Wednesday Giveaway

Sue Singer is this week’s lucky winner of the COB LED Light shown below. Congrats to Sue!

As I said in my newsletter, Anna Rice, from Tampa, sent me an email last week about the two ‘wonderful life saving LED lights’ that she and her husband used to light their way after Irma knocked out the power. Here’s a bit of Anna’s email:

“These lights were so valuable to us in times of no electricity — lit the kitchen well enough for me to prepare a full meal using Sterno can placed in colander with skewers laid across to hold cooking pots. What fun???? Anyway those lights are fabulous.  I had previously placed one under my computer desk so I could see what I was trying to do regarding computer things like plugging in flash drives. LOVE YOUR SITE and will shop as often as I can.”

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Click here to find this battery-operated COB LED Light Switch and others that are bigger.

And click here to learn more about the COB LED light source. It’s kind of interesting!

Wednesday Giveaway

Congrats to Lizabeth Fullam who won this week’s giveaway— a Sugarbooger Sandwich Box with a leash* of foxes.

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You can carry all sorts of quilt-y notions in a sandwich box — or you can carry a sandwich :-). I have several different sandwich and bento box styles at pieceocake.com. Click here to find them all.

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*According to wikipedia, a group of foxes is referred to as a skulk, leash, or earth. Who knew?!

There’s plenty of time…

Just so you know, there’s still plenty of time for you to make a unicorn quilt by December 25. I made two unicorn quilts last year to give to Celia for Christmas — and I didn’t begin sewing until September. In fact, I didn’t begin drawing the pattern until August!

My quilts are machine appliqued with a straight stitch which blends in with the machine quilting stitches. It’s fast and easy and it really, really works! Instructions for this method are included in the pattern. Click here to find The Magical Unicorn pattern.

Mom Update…

For those of you who may be wondering…

10 days ago we all thought my mom was dying. ‘We all’ included her physician, the staff at her assisted living center, the hospice staff who came later, and me – the not-medically-trained quilter.

My mom is much beloved at her assisted living center and they did everything they could to help and that included finding round-the-clock sitters and getting hospice set up on a Sunday. It was an amazing mobilization of help. I was mentally making funeral plans.

During those 2 days, we all said ‘you know, she could get better’ but none of us really thought she would. And then, she did! I showed up early Monday morning thinking mom would still be practically comatose and there she was, eating breakfast in the dining hall!

She’s gotten steadily better over the past week and is now mostly back to where she was ‘before’. Let me just say that I hope I inherited her healing genes :-).

No one knows how long this will last, but isn’t that true for all of us?

Every day is a gift. Hold that thought in your heart, as much as you can.

Enjoy today with a smile on your face, a song in your heart, and sewing in hand :-).

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This photo is one I took for my photo critique class with Ricky Tims.