...I wore white shoes today! I am from the deep South where the "rule" is that you can't wear white shoes after Labor Day, and its not until after Easter that you can wear white shoes, again. It was different when I moved to PA.

My Memorial Day has been spent thinking if those, of course, that died for our freedom. I have many relatives that have served in the military and fought in wars.
I also have been working in my flower beds planting flowers and doing a little decorating, such as moving a old, broken sewing machine to another flower bed that I would like to make look quilty.

I love the pattern, and I would love to win! I hope you had a great Memorial Day!

KMSC said...

My DH and I were suppose to attend the Iris Festival in Keizer, OR with friends but it's been raining so much we decided to visit on another (drier) day. So what does a quilter do are a rainy day? Yes, she sews. Back I go to the sewing machine.....
Thanks for the giveaway!

Kate said...

I ran a half marathon in honor of Oklahoma's fallen soldiers, survived five house showings, and taught my son to climb a tree this weekend. Pretty good for three days!

Debi said...

Having a barbecue with family & visiting the cemetary.
Debi

debi1953@sbcglobal.net

Pat V. said...

Adult son came over for a cookout last night. Mostly I've been working on finishing a quilt...

Kim said...

Recess sounds positively perfect for a teacher to win!! I worked on grades, worked in my classroom, went to a retirement luncheon, cooked and had the kids and Grandkids for lunch today. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

Spent almost the entire weekend sewing. Hubby has been traveling through Europe the past six weeks and this is my last weekend alone! Love the pattern.

Claudine (cndmatulich@jps.net)

Sherry said...

I spent the day with my hubby having lunch and buying a few flowers for my flower pots. I did a little stitching too.

quiltgrammy said...

Well, this weekend we went to a couple of new to me quilt shops and fell in love with one of them, then we went to the "Bass Pro Shops" and finally hit some flea markets. Thanks for the chance to win "Recess" after this full weekend I feel like I need a "Recess";)

Susan said...

I have been enjoying my new grand daughter! She is a little doll!

Sarah said...

I took my boys to a birthday party on Sunday and on Monday I worked. No long weekend here in Australia!

CathyK said...

I did some gardening, fabric buying, and then Quilt Guild in the evening!

hadacres said...

Worked on a t-shirt quilt for my grandson's promotion. My daughter saved shirts from pre-school to sixth grade as well as team shirts & special trip shirts.
when done it will be twin size, speaking of done I have only one more day to get it all together, yikes!
I also did a little yard work to get out in the sunshine & a little rain that we had over this way.

Josie McRazie said...

Our oldest graduated high school pin Saturday. We camped in the POURING rain all weekend. Celebrated her 18th b-day on Sunday and Monday was mine! I basted a quilt to get done! Busy busy busy!