Monday, June 16, 2008

It just keeps getting better and better!

I got up this morning with a jump in my step chanting "2 more days, 2 more days, 2 more days). I leave Wednesday for Columbus to attend the National Quilting Association's 39th Annual Quilt Show. I will be taking classes on hand quilting, machine quilting and a wool penny rug class with Pat Sloan. Eleanor Burns is also giving a talk at the dinner on Thursday night. I am just toooooo excited! I'm taking my camera and will have loads to report when I get back. I even have money to spend as my birthday is next week!! Now I ask you, what could be better?

But wait, there's even more excitement around here. First let me just say that bloggers are the best. It seems almost daily someone is having a give-away for some reason or another. I can't tell you how many I have entered (usually by just leaving a comment) and not been the lucky winner. Back on June 3rd(which is my sweet mama's birthday) Cheryl from Willowberry Designs posted about one of her new patterns named Cute as a Button (jump on over to see this cute pattern). It is an adorable baby quilt. Today I received an email from Cheryl telling me I was one of the lucky winners. I already know a couple of sweet babies who need this quilt. Make sure you jump on over to Cheryl's blog and check out her cute patterns. She is a talented Aussie who has designed some wonderful quilt and stitchery patterns.

But wait, there's more!!
I also heard from Monica of the Happy Zombie fame. The table runner above was made using her Jolly Jingle pattern (free on her blog). She was asking to post the picture of it in her gallery for that pattern. I think that is too cool!!

On the current sewing front, I have two quilts to the point of hand sewing down the binding. I'll have pictures of them later.

Thanks for stopping by so I could share all my happy news.
Happy Quilting!


Lurline's Place said...

Hi Donna,
Columbus sounds like real fun! Lucky little duck, aren't you with your winnings - enjoy it all.
Best wishes - Lurline

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Happy news indeed! I LOVE that table runner -- love the pattern and the fabrics that you chose to do it in!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Have a great time and bring us back some pictures. Fun things have come your way :)

Hugs - karen

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Hi Donna - I just found your blog through the Quilting Bloggers website...nice to see another Ohio quilting blogger! :)

Have fun in Columbus - I just attended a trunk show a few weeks ago put on by her sister. I'm hoping to see Eleanor in September! :) Hope you take lots of pictures! :)