Congratulations to Charlotte at grammieq for winning TS Box 4 and Kathy at qreativequilts for winning the Two Sisters box!
They are going out in the mail today and you should have them very soon!
I was out of town last week for what started out as a family emergency, and turned into a huge blessing for our family! (Long story short: my 89 year old grandfather went “unresponsive”, the decision was made to put him on “comfort care” and we were called in to say good-bye. Things improved, they took him off comfort care and started full care again, and he is already out of the hospital and in a rehab, one step closer to home…at least, his earthly home!)…. any ways, when I arrived back home, I found 2 Traveling Stash boxes waiting for me!
I seem to win these things in 2′s *grin*
In order to not hold up either box, I am posting them here together. If you are only interested in 1 or the other, please state that in your comment…if you are interested in both, please also state that! I will be drawing the winners on Monday & shipping the boxes on Tuesday.
This is what it looked like walking in the door…..
This is what it will look like walking in your door! I did add another piece or 2 of fabric, and will add more if I see anything between now and Tuesday when I ship it.
This is what this one looked like when it got here…
This box felt kinda light when it arrived, and still feels incomplete. I’ll be looking around for some fun stuff to add to it.
Remember, in order to enter, you must be an active blogger. Be sure to say you are interested in Box 1, the Two Sisters Box, or Both.
Good Luck! Once the dust settles with my grandfather, I’ll be here a little more regularly (I hope!)
A big THANK YOU to Juliet at TartanKiwi for the extra gifties included with the very cool pendent I won. Originally, I had planned on putting the darling little pendant in my daughters doll house as a decoration…but when it arrived today, my daughter insisted on putting it on immediately! Guess you know it will be her new favorite accessory!
Also in the package, as a huge surprise, were two pony tail holders (OMG, SO CUTE!!!) and something for mom! (that’s me)… check out my super cool, smarty owl book mark (which I totally, completely fell in love with, and since I read A LOT, it’s PERFECT!)
The book mark looks like a large paper clip, but this thing is much larger than it looks…perfect for marking your page! Next time, I’ll remember to put something in for a size reference!
I had to snap a quick picture while R is in bed and not using any of her new loot, and before my book mark gets put into service later tonight.
Thank you Juliet!
The internet is filled with Quilt-Alongs, Mystery Quilts, Sewing Bees, Block Swaps and just about anything else you can dream up.
I’ve decided to broaden my horizons and participate in a few of these.
I’m following along with Patchwork Times and the Medallion Mystery. Each month, one step is released to us, and we follow the directions, not knowing for sure what we will have until the end.
My first two steps are below (not actually in proper layout, just on my design wall). I’ll be working on the third step this week…
Picking fabrics for a mystery is always a challenge, since you don’t really know what you will end up with. This one in particular is keeping me amused as I love the colors, then hate the colors, then love the way they are working together, then question my choices *grin* Time will tell.
Coming up very soon I’ll be posting pictures of my original snow-dye experiment, my original low-water dye experiment, and then round 2 of both of those! Just need to finish ironing and get the fabrics out into the sun for a photo shoot!
Congratulations to Sherry V. at http://www.bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com/ You are the winner of the Leap Year Traveling Stash box! It will be on it’s way today!
I had the pleasure of winning a 2nd Traveling Stash box! This one is a little different in that it only travels once a month! It is posted on the 29th of each month (no leap year this year, so I’m posting on the 28th)
This is what was in the box when it arrived (more or less, forgot to snap the picture before the girls jumped into it)
I’ve found it’s way more fun to do this with some friends, so there were a group of us going through the box. It got a little crazy at times (think of a Yankee Swap, add in some negotiating and clever bargaining, sprinkle in a few pouts and wash it all down with a glass of wine). No matter which way you slice it, it’s a blast! I’ll have to snap some pictures next time (however, that means I’ll be losing out on the free for all *grin*)
This is what went into the box as I packaged it back up to get it ready to go on to the next winner!
I’m pretty sure there is more in the box as it leaves here…I’m having a hard time getting it all in there! Most of what was added was full yardage. Feel free to cut 1/4 or a 1/2 or take the whole thing!
A few rules & guidelines:
- Be an active blogger. Post about receiving and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner. (This box is a little different in that it posts on the 29th for the giveaway).
- There is a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
- There is a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
- You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken. See guidelines below.
- Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
- Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA.
To enter, leave a comment below & my Little Miss Sunshine (Princess of all things Random) will be picking a number on Sunday March 3. Bonus entry if you share your favorite “resources” for any sewing/quilting related website (tutorials, information, how-to’s, etc).
Good Luck! You can follow the Traveling Stash below!
Well, a couple weeks ago, after the Blizzard, I attempted Snow Dyeing.
A few pieces came out pretty good….
Lighter than I wanted overall…not really the look I was going for. I think I had TOO much fabric in each container, and I think it was too cold. Most of the fabrics went back into the dyeing pile & were over-dyed using Low Water Immersion Dyeing. I was MUCH happier with those results and will be posting some more detailed pictures soon.
Next up on the dyeing front is SILK!
I’m pretty low tech…still trying to figure out lots of things in “blog-land”, so for now, I use some old-fashioned, reliable, technology.
Randomly Selected from qualified entries
She’s only 2 and can’t read yet, so I know there was no peeking
Congratulations Dhia at The Peach Patch! The Traveling Stash Box 1 will be on it’s way to you soon!
Bucket of washed fabrics in a soda ash bath & a tote full of authentic “Blizzard 2013 Snow” *grin*
Buckets all lined up, awaiting fabrics, snow & dye
Dyes & assorted tools
6 tubs of fabric, buried in snow, topped with dye… can’t wait to see how these come out!
Ohhhh LOOK! The first bit of dye is hitting the fabric! Glad I did this in clear containers so I can peek throughout the day tomorrow! I’ll have the finished pieces up soon!
Nothing says “I Love You” like some home dyed fabric….
Happy Valentine’s Day!