Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Give Away Quilt #1









































I'm on a mission to downsize my fabric stash...I've worked in quilt shops in addition to my "real jobs"over the years and I have way too much fabric. Me working in a quilt shop is like forcing an alcoholic be a bartender.  It's a dangerous place :)  I also worked for a well known fabric company and made some of their magazine and pattern samples....I opted to get paid in fabric at the whole sale rate....Sure I don't need money, mountains of quilt shop quality cotton fabrics is good :)  So I have too much of it.  The next time we move, it's not going with me.  So I'm hell bent on moving it out.

Two weeks ago, I made this super easy quilt.  It's called Bloomin Peaks by Moda.  Free pattern available on line.

It doesn't match the decor in our house so I decided to do something fun on Facebook....to break up the monotony and triviality that is Facebook. and do a quilt raffle among my FB friends.  If they hit like or made a comment, their name went into a canning jar. There were approximately 60 people who wanted it :)  Last Friday night at 9 p.m., I pulled a name :)

Yesterday I mailed it off to a retired police dispatcher friend living in IL.  She has a real flare for decorating so I'm sure she will find just the perfect place or use for the quilt :)

And all I can say now is..............NEXT!!!!!

Nashville Predators Scarf continued













I couldn't wait till Christmas to give it to her......Had to do something to cheer her up after the Preds got knocked out of the playoffs.  Look at that happy little (but misguided face) :)  To quote my Southern relatives..."Bless her heart" :)

Hollie's Christmas Tree Skirt

Catching up on old posts and did not realize I didn't post this.  We don't still have snow on the ground.....Thank God!!  This went to my niece Hollie.

The Batiks are looking special :)

Another delayed post.....Working in the shop this week so my friend can go to her daughter's wedding in CA.  Here I am working at the cash register....pull up a chair, it may take me a while. My first real job a hundred years ago was as a cashier in a discount department store.  One night I woke up having nightmares that I couldn't find the price tag on my pillowcase.  Tonight I'll probabaly wake up in a cold sweat looking for the barcode on the dog.  I'm not very confident about my cash register skills on this computerized register...but everything will be fine once the chest pains go away :)  Police work was a lot more relaxing. The first day was semi-uneventful.  One lady did drop a bolt of flamingo fabric behind the shelves but she was nice enough to hold the stool while I hung over the shelf and reached down to get it.  Bet that looked great on the security camera but we managed to save the flamingos :)

Next!!! 

The batiks are looking particularly lovely...Wonder why that is :)