Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Celebration Continues

**** Note - If you are looking for the Intrepid Thread Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway you will find it here :)

What better way to celebrate one's Blogiversary than signing up for an awesome conference!!!  I have wanted to  attend the Sewing Summit since I heard about it but have put it off because the timing was a bit off for me (more on that below).  But yesterday I decided (after a little discussion with my sweet husband and my mother) that I am Going!!!!!  I am so excited!!!!

So what was holding me back . . . Well, I am due to have our 5th child some time around the 25th of September.   But I decided that gives me a good 2 weeks to recover before the conference.  And my wonderful mother, who happens to live just outside of SLC has agreed to watch the wee little one during the day for me.  Ya, I really want to attend this conference!!!

I wish I could stay up late at the hotel with all of you ladies and run around in pj's gabbing with everyone but I will be content with attending the conference in the day and taking care of my newest little bundle of joy in the evening. (and probably most of the night :)   So if you see me there and I happen to be falling asleep just give me a quick nudge :)  Can't wait to meet some of you in person!!!!  Yippee Skippee!!!!

P.S. Check back tomorrow for another fabulous Sponsor Giveaway :)
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Blogiversary to Happy Quilting!!!! (Celebrate in Giveaway style :)


Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness!!!  Happy Quilting is a year old today!!!  And I have to say, what an amazing year it has been.  I originally created this blog so that I would stop taking over the "family blog" with all of my quilting pictures.  That was my only purpose.  And in 1 year, one tiny year, later it has grown in leaps and bounds!!!  I am just blown away by the amount of growth!!  And I am just thrilled with that growth and the opportunities this blog has given me in my little quilting corner of the virtual world.

And it would not be possible without all of you!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you out there!!!  For those that read Happy Quilting, that leave sweet comments, that make my tutorials, and that generally just make me feel so happy in this quilting endeavor!!  You all are what makes Happy Quilting so fun!!

So . . .  to say thanks, with the help of some of my amazing sponsors, we will be having a few giveaways this week in celebration!!  Yippee Skippee!!!!  (Who doesn't just love a good giveaway)

Up first is a sweet sweet giveaway from The Intrepid Thread.  I just have to say that Julie's shop is amazing and if you haven't checked it out, you are missing out.  She always has great deals going on and she has a super fun Friday giveaway each week on her blog :)

So what does Julie have for you to possibly win??  How about a stunning Fat Quarter Pack of Wrenly!!!!  Aren't these just amazingly, absolutely, adorable!!!  There are 13 Fat Quarters in the Mandarin and Gypsy line :)

The Nitty Gritty . . .   You have three chance to win, and please, leave a separate comment for each (for a total of 3 comments max :) If you leave one saying I did it all, Mr. Random.Org will only count it for one.

1 - Be a follower of Happy Quilting or become one and leave a comment.  Your comment doesn't have to say "I am a follower" anything will do  (as long as it is clean :)  (It's easy, just click follow up in the top left hand corner :)

2 - Be a follower of The Intrepid Thread Blog or become one and leave a comment.  Leave me any old comment about The Intrepid Thread, like I said, it is an amazing shop.

3 - Alert the Media - Post on facebook, twitter, or your blog about this giveaway.  Leave a comment saying where you wrote and a link :)  You can post on all 3 sites but it only gets you one entry, but giveaway karma is a wonderful thing :)

Giveaway will be open until July 17th and a winner will be announced on the 18th :)  So get commenting :) And that's all!!!  Now go grab yourself a piece of cake and celebrate Happy Quilting's 1 year Blogiversary with me!!  Yipeee Skippee!!!!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!!

So the past 3 weeks have flown by!!!  And I have to say, I LOVE IT!!!!  We have spent more time with family in the last 3 weeks than we probably have in the last 3 years.  (possibly an exaggeration but you get the idea. :)  We pretty much get to the house in time to climb into bed and start all over the next day.  We have had a baptism, a blessing, a holiday, and today we have a birthday and tomorrow a Reunion. Yippee Skippee for living close to family again and not having to miss out!!!

Because of this, it also means I have had a 3 week sewing break.  Which I have to say, feels really weird.  (But it is okay, family first :)  But, starting Monday, things will begin to slow down and I am hoping to get to spend some time sewing in my new sewing room and not just painting it :)

Which is good because . . . I am behind on my VIBee Block.  (Sorry Meagan).  I am going to be turning these . . .

into this, I hope :)
And starting something special for my Grandmother with this.

And whipping up these adorable little books for another special someone.

So here is to sewing time starting on Monday the 11th!!!!

And . . . . That is not all that is happening on the 11th.  July 11th just happens to be Happy Quilting's 1 Year Blog Anniversary!!!  Can you believe it, I know I certainly don't believe it has been a year.  So check back Monday because there is some major celebrating to do!!!!  (hint, hint, giveaway time :)
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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Riley Blake Quilt Contest!!!

A few months back I made a tutorial for Riley Blake Cutting Corners . . .Do you remember it??  If not, you can find all about it here :) Anyhow, It was my first time working with Riley Blake fabric and I loved it. I seem to recall from the comments that many of you also love working with Riley Blake fabric.  So . . . . .   I thought some of you might be interested to know that Riley Blake is having a little quilt contest and you could win a stinking cute Beach Cruiser Bike.  Here is where to find out about the details :)

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Christmas In July!!!

I just love Christmas!!!!  So you can imagine my excitement to the announcement of the Moda Bake Shop's Christmas In July month!!!  Yippee Skippee!!!  All month long there will be tutorials loaded with Christmas goodness.  And yes, there will be one from me later this month (I finished it almost 2 months ago and it has been killing me to keep it on the down and low for so long :)  So check it out all month!!  I busted out a few Christmas CD's in celebration :)

And it wouldn't be a proper teaser without a picture.  So here is a little peak from my Christmas in July project coming out on the 19th :)

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