Thursday, December 30, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEARS TO EVERYONE....LETS BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A GIVEAWAY!!

I just wanted to have a small giveaway to say thanks and Happy New Years.

I will not have time to answer your comments, so I am sorry. I appreicate all of you that have stopped by via my blog or email to check in on me. Most of you know that I am moving and as of now am in my new home with all our storage sitting around us. Our household items have not even left the port of Pago Harbor....I won't elaborate.

Least way, when I was in Texas this summer I purchased this free motion book, it has alot of tips and advice. One thing it said was that you don't need to go fast

(I have been caught....this lead foot of mine has a need for speed). She gives alot of other wonderful advice and designs.

Then...as I was looking at some of the quilt books(everything seems so new after 3 years)....infact, my husband was out in the cold with the movers, he comes in and goes "Are you having fun"....like I should be doing something else.

Okay....caught again.

I thought this book "A Super Quilter" was pretty awesome for a beginner and for someone who would like all the wonderful patterns it includes.



Maybe you know someone who would like these, or just want them for yourself...no matter, just leave a comment, remember, I probably won't respond but sure do appreciate you coming by for a visit.



So I am leaving you with this......

They say a picture is worth a thousand words......can you see my smile?



I did so some sewing on Mr. Big while waiting for the storage items.....and I have a confession.

After I changed the needle and threaded this puppy...it now purrs..... My husband said this is the quietest machine I have (doesn't he remember Mr. Pfaff....or have I forgotten)?

So...mayabe tonight I can catch up on some desired sewing therapy. I had wanted our air shipment to come in but apparently, it is still on the docks at Pago Harbor with the household items....I say, why not just send them together now...(oh..does that sound grumpy....sorry). This air shipment were items to keep a house running until our household stuff got here...Hummmmmm


My Go cutter and about 6 tops were in this air shipment.... no need crying...JoAnns is just a car drives away (see me smiling again)....HA!!!!!


I will chose a winner January 4th...this is the day my son goes back to basic...

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86 comments:

lesthook said...

I go too fast too! Glad you are settling in. When we came back from Germany 20 years ago it took over a month for our household goods to get here!

JustCindy said...

Your things will be there before you know it and then you will be busy unpacking. Yuck! Mr. Big looks wonderful. Enjoy your therapy.

Elena said...

Those look like good books! I've only done straight line quilting, as I'm too scared to venture into free motion.

Jackie said...

Oh Barb! I'm so sorry to hear your things are held up. I think you need to console yourself with trips to quilt shops. It might take multiple visits as that is surely not good news.

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. I have a deep desire to become proficient at FMQing.

I hope you're staying warm!

Peach Rainbow said...

This would be great for a beginner like me!
Thanks for the chance :D

Yvonne said...

Always love giveaways and what a way to start out the new year. Hope your new year is a wonderful and healthy one.

501 Quilt Blocks said...

I'd love to win the books. Can you ever have too many?! Thanks for the chance to win.

Tudy said...

I would love to win your giveaway. I am so glad you are in your house now. Have you heard if the angels have landed near you?

Carol said...

The books would be really nice to have, as I am just wanting to learn to machine quilt. Ialso have a daughter who is learning to make quilts and the second book would be so good to give her. Thanks for the neat blog!!

swooze said...

I imagined that air shipment being right behind you. Must have been fantasizing! Do they have to wait to have enough cargo before your household goods are "picked up"?

Hang in there!

MoeWest said...

Happy New Year Barb! Congrats on finally moving into your new house. Thanks for the giveaway. I could use those books. I want to improve my FMQ this year.

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh Barb I feel your frustration with not being able to do what you want to do with shifting in all your stuff. Hope its not too long away for you and everything is sorted real soon. Its fun moving into a new house and finding new spots for your different things. I am inlove with your new machine :) Droollllll!! I would love to win the books as any help I can get is much appreciated in the machine quilting department :) Happy moving Barb :) hugs Vicki

Lynn W, aka Alamosa Quilter said...

