Thursday, January 21, 2010

Speech! Speech!



I feel like Drew Barrymore at the Golden Globe Awards – hyperventilating and so giddy that she forgot all the things she wanted to say when she won her award! (By the way, what WERE those spiny little things doing on her shoulder and waist?) I had all these wonderful things to say about winning my FIRST giveaway, but, alas, they have slipped my mind!

I do want to send a shout of thanks to Karen of Sew Many Ways for giving so generously in celebration of her one-year blogiversary. It feels odd to receive a gift from someone who is the one deserving of the gift! And what a wonderful gift she gave – not one, but TWO packs of Warm and Natural cotton batting!


Wow! This whole thing just goes hand in hand with my latest goal. I’ve recently been inspired by a new blogger friend, Rae Ann of Cutie Pinwheel, about a sewing/quilting goal for 2010. I actually hadn’t made any resolutions or goals, and didn’t plan on it, until she shared with me hers. I got to thinking that maybe it would be good for me to set myself a quilting goal, too. I had already decided that this year I would not be making any bed quilts to sell in my shop because they are just to hard to unload – custom quilts are a better way to go, that way the customer can choose their pattern and color scheme. Anyway, I still love to quilt and my patchwork quillows sell wonderfully, especially near the holidays. Each year I make about 15 of them and they are all gone by the start of the next year. Plus, it gives me something to hand quilt while watching TV (I’m not a huge fan of machine quilting large items). A quillow is basically just a quilt, usually about 42” wide by 70” long and but it has a pocket at one of the ends where you can fold the quilt up tuck it into this pocket and it then becomes a decorative pillow.


A quillow is just the right size for snuggling under in your recliner or on the couch, and the bonus is that you can tuck your feet into the pillow pocket and they stay extry warm!!!


So, what I’m trying to say is that I have set myself a goal of making at least one patchwork quillow every two weeks for a yearly total of 26! I’ve already completed about 4 or 5 and have a few in progress now.

Karen’s gift of batting fits my needs perfectly!

Thank you, Karen, for your extreme generosity and your friendship! I wish you many more TTT blogs!!!  I also hope someday I have HALF as many followers as you do!  :)


Now, all I have to do is win a Kitchen Aid mixer from Pioneer Woman and I will be a complete woman!!!


4 comments:

Sandra said...

Hi Jenn! Congrats on winning Karen's giveaway! I've used Warm and Natural for years, and I love it. I'm a machine quilter and it always handles so nicely under the needle without streching. Best of luck on finishing your quillows and winning that beautiful Kitchen Aid!

Blogless me said...

Congratulations on your win!

a fan of anything chocolate said...

I just love your "quillow". What a clever idea !

Red Shoes for Rwanda said...

Yea you! :) Very cool! I hope you win that mixer, too! :)Mine doesn't pivot at the middle like that one, but it has changed my life! :)Hope you have an amazing day! xxoo

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