Thursday, December 29, 2011


Before I announce the winner, I just want to say that I think y'all are awesome!  'Nuff said.

And welcome to all you new followers!  I can't always promise you verbal wittiness
(it hurts my brain too much) but I can always promise lots of
eye candy of the fabric variety...LOL.

Without other further adieu, the winner of the Cobblestone Lane kit is...

The Other Side of Me


P.S.  Sorry I didn't have time to respond to your comments.  I will try harder...I promise.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The best Christmas Present EVER!

Our son arrived home as THE last combat troops to leave Iraq.

The Welcome Home ceremony was awesome.  It was a very cold and rainy day waiting in the stands at Cooper field.  When it was time for our soldier to arrive, we watched the buses pull up on the other side of the field and all we could see were the feet of our soldiers disembarking.  Then we all shouted "Move that Bus" and this is what we saw marching across the field after the buses pulled away. 

I get teary-eyed just writing about it.  And believe me...I couldn't hold back the tears then either.  This really was the best Christmas present ever.

For those of you that have a loved one in the military that is deployed and far away from home right now, my heart goes out to you.  I hope your soldier arrives home to you safe and soon as possible.

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones wherever they may be!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Have you seen this yet?!!!

The Hobbit
Official Trailer

I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

300 Followers Giveaway!

300?  Wow!

To celebrate this milestone I want to have a giveaway.  And I've thinking about it
for quite some time. What would be a great giveway to celebrate?  
Well I think I have something pretty fabulous.

How about a quilt kit?

One lucky follower will win a complete kit for Cobblestone Lane by This & That
in reds, teals, and browns.  The kits includes fabric for the blocks, borders, and binding.

This giveaway is open to FOLLOWERS ONLY as my way of saying thank you.  
Whether you live in the US or abroad, it matters not.  All that matters is that you are a follower.

If you want to be included in the giveaway, simply leave me a comment.
And remember...if you are a no reply blogger, please be sure to leave
a way for me to contact you in your comment.

I'll select a winner next Wednesday, December 28th via Random Number Generator.

Good luck to everyone and
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Don't leave! Don't go anywhere!

I've just hit 300 followers...thank you Donna!
So it's time for another giveaway!

Give me a day or two to work on getting rid of this nasty cold
and decide on a super cool (hopefully) prize and then I'll be back
to announce my 300 Followers Giveaway!

Blog Hop Party WINNER!

Congratulations to

Thanks to everyone who entered. I'm sorry I wasn't able to respond to all
your comments.  I've been battling a terrible cold for the past week.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Hop Party Giveaway


Welcome to my giveaway for the Blog Hop Party hosted by Quilting Gallery.

One lucky person will win a signed copy of 
Redwork Winter Twitterings by Pearl Louise Krush.

And it's an extra bonus if your name is 'Monica"...LOL.

I will also through in some red fat quarters to sweeten the deal.

To win, simply leave a comment telling me anything you other hoops
to jump through. But please make sure I have a way to contact you.
"No reply" commenters that do not leave their email
address are not eligible for the giveaway.
On Saturday, December 17, I'll announce the winner
via random number generator.

Good luck!!!

Blog Hop Party...

...starts tomorrow!
You can learn all about it HERE.

What do you get when you let two kittens play with your IPad?

Mouse catching MAYHEM!!!

This was a couple months ago.  Now when they play with the app,
they just lay on it to stop the mouse...lazy kittens.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Almost done!

Just a few more side units to make and then I can sew the rows together
and a small pink border.  Then it'll be ready for quilting!

But how to quilt it...any suggestions?

Saturday, December 3, 2011


If you're easily offended
don't look at THIS.

Click it!  I dares ya...LOL.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ocean Waves

My Ocean Waves quilt is moving right along.  While it's been pretty monotonous sewing half square triangles, I'm really happy with the results thus far. 

As we speak I am making four patch units with the 1200-ish half square triangle blocks. I'll need a total of 220 four patches for the entire quilt. Thank goodness all those half square triangle blocks are already made and trimmed.

Pictures below is part of my Unit A's.  There are 49 total and are ready for the four patch blocks for above and below this block.

With any luck, this quilt top has a good chance of being completed this weekend...fingers crossed.