Sunday, July 02, 2017

Quiltmaker, Sulky & Two Lucky Readers!

It’s time!

I nearly did this drawing last night, a whole day early – but when I logged in and saw that the count was still running and the entry time hadn’t ended, I gladly closed the laptop and went back to my comfy chair.  It would wait another day.

It seems my days and weeks have been in hyperdrive as it is lately, so another day?  Whew!

There has been amazing response to this round of gift-away goodness. 5,129 of you have your hands in the cookie jar for a chance.

WOW!  Is that a record? I think it might be.  So I’m not going to hold us up any longer.

Ready for winner #1!

Our first winner is going to get a copy of Quiltmaker’s Reader Favorites AND a gently-read copy of Frances O’Roark Dowell’s Birds in the Air, which I loved greatly. I promise that I haven’t bent over too many of the corners to mark my spot.  You are going to love this book. It takes place in North Carolina, home to my heart.


We are looking for entry number 230 -


Deborah Rhodes! 

And our Quiltmaker/Sulky winner?

In this bundle you will find great products like Paper Solvy water soluble stabilizer, Tear Easystabilizer, Soft & Sheer Iron-on cut-away stabilizer for machine embroider, etc, as well as 10 spools of variegated 100% cotton thread, and a box of 6 spools of Sulky Polylite, the finest, strongest thread for micro stipple quilting and detailed embroidery.


In search of entry 1581!


Judith Erickson!  Congrats!

Both of you have received email notices from me.  Please get back to me with your snail mail addresses and I’ll be getting these goodies out to you ASAP!

Thanks so much for participating, everyone!  The more entries there are, the more fun and exciting it is to see who the random number generator picks.


Bidding Chloe a happy Rainbow Bridge crossing.

I received some sad news when Jeff returned home around noon time today.

Chloe, in her very standoffish outdoor cat way has crossed the Rainbow Bridge in between the time I left yesterday afternoon, and the time Jeff arrived home.

She was saved from a euthanasia death sentence when I adopted her about eight years ago.

She never would become a house cat, she hated the indoors. She will always be remembered for her bristly grouchy personality, her hiss and growl.

She never liked being touched. She was never a love, she would just as soon poop on your favorite chair as use a litter box.

She lived out the last eight years of her life as a yard ornament, being fed on the front porch and staying warm and dry in the garage as needed.

She loved the grass, and always kept watch as we came and went.

She will be missed and I have to believe we gave her the best home we could, the best she would accept.

RIP Chloe. You were a contrary trip.

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  1. Sorry for your kitty loss. It's never easy to lose a pet, no matter what the personality.

  2. Sorry for your kitty taking the rainbow bridge.... you did what you could and sure have her psyche down to a T. She was unique. There are days when I would love to be a lawn ornament rather than keeper of the lawn.

  3. Chloe had such a good life with you! Bless you for saving her and accepting her as she was, rather than trying to change her. May she rest in peace.

  4. So sorry to hear about Chloe. She had a good life with you.

  5. I'm very sorry to read about Chloe's passing. Reading your tribute to her reminds me of what individuals each pet is--be they dog, cat, hamster, or chicken. The more time we spend with animals, the more attention we pay to them, the more we learn this lesson. I think you showed her a great deal of respect by acknowledging who she was and loving her for being herself. Isn't that something we would all treasure?

  6. I'm so sorry to hear of Chloe's passing and I know you will miss seeing her in the yard as you come and go; you gave her the opportunity to live life her way, in the outdoors she obviously loved and to be warm and safe when it was also her choice. Her story reminds me of the song, "My Way". From across the Rainbow Bridge, she is thanking you. Bless you, Bonnie, for your love of our furry friends.

  7. Sorry for he loss of your kitty.
    I guess she did not learn at a very young age to love back.
    She was lucky she had a good home.
    RIP Chloe!

  8. We love our family...even the cranky old aunts! I know it will be a long time before you stop "looking" for her as you come and go... <3

  9. I have had severAl cats that because of trauma in their early years were not able to be inside cats. We've and accept them and do the best that they allow. You provided her a home, out from a cage or early death. She is thankful for that. Thanks for caring for your aloof purr baby

  10. Trying to find an email but none I can find My name is Deborah Rhodes I entered the contest but didn't get an email that I can find. Drhodes9@cox.net

  11. Anonymous12:03 PM EDT

    Sad that Chloe has crossed the rainbow bridge. I see she's on a quilt, so she must have been inside at one time. =)

  12. So sad for your loss, Chloe sounds like she found her forever friend in you and your family... She accepted the love and friendship you gave and God called her home...
    Our Furry babies keep us company each in their own way...

  13. In her own way Chloe was a treasure. When a treasure becomes a memory, the memories be come the treasures.

  14. I am so sorry for your loss ... I lost a kitty back in February, she looked a lot like your Chloe but her coloring was a little lighter, her name was Idgie. I am sure that Idgie was waiting to greet your Chloe when she crossed over The Rainbow Bridge. Rest In Paradise Chloe!!

  15. I'm so sorry to hear that you've lost your Chloe, she may have been an outdoor cat but you still always look forward to seeing her, and talking to her, I have 2 of my own who are getting up there in years, and I'm not looking forward to losing them either. Prayers go to you and your family for your loss. She was a beauty!

  16. So very sorry for your loss. I lost my cat Tipper. She was 19 1/2 years old. She is missed every day.


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