Monday, February 15, 2010

Good Morning!

So how was the weekend peoples? We had an impromptu visit from Frankie at the end of last week which was a lovely treat.
It was nice and sunny yesterday, so we did some miscellaneous stuff in the yard. Nothing exciting, just basic yard cleanup. It was a very relaxing day. Honestly we could be professional relaxers.. its a gift people.
In other news, Alex gave me a couple of Honey Bear patterns and 4-in-1 tools to share with you... so as usual leave a comment and I'll draw some names later in the week, lets say Thursday?
I'm going to have to turn word verification back on for a while, the spam comments are driving me nuts. I hate to do it as I know it's a hassle for you guys. If it doesn't slow down the weirdos then I'll turn it back off.
So that's it people. What's new with you?


Blogger mascanlon said...

I did a little sewing this weekend, swap blocks that need to be on the way to Paris in a few weeks. totally different style for me, Kaffe Fassett with scrappy fabrics. Fun! And I'd love to have Alex's new tools, thanks for asking!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Jewel said...

I did a major push to get some things finished this weekend.

Dang Spammers.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I'm hoping to get out to my Quilt Buddies more than one day this week, Celebrating DH 56th B-day today, so gotta make him a PIE...

8:07 AM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

Where do these spammers come from?? They need to get a life! How sweet of Alex to share. Her new 4 in 1 tool looks great! Have a wonderful week :-)

8:11 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

I have started to clean out my studio! It's a HUGE job!!! Our guild is having a purging sale and I'm hoping to make millions!!! (LOL well, a couple of hundred maybe) I should have started at the beginning of the weekend. Today is Family Day here in Alberta, Canada so it's a day off and I can get back out there!!!

8:22 AM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Somewhere I read that if you set the word verification for comments to only be for posts that are older than 14 days, it will solve the problem? For some reason, most spam hits older posts which is lucky -- that way current post commenters don't have to do the word verification. Have your spams been attached to older posts and would that work for you?

8:26 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

sorry to hear about those anoying spammers!

8:26 AM  
Blogger ritad said...

Loved having a quite weekend to get some projects finished. WHAT, I got a project finished??? I'm hearing the thunders roar! But, I did, I got some projects finished. I'll be mailing my sister in law her applique pillow this week that I made for her. Now on to the other 999 UFPs.

8:49 AM  
Blogger MdmSamm said...

Oh and good morning to you...I would love to concur, we need a gathering of professional relaxers,imagine how quiet our world would be>? lol
You certainly love life don't you...
you make sew many of us smile and think...
blessings madame samm

8:50 AM  
Anonymous sherri said...

Sorry about the spammers. I love reading your blog!

8:52 AM  
Blogger badlandsquilts said...

We had a nice few days away up north...last night I did some late night surfing and ordered the Japanese Pink Patchwork book for my MIL for her birthday...she was just drooling over it this summer when you and Freda posted about it... and of course to get the free ship minimum I ordered a little something for myself!

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Trying to finish some applique projects and also crocheting.


8:54 AM  
Blogger Annette said...

Such a darling pattern. I had planned to sew this weekend, but my kids were here...that's the only thing more fun than stitching.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous hayjude said...

I would love to get some UFO's finished but with the kitchen table as my work space (that has to be cleared off for meals) and 3 kids (9-14) that have to be shuttled around I have no time! I only ever get things worked on when I am taking a class. I guess I have to take more classes then!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Kelly L. said...

The only yard work we have in Pennsylvania is shoveling snow! It is really bad here this year but it gives me a great excuse to stay in my sewing room for hours! Love the honey bears!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

I had close to 150 people over this weekend to say goodbye to my son that is leaving for 2 years. I am looking for a massage today. LOL!
A special thanks to Alex for the 4 in 1 tool and pattern . How fun!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

What a fun giveaway. Sorry to hear about the spammers. I've had a few, but seems that with word verification I don't get any. Good luck.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Library Gal Quilts said...

Good Morning to you PKM! It's a fine day in Chico and I am off to sew with friends at Honey Run. Finished a Rounierres Charm Quilt this weekend and am getting ready to teach Liberated Baskets again at Morning Star on Saturday. And it's Lulu's 26th birthday today! Mexican food for dinner, yippee! I had just seen that darling AA pattern advertised somewhere and thought oooohhh I want that! And a cool tool? Yes! So drop my name in the bucket for the drawing. And have a mighty fine week! Pam in Chico

9:43 AM  
Blogger ccweigel said...

I love your blog and I would just love to win!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Oh! What a cute pattern! and the 4-in-1 tool looks marvelous....I hope you pick me! Thanks so much for thinking of us out here in blogland!

9:51 AM  
Blogger life in red shoes said...

4 in 1 tool? Can it help a spaz like me?
Count me in, I need all the help I can get!

9:52 AM  
Blogger isa & marta said...

Gracias por compartir, ponga por favor mi nombre en los papelitos.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I would love to win one of those goodies...always enjoy your blog!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Sharon S said...

