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Sunday, December 15, 2013

And the winner is …. Debbie

"I once got a grandson on my birthday! 
I have every one of Jennifer's Elm Creek novels 
and this would be great to finish off the collection! 
happy holidays to you and yours"

Your books are on the way!
Happy Holidays!!


Jennifer Chiaverini and Clare O'Donohue Book Give away .. last day to enter!


With the busy holiday season upon us
just wanted to remind everyone
about the book Give Away 
complements of Plume Publishing!

Just leave a comment on your favorite 
holiday memory and
please make sure your contact info is available!

Drawing tonight Sunday Dec 15th 7pm EST

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It all started with a few charm packs!

Starting with 2 charm packs of Kona Snow
and 2 charm packs of "Sew Stitchy" by Aneela Hoey


made Lots of half square triangles

turned them into this block

and put  nine blocks together to make this quilt!

This is the quilting idea I have in my head,

and let the marking begin


That's all for now…
The rest will have to wait until
after Christmas!

Christmas … my favorite time of year!!

Give away in time for Christmas!

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?
Do you have the perfect gift for everyone on your list?

This year I started early ~ so now it's time to 
put on the Christmas music make some hot cocoa 
and wrap, wrap, wrap!

For those of you who may need just one more
gift for someone on your list…
or yourself!
Here is a special give away!

Plume Publishing sent me two books to offer my readers!

Just in time for Christmas!!



The first is by my all time favorite author
Jennifer Chiaverini

"An Elm Creek Quilts Companion"
brings series fans on a guided tour of this cherished series.
Readers will discover a treasure trove of delights,
including the Bergstrom family tree,
character biographies, quilt blocks illustrations, 
along with full-color photographs of quilts featured in the novels.
A new original Elm Creek short story from Jennifer,
"A Stitch in Tine: Behind the Scenes at Elm Creek Quilt Camp" 
is inspired by questions from series readers.

This is a beautiful keepsake volume,
and an indispensable guide that every 
Elm Creek fan will want in their collection.

The second book in this special give away is from Clare O'Donohue.
~Wedding planning never goes according to plan; 
whether it's a demanding parent or challenging seating arrangement, 
there's always a snag. 
In Archers Rest, Nell Fitzgerald's plan for Grandma Eleanor 
and Oliver's wedding,  as well as her future with boyfriend Jesse, 
seem like smooth sailing. 
That is, until Jesse's old police partner 
turns up in town dead in Clare's latest Someday Quilts Mystery,
"The Double Wedding Ring"

TWO fabulous Books!!

Just leave me a comment on what was the most special gift
you have ether given or received and your name 
will be entered into the drawing!

Please make sure your contact information is available.

The Drawing will be Sunday night Dec 15th 7pm EST
That way the books can be mailed to you and arrive 
for Christmas!
If your out of the USA ~ you may enter 
and the books will make a very nice 
New Years Present!!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holidays are upon us!

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays
traditions are important…
for my family it's our "Santa Face" cookies!

we make LOTS of them!
and give them to our family and friends.
Nothing like a box of Santa Cookies to make someone smile?

So how do you spread Holiday Cheer?

Jump on over to Kate Spain's Blog
to check out her Holiday Giveaways!!

Let's all share the Holiday Cheer any way we can!!