We Have a Winner!

My giveaway was a huge success! I’m very pleased w/the feedback and responses I received. I’m also thrilled w/the wonderful peeps I’ve met since starting my blog! Thank you all for participating and making my 1st giveaway such a big hit. I wish I could give everyone a prize but there can only be 1 winner today. And without further ado, the winner is…Barbara Woods!

Congratulations Barbara! 
You have won my quilters pack, which includes: 80 charms(not all are pictured) from the Symphony of Blues Collection from Connecting Threads, a Sew Curvy Quilt Pattern from Michelle Hollis’ Red Bucket List, and 2 spools of (my fave) Connecting Threads Essential Thread.
Barbara, please send me your mailing address via email and I’ll get this package off to you on Monday.
A Thread for Life
I have called you friends….This is my command, Love each other. John 15:15 & 17

Happy Birthday Giveaway

Hi All! I’m so excited!  Today my blog is 1 yr old! I can’t believe it’s already been a year! (I also can’t believe I’m mother to an almost 27yr old, but that’s another post for another day.)  Anyway, what better way to celebrate a birthday than w/gifts, right?! 

So…I put together this little somethin’ somethin’ to give away.

The gift pack includes 80 charms(not all are pictured) from the Symphony of Blues Collection from Connecting Threads, a Sew Curvy Quilt Pattern from Michelle Hollis’ Red Bucket List, and 2 spools of (my fave) Connecting Threads Essential Thread.

One lucky winner will be randomly drawn on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 9p AZ-MST and announced on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Alls you have to do be entered into the drawing is answer one (or more, if you are so inclined) of the questions below.

What does linking up mean and how does one do it?

What is a blog hop?

What is the notion or gadget you absolutely cannot live w/out?

Is there quilt pattern you have made 2 or more times? If yes, which one?

Is there a pattern you will you never try again?

Have you taught anyone how to quilt?

Do you recommend washing quilts before gifting/selling?

What sewing machine do you currently use?

What is the term for a quilt w/o binding…when you layer top and backing, right sides together on top of batting, sew around the edges leaving an opening and then turn it right sides out?

What is the best way to square up a quilt? Do you do it before or after quilting?

Obviously I’m working at establishing my blog. I appreciate your input. Thanks for your time and participation!  Giveaway is now closed. 901p 9/5/14

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A Thread for Life
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1John 4:10-11

A Tale of Two Threads

Normally I buy thread at Joann. Usually Gutermann,  but only if it’s on sale or  w/a coupon as the regular price for the big cotton spool (876 yd) is $7.79!  I read about Essential Quilting Thread from Connecting Threads  here and decided to try it. I had never ordered thread online…but I’m so glad I did! I know this sounds crazy…but it’s true! Their 1200 yd spool of Satin finish, double mercerized, extra long staple, 100% cotton, size 50/3 thread is only $2.79 a spool!  And it fits standard sewing machine spindles!

AND they have colors galore! AND AND…a couple of weeks ago, they had oodles of colors on clearance for $1.67/spool!!  Needless to say…I bought some…a bunch. 

Total Score!  =)

A Thread for Life
[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living! Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord. Ps. 27:13-14 AMP