Friday, April 30, 2010

A Day Late and A Dollar Short

I was to say I am sorry for being late. One of my clients had passed away unexpectedly and his services were yesterday. They were a couple of hours away from my home, but I felt along with my manager that we should attend, he was a very sweet and funny man, and we were sad to hear about his passing. Anyway, I am back and I have posted my 2 giveaways. The fabric is a custom fabric that a quilt store in Turlock had made, the store is Cloths and More. Susan is a sweetheart at that store! There is also a travel bar of my favorite soap that Lindy from BP&HH got me hooked on, and she also carries the line. It's made from goat's milk, and the lavender scent is so light and clean, and my skim feels so-o-o soft afterwards, but the real reason I love it so much, is that it leaves no soap film and it is a hard milled soap, so it last forever!!!! Ok, here are the rules, 1 entry for leaving a comment and which package you would like. 2 entries for posting it on your blog!! I think that is simple enough. I will post the winners on Monday morning-since I will be on vacation next week. Yes, I am having my own little quilt camp at my house with moi! Have a wonderful Friday, and a beautiful Springy day!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's Almost Here!!!

Thursday, will be my first blogaversary. So, I am having a giveaway, but more about that in a minute. Gran at www. knot-yemrbroiderylady.blogspotcom is celebrating her 1st blogaversary also, and she is having , pardon the pun, a GRAN giveaway!! You have got to check it out. As for me, I will be having 2 give aways. Why, I just cannot make up my mind. All I can tell you now, is I have 2 books, and some fabric-of course, and a couple of surprises. I will post a picture on Thursday, and will pick a winner on Sunday, May 2. So please tune back in! Until then, we are having more rain today, so I am heading out in my rain suit! Hopefully the garden will enjoy the bath! Have a wonderful, dry Springy Day!! Hugs!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's Almost Here.................

Sound the alarm, toot those horns, alert the media, April 29th is the BIG day! It will be my one year Blogaversary. I cannot believe it has already been a year, and I have made some many new friends and found so-o-o-o many wonderful blogs to read and be inspired by. So, I will be having a drawing, a little bit of embroidery and a little bit of quilting with some embellishment thrown in, so stay tune!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The REAL Knot-y Ladies of Sacramento

Yep, last night was the new season, or new year of Knot-y Ladies at BP & HH. Gran was back, fresh from the East Coast and ready to go. I think she had a little bit of jet lag, poor thing! All of the usual characters were back with a couple of new ones, so I think we are off to a grand start. We had some yummy goodies, and caught up with what everyone is doing, so I think we are well on our way to another wonderful, and fun year of stitching!! Gran didn't even make us do yoga, so you know she had to be exhausted!! I didn't take any pictures but I will get some next time. My BFF, Colleen and her daughter are proud owners of 2 new guinea pigs, and their names are Lily and Skittles. Unfortunately, Skittles has an upper respiratory infection and is not feeling very well. They are taking it back to the vet, poor little thing! We do love our pets, they are like family members. It is pouring rain right now, and lucky me, gets to go out in it!! I much rather call in sick, lite the fireplace and stitch, but not today. Have a wonderful and dry spring week!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wool, Wool, Wool

Yep, this is what I have been up too lately besides my everyday job. I found 1 blazer, and 3 wool skirts, and with Kim's encouragement, I picked them apart and felted them myself at home. I don't think my right hand has recovered just yet, but I am nursing it with heat and ice. But I now have a very big assortment of felted wool, just waiting to be used in a project. I was pretty happy with my purchases, the skirts were $1.99 each and the blazer was $5.00. I will tell you, the blazer was a Ralph Lauren, and it killed me to take it apart, and the beige skirt was an Evan Picone, and the only reason I am mentioning this, is that they were both a pain to take apart. They were very well made!!! But now, I have a feel of how to do it and what to look for, so I am excited to continue my search! Hope everyone has a wonderful week,, Happy Spring to all!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Got Kool-Aid??

Yes folks, last Saturday things were happening at BP & HH. Ms. Kim Powers was teaching another one of her famous classes, and I, one of her lucky groupies got to attend. The picture posted is 1 of the 3 kits she offered. She also gave us some tips on where to purchase our wool, thrift stores, how to felt it ourselves and also how to dye it with Kool-Aid!! She even demo the technique in class, with grape Kool-Aid. I thought it was amazing how the wool takes the color and the water is clear. She also feed us, (probably hoping we would not talk too much!!) with a delicious pasta salad and green salad that were both yummy. She also gave us a goodie bag with pins, needle, pencil and a candy filled egg, and also 2 packs of Kool-Aid, so we can try dyeing wool at home ourselves. We had a great group of ladies, (and soon to be groupies I am sure!) there. I cannot wait for Kim's Schnibble class in May. Check out her website for more pictures and class listing, Kim's Big Quilting Adventure. Gotta run, enjoy the beautiful weather where ever you are!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Early Easter Greeting

I found this picture and wanted to share with all of you! I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

48 Hours and Counting......................

Until Saturday, when I get to attend Kim's class at BP&HH, Baa Baa Black Sheep. I cannot wait!!! I have been waiting so long, and Kim has really created some adorable projects for us! I mainly want to hear her tips on wool and felting the wool at home, myself. I will try to remember to take pictures, (minus Kim!) and post them for those who are not able to attend her class. I think Kim should take her classes on the road, like a rockband's tour. She has a ton of groupies!!! Until then, have a wonderful Thursday!!


PS-Go to the Kaaren has posted her First Friday Freebie 1 day early and it is adorable!!!!!!!!