Friday, October 21, 2011

A Busy Week PLUS A Giveaway! :)

Hello! How are you doing today? I'm doing pretty good. I'm a little tired though as I've been busy this week. Lots of things going on around here. I love it though. I love staying busy. I also love to relax but there's a time for everything and now is the time to be busy.  :)

Tonight I will be taking part in the . . .


Will you be joining me? If you want to check it out click here. I always enjoy it and love all the talented people who take part. It's fun seeing what everyone is up to!  :)  Do you remember what I worked on during the Friday Night Sew-In last month? I cut out my Halloween and Thanksgiving aprons. Have I sewn them yet? Of course not! That's what I'll be working on tonight. I can't wait to see how they turn out!  :)


Do you remember the Ghastlies Blog Hop I'm participating in? It starts Monday, October 24th and will end Friday, November 4th. There will be lots of fun projects made with this wonderful fabric plus giveaways. Don't miss out! I will post more details in a future post.


Tonight I will be finishing up my blog hop projects. Here's the fabric I'm using...


This week I started working on a new stitching project. It's suppose to be a Christmas Banner but I'm going to be making a couple of wall quilts. There are seven stitcheries all together and I'm making two of each. Here are two Santa's already stitched up...


These are the fun fabrics I'll be using for the wall hangings. I can't wait to see how they will turn out! (Especially because I haven't figured out the design yet . . .)    :)


The second block in the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt-A-Long was released last Tuesday and I finally got around to making mine. We were able to finish up the block any way we wanted. I love the pinwheel effect that I choose for mine. I really love the way it turned out . . .


I finished up my Halloween Blocks for a Block-of-the-Month swap over at Mary Janes Farm. I made four versions of the block . . . one for me! two for my two swap partners plus an extra one! Here's the one I made for me . . .


The next two are for my swap partners . . .



This was the first time I attempted log cabin blocks. These 12-1/2" blocks are definitely not perfect but I do like the way they turned out. It was definitely a learning process for me. :)

I also finished the Thanksgiving blocks which are the next block in the same series. I also made four of these blocks. The first one is for me! . . . 


And the next two are for my two swap partners . . .



Do you want to see the two extra blocks I made? 

Here's the extra Halloween block . . . 


And the extra Thanksgiving block . . . 


UPDATE:  This giveaway has ended!  :)

Would you like one of these extra blocks for yourself? I am giving them away to two lucky winners! The first winner will get to choose which one they want and the second winner will get the other one. What do you need to do to win one of these blocks?

First chance to win . . . Follow my blog and leave me a comment telling me you are!  :)
Second chance to win . . . Blog about this giveaway and leave me a comment with the link to your post about this giveaway.  :)

The giveaway is open until midnight Tuesday, October 25th. I will choose a winner on Wednesday, October 26th with help of the random number generator, and will post it on my blog. If you are a no-reply blogger please post your email in your comment or you will be disqualified. 

Good Luck! Thanks for sharing in my sewing adventures and for following me!  :)

Until next time...
Cherise  :)


17 comments:

The mum of all trades said...

I love keeping busy too. These blocks are beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up to my wee blog party last week. Hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your weekend.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Wow Cherise, you have got such a lot done! I am interested to see how your Christmas wall hanging turns out and I love your fat quarters block. Nice autumn and halloween blocks too, so much to see!! By the way, I am a follower.

Anonymous said...

Follow your blog!! Super cute blocks. My fingers are crossed!!

aseeley60@yahoo.com

Pat V. said...

I love your holiday log cabin blocks. The Thanksgiving ones are especially lovely. I am your follower.

Kelli said...

I'm a follower! :o) (They are both so cute.. but I am particularly fond of that Halloween one.) Thanks for telling me about your giveaway, I have been so behind on blog reading! Looks like you've been getting a ton of sewing done! :o)

Jandi said...

I'm a follower! I can't wait to see your project for the blog hop!

Karen said...

Hi Cherise! I am a happy follower :) Love all your progress. You certainly are a busy girl :)

Denise said...

I'm a new follower! Just love the blocks.

JMF said...

I'm a new follower! I really like the Thanksgiving block...so cute:)

abeachcottage said...

Really great blocks. Lovely fun colours :)

gill said...

I'm a new follower!
I love the Thanksgiving block!

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

Cherise - Thank you for hosting a giveaway. :)

I am following your blog.
I also posted about this giveaway on my blog here:

http://craftcouturebytc.blogspot.com/2011/10/dream-land-curvy-clutch.html

I think I am not a no-reply blogger but just in case here is my email: thanyalak.c@hotmail.com.

Take care :)
Tanya

Deborah March said...

BeeYOUteeful quilt block!!

Deborah ♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/... hope you’ll drop by and say hi!)

Heidi said...

Not to sound like a broken record, but WOW, you accomplished a lot!!!

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

Those witch is in blocks are fab!

occasionalpiece said...

I just did some Halloween blocks as well, so that's why I clicked on your blog from Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday. Fun to see the Log Cabin blocks all done up in spooky fabrics--and ditto to what the others say about your productivity!

Elizabeth E.
http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Martha said...

I love the Santa's....I just finished getting my fabric ready this morning to make the Christmas quilt-a-long...great job on every thing.