Saturday, October 11, 2014

Stitchin' Giveaway Winners and more

Hi everyone -- I'm back to announce the winners of the October Stitchin' Giveaway...

First, I want to thank each of you for leaving such precious comments on my Blog and Facebook page and for joining in the Instagram fun.  Thank you, thank you!
*** Some of you are really OLD ***
ha ha ha!

Warm greetings to the new ?young? followers... Welcome!
Be sure to click on "My Tutorials" tab above to find some fun quilty tutorials...

I normally reply to each comment -- and/or hop over to your blog or Instagram account, but I've been swamped with deadlines that limited my time (home, work, and the sewing room).
I'm sure ya'll can completely relate to this -- so please forgive me for not getting back to you individually. 
Before we get to the winners I wanted to share what I've been working on.
This is a sweet quilt for an upcoming blog hop (a new book release for a friend).
I know you're going to love this quilt!  The simplicity of the pattern allows you to put it together quickly AND show off your favorite fabrics.

I however, choose to quilt it myself, and being the fuss bucket I am (who me?),  must have everything just right, so I'm on hold waiting for the right shade of #Aurifil thread to drop in my lap so I can get some feathers on that 2nd border.

No worries, my other WIP's will keep me busy in the meantime ;)

Also wanted to share some fun images of an immature Red Tail Hawk that visited the cottage this week.
I found him sitting in a nearby tree munching on his dinner (I have no idea what it was and really don't care to know).  He was a trooper though, hanging out while snapped all sorts of pictures.
It was a bit windy, so it was hard for both of us to stand still.  I love this shot -- doesn't it look like the birds in the fabric above ??
Woot Woot!
I love birds!

Ok, now on to the winners!
 As of Midnight Friday night there were 71 comments on the giveaway post.  
I entered the numbers into Mr. Random Number Generator and he choose:
 Comment #2 is Gill...
Congratulations Gill!
Gill is from the UK -- so I'll be sending a PDF copy of my Spring Basket pattern your way Gill!  Thank you for your support.
 Next up -- Number 44
 Comment #44 is Cecilia...
Congratulations Cecilia!
I'll be sending you an email for your mailing address and getting that yummy wool out to you this week!
Thanks so much for your support.
 Since Gill is from the UK --we still have 4 more pieces of wool to giveaway -- so I rolled Mr. Random Generator one more time and he choose Lucky number 17!!
 Comment #17 is Carrie P.
Congratulations Carrie!
I'll be sending you an email for your mailing address and getting that yummy wool out to you this week!  Many, many thanks for your support.
Well that was a fun giveaway.
I want to thank you all again for playing and thank Wooden Spool Designs for starting this giveaway fest!  

One final thing before I go...

If you live in the area, be sure to checkout the local quilt show this weekend.
New Quilters on the Block is hosting their 18th Annual Quilt Show in Candor, NY during the Candor Fall Festival.
Candor is a small town with a big heart - it should be fun!
I'm excited to go because, if you recall, I spent a day with these sweet ladies for a Spring Basket Workshop earlier this year.  I can't wait to see their finished pieces and the other fantastic quilts they've created.  

For more information about the show -- click here.

More exciting things to come this weekend, so stay tuned on Sunday for the airing of a new Free Motion Quilting tutorial (and Giveaway!)

I'm really excited to share it with you -- and can't wait to hear what you think.

Have a blessed day!  Hugs,


  1. Absolutely fantastic photos of your eagle! Particularly the last one. Well done.
    BTW I love the peek you gave us of your project. It is beautiful.

  2. I love birds, too, and you were able to get some great shots of that Red-tail! Congratulations to all those winners! What fun!

  3. I want to see MORE of that Quilt! Yep, I love birds too and am always thrilled to see a hawk, but then the three crows that hang out in my neighborhood thrill me too! Congrats to the winners. It was a great GAW.

  4. Fabulous photos of the red tail hawk. I love birds, especially raptors!

    I really like how you quilted the small quilt you are working on. I think I have some of that fabric but have been reluctant to cut into it. What you've done is terrific!

  5. Congrat's to the winners.

    Can't wait to see more of the quilt.

  6. Congratulations to the winners! I LOVE LOVE the quilt you are working on! xo jan

  7. Congratulations to the lucky winners! I love your photos of the hawk - great capturing! Gorgeous quilt too!

  8. Love the hawk photo's! Lucky winners!

  9. WhooHoo!! for me! Thanks so much and congrats to the other winners.
    Your hawk is so awesome looking. I have one that hangs out around here. He likes to sit on the bluebird house.

  10. Like other bloggers I was thrilled to see the photo of the red tail so clear, thanks for sharing and well doen to the winners

  11. This bird panel you're quilting is quite beautiful! And I love your multiple borders in their romantic colors and motifs. I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole piece. Your taste in fabric is so much like mine!

  12. Karen, thanks for coming to Guild today. Absolutely love what you are doing. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.