Friday, January 27, 2012

Another New Baby coming to my house!!

OMG!  I haven't been this excited since Lily came into our lives!  I did it! I did it!  I pressed that "Buy it Now" button and in a matter of 19 more days this brand new baby will be mine! Singers' 160th Anniversary Edition!  Thank you Rob - you are the bestest husband in the world!

Yesterday my friend Lynn (Thank you! Thank you!) posted on the HGTV forum that HSN was having a special on this Anniversary Edition for $389 Free shipping all inclusive of attachments and carrying case.   When I logged in to HSN there had already been 4800 units sold and I was panicking because I couldn't get a hold of Rob to tell him that I had found the perfect B'Day present for my 60th B'Day.  Well.... long story short, he was out of the office for the afternoon so I got on the phone with Lynn for some moral support and hit that magic button... yep, I did it - somewhere just after the "Units Sold" was reading 5200 units.  Rob came home, said he got my email and decided to go on line and order it for me as a surprise for my birthday but they were already Sold Out!  I let him think for a brief minute that I was bummed out but started laughing because I just had to tell him "I got it" went ahead and bought it.... lucky guy, now he doesn't have to stress out over what to buy me come July 4th LOL!  He said to me afterwards, "well most women would want something like diamonds or rubies... I'm the lucky one - you just want a sewing machine"

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Another Day in Lace Paradise!

Ever feel like you are dancing your way through life?  For the past couple of weeks I feel just that... sorta of Flights of Fancy.... working on one project and then flittering over to another.  In a matter of a couple weeks I have been dyeing lace, crazy quilting, working on my TAST and CQJP projects for 2012, rearranging my Crazy Quilt Room (again!), putting the binding on a surprise quilt, making promised gifts, finishing up a couple of Crazy Quilt RR's and uploading new pretties just in time for Valentines to my Etsy shop  RavioleeDreams.   Please come take a peek.  

With Valentines being right around the corner I think it'll be time for a Valentine Give Away - hmmmm let me see what I can come up with - please stay tuned! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

An Incredible Surprise!

Happy New Year! 
 May 2012 bring you all health,
 happiness, peace at heart
 and lots of love!

Have you ever found yourself dancing alone in your kitchen, singing a crazy made up song and just being plain silly?  If so - feels good doesn't it?  Well last week I found myself doing just that.  I think my new pup Lily was thinking "OMG! is she for real!"

The reason for my giddiness - I had just picked up a box at the Post Office that I was not expecting.  At first glance I noticed the return address and was thinking "now what in the world is Jayardi sending me?"  Jayardi is my friend Jean who lives in WI.  We met on the HGTV Quilting forum about 6 years ago and have met once in person in NH at Quilting Retreat in 2009.  She is such a talented soul and just as sneaky.  Little did I know that when I opened my mouth a couple years ago and told her I loved a quilt that she had made that she would send it to me.  Look at this BEAUTY!  It's mine!  All mine!  I still can't believe she gave this up and sent it to me. 

Every year for as long as I can remember, Jean hosts a Scraps to Treasures Quilting Challenge.  All the money raised for the raffle of these quilts goes to Charity.  Each participant is required to send in a set of blocks (same fabric) for every person in the Challenge.  Once the blocks have been distributed you are to make a quilt using all the blocks plus a few extra that you can earn as Bonus Blocks.   It is simply amazing how everyone can have the same fabrics to work with and there end up being 30 totally different quilts.  This quilt was Jean's entry - she won 2nd Place.  Before the voting even took place I mentioned to her that I'd love to know who made it as I absolutely loved it.  Little did I know that she was the maker and that a few years later she would gift it to me.  I love you Jean - you are #1 in my book!

Oh, did I forget to mention that Jean is also a gifted artist when it comes to machine quilting?  Check out the back of this quilt - AMAZING!  It is just as pretty as the front.  I have the perfect place to hang this quilt - now to buy a beautiful rod.



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