Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Big ONE OH OH Give-Away

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My 100th post, and I don't know what to say! I'll just report on my everyday life as usual, with a surprise at the end.

Above is DD3 and Houdini, her parakeet. I'm not giving either one of them away!! Houdini is the one with the bright blue feathers. Aren't they cute together? Houdini kept tickling DD3 as she walked around on her shoulders, making DD giggle...such a fun sound. Wish you could hear it!



And here is my accomplishment for this AM and last night. Half of the center of a Scrappy Stars quilt top. I added a block to each row to make it larger (if you've been reading along as I write, you know I need to make larger quilts these days). Can't have anyone complaining about cold feet or shoulders.

This section measures 68" x 34". I like the zigzag coming down like a streak of lightning between the rows. As much as I love scrappy quilts, I like to control it a bit. In these blocks, I've used the same cream background for a block (although each block has a different cream). I've also used the same print for all 8 triangles in the star. Again, each block is a different print.

I am going to go upstairs and hand quilt a while and visit with the children up there.

In honor of my 100th post, I am conducting a give-away. If you want to be included, leave me a comment (and make sure I have your email address to reply to you) before Friday. On Friday night (9 PM EST) I will draw a name and post the winner. I haven't completely decided the prize yet, but you can be sure it will be quilt-y. Probably a bunch of FQs and a pattern. But that remains to be seen. If you comment and want to be included in the drawing, be sure to say so. I'll be keeping a basket next to my computer for names as they are entered. If you just comment and don't mention the give-away, I'll assume you don't want to participate. You don't have to have your own blog to participate, but I do need your email address.

Blogging has been so fun. I know there are always bad things no matter where you go. I have read a blog here or there where the mood is dark and the language is in the gutter. Of course I have since avoided those folks. But I have enjoyed making new acquaintances and making friends of former acquaintances here!

I enjoy reading many of your blogs. It's like peeking over your shoulder while you sew. Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement.

~Joan

23 comments:

Mary said...

Can it be that I'm first to ask about the giveaway? How fun! I hope I win!!! I'm the gal who asked you about the pinwheel blocks that I've yet to do! It is on the list!!! I really need to start a blog as I have found I'm inspired to get busy reading yours and others!!! Mary Flynn
wflynn4@triad.rr.com

Libby said...

Congrats on your milestone post. Blogging has sure been a wonderful way to make new friends all around the world *S*

Kairle said...

Hello?! Who wouldn't want to be included in your drawing?! LOL!!!

I really love your setting. It looks like HSTs are tumbling down between the stars.

Teresa said...

100 Posts!!! Congrat's. I enjoy reading your blog & check back often, just not always good about leaving comments. Your star quilt looks great. Love the colors.Giveaways are fun. Thanks for having one.

dot said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I look forward to many many more. I really like your scrappy stars. I will log them in the back of my mind just incase I need an idea.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I'm enjoying blogging too, and certainly enjoy yours!

Thanks in advance for including me in your drawing, congrats on your milestone.

Marcie said...

Oh please throw my name in your backet. i am your biggest fan, in case size counts! Love those stars!

Marcie said...

That was supposed to be BASKET. My proof reader is gone for the day.

churlish said...

Hey, I found your blog while searching for help on hand quilting baptist fans. I'd love to be included in your drawing, and if you don't mind I'll add your blog to my "quilt blog reader" thing.

Glad to've found you,
Alli

Winona said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! Please enter me in your drawing. I love your quilt.
Winona

Kathy Wagner said...

Happy Blogiversary! Please enter my name in your celebration draw...and come on over to my blog and enter my draw to win a mini quilt.

Rhonda said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Throw my name in the drawing please. I enjoy reading your blog and check back whenever I have time. I also enjoy looking at your quilts.
Rhonda
quiltingdoxies@gmail.com

quiltmom said...

Congratulations on posting your 100th blog post. It is a real accomplishment.
while I don't have my own blog, I enjoy reading others and seeing what they are making.
Your quilt is lovely.
regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Morah said...

I often lurk on your blog. I am amazed at the amount you finish. Congrats on your 100th post!!! I would love to be included in your drawing. BTW I too love Thimbleberries!

Tyler said...

Congratulations on 100 posts. That seems like a lot to me having only started last month. I guess I will make it there some day. I love the scrappy stars quilt, keep going.

Leah S said...

Mystery prize! How fun... will in involve Thimbleberries? :)

And of course, drawings are a great way to see who reads and enjoys your blog.

Please toss my name into the bowl. :)

Richelle said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I have been enjoying your blog and how productive you are. Thanks for sharing. I would love to have my name thrown into your basket:)

Richelle

jeanette said...

happy 100th post!Please count me in when you draw the winner.
Your blog is one of my absolute favourites...So keep it coming:))

Sara said...

I would love to be included in your drawing!
sara.joyner2002@gmail.com

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I'd love to be in the drawing is you're willing to mail to the UK :)

Anne Ida said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Don't you just love blogging? *lol*

Anonymous said...

I have just discovered that there are quilter's blogs. I haven't started blogging, but I have enjoyed reading others and seeing pictures of WIP and finished quilts. I would love to be included in your drawing giveaway. I enjoy keeping up with your blog.

Donna
dlgoodman@hotmail.com

Jeanne said...

Please add my name to your drawing. Congratulations on your 100th blog post!