Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dawn's Quilt Corner Giveaway

Go check out Dawns Quilt Corner for a fabulous fabric giveaway - 7 YARDS OF DR. SEUSS FABRIC! It is totally amazing fabric. I would love to make something for my grandsons with this.

Good luck, and check it out!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Funny Face Beauty Holiday Giveaway

Go to Funny Face Beauty to enter her FABULOUS Holiday Giveaway! She is offering fabulous items, including Urban Decay Naked Palette. The giveaway ends on January 11 (one day after my birthday). What a birthday gift this would be...I have been trying to find the naked palette for months!!!!!

Go check it won't be sorry.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

I want to wish all the men and women who have served in our armed forces an very Happy Veteran's Day. Thank you for keeping us safe and safe-guarding our freedom. I especially give thanks to my daddy who passed January 10, 2009. He served in the Navy and was aboard the USS Nassau. I attended one of his Navy reunions, and it was very special to share that with him. I miss him terribly.

My dad is the second from the left.

My dad is on the left and standing next to him his my mom's mother.

This is my mom and dad.

Love you mom and dad...miss you both terribly!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Giveaway at Green Fairy Quilts

Go to Green Fairy Quilts Blog and enter to win a fat quarter bundle of "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It is beautiful and boy could I do a bunch with that fabric! Stop by and take a peak.

While you are there, check out her wonderful long arm quilting. Her quilting is magnificent!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Accuquilt Go Giveaway

Alderwood Quilts is giving away and Accuquilt Go. These baby's are awesome. If you quilt, you have to have one. I am trying to win one for my mother in law. So far, no luck. Who knows, maybe I will get lucky this time. Go to Alderwood Quilts for the giveaway.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Qubee Quilts Giveaway

Go to Qubee Quilts to enter for a chance to win an Accuquilt Go. You better hurry. You have until 11:59 tonight to enter to win this bad boy!

If you are a quilter this is a MUST HAVE!!!!! Who loves to cut out fabric?! I don't think anyone does. This takes the strain off your back, no more slipping rulers, cutting your fingers off with the rotary cutter, or measuring wrong. The GO does it all for you, which makes sewing the pieces together a breeze.

So HURRY....GO enter to win the GO!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another Accuquilt Giveaway!

Hurry and go to Millies Quilting to enter for a chance to win an Accuquilt Go plus your choice of thee dies. I would so love to win one of these for my mother in law. Maybe I will get lucky one of these times. It would sure make a great gift for her. I have sewn for years, but my mother in law taught me to quilt. Lately she has been struggling with the arthritis in her hands, and I think this would help her so much.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Accuquilt Go Giveaway

Go to A Quilting Life to enter a giveaway for the Accuquilt Go. This is a must have for all quilters. You don't want to miss this.

Bliss charm pack and bag pattern giveaway

Go to 44th Street Fabric and enter for a chance to win 2 Bliss Charm Packs and a Pinafore Bag by Me and My Sister Designs. Go and check it out. The Bliss fabric is amazing. It is my fav fabric out right now, and the purse is adorable! Hurry, you don't want to miss out on this.

ANOTHER Accuquilt Go Giveaway

Go to Ryan Walsh's website for a chance to win the fabulous Accuquilt Go. It is absolutely amazing and you HAVE to have one if you are a quilter. I am trying to win one for my mother-in-law who is an avid quilter, but has issues with arthritis in her hands. So, she can't quilt as much as she used to because of this. I know this would be so helpful to her. So, I am crossing my fingers...this would be a great gift for her!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another Accuquilt Giveaway!

