Well, Happy Moda BlockHeads Wednesday! My apologies for not posting for several weeks. Now it's time to catch up. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I've continued to post blocks there, and on the Facebook group. Like all of you, I'm saddened by issues in the news, stressed with cabin fever, and sick at the thought of what to cook for dinner. Are you as tired of preparing 3 meals a day as I am??? We were lucky to have a chance to dine in a restaurant with our kids, for Father's Day but wow, it was weird. Now, it's back to take out....and cooking. I've been enjoying sewing just for me, not for a post or for business, just for me. And, now that the market quilts are back from my quilter, I'm enjoying a little time in the evening with needle and thread, binding.
Hope you will stick with me through this long post for a treat.....blogger is acting up so links may not be working when you read this...soooo frustrating.
First, this weeks block is by Robin Pickens
I made a 6" version this week with Nancy's Needle fabrics, mostly.
I'm hard pressed to find blooming flowers in my yard.
This little dab of pink bloom is from a dragon's wing begonia.
When I married, almost 44 years ago, my paternal grandmother gave me a pot of angel wing begonias. She could literally stick her thumb in the ground and it would take root. I spent 2 weeks with Mama and Papa every summer and loved hanging out in their yard, it was like going through a city's botanical garden. Over the years that original plant grew and many cutting made more fabulous blooms. Cats and kittens have slept under the lush leaves and giant cascading blooms. Thought I had lost the last remnant of it last winter, but just today I noticed the scraggly plant is starting to to bloom. Bless you Mama, You blessed my home 44 years ago and through that plant, and my cherished memories, you are with me still. I've got two stems by the kitchen window taking root now.
Mama Reed taught me to sew on a treadle one summer. that passion took root...just wish I had her gift of gardening.
For Robin's pattern Corner Garden Click Here
Link will take you to her blog.
Now to catch up with the last few blocks....
And the pile!
Hope you are still with me!
Now, on to the surprise giveaway....
Over on Istagram, or on any social media platform the designers choose, Moda amd Martingale are sponsoring an ebook giveaway of the Moda All Stars books.
I'll post the list below so you can enter with each participating designer. Lots of chances to win!
This is my ebook giveaway Mini Marvels and below it is my project from the book.
Here are all the projects from 7 books I've been in so far (there are a couple more in the works)
Still with me???
here is MY surprise giveaway. Here area a few books and their projects from some I have on hand on hand....would you like one???
from On a Roll
Step It Up
from Mix It Up
from Merry Makers
IF you would like a chance at one of these books, PLEASE follow these instructions:
Pick one and Tell my why you would like it
AND you must leave your email address in the comment, otherwise I'll never be able to let you know you have won!!!
Stay with me...my actual book giveaway is only offered only through comments on the blog, and open only to USA readers.
ALL ebook giveaways are open to readers from all over the world, with comments on the blog
Last request, please say USA in your comment to be considered for the actual books. Every comment goes toward entry in the ebook giveaway.
Window for this giveaway is short.
All entries for the giveaways must be received by Friday, July 3rd.
Thank you everyone visiting today and for following me.
I'm a haphazard blogger and storyteller, I share what's going on and on my mind and sometimes ideas in my head, and some days I'm just a mess.
I can't get the links to all the designers on the post today. Sorry. Like I said blogger is acting up. Fingers crossed this posts!!!
okay...last thing...visit all the designers, and Robin for sure, and don't forget to leave a comment for Mini Marvels ebook or, for one of my books.
Stay safe, stay well, wear a mask, and sew!
Until next time,