Monday, June 22, 2009

Fowl Play and a Giveaway

Look what I found tucked away, from my cross-stitching days, the patterns for Raspberry Homecoming and Blueberry Homecoming. I wonder what attracted me to them? Maybe all the pretty quilts hanging on the line. I would love to pass the patterns on to someone that cross-stitches and loves quilts. If you are interested, just leave a comment (saying so) on this post, before midnight, Saturday June 27 to be entered in the draw. I will post the winner on Monday June 29.

Found some more freebies!

Hearts 'n Stars , Southern Lights, Sprinkles and Dizzy Clovers are continuous line -stitching patterns, for long-arm or hand quilting.

All finished my Fowl Play Veranda Views block.

My garden is perennial , but I could not resist potting up some annuals.

Recently, I went curtain rod shopping to find a nice rod (with clips) to display my quilts on. Whoever came up with that idea is a clever one. My quilts are currently piled (neatly) on a chair, a chair that I would so love to sit on again. One rod, with pretty cream flowers on the ends, caught my eye. The problem now is finding wall space. I also love the idea of a Quilt Ladder. They can be any size and easily moved about the house. Time to get the tool box out and build me a ladder!

Four more Tiny Baskets are complete!

A Quilter's Journey Back in Time continues and I get more and more excited with each new block. Last week I pieced together Grandpa's Chickens. This one was great practice for when I start hand piecing my Postage Stamp quilt. The squares in Grandpa's Chickens measure a little over half an inch, so I shouldn't have a problem with my 1-inch Postage Stamp squares.

Well, I'm heading over to Lillian's Cupboard to copy down the recipe for Rhubarb and Friends Cobbler. Lillian always has something tasty in her cupboard.

Until next week.....happy quilting!



onlymehere said...

I do love to cross-stitch and quilt! These are such fun patterns with the quilts on the line. My home is filled with cross-stitch that I have done. I have given many away also. Please enter me in your drawing and I'll post them when I get them stitched for sure! Cindy

Nadine said...

Ooh those x-stitch patterns are adorable, they'd find a good home with me and I'd be absolutely thrilled being their lucky winner! (cross my fingers and toes ;>)
I'm a quilter and crosstitcher. I love to quietly handpiece and handpiece my projects, as well as xstitching quilt-related charts I've made 3 Dear Jane inspired xstitch charts, and they look beautiful on my walls. I think your charts would keep them good company! ;>)
THANKS for putting my name in the drawing, dear.

Anonymous said...

Love the quilted cross-stitch! Adorable. Hope I win. I especially like the colors in the rasberry one!

Fiesta said...

Karen I just love your plants.
I have a quilt ladder since I have no wall space.
You will enjoy yours.

Carol said...

Blueberry Homecoming caught my eye right away -I stitched that probably about the time you did. I am sure someone will love having the patterns for those cute pieces. Enjoy the cobbler!! Carol

Catherine said...

Those cross-stitch patterns are wonderful! They would definitely have a good home here -- and I'd love making them!
I love the idea of a quilt ladder -- as wall space is at a definite premium here!

Terry said...

Love the cross stitch pictures! I'd be happy to win them and be able to add them to my home! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

And congrats on getting your chickens stitched!

Linda said...

oh my gosh!!! What a lovely giveaway. I love quilts and Making them, I rug hook as well as I have a large box holding embroidery floss just waiting for a new pattern. Please enter me in your giveaway. Drop by sometime.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Karen,
The cross stitch pieces are beautiful. That was one of my first hobbies when I was younger, but quilting took over. Love your basket blocks too!

Janet said...

A quilt ladder sounds perfect. I only have a quilt stand that holds 3, but now I'm beginning to keep more of what I make and my walls are full too. The basket blocks are so cute, traditional yet your fabric and color choices make them up to date.

Anonymous said...

Love the cross stitch pictures!!!! Oh to win! Hope I do!
Thank you and thank you again.

belinda said...

Oh these are w-a-y cute....I too have some neat cross stitch stuck somewhere!!

nicky said...

I love to cross stitch and quilt. I hope its me that is the lucky winner- those charts are beautiful! COngratulations on another DJ block complete.

House of Mouse said...

I love your little basket blocks. You have a great blog and I will follow along all the time now. Love the cross stitching patterns...whoever wins will be one lucky lady. I hope it's me!


Peg said...

Karen - those cross-stitch patterns are gorgeous. Cross-stitch is my first passion, quilting coming a close second. There is always and forever a cross-stitch sitting in the TV room waiting for a few free minutes in the evening, when I dare not quilt as that's when I'll make my most mistakes. I really enjoy your blog and am inspired regularly to try new quilts. Peg

Rosa-Munda said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for visiting! Happy Blogaversary in 6 days - and congratulations too!! Ros

*karendianne. said...

Such pretty stitching you've done. Definitely not short on talent, are ya? :) Again, those baskets are so adorable and I love seeing each new batch. Good day, Good Quilting. *karendianne.

Anonymous said...

Hola, me llamo Cristina y mirando blog para empezar mi Dear jane, he descubierto el de usted, es precioso, me encanta todo lo que hace y los libros.
Me gustaria pedirle un favor, si no le importa, me gustaria tener los patrones de punto de cruz, pues lo encuentro tan bonito con sus edredones, que me gustaria hacerlo.
Ya se que esta entrada es de hace tiempo( llevo toda la tarde viendo su blog) pero si realmente puede y no lo considera un abuso, le estaria eternamente agradecida.
Un saludo y por favor siga haciendo esos quilts tan hermosos
Pd. Mi correo es,