Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Miscellany and My 1st Giveaway!

Look what I found in one of my purses today: the missing dresden plate for my African Heart quilt. This post explains how I thought I was done putting together all of the plates - only to count that I had 29 plates. I scrounged together some scraps to make another, not realizing that this little guy was hiding in a bag - probably from a trip to a quilt store when I was trying to find some printed background fabric! I guess I will make a mini quilt or something out of it! Last weekend I found this vintage doll quilt at a yard sale for $2. I am thinking of cutting it up to make another patchwork sleeper. Do you like how I am training my toddler to hold up quilts for me?

I also found this cool vintage fabric at another sale for a quarter.

I've decided to do a giveaway for the first time on this blog. I made this Birdie Sling quite a while ago and have only used it a few times. I hope it's not too tacky to giveaway something that is not in brand-new, mint condition - but the bags are piling up in this house and I haven't been using it hardly at all. Just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a name this coming weekend.

My sewing progress has been slow going lately. I am just tired (probably because of the pregnancy) and we've had lots of gloomy-weather that has made me return to my first loved hobby: reading. It doesn't help that that Mendocino clamshell quilt is driving me nuts and very boring to do....... Hopefully I will snap out of this soon!

15 comments:

Tonni said...

I don't think the giveaway is tacky at all! I'd love that purse... i'd give it to my youngest daughter in college who would adore it :)

Kirsten N said...

Love your African Heart dresden block! I have been wanting to make a birdie sling for a while it has such a great shape :)

Joanna said...

Oh no, not tacky at all - I love that bag! I'm even going to go blog about your giveaway right now - thanks for giving me something to blog about today lol!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think the bag is adorable! It's a great giveaway prize :-)

Jenny said...

i love your vintage fq find laurie! and besides being pregnant, i think the change in season really slows me down for a couple weeks, all i want to do is sleep,and i KNOW i am NOT pregnant!! so nice to find missing items! your bag is great, thanks for a chance.

Aimee said...

OMGosh I can't believe that! You must have died when you found it in your bag!

Cute bag - I was just thinking I needed to make a new one for fall!

MITT FARGERIKE said...

Nice bag, not tacky at all. First time visting:-)

Lynn said...

Not tacky at all. I would love to win the bag as I think it is gorgeous! Another note - I am doing a program for my local quilt guild in January on tips and tricks of bag/purse making so have been making a few more for this program and this bag would work great as another example and as the kids say "pick me, pick me!

Rosa said...

I love your african dresden plate . firts time I come over.

AnnA said...

You CAN give away some you've gently used!! And I want it. Plus, I have 5 daughters, so if I don't keep it for me, they will snatch it anyway. Nice to meet you...Joanna Martinez is one of my dearest friends in this life. I found you through her. ~anna

erica childs said...

The weather is totally dreary and you are pregnant- ENJOY!!! Try to be lazy!!!

pam Doerge said...

Thanks for the chance to win something that is already made!

UBee said...

Oh, what a surprise! You must feel better at least knowing you weren't crazy, and now you have a bonus dresden. I recently bought a dresden ruler and am excited to try it out, but need to finish a few WIP's first.

The bag is very cute (used or not), thank you for the chance to win.

BTW, I found your blog after I ran across a pic of one of your quilts on Pinterest... you are a very prolific and talented quilter!!! I am now a follower, as you are very inspiring! :)

wishesUT said...

I would love to have something that you've made, and I do think you're training up your son in the right way by having him help you with your projects.

gill said...

Fabulous Dresden Plate block!
Great bag - not tacky at all!!