Friday, October 1, 2010

GREAT things going on!

Yesterday I nearly died.

Ok, not really, but when I laid down to feed Aubree, and decided to check my email while doing so, I got an email that sure made me think I did! It was an email from Ariane, of Ariane's Crafts, telling me that I won a giveaway on her blog. Not just any giveaway, but THE giveaway! An Accuquilt Go! Cutter and three dies!

I immediately called my sister, and made her get on the computer to check Ariane's blog to make sure! I have entered a few Go! giveaways, but I never realistically expected to win one. I can't wait to try it out! The dies I chose are the rag quilt die (so I NEVER have to snip those edges again!), and the apple core, and the drunkards path. I chose those last two because they are ones that I absolutely love the look when they are done, but I have been too intimidated to try. To even be slightly off while cutting could cause serious headaches and waste!

I also finished the binding of the quilt I was working on in my last post. It is now all washed and crinkly, and I love it! It's the first quilt I actually used FMQ to make a DESIGN, not just stippling or wavy lines... well, attempted to, anyway ;) It's not perfect, but it is cute, the hubby even says its awesome, and I can't wait until I get better at FMQ and can compare my progress. Its a nice sunny day out, but as we have just recently had a bunch of fire ants moving into our yard, I don't want to set it down, even for a second, so when Shaine gets home I will go outside and take a nice picture to show it off. Next on my to-do list is to baste and -hopefully- finish Shaine's memory quilt by Sunday, so he can show it off at drill and maybe get a few people interested in one of their own!

Today also marks the kick off of the Fall into Fall Giveaway bash. If you haven't heard of it yet, you DEFINITELY need to check it out. Well over 100+ bloggers are hosting giveaways. If I had heard about it sooner, I would have tried to get some stuff together, maybe some FQs and embroidery floss. Hmmm... I'll save those for when I have some more followers I guess! Anyway, grab yourself a snack, something to drink, and get over there to see if any are ones you would be interested in entering!

Another great giveaway going on right now is over at Spun Sugar Quilts! She is celebrating her 600th post with a fabulous giveaway and 6 winners. Fat Quarters, charm packs, pincushions, magazines, patterns and more could be yours, so head over there to throw your name in!


traceyjay said...

Congratulations Jorie!!! :-D

So exciting!!!!

(and give that little Aubree a kiss for me). :)

UmmaThreads~ Crafty Squirrel said...

Congrats on winning. Love those pictures at the to[ of your blog, lol.

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations. And welcome to the community of bloggers with AccuQuilt products!


Quiltjane said...

Congratulations on winning the Go!. That would be a dream come true. Also, thanks for joining my blog and entering the competition.

Rhonda P. said...

Congratulations! Thanks for stopping by my blog during the Fall Into Fall giveaway. Good Luck!

P.S. Had to become a follower!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Wow ,wow,wow! What a fantastic win for you. Imagine how many quilts you can make! I must say the cutting out part ain't my favorite bit!!