Monday, October 24, 2011

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to our two giveaway winners!

#1 is Helen, also known as Archie the Wonder Dog.

Helen will receive the green fabrics and a Christmas tree paper pieced lapel pin.

#28 is Erin, who blogs at Desiring Domesticity.

Erin will receive the pink fabrics and a Christmas tree pin.

Thank you to all of my new followers for joining me on this quilting journey. I hope I can maintain some interesting content to keep you coming back.

There's not much to show today. The applique is done on my mother's UFO/birthday gift and a small border was added. I ironed the backing last night, so it can be pieced and hopefully the quilt will be layered and basted today.

Julia made a skirt to go with her Halloween costume. She bought the carnival mask in Venice when we were there in August, so she wanted pieces to go with it. I found the butterfly wings at Target. She wanted a sparkly skirt that she could wear after Halloween, too, so she made one for under $10! It's a really cool brocade, but it spread silver glitter all over the house from the cut edges. She did a great job dealing with a tricky fabric, and even stitched her first zipper.

While Julia was sewing, Pete was studying. You have no idea how happy this sight makes me! He made the decision to do well in school this year (Thank you, God!), and his grades have improved dramatically. Funny how that works.

Have a great week!


Rachel said...

I know you don't "know me from Adam" (LOL) but I think making that quilt for your mom is awesome!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Eek!!! Thank you!! Julia's skirt (well, her whole outfit, actually!) looks amazing! Lovely that Pete's decided to study hard this year - hope he discovers he enjoys getting good grades and thinks it's worth continuing to study!! Thanks again!

Archie the wonder dog said...

P.S. The hexagon flowers look great - I can't believe how fast you've appliqued them! Your mum is going to be thrilled!!