Saturday, February 26, 2011

$40 CSN Give away

I'm sure by now most of you have visited CSN Stores. There have been several bloggers hosting give aways or product reviews of their stores. I have both hosted a give away and reviewed a product. I have also purchased items from their stores. They have some very nice quality items at a good price. You also receive your order in a timely manner.

This time around I am hosting a give away. The winner will win a $40 gift certificate (shipping costs not included) that they will be able to use in any of their stores.

While doing a bit of window shopping recently I came across their adjustable bar stools. We do not have a breakfast bar in our kitchen but my sewing room does have a long counter on one wall that would benefit from a couple bar stools. 

While window shopping I found a few fun barstools...

I love this color of purple and the shape looks nice too.

This one is a bit funky but not for me.

This one has a nice fun shape. Very modern looking.

If you have been hanging out at my blog for awhile you might know about my clumsiness. I have a tendency to injure myself very easily so this stool wouldn't work very well for me. I would probably slide right off while turning around. It does look like it would be nice in a craft room though. 

I think for my own safety I need this bad boy. Don't think even I could fall out of this one.

OK, if you made it all the way to the end of this post than you deserve the chance at winning a CSN Stores $40 gift certificate! I will keep this giveaway open until Saturday March 5th at Noon EST.  

Robbie on Christmas morning eating our traditional Christmas breakfast burrito

Sometime after that I will let my random number generator choose a winner.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

And the Winner is......

I asked Robbie to pick a winner this time. I asked him to pick a number between 1 and 10 and of course he said 24. He said that means 6. Then he says minus 5 plus 4. Sometimes this kid just drives me crazy.

So....the winner is Pam from Gingerbread Snowflakes!!!  Congratulations, Pam I sent you an email. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's Monday again and a give away

I thought since we have started a new week we may as well start it with a give away.

While I was hunting for Eagle patterns a bit ago I found this book on Ebay. I went ahead and made the Eagle even though it wasn't quite what I was looking for.

He turned out cute though. Different but still cute. He stands about 6" high and is crocheted.

He has safety eyes so he is safe for kids but I would still keep an eye on the little ones just in case.

So if you would like to give this little eagle a new home just leave a comment on this post. I will keep this give away open until this Friday night. Then I will have one of the boys draw a name. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

It's all about me today

Today's my birthday! I have been hanging out here for 42 years. I stopped celebrating birthdays a long time ago.  When the kids were younger it was always just another day. Now that they are (mostly) grown I've been thinking about celebrating again. Now that I am older I have this urge to celebrate (or decorate) all special days and Holidays. While wandering around the web I found something that will help me with this....

I found this on Amazon and I just had to order it! I've always loved Sunbonnet Sue and now I can enjoy her each month. That is if I ever make any. I've been wanting to make some mini quilts to decorate around the house. I love to change things out each month so these mini quilts would be perfect. Plus, the designs are just so cute.

I have no appointments today so I am hoping to spend a good part of the day in the sewing room. The boys can eat leftovers from all the Super Bowl cooking I did yesterday. I'm itching to go and do a bit of fabric shopping though. JoAnn's has all their Valentine's fabric on sale right now and my stash could use some more reds and pinks.....

Sunday, February 6, 2011

In Search Of...

My Niece in Tennessee has requested a new quilt. Her and her Hubby are looking to buy their first house and would like a new quilt. They even picked out the colors and design. Pretty good for a young couple. They are about the same age as our oldest.

Stacey saw this one from JCPenney. I think she picked out a gorgeous quilt. We were discussing how much longer a handmade quilt lasts compared to the store bought ones lately. I'm sure it all depends on how much you spend but ours always seem to fall apart or loose the softness of their batting.

OK now for the part where I need help. From what I can see it looks like the center of the quilt is a section of a wedding ring design. Then some triangles and squares, borders, etc. Has anyone seen anything similar to this? I can wing it and that is not the problem. It's how much fabric to buy. It's times like this that I wish I had EQ7.

The other big part is fabric selection. While I love these colors, they are not normally something I buy. Does anyone know of a line that has these kinds of soft colors? I'm guessing they are country?

Thanks everyone!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Florine's Fabulous Boards for appliqué

Pigtales and Quilts   is giving away a Florine's Fabulous Boards for appliqué. Give away ends  February 9th at noon, eastern time.

Retail Therapy

My floss supply was a bit low so I picked up a nice size variety pack. I've been following everyone's progress over at the Birdie Stitches block of the month and I want to make the blocks but I just haven't decided on colors yet. My February partner over at Block Adventure requested Civil War fabrics and those are fabrics that I never have in my stash so I ordered a charm pack.  The monster fat quarters were ordered on a whim but I do have a plan or two for them.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Family photos

We were able to get some pics of the family recently and I thought I would introduce you to everyone.

First we have the King and Queen. Rob and I have been together for almost 21 years. We have grown and matured together over the years. Yes, we want to kill each other sometimes but even after all these years we are still in love. Rob uses the cane because he has a bad back. I use the cane to beat Rob when necessary lol.

Justin is our oldest and Mandy is the middle child and never lets us forget that. These two were buddies right from the beginning. Justin has been an amazing big brother and always protected Mandy and let me just say that there have been many times that she needed protecting. Justin has always been a thinker while Mandy was a climber. That girl would climb out of her highchair, walker, stroller, crib, anything. I came home from work one day to find Mandy sitting on the floor with her playpen upside down over the top of her. Rob said he and Justin were tired of chasing her down and needed a place to put her that she wouldn't be able to get out of.

This is when they were in one of my sister's weddings. They cleaned up nicely. I'm thinking they were around 3 and 6 or somewhere around there.

Once they hit high school age they started to separate a bit. Justin would still do anything for his sister but they began hanging out with different types of friends. This picture was taken when Mandy came home for Christmas this year. I believe they were horsing around before I took the picture.

OK, now that's better. They stood together for a whole 10 seconds so I could take a picture. Once Justin finds out I put these pics up he will kill me but that's OK I don't mind. Now that they are both out of school they're buddies again. They have whole conversations that I don't even know about again. I know as siblings grow they grow apart and then come back together again. I'm glad these two decided to do it sooner rather than later. I think siblings need each other as adults.

Then we have these two together. If you saw them together you would think they hate each other. They are always arguing and beating on each other. Actually, all three like to beat on each other. It's their thing and the way they show that they care. If anyone tries to hurt Robbie watch out because Mandy will be there in an instant to protect that boy. Robbie is so different from the older two but he's also very much one of the crew.

And of course we can't forget little Suzi. She keeps us all on our toes. She is such a character sometimes.

Well, that's my crazy family. Take us or leave us we don't care because we will always have each other.