Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Story About Cancer and a Quilt

As I was starting my workout on the treadmill today, I saw that Amy at Stitchery Dickory Dock had a new post on her blog, so I linked over to check it out (while continuing to walk, of course!). It wasn't her usual cheerful post about fabric or pillows or quilts, but more of a serious one. Without going into a lot of detail here, as I would rather you read her post, let's just say it's about a special young boy who could use some support from all of us. His name is Uzias.  His Facebook page is, and his story is sad but hopeful. 

Being a cancer survivor myself, I'm quite hopeful for Uzias. He has so much support from his family and community, but needs so much more than support and prayers. While I don't know Uzias or his family personally, Amy met his mother on the plane, and I'm sharing this with all of you just from reading her very touching story.  If you'd like to know more about Uzias, please go to Amy's blog, where you'll find a link for donating, and Amy has plans to organize a quilt that we can all put together for Uzias.  Stay tuned. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Test Post for Bloglovin

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Did you hear that Google Reader will be gone as of July 1st? I'm switching over to Bloglovin, and I apparently have to do this test post to "claim" my Bloglovin page.

Not sure what this does, but here goes.

We have a winner!

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Quilting Gallery's Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop. So much fun to have so many visitors to my blog and also to visit all of the participating blogs! 

And a BIG Thank You to Dana at Winter Creek Cloth for sponsoring this giveaway! I hope that all of you were able to visit her website or her Facebook page. Sign up for her newsletter to stay updated on new fabrics and any sales she might be having. 

I haven't done much in my quilting room this week because I've been too busy entering giveaways and replying to those who entered my giveaway. If you didn't get a reply from me, it was by accident, because I seriously tried to reply to every single one, but I'm human and I may have missed a few :/ 

So....what you've all been waiting for! 

I put everyone's name in a basket, closed my eyes, and picked out a name.

And the lucky winner of a Ticklish Layer Cake, a charm pack of Honey Honey, and a charm pack of Gypsy Girl is Becky who blogs over at The Quilting Booklady

I follow you and Winter Creek Cloth on Facebook. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!
Congratulations, Becky! I'll be in touch with you shortly to get your address! 
Stay tuned for my next project! And thanks again for visiting my blog and participating in the blog hop! It's always fun to hear from everyone and to see new faces! 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Have you hopped to all the blogs?

Have you finished hopping to all the blogs participating in the Quilting Gallery's Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop? There are some great gifts being given away. Today is your last chance! So get out there and enter all of them!  Here's the link to mine, just in case you missed it Beat the Winter Blues Giveaway. It's being hosted by Winter Creek Cloth and it's a pretty awesome giveaway! Check it out! I'll be posting the winner either tomorrow or Friday, so stay tuned! 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues - Quilters' Blog Hop Party

It's time for the Beat the Winter Blues - Quilters' Blog Hop Party!
You're going to LOVE all the great prizes to be won! Make sure you go to each and every one of the participating blogs to increase your chances of winning something awesome!

This blog hop is all about beating the winter blues! 
What do you do to beat the winter blues? Buy fabric?
If so, you're going to love my newest first ever sponsor!

I recently met Dana, the owner of Winter Creek Cloth, at my first Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild Sew Day.

She has SO many beautiful fabrics in her shop -- Jelly rolls, charm packs, layer cakes, fat eighth bundles, fat quarter bundles, half yard bundles, and of course yardage. 

Just a few of my favorites:
Global Bazaar

Daisy Daze
Notting Hill
You NEED to check out her SALE section!!! She has crazy good sale prices, and domestic shipping is only $5!!!!
And she just happens to be having a March Madness Sale!

OK, so now for the really good stuff!!  
Winter Creek Cloth has kindly offered to give away
One Layer Cake of Ticklish by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda
One Charm Pack of Honey Honey by Kate Spain for Moda
One Charm Pack of Gypsy Girl by Lily Ashbury for Moda

 Oh yeah! That's right! You're not hallucinating!
One lucky winner will receive all of this!
Can you believe it? How generous is that? And guess what! This giveaway is open to all of my international friends, too! I wish I could enter it because Gypsy Girl is one of my absolute favorites!!!

DETAILS: This giveaway is open from March 8th to March 14th.   All you need to do is LEAVE ONLY ONE COMMENT with the following two items in that single comment. 
1) Let me know that you follow my blog (via Google or email) OR my Lisa Lisa and the Quilt Jam Facebook page
2) Let me know that you follow Winter Creek Cloth on Facebook OR have signed up for her newsletter at Winter Creek Cloth. Take a look around her shop and treat yourself to a little something special to help beat those winter blues. You'll be glad you did :)

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have fun hopping around the blogs, and good luck with the giveaways!!!