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WinnerS ~ The BIG Announcement :)

Today was the day… I even woke up early I was sooo excited!!!!

Now for that anticipated moment of putting the numbers in the random number generator!!!!

Number 67… that is right… number 67 is the winner!!!Β  Now to count 67 comments down! lol

So Kathy since you enjoy the process this ruler and thread will help you out for sure!Β  Enjoy πŸ™‚Β  Please email me your snail mail addy… I have sent you an email already asking for this as well!Β  Congrats πŸ™‚

But that wasn’t enough for me…

I have many new followers…

And more comments than I ever have had so I decided to give away MORE!!!!
Since this was a blessing to me at Easter time… I wanted to bless others from my stash!

Check out these 2 lovely halloweeny fat quarters… headed out to 2 more lucky winners!

Β And the winners of these fat quarters… nice LQS quality fabric go to…


I have emailed each of these winners as well… if you don’t get the email and you are a winner I need your snail mail addy’s to send out your winnings!

To Our Winners!!!!

Hope you will celebrate their winnings and I hope you come and visit me again soon!

I am honored and pleased to have so many new followers and so many entries in this giveaway!

Thanks again for playing EVERYONE!Β  Email me directly at kathibc at yahoo dot com if you didn’t get my personal email and you are a winner!

Whooping It Up!

Although I haven’t gotten as much quilting done as I would have hoped…

This is block 9 counting down… and my focus for the day is to finish this block (the white chalk marked swirl left in the upper left hand corner of the block) and move onto some more feathers…. just a couple… then I can do 2 more blocks πŸ™‚

WHOOPing Productivity!

So what have I been up to besides quilting since not much of that has happened? ha! πŸ˜€

I took this selfie that I like … how often does it happen that the light and the mood and your clothes and… and… and all line up and you are happy with a pic πŸ™‚Β  It is now my personal fb pic!

Also this week I have been planning yet another upcoming quilt… so quilting has been happening… just not much on my honey’s quilt! ha πŸ™‚

Truthfully my fingers on my underhand have gotten sore with some of the less expensive fabrics I used that have a tighter weave… but I love antique fabric so I let my fingers suffer for the final look!Β 

I am very Whoopy about my blog too!Β  Thanks to all of you I now have 57 followers and have over 60 entries in my upcoming GIVEAWAY!

Β If you haven’t entered all 3 times or if you haven’t heard about it yet check out my post and leave a comment… or 3 THERE!Β  Drawing for the winner is April 14!!!

And WHOOPING my honey’s creativity as he has worked this week on taking this case to my Nelly… she is a 1950’s Japanese clone as well but she zig zags and does buttonholes and decorative stitches… because we found her in a thrift store I was able to sell my new machine!!!

Now her cabinet looks like this!
I am giddy with how her case is being transformed… close ups and more on that reno coming up in it’s own post… when he says she is DONE! lol

Β So what have you got to Whoop about?

I am sure you have something awesome that happened this week we could celebrate together…Β  Would love to hear from you!Β  Or link up with Sarah by following the link below πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway all 3 times if you haven’t yet!!

Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚Β  I am whooping a few secret things right now too… will be sharing more about those next week!

This post was written to post with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict ~ Whoop Whoop Friday here πŸ™‚

Going… going… SOLD and SELLING!

After a couple weeks on Ebay my Janome sewing machine sold last night!

Yippee !!!Β  I reduced the price about a week ago to $240.00 from $250.Β  And I offered FREE shipping and put shipping costs into the price of the machine itself to make it an easier transaction πŸ™‚

Yesterday we also got a bid on this beautiful Singer sewing machine with bentwood case…

If you are interested it is an auction that has a few days left with current bid of only $90.00… that is a STEAL for this special machine… see the Ebay listing here for that beauty πŸ™‚Β  She is a collectors dream because she is very rare, vintage, and she sews great!

