Wednesday Giveaway

Guess what?! Welcome to the North Pole has been re-printed, again! What that means is that this book is going to stay in print for the foreseeable future.

The random number generator chose Teri, who will win this copy of the book. If you are not Teri and you want to make this cute quilt, click here to shop for it.

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Leave a comment/reply on this blog post to enter the drawing. A winner will be chosen by the random number generator tomorrow.

Show and Tell…

Brenda Godin sent me a photo of her Aunt Millie’s Garden—isn’t it lovely! I really like the way she handled the sashing, which is different from the pattern. Those little squares are perfectly colored and spaced, and they set off the blocks so well! Here’s what Brenda said in her email:

My passion is applique.  I have made your Aunt Millie’s Garden.  I did it with the red background and it hangs in my livingroom.  It was accepted to the CQA show in 2014- that it the big show for us Canadians!  You can see I love working with batiks!

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Way to go, Brenda! Thank you for sharing your quilt!

Show and Tell…

Jane Rader sent me this photo of her lovely quilt, that she named Allison’s Flower Garden. The blocks are from two different Piece O’ Cake patterns: Stars in the Garden, the borders are from Aunt Millie’s Garden

I got to see this quilt in process in one (or two) of my Empty Spools classes. Thank you, Jane, for sharing the finished photo with us!

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Click here to find the Stars in the Garden downloadable pattern.

Click here to find Aunt Millie’s Garden, which is a downloadable eBook.

 

Be nice, every day.

October 24 was Unity Day. I didn’t remember that there was a Unity Day until I read the funnies…

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Kindness, acceptance, inclusion… these are virtues that we were encouraged to adopt beginning in pre-school.

Some folks don’t have to be reminded to practice these virtues—I wish I was one of them. When I am stressed, I tend to be short with people and I never feel good about that.

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I have been on a years-long quest to change, to always be kind to the people around me, but I consider myself to be a work-in-progress. It is possible to evolve if you put your mind to it.

Right now, with the country split politically, I think it’s especially important to be kind to everyone. If we all do that, maybe the national stress level will go down a bit. Wouldn’t that be wonderful!

 

Wednesday Giveaway

I like to carry these little Quilter’s Threaders with me when I don’t have room for my Easy Threader.  They work in fine needles with thin thread and with bigger needles and thick thread! Sue McDonald is this week’s lucky winner. If you aren’t Sue and would still like to have some of these dandy threaders, you can find them here (https://www.pieceocake.com/shop/c/p/Quilters-Needle-Threader-x31059958.htm).

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Happy stitching! I’ll be back next Wednesday with another Giveaway!