Sunday, October 12, 2014

Relaxing weekend and a few wedding pics

It has been a beautiful weekend. The kids spent the night and we just caught up on events and watched a movie. This morning I grabbed a blanket and a book and headed to the porch swing to read a few lines and feel the sunshine on my face. The kids were still sleeping so I did a bit of seed gathering and weeding in the garden.
I was delighted to hear the wedding photos had finally been delivered. Here are a few of my favorites. I don't want to load too many because they haven't gone through them yet.

Parents waiting patiently for the bride to be.

Happy Groom seeing his bride walking down the aisle.

 Skipping ahead to the newly married happy fella, my handsome son, Edward.
My bud Karen R is to the left (LOL) I think that is my pal Leslie K behind Ed, not sure???

Their life together as husband and wife has just begun. Oh the wonderful things before them.


Groom and Mother dance.

I will share more after I have permission to do so,LOL. I just couldn't help myself. Ok, one more...
The kids just left to visit Megan's parents so I'm going to soak in a bubble bath and curl up with my book for a bit until I nod off. I've been fighting off a headache all day and maybe hot tea is needed also. I hope tomorrow is another beautiful weather day. Have a wonderful evening.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Birthday drawing cont.

Well, the first winner of my birthday drawing did not contact me so I put the names of those who congratulated the winners into a hat and pulled the name of Betsy.

In all fairness, I didn't think Connie should lose out in being a winner of a crazy quilted coin purse so she will also be getting one in her choice of colors. Life isn't fair, but I am! So Connie and Betsy, congratulations and PLEASE send me your color preferences and home addresses so I can get your coin purses made. And yes, Connie, you will still receive the printed and pdf issue of the last CQGatherings mag.

Last issue submissions

Well, I'm trying to finish the last issue of Crazy Quilt Gatherings early and would like to ask at this time for anyone to send their submissions by Oct 25. If anyone has a step by step tutorial with photos, please contact me asap so I can set aside pages needed. Submissions of tutorials with photos and instructions receives a free copy of the magazine printed and pdf format. International submissions only pay for shipping of printed copy for a tutorial. I'm still accepting eye candy (your projects) and any news or upcoming events. Ads are first come, first serve at a discounted rate for the last issue so contact me for more info. Thank you and have a great day.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Got busy...sorry. Birthday winners

Ok, so I lied, actually I had all intentions of announcing the two birthday giveaway winners yesterday but my account was hacked on Amazon. Please beware peeps. Someone is buying coins using our email addys. They have an investigation going on and might be able to find the person(s) and prosecute. I hope so, I am sick of people with nothing better to do than steal.
Anyway, I'm all good now. So, DH pulled the two names, and the first one who wins a crazy quilted change purse in their colors is .....MANDY CURRIE........ Congratulations Mandy! Please send color preference to my email address which I no longer give out on my blog (advice from Amazon tech)
The second name who will receive a 2014 CQ calendar and the last PDF and printed copy of CQGatherings is .....CONNIE KALINA.....I marked it with a K in case anyone else named Connie commented, I could tell which one. Congratulations Connie! Please email addy to me.

I have a couple other giveaways before the Holidays, so keep visiting for an update. Thank you all for the Birthday wishes, it has been quite a wonderful week. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Birthday Giveaway.

So, I've been a busy girl enjoying this beautiful day. Had lunch with mom after the post office, enjoyed calls from friends and a short visit with Jilly who brought some pretty pkgs I didn't want to open because they were so cute.

 I got to play in the garden and mow, yes, I enjoy that, but all day I've had you all on my mind , hoping to find the quiet time I had promised to share my birthday giveaway plans for this year. It's simple, I collect all the names wishing birthday wishes from midnight last night to midnight tonight and DH will get to pull out two names from the hat when he gets home tomorrow. The first name will receive a crazy  quilt change purse that I will happily make in your colors, and the second name will receive the printed and PDF copy of my last published issue of Crazy Quilt Gatherings magazine coming out a little early so Pam can begin her publication for the new year. So, you do nothing, just wait until I announce the two winners tomorrow afternoon.

My husband brought a tiny snapping turtle home this afternoon. I've named him JJ and created a home. Can you tell I'm in need of a fur baby? LOL.


 I'll be hitting the beach in the morning with my pal Dawn, then to Starbucks for a refreshing drink. I'll be thinking of you :-)

Thank you for all the warm Birthday wishes. It has been overwhelming and I've enjoyed every one of them. I'll also be doing more giveaways during 2015 since I will have more free time, so stop by from time to time, you may get a surprise. Hugs and smiles!



Having a Birthday!

Birthdays mean nothing when you are a baby, at age three they become fun, age twelve you want to make the decision on who is invited, age eighteen you can't wait to be twenty one, age twenty one you want to be eighteen again, age twenty nine you feel you've got the world in your hand, age thirty five life is good, age forty five you wonder what happened to your thirties, age fifty you feel empowered, age fifty five you know who you are and truly love your friends as family. Taking a day at a time and living it to the fullest from here on out. Happy Birthday to me and thanks mom for the chance at this blessed life.

Another post later today, I need to get some sleep, after all, I'm not twenty nine anymore.