Monday, January 24, 2011

The giveaway winners (yes - two of you!)...

I am overwhelmed by all the kind/funny comments posted on Stash Manicure and here on Fabric Therapy over the weekend.  It is all very humbling, indeed!  I still think of myself as a newbie/clumsy blogger.  We are truly a fabulous sisterhood of the traveling needle, brought closer by this world wide web!

All of this prompted me to do a bit more file purging last night to come up with a second giveaway of some more new/old patterns.

(Weasely guards the new loot as he continues to try to completely close my original, first idea book with all his might and weight...this overstuffed journal is twice as fat at the open edge as it is at the spine!)

Anyway, on with the results!  My daughter is home from school today (teacher record day, or something like that), so she has drawn two names from the combined comment list generated on both Stash Manicure and Fabric Therapy.  Drum roll, please...

Mommarock has won the original giveaway (5 new/old patterns, fat quarters and notions).


Dizz2u has won the patterns Weasley is guarding, pictured above.

I will send both of you an email shortly so you can "reply" with your snail mail address.  Then loot will come in the mail (always fun to get loot in the mail!).

Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment, and thanks to Madame Samm and Stash Manicure for the opportunity to share some of my compulsive organizing and quilting!  I will be back on Stash Manicure in February. 

Got more stitching done on the redneck house block this weekend...nothing that really shows up in a picture.  There's not much visibly different between the glue baste stage and the stitching stage.  Then, this happened...

The washer died.  I was pre-washing a large piece of quilt background when it happened.  THANK GOD I made the responsible decision (this weekend, anyway) to wash the small mountain of family dirty laundry FIRST before washing fabric!!  (Usually NOT the case...LOL!)

I had to wring out a 6 yard piece of fabric before drying it, but at least it wasn't clothing...I mean, I'll do a little hand washing of FABRIC, but I wouldn't have been happy finishing a load of undies in the laundry sink.

Anyway, after a trip to the local Sears store, a replacement was picked out and paid for.  I guess when I hear next months economic news for "durable goods," I can proudly say that we helped out a little!  We got 15 years out of the old one, so I shouldn't complain, and we are replacing this with one of those high efficiency, agitator-less, top-loading, energy and water saving types.  Good for the economy and good for the earth...just bad for the pocketbook!

Appliance shopping sure bit into my sewing time...and so did this...

Hubby and daughter have been hinting at homemade pizza with stuffed, wheat crust for a while, so since the afternoon was already "a wash" with the unexpected appliance shopping, I gave in.  They live with my stash and quilting habit...they need to be nurtured and loved.

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)


  1. ACK, I had to do that with both washer and dryer this year. I feel I've done my bit for the economy too LOL.


  2. Congratulations to the winners! Those are some great giveaway gifts to enjoy. As Weasley has already figured out. He is a handsome guy by the way!

  3. Thank you for the win! I'm Super excited.. and oh my Sears must be doing great business as of recently. I just got a new dishwasher.. UGH! I feel your pain. Now I did wash by hand for several weeks.. but when I realized I was getting no help and the kids were taking many, many cups a day.. I decided we really did need a replacement.

  4. Loved your pun! I think a Pizza giveaway is in order.

  5. So Sorry about your washer...but you must share your pizza crust looks fantastic!

  6. I can't get over how gorgeous that cat is ! That pizza looks so yummy !

  7. Congrats to the winners! Oh my that Pizza looks yummy.. Sorry about your washer, we had a dryer go out last spring and had to replace it. I sure am spoiled by the new dryer with it's sensing mode.

  8. Please do share the recipe. I have a recipe for a whole wheat crust, but I could always use another recipe.

  9. Congrats to the winners, and yumm your pizza loos good.

  10. Pineapple and black olives on a pizza....yummmmm! That's our favorite (with pepperoni added, of course!)

  11. that pizza looks amazing!
    My dryer died last year and I could not believe how fast Sears had one here.
    congrats to the winners.

  12. Love it...the day was awash. The pizza looks wonderful.

  13. Look at the face on Weasely, I just love him!!

  14. That pizza looks really delicious! Yummy! By the way, congratz also to the winner.


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