Saturday, October 27, 2012

Vintage Sampler Sale! AND Give-Away!

We have reached Block #20 in the Vintage Sampler Block of the Month

Let's do something special to commemoriate this milestone in this year-long adventure.  I have planned a whole boat load of fun things to thank all of you for hanging in there with me.

All past block sets are on sale for half price!  Yup, you can get any of the blocks or sets you may have missed for just $3.00.  Go HERE to my Website and pick out the ones you like or the ones you missed and get the three block set for 50% off.  You get the 9" beginner block, --the ones featured on my blog-- plus the 12" crossing block and the 16" wreath block that were only available to my newsletter subscribers.
I am now offering SETS of 5 blocks for just $15!  That's 50% off the regular price and you get all 15 blocks-- the 9", 12" and 16" versions of Blocks 1-5.  Set #1 is available now, and I will have sets 2, 3, and 4 ready in a day or two.

Three Ways to Win Free Fabric Bundle, Kit or Pattern!

  1. Leave a comment about your progress on this BOM and you will be entered in a drawing for a free fabric bundle of Kaffe fabrics!  [US only, International entries will receive a free pattern download]
  2. Leave a comment AND "Like" my Facebook page and be entered in a drawing for a free kit! [US only, International entries will receive a free pattern download]
  3. And I had to save the best for last.  Everyone who has completed all of the first 20 blocks will receive a free Morning Glory Designs pattern as my way of saying THANK YOU for playing with me this past year. To claim your prize leave a comment letting me know you have done all 20 blocks, then post a picture on the Flickr Group with all 20 blocks in 1 picture! Be sure to send me your email so I can send you the download link to the free pattern!  I can't wait to see these.
A sale, new sets, a give away and freebies galore.  Its a good day.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Block 17 links - fixed em

I am still working on taxes for my second visit to taxzilla - who is auditing 2 years of my personal and business taxes.  GACK!  So I have not had much time for quilting or working on new projects.  But I did get a bit of hand work done during the two weeks I was laid up with Bronchitis and Pneumonia.

First, a number of my subscribers had problems with the links to Block 18 - Star Flower.  So here they are if you had problems getting them.

Next, I started doing the Vintage Sampler blocks in redwork.  Here is the first one.

Then I have been working on The Flower Dance, a block of the month quilt for my local quilt shop made form a selection of 13 of the 16" wreath blocks from the Vintage Sampler.  Here is the one I am almost done with.

I apologize that they are not very good photos, but I took them with my phone last night in a dim livingroom.  I am going to make another version of the big red flower in twilling stitch.  I will see which one I prefer, twilling or stem stitch.    Both are fun to do and make a great hand project.

That's all I can manage today.  Back to my recliner, cough drops, and taxes.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Wedding

September was quite a month!   I wish you could have all been there to see the incredibly happy event when my son Eric and his new wife Jessica got married!  What a great day!  Let me share a few pictures of those two adorable kids as they took their vows and started off on their married life.

Aren't they stinking cute?

Now, the wedding did not take place in the corn field.  That is just where they decided to stop and have some pictures taken on the way to the reception.  Did I mention these were a couple of crazy kids and their friends?

You can see lots more pictures HERE

Eric dancing with his mom.

Now the wedding was not the only thing that kept me busy in September. 
  • I also did 2 days vending at a local quilt show,
  • attended my nephew's wedding in Ohio,
  • and had my taxes audited.

Ummmm, on that last one. . . .the tax audit. . . uh. . there is no nice way to say it. . . . AACCKKKK.  i have had root canals with no anesthesia and a red hot poker in each eye that were less painful than that.  Can you say, pain in the ______!!!!!!!  I go back on November 1 for round 2 with the auditor.  Wish me luck.  If you don't hear from me after November 1 its either because I died from stress and anxiety due to ongoing tax audit rage, or I killed the auditor and am in jail.

Now, lets move on and get back to quilting, shall we?  :-)