Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 4 of Dare to Dresden blog hop with Windham Fabrics as Sponsor




Yes today, DAY 4 of  our Dare to Dresden
is our cheerleader in residence. All the way over the pond! 
She will lead us all into cheer. I think she has a megaphone...
you will hear her lol She must be tired of holding it lol
And she still is excited, well we both
are considering we never had done a dresden before this hop...

Here are our colourful list of Dare To Dresden creators! 


And Windham Fabrics is our sponsor 
with their I LIKE YOU collection by Amy Sedaris..
They have put up a rather funny post about Amy Sedaris collection..


#3 winners will win these brand new bundles
for top 3 of the day
for overall participation
and for leaving comments.



TOP 2 CHOICES...
( I had 2 cups of coffee this morning while I toured this mornings hoppers ...WOW) 



LOOK at that stitching! lol and those points, and the colours..yep that is 
why this lady's dresden quilt is being featured! 


And hard to pass by this one and not feeling SUMMER! She poured her heart into
this piece you can tell...bright and full of warmth! 




And most CREATIVE CHOICE


Wait till you see what this project turned out to be....
It reminded me so of the 60's where yellows and reds were found in many kitchens..
So for most creative dare to dresden project...she PRESSED on with flying colours!

Cheering you all on...


Monday, January 28, 2013

Day 3 of Dare to Dresden blog hop with Windham Fabrics as our Sponsor



Yes today, DAY 3 of  our Dare to Dresden
is our cheerleader in residence. All the way over the pond! 
She will lead us all into cheer. I think she has a megaphone...
you will hear her lol
And she has been pretty excited, well we both
are considering we never had done a dresden before this hop...

Here are our colourful list of Dare To Dresden creators! 



And Windham Fabrics is our sponsor 
with their I LIKE YOU collection by Amy Sedaris..
They have put up a rather funny post about Amy Sedaris collection..


#3 winners will win these brand new bundles
for top 3 of the day
for overall participation
and for leaving comments.



TOP 2 CHOICES...
( heavens to betsy, it took us forever to get through everyone 
because of the ohhhhhs and ahhhhhs_ 



Ok, this will just cut you up ....look at how perfectly those scissors are 
fussy cutted ( I am finally sounding like a quilter) lol
Love the uniqueness of this piece...BRAVO. 


and this lady made a tut on how to make a square Dresden..truly unique
in it's colour choices and design...
I am SQUARE to many and I love this...




And most CREATIVE CHOICE




And this one just put me over the edge..besides this great stool..
( in French we call it un Petit Pot)  this lady hodge podged ( ok so I am French...the term is MOD Podge...) I am so embarrassed...

Ok, MOD Podged her colourful dresden
 onto the stool..
is that not just not the most creative idea ever lol.?

Well most deserving of this award! 
There were many outstanding ones today..go take a peak...


Cheering you all on...

p.s if you want to see all 158 pics as of today


Sunday, January 27, 2013

OBOL Winners! Congrats to the new member of the CRISPY CLUB!


 All of you very lucky ladies will be getting one bowl...Not sure colour...but one will be directly sent to you all from Obol.  Congrats....


Now wasn't that fun.. We received over 22, 317 emails from subscribers and YOU our followers...
Quite a few sadly ( 14) were no reply bloggers.


Here are our 10 LUCKY  Ladies...all have been contacted... 
YOU are now members of the Crispy Club.


#1 Gail
#2s Carol
#3 Judy
#4 Dorian
#5 Sharon
#6 Erin
#7 Stacey
#8 Jeanie
#9 Leslie
#10 Marjorie

WE will have to do this again? 
YES....

Let me tell you ladies...I LOVE MY OBOL

Big thanks goes out to OBOL and the designer!

I love being a member of the crispy club! 



Saturday, January 26, 2013

I told you I would BOWL YOU OVER! 10 OBOLS to giveaway!









OHHHH- A- BOWL! 
( but not just any bowl) 
Translation
how.?.milk on one side, cereal in the other
use your spoon it, to dip our dry cereal in 
your milk...bye bye soggy cereal...



I love it when I am looking for one thing and I find something else...
I found this. It was not really LOST, but it was certainly looking for a home...
MINE! 

Sooooo.
I called the designer and owner of this company.
He was in Paris on Holidays...but I got a quick note from him saying 
he was back in the office the following Tuesday.

So I waited till Tuesday.....ring ring ring....

WE talked, I shared with him that being a Nutritionist and 
knowing all about the 2 cup rule..
( those who have our nutrition book
"I want it all" Pdf $10.00 will know all about that).

...I shared with him that eating off a blue
plate or blue bowl actually decreases your appetite...It sends
a signal to your brain, telling you are full before you are...
YES, soooo true... 
He was not aware of any of this...

I shared with him all about YOU, that quilters
are pretty creative, we love to eat!
I shared that many of us are "MORNING PEOPLE".
ok, maybe I mentioned  that I was lol...

I shared with him, how important it is to begin
your day with bran cereals  or oats with MILK for all of us
who are a certain age and still need fibre and  calcium.


