November 12, 2010

And the Pillow Goes To........

#8 - Emily said...
Congrats on your big post and awesome giveaway! I love those string blocks. After making a very small string quilt, I wasn't sure I'd have the stamina to make more. They are so pretty, but so tedious!! If I were lucky enough to win, I would choose the 16x16 square in grays and yellows. I love that color combo! Thanks again for the chance to win!

Pop on over to Emily's blog. She's a new momma to the cutest little baby boy named Reid and quite the crafty momma too. So go over and show her some love.

Congrats Emily!! - I'll get to working on your pillow cover this weekend! Please send me an email ( and let me know where to mail it to.

Thanks to all who entered! I'm so excited for all the homemade goodness that I'll be giving as presents this year. Sometimes I think that homemade says cheap, but the gifts that I'm creating this year are very special to me and I hope will be to those who receive them!

Thanks to you all for following my blog and everyday craziness!

November 11, 2010


Thanks to all who have served, Papa & Grandad, or are currently serving our country.

Also a very Happy Birthday to my good friend Julie!!

November 09, 2010

Who's ready for a Giveaway?!?!?!

Happy 100th post Purpleheart Ori"Jenn"als!!! Well it's actually 102nd - but who's actually counting, am I right? A celebration is cause for a giveaway. I've been beating my brain trying to come up with some clever giveaway like other blogs do and I'm just at a loss. So what I've come up with is something I do best. My Sting Block Pillow Cover.
Said winner will be able to select the color & cover size of their choice to fit either a 12"x16" rectangular or 16"x16" square pillow form. Giveaway is for cover only. Sorry pillow not included.
So... who wants to WIN?!?! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. That's it! Easy Peesy Lemon Squeezy! And speaking of lemons!! I just love LEMON fabric. As you can see by my sample Sting Block Pillows below.

So leave me a comment telling me which size you'd like and what color you'd pick. I can do a monochromatic color scheme or two tone like the pink/yellow one. It's up to you! Or you can select a total scrappy - all color style. You pick! It's all about you today baby!! Contest closes at midnight on Thursday the 11th. Winner will be announced on Friday the 12th!

In other news....finished up the crayon rolls for my two cousins' boys for Christmas. Aren't these cute? And each only takes about 20-30 minutes. On the cowboy ones (for the 3 Amigos) I added their first initial to the outside so each could tell them apart when they were all rolled up. Each measures about 14" x 9" and includes 10-1" crayon pockets and 2-1 1/2" pockets for pencils, pens, rulers or scissors. Each also has an elastic band button closure.
I'll be taking special orders in my etsy shop for these - so stock up for Christmas! These make great little stocking stuffers or birthday gifts!
WOW! What a day! The ol' sewing machine has really been humming lately!

November 01, 2010