Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Quilt Improv Give-Away Winner!

We are just back from an evening out ---we spent New Year’s Eve at the movies with the DH’s brother and his wife, and I have to say that “Saving Mr Banks” is the BEST movie I’ve seen in years.

Just go see it.  If you grew up in the 50s and 60s you will so relate to the making of Mary Poppins.

Even if you were born later –our son Jeff went through TWO video tapes of Mary Poppins – when he was little it was his go-to movie of choice, and at all hours of the day he’d be seen practicing “Step in Time” with the fireplace broom all around the house like one of the chimney sweeps in the movie.  Cutest thing ever – And gosh, I hope  he never reads this post or he will kill me.

Just go see it!

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Now that we are back to our room, I set right down to do the drawing for Lucie Summers’ Quilt Improv.

450  comments!  It seems to be a book that you are going to want to save a space for on your shelves!

Drumroll please…the random number generator says:


Number 114!

And  number 114 is…….MARY W in Boston!!


Mary, I’ve sent you an email --- get back to me with your snail mail address and I’ll pass it on to the publisher who will package that book up and get it sent right to your doorstep.

Thanks for playing along everybody!

I don’t know how the rest of you will be spending your New Year’s Eve, but here in Texas we’ve got a couple hours to go before midnight.

Yesterday Miss Allison brought her sweet Belaire 301 for me to sew on while at the hotel:

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With notes, accessories, baggies of fabric scraps & everything!

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This is so clever!

Use a bread tab to identify random cords!  The 301’s cords completely detach from the machine, and this is a great way to keep them identified!

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Crumbs to play with!

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Pieces and parts to the ready…..all on the tray the hotel ice bucket USUALLY resides on, but I have a better use for it…containing my MESS on the desktop!

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This is where you will find me…paper piecing in the crumbs while I ring out 2013 and ring in 2014!

Happy New Year, Everyone –let 2014 be the BEST ONE YET!

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  1. Happy New Year!
    Love the story about your son pretending to be a chimney sweep.
    Great way to ring in the new year....Happy Sewing and a blessed 2014

  2. Happy new year Bonnie!!!!! I spent this evening piecing blocks for a sibling quilt. So fun. The star centers are crumbs.

  3. Happy New Year!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!

  4. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. Happy New Year!!! We are still two hours away. Congratulations to 114-have fun with the lovely new book.

  6. Anonymous1:22 AM EST

    Hi Bonnie, Love Celtic Soltice! Can't wait to finish mine. Thank you for the fantastic mystery. Also, glad you liked Saving Mr. Banks. I did too, my husband worked on the film and I couldn't wait to see it, I have three girls (now young adults) and we too went through multiple video tapes of Mary Poppins. We know ALL the songs. We had the privilege of having one of the original composers, Richard Sherman play the piano and sing at the wrap party. We all joined in, what a memory! Here is to a fantastic 2014 for you and your family. Many prayers to your brother. Suemcilvaine@aol.com

  7. My parents went to high school with Bert (Dick Van Dyke) from Mary Poppins.

  8. So long as you realise we don't talk like Dick Van Dyke over here - otherwise you are in for a shock in August! Loving the CS reveal.

  9. You sneaky kinda gal!! I was happily sleeping at midnight...dreaming of chevrons. I enjoyed Saving Mr. Banks too. I googled P.L. Travers to learn more. I recommend watching Mary Poppins again now that we know the back stories. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  10. Happy New Year Bonnie! I Love the Charlie Brown mantra!

  11. I use the bread bag tags for my power strips! Man it makes those jumbled cords easier!

  12. Happy new year Bonnie from The Netherlands. And thank you for everything you did for us readers.


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