Karen on January 22nd, 2010

It was nice to have so many people drop by this week and participate in my give away.  So many have contacted me during the week with e mails and it is very interesting to hear about what everyone is working on and to find out where you are all from.  The only problem with a give away though is that not everyone leaves an e mail address for contacting you back.  When you leave a comment if you want an answer you need to have your settings right.  So far I have not heard back from Rebbecca Potts Baker one of the winners from my give away.  Rebbecca I have no way to get in touch with you as you didn’t leave a e mail address.  Hopefully you will come back to check who the winners of the give away are and claim your prize.  Contact me at k@pddoc.com If I don’t hear from Rebbecca in five days or so I will go through the random number selector and pick someone else.

I took a day off from working on my patches and circles yesterday and got back to it today.  Making progress but anything to do with me and sewing machines moves slowly because I keep taking so many breaks :)  here is what I have so far:

this is 25 blocks across right now and nine rows finished.  I have another 3 rows in the process of as you can see.  The total body of the quilt will be 25 rows by 25 and then some kind of border around that.  I plan to get a little more work done on it this weekend and hopefully get the main part of this quilt done next week and then start on a border.

this is 25 blocks across right now and nine rows finished. I have another 3 rows in the process of as you can see. The total body of the quilt will be 25 rows by 25 and then some kind of border around that. I plan to get a little more work done on it this weekend and hopefully get the main part of this quilt done next week and then start on a border.

Here is the progress on the Little Brown Bird block that I started working on the other day.  It will have some flower blossoms scattered on it over the wreath and a little embroidery.  Right now the brown background shows through the light side a bit  but I don't think this will be noticeable when I get the flowers on it too.  Once it is quilted for sure I think it will be fine.  This is a 9 1/2 inch block.

Here is the progress on the Little Brown Bird block that I started working on the other day. It will have some flower blossoms scattered on it over the wreath and a little embroidery. Right now the brown background shows through the light side a bit but I don't think this will be noticeable when I get the flowers on it too. Once it is quilted for sure I think it will be fine. This is a 9 1/2 inch block.

I’m not sure what we are doing this weekend.  Sounds like we might have more rain tomorrow – I hope it waits until evening and the day will be pleasant.  I need to start looking for a new microwave oven.  Ours technically is not really all that old but it has not been working well recently and last night burned a hole through the bag of popcorn on the same setting it is always set at!! That shouldn’t have happened.  Also some other things have not been cooking at the normal amount of time and I have been having to constantly adjust the time.  I looked briefly at some a month or so ago but held off.  I think this weekend we will find a new one.  I don’t need anything fancy – we only use the microwave for reheating leftovers and making popcorn, defrosting frozen items and things like that.  This is only the second microwave we have had!  The first one lasted forever it seems, much longer than this second one did.

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Karen on January 22nd, 2010

I am amazed once again at how many people came to visit and leave comments on my blog for the give way.  I had 80 people that left comments and also I have so many people that stop by my blog every day to visit it is amazing.  Thank you everyone for stopping by.  I used a random number generator available on line to pick the two winners and they are:

Rebbecca Potts Baker #19 from Concord, North Carolina

and

Teri Dingler #32 from Montgomery, Alabama

please e mail me with your mailing addresses at k@pddoc.com to claim your prizes.

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