Monday, March 31, 2008

April Newsletter from Quilting For Less

Hello again!
Oh my goodness! Here we are almost to April. I am sending this a few days early just to make sure that you won't think it is an April Fool! I do remember playing some awesome April Fool pranks, though. They were all in good fun, most of them were on my husband. He is a good sport! Hope you have a fun April Fool's day and think up some great "fun" pranks!
It is time for our BOM! This pattern is so simple you will get it done in a snap! For those who have signed our Guestbook, you will be receiving it shortly. If you would like to get involved in this fun project, just sign our Guestbook (HERE) and you will receive a new block pattern each month in your email. (If you get signed up this month, we'll send you April for free, too!) If you have missed any of the previous months (there are a total of 6 so far) they are available for just $.99. (HERE) You can't beat a deal like that! These are colored PDF instructions, ready to print and make! Here is the new block for April. If you want to see the completed project you can look at it HERE. (You'll have to scroll down a bit, there are two different colors and a fun article about choosing colors)

Block #6

Call me crazy on this one, but we are shipping all product FREE within the Continental (I have a hard time spelling that one!) United States. Like I said, call me CRAZY with the price of gas!! YIKES!! What can I say, I'm feeling generous! :o)

I am also doing a hide and seek thing again. (I'm sure you didn't hunt enough for those Easter Eggs!) Find this Postcard pattern hidden somewhere on one of our product pages, send me a quick note as to where you found it and it's yours! I'll send it to your email. Here is what it looks like.... Happy hunting!

Here is a look at some NEW stuff at Quilting For Less: We have been BUSY! Just click on the text below the image to take you to the webpage.

It's Spring Wall Hanging Pattern

First Buds of Spring Wall Hanging Pattern

Hopng you had a happy Easter holiday. I know many of you or your children are out for Spring break. Hope you are having fun and having good weather. (We had a few more inches of SNOW last night!! Will it ever end?!?!) That's it for now! Don't forget we have FREE SHIPPING! :o)

Keeping you in stitches!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Mid March News from Quilting For Less

Hi Everybody!
Just when I thought spring was here, we were hammered yesterday with another SNOW storm!! Can you believe it? I hope where ever you are, you are getting the weather that you desire!
Just to update you on a FEW things and remind you of a few other things! :o) I like making lists, they give me a sense of order. (You wouldn't believe it if you saw my sewing room!) Anyway, here is my list.
1. For a limited time we are offering buy 3 quilting patterns and get the 4th one FREE! Click HERE to order. Remember there is NO SHIPPING on these patterns. They come directly to your email. Also, please put on your white list or list of friendly people. (We are friendly! at least most of the time! LOL!) We wouldn't want you to miss out on GOOD stuff because we ended up in your "Junk" mail. We try hard to make our newsletter worthy of your inbox.

2. We have 3 new items available, and working on more! Click each picture to take you to the order page, then click on the pictures there to see a larger view. The It's Spring Clock and It's Spring Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern were made in my desire for warmer weather and birds chirping! The Patchwork Candy Cane? Well, I guess I just haven't gotten Christmas off my mind yet! This Candy Cane is made from a variety of red patterned fabric to add some fun dimension. It is a fun door hanger to add to your Christmas decoration.

It's Spring Wall Clock

It's Spring Quilted Wall Hanging

Patchwork Candy Cane Cane

3. Remember our featured products for March! Click each picture to take you to the order page, then click on the pictures there to see a larger view.

April Flower Wall Hanging
On Sale $3.95

May Flower Postcard
On Sale $1.99

Luck Of the Irish Wall Hanging
On Sale $3.95

April Flower Wall Clock
On Sale $12.95

4. I have a couple of new Christmas Stocking Designs. These come in TWO sizes. Click HERE for details. It is never too early to start thinking about ordering these. The Christmas Stocking are knitted individually and at Christmas time it gets a bit crazy around here! So order early to eliminate delays! I like to send out a free gift with every order. It is always a surprise! Sometimes even to me! LOL!

5. I am working on #6 Block of the month. I hope you have a chance to make these. Especially since I sent you 2 sizes to work on for this month. The 6 inch block (sent by mistake... my bad, lol!) and the 12 inch block. Let your friends in on our newsletter. Forward them a copy if you would like. It is as simple as signing our guestbook for them to receive our newsletter and the FREE BOM quilt block patterns. Click HERE to sign our guestbook!

Thank you so much for your support at Quilting For Less! I really love interacting with fun people such as you!

Keeping you in stitches!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I Say BAN Daylight Savings Time!!

Let me explain one reason I HATE daylight savings. This is only ONE mind you!

Yesterday was Saturday, right? Well, we usually go to bed pretty early because we get up at 4:30 or 5:00 in the morning. Yesterday was an exception because it was Saturday and we could try to sleep in on Sunday. Sleeping in usually doesn't happen because of that DARN built in alarm clock!!

We went to sleep around 1:00 AM which is NOT our usual routine. We are usually in bed and asleep by about 10:00 pm. We were sleeping soundly and the alarm went off. Roger (dh) rolls over and says, "It's 7:30 according to this clock. I knew that it really meant 7:00 because we set it ahead a half hour so we can listen to the music or whatever as we"gently" wake up. When the music goes off, we know that it is REALLY time to get up! I know that sounds crazy, but that's just how it is!

As we were listening to the music on the radio, I knew that I had better get up and get a move on! The reason being; I play the organ for congregational singing in our church and of course I need to be there early. Church starts at 9:00 am and choir (which I like to support) begins at 8:15 AM.

