Friday, December 23, 2011

Two months???!!!

Whoa!  Have I lost touch or what?  Cannot believe my last post was almost two months ago!?  Can't be, but it most certainly is!

I was not the winner in the McCall's Quilt Designer contest.  Melanie Wilson of Utah won.  You can check it out here.
Entering this contest really was most enjoyable for me... something I never ever thought I would do.  Would I do it again?  I'm not sure but I "think" so.  The pressure of trying to turn out a design from scratch and on demand while working a full-time AND a part-time job was a little trying and wouldn't want to do that all the time I tell you!  For some reason I was able to do it this time and things ... well they fell into place like it was meant to be!  Amazing, right?   That's what I thought each time I moved on in the challenge and came up with something - Amazing!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who voted.  With out you this would never have been possible.  Thank you, Thank you!  Be sure to thank your friends too!!  I was totally overwhelmed at the participation and the people I got to meet throughout the challenge.  AMAZING!!

As I write this, I am still waiting for my second place challenge prize to arrive, which I presume got held up at the border as it should have been sometime in October, and now waiting for the third challenge prize to arrive along with my last entry.  When Blue Suede comes home it will really be over.  You know, I really do miss trying to fit that into my busy work schedule; seems kinda lost at times.  With that being said I guess that means I will do it again... but maybe not this year!

There is one day to Christmas, my very favorite time of the year, (well other than my birthday!!) and I am ready!  Just a couple of pies to make and I think I will get at those when I am done here.  I am off from work for two weeks and I so plan to make up for time I don't get to sew anymore.  I want to bust another 20 UFO's this year.  Due to working full-time I have had to reduce the number I want to complete, but think I can manage 20.... I think!  But this time I will have the whole year and not six months like last year!  And I plan to make a couple of Christmas quilts for "me" as well!!

So on that note I would like to wish each and everyone of you,

A very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!

Forever with needle in hand,



  1. Oh that sounds SEW FUN. To have time to make yourself at Quilt. Maybe I will get my Christmas Lone Star Quilt finished. I'm with you, I don't think I'd enter again, it took so much of our time. I'm so glad I met you along the way. You've become a great friend and listening ear. When I couldn't talk to anyone else about the contest, I could chat with you. Have a very "Merry Christmas"! Enjoy your family time. I know we'll be chatting in the New Year.

  2. Shirley...I think it is awesome what you did with this contest! AND to think of all the other things you did at the same time is unbelievable! Merry Christmas to you and your family....thanks for letting me put your Blue Suede quilt photo on pinterest...I just love that little quilt!!

  3. Merry Christmas, and I hope you have more time to quilt in the new year. Hopefully, now that you are down to one job you will have a bit of free time.


    I've just awarded you a 'Versatile Blogger Award'! I've enjoyed getting to know you via the internet through our McCalls challenge and beyond. Keep up the great work!


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