Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Who's the Lucky Winner?

So, Taylor (aka 'mini me') always has to ask what I'm doing...  That's what 6 year olds do....  I told her I was going to share some of my fabric so she really wanted to help. 

So, I let her...write some of your names, fold some paper,

 and draw a name....

And the winner of the Flea Market Fancy FQ set is......

sewiwasthinking!!!  Yay!  :)

sewiwasthinking (aka Melissa P.), I will be contacting you very soon!

Thanks so much to everyone for participating in my giveaway!  I'll be doing another one very soon. 

Happy Sewing, Melissa!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Sorry for the delay....

I know I said that I would announce a winner for the Flea Market Fancy FQ set tonight... My daughter, Taylor is helping me with this, and she's not quite finished. So... I will announce a winner tomorrow. I promise!!! :)

I'm happy to say, I managed to get some sewing done this weekend. Check out these cute little wallets I made from Valori Well's. The pattern is called 'Little Wallet'. That's easy to remember....  :)


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flea Market Fancy Giveaway!!!

***This Giveaway is now officially closed!  Thanks so much for all your comments.  It was so fun reading them.  :)***  

So, I know tons of you were excited about Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy Legacy re-release! I loved this line when it first came out and I still love it.  I bought some, and since I'm behind on so many projects... I decided that I'd love to giveaway a FQ set to just my peeps! That's right! My followers!

Here's how to enter this awesome giveaway:

1. Leave a comment....Tell me how long you've been sewing/ quilting. 
2. Also, tell me if you are a new follower or you've been followering. If you've been following, thanks!  And your comment counts as 2 entries!  :)

That's it! Easy Peasy! Winner will be announced Monday evening.  Good Luck!


ps.  I've been sewing on and off since high school...  I started collectioning fabric around 2005.  I've been at this quilting stuff awhile....  :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Giving Back

My first job out of college was at Rhino Records. What an amazing experience that was. It was the best job I've ever had. This company was very big on giving back. The week off of Christmas and New Years was paid time off as long as you completed 16 hours of community service. This ranged from volunteering at pet shelters, participating in walks / runs or spending time helping kids at boys & girls clubs.

I didn't know where to begin... There were several Rhino sponsored events on Saturdays, so I started there. My first event was such a great experience, I participated in almost every company sponsored event. By the the end of the year, I had completed 60 hours of community service! The time I spent giving back was so rewarding....

Remembering those times made me want to find a new way to give back. I remembered a women's shelter from those volunteering days and then it hit me! I can donate / make some quilts for these ladies and their children! An even better idea was to start a bee so we could make more quilts for these ladies. So that's what I'm doing here. If you'd like to join / be a part of making a difference, leave a comment or send me an email. :)