Anyway...I've been quite lucky on giveaways lately. Monday I had the best mail day ever! I received all of this...
Now that is a great giveaway! Look at all of these treasures! These are from Valerie at The Wooden Acorn. I love her blog and she is giving away lots of good stuff. I can't wait to put some of these treasures to good use.
Also in the mail on Monday...
I purchased this little gem from the AAQI. If you are not familiar with this organization - be sure to follow the link and learn more. My Grandma had Alzheimer's and it was not fun to deal with. AAQI has raised tons of money for research and you can help by purchasing quilts, or making and donating small quilts. Lori from Humble Quilts has donated many quilts to AAQI. The three most recent were pieced by Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts and quilted and bound by Lori. I am so happy to have this little quilt! I follow both of their blogs, so it makes this even more special.
Also in the mail on Monday was Block 11 of my summer block of the week from Primitive Gatherings. I can't believe the program is almost over already. And even more surprising is that I have almost kept up! DH and I watched Hunger Games last weekend and I stitched the entire time, so I really felt like I accomplished something. Here are the last 2 blocks that I finished (hope you are not sick of seeing these!).
Yep...I still love them! And the good news for anyone who loves these, but didn't get signed up...Primitive Gatherings is going to offer this as a block of the month! So, if you love them as much as I do, you better be watching their website so you can get signed up. I bet it will sell out quickly.
And last - I took a couple nights off from stitching my BOW and worked on the Non Farmer's Wife blocks...
Now I am only 3 behind! I wish I could capture the true color of the background I am using. It is a Primitive Gatherings muslin - one of the darker ones (I can't ever remember which one!) and it is so warm and yummy, but it just doesn't show up in any of my pictures. . And, that blackish light print? It is a Jo Morton fabric that I darkened up with my Instant Antique - love that stuff! It now matches my background fabric perfectly!
So that is all for now - other than that I have been working, working, working on CHARMS! Holy cow - I think I should have closed that program a little sooner. I am going to be up to my ears in charms for the next year! But I am very thankful to everyone who ordered and I think it's going to be a fun year.
Have a great weekend!