Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Okay - all together now!  Give me an L . . . give me an O . . . give me an S . . . give me an E . . . give me an R!  Just call me LOSER!   

Madame Samm's Wantobe Quilter Campaign has been in full steam since August 1st and I am just jumping on the Bandwagon now - I will spare you all my sorry excuses, but needless to say, let's get this party started!

The Fabulous Madame Samm, moderator of Sew We Quilt, is hosting a magnificent campaign for all "Experienced" Quilters and their protege "Wantobe" Quilters now through October 29th.  Generous sponsors are hosting daily giveaways (Saturdays and Sundays excluded) to include, but not limited to sewing machines, batting, patterns, fabric, cutting mats, rotary cutters, thread, scissors, rulers, books, magazines, DVDs . . . oh, my . . . it is making me a bit dizzy thinking of it all!

(Small, very very small disclaimer:  Winners are responsible for shipping charges)

I have excerpted some of the following rules from another of our great Mentor Bloggers, Stitchin' by the Lake, because she condensed everything together so beautifully!
Everyone is eligible! There are two categories: the first is for the new quilter, the person who wants to be a quilter but who doesn't have much in the way of equipment or supplies. There are prizes that will help you get that start you need...everything from thread to rotary cutters, from rulers to sewing machines. The second category is for the "old" quilter, the person who's been quilting for a while but who would love to win some great prizes to add to their stash.

Both groups of quilters register in the same way - you send your name, e-mail address and telephone number to a blogger who has the Wanttobe Quilter Campaign button on their blog, like the one I have posted. You must follow or subscribe to that person's blog as well as to Sew We Quilt aka Stash Manicure.  
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday all you new wanttobe quilters should read the post and COMMENT so that your name will be entered into the drawing. If you sign up with me you must leave my name in your comment every time...that's so I will also be eligible to win. :) If you're an experienced quilter you must comment on Tuesday and/or Thursday's post, also leaving my name. If you don't comment, you don't get entered that day.

Because all of the prizes are being shipped from Madame Samm (that's where all the sponsors are sending the goodies) you will have to pay postage because, heavens, with that many prizes, there's no way she could afford all that postage. I'm just so thankful that she has come up with this wonderful giveaway and is donating her time and labor to coordinate it - what a blessing that is for all of us!
So, what are you waiting for . . . get started NOW (or you will have to wear a LOSER badge like me -lol!)


Friday, August 19, 2011

A Hero In My World

I can't resist a shout-out to this beautiful face!!!

Jennifer McKendrick of Indiana County, PA self-employed photographer, says (among a few other choice statements) "If you are ugly on the inside, I’m sorry but I won’t take your photos to make you look pretty on the outside!"

Jennifer McKendrick - you rock!!!