Glad you are finally in your new house! But having your stuff stuck elsewhere is no fun. At least you have Mr. Big and a JoAnn's close by!

wackywoman said...

No need to respond. I know how busy you must be and after all Mr. Big is waiting. I keep going to my SewVac and petting mine. Well their's right now.

Crispy said...

It's good to know that you have something other than a hotel roof over your head even if you don't have all the necessities....well you do, you have quilting stuff LOL.

Happy New Year My Dear Friend!!

Crispy (ps don't put me in the drawing for the usual reasons LOL).

Patty said...

What a wonderful new sewing machine! Thanks for the giveaway. The books look interesting.

luv2quilt2 said...

Glad to hear that you're in your house now. Good luck with all the work it takes to get settled.

Colleen said...

Wow! hope it all gets there soon! I am just learning about machine wuilting anad I have a very lead foot. Though my sister thinks the quilt I mad her is great so..

bArb said...

I keep saying one of these days I'm going to learn how to free motion quilt...if I could be so lucky, I just might have a little help with your New Years give-a-way!

bArb said...

hmmmm I will try that again.
I always said one of these days I'm going to learn how to free motion quilt, well maybe with your New Years give-a-way I just might have a little help if I should win

lisa said...

glad you are slowly getting settled. I wish I could help! Heck set me up in that craft room and I'd get it organised for you *wink wink*

Terri said...

You have my sympathies, Barb. I grew up on military moves and in my young married life. It's no wonder once I bought a house I never wanted to move again. Good luck to you and your family and have some fun sewing with Mr. Big in the meantime. I would love to be entered in the giveaway, as well.

Needled Mom said...

I can only imagine how excited you must be to finally be settled with all of your things. Are you absolutely loving the accessibility of fabrics and supplies in the states?

Happy New Year, Barb.

Andee said...

Congrats on the move and hope things smoothe out soon!

Barbieann said...

Sure hope you get all your belongings soon and get back to feeling like a home again. Its been a delight reading your blog and your many adventures

Fiesta said...

Barb, I like your machine set up. I hope the new year brings you lots of sewing time in your new home

Donna said...

Who needs household or personal items with that thousand word picture in the house? Enjoy your new home!

SewCalGal said...

I thought this was move day. How do you find time to hold a giveaway? Either way, your giveaways are always fun. And I just added this to my page for insights on giveaways & contests: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

PS - Please do not pick me in your giveaway. I just wanted to say hi!

Mystica said...

If I am the first I am glad! Please count me in and also let me wish you all the very very best for 2011. May it be filled with much joy, peace and happiness always.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'd be happy to win your books. Love your machine.

Billie

Melissa said...

I love that table! Glad you are in your home finally. I bet the staff at that hotel are still talking about the lady that filled her room with sewing stuff!

Susan Entwistle said...

You're an hour's drive from me....if you want to borrow the Go, anything...let me know. Glad to see the new machine has staked out territory in the new house. :) )(Oh, and please don't count me in the drawing)

SheilaC said...

Don't enter my name..... just want to say I am happy that you are getting settled in your new home!
What a wonderful way to start off the new year.... can't wait to see where you take us :)

SheilaC

Marcia W. said...

2011 is the year for me to learn how to use my mother's new sewing machine for machine quilting. Thanks for the giveaway as can use a FMQ beginners book. Here's wishing you a Happy New Year and a reunion soonest with your prized possessions. p.s. Your sewing table looks great.

Joanna said...

Love the name you gave your new sewing pal. Mr. Big looks great. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Hands Sew Full said...

Well, I am glad at least you are in your new home! Unpacking is ....let's just say unpleasant! I have just started to free motion quilt and it is a little scary! Maybe this book would be of some help! I can hope ! I do hope that your things arrive safe and sound and in a timely fashion. Take care.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Well I'm sure hoping 1 is my lucky number! I'm trying hard to teach myself free motion quilting and I'm still looking like a drunk monkey - well, not me, the quilting is looking that way. :) blessings, marlene

Millie said...

