Sunday, September 30, 2012

Blogtoberfest and Give away

Well it is here again and I first thought, I can't remember to post so why join? But then next thought was join and maybe just maybe this will kick start you into posting again. So yes I am joining in and I am going to host a give away with it.
Up for grabs 1st A Quilted Christmas from Quilters World it is last years magazine but unused and what a loaded issue it is. It is sure to please. 2nd is The Quilter's Home Spring, by Lois Krushina Fletcher .
So to enter for these, leave a comment. That's it, one chance per person. Of course I would love for you to follow and if you are a follower Thanks so much for sticking with me. This give away will run for the month of October with the winner announced NOV1

Gosh I am getting so confused on what I have been telling you and showing you that I can't remember anything anymore. I know I know if I would just tell you as things happen it would be easier. Well last month was my clubs quilt show and of course we make a raffle quilt. This year we were really late in getting it all together even though we started right after our quilt show last year. They picked out a Triple Irish chain and decided scrappy. Oh yes that will be beautiful BUT I commented on if you leave that big empty space some pretty hand quilting is a must. Are you prepared to do that. (I am not I repeat NOT a hand quilter) So I suggested lets applique a cute but simple flower. So that's what we did. Then since they were running so close they decided to machine quilt it. Um guess who did that! Yes yours truly. Oh how I didn't want to because now I am attached and want it but I won last years so I don't need to spend a bunch to try to win this one. Don't be greedy right. So I quilted it and it was a beauty and I bought $5.00 in tickets, asked the hubby if he wanted to buy some tickets and he scoffed like we need another quilt. So I let it go, resolved to never see my handi-work again. I had appliqued 3 of the blocks and quilted it so I felt as if it was mine but I took a deep breath and let it go. I do so get attached to many of the quilts I quilt and when I see them hanging in shows I feel like there's my baby and then poof it's gone again never to be seen.  Such is the life of a long armer. lol  So the Clubs quilt show went well, of course I had nothing of winning caliber, never do and that's ok, but walking in to pick up my entries my name is called. The hubby thinks I have won a ribbon I didn't even hear my name. Repeat on the PA system 'and the winner of the raffle quilt Susan Lesh" OMG
Isn't it a Beauty! It is going on my bed! See me doing the Happy Dance!

One of the clubs I am in went on a day trip to see the quilt gardens in the Shippsie area well I took pictures of one in Wakarusa but not sure where it went to. BUT I can find the pictures of all my goodies I bought that day. first up is in South Bend IN Erica's and A Stitch In Time

Then we have Middlebury and Wakarusa. Middlebury was The Quilt Shop and Wakarusa was  going out of business so I have erased the name from memory. Oh this getting old is...........
 Then this was a nice little Amish Store out in the middle of  nowhere (actually a fork in the road) and I can't even remember the town (not much town, 3 houses and this store) but the shop was Calico place or junction or something like that. I'd go again if I can find it.
Then this is a row x row I worked on. It has one more row to go then it goes to its' owner Suzy.

Well today is my Birthday and the hubby treated me to breakfast out. Yay! but he has hurt his back and I got a feeling the rest of the day is catering to him. A friend has offered to make me a birthday cake but I doubt if he will feel up to going out and visiting. So unless by a miracle a cake pops up at my door I guess it is stale chips and dip for me. But it is a beautiful day! and I plan on spending it sewing!
Sew by for now and Sew on


  1. Happy belated birthday (even though it is just past midnight!) I've been getting ready for retreat and I promise not to whine this time. Love the quilt you won!

  2. Happy birthday, Susan! Sewing is a great way to spend your special day.
    Wonderful that you're joining us for Blogtoberfest12.
    Kat xx

  3. Hope you had a nice birthday -- and you'll get a special delivery of those cake pops soon.

  4. Happy belated birthday! Congratulations on winning the beautiful quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Hi! Love your blog. The Row x Row quilt is so beautiful :)

  6. Hello I am new to your blog - found you through teh Blogtoberfest :) Whata fun way to get to know people!! Lovely giveaway too!!

  7. Well done on winning that quilt!! I do envy you visiting Amish towns, I'd love to!

  8. Can anyone say 'Rigged"!!!! hahahaha just kidding sister!

  9. How wonderful to win the quilt. Happy birthday to you. we just celebrated 3 october birthdays in my family. A wonderfulo month!I am a new follower.

  10. Happy birthday :-) Found you via Blogtoberfest. I would like to enter your giveaway but but not sure if this is the right place anyway here I am! Also hope I am not too late it's 9pm AEDST on 31st. Love the M n M'S quilt by the way, absolutely gorgeous!!

  11. Well, I always say I'm a day late and a dollar short( now days a few $$). My Grandma raised me to be a member of the better late than never club,LOL! So of course I see this give-away after you've drawn the winner!


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