More really interesting stuff HERE!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Customer Service:

Shawna at 1choice4quilting is just awesome!  I found her blog via another blog ad for a giveaway.  I really like being sent to various blogs because I always see something neat, cool or inspiring when I hop from site to site.  For me, blogging is more about looking at the sites and posts of others more than about writing on my own blog.  Backwards, to be sure, but I really am liking it.

Back on track:)  I found 1 choice 4 quilting and placed an order for some items that were on sale.  OMGoodness!!!!!  Shawna sent me an email and got the order out immediately.  It arrived within just a few days- priority mail.  AND: each item was in its own sealed baggie with a label on it telling me how much yardage and what fabric was in the bag.  How cool is that???  AND: she sent me a handful of extra goodies---just because she could:)  

Seriously, if there is anything you need, check out her site; you won't regret it!!!

...I need to get better with the photos, huh?  Who wants to read posts without photos???!!!
Nathan likes watching Chloe:)  Senior Prom 2011.

Clearly, Jesse and I weren't prepared for photos:)  But, it is really nice to have one of us together!  We don't have any family pics since Jesse was 2-3 and she is now 16.
My other Baby Boy turned 22 yesterday.  I swear to you, they were babies yesterday!!!  Honest:)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I won a couple of giveaways lately:)

Animal Party Too by Amy Schimler
Ryan recently sent me these fabulous prints from a giveaway I won from his site:)  These prints are fun and bright and I can't wait to figure out how to best use them.  For now, I am not cutting into them because I want to save them for a perfect project:)  I am a wimp about cutting into my fabulous fabrics!

I also won this FABULOUS candle mat from Wanda!!!  She made this with 4+ layers of felt and each individual layer is hand sewn with a blanket stitch.  Personally, I don't know what Wanda was thinking when she claimed that this is a candle mat because seriously, it is way to pretty to chance messing it up with candle wax:)  It currently resides on my end table next to my couch.  I am amazed by Wanda's talent, patience and generosity.  I am glad to be a blogging buddy of hers:)

Wanda also sent me a great book.  It has so many patterns in it and I have loved looking through it .  I think that my favorite block so far is the Buttercup Block.  You see, Buttercups are my very favorite flower.  I love the brightness of their blooms but mostly just love that they are a symbol of Springtime's arrival.  When I was little, my Granny always had tons of buttercups lining her property.  She planted them, interspersed with spider grass, as a border of her yard right at the street.  Under the dogwood tree, she has a couple of Easter Lilies planted, too.  Every year at Easter, she would let me pick one of her Lilies and place it in water colored with food dyes to change the beautiful white Lily to purple or blue or pink or whatever else I came up with:)  I sure do miss my Granny!

I think that maybe I should buy lottery tickets since I have had such good fortune with giveaways lately:)  I have been richly Blessed!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a fabulous Spring day filled with Buttercups:)