Taking A Poll

I love getting comments on my posts, and I always try to reply via email. Is that how most of you and/or other bloggers you follow respond to comments? Should I respond via a comment on my own posts instead? Let’s say for instance someone leaves a comment asking what sewing machine I have or something that might be of interest to other readers – should I answer in a comment on my own post or privately via email?

A Hot Mess

Becky at The Barefoot Seamstress is throwing an unusual type of linky party right now called Hot Mess.

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How fun is that? All you have to do is post your messy sewing or crafting room and you’re eligible for a $25 gift card to StitchSteals! So here goes…this is my entry:

After I snapped these photos with my phone, I spent the entire day cleaning up this mess because our house is on the market and we have a showing tomorrow. Ugh!

Don’t judge me too harshly, ok?

WIP 9/28

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

For WIP Wednesday, I have my Summer Sampler Series blocks to show you – I finally got around to finishing up the last 2 blocks in the series! (I apologize for the iPhone pictures in this post – I’ve misplaced my camera cord.) Here are all 12 blocks with the sashing pinned up on my design wall.

Be sure to see what everyone else is up to over at Freshly Pieced!

Calendar for Quilters

Y’all. There I was…just minding my own business, catching up on other people’s blog posts in Google Reader, when I came across this post at Want It, Need it, Quilt!

Go ahead, click on the picture. You’ll be transported to The Bitchy Stitcher where you can buy your very own 2012 Quilter’s Shirtless Man and Spicy Burrito Calendar…an actual calendar of men holding quilts in one hand and a burrito (get your mind out of the gutter!) in another. Megan at The Bitchy Stitcher is freaking hilarious – here’s proof.

And if you’re wondering – yes, I did purchase one of these hysterical calendars. I even got one for my MIL Carole (a fellow quilter)! Carole, guess what’ll be in your Christmas stocking!

More Quilt Show Pictures!

Here are the rest of the quilt pictures I took at “Georgia Celebrates Quilts” in Marietta, GA. (Click on the links under the pictures to see a larger picture.)

1. “Granddaughter’s Flower Garden” by Jan Cunningham & Shannon Baker, 2. “Granddaughter’s Flower Garden” by Jan Cunningham & Shannon Baker – Info

1. “Daniel’s Eagle Trail” by Olwynne Crampton and Debbie Musgrove, 2. “Daniel’s Eagle Trail” by Olwynne Crampton and Debbie Musgrove – Info, 3. “Daniel’s Eagle Trail” by Olwynne Crampton and Debbie Musgrove
1. “Ties That Bind” by Maxine Chessner, 2. “Ties That Bind” by Maxine Chesser – info, 3. “Ties That Bind” by Maxine Chessner, 4. “Ties That Bind” by Maxine Chesser
1. “The Cat” by Jane Broaddus, 2. “The Cat” by Jane Broaddus – Info, 3. “The Cat” by Jane Broaddus
1. “Sunny, Sunny Day” by Mary Anne Henderson, 2. “Sunny, Sunny Day” by Mary Anne Henderson – Info, 3. “Sunny, Sunny Day” by Mary Anne Henderson – Close up, 4. “Sunny, Sunny Day” by Mary Anne Henderson – Back

1. “Charley’s Bulldog Quilt” by Kay Caldwell & Pat Yearwood, 2. “Charley’s Bulldog Quilt” by Kay Caldwell & Pat Yearwood – Info, 3. “Charley’s Bulldog Quilt” by Kay Caldwell & Pat Yearwood

 

And how about a picture of me with my MIL Carole? Yep, got that too!

August do. Good Stitches – Hope Circle

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m in the Hope Circle of do. Good Stitches {A Charity Bee}. This month Natalie at Threaded Mess requested 2 blocks using Joseph’s Square in a Square Block designed by Anna Maria Horner. With the help of my mother-in-law Carole (also a quilter!), I mailed off these 5 blocks to Natalie today.

Natalie recently started the Rainbow I Spy Block Drive to collect blocks using this same pattern. She will use all the blocks she receives to make quilts which will be donated to the Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children NICU. So if you have any cute novelty fabric and some free time, send her some blocks – or even one! You’ll find her address and all the details here.