Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August Block and a Winner

First of all, let's announce the winner of Konda's Simply Charming Minis - I entered the number of comments yesterday into the random number generator and it came up with 2.  Congratulations to Sandra!

And now for the Hello Sun August Block.
It seems like I finished the July block just yesterday...
I guess it was last week :) The instructions for the August Block is available here. If you are just getting started on the Hello Sun Quilt Along, you can find all of the block instructions here. Be sure to post pictures of your block in the Flickr group.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Simply Charming Mini's Book Tour

Konda's done it again, and has published another amazing book.  This one, I have to admit is one of my favorites.  I love mini quilts. In fact I have several hanging on my dinning room wall.

When I was first introduced to Moose on The Porch's pattern books I fell in love with the each of Konda's instructions and the color combinations that she uses.  Creating mini quilts from charm packs allows you to get those same color combinations yourself...not to mention that you can create these little beauties out of your scraps as well.

Be sure to check out the Mini Quilt Along starting September 11th.  They will be making a quilt every two weeks from Simply Charming mini's and giving away some awesome prizes.

Speaking of awesome prizes, Konda is offering a free copy of her new book to one of you. Just leave a comment here and I will choose a winner by Tuesday.

Hop on over to Spun Sugar Quilts tomorrow for another chance to win!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Peddling My Goods

Remember my Ablation? Long story short...during this past Christmas season (just after turning 40) I was facing a hysterectomy. 
I didn't go into great detail here, because frankly I was sad and embarrassed.  The symptoms leading up to the decision were personal, physically and emotionally draining and not really something that you go into detail even with the closest of friends. There was the threat of cancer, waiting for test results and just trying to get through Christmas.
After talking to the doctor, weighing my options, considering my minimal insurance coverage and spending a lot of time in prayer, I opted for an ablation - in office to spare expenses.  
All went well and so far my body seems to be back to normal (a large percentage of women that have an ablation still end up with a hysterectomy within two years).  
 The worst was behind me...then i received the $3800 doctor bill.  That was after the cash patient discount. 
So, in order to "make ends meet", I've decided to put myself out there and appeal to my online community.  I've opened another Etsy Shop, aptly named My Ablation
All of the sales from my shop will go towards that doctor bill - plus I have some dang cute jewelry listed there :) Please stop by, grab a cute pair of earrings and you don't see just what you are looking for, drop me a message and I'll see what I can make for you :) Thanks for your support!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Changing it Up

My parents came for a visit to see little miss
While they were here, we did a little of this
and a whole lot of that
Which left me with no time at all for this
So, let's change it up a little this month.  Here is the Hello Sun July Block.  This time, you choose the colors!  The sun is setting/raising over the ocean depending on which coast you are thinking of.  Will your water be 5 different fabrics, or just alternate between two.  What about Mr. Fish? What color will he be?  I'll catch up on my block and get August ready for you. I can't wait to see what you come up with.