Archive for the ‘give-away’ Category

193 195 197 A few edits I did today from our trip to Vicksburg

 I had a few reminders today like the stack of packages that went to the post office today (thanks so much for getting your addresses to me so promptly. All packages went out today except two that will be hand delivered on that will ship out tomorrow.) and the remnants of crafting supplies that still need to be put away, but other than that my Birthday seems like the distant past. Not just YESTERDAY!!! Crazy. I guess I have simply moved on. I really enjoyed focusing on sewing and crafting last month but all the while I was desiring to work on my new hobby. Photography. I’ve got a class lined up starting next week and I am ready to learn. During the month I snuck into my crafting time and read a wonderful photography book called Photographing Your Children. It really got my gears turning on how I want to photograph my children and document their lives.

So, I’m not sure what is going to happen with this blog. I don’t have a plan at all. I really like visiting this space so we will have to see what happens.


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and the winners are….

First of all, Thank you all so much for helping me to have such a wonderful birthday month. It was good for me to be sewing again and remember how much I love it. There is no way I would have taken the time to make any of the projects I did this month otherwise. It was a great reminder of how easy it really is to pull out the sewing machine and so I don’t need to put things off when time presents its self. I have also really enjoyed all of your comments and birthday wishes. I really wish I had a present for everyone, but thank you all so very much.

Now, the winners are…

Jessica Bush

This is such a wonderful tradition that you started. I really admire how talented you are and how generous you are to share your creations and bring some sunshine to others.


Didn’t even know you had this blog! I must catch up!

Ashley M.

Oh how I love and miss you dear friend.  I so wish I could watch you as you prepare for the end of the month.  Have fun and above all relish the time dedicated to these crafts since it will be your last!!  LOVES!!


So exciting! I haven’t participated in this before despite following your blog for years, but as it’s the last one I think I will!




AMAZING!  Love the circles.


Happy Birthday month to you! As always this quilt is amazing!!!!

Whitney Jones

I LOVE these magnets!  They are such a bright fun way to cheery up any room!

julie h

I love the cute little magnet buttons and I think the containers you put them in are darling


I love these sweet little bits of your creativity!


These are cute.  And I love how you put them in the tins.

Cami Tate

My fire alarms went off last week. Ugh! You are inspiring me to finish my quilt!


You’re doing better each day:-]


Looking at it again I think the colors are more like summer fading into fall, that magical time when you get the best of both seasons.

Brandi Devericks

You still amaze me!

Jennifer Cole

I absolutely adore it! What an inspiring piece of quilt art!


You know you love it when you can’t stop thinking about it (can apply to crafting and family)

julie lohrey

Is this the beginning of a new quilt……very nice!

Bethany Cromwell

I like the quilting.

Franna Larsen

These are AMAZING!!!  I love these!!!




If your name is listed here I have sent out an email requesting and address to ship your gift too. My goal is to get all gifts delivered or shipped out tomorrow so take a moment and reply to that e-mail and I’ll get your gift sent on its way.

Thank you all again for such a wonderful month.


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Its Birthday Time!!!

I ended up with a couple hours this morning and so I have closed the comments on all April posts so I can get started early.

Now I comes the fun part; picking names for each of these gifts. So, come by later this afternoon and I’ll have some names to announce.

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We are having a beautiful day here in Mississippi. I am really going to miss all this sunshine  and warmth when we move.

These next two gifts are my final presents for this years Birthday Give Away. I love how happy they are, all sunny and yellow. The first bag is Flower Sac with a zipper pocket on the inside and the second is a Library Tote with the straps sewn to the outside and an outside pocket on both the front and the back between them.

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Tomorrow is the big day. I am getting so excited!!. If you would like to be in the drawing for any of the items in my birthday give away, comment on any or all of my April 2013 posts. You will receive one entry for each post commented on. I will close comments tomorrow around 12:00pm and choose and announce winners as soon as I can after that. I ended up having some time this morning and  so I closed the comments so I could get started. Hooray!!!

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Two More Pouches

Two more pouches are done.





These both measure 9x5x1.5

I hope you like them.


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Winding Down


I am always surprised at how fast April flies by each year. I don’t think I have ever finished all of the projects I planned to do. This year, I suspect will be no different. So, prioritizing is a must at this point.

Some pouches made the cut. I’ve got one complete and two others prepped and ready to sew.


These are one of my favorite handmade items. I use them to organize the diaper bag, to carry pens or pencils around, feminine supplies, any thing really. This one is 8x5x1.5




I have one other must sew project for the month but am waiting for some supplies to get delivered before I can get started. Crossing my fingers it gets here today.

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One More

I had plans to make 3 Tunnel Vision pillows but didn’t plan very well when I purchased my supplies. I only had enough to barely make 2. I’m actually pretty glad it worked out this way. I am so happy with this next present. The colors and prints are so happy and cheerful. If I make pillows for my couch, mine will look like this.

Again, this pillow is 18×18 inches with a zipper in the back for easy cleaning.

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I hope you love it.

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