Saturday, August 25, 2012

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways This giveaway is now closed.
Note: I think this link will take you straight to the list of participating bloggers:

My free time this summer has mostly been about my dogs and cats, not much stitching....and very little time posting to my blog. To get back into the swing of things, I thought this Blog Hop might be the inspiration...maybe not, but at least it will be fun :-) Click the Blog Hop button for the link to the list of Blogs posting in the Hop.  I have collected a few patterns that may interest different kinds of quilters so I want to choose 4 bloggers to send a giveaway item.
Hopefully you can see the patterns in the picture here.
For one quilter, there is a pattern of little shirts...folded fabric and appliqued onto a little quilt. Can be done in Hawaiian prints or any style...maybe going back to school shirts :-)
The second quilter will receive the 2 patterns that include the country rabbit and girl doll and the Teddy Bear quilt pattern.
The third option is for the machine quilter to showcase beautiful quilted design on a jacket to wear. It has a simple single pattern piece and actually can be made as a reversible jacket.
The fourth quilter will receive The Backpack it ScreenPlay III. A fun pattern for the school age to carry books or for quilters to carry supplies. I will include some of the buckles used to make the straps adjustable.
So join in the fun Blog Hopping and please leave me a comment telling me which giveaway item you would like. In your comment, I would also love to hear something you love about the area where you live.
I do need to limit this to the continental states and as I'm going to be busy over the next week, I may not be able to reply to comments in a timely fashion but I'm going to enjoy reading what pattern you would like to receive and about the area where you live. So Happy Blog Hopping and Stitching this week everyone. I think the hop goes through September 3rd so I will pick the names and post about it Tuesday September 4th. I will also email the winners so please make sure I have your info to reply to you.
As to my own handwork...I took apart a poorly crocheted afghan (my own!) and re-did it so it is no longer a totally wonky shape, I quilted the little church window table runner but still need to bind it, and I have embroirdered a couple of lobsters on hand towels and am embroirdering another Blackbird someday. The dogs are beckoning me for more ball throwing!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Shameless Plug

It's time to vote for your favorite quilts in the Pets ON Quilts blog hop and I decided to beg ask for votes :-) My quilt is #26 Dogs on Courthouse Steps.
The linky's have some great pictures of pets and some lovely quilts so even if you don't vote for mine, check the hop out. It's kind of fun!

The first link here takes you to the page with the hop links...way at the bottom, past the sponsers giving away gifts...hint
And the link below here is where you can go vote for #26 vote.
Voting  (for #26)is open through Sunday evening.
Have fun :-)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pets on Quilts

The Pets On Quilts blog hop is starting today! I'm joining in showing a picture of the dog quilt I made for a friend going through cancer treatment...who is now recovering her strength and doing well at it.
I'm showing my sweet felines with it as Mosley doesn't like having his picture taken.
Pets on Quilts

Click on the link and read through the list of sponsers down to the lists of Linky photos for the blog hop.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the tour!