Friday, August 2, 2013

What I've Been Doing . . .

You may remember I took several projects with me to work on while I was aboard the cruise ship.  Did I finish them?  Not hardly!  But I knew I wouldn't; I just wanted to have some variety to chose from.  I did work on a couple things, though.



I have memories of working on this August sheep blanket while the ship was traveling through choppy waters--I was as close to being seasick by that evening as I ever got.  Hubby had picked up Sea Band "bracelets" for both of us, and they helped greatly once I finally put mine on that evening!  By the way, the tree on the left side of the blanket is supposed to be a weeping willow, but mine turned out looking more like a palm tree--ARGH!  Oh, well, I like it anyway.  Better than the tree on the other side--which looks pretty much like the pattern.  Odd.

I also finished one of the two Sew Spooky blocks I brought with me, but I'll show that one another time; I'm bringing the second block with me to work on this weekend, so maybe I'll be able to show both of them soon.

Today I added pink borders to the Schnibbles quilt and I like it--it seems to calm down the brighter fabrics in the line and makes the quilt look more "girly."  After I've quilted this, I'll trim the borders a little smaller; or maybe I'll make scallops--I haven't really decided yet.


Finally, I'll tell you about the treat I promised.  Monice of Hen House Designs has published a fall-themed pattern and she sent me a pattern to share with you.  Cute, isn't it?!


If you'd like a chance to win the Pumpkin Festival pattern, please leave a comment asking to be entered in the drawing.  As I've mentioned, I'll be away until Sunday evening, but I'll pick a winner then and post the results on my Monday blog post.  If, however, you'd like to just buy the pattern now and not wait and trust your luck, you can visit Monice's Etsy shop by clicking HERE.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

27 comments:

Nonnie said...

Kim
You have been missed. I am glad you had a wonderful time on your cruise.
I would also like to win this pattern.
Have a nice weekend.

Susan said...

Glad you are back! We loved our trip to Alaska in late June, but discovered that we are not "cruise people."

I would love to win this pattern. It looks like it would help me stretch (and hopefully, improve) my skills.

Quilter Kim said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, if only I could get my husband to go on a crusie. Oh well, as long as I can keep doing my quilt retreats I'm happy. Maybe I should do a "quilt cruise"! Pattern looks like fun, thanks for the chance at winning.

Janet said...

I'd love to win the pattern - thought I'd give that a try before I run out and buy it!

And welcome (almost) home!

Josie McRazie said...

What abeauful pattern! I would love to win it! Glad you had a good time on your trip!

Miss Jean said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your Sheep Blanket and Schnibbles quilt turned out wonderful!
I hope you had a great vacation.

Diane E W said...

Please enter me in the give away for the Pumpkin pattern. Yesterday was my birthday and this could be my birthday present. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip, with a few bumps along the way, but a good trip. Glad to have you back.

quilter said...

Missed ya! I'd like to win the pattern. I'm leaving on quilt retreat Sun AM so hope that I find out that I am a winner when I return Thursday!!

Thanks, Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Brenda said...

I would love to win this pattern. Looks perfect for fall. I have enjoyed seeing the sheep blankets each month.

Sharon Hughson said...

I'd love the pattern and welcome back!

Tina said...

Would love to win the pumpkin pattern. I am also making the sheep. Love it!
Tina@brainer.com

sandy said...

Would love to win this pattern. Glad you enjoyed your trip and I also get seasick on certain cruises. The wrist bands work well.

Mary said...

I'm glad you are back and had a good time. I would love to be in the drawing. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this pattern. Been thinking of ordering a couple others from her. They are so cute.
Linda in WI.

GrammyK said...

Oh, please let me win this pattern-I loooove all things autumn, especially some pumpkins.

Sounds like you had a fun trip, glad you're back. Missed reading your daily blog entries. Have a great weekend, and thanks for doing this giveaway~

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

The first time you posted one of Monice's patterns, I went on her site and ordered it right away! Can't wait to make it (the one with the flags). I'd love to add this fall themed one to my collection!

Michele said...

Your schnibble is lovely! The pink makes it pop! I'd like to be entered in the drawing too. Thanks :-)

KMSC said...

I really enjoyed your post today! Please enter me in the drawing for the pattern. I love autumn quilts!
k.castanette@hotmail.com

quiltgrammy said...

Glad to have you back to posting, sounds like you had a good trip. Love the little sheep and his blankets. Thanks for the giveaway, I love Autumn and am ready for the cooler temps.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time on vacation! Would love to win the pattern since I love all things with pumpkins and a fall theme.

Claudine M.

Frankie said...

Love the sheep blanket! And dang it! Now I think I need to start making those since I have a darling sheep I could put them on. Glad you had a good time on your vaction! And I'm loving that new pattern -- since everything fall is my favorite stuff, I think I'm going to have to buy that one and make it up quick. :D

sharon said...

Yes Kim Thanks for introducing me to these pattern Just the best And I do love Fall Please enter me in the drawing and welcome home

wendy@iqlt said...

Thanks for the chance to win the pattern. I love pumpkins, especially white ones. I love the sheep and her blanket.

shelley said...

I would love to win this pattern! My thoughts have turned to Autumn projects. Those seem to be the colors that energize me. This pattern would look nice with some wool applause too.

shelley said...

wool appliqu e (my kindle wants to input applause every time) you knew what I meant, right?

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the pattern..
I have the sheep pattern, but have yet to start on it.

SB