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Friday, October 3, 2008

Finished by Friday and a Winner

First things first - my quick little giveaway of this book: American Patchwork, True Stories From Quilters garnered lots of takers. All those little slips you see below I printed off my comments, hand cut apart, tumbled and tumbled and then dropped on the floor. I then closed my eyes tight and poked down in the middle and pulled out one. Very scientific, right? The winner is Marilyn R. from Piece by Piece! I'll be contacting you Marilyn to get an address. Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the story on page 15 that I wrote about my mother, "Use It Up."


I'm not sure what I did this week but it wasn't a lot of sewing. I did finish these two embroidered blocks for my Herb Quilt. Bee Balm and Eucalyptus were both pretty quick to do. This quilt will have 16 herb blocks set 4 x 4 with sashing and cornerstones. Then an embroidered poem will surround them for the first border and another border will be added after that. I have 15 blocks done so I'm the downhill side of this one!



Buried back in a bin of UFOs I found this "cheater panel" that I bought at least 8 years ago. Yes, 8. I confess that I have a few things like that. Perfect timing I thought so I got it out and did some machine quilting and hung it up. One more thing checked off that UFO list.
On Friday mornings my husband and I have breakfast with friends from church. Today, after breakfast, the ladies and I went to the annual craft fair held at our fairgrounds. I haven't been in years but we had great fun. It is a perfect day - still under 70° this morning, clear skies, and the crowd wasn't huge as it will be later in the day. I saw lots of things I wanted but I was good. I bought three odd shaped gourds, an apron and 5 lbs. of stone ground cornmeal. And to add to my Finished by Friday I must also acknowledge these: 1 fresh made vegetable egg roll, 1 apple fried pie, and 1 fresh squeezed lemonade. I wonder if we could go back there for supper?

17 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

Congratulations Marilyn!!!

Lori said...

Don't you just love fall craft shows? I'm heading to a favorite one of mine first thing tomorrow morning. I don't alwasy buy a lot but love to wander and look. I can't wait!

Teresa said...

Congratulations, Marilyn...doggoneit.

Rue said...

Hi Marlene :)

Congratulations to the winner!

I love the cute quilt you made :)

It's sounds like you had a great day out and about. Now I'm hungry ;)

rue

Rose Mary said...

Congrats to Marilyn!! I love the herb embroidery blocks~I'm looking forward to seeing it all finished. The little 'cheater' wall hanging is very cute~I have a few unfinished things like that around here.

R~Mary

Marilyn R said...

Yippee! I will be sending you my info! Thanks so much!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Congratulations, Marilyn!
That may be a cheater block, but it's very pretty!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

I am loving those stitcheries!

Congratulations Marilyn :o)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love your embroideries, they're great! Sounds like you had a nice day. Congrats to Marilyn!

Milah said...

Lucky Marilyn, Congratulations!

Marlene, Can you share that story about your mother on your blog?

Glad you had a nice day out with friends.

sMC said...

congrats. M. Isn't it a good feeling when one finds something at the bottom of the box that can actually be used. Must admit I have some that I don't think I will ever put to use. :)

Jo S. quilter said...

Congrats to Marilyn. Darn, I wanted to win. You'll enjoy the book especially Marlene's story.
Love your herbs, Marlene.

Grammy Staffy said...

I hope that you and your daughter both had happy birthdays.

I always enjoy seeing the projects you areworking on. Thinking of you is encouraging me to clean out and organize my sewing room. It is really a mess now that I have finished the crib quilt I made for Erin's baby last week. I have little scraps of fabic all over the carpet from my serger.

It is a crazy 9 quilt where you have 9 fabrics in random shapes in each square. It is easy and fun to do....for a simple quilt it turned out quite nice...but it is kind of sad to see it now since Erin isn't going to get this little baby....we all thought she was ours and we've come to love her...it is a real loss for our family, especially for Erin and Patrick.

Have a good weekend. Hugs, Lura

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Congratulations Marilyn! thanks for the opportunity to enter ... Blessings Dzintra Ingrid

Raquel said...

Congrats to the winner! I would definitely head back to the craft fair for supper, sonds great! BTW - thanks for links below and laugh above. I don't have a lot of time these days to comment on each one! Much love, Raquel XO

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Hey Sweetie,
love the blocks, but I must know the name of the pattern and where to get it as I have fallen in love with it. I have a love of herbs :)

sister sheri said...

Hey sister... next time try www.random.org to pick the winner for you! Well, I guess you do like to cut things... don't you?