I shared with him I like to eat my oats in front of my 
MAC. He said I would love how it has a great grip...


I shared with him we are like these WEE KIDS,
we love colour, we love FUN, and we are pretty
competitive ...Ok, some of us are...lol

I shared with him I was certain we could come up 
with all kinds of ideas for how we could use our 





Ohhh look they have these pretty amazing spoons too...
called simply -SPOON IT! 
So I thought I could use it to spoon  out some M & M's....
( they are peanut butter) My DH's fav...I would of put
 black licorice in the bowl....but I wanted it to match OUR PRESENCIA
threads.... What can I say? 

SO Michael Roberts the designer of this pretty amazing bowl...
would love to hear what we QUILTERS could do with his OBOLS!

WE have 10 OBOLS in a 
variety of colours to give-a-way!
( shipped directly from OBOL)

WHAT WILL BE IN YOUR OBOL?

All those who are interested 
in purchasing will get a discount too!
here is your code.
                      sew4obol


Will you be a crispy with me?

On Monday we will announce the winners..

Leave your comments here on what will fill your OBOL! 

By the way, I love my ORANGE OBOL
it is a large one by 1 once
and I claimed the white one too, a small jr size.
MY Dh loves the PINK one...NOT....
That one is mine too ...lol

Which colour will you Claim as your own?

Forget all about those January BLUES
and think BLUE OBOL.
if one of your goals for 2013 was to be slimmer! 


Thanks Michael, thrilled to be one of your crispies...lol

 p.s I love that these bowls are made in U.S.A
a company that has designed their own product
and kept it North America.
Surely that is something we all should be applauding
and supporting! 

  • Designed and manufactured in the USA flag.jpg
  • Food safe BPA free polypropylene
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Many other uses
  • Patent # D633340, other patents pending. 




Friday, January 25, 2013

Dare to Dresden day 2 of our blog hop with Windham Fabrics as our sponsor



Yes today, DAY 2 of  our Dare to Dresden
is our cheerleader in residence. All the way over the pond! 
She will lead us all into cheer. I think she has a megaphone...
you will hear her lol
And she has been pretty excited, well we both
are considering we never had done a dresden before this hop...

Here are our colourful list of Dare To Dresden creators! 
 Good thing it is Friday..
it may take you the weekend
to get through these lovely creations



And Windham Fabrics is our sponsor 
with their I LIKE YOU collection by Amy Sedaris..
They have put up a rather funny post about Amy Sedaris collection..


#3 winners will win these brand new bundles
for top 3 of the day
for overall participation
and for leaving comments.


Ok, I had to pour 2 cups of coffee this morning to get
through all of your lovely creations..
And another day , that welllll, just blew my mind...

TOP 2 CHOICES...
( again no easy decision) 



Well if you know me, you know coffee is never far from my thoughts..
this lady just perked my interest...I know she called it a tea pot...I am going to call
it a coffee pot...and she can pour more dresdens if they look anything like this..
Great reds! 


And this lady....welllll, I almost spit out my coffee, heavens, it is coffee
colors for goodness sake....VERY WESTERN theme...I loved it..
and she was worried she was not rise to the top..
but really look at her centers....? get out of here....
The colour choices are wellll perky! ...

And most CREATIVE CHOICE
( although there were at least 2 others that were close to pushing her aside) 


YEP, "WE" love her. modern, bright, delightful.
and not even a hint of any coffee near this one...lol
Ok, it was a long night, what can I say...GREAT dresdens today ladies...


Cheering you all on...


Oh did I mention, stopping in tomorrow..SATURDAY
for something that will no doubt bowl you over? 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dare to Dresden Blog hop day 1 with Windham Fabrics as Sponsor



Yes today we begin yet another blog hop...
is our cheerleader in residence. All the way over the pond! 
She will lead us all into cheer. I think she has a megaphone...
you will hear her lol
And she has been pretty excited, well we both
are considering we never had done a dresden before this hop...

Here are our colourful list of Dare To Dresden creators! 

January 24th2013


And Windham Fabrics is our sponsor 
with their I LIKE YOU collection by Amy Sedaris..
They have put up a rather funny post about Amy Sedaris collection..


#3 winners will win these brand new bundles
for top 3 of the day
for overall participation
and for leaving comments.

ARE you kidding me...did you see all the DRESDEN's
makers..did you ? 
There are sooooo many winners, it was hard
to pick just these....
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, I am being dared...I can tell you that..
Today's winners.. are the following.

TOP 2...


This lady made 2 VORTEX she calls them...I liked both...but this one just
made me AWE right there....can you believe  it...I want this...lol
guess I will have to make one ....lol

 This is absolutely stunning...a modern dresden like I have never seen before
and her colours  and photo welllll can you believe it....
PERFECTION lol

And most CREATIVE....which was almost hard
not to drool over


A lady who never made a dresden before... it was simple yet striking,
her fabric choices and the way she cut them all...wellllll no doubt about it....
most creative....

There were many more that should have made this page today...
really....I would have included them all....

Cheering you all on...