Man...what a month! Crazy ups and downs. Currently we're all sick...what a bummer! My daughter's birthday was this last Wednesday and her big birthday party was supposed to be yesterday...but how can you have a party if everyone is sick!???! So, unfortunately it got postponed until next weekend. Poor thing...try explaining that to a 4 year old...over and over ALL day long!!! Talk about torture! (for all of us). And she's the only one that's not sick anymore, so it's even harder for her to understand!!
But, at least we'll be able to do it next weekend, and I've been cashing in all my gift cards from my Blogmania win so this should be the best party I've ever thrown!! I am so excited....just wish I could get over being sick!!
In other news...I'm totally overwhelmed by Christmas. Well...I guess obsessed or consumed by Christmas is probably a better way to describe how I'm feeling. The kids are TOTALLY getting spoiled this year, and I CAN'T WAIT!!! This is going to be the best Christmas EVER!!! :)
I've become obsessed with coupons and finding awesome deals, so I have ALL of my gifts bought for everyone, and now only have left the ones I'm planning on making (A TON!!). And I really wanted to share all of the awesome deals I've found, but wow...I'm barely keeping up with one blog...what was I thinking! So, I'd like to keep this blog pretty much 'crafty' so I'll just try and share what I can on Facebook and Twitter. So if you'd like to follow, feel free. :) I'm still working on my Facebook fan page, so I'll link that when I get up (eventually) :) But here's the link to Twitter if you're interested.
Okay...I was trying to wait and see if there was some kind of announcement from Joann's, but I guess not...I'll just have to spill the beans myself. Remember the Joann's Craft for a Cause Contest that I was entering? I was REALLY excited and nervous about it. I completed only my second quilt ever?? And I shared it with you on THIS post?? Here are some pics to refresh your memory....
Can you BELIEVE IT!!!!???!? I can't! I'm STILL in shock! I've known for about 3 weeks now, and it still hasn't sunk in! And WHAT did I win you might ask??? Oh, only a $1500 gift card to Joann's store!!!! Wow...writing it down, makes it even more unbelievable! MY little quilt won a Nationwide Joann's contest! wow! Wow, wow, wow!!!
Yeah, so I've been pretty excited and still just pretty much in disbelief over the whole thing. But now I've been able to share with all of you, so I feel like this secret I've been hanging on to has finally been lifted....and maybe it's actually a real thing now. ;) So yeah...it's been a crazy month....but now I'm back...and can't wait to share more! :)
Thank you so much to all of you who have been following along with me, giving words of encouragement and support. Blogging has been so much fun and such a great way to share a wonderful love of creating with others who have the same interests and passions. I feel like I wouldn't have been able to be successful if it hadn't been for all of the amazing information and inspiration I've found from all of you amazing bloggers!
Free-Motion Quilting practice from your stash - I bring a bunch of quilted swatches to my classes to demonstrate different ideas and students really love seeing this particular series. They're bits of ...