Sunday, January 30, 2011

And the Winner is....

Before I announce the winner of my giveaway, I wanted to show you all what came in the mail yesterday. My goodies came from Misi over at 1890 Gable House Musings. She sent me these wonderfully prim rabbits. This is just a quick pic~I don't have them in a home yet. I love them!! Thank you Misi!!

So~on to the winner. I mixed up the names really well, reached in, & picked out this name.

Can you read it?  Dee Begg~you are the winner!! Please email me with your address so I can get your bunny cone sent out to you.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Last day for sign ups

Just a quick note~today is the last day to sign up for my giveaway. I'll draw the lucky winner tomorrow. Good luck to all who entered!!

Enjoy your evening~Becky

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Look What Came in the Mail

My pattern came today from my win over at Primitive Quilts & Projects blog.

Don't ya just love it? I do!! Thank you so much!! I can't wait to get started on it.

Click on the link above to visit & read about the new magazine coming out soon.

I'm off to make dinner & then off to work my last 10 hour shift for the week.

Enjoy your evening~Becky

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Paxton Valley Folk Art is Having a Giveaway

Deb over at Paxton Valley Folk Art is having a wonderful giveaway. Head on over & check out her blog. While you're there, check out her selling blog. She's a very talented lady.

Enjoy your day~Becky

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Is it Tuesday Already? Time for Another Display Chain...

I'm taking part in Misi's display chain again this week. This week's theme:  In the closet-obsessions. I have many obsessions~baskets, crocks, cubbies, bunnies~the list could go on & on. My biggest obsession though has got to be quilts.

These are the pictures I usually show you (the good).

What I don't normally share are these (the bad & the ugly).

Drawer full of wool kits & quilt kits.

Small stack of many stacks in the spare closet.

Another cabinet (closet) full of quilt kits.

I have enough kits to keep me busy for years. This was just a small "taste" of all my fabric.

What's your closet obsession? To join in, head on over to Misi's to link up. We'd love to see it!!

Enjoy your day~Becky

Monday, January 24, 2011

Finishing up

Good afternoon blog friends. I had a few days off & decided I better finish some projects before starting any new ones. These santa make dos were started way before Christmas. I finally finished them yesterday. They are an Olde Country Cupboard pattern. Of coarse, my pic is blurry again. Sorry. I do love how they turned out though.

I have a few other goodies in the works, but they aren't quite finished yet. I'll show you when they're done. In the meantime, enjoy this little reminder that Spring isn't too far off.


Enjoy your week. I'm off to try to nap before going in to work.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Another win.... & a Giveaway!!

Woo Hoo!! I won again!! Primitive Quilts & Projects had a giveaway & I won a pattern. I posted the details a couple of posts back & one of my lucky followers (Michelle) won the quilt kit. I wish I had won the kit (don't we all), but because Michelle said I sent her, they are sending me a pattern. I can't wait to get it!! Congrats to Michelle!!

Because of my lucky streak (and almost reaching 150 followers), I'm having a giveaway. I'm sick of winter (10 below 0 this morning~with a 30 below wind chill). I'm thinking Spring,so I'm giving away this prim little bunny in a cone. He has an old quilt tulip with him & a Spring banner. He is a little darker than pictured.

Here are the rules:

You must be a follower. New followers are welcome to join in.

You must comment on this post.

If you post on your blog sidebar, I will give you an extra entry.

Anyone can enter as long as you are a follower of my blog.

I will draw the lucky winner on January 30th.

Winner will need to contact me by February 3rd or I will draw a new name.

Good luck to all who enter & stay warm!!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

I Won!!

Yesterday was my lucky day!! I took part in Misi's display chain on her blog 1890 Gable House Musings & she drew my name for this little cutie. She hosts a wonderful display chain each week & draws a name from her comments. That person gets a little giftie. This week she chose 2 winners & I was one of the lucky ones. Yippee!! If you have not visited Misi yet, you should head on over. You will NOT be disappointed.


Today is my day off, so I'm off to work on some swap goodies.

Enjoy your day~Becky

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Display Chain~ Stitched or Sewn with Love

Once again, I'm taking part in Misi's display chain. This week's theme is Stitched or Sewn with Love. I have lots of things I could share, but decided to stick with my three favorites.

Both the rabbit & prairie doll were made for me by my mom. I am so grateful to still have her in my life. The prairie doll is one of my all time favorite gifts.

This quilt was one of the quilt tops that I finished a couple of years ago. I have a bad habit of making the quilt tops & then not putting them together & quilting them.
I sew each week with a small group of ladies. One is my mom & another I call my second mom. Two years ago they "borrowed" this quilt top (without me knowing) & finished it for me. It was a wonderful surprise & I am so thankful to both of them. It is beautiful!!

Please excuse the crappy pics~I can't seem to take a good one. The colors are much richer than pictured in all my pics. And does anyone know what this white circle is in this pic (bottom left side of quilt)?

This final picture is the quilt I made for my son upon completion of his Eagle Scout project. It took my 6 months to make, but I love how it turned out. Again~excuse the washed out pic.

To see other wonderful postings, head over to Misi's blog. You won't be disappointed.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Giveaway at Primitive Quilts & Projects Blog

Good afternoon friends~

I wanted to let you all know about a wonderful blog giveaway over at Primitive Quilts & Projects Blog.  One lucky winner will win their choice of a kit to make this lovely little quilt or an awesome 2o11 Woolen Willow calendar. They are drawing the winner on Friday, so hurry on over, sign up to be a follower, & enter. Make sure to let them know I sent you for a chance for each of us to win a free pattern as I bonus.

While you're there, check out the new magazine which comes out in April. It sounds like it's going to be a good one.

