Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Feeling Lucky!!

I am starting to think that I should play the lottery because I have been so lucky lately.  Although I don't post that often, I spend a lot of time reading blogs and commenting when I can.  I have been following Gene Black's blog for a while and I always enjoy seeing his latest adventures in creativity.  Recently, he has been learning to weave and the results are amazing.  Gene offered a giveaway for a Craftsy class and I am excited to say, I was the winner.  The class I chose is, Continuous Line Quilting with Ann Peterson.  I have lots of quilt tops that need finishing and I have been procrastinating.  Hopefully, this will be the incentive I need.

During the "Grow Your Blog Hop" in January/February, I participated as both a stop on the Hop and a hopper.  It was a great way to discover interesting blogs and many of the participants offered giveaways.  I received this lovely homemade needle case from Karen at Faeries and Fibres,  She has a great blog and offers some block tutorials.  She has just posted the final step of a Quiltalong.  All of the steps are still available.  She enclosed a cute note card.  I'm sorry it didn't show up well in the photo.  It says, "Keep Calm and Carry On."  Good advice for all of us.

I also won a bag of scraps from Christa at Christa's Quilts.  Most of the scraps were from Christa's award winning quilt made for the Riley Blake/Modern Quilt Guild Challenge.  Unfortunately, even though I know I took a picture of Christa's scrap bag, I can't find it on my computer.  Many of the small pieces have already been put to use.  I will gather the remaining pieces to take a photo for a future post.

Back in January, I won a pattern for a stuffed alligator and the fabric to make it from Kevin at Feed Dog Designs.  The pattern is adorable and the fabrics are perfect.  We have some new babies in the family so I hope to make the alligator soon.

In January, I won a prize for finishing my goal (the Bungle Jungle Quilt #1) for the Lovely Year of Finishes Challenge.  You can see from the photo below, there's fabric and bits of embellishment in the Project Quilting Mystery Bundle from Kim at Persimmon Dreams.  She even included a can cozy that works well on my water bottle.

The plant in the background is Arthur, our split leaf philodendron.  We've had him for 13 1/2 years and he is still going strong in spite of the fact that he is taking over the dining area of our kitchen.

Thanks to all of the generous bloggers who make blog hopping and commenting so much fun,