Wow! I cannot believe the response I got to this past post, Thank You all! You totally made my day!
I am floored at the positive response to my block, and it amazes me how many people love to read! I got lots of comments on ideas for making this block into items, well, I am open to custom orders, whether it be library bags, kindle and nook sleeves, ipad sleeves, etc. If you just do not have the time, if you want to email me we can work out the details of what you want, colors, size, etc. And I can make it for you. My email is email@example.com
On the farm front, it's been a busy week with animals, and unfortunately we lost our little cow, he was just too sick, and all the medicine and different things we did just did not help. So he is now in farm animal heaven! And to be honest, I think I had a harder time with it than my kids, but I have also been the one feeding him.
Without further ado, the two winners are, with the help of my children, they picked two numbers, here is what the two winners had to say,
Ok ladies, email me your address and I will forward one on to Quiltmaker magazine and they will mail your copy out, and I will get the other winner's copy out in the mail. You got 48 hours (hopefully sooner) to get your information in to me, and if not then I will pick another winner.
Have a wonderful Sunday! I am off to work at our cabinet shop with my wonderful husband and our kids! Then back to farming when we get home.
Have a great Day!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hello, and welcome to my blog. I am Stacey, and Quiltmaker is one of my favorite magazines. This is my second feature in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks magazine, and I am honored to be included. Issue 7 is due out on May 7th. I love to quilt, and my second favorite thing to do is reading. Reading is a hobby that I picked up as a young girl, and have done it my whole life. *ahem* Some would say I spend too much time reading (I seem to always get in trouble with the husband :D) Having a busy life with my husband and our 4 busy kids, then you now add our new farm into the mix (9 goats, 6 pigs, 2 calves, and 60 chicks~oh my!), reading is my down time, my escape so to speak. This is where I got my inspiration for my block design. I designed a block of a girl with her nose in a book, almost quite literally. And what better than covering up with a quilt while you enjoy that book? I love to do them both together.
I did make a second block, and for the heck of it, I decided to hand embroider it and then I did a really weird and bazaar thing for myself, I did something out of my comfort zone, I sent it to one of my favorite authors, and the hand embroidering that I did on it was of the cover to her first book. This amazingly talented author is Colleen Hoover (and her first book was called Slammed, amazing! the second book in that series is called Point of Retreat, and actually today her third book is being released called This Girl.) Anywho, in my haste to send it to her I forgot to take a picture of it, so I emailed her last week and asked if she could take a picture of it for me so that I could share it with you all, so here is the picture :D
I love this block, now I need to make another one for myself.
Ok, so now it's time for the giveaway, I am giving away 2 copies of the magazine, one from Quiltmaker, and one from myself. To be entered, you can earn 2 entries:
~follow my blog
~leave a comment
That's it, easy peasy! and Thank You for stopping by. Giveaway winners will be announced on May 4th!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
When Nick Ashford lost his friend, Mason, he didn’t realize he was going to lose his family as well, but that’s exactly what happened. Alone and in a foreign country, Nick is working on rebuilding his life one patient at a time, that is, until a striking volunteer makes her presence known.
Can Nick finish his year in Africa without risking his heart being broken again, or is he willing to start a new chapter in his life before his return to Beaumont?
Make sure if you want to read this book, that you read Forever My Girl first, in reading this book first, you might feel kinda lost. I loved Forever My Girl, so when I saw that there was a novella for this series, I was wanting to read it. Now that I have, I am not disappointed. I liked Nick in Forever My Girl, so to see him with his happy ending, and also to see him finally with Noah, was worth it. I wish we could have seen more of Nick's connection with Aubrey, you can imagine their connection, but to feel it more would have been ideal. I did feel this was a little short, but it is a novella, I would have loved for it to have been longer and then it could have gotten more in depth.
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Friday, April 5, 2013
I recently participated in the Covert Robin over to imagine gnats blog, and I sent my package all the way to Australia, and actually I just got an email from my partner that she received her gift, I sent to Jenya, who blogs at While she was sleeping. She lives all the way in Australia, without further ado, here is what I made and sent to her,