Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lucky You, Lucky Me!

First I have to make a PSA...
(a public service announcement)...
For all you Schnibblers out there.
This is a test:
 Do you remember the State Fair parade when we announced the new
pattern for July? Joy Luck?
It was just barely getting out to the shops at that time so we mentioned were were going to grant a ...
A.stay of execution.
B. A reprieve.
C. A grace period.

If you picked C you are right!
We had stated that we would have the actual parade for Joy Luck on August 5th.
Lucky you!
Sherri and I will still be having the unveiling of the August Schnibble project on
August 1st as usual.

Now in other news:
I managed to get my borders on Due South
last week and promptly put it in the LQS-- where it now
hangs, for the next month at least. I will be teaching a class on it
and unfortunately there just was not time to get it quilted first.
I know it will be so much nicer when the longarm works it's magic.

I won something: Lucky me!
I got a couple of wonderful packages in the mail this week.
Pictured above was a giveaway prize that I won from the talented  Ms. Cyndi at  Bluebird Swing!
She is the sweetest person! I was so excited to get it in the mail and even better she added a few other
things including a Key fob that she made. I love it all!
You know what's better than watermelon in the summer? A watermelon pincushion! It arrived yesterday from my pincushion swap partner! KarrieLyne at Freckled Whimsy blog.
How lucky am I to have met her and become her swap partner???
 I love this watermelon...I love watermelon the fruit kind also... but her watermelon pincushion was extra special to receive/complete with pins ta' boot! I have been loving that pattern... but I knew I was probably a little to lazy to make it for myself! And do you see those Verna squares??? B-o-n-u-s ! 
Of course I feel terrible because the Pincushion Swap is through August... so, I have been dragging my feet.
Now I need to get myself in gear and get something out to her! Pronto!!!
Thank you so much KarrieLyne and Cyndi!  
I also wanted to thank everyone for their input on my county fair entry choice! It looks like it was a slam dunk for the Jan Patek quilt. I think I will go ahead and put in the Acorn Quilt Co. quilt too but keep your fingers crossed for me... and we'll see if my luck holds out!
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Quilt Hollow said...

Ooooo like your mail! Isn't it fun to receive these packages rather than the usual bill or junk mail?

call me crazy said...

Fun mail! :-) Your new pincushion is adorable! Have a great evening!

Sue said...

I really love the quilt. That just looks 'fresh' to me:)

Congratulations on all of your wins! How lucky you are:)

KarrieLyne said...

hee hee..I'm so glad you liked it!! It was fun to make! :)

Carol said...

What a nice prize and the watermelon pincushion is so cute. Love your Due South quilt too.

eileensideways said...

triangles are not my fav; yours look fabulous,

Needled Mom said...

Thanks for reminding us that we have until the 5th. I had forgotten that.

Love your mail - especially the watermelon pincushion.

You will do well with your quilts...not to worry.

Your Due South is lovely and will look wonderful quilted.

CaraQuilts said...

Nice mail!! I wish lol.

I can;t wait to see which Schnibbles you choose...and the extra time will maybe allow it to get here in time for me to make it without begging the instructions off friends who don't wait 2-3 weeks!

Thelma said...

Due South turned out great, I love it, Congratulations!! I think that will be a very popular class, good choice!

Great haul, Congratulations!

The watermelon pin cushion is too cute, I love red AND watermelon, so it suits me, are sure you don't want to part with it? The clock is ticking on your pincushion, good luck with that. Don't feel the pressure of competing with the watermelon and the 3 days remaining in the month!

Good Luck at the fair, both quilts are winners, you couldn't make a bad decision!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Due South is beautiful!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Lots of fun mail for you this week! It's always exciting to receive the important things in the mail.

That watermelon pincushion is ADORABLE!!

Due South looks great! I'm sure it will be amazing once it is quilted.

Carol said...

Due South is wonderful...must add it to the To Do List! Great the watermelon!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I LOVE that cute adorable.

Darlene said...

Fun, fun mail! Love the watermelon pincushion - very cute!

Love your Due South quilt - send it to me and I'll be happy to quilt it for you and send it right back. Really I will. LOL

umbrellalady said...

I like your quilt - it is so summery! Lucky you winning such lovely treasures!

John'aLee said...

What a beautiful quilt! How lucky for you to win those goodies and to have such a great swap partner.

PunkiePie said...

That is the CUTEST pin cushion EVER. You are a lucky, lucky girl! I've been dragging my feet too (as you know). But I will get going on it soon. :)

Stina said...

Definitely LUCKY YOU... more than us...Schnibblers..:o))