So... I drag myself out of bed and in a mostly comatose state, head for the bathroom and a bath to try and wake myself up. I hear Roger getting in the shower as well, so I know we won't be late, if we hurry.

I get out of the bath, get dressed and am drying my hair, when Roger comes down the stairs. He looks at me and says do you know what time it is? I look at the clock and it is barely 6:30 am. I say, "What the heck!?!?" He then tries to accuse me of messing with the alarm clock, which I don't even know how to push the SNOOZE button! Afterall, that's his side of the bed and HIS responsibility!!

We both shake our heads in disbelief that we actually got up an hour earlier than we should have! Still we hadn't determined who the culprate was that set the clock ahead and HOUR!

Well, now that we had plenty of time, we could have a leisurely breakfast of homemade omelets with lots of mushrooms, onions, green and red peppers and Anaheim chili peppers. YUM!! Roger proceeded to making omelets while I finished getting ready and run through the music I would be playing.

We finished our our omelets, OJ and toast just in time to brush our teeth and head out the door. It is now 8:08 AM. We will arrive at the church easily by 8:13 AM.

As we were driving up to the church, we saw the parking lot full of cars. We thought that a little odd because we are the first ward to meet at the building on Sunday. We didn't think too much about it, though, because often there are early morning meetings, but usually not that MANY cars! We went to our usual parking spot and it was taken! Roger said, "I am a little worried!" I was confused, but absolutely knew that it was NOT time for church to start, yet!! We hadn't had choir practice and was thinking that we probably wouldn't have a very big turn out for choir with all these people at this meeting. We had been gone to Las Vegas the week before and obviously missed the announcement of a meeting early Sunday morning.

As we were getting out of our car, another lady pulled up that we knew and got out of her car in a big hurry and ran into the church. We looked at each other and said, "She is in a hurry!" We were getting even more worried by now, but I still couldn't believe that church was starting an hour early!

As we walked into the church we could hear an opening prayer being broadcast over the speaker system. We again looked at each other in confusion. Roger went to the door of the overflow area to peek in. He looked at me wide-eyed and said, "That is OUR ward!"

We went in and found a seat at the VERY back. I looked up and a dear friend was at the organ!! It takes me a while... I was still confused!! Roger leaned up to a friend sitting in front of us and asked, "What's going on? Why is church an hour early?" He looked at him like he had worms coming out of his nose and said one word.... "DAYLIGHT SAVINGS". (Actually that is 2 words) I asked Roger what he said and he repeated the same 2 words.

To say the least, I was totally EMBARRASSED!! After the SECOND hymn, I caught the eye of the friend who was taking MY place. She came down from the organ to sit with her family, but took a detour out of the chapel and back to where we were sitting. I apologized profusely to her and tried to explain what had happened. She laughed and assured me that it was okay. I told her the least I could do was play the LAST hymn!!

Okay, now you know WHY there should be a BAN on daylight savings!! I would like to know your thoughts?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Finished Quilt Block Pillow

Just finished the pillow. The quilt block came from a swap by our quilt group. I added the border edges by using flying geese blocks. Quilting done in the ditch and free motion quilting on the border and the center snowball block. Very FUN project!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Bindng Hints to complete your Quilt in a FLASH!

Can you imagine the binding to your quilt looking so good that you want to point it out to others? Watch this video and get a few pointers on the final step... the BINDING! Lots of great information, I took notes! How about you?

Quilt Block Clocks

Easter is just around the corner, can you believe it? I stitched up this fun postcard using foundation paper piecing. He turned out so cute! I am offering this in my newsletter as a FREEBIE. If you want one, sign my guestbook and you will be sure to get our newsletter and if you want the FREE BOM delivered to your inbox, just indicate you want to sign up when you sign the guest book. I always try to have something to give out in my newsletter. It's always a surprise, even to me!! LOL!!

I have been working on some new projects. These are what I call Quilt Block Clocks. These are turning out so fun! I have a few more up my sleeve that I am working on as well. You can find them on my Clock page.

I was able to visit some fun Quilt shops in Las Vegas while we were there. One of them was the Fabric Boutique. Lots of very fun and unique things there! Nice people, too. I could not believe all the samples hung everwhere! Very helpful and friendly folks!
Then I stopped by the Christmas Goose. What a nice little shop with a ton of fabric and beautiful examples everywhere as well! Very helpful and friendly people here, too!
Then it was on to Nancy's Quilt Shop. There I found beautiful fabrics and yarns. They had a lot of new and fresh ideas as well.
Wish I could have spent a few more days at the other shops there. It was lots of fun. The best part was my husband helped me find them all and insisted that I go shop and have fun! What a LOVE!!
Time to come back to reality and get dinner on the stove! :o(

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Home at last

Singing along with Stevie Wonder. Holy cow, can he sing!

Roger is safe in the catcher's box. Babe Ruth will hit it out of the field!

Ummm.... pointers for Tiger Woods? I don't think so! ..... and coming from a Caddie!!

Roger and Bette Midler. She looks like she kind of likes him....

Ben Aflack and me at the poker table... Wish he played as good as he looks! Didn't win a whole lot on that hand!

Lucy is just about to take that wooden spoon to the side of Roger's head! I think she said, "No TASTING!"

Okay, we had a lot of fun in Vegas! It is good to be home, though. We could'nt stand too much more fun. We have to clear our heads from all the tabacco smoke!