Friday, November 23, 2012

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? The Better Late Than Never Version...

Good morning, all!!

Yes, for a change, I'm actually writing this post on Friday - because I completely lost track of my days yesterday, plus I fell into a tryptophan-related coma last night - so better late than never, right?  

First off, I promised a winner for my 500th post giveaway - someone will be receiving this.... absolutely awesome Ott Light!!  I have really enjoyed mine, and I'm sure that our winner will love hers too!  So I asked my personal Random Number Generator..... choose a number between 1 and 99, and he chose #78....

tink's mom said...
Congratulations on all of the milestones and especially on giving kathy the incentive to prove herself. What a great quilt she made.
I have too much quilting to do to shop on Black Friday. Seriously, I buy very few actual presents in stores any more. The kids in my life would much prefer cash and I'm the aunt who does not disappoint. Mj Wants an annual pass to Disney world and my sister is getting an airline ticket for a cool trip to Florida in January. All of which gives me a guilt free sewing day on Friday.
Selina, who blogs over at Selina Quilts!!  Selina has been a great friend to our quilt ministry, and is a two-year participant in the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.  Congratulations, Selina!!!  I'll be shipping your loot out to you sometime this week....


And now, back to the regular purpose for Friday - time to get our whoop whoop on!!  Here's what I'm whooping over this week - something I made a few weeks ago, but couldn't show off yet...

I made three of these great pillowcases for my (adult) nieces and my sister - just so they could have "visions of sugarplums" dancing through their heads up until Christmas!  (There's a reason they call me Wicked Auntie!)  The girls stopped by on their way home from college for Thanksgiving, so I got to see the expressions on their faces when they opened their little early gifties...

Here's Heather - I'm pretty sure she'll use hers...

And Rachel - who may be a little too embarrassed
to use hers - but I hope not!!
I didn't get to see my sister open hers, but Heather promises to send me a video she took...   A BIG THANKS to P., who showed off this fabric on her blog - I had no idea there was such delicious Christmas fabric available at Joanns!!

And something else I've been working on - this isn't finished, but I've made it through the hard part.  It may not look like much, but this represents some mind-bending math, a lot of prayer and finger crossing, and a tiny bit of cursing and seam-ripping.....

This is the center of a quilt I'm making for a Christmas present - for someone who doesn't read my blog, thankfully, so I can show it off!  I think the rest of it will go together pretty easily.  I got my inspiration for this quilt from this pretty little mini - but taking it up to lap quilt size from a photograph was an exercise in brain-stretching!


So that's what I'm whooping about today!

How about you?

What have you been working on?

Share - we want to cheer you on!!!

The party will remain open until Sunday night - 
so there's plenty of time to join in.

Be there or be square!!




  1. Whoop whoop - I finished the last block for my BOM! Now on to the assembly . . . have to find a sashing fabric.

  2. I love your pillowcases - so fun! That looks like the beginnings of a beautiful quilt too :)

  3. Brain stretching is a good thing. Keeps it supple and young! Love the pillowcases.

  4. Your pillowcase fabric is hilariously awesome! What fun.

  5. "Visions of sugarplums," ha-ha-ha-snort! Reminds me I've got a couple more of these ready to put together.

  6. My daughter and I saw that fabric in the fabric shop and she just went "uhm... yeah...." I seriously thought of getting some but I couldn't think what I'd make with it. Your pillow slips are FANTASTIC! Wish I'd thought of it since they sold that fabric out lickity split!! :D

  7. Congrats on the 500 post... I know I am late, but congrats can never be late... Now off to complete the top I am working on so I can can post and share!

  8. Well my biggest whoop of the week would have to be my winning of the light. I am so excited you just can't imagine. Thank you so much. Congrats on the 500th post and the many more to come.

  9. Love the pillowcases, lol!! I'm sure the girls loved them!!

  10. Haha! That fabric's awesome. :D

  11. I'm not a big fan of novelty Christmas fabric, but I love that :)

  12. congrats on 500 post.That`s a big milestone.

    This weekend I want to sew last block of How far will you QAL?

  13. Great! Now I know who to call when my brain calculator isn't working!!! Pillowcases... how come I never thinking of making them as gifts???

  14. I love the sugar plum pillow cases. We never really grow up. They were excellent gifts.

  15. He, he, he. My random number generator looks much like yours.


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