Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Saturday!
I am still looking for two more crafty people to play "Pay It Forward" with me and would love for you to be the next person I send a handmade gift and goodie package to! Come on and join the FUN! FUN! FUN! with me, won't you? Check my post below to see how to play... I look forward to have you sign up with me today!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh Happy Day…
I have my first PIF sign up – YIPPPEE!!! I am so thrilled to have Irma at irmasrosecottage join and be my first Pay it Forward recipient! I have two more spots available…. and would love to have you join in on the sharing of the “Pay it Forward” experience with me and your fellow quilt/craft lovers.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Come Join the FUN!!
I have signed up and joined a Pay it Forward with Cathy Jean from Aunt Daisy's Cottage and I am so excited to be be participating! I have committed to send the next (3) people (who sign up with me on my blog) a handmade item and a goodie package within 365 days.

I would be so thrilled to have you sign up to be my PIF recipient! Here is how it works: If you would like to join, you agree to "Pay it Forward" to the next (3) people who sign up with you (on your blog) and you will send them a handmade item and goodie package within 365 days.

Want to join the fun and play Pay it Forward? Please leave a comment that you would like to join and include or email me your email address. I will contact you to confirm and give further details.

Let's keep the PIF going strong - I look forward to hearing from you =)


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Giveaway Winner
Congrats to Kerry at Forever Friday my hubby "BigRed" picked your name and you have won the Basket Block Pillow kit by Liberty Homestead. Please email me your address and I will put the kit in the mail for you. Thanks to all who participated and shared your favorite blogs with me - I will make sure to visit them all!!! Don't forget to check back often, more giveaway drawings posted soon!

Tataville - one of Sweettata's favorite places to be!

Stamp a Stack Stampin' Camp
Saturday, Puiwah and Nancy came by for a Stamp a Stack stampin' day. We had a great time sharing ideas, laughing, and of course snacking on delicious cookies from French's Bakery and BigRed's famous Bruschetta - YUMMMY! Can't wait to see what is in store for us next month!

Puiwah's Stamp a Stack

Nancy's Stamp a Stack



Thursday, March 19, 2009

First Day of Spring
I have been doing a little spring cleaning and re-arranging this week in my sewing room. It is amazing how much "stash" one can accumulate and in no time at all!! I am notorious for being the "must have it" kind of shopper/collector; especially when it comes to fabric, vintage items, and quilt kits/patterns.

Since posting my blog a week ago, I have come across and participated in several "give aways" that have been posted and all have been very generous and nice items (such a thoughtful gesture of sharing). While re-arranging my fabric shelves, I came across a few kits, that for some reason or another, I will not be using and thought I would host a give away and share with others too; surely another quilter would enjoy them!

In celebration of the First Day of Spring (20Mar09), I will be hosting my first (of several) drawing giveaways. This one is for a 16 inch pillow kit. The kit is from the 2006 Show Me Safari Shop Hop, Design by Liberty Homestead. The kit includes instructions to make the pillow, pink and green hand dyed cottons by Liberty Homestead, pillow backing, and three mother of pearl buttons.

If you would like your name in the drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment and share with me 1 or 2 of your favorite quilting blogs/sites (sites that are must haves on every quilters "go to" list) and why they are your favorite. I will draw a name and announce the winner on Sunday, March 22 @4pm. Good luck to all!!

Happy Birthday Penelope!
Today is my Princess' 4th birthday, isn't she the most precious lil' Yorkie you have ever seen?! She has added such joy to my life. Penelope and her older sister Emily (my black lab) are going to be palying it up all day today. Of course, all princess' want something sparkly for their birthday, so Mama is going to spoil her with a little pink bling, bling colar and yummy doggie candy coated treats.

I am working on a lap quilt for Penelope and when I am finished with it, I will post for all to see. I know she will be happy to give up her "store bought" blanket in return for the lap quilt that I am making her. What lil' Princess wouldn't be jumpin' up and down with doggie joy when getting a quilt made especially for her with lots of love by her Mama???!!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Crazy for Blogging!
Wow! Tataville was one insane place this past weekend!! I managed to set up my blog page, a non-stop task, which I was determined to have a good handle on by Sunday. I started Friday evening and worked (in a state of craziness) through Sunday evening; I loved every minute of it! FUN, FUN, FUN. I would not have survived my frenzied state without the help of Kim at Creating by the Lake; thanks a bunch for all your help Kimbo!

A big "Thank You" to Kris at Oh Sew Cozy, Sharon at Red Geranium Cottage, Colleen at Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens, Cheryl at Polka Dots and Rick Rack and Kim at Creating by the Lake for your warm welcoming and thoughtful comments, so nice of you! I now have my email linked to my page and moving forward I will be able to respond to emails/comments directly. I can't wait to start chatting, creating and checking out the latest news on each your blogs....I am already addicted and it has only been three days!

I signed up for the Apron Club Block of the Month at Kris's Cozy Cottage Fabrics shop, and let me tell you, April 22 cannot get here soon enough! I am so excited and anxious to start the class and begin working on the first block (I better start brushing up on my applique skills right away!) Sweettata is crazy for aprons and anything apron theme!

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hi Azkimbo - thanks for all the help with my page today - much appreciated!!