Monday, June 30, 2014

Have you met the Raspberry Rabbits?

Here at the Lilypad, we think that Harrington and Hannah are the bomb.  For those of you who are not "with it" that means we like 'em!  (Grin)

Aren't they adorable?

Their mommy is wonderful, too.  Michelle is a super-creative and All Around Nice Person, and she blogs over at the Raspberry Rabbits. She has a store, too, and you can hop over there by clicking this linkie.

You should spend some time checking out her store -- she offers a free pattern and ones to purchase, and all the beautiful supplies to make "Fellowship of the Flowers" and "Adventures of Harrington and Hannah" too! You might want to hop over to her Craftsy store and get started on one of those lovely projects!

We are over-the-moon happy that Michelle, Harrington, and Hannah have agreed to sponsor the Pets on Quilts Show again! Yay!

Here are the prizes that they will provide for one lucky winner at the August show!

A copy of her book, including ten lovely patterns from Michelle (and personally approved by Hannah and Harrington).

And a pair of special scissors that the bunnies say are their favorite. Can't imagine why, can you? (Wink)

I think these prizes will make somebunny very happy! Be sure to stay tuned for our Pets on Quilts Show!

Thank you so much, Michelle, Hannah, and Harrington!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We're all steamed up . . .

. . . about our second sponsor for the Pets On Quilts Show!

Please put your paws together, and bark, meow and whinny for the gang at I Have a Notion, "Your source for machine embroidery, quilting, and needle art supplies." It's an awesome online store that you can find at this link.

Kelly and her crew of elves take great pride in their extensive inventory of goodies for us quilters and sewists, and they simply obsess over each order, making certain it's perfect! I've gotten some wonderful tools from Kelly, and I can vouch for the fact that her prices are super and her customer service (there's those elves again) is top-notch!

You 'll notice when you land on the IHAN site that Kelly stocks a world of different things!

Fabrics to drool over

Rulers to keep us straight

New, innovative products to make our quilting time even more fun!
Going on a retreat? Kelly has bags for your machine to travel in style!

Those of us who have followed Kelly's blog for a while, know that she is the Queen of Scissors and stocks an awesome selection of scissors and cutters for any and every requirement! (Just ask her about that incredible apron with scissors on it!)
Would ya like to know the prize that Kelly is providing? Well, our title is a clue. (Grin) We're all steamed up because I Have a Notion is sponsoring a Reliable Velocity V50 iron!


In addition to being pretty, these irons live up to their name -- they're very reliable! (Consumer Reports gave them a "very good" rating, but who needs them?  All we need to know is that Kelly at I Have a Notion says this is her very favorite iron!)

This one has lots of bells and whistles: two heating elements for continuous steam, an auto shut off that can be bypassed (super for us quilters when we are pressing stacks of blocks, right?), and absolutely no spitting or leaking!

Wow! A big Lilypadquilting "thank you!" to Kelly and her elves at the I Have a Notion store! I'm looking forward to seeing who is the lucky winner of the Reliable iron, at the Pets on Quilts Show in August!
Be sure to stop by Kelly's blog, too: click here to hop over. She and her co-workers have lots of fun, and you can sign up for her newsletter, too, so that you'll be in the know about new items and sales! (MJ, we are sending hugs and positive thoughts and prayers your way!)


PS. We'll award the prize by random drawing to a Pet Show winner in the US, due to shipping costs!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Put your paws together . . .

. . . for our first fabulous sponsor for the Pets on Quilts Show!

Yep, it's our good friends at the Fat Quarter Shop! Kimberly, Daniar and all the team are stepping up to the plate to help out our show, and they are offering a wonderful gift certificate!

The winner of this prize at our August show will be able to shop and shop and shop! The Fat Quarter Shop will give them a $50 credit so that they can fill up their cart!
And there is so much to choose from . . .

They have pre-cuts like these:

And they have notions, and kits, and so much more! Sigh. I would never get any work done at all if I keep looking at their site. (Grin)
Oh, and right now they have a bodacious anniversary sale going on, too!

So please, everyone put their paws together in a round of applause for our first sponsor for our August Pets Show!

Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

It's coming in August!

We're gearing up for the annual Pets on Quilts Show!!

Those of you that have been hopping around the lilypad with us for a while know all about the Pets on Quilts Show.

If you aren't familiar with it, you can click on those tabs at the top of the page, and see our previous shows -- woot! We sure have a lot of fun!

It's one of the best linky parties ever!


Because we share pictures of our favorite furry (and sometimes not so furry) friends, our pets, and our quilts, too!

Huge Lilypadquilting Thank You's to our dear friend SewCalGal who sent the graphic to us a while back . . . Padsworth and DragonDrop gave it their blessing and we're making our plans to have a badge for all of you to place on your blogs!

(Waving) Thanks, SewCalGal! You're the best!

So, while we are making our plans for badges, prizes, and more merriment and mayhem, y'all start looking around at your quilts. And your pets. And your cameras (or your phones).

Start thinking up creative ways to display both the quilts and the pets in pictures . . . and we'll see yours in August!