Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We have a WINNER!

It already has been a long day. Hubby guy had Doctor appointments today. All is well and he is healing nicely.

It was time to pick a winner. I have to say I sure was surprised at how fast I got to 5oo views, but, I was also kind of disappointed in only 5 entries. I don't need to use the random generator for this. I just wrote eveyone's name on a piece of paper and put them into a bowl.

I had to stir them up. Did you get dizzy?

Then I had to grab one.


Oh wait.  have to tellyou about Monday night. A small group of quilter's met at Michelle's house.
We talked quilting, currents events, health situtations and ate the most wonderful lemon cake. We had a small show and tell.

Kay joined in to a Shoebox Swap through our local quilt shop.  Each person picks their fabics and fills a shoebox. The shoebox gets passed around to 12 other people during a 12 month time period. When you recieve a shoebox you make a 12 1/2" block with the fabric the person has chosen. At the end of 12 months you have 12 blocks to finish into a quilt. Here is Kay's....

She is still working on the binding. Isn't it beautiful? I loved the colors she choose.

Sharon is making a quilt as you go qiult. Here is what she has done so far. Again, I love the fabrics.
I can't wait to see it done!

Mary was busy also.

Isn't that adorable? I love it.

She also made 2 quilts using the Jelly Roll race pattern. She cut her own strips and sewed them as you would in the jelly roll races.

Those will make nice Christams presents. No one wanted their picture taken but I got you, Mary! ( and Bonnie's head!)

It was a nice evening.

So on with the drumroll...............


Congratulations Melissa! I will email you for your information.

I wish I could have choosen each and every one of you. Maybe, sometime down the road I will do this again and then you can win! ;)

Thanks for playing along.

Piece and Hugs!



  1. That's me. I won! It amazing. Its sort of an ongoing personal joke that I don't ever win. Even at the guild meeting where everyone's ticket got called, mine didn't! I can no longer say "I have never won ANYTHING". Thanks Paula!

  2. Congrats Melissa! I know exactly how you feel. I had never won anything till this last spring. Isn't it exciting! Got your heart a racing, doesn't it. I am now super excited for you.
    Getting package ready now.

  3. Yay, Melissa!!! You'll have to bring your goodies to guild so I can see your fun stuff in person!! Paula -- I love the quilts from your get-together. Especially the presents one!! :)

  4. butterbean carpenterSeptember 14, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Howdy Paula,
    I wish I'd known y'all were across the hiway; the invitation is always open to ALL RVrs STOP AND HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE AT THE RunningStar Ranch!!! There are two quilting groups in Coleman, who'd have loved to had you 'thread' a needle with'em and swap some quiltin' yarns with'em!! Please, stop by the next time y'all are down this way, whether you 'boondock' with us or use the Guv'nment place, across the hiway!! Thanks, for spreadin' the word about the BEST little campin' place in Texas; we know thatz right, because folks come from EVERYWHERE just to camp here...
    Hope your day is going great!!!

    1. Thanks! We will be down that way this winter...sometime. Are you right across from the COE? That is a beautiful COE and a very interesting part of Texas. Enjoy your day!

  5. Love the idea for the 12.5" shoebox blocks. We have a tiny guild, and are always looking for things to do. We've had block exchanges (given several months to get those done), Round Robin, block lotto. Thanks for the idea. Kay's quilt is turning out great. Congrats to Michelle for winning. BTW, are you from Texas? That is our home state (tho we don't live there at the moment, waaa!!!!), but our families are still there.

    1. Yes,Kay's quilt is turning out great. The colors she choose are wonderful.
      I am from Wisconsin. We snowbird in Texas and our RV.
      Thanks for visiting and do come back.