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Sunday, January 15, 2012

the big chill and a giveaway!

The temperature this morning read -9f when I got up. It is now 8.23am and it has warmed up to -8f! Westkill Creek which runs through our property and is always running, is almost frozen over and not running! We had to take buckets of water out to the horses. I will be surprised if we reach double digits todday although the sun is shining and the sky is a lovely blue! It is very pretty looking out from the warm house.
Yesterday was a very good day for me. The owner of a local quilt shop called me and ask me if I would like to quilt the shop hop quilt! I am really excited to do this. I am really the new kid on the block in this county and have only lived here for 3 years. A lot of my quilting jobs in the first year came from not so local people but now I am beginning to get more local customers and this is just what I needed. I have quilted a couple of things for her before but never the shop hop quilt. Hooting here! I ran up a couple of Valentine wall hangings for my etsy shop. One sold and this one is still for sale. It is quilted in a 'hearts a flutter' pattern. Valentine quilt
Lastly I would love to tell you about a great January giveaway over at patchworkdelights! Fiona is graciously giving away some threads and a lovely book. All you have to do is become a follower of her blog, her shop, her facebook page, all easy things to do because she has such fun pages and her shop is 'delightful'! Check it out!! It is time for me to get a wiggle on here. Have a great day out there my friends and stay warm!! Ooroo for now!

4 comments:

Hoola Tallulah said...

That is such an honour that you were asked to quilt the stores quilt for their shop hop, I'll bet they didn't choose lightly either, given the nature of the quilts intended use, it will have to be perfect, they obviously think you're super awesome (and they are right of course!). Loving your sweet valentines treats.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations!! I always pick up a kit of the shop hop quilt for my MOM. Love the valentines mini. We are cold here, but had to draw the thermal drapes for that sun today.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Yay for you on getting the quilt job. That's great!

ElfRenee said...

Congratulations!