Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Giveaway Winner & A Cute Story

It's time to announce the winner of my giveaway for the Red, White & Blue Blog Hop -- 

Mr. Random Generator picked a winner for the patriotic fabrics & pattern!   Here's a reminder of what was up for grabs....

So who won????

******  Drum Roll please!  ******

And the winner is:

Cheryl’s Teapots2Quilting!!!  Congratulations Cheryl!!!  An email has been sent to you so you can forward your snail mail address and get your goodies quickly =^..^=

I really want to thank Madame Samm and Jane at Jane’s Fabrics & Quilts for putting together the Red, White & Blue Blog Hop!  I hope you all had as much fun as I did seeing so many creative ways to celebrate America in quilts :*)

I still haven’t gotten a chance to get into my sewing studio and get anything done since before I left to visit family in Carolina last week!  No sewing for me for way too long!  I did buy some new toys for my studio today though, and all at 50% off too - gotta love a sale :*) ….

Jars for my scraps!  Angela at SoScrappy inspired me with her crumbs in jars separated by color which looked so pretty!  Right now I have all my small scraps in this bucket…

They are all jumbled together and it's really difficult to find anything.  In order to work with one color, I have to dump everything out and dig through it.  No more!!!!  I bought enough jars to have one for each color.  Now, on Rainbow Scrappy Saturdays, I can just pull down the jar with that month’s color and get to work creating, instead of spending an hour digging through my crumb bucket for the right color scraps – I love it!!! 

I have larger pieces in bigger bins and I don’t think they will all fit in the jars, but we’ll see.  It will be fun getting this part of my sewing room organized :*)

The other thing I bought is also to help organize me.  

It’s a lazy susan tool organizer!  

Doesn't it look smart sitting there next to my machine?  I had these tools spread out in different places before, most of them in this blue partitioned basket.  It worked okay but I couldn't get everything in it, and it left a little to be desired in the looks department if you know what I mean :*) 

But now I have all my tools together in one place, and right at hand as I’m working at the machine.  Perfect!!!  I’m hoping it works out as well as I think it will.

I also set up my Jo-Lite over the machine, and I am very happy with it!!!  

By the way, I got quite a few requests for more information about the light, so I dug out my card and checked to be sure it was okay to share the info with you here.  Willie Prazak is the designer of the light, and he was delighted that you are interested in his wonderful product!  He designed the light after watching his wife (a quilter of course!) try to get the proper amount of lighting in her sewing area.  She told him the many different ways each light fell short of what she needed, he took notes, and voila!  Next thing you know, he had designed a light that met all of her needs in one compact and versatile package!  You can see more about the light on my post HERE.

If you’d like to contact Willie, here is his contact info:

Willie Prazak
Giles Creek Productions
Phone: 615-355-9564
Cell:     615-427-2746

And now for the Funny Story.....

Before I finish up this post, I’d like to share a funny story from the other day.  Remember I went to the TVQA Assembly Day event last Saturday?  And I told you I had to be at Walmart, ready to be picked up by the bus by 5AM?  Well, when I got there, one other girl was there and neither one of us could see the bus anywhere.  We were concerned because it was only 5 minutes before time for it to be leaving for the next pickup stop, so it should have been there.  I pulled up beside her, rolled down my passenger window and talked to her through the window about what we should do since the bus was apparently not there yet.  We decided to go ahead and park further out to the back of the lot and wait for it.

Once we got to the back of the lot, we were able to see the bus!  All the way over on the other side of the lot where the tractor-trailers park!  We hustled over there and made it just in time!  I grabbed my stuff, made double-sure I had locked the car up, and hopped on the bus.  It was going to be a fun day and I was happy!!!

And yes, indeed, as I shared in my last post HERE, it was a fun day!!!  However, as I dragged myself into to my car at the end of the long bus ride home, I glanced over at the passenger seat and noticed something strange.  The jacket I had left on the seat was sopping, wringing WET!!!  Oh no!  I had left the window down!  I was in such a big hurry to make the bus and never even gave that open window a second thought.  And on the worst day possible too, because we had about 3 inches of rain that day, torrential downpours all day!!!  The passenger side of my car was soaked!  I actually sat there for a few minutes not sure what to do.

All the way home, I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to tell my husband that I was stupid enough to leave the window down.  I knew he wouldn’t be mad at me – he’s the most understanding man in the world.  But damaging a car is a big deal!  When I walked in the door, he was sitting at the computer and knew immediately by the look on my face that something was wrong.  I spilled the beans, waiting for his reaction. 

And then he actually smiled at me!  I was dumbfounded to say the least.  He said, “I’ll come out and look at it in a minute, but first I need to tell you a story.”  It seems, he had been putting new brakes on our other car earlier in the day, and left it in the driveway when he was done.  He went inside when it started raining and spent several hours working on a few projects in the house.  When he went back out to the car to run an errand, he realized HE HAD LEFT THE WINDOW DOWN!!!   LOL!!!  Both of us did it, and on the same day!!!  So instead of being upset, we both had a great laugh and got busy drying out our cars.  =^..^=

Know anyone who would like to buy a used car cheap?  Hahaha – just kidding!  Both cars seem to have come out just fine with no damage - thankfully!!!

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. What a funny story. You two were made for each other, that's for sure!
    I like your clear jars for your colored scraps. Be sure to show us when you have them all filled with your rainbows of scraps.

  2. The jars are a very fun idea--practical and decorative. I really like your organizer, too. Very classy looking.
    What a great story! Too funny!
    I have been known to lock my keys in my car and DH has driven many miles to rescue me. I can only recall one time that he has done it--and he was only 2 miles away from home.

  3. Too funny, I like the organizer, real pretty.

  4. Maybe it is a sign to: Be open to new surprises!

  5. At least hubby couldn't be mad. Thanks for the winnings, I'm looking forward to them.

  6. The open window story is just too cute. What a keeper of a hubby!!

  7. I love it when it happens like that--although for both your sakes, I wish it hadn't rained on ya'!! Hugs!!! :)

  8. Teresa, I always enjoy your blogs even though, not being a quilter, I can't really appreciate most of it. The "eye candy" you call it does appeal to me, being a painter. But most of all I love you and that man of yours. what a blessing you both are to each other and to us, your family.. and me, yo momma!

  9. That is a funny story! What are the chances of both of you doing the same thing?!? Glad you can laugh together!


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