Monday, July 9, 2012

Winners and Friends, New and Old

Today was a day of friendship, both new and old!  I'm pretty sure I have two new friends, because earlier today Mr. Random Generator helped me draw the names of the two winners of my Celebrate Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop giveaways. To see my blocks and read all about the RWB blog hop click here

Beth from WI and Kristy from CA!  I've already contacted them by email and I think it is an understatement to say they were both pretty pleased. They'll each receive a bundle of 3 fat quarters: red, white, and blue. Don't we all love to get new fabric? I also want to wish you all a huge thank you for visiting my blog and sending along your wonderful comments. I wish everyone could be a winner! 

Make sure you visit the RWB blog hop every day...still lots of time left to enjoy some fantastic creations, tutorials, and giveaways. Host Jane at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts is keeping everything running like clockwork. The hop runs through to July 16 and you can see all the blocks at Madame Samm's Pinterest site right hereDoes this block look a little familiar?

I was pleased as punch and tickled pink to see that Wendy of Why Knot Kwilt was inspired by the pinwheel block I posted on July 1. I love how Wendy took the design a little further and made it her own with those brilliant streamers! I think that's the beauty of this's all about sharing and creativity and inspiration! Make sure you do some hopping and make some new friends along the way!

Now, getting back to friends, new and old...this day started off with the arrival of a very special package addressed to me with a unique return address...this package was sent all the way from Quilt Lane, home of Sharon of Vrooman's Quilts.  From a few emails back and forth, a few comments on our blogs over the last few months, and an uncanny way of sending an email in the middle of the night and getting a reply, Sharon and I have become blog friends.  And today, Sharon really cemented my admiration for her...this is what she sent me, just out of the blue, for no good reason other than to pay it forward to a fellow quilt blogger...

This fat quarter is like one I have never seen is map fabric, and it contains the community where Sharon lives!  How neat is that! The card is a gift itself...Lady of the Lake by Rebecca Barker's Quiltscapes...gotta love this one! It will go on my bulletin board in my sewing corner, but that's not all that arrived from Quilt Lane...

Yep, my very own Santa!  As host of the upcoming Think Christmas blog hop created by Madame Samm, I am dreaming about Santas almost every waking moment.  But do you think she sent me only one Santa?

No, she filled the package with Santas! She picked up this fabric from Connecting Threads.  It's called Sweet Saint Nick by Maryjo Tuttle. And can you imagine what someone who loves Santas is going to do with all these cuties?  Stay tuned, and Think Christmas! Thank you so much Sharon, I'm still grinning from ear to ear, and I've almost forgotten that I'm sleep-deprived today! 

Before this day was out, yet another gesture of friendship came my way by a wonderful friend who knocked on my door early this evening and gifted me with a pattern for a Pinnafore Bag, a Me and My Sister design. Love this design, and I can't wait to go through my fabrics and play! My friend recently travelled across the border and thought of me as she visited some neat little quilt shops. Isn't she a sweetie!

So, it's all about friends today, new and old. I had an awesome day today and it's always a great day for quilting!


  1. Wow! That is some wonderful treat Sharon sent your way. She is one special person. She doesn't live too far from me but we have yet to actually meet in person. Hopefully soon. I'm sure you will create something extra special with all your new Santas.

  2. Oh,you are so welcome sweetie - those Santas are so you! And I love the bag pattern, I think I need one of those, oh treat myself time. Get some sleep lady!

  3. Ooops - forgot - congratulations to the winners and thank you for hosting the lovely give away.

  4. Sounds like a lovely day - enjoy!

  5. a perfect day I think ! love that tote bag, very cute pattern can't wait to see yours.

  6. I am so pleased to see that you had such a lovely day with all those gorgeous surprises. It certainly leaves a smile on your face!

  7. What a wonderful day you had. I love the Santas. As Sharon said, they are so you and I can't wait to see what you do with them.

  8. Congrats to the winners! Your new treasures are wonderful. Won't you have fun with all those Santas. Love the bag pattern. So cute!

  9. Wow what a great mail day you had , lovely gifts from Sharon , I know we will see those santas made into something REALLY interesting real soon. Congrats to the winners . The bag pattern looks really cute ,hmm maybe a santa bag ;-)

  10. Lucky winners of the fat quarters--congrats to them! Your friendship gifts are just amazing. Mappy fabric, lots of Santas (never seen that one before)and a pattern! So sweet of them to send them to such a nice (and busy) lady.

  11. How wonderful blogging,friends,are...Sharon is,such a dear heart, and she certainly knew yours to. T..those santas are a treasure....


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