And the winner is…..

My blog hop is over and so a winner has been chosen.  i want to thank all those who stopped by to leave comments.  I did read all of them, but could not reply individually.  I hope many of you will become new followers.
Here are the prizes to be given: Based on the nmber comments here and on my meylah site the winner receives

The original book marker

 5 fatquarters of beige fabrics

1 fat quarter green fabric and 2 skiens of embroidery floss

1 packet of assorted embellishments


1 homemade santa ornament

The Winner is Diane Swett.  Congratulations

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What She Saw —- update

Here is how the new rose is shaping up.   Still have to finish 3 of the petals,   I like all 20 something animals hidden in it.  They are not as easy to see this time.  I also like the added animals on the sides.  I must decide on how to quilt it so I can have it done by Thursday night.   The back has been made with scraps of the front fabric and an extra red fabric I had on hand and is just waiting for me to finish the front.

Quilter’s Blog Hop and Give-Aways

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways





Hey join in the party jun to celebrate the 5 birthday of Quilter’s Blog! There will be lots of give-aways and lots of quilting blogs to visit.




I will be giving away one of my “Don’t Hide me in a Book” Markers and a few surprises. You will be getting a one of a kind hand painted and stitched functional art piece.  For every 20 comments I will be adding various thread, embellishments and fabric to my giveaway.  Winners will be choosen at random from all the names.

Would love for you to follow my blog, but you don’t have to, to enter!


One of my favorite Christmas traditions is reading different Christmas stories every night in December as a Christmas count down. Two of my favorite stories are “The Fir Tree” and “The Brick in the Wall”

Have a grand time partying! Leave a comment here with your favorite Christmas story!


As promised adding more to the give-away for 1st 20 comments.


I am adding 4 beige fat quarters:  Windham  fabric Cival War IV by Nancy Gere; Andover fabric jo’s vintacge collection by Jo Moton; Marcus brother fabriccival war classic from Judie Rothremel; Paislely by Maywood Studio; Marcus brothers fabricsSedona by Laura berringer.

Check my December posts under archives,  I’ve added more to the give-away – again but it makes this post too long.  All additions for each 20 comments will be posted on a new post. You can follow my blog to keep up with the new goodies.



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What she saw in the rose garden – reworked

Okay so I was ready to quilt this.  I had added floral animals in the red side panels and was very happy with it.  I spent a few days drawing animals to quilt in the rose .  Then I decided I didn’t like the rose shape and cut it from the quilt and made all new petals except the middle elephant fabric because that was the 5″ fabric that had to be included.   Now when I look at this picture I like the rose shape.   Too late now, I’ve cut it all up and made a new one that is now ready to quilt.  Many new animals have been added.  here are some pictures of the new rose in progress.