I've had my eyes on one of those great 4 in 1 tools. Getting ready to come to CA to see my daughter & grandson. Can't wait!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Tabitha said...

Dreamed about yard snow but too windy and cold here in the desert. I can't wait to see my roses again! 12 million things to sew and only got 11/2 done this weekend...have a lovely week!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Professional relaxer. I love it! How can I become one? That 4 in 1 looks interesting.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

We babysat our 2 grandsons over night. When they got picked up Sunday and were gone, my husband asked me, "Was that just 24 hours or were they here for a week?"!! We were tired. So no sewing for me this weekend. No yard work either as the ground that is showing is frozen. Supposed to get 8-10 inches tomorrow. We've had very little snow this year so I guess I'm due. They've been getting it all south of us.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Bridget said...

I think it's okay to have the word verification on.....

on another note, love this 4 in 1 tool! Very useful!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I am busy taking no prisioners when I finish a project. I am determined to use up all of the fabric when the main project is done. So far it is working out pretty good. I am having to stretch my bitsy brain a bit but it is fun! You continue to just be an inspiration to me and so many others. Alex is wonderful to give you things to pass along. I would be please to participate in your giveaway. So far this year I have 18 projects finished and more to be added to the list soon. I am always excited to read your blog.
Nancy in AZ

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am home sick for California! Send me some sunshine, please! I am about to be snowed in again! Gotta start organizing my sewing room!

BTW word verification does not bother me!

10:44 AM  
Blogger ytsmom said...

Ilove me some good relaxing!

11:19 AM  
Anonymous mkdquilts said...

I've been quilting all morning. Sometimes it's just no fun knowing that you have hours of quilting left to do no matter how much you like to quilt. Could use a little relaxing, do you have any tips?

11:20 AM  
Blogger Jo Anne said...

Since I am working on improving my applique skills, the prize would be well used. Thanks.

11:36 AM  
Blogger SheilaC said...

Enjoying a long weekend with a little sewing,reading,relaxing... and enjoying the sun today before a snow storm tomorrow.

No worries on the word verification. I just recently turned mine off to try it, but I don't get the traffic that you do.

Thanks for the give away


11:36 AM  
Blogger Red Geranium Cottage said...

Nice give aways!!
What did I do this weekend??? Stayed in bed, sneezing,coughing,coughing, sneezing. :-(
The word verification doesnt bother me. I use it too.

11:39 AM  
Blogger quiltmamajb said...

The honey bears are so doggone cute! Thanks for the giveaway. I made a couple of quilt tops and a sock monkey while we've had all this snow in PA! How does one get a job as a professional relaxer? That would be awesome!!! Take care....piece.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Took a break from putting together a couple of purses(gift requests), I always wait until the last minute if somebody asks, LOL! Would love one of Alex's tool, have been watching for one, not much to choose from in small towns! Love your blog, check it every day.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I would love to win the 4 in 1 tool. It just looks so great. Thanks for the chance.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Mom Wald said...

Wow, you've been a busy camper! I just took my word verification off. Hopefully it won't be a problem.

The scotty on your valentine is begging to be embroidered.

How sweet of you to have a drawing. Count me in. What a way to perk up February!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

wow - do i ever love that 'honey bear' pattern. reminds me so much of when i lived in prescott, az, and the plastic factory would produce those plastic bottles for real honey. my husband worked there for one summer in 1967. and, i can always use a good essential sewing tool. please count me in. thanks much,

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:14 PM  
Blogger Quilting in the South said...

I enjoy reading your blog. I would love to win either item.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Deb Silva said...

Glad to hear you had fun in the garden/yard.

The pattern is very cute and the tool looks like a winner all by itself!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Oh how I'd love to be the winner!! I found your blog quite by accident but glad I did. You are one busy lady!

2:39 PM  
Blogger Renegade Quilter said...

This past weekend I recovered from the stomach flu - yuck!!! However I did get some hand work done.

3:59 PM  
Blogger jen. e said...

we did yard work too!...(well the hubs did) i enjoyed the sun :)
p.s booo to the weirdo's!

4:22 PM  
Blogger scottylover said...

I'd love some sunshine and warm weather here. Got up this morning to snow! Nothing like they had up East, but enough for a slippery ride in to work. So, could you work on sending some of that sunshine here?

Sandy A in St. Louis

4:38 PM  
Blogger strawberrycream39 said...

Hi Pam! I'm sitting here with the kiddos looking at your pictures of Binnie. My son would love for me to make him the honey bears quilt--please enter me in your drawing!! Thanks!! <3 Jen

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How nice of you to have a giveaway for Alex's wonderful pattern and that tool I hear so much about! I love reading what you are doing! Bonnie Nyuquist

5:47 PM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill said...

Cute stuff from Alex. I hate those spammers. But I hate word verification too. Too bad a few spoil it.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Quilting with Pugs said...

I love Alex's four in one tool. Would love to win the pattern.

6:51 PM  
Blogger cathy said...

