Sunday, April 20, 2014

Giveaway Winners Finally Announced!

Well, hello!
Happy Easter!
I certainly didn't mean to go away for so long.
I had been on a trip to visit my mother and  my family.

It got very busy.
I don't know if I have shared this
 but my mom has Alzheimer's.
It is a horrible disease.
My poor stepfather has his hands full... 
so I have been going down to
help and give him a break.
I certainly thought I was going 
to have some computer time while I 
was there... but it was just way too busy.

I even took a mini project to make some yoyo's in red white and blue and 
sew them into a flag... but I didn't even take a stitch!

(photo from Pinterest, where I saw the idea)

When I got back home I spent the entire day in my sewing room!
A good place to decompress!
Not that I got a whole lot done... 
but I did manage to work on Star Blossoms a little bit.

I got the center stars made before I left.

I made a mistake, which set me back but I ordered some
more Madhuri fabric and continued to work on the 
outside of the block with what I did have.

I got this far before I started to feel guilty about 
a messy house... so this is where I left off.
Of course today will be busy with focus on Easter.
We will have a Easter egg hunt and dinner this afternoon with 
my family. 
This morning I started ironing the table cloth and napkins! 
(not real well... just enough to get by)!

I still need to announce the winners of the giveaway!
I am really sorry to not have done this sooner!!!

I wrote a name list, a very messy list for each giveaway.
I had 90 people who prefered giveaway #1
and 51 people who were entered into giveaway #2.
People who didn't care which one or wanted me to choose for them
got randomly entered into a list.

The winner for the envelope of assorted patterns is:
Sherrill at Quilting in My Sleep

The winner of giveaway #2, the McKenna Ryan BOM kit is:
Sherry from Blessings From Our Nest


Rosa said...

Congratulations to the winners,Happy Easter!!

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom...I can only imagine how difficult it must be. Welcome home! Congratulations to the winners. Your quilt is coming along nicely.

Julia said...

I'm so sorry about your Mom's Alzheimer's Disease. My dad has it too - for at least the last ten years - probably longer. And it is so advanced that he cannot even speak anymore. It's so heartbreaking and the family really suffers. But he still laughs when we kiss him and he does seem to find some joy in the simple things. you'll be in my prayers tonight. Happy Easter!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. It must be very difficult . I am sure it was nice to get some sewing done.
Congratulations to the winners and I hope you had a nice Easter.

Thimbleanna said...

I hope you had a nice Easter! Sorry to hear about your mom -- we're dealing with similar issues here. Isn't it amazing how much time and effort is required to care for them? I'm constantly baffled that "it takes a village". And then there's the heartbreak. But we won't get into that or I'll be crying. ;-(

Lisa D. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom. That must be very stressful. I hope you had a nice Easter with your family.

folksmith said...

that yo-yo flag looks like something i made many years ago. can't remember when i made it or sold it. WOW!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Pattern giveaway. GOOD idea. I will have to do the same. I have waaayyyy too many.