Monday, October 10, 2011

Giveaway Winners!!

  I was so excited to see that so many of y'all came over and said hi during the giveaway!  I mean, between both prizes we had 85 entries!!!  WOW!  I couldn't believe it.  A big thank you to everyone who became a follower.  It means a lot to me, really.  Emma likes to always have more followers than me (on her imaginary fashion blog that she runs), so whenever I'd tell Chris how many I had, she had about 100 more.  She must have had an AWESOME giveaway on her blog...Once she told me she was up to 1100 followers.  Oh to be 7 again!

Anyway, onto the goodies...
I did use random.org, but I don't know how to do a screen capture, so bear with me...
GIVEAWAY 1:  IT'S A HOOT CHARM PACK
    goes to:   MaryAnne who is a long-time follower and LOVES peach cobbler which I also share a soft spot for!

GIVEAWAY 2:  $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO CONNECTINGTHREADS.COM
    goes to:  Gayle Himmelwright who said she has a healthy apple crisp recipe and is also a follower.  Healthy dessert...I'm all for it!
  **Edited to add, Gayle, you are a no-reply blogger!  Please email me so I can get you your prize!**

I wish I had a little money tree in the back yard so that I could get something special for each of you who entered.  It warmed my heart to see so many emails in my inbox!  I was just hoping a few people would enter.  I'm blown away by the response.  Of course, if I had a money tree in the backyard, I'd need a bigger sewing room to store all my stash too!!!

I was surpised to see how many of you LOVE apple crisp or crumble.  But, all of the goodies you mentioned sounded so good.  I'm going to have to start running a few more days a week to be able to try them all this fall. Mindy said she had a DELICIOUS recipe for apple crisp, and she was right.  We made it Saturday night and both kids asked for seconds!

I also spent some time this weekend getting my Fall Pops top quilted.  I decided on a loopy free motion because I haven't FMQed in a LONG time and never on my new machine (which I got in January, so that tells you something...)  I'm having some tension issues causing the top thread to break and would welcome any suggestions on that front, but otherwise, it's coming back to me.  I'm very rusty and my loops are nowhere near perfect, but it's not so bad.  Chris says it looks good, and as I told my friend Debbie, a imperfect quilt on our couch to cuddle with is better than a quilt top waiting for perfection in my WIP basket, right?  I"m halfway through...Emma's already called dibs on who gets to snuggle in it first.  Ahhh, just another  reason I love quilting!


Sorry for the wierd coloring.  We've had nonstop rain here for like 15 hours straight!!
Thanks again to everyone who visits here and takes time out of your day to share with me.  I'm so glad you're here.

6 comments:

  1. I'm so excited I won! That charm pack looks lovely!!!

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  2. Congrats to the winners! The loopy free motion quilting seems to work well with the quilt you're working on. I can't help you with your tension issues but I can wish you good luck in getting it figured out!

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  3. Congratulations to the winners! It's none stop rain here too :( I totally agree about getting stuff done, which is why I'm doing free motion on a quilt having never done it before and not practiced anywhere near enough!! I'm not at all worried about it being perfect. It's for a little one and they aren't going to judge my stitch length!! ;)

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  4. Congratulations to the winners! Love the look of your Fall pops quilt!

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  5. Congratulations Mary Anne and Gayle! Sorry that I'm no help on your tension issues. But I completely agree with what you told Debbie! I'm sure it looks great, and you'll be the only one who even notices anything weird. Everyone else will be busy snuggling!

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  6. I'm so glad everyone liked it! I bought another bag of apples the other day - I may need to make another pan! :)

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