Hard to believe that we are into the last week of May! And that we had snow in our area over the weekend! But, good news, it is to start warming back up with a few dry days before we start to get drenched again.
My ME time was a lot of 'un-plugged' time - thanks to mother nature. But I did enjoy some fabric catalogs - yes new fabric will be arriving for some June fun. As well as I browsed some quilting books off the shelf - marking pages. I think 2014 will be a year to grab a book and make at least ONE quilt from it - instead of sitting gathering dust on the shelf.
And I finished my 'Favorite Quilt Blocks QAL' with Persimon Dreams. If you finished your quilt top by May 25 and added to the flicker group, you were entered into some winnings - I won a $50 certificate toward a longarm quilting with Marcia's Crafy Sewing . This quilt will actually be sent off to a local longarmer to be completed and I will wait til' the fall to hook up with Marcia on another project.
No tip today, but I would like to remind you that Tonya of HillBilly Handiworks is collecting 12.5" unfinished blocks in school colors for quilts for the teachers of Oklahoma - visit Tonya for full information as well as where to send your block(s). There is a time frame as blocks need to get to those putting them into tops and off to the quilters for finishing for a timely presentation of the quilts.
First - the winner of last week's giveaway - had my SIL pick a number between 1-30. SO ------- number 6 come on down. Ooops, gotta go check who that is -------
Belinda of The Seam Rippers is the winner of the 'Baby Cakes' quilt kit.
Congratulations Belinda and I will send off an e-mail for information.
This being the last May For Me week and ALSO this is my 500th post - I am giving away FOUR 'double the charm' - I need to clear that box off the shelf to make room for the new fabrics coming. Two for within the USA and Two for International. Just let me know in your comment if you are US or INT and what your first and second choice is - I will try my best to fill requests. OH the Morris Apprentis packs have been given away earlier - reusing the photo of the group :
Duck Duck Goose - flannels
Avalon/Happy Go Lucky (they only had one Avalon,so sent the Happy with it)
Collection for a Cause - 1835 prints
PB & J
Comments open until midnight Sunday June 2 - I will announce the winners (and personally contact them so be sure I have a way to reach you) next Monday - June 3
CLOSING THOUGHT FOR MEMORIAL DAY