Monday, January 2, 2012

I have a Winner for my Giveway and HELP

Wow the first Monday of 2012!!

Our Fence?? Well it keeps us in, but I do now have a gate so I can escape LOL
And what was I thinking? Now that Rango can run around and play, you do not want to see a picture of her.
I just gave her a bath a few days ago, and she and Shelby rolled in the dirt most of the day yesterday and oh my GOSH she is DIRTY!

They were both so worn out last night. I am thrilled that she can now run and play. It did not take her long to realize she wan't to let us know she needed outside more often. Before she went out when Shelby wanted out.

But She can still escape!! We purchased some wire that we can string and stretch tight along the bottom, so she will not have a large enough gap to squeeze through. Hopefully we will get that up this week. So in the mean time I have to still go out with them.

Winner of the Giveaway will be posted at the bottom of this post. But first..........

I need to see if any of you can help me out here

I am looking for a quilt, a Couple of years ago I had a wonderful Quilt that was Red and White in the flying Geese Pattern. I do not need the flying geese it just needs to be either red and white, or red white and blue
Handmade completely, yes hand pieced and hand quilted.

It can be worn and tattered as well. Even one that has mostly red in it. I have so many requests for items and I am having no luck finding one, Unless I want to pay high dollar for one, and by that I mean LOTS!!

Using **Lynn's picture from Painting Thyme Needfuls** Yes she purchased this stocking from me as well as the American arrangement above.

So if anyone can find something or may have something please leave a comment or email me. It does not have to be a complete quilt a cutter is fine. I just really need one bad and I am willing to pay good for it just not HUGE !!! I would even be willing to do some swapping for some handmade items.

Now My FIRST winner of 2012!! And oh I am looking forward to my giveaways this year I have some wonderful plans for them. If you are new to my blog I do giveaways every month so be sure to follow along and check in sometimes and most often then not, I may have two a month or have multiple winners!!

The Winner of the Santa Make Do Bobbin is ****PAM of Antique Or Not**** Congrats Pam on winning!
I will be emailing you as soon as I hit that Publish Button to get your address.

Please join me in telling Pam congratulations. 

Ok I have a busy busy day today and tomorrow and I am proud to announce that starting Wednesday Morning this week I am sitting aside an hour every morning with coffee in hand to read and comment more often on others blogs..........I intend to do many things different this year!! And I am so excited about some of them so I hope you visit often in 2012. I love my followers and your comments and emails always brighten my days!! I will post a new giveaway for January in a couple of days.



  1. Congrats to Pam she has been on a lucky it were summer I could find lots of quilts for you but no sales this time of year.I'll have to set some aside for you this summer I pick them up all the time to resell and the ones with a bad spot go pretty cheap.You sound so inspired by the New Year and fresh start.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  2. Congratulations to Pam! Isn't it funny how dirty animals get!

  3. I can never find any old quilts around here or they are ugly ones for the 50's. I love the look of items made with them. Need to make one and then drag it around for awhile;)

    Congratulations to Pam.


  4. Congrats. to Pam. Good luck on finding an old quilt in those colors. Quilts are so expensive in my area. Never find a bargin. Love the items you have made with the red/white. Startin the new year with lots of hope and dreams for a wonderful year. Wishing the same for you. Enjoy your day

  5. Hi Brenda, congratulations to pan is a lovely prize
    Have a nice monday

  6. Congratulations Pam, you are a lucky girl!
    We had a dog who kept getting out of our fence to. Unfortunately we had to put up a whole new fence and I know yours is new. I do not know what you fence looks like but maybe you could bank some soil and plant flowers or add some gravel, of course that is if Rango does not dig.

    Have a lovely day,

  7. Happy New Year, Brenda!
    Congratulations to Pam :)
    I don't have a line on any old quilts right now, but I will keep my eyes open for you. Do you have a price range that you usually shoot for?

  8. Congratulations Pam!
    I never see any quilts like you described, but will keep my eyes open. I hope you find what you're looking for. I love your bunny, he's just great!

  9. I want to say, you lucky gal Pam, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!
    I am so HAPPY that your won a awesome piece that Brenda yourself made. I won last year and I LOVE, LOVE Brenda's work!!!! FAB-U-LOUS!!

    Brenda I want to wish you a Happy New Year and I can't wait to see all the fabulous creative goodies you make in the New year!
    Prim Blessings.

  10. Congratulations to Pam!
    Thanks for hosting another wonderful giveaway, Brenda.
    Happy New Year to you!

  11. Congrats Pam and thank you Brenda for hosting a wonderful giveaway. Will keep an eye out for a quilt.


  12. Hi Brenda,
    Happy New Year!!
    Congratulations to Pam!
    Thanks for another great giveaway!!
    Best to you in the New Year!

  13. OMG...this is what I wake up to this morning?! It's going to be a FANTASTIC day!

    I am so excited to soon be among the ranks of owners of special creations by Brenda! Thank you so much for hosting this fabulous giveaway, Brenda; you are so very generous (and talented).

