Saturday, June 12, 2010

Anniversary time and a giveaway!

It's been one year today since I started blogging and I only wish I'd started sooner.  This blog is a great way for me to look back on the past year - things I've accomplished, hard times that I've made it through...  And looking back, I've gotten a lot more done than I would have realized.

In honor of this milestone, I've decided to have a giveaway.  (That seems to be the customary thing to do.)  I'm going to send one person (drawn at random) a Hearth & Home Wall Hanging Kit from Connecting Threads.

Hearth & Home Wall Hanging

The wall hanging finishes at approximately 36.5" square.  The kit includes about 4.5 yards of fabric, enough for the top and binding.

Fabric in kit

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on any post between now and Wed., June 12.  (I don't get many comments so your chances are pretty good at winning...)  I'll draw a name at random and contact you for your information.

In other news, I had a nice and productive day sewing.  I made a bunch of 1.5" quarter square triangles out of one of the Verna charm packs I bought.

Verna QST's

These are just a few of the ones I've squared up.  I used the other Verna charm pack to make larger 4" QST's.

I also painted eyes with fabric paint on 120 bears for Care Wear.  Some very generous ladies on the HGTV Quilting Forum have volunteered to help me finish the bears along with 120 kimonos for preemie babies and get them delivered to local hospitals.  (When I was cleaning out my sewing room, I found these batches of unfinished items.)

Care Wear bears

I did some pressing on my strips for the Trip for 2 to Boston quilt I'm working on with Jan. And finally, my husband and brother were kind enough to help me put bed risers under my quilt frame.

The quilt frame has ten legs and I'm hoping the extra height will make using it easier.  Before, I found my back would start to ache from leaning over the machine or when I was doing pantographs.  I'll let you know if it helps.

And what's a post without a picture of a furbaby?


These are a couple of recent pictures of Gabriel.  I like the different angle on them.

Her snout looks so looooong
Until later...

It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. 
2 Corinthians 3:5 (NLT)


  1. Hi there! Found you through Google! I am wanting to start quilting and was browsing your blog! Love it by the way and your dog is so cute!!

  2. Happy Anniversary! love the wall hanging you are giving away.

    Add your blog to my Google reader so I can see your updates.

    What a cute furbaby!


  3. Congratulations on your anniversary. That wall-hanging sure looks great.


  4. Hey QB ~ LOVE the layout of your blog! Thanks for giving us the chance for this win ... what a great way to celebrate! 2 Cor 3:5 is one of my favorite Scriptures ... HE is our qualifier!

    Many blessings my friend ... and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilt you did for the T-T on your header ! What a mind you have!

  5. Dee, Happy one year Anniversary!!! I just love your set up for your blog. And I don't have to tell how much I love your quilting.!! LOL With all that you made me last year as my BSS. I have proof that you are a Great Quilt maker. I just might have to start a blog myself and then I can show of all my pretties from you.
    Love all of your fur babies!!! The cat in the box makes me think of how my boys could play for hours with just a box.
    Sending you many Blessing for you and DH
    Big Hug

  6. Hey Dee! I come and read even if I dont comment every time. The wallhanging is great and this is a great give away!

    BTW: I have your wallhanging half finished...Looking pretty! :)

  7. Happy blog anniversary! I love being able to get to know my online quilty friends better :)

    Lisa (P8)

  8. That snout looks like it needs petted. All of them little ears look like they need to be scratched. Love them!!! :-)

  9. Blogging is a great way to document parts of your life. I enjoy seeing all your projects and your sweet pets. Keep up the good work.
    I am glad that we share "Threads of Friendship"!

  10. Hi Dee! I just started a gmail account, so this will be my first post as a google email person! I hope to make a blog this summer. I love yours! Like the colors, set up, ect. Congratulations on one year anniversary!I found your blog because I am on the HGTV boards (as wrenegade). . . was reading about the teddies and kimonos (wish I had time to help) and followed the link over here! Love those babies of yours!!

  11. Ah, connecting Threads, gotta love em. I have never been disapointed with any of my purchases. I love your blog, it is so bright and bold. Your critters look like they could be a busy bunch.
    Happy Anniversity, and thanks for offering this nice give away.

  12. Happy first anniversary- your kit is very pretty. Thanks for having a giveaway

  13. Well, I will have to follow a fellow "Bridget"
    Thanks Dee, for the giveaway!
    You are so generous with your time and quilting! See you soon!
    Bridget "G"
    aka "The Queen"

  14. Hi QB,

    Have a Happy first anniversary.

    Love your furbabbies. Especially Gabrial as I seem to be partial to black dogs.

    Thanks for doing your giveaway.

  15. Happy First!!! Great Blog, especially the furbabies!!

  16. Happy blog anniversary!! I love all your pets, they make me smile.

  17. Congratulations!!! I just took a peek at your Memorial Day Quilt - you did a beautiful job on it.

    DId you know that you can now make your blog into a book? I'm still trying to figure it out but think it would be fun to have a physical copy of all my blogging over the apst year(s).

  18. Hi from the HGTV quilting Board! Happy Anniversary. Love the kids pictures. :o) The stash statistics are really nifty too...couldn't print mine (too much more coming in than going out!!! You're doing so well!!!!)


  19. Congrat's on your first year! Hope you enjoy many more! :-)

  20. Huge congratulations and Happy Anniversary on your first year of blogging! I love your site and beautiful work. H x