Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Best Giveaway Ever

I feel like such an absentee blogger! I keep having the best of intentions and then life gets in the way - like having 2 kids home sick today. Just a small example!

Anyway, I have been working in my little quilt room so will have some fun stuff to show soon, but in the meantime I just had to blog about my friend Brenda.

She is having the BEST giveaway! First off, she is giving away two huge Fat Quarter Bundlse of Red Rooster's Pumpkins & Spice Fabrics by Whimsicals. I was at her house on Saturday night ('till 2 in the morning thank you very much....we love our girly catch-up time!) and I saw these bundles with my own two eyes. They do indeed exist and they are Fab-u-lous! With a capital F! AND if that isn't enough, because her comments for this giveaway have exceeded 350 (I think she's up to about 500 now) she is also giving away - wait for it - a $100 gift certificate to her online shop! Yes you read right, 100 buckaroos. Brenda has very reasonably priced things, so that $100 will get you a lot of goodies from her shop! Like maybe this... or this... or perhaps even this....

So get yourself over to her blog, follow the rules (Brenda is a stickler for rules!!) and you could have the best Thanksgiving ever when a bunch of fabrics and/or patterns/and or Prim goodies arrive on your doorstep via Pumpkin Patch Primitives!!!

(And no she doesn't pay me to say all this great stuff about her - I just happen to know her in real life and know that she's more wonderful than you can possible imagine!)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

So as usual I'm almost a day late and a dollar short, but I do believe I'm just sliding in before the deadline for Park City Girl's Blogger's Quilt Festival. I don't have a new quilt to show, but I delved into my photo archives and found a pics of one of my favorites. I have shown it on my blog before, but some of you probably haven't seen it unless you've read through my archives.

It is a Valori Wells design, and was one of the first needle-turn applique quilts I made. I think I did it in about 2003? It was also my first prize-winning quilt (in the UT Springville Museum of Art quilt show) that I received a cold hard cash prize for!

Right now, sadly, it is hanging in my basement as I just don't have any walls upstairs big enough to hang it. But it is directly at the bottom of the basement stairs, so I get to smile every time I go down there:)

Friday, October 9, 2009

What I've been up to...

I have been a little busy this last month with redecorating the house a bit. I just typed out a few long paragraphs about the process, but then realized a picture is worth a thousand words, and deleted it all. So here's what I've been up to!

Kitchen before
Kitchen during
Kitchen after ( I still have to put my nic nacs up on the walls...)
Hallway during
Hallway after

Bathroom before (well, halfway through!)
Bathroom after
Living room before
Living room after (still have to get quilts up on those walls!)

Phew I'm tired just looking at it!
I listened to 6 books on CD during all of this if that gives you any indication of the time it took!
I can now paint a straight line without using painters tape, cut miters on baseboards, use an undercut saw on doorjambs, install new windowsills, and am pretty good at cutting odd shapes with a utility knife :) And if you're wondering why my hubby wasn't the one doing all of the work, well he is as inclined to do home improvement projects as I am to do math (which he loves!) He just pays for it all ;) Oh and an incident with a table saw as a teenager involving a couple of fingers being lopped off doesn't make him too excited about being near any kind of home improvement tools!

Next up is our bedroom, painting kitchen cabinets and the 'gorgeous' 70's faux brick, and more work in the bathroom (new caulk and paint).

And of course, finishing up the quilt you all kindly voted on! Now you see why I changed that border choice to green, right?!