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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Good, The Bad and the Giveaway!

Do you remember when TV shows used to say,
"We pause for a Station break"?

Well, we are pausing in my quilting story for a break.
Not really a station break. 
More like a Machine Break. 

But first, some good news.
Remember Logan's Story?

It is being featured over at  
Stash Manicure as I type. 
Take a visit and read the comments, 
everyone is very touched by his story.

Ok--now the bad news, 
but continue to stay tuned as I have a giveaway
 way down at the bottom!

If I believed in luck I might say right about now,
"I've had a good run of BAD LUCK".
But, instead, I pretty much believe I must need a lesson in patience. 
{ To you newish followers-- I just got rid of my GOOD machine that had some issues. 
A different good machine awaits me in layaway.}

Yesterday, DD came up to help me while I sewed some blocks for a block exchange. 
That should have been my first clue! 
(when do we ever not have a fiasco when we attempt to be together?)
It started with her getting a flat tire, (of course);
and moved on to something worse in my book. 
(but probably not to her).

I just sat down to THE MACHINE
(that I refuse to name)
and was struggling with it working again, when guess what?? 

That is the screw that holds the needle in place,
along with HALF of the needle holding componant part thingy. 
It is broke right in two. And, that part that looks metal?
Plastic as plastic can be. 

No needle, no sew.
I  had 36 blocks due to be mailed Monday.

Here is what some would have looked like.
I had a large variety.

The nice ladies in the exchange agreed to take my blocks over
and finish them themselves.

So...with no machine...I thought,
let me cheer myself up and check out this new layer cake
that I got on sale. It is to be for a quilt for my FIL.
I opened it up...and got short-changed!

That greenish rectangle is on top of a full size brown square.
It should be square too.
I actually had planned a design that uses every single square of fabric 
in the layer cake.
Now I'll have to sub something.
GOOD GRIEF. again.

All that I have posted has happened in the last 24 hours.
So, I need some cheering up. 
How about a give away?
How about 2 brand new, never used,
baby quilt books??
(I really don't want to be interested
 in baby stuff again anytime soon!)

The rules...
1) you must be a public follower
2) leave me a cheerful comment.

Giveaway ends at midnight November 6th, 2010
Open to everyone.


Jan said...

My neice and nephew are having a new baby at Christmas they are going to be older parents as they believed it couldnt happen for them ,so at Christmas we are expecting a call to say 'A boy is Born ' ,that is cheery news isnt it ? love Jan xx

lesthook said...

Just read Logan's story and was really touched!

Linda said...

Oh need to give yourself a giveaway!! Tomorrow is going to be a great day for you right???? We'll believe it to be so!

Melissa said...

Oh, you poor thing! At least you've got it out of your system now! Remember, it's always darkest before the dawn! I just read your post on Stash Manicure about Logan. Beautiful!

Pat said...

No intention of having babies now - so not to enter me in your giveaway, but wanted to send you a big *hug* because of the rough times you have had recently xxxxxxxxoooooooooooo

Elizabeth said...

I am pregnant right now, so I'd love to win this great giveaway! Thank you so much.

Patty said...

I am always up for something new. Hope your day is going better now.

Bren said... need a nice bubble bath and a cup of something good.
I am looking forward to more of your quilting story!

marilyn said...

I LOVE babies. They are the best kind of people! Here's praying for a better day! Whatever you do, don't pray for patience, because trials are the only way to develop patience :) And if you need some fabric, come on over, I'm sure there is something in my stash you could use. You might get lost digging and forget what you are looking for, but you sure would have fun!

WeeBonnieBabes said...

I hate those days! It just means a super good one is around the corner. I would sure love to win this great giveaway :)

Paula said...

Hi there!! My beloved sister is pregnant so this cuties would be for the quilt to give to *my new little queen* in our family! Kisses!