admin January 22nd, 2014
Hey there, peeps, I just spent most of the day packaging up packages and at the post office trying to get all of the winners and a few blocks for some collaborative projects out. It was a lot more work than I expected!! But so satisfying to share my love of fabric, color, design, and quilting with so many people. I received the last address from the last winner from my #12daysofcolor series of posts today. All of those packages went out today, the furthest one went to Sweden.
Here are the winners’ lists: The daily prize winners: Kelly S, Kimerlee, Sarah Vee, Rachelle, Allyson, Rose, Janice, Melissa, Lori M, Lynette, Jodi, and Anne J.
The Grande Finale prize winners: Michelle, Dianna, Sue, Nadia, Judy, Jo, Laura, Kristel, Becky, Lonormi, Lizzie, Maryellen, Mary Beth, Amy, Audrey, Cindy, Auntie Pami, and Rosalie.
I just want to say again Thanks to all of you for all of the kind words and comments during the #12Days of Color series. I just loved hearing what you had to say! AND I want to thank the sponsors of the event again as well:
And now onto the second topic in this blog post’s title – birthdays….. I wanted to share with you really briefly (and for that pesky photograph I essentially tell myself is absolutely required for a post) this photo of the block I just sent off to my friend Pat Sloan for her 55th Birthday quilt. I had so much fun making this silly block, and I hope it makes it there in time to at least get on the back of the quilt!
So that was the block I made for Pat’s 55th birthday. I was talking to her in an email, and told her my 50th was coming up in Early February…and I thought it would be fun to get a bunch of blocks here, but I felt kinda weird about asking. But Pat encouraged me to go ahead and let you know that I would love to have a simple little block from you to put into a quilt for myself…a just for the fun of it quilt….(something I do rarely make these days!) So I am doing that right now. Feel free to send me any size block with these loose rules:
- I would like this quilt to be done in the colors of the woods….I was raised in the woods and I feel like that is really where I am the most at home.
- the blocks can be trees or have trees in the prints, or just be in the colors of the woods…..(they do not have to be tree blocks!)
- remember the woods can go through many stages through the year. So while brown and green are the main colors, there can be red, gold, orange (autumn), purple (think wildflowers) white (lichen and snow), black (dark, wet, winter wood), blue (the sky peeking through)
- any size will do…..the smaller the better probably….little churn dashs, 9-patches, flying geese, etc.
- Even embroidered blocks if you want…
Just send them to:
1315 Gohr Road
Sultan, WA 98294
I will post pictures of them as I get them and share them with you all. I look forward to seeing what comes to mail in the next few months. I want to look at this next decade with all the changes that will inevitably come along with great hope and excitement. As I get older, I get more tired, but just the other day, as I was contemplating this milestone birthday, I realized that I feel that I have also gained a new perspective on life that I never really had when I was younger. I am learning to enjoy each day as it comes. That outlook is becoming more of a reality than it ever used to be. And that is a very reassuring feeling.
So along with my birthday, I wish you a very merry unbirthday as well, and I will see you here at the Blue Nickel soon.