Happy New year, Barb! May all your wishes come true. Wow, 6 quilts in the mail, you are a go cutter lady for sure.

Kim said...

Good to hear that you have maintained your sense of humor. Things rarely go as intended so good that you have a back-up plan for all things sewing, but what on earth are you supposed to do for those "essential" household goods that are still sitting in Pago Harbor? For Pete's sake...!

LuAnn said...

I hope you get some sewing time. The therapy is priceless. Hope your things get there really soon.......Happy New Year

Diane H said...

Santa delivered my new sewing machine today so I could really use those books, thanks Barb. Hope you recieve your 'stuff' soon.

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

Barb, I am glad you are settling in albeit very slowly. Your machine looks beautiful in your new home.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Those books look like great resources and I'd be thrilled to win them! I hope all your stuff arrives safely and soon!

Happy New Year!

MGM

Jen said...

I would love a chance to brush up on FMQ! I don't get nearly as much practice as I need! I hope you get all settled soon, I know how stressful it is to be misplaced. Although I guess you can say Home is where the sewing happens, lol. Happy New Year!

Mary L. said...

Did I miss the fact you have a nice little table for your new machine? It looks like a great set up! Enjoy your time with your son and have a Happy New Year!

quilary said...

Isn't the sewing machine and table the things that do keep the house running!
I am trying not to make New Years resolutions that I can't keep, but I'd break that rule and say I'd like to learn to free motion quilt if I won the books. Thanks for the chance to win.
Happy New Year!

BubzRugz said...

Lovely machine.... I can feel your smile from here....
Hugz

Debbie said...

Please include me in your giveaway! Thanks so much! I hope that you are settled in your new home soon so that you can get all the sewing therapy you need, lol!

Regina said...

YAY YAY YAY for finally being in your house. So sorry your things haven't made it yet but I'm sure you'll make do. As you said JoAnns is just a car ride away ;)

Enjoy your time with your son. Of course you should spend every minute with him. :) Please tell him Thank you from everyone at my house. I could never do what he does. He's amazing.

Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Now I have to go wipe the drool off of my chin after looking at your new machine. :)

quiltingnana said...

I have been trying free motion quilting so those books would be so helpful...Happy New YEar

free indeed said...

Barb, it will be nice to have you settled and 'nesting' with your own stuff, hopefully soon! I am looking jealously on at that table...I've been eying different drop in ones for a while, but hesitate with the money (of course). :) Looking forward to the new year of posts to read....
Shelley

kpaints said...

At least you have the important stuff...sewing materials and tools! Good luck, getting the house together!

Kelley O said...

It would be a treat to win your great giveaway! Thanks for having such a great blog
Kelley

Linda said...

Glad to hear that you're in your house now. I'm sorry you don't have all your stuff around you yet but at least you have a new machine to play with and a Joann's close by. Have fun getting settled and decorating your new place! A clean slate to start over! A new year to start at a new place too! How exciting but challenging. Thanks for the giveaway and thinking of us while you are so busy. That's why we follow you! Take care and have a wonderful and prosperous new year.

Karen S said...

I don't need any more books -- I just stopped by to wish you a happy new year! And commiserate about that heavy foot. "- it hurts my motor to go so slow..."

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am so wanting to improve my machine quilting skills in the new year. I'm glad to hear that you are able to play a little. It sure is a stress reliever :-) Happy New Year!

Patty said...

I'm glad to hear that you are in your house but sad that your stuff hasn't arrived yet. But at least you have a sewing machine at your ready.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Happy New Year Barb!Glad to hear you are in your new home. Unfortunately without any household items. Sometimes it is just easier for me to run out to JoAnn's instead of finding a missing fabric in my stash lol. Love having fabric stores near by.

Glad to hear you are getting to spend some time with your Son. My Daughter is shipping back out on the 3rd.

