Monday, October 25, 2010


I entered a lot of giveaways during the Fall into Fall Giveaway that lots of bloggers were participating in - and I won!  Sandi Blackwell is a designer and I won her new book!  She has a "no math" method of making setting triangles and her book explains it all with several patterns.  I'm planning to make a table runner as soon as I get  a spare minute (I have several projects to baste right now and plan to baste later this morning).  I hope you will check out her web site here.  

She also sent me this Just for Fun paper piecing pattern with fabric.  The fabric was folded together in a really cute star, but I took it apart before taking the picture - and couldn't figure out how to put it back together!  Looks like fun!  Thank you so much Sandi!
I made some chicken pincushions last week.  I've had the pattern for ages and have always wanted to make some and the fabric left over from a Judie Rothermel kit seemed perfect!  It was already cut into strips.  I bought some crushed walnut shells at a pet store to fill them with.

GUESS WHAT?  This is my 199th post!!!  That means the next time I post, it will be my 200th and I think I will need to have a giveaway myself!  I wonder what I will give?  Be sure to check back to see when I post my 200th.  I don't know how soon I will do it, but probably some time this week.


  1. What a fantastic prize and those chickens are too cute. I have one I won a LONG time ago and he's missing his eyes and most of his felt beak and comb, too, thanks to furry intervention!

  2. Congratulations on your win!
    The pincushions are great! I have been looking for the pattern for a while - they look fun to make.

  3. Congrats on your win. It looks an interesting book.

    I love your chickens too.

  4. Wow, congratulations on your win, isn't winning fun! That looks like a great book and the little paper piecing project looks like fun, too. I love, love, love the cute chicken pin cushions. What is the name of the pattern? Those are fantastic!

  5. Congrats on your wins....those chickens are just adorable!

  6. Love your cute chickens!! I have one a friend made and I love it!!

    Congrats on the winnings! isn't that fun!!?

  7. Congrats on your win!! Can't wait to see what you do.
    Those chickens are just too cute.
    I'll be looking for your next post.

  8. What a nice win! Looks really interesting! And the chickens are really cute! ---"Love"

  9. Love your chickens!!!! Too cute;) I have quite a few around my house right now that need to find homes someday;)
    How fun that giveaway you won looks!! Congrats!!
    Happy Quilting!!

  10. congrats on your win!
    oh those chicken pin cushions are just adorable!
    were they hard to make?
    i remember them being popular years ago but never made one...
    just too cute.

  11. Congratulations on your win, your 199th post and all your pretties!

    Love your "Chickens" I have that pattern someplace---maybe I should have put is back in place inside the Chicken file!!!! They look so cute sitting up on the shelf.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Also, thank you for visiting and leaving your "sweet" comment on my blog. We had a wonderful time on our way and in Galina. It is a very fun and exciting town --always some wonderful event is going on!

    Hugs, Carolyn :)

  12. Congratulations on your win and those pincushions are just tooooooo cute. Nice choice of fabrics.

  13. I think your chickens are just the cutest. I've always wanted to make them...thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Thanks for blogging about your win and my new book on your blog. Be sure to send me a photo I can post when you make your "Square-agonals" quilt.

  15. Congratulations on your 200th. You have a fun blog. I have enjoyed reading it. I have you on my side bar so I can see your progress.