I've had a good couple of weeks in blogland with prizes! I'll show you what I've won:
My friend, Cindy, over at Live a Colorful Life blog had this nice giveaway for these unique fabrics. I left a comment. She e-mailed me and said Mr. Random picked me! I was very happy! Thank you so much, Cindy!. I'm going to tuck these away until just the right project speaks to me for them.
Next, I was reading Sherri's blog, A Quilting Life, and she announced the winners of a giveaway she had done. She said I won the Fit to be Geese ruler! So, Monique, from Open Gate, sent me this wonderful ruler. Yippee! You guys know what a ruler freak I am.
The ruler comes with this nice little quilt pattern, too. I can't wait to try it. I have heard so many good things about this ruler from so many people. One time, my friend Linda of The Quilted Pineapple blog was raving about it when we were sewing together. So, I bought one that day, but it was the mini one. I still haven't tried it yet, because I've always needed larger ones. I really can't wait to dig into this. I hear you get perfect geese with it. Thank you so much Monique and Sherri!!! (I'll blog a product review of it when I try it.)
How about this one? I about died. You know the stitcheries I'm doing for the Aurifil BOM? I showed you one in this blog post. I uploaded those photos to their Flickr pool, too. Every month, they draw a name from all the photos on Flickr for an Aurifil prize. A while back, I got an e-mail from Pat Sloan, stating that I had won the drawing for the month. She asked for my mailing address so they could send me the prize. I kind of forgot about it, with all my traveling. I figured it would be a spool of thread or two. I got home one day, and there was a box sitting on my doorstep. It came from Italy. Ooohhh! My prize! What's this?! An entire thread collection???!!!
Check it out....12 spools of Aurifil thread that Mark Lipinski picked out. These are 28 wt, so they are thicker threads than what I use for piecing (which is 50 wt). This is supposed to be good for hand or machine quilting. I know I will use this! Wow! My jaw literally dropped when I opened this package. Thank you so much Pat and Alex of Aurifil Threads! (Now that I think about it, I do remember them saying they'd give away a thread collection every month. So, if you are not doing the stitcheries with the Aurifil BOM, you might want to think about doing so and uploading your photos to their Flickr group! You mught just win, too! Even if you only put one photo up, you are in the running!) I've got to get back on it. I'm falling behind.
Papa Pea and I went to a big gala fundraiser for autism in Detroit last weekend. (Our friend snapped this photo as we were trying to take a picture and Papa Pea made some smart a** remark.) We had to get all dressed up. I haven't worn a long dress since high school. I felt like we were going to prom. Anyway, there was a silent auction and raffle at the gala. We bought 5 raffle tickets for $50 to help with the fundraiser. I told Papa Pea, he better let me put them in the boxes. My luck has been pretty good lately! But so far, we haven't heard that we won anything. Oh, well. The kids were the real winners. The Autism Alliance of Michigan raised over $250,000 that night! Woo hoo!
I can't believe how lucky I've been in the past year with giveaways. Thank you to all the lovely bloggers out there who hosted these nice giveaways, as well as the giveaways I didn't win! Makes me think I need to start hosting more giveaways, myself, to pay it forward. Hmmmm....My birthday is coming up this summer. Remember last year I did a week of giveaways at my birthday? I may need to do that again. :-)
Hope you're all doing well today. I'm off to grade some more papers.
Until next time,