Monday, September 8, 2008

Blog Goodness

Three months ago I would never have known the term "blog goodness," but it is a phrase I love now! I also like the phrase "I heart..." Anyway, today was a "blog goodness" kind of day! Today I went to the post office, and this is what was waiting for me...I won a give-away from Anna last week. Anna has a great blog that I just found not too long ago; she is a very talented quilter and has a really fun blog! My package was so cute...inside some of the gifts were wrapped...I felt like I was having a birthday! There were two Dove chocolate bars (one I've already eaten), Bath & Body Works lotion (one of my favorites), a new issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, and if that weren't enough already, seven Christmas fat quarters and a beautiful handmade bag. There was also a gorgeous (I think it was handmade as well) card. It was so much fun. I absolutely cannot wait to do a giveaway of my own (hint hint...check back around the first of October)! Also along the lines of blogging...my wonderful friend Dawn has just started her blog--she is a very creative, talented quilter who like me is new to the blogging world.
This quilt is a departure from my regular style...and it is very dear to me. It is the only quilt in my collection made with batiks (I like batiks, but I don't often buy them...there are always so many other fabrics that I gravitate towards). Two great friends were taking a class about two years ago and invited me to join them--it was the first time I had ever taken a class (my grandmother was my first quilt teacher). I learned so many things from the class including paper piecing and getting an accurate 1/4" seam. It changed my quilting...I have been more accurate in the last two years than ever before!

And I've been doing a lot of stitching this week. The above sampler I did in 4 days...I love this sampler, but I don't recommend stitching it in 4 days! It is a design by Leanne of Leanne's House.

I'm also trying to get all of my Stitcher's Angel projects done. This one was designed by May Britt; I'm hoping to get some flower buttons soon and get this made into a bag. My other Stitcher's Angel projects are started; hopefully in a couple of days I'll have some more stitching and some finished projects to share! Thanks for stopping by...Have a terrific day!

14 comments:

ivoryspring said...

Hello Sherri,

Thank you for visiting, and leaving the kind comment about my quilt!

Your blog is absolutely beautiful!! I love all the quilts you have done -- love all the colors you have incorporated in your quilt.

Dawn said...

Ohhh and awwww! Your quilt is stunning! I don't think I've ever seen it in person? Love ya!

Chookyblue...... said...

your Leanne's House stitchery is lovely......

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri your angel is just lovely and your sampler, wow that is just so nice...thank you so much for dropping by my blog...I will be back

Anna M. said...

Hi Sheri! I'm so glad you like the giveaway prize! I wish I could say that the card was handmade, but it wasn't...bought it at Wal-Mart of all places...I thought it was cute too.

Also, I love your stitcheries. I know I keep saying this, but you really do do beautiful work (did I word that right?). =)

Christine said...

Hi Sherri. I love your blog. Have just read back through all your archives. Your stitching is all so beautiful and your great photos show it off so well. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog ... I have added you to my blogroll and will definitely drop by again soon.
Christine

DAWNIE said...

Love your Stitchery - Leanne's house is also one of my favourites. Talented designer

Karen said...

I like what I see! On your side bar is a picture of a quilt made with stepping stone blocks between other pieced blocks. Tell me about it, please.

Dana said...

Your quilt is amazing! Love it!

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your quilts are eye candy and I admire your talent!

Christine said...

Thanks again for your nice comments. Do you realise you are set up as a no-reply blogger? If you want to change this Chookyblue did a good post about it on July 3rd. It will make it much easier for us to reply to you ... and we want to.
Christine

Felicia said...

What a beautiful quilt :)

Sarah said...

OH you were so lucky to get that package!

BUt I am even more impressed with the amount of stitching you have done! Beautiful sampler!

Kellie said...

Hi Sherri! What beautiful things you have made! And a stitchery in 4 days ... did you sleep????? Well done!
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment with me! Very nice to 'meet' you!