Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Lane Hop - My Day!!!

Yay!  I am finally touching down from orbiting the moon!  Not really, but with all the travel I have been doing and will be doing, it seems like I am a stranger in my own sewing room!  But happy times - its my day to participate in the Holiday Lane Blog Hop!!!
First, I want to say Thank You to Madame Samm for putting this on and an even bigger THANKS to Pauline for hosting - the two of you are awesome :o)
Here are the rest of the bloggers I am sharing my day with today:
Annie Oak Designs  YOU ARE HERE :o)
Make sure you check them out and leave lots of bloggy love!!!
And here is the link to Jillily Studio where the pattern for Holiday Lane resides and a ton of other cool stuff too (check her out!).
Here's the pillow-top!  It isn't finished since I want to hand quilt this (handwork for the trip to Hawaii maybe?)  But I did get the layers quilted in the ditch around the houses. 
I found the starry night fabric at Joann's - it is this great heavy black with sparklies all over it.  It reminds me of the night sky on the farm that I grew up on - neighbors were miles away and the light pollution was nil.
Instead of some fancy stitching on the felt to keep it down, I just stitched a line down the middle of each felt piece with the hope that with use, the felt will fluff out a little bit.
I do have a giveaway too! 
I always try to save the scrappies and pieces from my projects and usually make something little out of them when I am done.  I have the corner pieces from the house tops that I will be making into a mug rug this week after I buy a new iron (did I mention my iron shorted in my hand - glowed in my hand! and started to smoke?  Never saw me move that fast down the stairs and out the front door!)
I want to know what your favorite Holiday beverage is. 
Mine is probably Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider - that is liquid crack to me. 
I could drink that year round, maybe I'll ask Josh to make me an apple cider helmet :o)
I'll leave the drawing open until Friday at midnight Mountain Time.
Them rules:
Anyone can enter, I'll ship it international :o)
You can only win if you are a REPLY Commenter!  This means you need to have an email attached to your profile OR leave me your email in the comment.
For one entry - leave me a comment on your favorite holiday beverage.
For another entry - be a follower and leave a comment telling me so.
Now, off to check out the other bloggy folks and their Holiday Lanes.
woof woof meow 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wicked Winner!

Wow, what a great blog hop! 
Wicked was fantastic, all the blocks and projects – too cool :o)
Mdm Samm said we had 363 pics!  That. Is. Crazy.
All of the great feedback I got on my project was very welcome…Thank you!  At the end of my post I mentioned a giveaway.  All you had to do was tell me who your favorite Land of Oz character was and/or be a follower.  I’ve got a winner! 
But first, I thought I’d tell you the results of our uber scientific Oz character poll
Top three vote getters:
Elphaba/Wicked Witch
Tin Man
Honorable Mention (tie):
Cowardly Lion
Some other loved characters:
The Patchwork Girl (books)
The Coroner in Munchkinland (movie)
Ozma (play)
We had 73 votes for favorite character!  Doesn’t really surprise me that the cuddly ones were tied at an even number of votes – we quilters do love our furry ones!
Now, on to the giveaway and the winner.  The giveaway was for 6 orange and black fat quarters, colors chosen in honor of Halloween (and the Beavers, win-lose-or-draw).
The winning # as chosen by Mr. Random Number Generator is #118:
The Wizard of Oz ... one of my all time favorite movies. My favorite characters are the munchkins. Ding dong the witch is dead.
I love your quilt. Yes, the back is beautiful also.”
Thank you for the comment Janarama!  And the jury is still out on whether I am glad you got that durned song stuck in my head, “ding, dong….the evil witch is deeeaaaddd!”  Grrrrr.
The package is on its way!
Thank  you, everyone for a great hop – I am looking forward to sharing my current projects with you this weekend!
woof woof meow