Thursday, February 24, 2011

What's new and a Giveaway

Anita of Bed of Roses blog has a wonderful giveaway of a book by Bonnie Hunter. Do you know her website? If not you do want to check it out here:
Bonnie is a generous quilter who has a number of free patterns on her website. As well she has recently written her 3rd book and Anita is giving it away to a blogger with an active blog. She asks the question- When did you begin quilting? So when did you begin quilting?
I began steadily quilting in 1996 though I had made quillows and one queen sized log cabin quilt in a day in the mid eighties. Quilting sure has changed since then with all sorts of gadgets( rotary cutters, mats etc ) that make quilting so much easier. The array of fabrics and books is amazing these days. Each day you can find somewhere on line or locally with great fabric choices and new designs to tempt one.

I was not familar with Anita's blog but I know that I will return to visit it when I get the opportunity. You can find a link on my blog list for her.

I did get my OWOH winners bracelets in the mail over the weekend. I also went to buy curtain material for the basement this past weekend. One curtain is hanging up and I need to get two more made in the next few days.

Life is a little busy for us just now. Our son and his girlfriend and their two furry friends " Freddy and Buddy" (they are boy cats) are moving into our basement this weekend. The boy and the girl have been busy this past month clearing out stuff, rearranging other stuff and generally making the space a functional living space for them for awhile. A new wall, some paint, lots of garbage bags and sweat have been involved- mostly theirs.. We welcome them and appreciate all they have done to help neaten us up!

We are not sure how our furry pets are going to like having some new friends in their house so it could be interesting.
I will leave you with a photo of Mars helping me eat my ice cream bar. She loves vanilla ice cream - what a funny old girl she is...

And if you have noticed that fabric costs have been going up, you may find this post by Sue of Alderwood Quilts interesting. She is a quilt shop owner from Oregon and shares some really interesting insight to the rising costs of fabric.

Until next time,
Happy quilting,
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