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Friday, August 10, 2012

How Lucky Can You Get?

I really enjoy participating in all of the blog hops that Madame Samm comes up with.  I have only made blocks for 2 of them, but I always visit the blogs on the hop and see what everyone is doing.  It's a great way to get ideas and to find blogs you might enjoy reading.  Sometimes when I stop to make a comment, I notice other comments that sound interesting and I check out the blogs of the quilters who wrote them.  That's how I found The Slow Quilter.  I liked a comment that she made on my favorite blog Vroomans Quilts.  The rest is history.  I enjoy The Slow Quilter's warm, friendly style.  I always feel like she is bringing her quilts and lovely bags to my house and sharing a cup of tea with me.  Obviously, many other people enjoy reading her blog because she is almost at 100 followers.  I won the R/W/B blog hop giveaway at the Slow Quilter's blog.

It included some beautiful batik fabrics.

The Slow Quilter collects turtles and sent a beautifully carved wood turtle from Malawi, Africa to guard the fabric and make sure it got to its destination.     It has a bottle opener on the under side.  When I was a nursery school teacher at the Nature Center, we had many animals who were injured and could not be released into the wild.  My favorite was a one eyed Eastern Box turtle named Willi.  Although this turtle has 2 perfectly good eyes, he is now called Willi.


Included in the package was a special surprise.  This wallet is made in Ghana from recycled water containers.  It has a velcro closing so it is not only environmental sensible, it's also very practical.


Thank you Slow Quilter for the lovely giveaway and for sharing your work and wry sense of humor on your blog.  Stop by and have a visit with The Slow Quilter.  You'll be glad you did.  Just don't read her post on Underwear Dust if you have a mouth full of liquid, it may end up on your key board.

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a super win. Yes, I too recommend not having anything to eat or drink while reading the Underwear Dust post.

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  2. Congratulations!! What fabulous treats!! I wonder how they made the wallet...I will have to check out trashybags.com. On to check out her post, with an empty mouth! Love the fabrics <3

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  3. What a great haul! Love the little wooden turtle the best.

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  4. Hi Katie...thanks for your comment on the finished quilt..It is machine embroidery applique....it was a bear to quilt!! lol

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  5. Congrats on such a wonderful win!

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  6. Nice gifts - very thoughtful ones too. We had some of the wallets made from recycled bags in the mission gift shop when I was there and they sold so fast I didn't get to buy one....and I was running the shop! blessings, marlene

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  7. Yay for you. I'm off to read about Underwear Dust.

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  8. I love the fabrics you won! :0)

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  9. Hi Katie, I just popped over from Wedding Dress Blue. I noticed in your post on her giveaway that you were having problems locating crushed walnut shells. You might have better luck if you try a pet shop. The shells are used as litter for small creatures-so call around. By the way, great win!

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  10. Congratulations on a nice win. I love that turtle :)

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  11. Katie, thank you for the shoutout to my blog. What I read brought tears to my eyes and I am so glad that you love the fabric and you gave the turtle a name. I was so surprise when I came to your blog and saw the fabric before I even read it. Thank you again for the shoutout. And the underwear dust was a LOL funny.

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  12. Congratulations! Beautiful fabrics. Love turtles!
    I found The Slow Quilter last year and read all her posts. I'm not surprised she has so many followers. "Dust in the Underwear" post was one of my favorites :D

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