Borrowed from Primitive Quilts & Projects Blog
I would like to thank you are for the wonderful comments. I appreciate every one of you & love reading your comments.

I'm on day 2 of this overnight work thing & already feel terrible. I'm sure it will get better, but right now I don't feel like doing anything at all.

Have a great day! I'm off to start thinking about dinner.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Another Step Complete

Stitching is complete on my mom's sampler & I cut out all the wool pieces. Now I have a bunch of stitching to complete.

I need to lay down & try to rest for awhile. I start working nights tonight for the next two months. I'm not sure how I will handle it.

Have a great week~Becky

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Do you like my bonnet?

This is the bonnet that my friend Lecia made for me for a swap we did a while ago. Lecia had just started crafting & I was lucky enough to get one of her first creations. It is so wonderfully prim. What do you think? Would you like to own one for yourself? Then....
Borrowed from Lecia's blog

head on over to visit her. She is giving away this lovely. She is hoping to reach 150 followers~last time I looked, she was at 148. She will be drawing the lucky winner on January 21st. To visit her & sign up for her giveaway, just click HERE.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Prim hugs~Becky

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What are you up to today?

Today was my day off from work. I had a bunch of errands to run, cleaning to do, & the dreaded laundry. I also decided it would be a nice night to have a decent dinner. So, we're having ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, and sweet corn. Yummy!!

I am working on some swap goodies (I can't show you those cuz certain ladies may get a sneak peak.) We wouldn't want that now!!

I'm also working on this sampler for my mom for her birthday. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift, but it didn't get finished. I have until April to get it done~I think I can get it finished by then.

Have a wonderful evening~Becky

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine Display Chain

Today I am taking part in Misi's display chain over at 1890 Gable House Musings. Each week a new theme is announced & everyone who wants to participate joins in. This is my first time posting pics, but I have followed along for a while. It's a wonderful place to get awesome decorating ideas. This week's theme is Valentines. First up is a little doll bed I have filled with some heart pillows & a couple of wooden bowls. It sits on a basket quilted runner that I made last year.

This is my tree that I like to decorate for each season. It has red & white basket ornies, prim hand made hearts made from an antique quilt, & love letter ornies.

A closer shot of my tree.

A wooden bowl of prim hand made hearts sit on top of another of my quilts.

Little mouse is looking for love.

Simple wool felt heart pocket filled with pip berries & a prim candle. This hangs in my powder room.

This little display greets my friends when they come to visit. It sits on a little cabinet right across from my front door. This sits on another of my little red & white quilts.

Hope you all enjoyed the displays.To check out what others have done, check out Misi's blog. Thanks Misi for hosting & allowing us to share our ideas.

My computer came back today & seems to be working ok. Yippee!! I'm back~no more waiting & begging for a few minutes of computer time. Thank you all for visiting & for your wonderful comments.

I'm off to see what others have done for Valentines decorating.


Monday, January 10, 2011

A Wonderful Win

Happy Monday Everyone. I have a few minutes before heading off to work, so I thought I would show you all the wonderful blog giveaway I won. Stacy from Buttermilk Basin hosted a fantastic 12 Days of Christmas party. She & 11 other wonderful designers each shared a free pattern & cookie recipe. If you haven't heard of this, hop over to Stacy's blog & check it out. The patterns & recipes are still available. Anyway~Stacy was giving away a bunch of kits for her freebie pattern & I was a lucky winner. Yippee!! This is her finished sample.

Borrowed from Buttermilk Basin Blog
And here is what she sent me. She was a little late in sending out her kits (I didn't mind at all~I was just happy to have won!!) so she included a couple of extra patterns. Isn't she great?? I think so!!

Have a terrific week everyone!! I've got a couple extra minutes so I'm gonna check out some blog updates.

See ya~Becky

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's Finally Finished

What do you think? I painted it black, then chocolate brown. Sanded it down & slapped on some dark walnut stain. I know there's a glare, but I just couldn't get a good picture. It needs some goodies around it now.

Gotta go!! Son is impatiently waiting for his computer back & I still need to check my email. Have a wonderful evening.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Working on Mixer Cover & Antique Mall Goodies

Happy Monday. Today is a good day as it is a day off from work. I'm starting to take down my Christmas decorations & am trying to finish painting my mixer cover. I started by basecoating it black.

I just added a coat of chocolate brown paint & am waiting for it to dry. What do you think so far?

When it drys, it will get sanded & I'll finish it off with a dark walnut stain. I'll make sure to show you the finished product when it's done.
If you all remember, my hubby & I went to the antique mall on Saturday. I didn't find much~just this little seed bag.

I also found this little green painted box. I'm not sure where it will end up yet, but i just love old boxes.

Hubby found a nutcracker to add to his evergrowing collection & some kind of fishing gadget. We had a good time junking together.

I'm off to check out some blogs. My computer was shipped off again. Hopefully they will fix it this time. It's sad to say, but I think I will have to start shopping for a new laptop. I am so disappointed with my Dell. It is just 1 year old & this is the second time I had to ship it off to be fixed. I had to argue with them for over an hour to get them to agree to fix it. It was out of warranty by 1 week (even though the problem was the same thing the supposedly fixed a little over a month ago). Sorry~had to vent!! Thanks for listening(er reading)!!
Now on a better note~I'll be visiting some of your blogs soon cuz the boy is working till 10 tonight!! Yippee~I can hog is computer!!

Have a wonderful Monday evening~Becky

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!! Here's to a fresh start. I would like to thank all my blogging friends for all their wonderful comments throughout the year. I've "met" quite a few new & interesting people.

I'm off to the antique mall today with DH. We'll be spending the day together. I'll update you all when I return.