First of all thank you all so much for participating – I had 112 comments – comments from 36 of the states in the United States –and Israel, Spain, France, Hungary, Germany, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and United Kingdom. I think I got them all! I hope I didn’t miss anyone, I tried writing it all down while I was reading the comments. I had the most responses from Texas and Michigan and the United Kingdom. It was really fun to see where you are all from and I know a lot of the readers were reading the comments too to see where all my readers are. So big drum roll – the winners are selected from the random number generator and they are:
Lisa from Anchorage, Alaska Valery Dixon from Saskatchewan, Canada and Gabriele of Waghausel, Germany. I will be contacting the winners by email today – if I do not hear back from one within a week or so I’ll select another. Thank you all for participating. My 10th year of blogging is coming up in April and I might be having another give away then so stay tuned.
I was busy working on the machine quilting which always takes a little getting used to for me yesterday and after I got all set up in the sewing room it went really well, I have had no trouble with the sewing machine after one initial start up glitch which I worked through quickly. Here is my set up and this will stay in place until I am done so it will be crowded!
I got close to one quarter finished already I don’t know how much I will be doing today but I hope to get half way finished. I am linking to Lorna’s Sew Fresh Quilts , Jo’s Country Junction and Quilt Fabrication, & My Quilt Infatuation.
Last might Mike and I got the Christmas tree up and decorations scattered throughout. I have the nativity scene to put up in the dining room on top of the quilt cupboard and then I think I am done and ready to make cookies. Aniya will be spending part of the afternoon with me on Thursday while Melanie and my son in law’s family attends a funeral and she will help make cookies – Melanie said when they asked her yesterday if she wanted to help Aunt Karen make Christmas cookies on Thursday while they were all busy she just squealed she was so excited. I will try to take a couple photos then but then baking with a 5 year old might not give me a chance to do so.
Craftsy is having a 12 day of Christmas sales – EDITED: The Sale today continues the same as it was yesterday — $15 off of $100 use code CRAFTSY15 – $10 off of $75.00 use code CRAFTSY10 — $5 off $50 use code CRAFTSY5