Friday, October 14, 2011

You Just Never Know!

I completely forgot to post about a surprise I got at the  Assiniboine Circle Quilt Show. We are a small group of under 40 quilters so we each entered several quilts (you need to have a lot of quilts on display to make a good show!). I entered 10 items that I had made over the last two years. A few days before the show, the club made a last minute plea for more quilts to fill the venue.  I added my Crazy Chicken quilt at the urging of my husband. I really didn't want to enter it. I was tired of chickens, it was too folksy, not enough quilting on it etc. Imagine my surprise when I found out I won 2nd place in the small quilt category!
You never can tell what people will like. Supposedly quite a few of the men that came to show voted for my chickens - who woulda thunk it! The quilt has been hanging by our computer for the last couple of years and I really wanted to take it down. DH wanted me to keep it up. Guess it will stay on the wall for awhile longer. (The pattern for the quilt is from Meme's Quilts.)

I was very lucky to win another giveaway.
 This one was from Supermomnocape. The prize was supposed to be this gorgeous gift bag. I was so excited when it arrived. The peppermint swirl fabric is even prettier in person. The bag is fully lined, and it even looks great turned inside out! The workmanship is amazing (I can't even find where she turned it out!). When I opened the bag I found these lovely surprises.
2 fat quarters (check out the crazy beach lady) and a Kate Spain Notebook/pen set

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this set with matching scissors & pincushion!
Thank you soooo much Susan! You were so very sweet and generous to send all these lovely gifts to me! You have to check out her blog. She has a wonderful series on Christmas on a budget, lots of tutorials and several recipes that will make your mouth water! I know you will want to make a gift bag so the link to the tutorial for it is here.

Happy Stitching!


Joanne said...

The chicken quilt is wonderful - congratulations on the win.
Fabulous gifts.

Impera Magna said...

Interesting that male persons like your chicken quilt so much.... I wonder what it is?

Congratulations on your win! What fun...

Linda said...

Love your chicken quilt! So cute. What a lovely prize to win. Lucky!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you liked everything. I'm blushing from your wonderful compliments. And it made me smile when I read that you turned the bag inside out.

BTW... I love how you photographed everything. I may have to borrow that idea. We don't have blue spruce here (I think that's what those are) but maybe I could make a photo shoot work with our long needle pines.

Peggy said...

Congrats on both counts - how wonderful! I really like that funky chicken quilt!

Sandra :) said...

Congratulations on both of your wins - Chickens is adorable (I want to say it's a hoot, but somehow that seems wrong, lol)! Congrats too on winning Susan's giveaway (sadly, I wasn't one of the winners, hehe) - I was lucky enough to meet her in person this summer when she was visiting, and she is a DOLL! I know how gorgeous her stitching is - that's a gorgeous gifty she sent!

Myra said...

2nd place for your chickens!?! Good for you Corina!! I love that quilt! Great fabrics!!

Lovely bag and and little sewing trio!! Lucky you! Thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Tammy said...

I love your chicken quilt as well. Congrats on the giveaway win. You did an excellent job photographing your prize. Well done.

Curt in Indy said...

Congrats on your 2nd place finish! The only thing I'm surprised about is that it didn't take 1st! I LOVE the chickens on thsi and the colors are beautiful. This is awesome! Must be a guy thing huh? Best, Curt