Saturday, June 7, 2014

Unclaimed Prize!

Why this post now? I recently hosted a giveaway for those who listen to my Podcast, TQP, follow me on Twitter and read my Blog. Here is the link to the Giveaway post. am posting the names of the two winners here. JRWork, please get in touch to claim your prize. I came to the realization that you may not follow me on "Twitter" and I am not able to track back from your comment on the blog.

I will use the "Random Generator" to draw another winner on Monday night, 09 June if I have not heard from the second winner. The "Kaleidoscope Smart-Plate" ruler will be up for grabs.

 
Ruler: commenter #5 - jrwork

 
Fabric: commenter #7 - Jackie
 
 
BTW, I have recorded a new Podcast, episode 51! It will be posted sometime Sunday. Stay tuned.
 
 
Until next time.........
 
 
 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Three For The Price...

Time seems to have gotten away from me the last couple of weeks. My work schedule has been horrendous! I have the past two weeks of my mobile podcasts not posted. So, I have decided to combine the previous episodes with this one. Therefore, this post will in fact cover two previously recorded podcasts, May 12 (#48) & 20th (#49), and todays, for the price of one. My post will contain a little of each of the two previous, what I can remember. So, if you get tired of listening, listen in chunks..one bite at the time. Just so you know, I ramble as usual.

My earlier episodes covered Daisy's UFO Challenge for her BD, receipt of my PS swap and my plans or NOT, summer post card swap being hosted by Sandi Colwell and receipt of my RR goody box. If my memory doesn't fail me, I also mentioned my quilt plans for my children. My youngest DD wants a red, black, grey and white quilt (RBWG),  the oldest DD wants a "modern" quilt, she eluded to my circle quilts and for my DS-I am making Majestic Mountains, inspired by this pattern by BH. I am continuing to collect fabrics for my QOV and RBWG quilt for my DD. Here is the progress of my DS's quilt:

DS's Quilt in progress
Celestial
Window Spots


The boys were mentioned in the earlier podcasts. They had there dental cleaning. Dogs have to have anesthesia for deep dental cleaning. I have not seen them this calm in a long while, especially Jodi! Life is calm under the residual influence of anesthesia. Gizmo will have an additional follow up related to an abnormal lab result. He will be tested for "Cushing's" disease. Nothing life threatening if he has it, just medication. They both seem to be doing just fine.

This now brings me to my current podcast!

Finally, My 50th Episode and Memorial Day to boot!! This calls for a giveaway. There will be FABRIC involved and ruler (Kaleidoscope Smart Plate). The giveaway will run through Saturday, 31 May. I will draw on Sunday. This will give all who listen a chance to participate. What you need to do is leave a comment on this post about your most challenging quilt and Tweet about the giveaway. Also, join in on the #MDSI! Hint: some of us started early.


"GIVEAWAY ITEMS"

I continue to promote Daisy's UFO 2014 Challenge! Remember, she will be giving away one of her quilts! So, with that stated, come join in the fun. Another giveaway to be on the look out for is from Pam, HTBAS Podcast. She will host her giveaway once Daisy's is complete.

My RR progress. I received my box from the person is assigned to mail to me on 15 May. The box sat it on my kitchen counter for about a week before I opened it. Once I did, it sat open on my longarm table a while. Once I looked through the box, my dilemma began. What do I do? Do I follow Daisy's guidelines and work on my own? Well today, I have completed my addition to the center square.  It did take four design decisions before I decided. Next up on my list for completion is the summer PC swap! I have my design, just have to put it to fabric. 

BTW, I am using my PS as leaders/enders while working on projects. This will be the only way to conquer those little tiny squares. Heaven help those who have actually made bedside quilts with these little things! At this point, whatever block arrangement will be sashed with something. Probably not a bedside quilt in my future using 1.5 inch squares. I don't have enough time on earth to do one. LOL! My progress:



Postage Stamps

Last week my DD and I went to see Divergent. I have loved listening to the first two books and have the third in my queue. The moving did well relating to the events in the book. It was very entertaining and have faces associated with names in the book seem to have made the movie more interesting to me! Other book excitement added to my listening queue is book 13 of the Women's Murder Club by James Patterson. I am a big fan of this series and have enjoyed every book. Can't wait to see what Lindsay Boxer gets into now.

Summer TV watching! Under the Dome airs 30 June, I believe and Outlander airs on Starz sometime this summer. Can't wait for these two show begin. Tell me, is it possible to be enamoured by the name "Jaimie" and facinated by the words Kilts, Dirks, and Sassenach?

I am currently listening to Book 4 of the Outlander series, "Drums of Autumn". Thanks to Pam of Hip To Be A Square podcast.

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Until next time......




Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quilting, Not So Much


Wearing multiple hats this week, I have been working longer than normal hours.  So, hence not so much quilting this past week. Well this is what I have accomplished this week.

My progress on "Boxy Stars" is coming along. I got this pattern from Bonnie Hunter's (BH) website. It is listed here under the free patterns tab. I am adding the sashing and corner stones. I have even sewn a few completed rows together. My focus this weekend is on completing this top! I am soooo close, it should not difficult to do.





 My goal for this weekend is to load my "String Geese" quilt top. I made this top using men's shirts purchased from Goodwill.  This pattern can also be found on BH's website. It is made using long strips.  A nice, simple no brainer top.


I am continuing to work on my hexies, one more to add to my stack. Just so you know, I haven't had the energy to do any stitching while waiting for the light. Not even to work on them at lunchtime. I have been working through lunch or at a meeting the entire week.

My previous post about the charity quilt that came home with me in February for me to complete....well
I received a phone call thanking me for my participation. I was told that they like to personally thank each person that sends in a quilt. I was also given a website to see where my quilt went. I was a little surprised that I was called.

Last but not least, I am continuing to cut my 1 1/2" squares for the swap. I am about halfway there!

I hope everyone enjoys this special weekend, however you may celebrate it!!!

Until next time.........