Friday, August 24, 2012

Back to School /Celebration Blog Hop with Give-Aways


Yep, I know it's a "Back to School" Blog Hop, but I prefer to call it a "Celebration Blog Hop" since I don't have any kids heading back to school. Quilting Gallery is hosting a Back to School Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways, and I thought it would be a perfect time to do my very first give-away since it's my birthday month AND I just celebrated five years of being cancer-free! Woot!!  

My giveaway will include FIVE items to celebrate my five years, NOT 48 items to celebrate my 48 years!  :D  I've been celebrating all month long - stopping by Starbucks A LOT, buying fabric, going on a mini vacation with my hubby, buying fabric, falling off a bike, buying fabric,  going shopping with friends, buying a Macbook Air. Oh wait.....I didn't get a Macbook Air....yet  ;) It sure would make blogging a lot easier, though....don't you think? 

Oh.....I should get back on track with this whole give-away deal, huh? 

My list of goodies includes: Pellon Fusible Fleece, an Easy Dresden Ruler by Darlene Zimmerman, Fons & Porter Triangle Trimmers, a spool of White Gutermann Thread (100% polyester), and a Half Yard of Hallmark Damask Ornaments 100% cotton fabric. I absolutely LOVE this fabric!  

Hopefully, these items will get you started on a fun little project!  All you need to do to be entered to win these lovely little gifts is to leave ONE comment letting me know that you're a follower of my blog.....that's it! It can't get much easier than that!! If you want, go ahead and let me know in that same comment how you like to celebrate special events or how you like to celebrate "back to school" time. 

The blog hop will start on Sunday (shortly after midnight Saturday) and will be open until September 3rd. My blog give-away is definitely open to all of my International Friends----sharing the love all over the world.  Be sure to go to the Quilting Gallery or just click on the cute little button in my sidebar to check out all the other participating blogs. Good luck!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Celebrations & Quilter's Blog Hop Party

I've been wanting to have a give-away this month for three reasons:
1) It's my birthday month!! 
2) I just celebrated my 5-year cancer-free anniversary!! Woo hoo!  
3) Give-aways are FUN! 

So......I'll be participating in the Quilter's Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways that the Quilting Gallery is hosting from August 25th through September 3rd.  Each of the participating bloggers will be having a give-away! Plenty of chances to win very cool prizes! Be sure to stay tuned for more details coming up this week! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Quilt Along Catch-Up

My, how time flies! I'm playing catch-up with my Beginner's Quilt Along blocks.  I finally finished blocks 5-8, and I just love the way it's coming together! Check out the link if you're interested in learning all these techniques. It really isn't very difficult. I've made a few mistakes, and there's one in particular (in one of my earlier blocks) that I'll definitely go back and fix before I put the quilt together because it'll drive me nuts if I don't!

And here's how they look all put together on my closet doors! Kinda crazy/funky, I know, but that's okay with me :) Can't wait to see it all put together!