Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How have you all been.  I am so happy to be here today.  I have some great photos to show you.

Last weekend I went to our local Quilt Show.  It was small but what was on display was just as beautiful as any big show.  There display area wasn't real big so not easy to get every quilt shown but here are some:

The second and last pics were from a mystery quilt run by a LQS.  They were really beautiful and the applique really added a nice finish.  One of the nicest mystery patterns I have seen.  The quilt on the left side of the second picture was done as a first large quilt by a member who took part in a block exchange.  She added all kinds of small appliques and block and put every ones names in a border around each block.  I wish I had taken a better picture of it.  There was another room of smaller items which included, runners, apparel and some nice tables set for coffee and desert.  We had a great afternoon taking several tours of the displays and visiting over coffee.
If you are Canadian you have to watch hockey the past week whether you understand the game or not!  Game #7 on tomorrow night between Vancouver and Boston.  These 2 teams are so closely matched that the game could go either way, in any event, there will be 100,000 plus fans in the streets of Vancouver cheering and watching the game.  I will just say good luck to both teams and move over to a good baseball game.

I hope life is improving for all of you who have suffered from the flooding, fires, tornadoes that have been happening in many parts of the world.  I hope everyone has a great weekend and are able to celebrate Father's Day with your favorite Dad.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The winner of my draw for the boxy pouch and fabric is SkippityDoDahQuilts.  Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my Etsy Shop.  I had lots of viewers visit this week, but not any that took time to post.  I will have another giveaway soon.  You can visit SkippityDoDahQuilts  here, she does some very awesome projects. 

Today we are going to attempt at planting the garden and put out the rest of the flowers.  Boy, we had a risk of mixed precipitation Friday night.  Got down to +3C, pretty scary.  I have to share this funny picture with you, my DH put his tomatoes to bed Friday night with these paper sacks just so they would not freeze; it worked.  I am sure the neighbors wonder about us sometimes.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend .

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Amy Bradley has a new fun pattern out and you can have a chance to win it free here on Ruby's blog.  Hurry over as the draw takes place on Friday.
Good Day everyone, looks like the weather is settling down everywhere, we hope.  I promised some news today so here it is, I Have Opened My Etsy Shop, yes, it is open.  Go to Etsy.com and search SamanthasHouse. I haven't figured out how to do a link from here to there. This technical stuff is really hard for me so it takes me time to do things that may only take you a few minutes. 

I have decided that today I should have a giveaway, good idea?  Yes, mostly I want to thank my followers and all of you who come an view my blog or leave a comment.  Having you here just means so much when you start a blog.  So my thank you to you is this

I made one of my boxy pouches and I hope you like the color I chose.  I am sure that anyone can find a good use for this little pouch.  You can use it to carry your small take along projects in or maybe just some cosmetics.  I have included 3 FQs so you can make your own small item and I have wrapped them in a sample of my new ribbon I will use at my Etsy Shop:  SamanthasHouse

To enter you need to be a follower of my blog and tell me what items I have for sale in my shop.  Just 1 entery per person.  I will draw the lucky winner on Sunday, June 5, 2011.  So hurry over to my shop and see what's there and then come back and leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back Sunday to announce the lucky winner.