Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hurrah Progress

I cut the blues and creams and put the Hurrah flags together today. 

Excuse the bad picture.  I don't have overhead lights in most rooms, and lamps just don't cut it after dark for picture taking.  Also, excuse the little pink notes pinned to each block.  My little reminder notes.
Next weekend I'll get these assembled and start working on the pieced border.  I really like this pattern.
I'm sure am sore today after taking a tumble in the early morning hours.  Okay, so I shouldn't go out to the mailbox at 3:00 a.m.  Stepped on a blasted gumball on the sidewalk.  Luckily, only my right wrist is bruised but I discovered lots of sore places as the day wore on.  Man, you can't take me anywhere!

Okay, a few people emailed me about stepping on a "gumball."  I grew up calling these gumballs, but I figured I'd best look it up.  After about the third email I started doubting myself and figured what I was calling it was a just a "Southernism."

It's the round ball with spikes pictured there.  Whew! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hurrah HSTs

216 of them to be exact!

I had a pleasant afternoon watching movies, "Diana" and "Captain Phillips," and sewing away!

Definitely need to do this more often!

"Hurrah" and Grant Park fabric are both by Minick & Simpson.

Friday, February 14, 2014

More Celebration Winners

I've been feeling puny, so I'm late in doing this.  I hope I'm not getting the "crud" that others in the office have.  Maybe it's just a simple cold.  Let's hope so!

Anyway, two more winners have been chosen for a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

Ann at Renegade Quilter


Susie at Quilt Obsessions

Since I found out the hard way that sometimes email addresses are not updated on blog links, I would ask that both of you please email me so that I have your correct email address.  Then I'll get those gift certificates ordered up for you tomorrow.

Congrats to all the winners.  And thank you to everyone who took the time to send messages and leave comments on Miss Penny's birthday celebration.  She's a special little lady to me!

We'll do this again next year, God willing and the creeks don't rise!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Celebration Time 2014 Winner

You know, I really hate give-aways because it means I have to pick ONE name out of over a hundred entries.  I read everyone's comments and followed links to your blogs and I still couldn't decide.  So I let the random picker choose a name.

The winner is Mary at Hill Country Quilter who said:

Happy birthday, Penny, and happy blog anniversary! Thank you for sponsoring this celebration giveaway!

Congrats, Mary.  Please contact me with your mailing info and I'll get your fat quarter tower of Esprit de Noel off to you.

And because so many of you left comments and I loved reading all of them, especially those that wished my little cutie patooty a happy birthday, I'm going to draw a couple of more names for gift certificates ...

... tomorrow night. 

I'm totally worn out right now.  I had fasting blood work this morning before I went to the office and it seems to have thrown me off kilter all day.  How silly is that?  I guess that cup of coffee when I first come downstairs is more important than I thought!  And my neck is really hurting for some reason.  I was pulling HR files all day, and I must have been sitting in a weird position.  Guess I'm sleeping in the neck brace tonight.

Good luck tomorrow .... thanks for being patient!!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Celebration Time 2014

February 11th is Penny's fifth birthday.  I can't believe my baby is five.  Doesn't it seem like just yesterday when I brought her home?

She's decided to be a bad girl because her birthday is coming up.  Last night I got home from work and there was a 25 lb. bag of dog food spilled all over the kitchen.  I left the pantry door ajar and she must have decided she was hungry! 

February 11th is also the eighth anniversary of LA Quilter!  Wow, eight years!  I hope the next eight will bring LOTS of quilting!

To celebrate the day, Penny picked out a fat quarter tower to give away.  She's awfully generous with my stash, isn't she?!!

Esprit de Noel by French General for Moda.  I'd say Penny has good taste!
All you have to do is leave a comment here to be entered in the drawing for the tower.  I'll randomly pick a name Tuesday night when I get home from work.
Please be sure that there is a way for me to contact you in your comment. 
Good luck!

Saturday, February 01, 2014

144 James River Blues Blocks

144 blocks done!

I tell you, doing scrappy from the blue Civil War pieces and scraps is not for the faint of heart! 

But they're done.  All 144 of them.  Or 145.  I get a different number every time I count, so I quit counting!

I'm calling this done for now.  I made a decision to package this up to take with me when I go home this summer.  I don't have a design wall here, but I have empty floor space there where I can lay them out.  It will be the perfect project. 

But just in case I've counted wrong - again - I'll package up enough blue scraps and shirtings to make a block or two if/when I come up short.

Whodathunk counting to 144 would be so hard!

P.S.  My Yahoo email is all messed up.  I reply and I don't know whether they're going or not.  I'll be getting a new email shortly.  I apologize if you haven't heard from me.  Please know that I read and appreciate every single comment!