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Grrraaarrg.

Clearly I haven’t been able to motivate on making my mother in law’s table runner and place mats. Cute girly monsters for some friends’ daughters instead!

Grrrarrrr!

Gifts complete!

It’s HARD to make presents for people with different tastes from your own. At least I think it is! Two table runners (for my grandmother-in-law and stepmother-in-law) down:

Table Runner

Table Runner 2

And one more (for my mother-in-law), with a matching set of place mats, to go. I had to interrupt and make a couple of blocks that are more “me” before I dive back in…

Beginnings of mini quilt

Thank Yous All Around

My mailbox has been making me oh so happy this week. It’s like Christmas has come a bit early here at my place!  I have recently won a couple of giveaways and just generally experienced the generosity of this crafting bloggy world.  You are all so nice and so giving!!

I’ll start with a beautiful bit of fabric that I won over at Bee Square Fabric.  I love how lively this wonderful Garden Pop is! Thank you Diane!!

Pop Garden

The other day, I had a bit of an email back and forth with Elizabeth from Oh, Fransson! about our absolute adoration of Erin Michaels, new line Lush (have you SEEN it?!? If not – seriously, check it out), which led to my mentioning that I also love her first line, Uptown.  Elizabeth then offered to send me some scraps of the line.  Yes, please!! Thank you Elizabeth! Oh my goodness just take a peek:

Uptown

Some if this is pretty certain to end up in the aqua & red mini quilt I’m going to make for Katie!

Next up, something I’ve been wanting for a while! I won a Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Sample Card from True Up.   I’m certain to reference it endlessly and I’m so happy to now be able to order solids online.  I often need to SEE solids to match them to various patterned fabrics, so it’s a thrill to have this. Thank you Kim!

Kona Card

And last, but certainly ANYTHING BUT least, I won a giveaway from Dallas over at For The Journey.  Would you please feast your eyes on this amazingly generous quantity of vintage sheets?!?

Vintage Sheets

Thank you Dallas!! I am in love with so many of them and I just can’t wait to tackle making them into a beautiful quilt. I’m going to love the challenge of mixing and matching all of these in with new fabrics as well. What fun!! Here’s a few of my favorites:

Vintage Sheets Detail

Now I need to really get cracking on a number of Christmas gifts… I just finished up on a freelance job so I’m beyond excited to now have lots of time to sew sew sew and tend to this here little blog.

Hope that you are all starting to feel the holiday spirit. I certainly am! With a community as generous as all of you, how could I not?!?

A winner!

Thank you all so so much for all of your fun and kind comments for the give away. I got a total of 102 entries (yay!) and it was so nice to have a lot of people delurk (or would it be unlurk??) and say hello!

Anyhow, getting down to business! The random number generator came up with:

GIve away winner

So congratulations to Katie from See Katie Sew!! She said “oh, a chance to win a quilt made by you!??! count me in! right now I’m loving aqua and red, although everything you make is beautiful ;)

So an aqua & red mini quilt it will be!

On another note, I’m one weekend and two days away from completing the job I’m currently on, and let me tell you, it couldn’t come at a better time that I’ll be back to full time sewing. There’s Christmas gifts to be made! And fast!