James-Linda said...

SUCH NEAT BOOKS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

andsewon said...

Just popping in to wish you a very Happy Healthy New Year!
Enjoy your new home and machine in 2011!!!
Hugs,
Lola

Deb said...

Mr Big looks very content there!! Glad you are enjoying your new machine, Barb.

Bet you wish you were back on the island at the moment! Just been watching the news here and it's either snowstorms or tornadoes! Yikes, what have you gone back to!!

Happy New Year.

Carlotta said...

Happy New Year Barb!!

~Tootles!

Kim D. said...

Just stopped to say hi Barb! Glad you are in the house, at least you have that sewing machine to keep you busy. I also sem to have a lead foot. Don't enter me either. Take care and have a Happy New Year!

rebecca said...

Happy New Year!! Thanks for the give-away. Here's hoping you are settled soon.

gill said...

Can I join in from the UK??
Thanks
Happy New Year

Pokey said...

Oh, I'm happy that the big move has arrived! I hope the unpacking goes smoothly. Happy New Year, Barb!

scraphappy said...

Good luck getting all your stuff back. Doesn't it feel a bit like your life is being held hostage? Still, as long as you have a sewing machine and a car to get to the fabric shop, life can go on. Happy purring.

Sherry said...

Well hopping you will get your stuff soon. Hope it is already on its way. At least JoAnees is not to far. I was at Joanns this weekend and bought alot. More then I thought I would of. Thanks goodness I have to go to the US to get to a Joanns and there not here in Canada. I would be there all the time and I would not have any mony then.

Dresden Quilter said...

I am glad to see that at least Mr. Big is safe. Hope the move goes smoother.

Donna Joy said...

I haven't braved the free motion quilting yet, this book might give me info to be brave enough to start. Thanks.

Sandy said...

I hope you get your things soon. You must be so frustrated! Good luck and Happy New Year!!!!=)

Robyn said...

Thanks for the giveaway! You will look back later and laugh at all of this...
May you be richly blessed in 2011!

Nanci said...

I think the best part of your blog today, is that you are now only a car drive away from a shop. Yeah, a few pointers on free motion would be good. since it's what I do.

Bridget B said...

would love to win your books. Thanks for having a giveaway. Glad to hear you are getting organized and hope your things will be there soon.

Terri. said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

Becky said...

I feel your pain. We had problems in our last move. I had packed a first night box with sheet, t paper, coffee pot, etc. Only 51% of our items arrived including our Christmas decorations (it was July). It took 10 days for the remainder of our goods to arrive. Enjoy your sewing! Joanne's is having a sale. You must visit:) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Shari said...

Looks like you are sewing again so life is good!!

Kathryn said...

AH,free motion quilting. I've lusted over the idea of it for a long time now, practicing some but not enough, worried that I don't know enough. Thank you so much for your drawing. Good luck getting settled in and hope your things arrive soon!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Free motion is like a speed trap to me. Scary!!
Patti

Sheri said...

It's great to have you back on the "mainland". I am drooling over Mr. Big but is still love my 6500. Happy quilting!

Jittina said...

A very happy, healthy and quiltfull 2011!
I keep my fingers crossed that all your household goods will arrive soon.
Sure could use some good advice on free-motion-quilting, so this book would be great (and a book with great patterns is also very welcome).

Jittina, the Netherlands

PattyBYoung said...

Happy New Year!

Girltwin64 said...

Just found your blog and I love it.... so much to read and see! Giveaways too!

Nanbon44 said...

I have been learning machine quilting and the book would be really helpful, maybe tell me what I do wrong

Pat S. said...

It's so nice of you to have this giveaway.....thanks for the chance to win!!!

stampmeup said...

I would LOVE to win the books. I have one of them on my wishlist right now @ Crafter's Choice.. Thanks for the chance to win! I hope your moving-in process will go smooth(er)... and thank your son for his service to our country on my behalf.