Notice I used my fave quilt BACK as a drape under the machine to instill the unique beauty of the cabinet and machine.Β  lol πŸ™‚

Now here is some back yard loveliness… our weather on Florida’s east coast has been rainy lately but the sun is shining today and even though it is only supposed to get to 73 degrees today I will be happy to have the sunshine to sew by πŸ™‚

Just off the back porch πŸ™‚
Bird Oasis πŸ™‚

The “bird oasis” started with 2 small elephant ear plants… over time we have added some purple queen (in front).. re-homed a concrete HEAVY birdbath to this area … where birds LOVE to groom themselves during the day and I get to watch… this bird oasis is just outside my sitting area in the Florida room πŸ™‚

Behind those big elephant ears is a “bubbler” or water fountain… I have a smaller one inside the Florida room too!Β  Makes a nice tinkling sound that complements the birds and squirrels playing just outside πŸ™‚

This winter my honey broke that large elephant ear down to babies it had had and posed them throughout the yard…Β  The pic on the left is the far left of the back yard… and the pic on the right is the far upper right corner of the backyard (I see this area mainly when making coffee in the mornings through the kitchen window πŸ™‚

Then there is that crazy blooming aloe vera… she is at it again… blooms will bust open any day now!

Will we get hummingbirds this time or is it still too cool for them I wonder????

In another little corner of the backyard are these beautiful plants…

They were getting full sun and hating it.. so once rehomed, fertilized and watered they are now THRIVING and beautiful I think!Β  And they cover my son’s room window where he keeps a window fan in most of the time… win/win!

Here is a close up of the repurposed trellis…

the wandering jew are looking lovely in their pots and the jasmine is a North Carolina variety I think… it is VERY happy now that we planted it and gave it a place to spread out.. πŸ™‚

On the front of our storage building you can see more established wandering jew… it started out as clippings… we only bought one of these plants and now our back yard is filled with them from cuttings!Β  My honey has such a green thumb!

And if you made it this far in my post… please leave a comment and tell me your fave part of this photo….

It was my fave from this pic taking day last week… πŸ˜‰

Hope to hear from you and hope these sunny outdoor pics brighten your day wherever you are…

Thanks for dealing with my selling blog posts.. we fix and rejuvenate vintage machines and cabinets… so occasionally there will be a sales ad about that machine.Β  We do LOTS of research on each machine we purchase to fix and sell.. so we want the buyer to know what kind of machine they are truly getting.Β  I can’t advertise in a way I can figure out except on this platform… so I appreciate you avoiding the ads if they bother you but assure you my regular posts will still be coming..

As for quilting… well.. I am counting down with 8 1/2 blocks to go and 9 feathers and 3 cornerstones before I get to bind and quilt the cable around the outside border.Β  Looking forward to finishing this project as several others are starting to call to me πŸ™‚

My honey is re-newing Nelly’s cabinet (my Japanese clone zig zag)Β  next post should have pics of that process… for now check this out!

my honey working on a cabinet design πŸ™‚

Cheers to a Wonderful Wednesday!


Easter 2014 Giveaway!

Check out the lucky WinnerS

Anyone up for a giveaway for the season we are entering?Β Β 

Easter is not far off.. it is a time to remember the sacrifices given for our eternal lives.Β  That said… now let me sacrifice some faves from my unused stash…

Please pin/share this giveaway pic πŸ™‚Β  Kathi

~ close up of the giveaway goods ~

The rules are simple…

1.Β  Leave a comment telling me what part of your craft you enjoy most… that is an entry!
2.Β  Leave a comment that you are a follower and how you follow… that is an entry!!
3.Β  Share my pic of the giveaway at the top of this post on some social media outlet like Pinterest or Facebook… that is an entry… just make sure and leave a comment to tell me!!!

Thanks!Β  And for those that like to remain anonymous.. leave an email addy or message me your addy if you win so I can notify you… if I choose you and I can’t contact you I will go pick another winner until I can contact the lucky one!Β  Thanks again πŸ™‚

P. S.Β  Available for worldwide shipping but may not make it overseas by Easter!