I have heard that the 4 in 1 tool is really useful. Enter me in the drawing please.
I don't mind the word verification. The "words" are so curious.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have been looking for one of Alex's new tools. I'm a gadget kind of gal. Hope you draw my name!!

8:38 PM  
Blogger Jane McCarthy said...

Alex's "Honey Bears" pattern sure looks cute. I just finished and presented Alex's butterfly quilt to my mom on her 90th birthday. She loved it!! I now realize that I could be a professional relaxer too! Practice makes perfect.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous happy zombie said...

It appears Russia got it's internet fixed... I'm having a lot of spam the week too. One day last week I was getting a couple hundred an hour. And then poof... I think their internet broke again. But I think they fixed it again. Sad face. Annoying face.

I think your comment field is easy, so I don't mind. Happy face.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been trying to finish up a quilt for a fundraiser for my husband's choir, but I have been sick for going on three weeks, so it's slow-going. This cold has taken up permanent residence in my sinuses I think.
Leslie S. in MN

9:34 PM  
Blogger Kathi D said...

I don't know if it works with every blog platform, but I use this and it blocks all the spam crapola:

10:00 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Thanks for a chance to win some
goodies from Alex.

11:45 PM  
Blogger Kathy R. said...

Hi Pam. I'd love to win one of the Honey Bear patterns - they are too cute for words - and I could use something to brighten up my world of snow. I live in the mid-Atlantic and survived 2 blizzards in 4 days! The news people are saying we've had more snow than Buffalo, NY this winter, which is completely unbelievable. Thanks for the giveaway.

7:26 AM  
Blogger sndy1 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Laurel said...

I have seen that tool in the quilt magazines. Wow! But wowie, wow, wow, that honey bear quilt is the cutest thing ever!
I have a few things going on in my sewing world. Still in the collection phase of a signature quilt for my mom's 70th birthday. And a zebra stripe had bag for another birthday girl. It is turning out so cute. Thanks for asking.

8:23 AM  
Blogger madrekarin said...

What have I been doing lately? Hmm, well, I've been battling from the freaking flu (and losing!) and wishing that I was doing fun things like you have been doing. I think I may be on the mend finally. I'm getting cranky and that's always a good sign. lol
Those honey bears are the cutest things and, since I've been squirting copious amounts of the stuff into my peppermint tea, timely as well!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

How I would love to win the tool and/or the pattern. Thank you and Alex for sharing with us. I fully understand about not wanting the spam. If it takes us a couple extra seconds to comment, then so be it. :-) Take care and God bless, Cory

8:40 AM  
Blogger Kaye Prince said...

Nothing much new around here other than the fact that I am sick! Oh, and my Mum gave me four Clover soft touch crochet hooks for Valentine's. I had one before (J) which I use for everything and am super-excited to have more sizes now!

10:13 AM  
Blogger folksmith said...

LOVE the new 4 in 1 tool!!!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Quilt Monkey said...

Oh I love this pattern! I saw the quilt in person and fell in love with it! And who can't use that tool?? Thanks for the giveaway!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Understand the need for turning on word verification ...... after a couple of nasty episodes with spammers I did too.

I just love your blog ....... and giveaways are always good!!!

2:01 PM  
Blogger Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

...oh, i dunno....just cutting up vintage sheets! i should be working out in the yard, too. glad you had a relaxing day, my friend.

i'd love alex's wonderful bits!!!
add my name to the long list here.


ps; i had to turn on verification, too. got sick of the porn spam....sickos!!

4:06 PM  
Blogger MichelleB said...

That honey bear pattern is just darling! That Essential tool looks pretty intriguing, too. I love me a new gadget.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Donna S. said...

Total newbie here. Would love the 4 in 1 tool!!

7:09 PM  
Blogger Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

1:32 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Love to read your blog! I always learn something fun/new! Didn't know that spam even reached out to blogs -- go figure. How nice of Alex to share her pattern/4-n-1 tool with us -- the tool looks very interesting! It sure would be fun to win! Thanks! Julie

2:34 AM  
Blogger Joanne Smisko said...

Enjoy your blog. I'm also a quilter and learn much from reading all the quilting blogs. Great giveaway. Thanks!

Joanne Smisko

5:58 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

The pattern looks adorable. Thanks for a chance to win!!

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my what a nice give a way. I have not seen the 4 in 1 tool before. That looks really handy.
I appreciate the chance to drop my name in the bucket.
Thank you!
Beverly in WA
P.S. I will check back in.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Callie said...

Ooh! Ooh! I love that Honey Bears pattern! Looks like so much fun!

3:03 PM  
Blogger aztel2000 said...

Honey Bears is too cute! I love to check out your blog and discovered Ryokan here--I am getting the pattern and making my own--love it.
Karen in Breezy Point

4:25 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Great giveaway, how sweet of both of you~!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Cathy M said...

Oh my goodness. I LOVE the honeybears. What a cute idea. Way cuter than spam!

7:09 PM  

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