Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tawanda Lives...

Ok it happened... "Tawanda's" back and it's not a pretty sight! It's been HOT, over 100 degree (today 111). I do fine up to about 89 but anything over than that...well it's just NOT good! And then "Tawanda" takes over.

The area that I live in here on the Central Coast of California has a very mild climate. Homes do not have air conditioning. Stores literally have run out of room fans.

Last summer we also had a couple of days of very extreme weather...we went to the Embassy Suites and stayed.

It's just too HOT.......... I'm heading to stand in front of the refrigerator with the door open.

Life is HOT

PS: Beware of "Tawanda", she is a nasty, cranky old woman. Confirmed by DH

Friday, August 28, 2009

Viridian's Give-A-Way!

Viridian's having a 99th Post Give-A-Way on her blog

Check it out... fabulous pieces of reds and poison green fabrics!

I love all the give-a-ways, so much fun to anticipate winning great fabrics!



Announcing Civil War Give-A-Way Winner....

The Winner of my "Civil War" Give-A-Way is....


Please send me your mailing address and I can send you your package!

Thank you to all of you who entered my contest... it sure was fun to read all your comments and the links that you placed on your blogs about my give-a-way. To those of you who didn't have a blog, you were also included in the draw for the give-a-way.

For accounting purposes there were 139 entries placed, 131 were included in the draw ... 8 people signed up twice.

I have really enjoyed doing these give-a-ways and "meeting" new quilters! 

Again, thank you for reading my blog and entering in my contest. I do hope that you visit again!

Now it's time to get back to quilting but I'm sure I'll be having more give-a-ways soon!



PS: Please excuse the poor photography... fault of the user, NOT the camera.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Give-A-Way You Won't Want to Miss!!

Another Give-A-Way at the Fat Quarter Shop...check it out! 

Prize for this give-a-way is a $100.00 gift certificate! Can you imagine winning this??? What fun!!

And then see the BOM that will begin in 2010 

Check it out NOW!

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Give-A-Ways in Blogland

Check out these fabulous reproduction fabrics over at Lurline's blog

Aren't they great??

Over at my good friend Frummie's blog is another give-a-way. She is have a "Two for Two" give-a-way... two yards of two co-ordinating fabrics. Check it out and sign up on her blog.

Sign up on Lurline's and Frummie's blogs for these great Give-A-Ways!! You never know, you might just win some great fabric!



PS: Don't forget to also check out my "Civil War" give-a-way post.  See post below.....

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Civil War Give-A-Way Package

A "Civil War" Give-A-Way Package... if you are a Quilter with a passion for reproduction then this is "THE" give-a-way for you!

All you have to do to join this give-a-way is:

1. Leave a comment on my blog.

2. Post a comment and a link on YOUR blog with information on my "Civil War" Give-A-Way Package.

Enter my "Civil War" Give-A-Way by Thursday, August 27th. Winner will be chosen by a random number draw and announced on Friday, August 28th.

Share with me your passion for quilts of this time! I look forward to reading your comments...


Elaine (who is really enjoying having give-a-ways!)

PS. Picture Credit : Artist Winslow Homer

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Package For Ranette!

Looks like there's a package going out today for Ranette! This is the package that Ranette won from my "Quilter's Stimulus Give-A-Way".   And now I'm on my way to the Post Office!
Inside the Hostess Lunch Box....  I hope you enjoy my "Quilter's Stimulus" Give-A-Way prizes Ranette!

Thank you to all of you who participated in my give-a-way! I have enjoyed hearing from you and reading all your comments.  

I look forward to your visits on my blog!



Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rosa's Give-A-Way Contest

My friend Rosa is having a special give-a-way on her blog.

It ends on Saturday, August 23rd at midnight...

Hurry over and check out her blog, "Rosa's World"'ll really enjoy the visit!



Monday, August 10, 2009

And the Winner Is....

The Grand Prize Winner of my second "Quilter's Stimulus" Package is Ranette of Stillwater, Oklahoma. You can read her blog at "Ranette's Daily Stitch".

Congratulations Ranette! I hope you enjoy my "stimulus" package and that it inspires you to create another masterpiece! 

And a HUGE thank you to all of you who participated by leaving comments and links to my give-a-way on your blogs. I loved reading all your comments!

Again, Congratulations Ranette...Well Done!



Friday, August 7, 2009

A Perfect Day...

After spending the morning at "Jo Mama's" enjoying our coffee and view, we headed over to Shell Beach to have lunch at the "Spyglass Inn" restaurant where we went a few weeks ago. 

Can you believe this weather? The pelicans visited and provided a beautiful demonstration of their soaring abilities. The scenery was breathtaking!
"Mariner's Sea Food Salad"...YUM! The fish was so fresh, a very delicious lunch!

A perfect day... the great companionship of my DH, beautiful weather and gorgeous scenery. 

I thought it couldn't get any better but it did! I am very blessed...

Life Is Good!

Remember my "Quilter's Stimulus Package" give-away!  Please leave your comment on my give-a-way post and then provide a link to my give-a-way on your blog. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 11th from a random number draw. Good luck!

Oh What A Beautiful Day!

Another absolutely GORGEOUS day on the coast of California! I took this photo while sitting upstairs at "Jo Mama's" coffee house in Avila Beach. (Click on picture for a full view)

It just doesn't get any better than this...

Life is Good!

PS: Don't forget to sign up for my "Quilter's Stimulus Package" Give-a-Way!  To enter, post a comment on the give-a-way post and then place a link and comment on your blog with the "Stimulus" give-a-way info. Winner will be chosen by random number draw and announced on Tuesday, August 11th. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sneak Peak...Code Name "Stimulus"!

Someone asked for a "peak" at my "Stimulus Package" ... this the container that your package will arrive in. It is a "Vintage" 2009 Lunch Box featuring the "Hostess" cupcake logo.

Don't you wonder what will be inside??

To be in the drawing, please leave your comment on my original post for the give-a-way. Then post on your blog my link and information about my "Quilter's Stimulus Package"

Thanks again for visiting and all your comments...I love reading them!



Another "Quilter's Stimulus Package" Give-A-Way

As a thank you for all the wonderful comments that you have left on my blog, I have decided to have another "Quilter's Stimulus Package Give-a-way". Everyone can use a "stimulus" so here we go!

All you have to do to join...

Leave a comment on MY blog.

Post a comment and and link on YOUR blog with information on my "Quilter's Stimulus Package Give-A-Way"

Enter my "Stimulus" give-a-way by Monday, August 10th. The winner will be selected by a random number draw and announced on Tuesday, August 11th.

And thanks again for those comments, I have really enjoyed reading all of them!

Life is good...



Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pay It Forward

I was visiting my friend Susan's blog and saw that she was doing the ultimate... a "pay it forward" exchange based on the concept from the movie "Pay It Forward" where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipient of the act of kindness will in turn pass it on.

So here is how it works... I will make and send 3 homemade gifts to the first three people who leave a comment on this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don't know yet what my gift will be but it will be especially made for you! 

What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

I am really looking forward to creating something special for the first 3 people who leave a comment on this blog. This is exciting , don't you think?