Monday, November 29, 2010

November Follower Appreciation Giveaway

A little late, but as promised, all followers who leave a comment on this post or the final post of the month will be entered into a drawing for my red velvet cupcake pincushion pictured above. I truly appreciate all of you who take the time to follow me, read me, and leave comments related to the posts. I so enjoy our 'conversations'. And I hope you will enjoy my prizes. Who doesn't love a pincushion? If you're feeling the spirit of giving this season, feel free to spread the word. If a commenter mentions you sent them, I'll give you an extra entry.

Okay, so I've been busy this weekend. In addition to having a hundred or so good cries over the sappy Christmas movies that have been playing exclusively here in the studio (3 channels worth....Ion, Lifetime and Hallmark....not to mention network tv tonight....a 2 boxer on the tissue scale---even the commercials were tear fests), I picked up supplies for gingerbread houses, a case of art kits for this year's charitible donation, and some stocking stuffers...for me....saving the hubs a coupon fumbling trip to JoAnn (Gingher scissors and rag quilt snips).

On the productive side, I finished my fall quilt (Pumpkins Gone Wild on the Windmill Farm), which will now pretend that it's this years' Christmas quilt....which we shall get started on sometime in the coming year. I also began work on the Jinny Beyer holiday table runner at 11 p.m. this evening.

Center square created from border print.

I've got one side of the braid completed. Tomorrow night I'll run down the next, trim and put some borders on it.

For some strange reason I wandered into my craft room this morning and pulled out a project I picked up the pieces for a long, long time ago. Dollar store frames, some refrigerator magnets, a couple Christmas ornaments and wah la...

The live, love, laugh are currently hanging on the studio door, at least until the daughter sees them. The faith and hope stuffed wool hearts are sitting on shelves in the studio for inspiration. Crafting was an enjoyable distraction this weekend....and I also spent a little time papercrafting this year's gift tags.

I'm back to being behind on the tree schedule--no time or inclination for tree decorating this weekend, but here's the photos of the Tuscan tree in the master bath. When I pull pretty wine corks, I like to make ornaments out of them for this tree.

I've packed up the really cute gift I made which you can't see a photo of until the recipient receives it. It was a tricky pack (you'll see why soon), but it will be winging it's way to warmer weather tomorrow on a big brown truck (hint to recipient).

We also went to the Festival of Trees on Friday, and there were some really fun trees, and some amazing gingerbread on display. Those photos are on the cell phone, so later in the week check for a post on those.

I've caught you up on what's been happening with me. Tomorrow I need to play catch up on all of your blogs. I'm sure you all had a lovely long weekend with family and friends, and had a chance to tick off either some shopping or some holiday decorating. Tomorrow, it's off to the gym with all of you (grin), and after that, try to exercise your creative heart with an hour at the sewing machine. Enjoy your week, and rest up....the holiday madness is just beginning.!


  1. Sounds like you've been busy. I love the colours of the runner you're making, lovely warm, sunset-y colours and great to look at when it's snowy and cold out like it is here this morning. I read your blog everrytime, and really thought I was a follower but I just found I'm not, so now I am!

  2. Wow you have been busy!
    Here I'm even further behind than usual as the very cold weather we're having here in the UK means I spend most of the day carrying water to our livestock because all the pipes are frozen!

  3. That pin cushion is adorable. It's calling my name.

  4. Jennifer I thought it called my name???? grin....and it has a cherry on top.


  5. WOW Lovely colors for the tablerunner. And the cupcake pincushion, love it, yes it must be red velvet cake, my favorite. I follow your blog and I really enjoy your postings.


  6. I see all the fun you're having!!!!, the cupcake looks sooooooo yummy, if I don't win, can I give it a bite please?, it's tempting me!!!!

  7. You have gotten a lot done. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for the give away.

  8. You have been a busy girl. The tree is really pretty - wine bottle corks, hmm..will have to think about that one. Sounds like a good source for crafting goods. I might have to drink more wine!

    Love the pincushion. Very cute.

  9. Love your Tucson tree and your pincushion! You've been busy getting in the Christmas spirit!

  10. What a cute pincushion. I'm with you. I watch all those holiday specials while hand sewing...tissues close by of course. I cry the hardest at the Hallmark card commercials :)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

  11. I've just made my dough for 3 gingerbread houses this year - donating one to Rotary for them to auction to raise some real dough! Can't wait to see your gingerbread house. I loved, loved, loved the one from last year. Told my friend about it - we decorate our houses together - and I'm forwarding your blog to show her your gorgeous trees. You're my inspiration! Cheers Anita (Melbourne Oz)

  12. Well, my day is taking my car to get the oil changed.. it needs it since my trip to Md in October and then back home to watch the rain and work on my projects.. need to work on small gifts for my small guild Christmas luncheon and then on to bigger quilt projects. And yes, already thinking of stuff to get involved in for next year. I would love to be included in the drawing/giveaway for the pin cushion. thanks

  13. Love the cupcake! You have been busy (as usual). I am inspired - tomorrow I'm going to decorate for Christmas! My craft group is cancelled because of the snow so I shall have a spare morning to get started :)

  14. Holiday busy is a good busy!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Your pin cushion is so cute. One of my friends made the pumpkins gone wild and she put some glitter glue on some of the pumpkins and it turned out great. I just loved it.
    Trying to get my projects done for Christmas also. I seem to be moving slow motion. Everyone has so many good ideas.
    Thanks for the chance to win your pin cushion.

  16. Great projects....just found your blog, and lovin' it, you are very creative....


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