Friday, May 30, 2014

Birthday Loot

You can't have her! She's my sister, and I will NOT share! (Grin)
I've told y'all before that I have the bestest sister in the world, and she recently gave me a wunnerful, wunnerful birthday present!
It was a certificate so I could fabric shop! Yay! (And that way, I didn't break my use-my-stash vow!)

I thought I would show you the lovely things I got! I was happy dancing when I realized that the fabrics that I wanted already, had been placed on clearance!


Check out this beauteous stripe:


Then let's pair it with some brights!

I should have warned you, shouldn't I? Watch out, you're drooling on my fabrics! (Grin)

Ooooh, this stripe caught my eye, too:

Think I'm getting too sedate?

Haha! Check out how these make it pop!


Now it's off to my sketchbook to see which of my designs I will work on . . .


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fat Quarter Shop exciting giveaway!

Around here, we are so grateful and proud to have some incredible sponsors! One of the first sponsors to hop on board here at the Lilypad was Fat Quarter Shop, and they are still hanging in here with all of the merriment and mayhem that we dish out!

Fat Quarter Shop is always a generous sponsor of our annual August event, the Pets on Quilts Show, too, and we appreciate their help in raising awareness of rescuing pups and kitties that need loving homes.

They (Kimberly and the crew at Fat Quarter Shop) have dreamed up an enormous giveaway event that is coming soon -- I wanted to let you know right away!

(Drum roll, please!)

Announcing the 2014 Mega Quilt Market Sweepstakes!!

Padsworth and DragonDrop are doing cartwheels here; they are so excited.
If y'all will calm down a little, I will tell you the details. (Grin)

There's over six thousand dollars of prizes up for grabs! (Yes, I really mean more than $6,000!) The prizes will be divided into twelve buckets for twelve lucky winners!

No, no, not that kind of bucket.

Not that kind, either!  Those are empty!!

I mean buckets full of this:

And this:
And this, too:

Now I can see some happy dancing going on!

You can enter every day from now until 11:59pm CST on June 30, and complete the survey. Here's a linkie so you can hop right over there!

Be sure to check out the video that shows all the prizes -- but be forewarned, you might drool on your keyboard at all the lovely prizes!

Twelve winners will randomly selected and announced on July 1.

(Waving) Thank you to all of the wonderful folks at the Fat Quarter Shop! What an awesome giveaway -- there are quilters around the world that will be dreaming about buckets of prizes now! (grin)


Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

In memory of those who gave all . . .

In honor of all those who serve . . .

May God bless you with strength and safety.
You make us proud. You make us grateful.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

It's really here!

I'm talking about springtime!

After some fits and starts, spring is really here!

It's so much fun to walk outside and see all of the blooming things, and hear the birds -- they are extra-special-cheerful since spring is here!

I thought I would share some of my garden bright spots. We're not going to mention the mound of soil awaiting tomato plants, or the weed trimming that needs doing, nor the borders that need attention.



Feast your eyes on these lovelies -- I can't decide if they are just plain gorgeous, or if they are a little snobbish, too. They are so elegant; look at this delicate one.

Regal, too. In the midst of less-than-stellar surroundings.

What do you think of irises? Are they just lovely, or are they a little arrogant? (Grin)

Have a happy springtime day, and find time to quilt! I have some fabulous fabrics to show you next time!


Monday, May 12, 2014

A place to lay your head . . .

....a pillow, right?

I recently completed this pillow to go with the Swoon quilt that I'm struggling valiantly to hand-quilt. I thought this turned out pretty well!

Take a peek!


See you again soon!