Go to Ala Mode Fabric to enter to win an Accuquilt Go. It is an awesome little machine. I am trying diligently to win one for my mother-in-law. She is the one who taught me how to quilt (I already knew how to sew). She has terrible arthritis in her hands, and I know this would help her so much. She loves quilting, and I would love to give her one to show her how much I appreciate her teaching me to quilt. So, here's to luck, and luck to you entering this giveaway.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

GO Quickly to this Giveaway

Go to Freckled Whimsy to win an Accuquilt Go. Not only will you win the GO die cutter, but you will also win 3 dies of your choice! Fabulous. So GO check it out.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Giveaway at Sweet P Quilting and Creations Blog

Want a chance to win a wonderful Accuquilt Go? Then GO quickly to Sweet P Quilting and Creations to enter to win a GO. Not only that, but she has a wonderful tutorial using the GO. So, GO check it out.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Giveaway at Jaybird Quilts

Go to Jaybird Quilts to enter a sponsored giveaway by the Fat Quarter Shop. They are giving away a beautiful fat quarter bundle of "Pure". It is beautiful fabric. Go by and check it out.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Accuquilt Go Giveaway

Go to this site sew many ways and enter to win yourself an Accuquilt Go! You have until September 1st.

Go, hurry, sign up. You don't want to miss out

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First finished quilt

This is the my first finished quilt. I started this before my second grandson was born. Then I put it away. I finally picked it back up and finished it. Yea!

It may not be as good as some of the quilts you all make, but I am proud of it, and most grandson loves it.

I am now working on a lap sized quilt for my oldest grandson using the Day and Night pattern by Eleanor Burns. It is turning out really nice. When finished, I will post a pic.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bedding for my grandson

I just wanted to post the bedding my daughter and I made for her third son on the way. We sewed our little hands off!!!!! I am so proud of her because this was the first time she had sewn. She did the diaper stacker all by herself and sewed the pillows together. I did the rest of the sewing and the embroidery on the pillow. I think it turned out really cute.

Rekindled Love

I have just a rekindled an old love of mine.....quilting. I had put it down for such a long time. My main reason was that I HATE cutting out quilts. I love sewing them, but the cutting made my hands and back hurt.

Well, fast forward to now...I own a beautiful Accuquilt Go. Now I don't have to worry about sore hands or back. If you don't know about the Accuquilt Go, let me enlighten you. For you scrapbookers out there, it is very similar to a Sizzix or Cuttlebug machine. The machine opens up like the cuttlebug and you have dies similar to the Sizzix machine. You lay your fabric on the dies, place your cutting mat on top, crank it through the machine, and you have perfectly cut quilt shapes in seconds. No more slipping rulers and quilt shapes that don't match up right when sewing. You can cut up to 4-5 layers of fabric, depending on the type of fabric you are using. I have to say, it is fabulous. I just recently received my GO, and I only have the die that came with the machine, so I can't say that I have a tremendous amount of experience at this time to give you. However, I look forward to collecting ALL the dies and then I will be happy to show you the wonderful things the GO can do.

You can check out the Accuquilt GO on their website.

Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Accuquilt Give-away

Spun Sugar Quilts is sponsoring an Accuquilt Go giveaway. Go to their site and enter for this marvelous cutter. I promise, you will be glad you did.

This machine is great for reducing your cutting time. You can cut out fabric with these dies so quick and then get on with the good stuff....sewing. Go to to check out the Go and all the dies that are available. Then don't forget to enter the giveaway at Spun Sugar Quilts.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Been a Long Time

So much has happened since last time I blogged. I guess that happens when you are gone for a long time!

My father passed away January 10, 2009 (my birthday). He had surgery on his lungs for cancer. They did a lobectomy on him in 2007, and he was doing great. Then on December 23, 2009 my brother called and told me dad's cancer was back and it wasn't good. He had one round of chemo on a Friday and went into the hospital on Monday. He passed on Saturday morning around 11 a.m. I miss him and think of him every day!

In February of 2010 I started a new business - Nickaleena - a custom jewelry and supply business. I opened it up in the front of our existing golf cart business. I have a nice showroom with lots of supplies and finished jewelry. I will be doing the bridal show in July, 2010. I have also been working with a bridal boutique here in town, and she is carrying my jewelry line.

My husband and I are looking forward to a family vacation this coming February. My father-in-law will be turning 80 and all of us are taking a family cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. I can't wait. It will be nice to get away, and it will be my daughter's first cruise.

Also, since last time posting my sweet cat, Finley, passed away. He had serious bladder issues that kept reoccuring and the doctor felt it was best that we put him down. I was there alone with him and held him and loved him the whole time. He was such a sweet and beautiful cat. We miss him so much.

Hopefully I will get back here more often to write down my thoughts and going-ons.