    Big hugs,

  14. Oh girl, we had that problem with our miniature Schnauzer. I think you were just spoiled with Shelby being a good dog, haha! Ours is 5 years old now and he has gotten better. We had to go around our whole fence line to find where he was getting out. If someone accidentally lets him out, he shoots out and is gone. We have to jump in the truck real quick and chase him down. I wish I could say there is hope for you but mine is still at, just not as much.

    Yes, I can see why the red and white flying geese quilt would be very popular for crafts. It makes up beautifully for Christmas! I bought some cutter quilts and pieces this summer at garage sales and just looked through them. No red and white but lots and lots of blue. Sorry, wish I could help.

    Congratulations to Pam on winning your first giveaway!!

  15. Oh that lucky Pam! Congratulations and what a way to start of the new year too!
    I will be on the look out for you, though what I've been finding around here is NOTHING to what I see that most of you girls find in other parts of the country, none the less I'll keep my eye out!
    Good luck keeping that rascal Rango confined with in the fence!
    Take care~

  16. Hmm..I have a friend who is in the process of moving and getting rid of some of her things. I'll check with her on a quilt! I know she has MANY!!

    Congrats Pam you lucky girl!

    Have a wonderful day. Katie

  17. Hi, Brenda,
    Those two girls of yours are a couple of toddlers with fur!
    I have a cutter that you could have but it's yellow and white predominantly with red and blue here and there. I use Vintage Blessings on eBay for my quilts. She's great.
    Good Luck, let me know if you want mine.

  18. Congratulations to the winner, and I hope you find the quilt you need. How good to set aside time to visit our blogs.
    Happy 2012.

  19. Happy dance for Pat! Dogs rolling in dirt, oh my. I hope you find this quilt you are looking for. ave a great day.

  20. Hey there girlfriend! I 'crashed' into the new year and I'm trying to find all of my buddies again! I have a new computer and feel like I'm just learning how to get on the internet! lol Happy New year!!! I'll keep my eye out for an old quilt for you! And CONGRATS to Pam! She is my blog buddy, too and I'm so happy for her! Warm hugs coming your way, Brenda! ♥♥♥

  21. Congratulations to Pam! That Rango, what a wee dickens! Hope that the wire does the trick to keep her corralled so you don't have to stay outside when she and Shelby are out and about :O) Hope you can find that cutter quilt as well, I'd look up here for you but can't even begin to imagine how much shipping would be to Oklahoma for a big 'ol quilt! Thanks for your continuing generosity Brenda, you are amazing!

  22. Congrats to Pam! Lemme check out Craigslist in this area...I remember there being a large red and white quilt, but I think it was around $200...lovely though. Is that too much?

  23. Congrats to Pam! I'll stop by a few of my fav thrift stores on my way home from the docs, Brenda.
    Thanks for hostessing one of your brilliant Giveaways!

  24. Congrats to Pam and a big Thank you to Brenda for another awesome giveaway. I have not seen any quilts like this. I'll look around at the auction on Wed!!
    Happy New Year Brenda.
    Patti :)

  25. Congrats to Pam!! Let me know if you have any luck on the cutter quilt hunt, I am looking for some too, colors don't matter to me, it's the price. I am going to start hitting yard sales in the spring. I am also watching the white sales this month, I figured I could get a store bought one on sale, stain it and rough it up myself.
    Warm Wishes,

  26. Congrats to sweet Pam for winning this adorable santa!!! Thanks, Brenda for hosting another wonderful giveaway. Happy New Year!


  27. Congrats to Pam. Same here, don't see red and white quilts..let alone hand stitched. Will keep my eyes peeled, just in case. Rango...if there's a will, there's a way!!!!! hahaha

  28. Congrats to Pam!!

    We have a local thrift store that gets quilts in often...I will keep a look-out for red and white ones.

    Now that we have a new yorkie puppy...we are going to have to do the same thing to the bottom of our fence, so that Zoey can't get out.


  29. Congrats Pam! I hope you get your fence fixed Brenda. I wish you luck in finding your quilt. They are very expensive around here too, Valerie

  30. Congratulations to Pam!!!
    Thanks Brenda for hosting a wonderful giveaway!!!!
    Can't wait to see all the new and exciting things you have planned throughout the new year!!!!
    I really don't know where to get some cutter quilts but Kathy at Kittredge Merc. does make a lot of things out of them. Maybe she can help.
    Good Luck!!
    Prim Blessings

  31. Yippee for Pam! It's always a treat to win one of your creations Brenda :-)
    The only person I can think of that would have old quilt stuff is Kathy of Kittredge Mercantile. Good luck!
    Just make sure you don't fill that hour bathing Rango! LOL.

  32. Congrats Pam!Hope that you find the quilt Brenda!Hugs,Jen

  33. Congratulations (belatedly!) to Sweet Pam on a very awesome win! And thank you, once again, dear Brenda, for another amazing giveaway - and your incredible generosity throughout this past year. Among my many treasured blessings in this past year, I certainly count finding you and your friendship....Looking forward to that growing in 2012....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin


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