Saturday, October 16, 2010

And The Fall into Fall winner is.......

Not yet!  First I would like to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving a comment on your favorite fall activity.  Mine is picking apples and just the "right" pumpkin for our annual dinner in the pumpkin!  This is a day late because I didn't get out of hospital until yesterday so I'm moving quite slowly.  My apologies for that. 

Drum roll please........Mr Random Generator chose....#74.....Karen!  Good name too, it's my youngest daughter's name.  Karen I will email you in just a bit for mailing info.  Congrats!  And thanks for entering.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kindle Case and More Little Bags

This little bag turned out so cute.  The pattern is from "The Quilt Company" and called "Three Pocket Tote".  It's actually made from a quilted square.  The trick is folding it origami style.  There is a center pocket and two flap pockets that button or velcro closed.  It can be almost any size depending on the size of your quilted square!  This one is about 8"x8 1/2" and the perfect size for a quick trip to the market.....or fabric store.

Here's another Sonoma Bag made for another grandgirl.  She picked out the colors and watched while her sister (younger) stitched all the strips for both bags together.

I just got a Kindle and had to have a pouch to protect it. The tutorial for this one showed up in my in-box from the same day I was trying to figure out how to hide the lining seams.  The tutorial can be found on Junie Moon's blog .  The first photo is the back pocket and the second picture is the front.  Black velcro would have been so-o-o much better, but I needed it right then.  Thank you Junie!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Road Update

I've had several people ask me for an update on the new road behind our house. After almost a year of problems, cars are actually able to drive on it! Most of the time.
Okay. Here's the latest as of this afternoon. Seems there is still a problem with water drainage! Last time I posted about the road it was all paved and ready to go....or so it seemed. Sure enough, something was just not right so they got the old jackhammers out and dug up a few spots through the brand new hot topped road. Did I not predict that that would happen? That was around the end of August. Since we are a desert climate, there is not much rain during the summer, but we have had a few storms. Yep, each time it rained out came the trucks and up came the man-hole covers.

This photo was taken right behind our house. It started raining about half an hour before they got here, but not really that hard. When they started the engine on this thing it sounded like my vacuum. Once it reached the bottom it sounded like my vacuum sucking up a spilled box of beads, only louder. You all know the sound of hard little things being vacuumed.

So, for now, it seems like it's mostly a go. I'll let you know if anything interesting happens. Oh! There are actually some speed limit signs it must be officially declared a road.
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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall into Fall Quilt Bloggers Giveaway

Oh my gosh!  I am so sorry for the late post for the Fall into Fall Quilt Bloggers Giveaway!  My excuses are valid but I won't bore you with explanations.

See the little scarecrow on the right sidebar?  When you finish reading this post....not on the little guy and he will take you to the list of blogging quilters who are all giving away prizes.  There are 130+ sites to visit so you have lots of chances to win some fun things.  The giveaway runs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15th.

This is what I will be giving away.  A half yard of autumn fairy print, (several different fairies in little rectangles that can be fussy-cut), half yard of coordinating leaf print, three fat quarters and Billie Lauder's book "Quick Quilt Tricks".  There may be a few more goodies included.  Surprises are fun!

To enter just leave a comment about your favorite fall activity.  International is welcome, too.  If you decide to become a follower of my blog that would be wonderful but not necessary.  If you don't have a blog with a link-back, please include your email with your comment.  You can't win if I can't contact you and Mr. Random will have to draw another number.  Winning entry will be drawn on Oct. 15th.  Good luck to everyone!