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Tuesday, January 14, 2014


I am smack dab in the center of all the good stuff for sure :)

In the past month I have received some amazing prizes from just hopping around blog land.  I'm sort of embarrassed to show everyone because you'll think I rigged the drawings!  Hope you all know I'm not that tech savy so I'd never be able to do that....but I could learn!!!  (Perhaps in time for the next giant Aurifil thread giveaway...LOL)

During the Quilters Giving Thanks Blog Hop sponsored by Michelle at The Quilting Gallery I was lucky enough to win this amazing bundle of hand dyed fabrics.  The funny part was I received an e-mail telling me I won and the gal had gone out of town so she was just getting back to me.  WELL...what a fun surprise fro me.  I was able to go over to DyeCandy on Etsy and choose which bundle I wanted.  How can a girl turn that down???  She can't :)

I remember leaving a comment on Chris Daly's blog because she was opening this amazing Retreat Center and looking at her pictures made me dream and drool about going there with some girlfriends to sew.  The name of it is Woodland Ridge Retreat and it is in Downsville, WI.  If you have not visited their website, go look at this beautiful place...there isn't anything they don't have...including barrier free showers...oh yeah baby!

Chris was so kind that she even offered me a gift certificate toward a visit to their Retreat Center, can you believe that one?  Talk about generous!!!
Recently I won on SewCalGal's blog as well.  The Quilters Bee Charity Fundraiser event was a great event and I won this amazing bundle of Batiks from Island Batik!  My sincere appreciation to SewCalGal and to Island Batik for participating in the Charity Fundraiser and for sending me these amazingly beautiful batik fabrics :)
 This bundle was amazing and I have not had the time yet to play with all the yummy goodness that was included in the package.  I will post a review when I have the time to use them. 

I'm in shock that I won so many amazing things recently.  I guess it was in part due to my inability to move around much during the holidays and I was on my computer more than usual.

I'm headed to PA this weekend for my annual PA Retreat with my girlfriends there.  I so badly need to get away and I look forward to this event every year.  Last year I ran into Brenda's car necessitating a repair....lets hope this year comes off without a hitch!



  1. Wow!!! You lucky girl... Sometimes it comes down to actually sewing or playing on the computer!!! About the only thing I've won on the Internet, was from you!!! Enjoy your retreat!

  2. You are far luckier than I. You go Girl!

  3. Congratulations on your wins, you deserve to get something fun for yourself with all of the giveaways you have had.


  4. Wow, what great prizes! I am always amazed at the generous sponsors who donate to these giveaways! Enjoy your prizes.

  5. Oh my gosh, aren't you a lucky gal......

  6. congrats on all your awesome wins. have fun at your retreat. be safe.

  7. Watch your step, take a deep breath, and have tons of fun! Congrats on winning all those wonderful prizes!

  8. Congratulations on all your wins. Have fun at your winter quilt retreat with friends, but, please, please, please be safe. No car accidents, no rotary cutting accidents, no falls. I want to wrap you in a big bubble. Have fun, but be safe.


  9. Look at all those goodies!!! Congratulations and enjoy!

  10. Congratulations! They do say luck is like buses, nothing for ages and then they all come at once! Lots of fun with all your goodies and happy sewing. xx

  11. The pressure's ya gotta use this yummy stuff...just think of the gorgeous quilts you can make!

  12. Congratulations on all your wins, well done you :)

    Peg x

  13. Hi Kelly, Thanks for the shout out! I'm glad you are loving the fabrics. Have a creative year!


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