About Becky Goldsmith

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, quilter, teacher, and author. I do my best to sprinkle happiness wherever I can.

Wednesday Giveaway

Gail G. is this week’s winner! She can use this Zipper Pouch for first aid items, notions, a block in progress, or anything else that needs to be carried with you in a tidy fashion. Made from 95% post consumer recycled material.

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

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Show and tell…

Jeannette Kling emailed this photo of her Hexie Garden quilt hanging in the Naples Quilt Show where it earned an Honorable Mention. She says she was so happy while making this quilt and it was great fun finding the fabric, especially for the fussy cutting around the small hexie flowers.

The hand applique was done by Jeannette Kling and Judy Ettema of Torch Lake Quilting did the machine quilting. I say well done all round! Thank you, Jennette, for sharing your wonderful quilt with us!

If you are interested in the Hexie Garden Quilt pattern, you can find it here [https://www.pieceocake.com/shop/Books–Patterns/Books–DVD/p/Hexie-Garden-Quilt-x31059659.htm].

Wednesday Giveaway

This week’s lucky winner Is Angela, and she will receive Alex Anderson’s 4-in-1 Sewing Tool that has four tools in one tidy package!

It has a flat end for pressing and/or folding; a super-sharp BERNINA seam ripper; a pointed wood end cap for turning bias tubes and doll parts; and a stiletto to use when machine piecing. But wait, there’s more! The handle is squared off so it won’t roll off your work surface.

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Sunday. Or Monday?

I was the lucky recipient of four 2019 wall calendars. Since I love them all, I had to come up with places to hang them.

Steve hangs three calendars next to his desk on campus. One shows the current month, one the next, and then the next. He can see three months at a glance. I decided to do the same thing.

My fourth calendar hangs on the back of a cabinet door in the bathroom.

I’ve been marking off the days on this calendar, a thing I have not done on wall calendars in the past. It didn’t take me long to notice these weeks begin on Sunday.

Since I have always thought of the week beginning on Monday, that seemed wrong. So I checked and, of my four wall calendars, three begin the week on Sunday. Honestly, how did I not notice this in the past?

My Get To Work Book desk calendar starts on Monday.

This has created a subtle shift in my thinking. When my week begins on Sunday, the week ahead feels somehow calmer. When my week begins on Monday, it feels like jumping into the deep end of a pool, knowing that I’d better be ready to start swimming for the other side.

I don’t think mentally starting the week one day is always better than the other. For me, it’s knowing that I can choose which day my week starts on and that that choice can change my perception of the week ahead.

Wednesday Giveaway

These socks sum up my attitude most days because I do love an easy challenge! I’m OK with hard challenges, but easy challenges get marked off the list makes quicker which makes me so very happy :-). I hope that Karen, this week’s winner, feels the same.

This week’s giveaway is over. Be sure to come back next week! Until then, you can find this and more at pieceocake.com!

Wednesday Giveaway

This week’s winner is ‘uptown Connie’ and she will receive a trio of Blackwing’s Clutch Notebooks. The pages have a light dotted grid which is nice if you want to sketch blocks. I like the dot grid better than lined pages because I really don’t like staying on the line :-).

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Wednesday Giveaway

Sandy is this week’s lucky winner. She will receive Sewline’s 9mm white chalk pencil. This pencil makes a line you can see that isn’t too thick. The chalk is firm enough not to break as you draw on fabric, unless you push too hard. I use this pencil when I am drawing very small or fine shapes.

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