This is a Nine Patch Star top that Momcat, Maggie and I just finished for the shop. I love the cheerful yellow and blue, and the white print background is a lot of fun. Making a simple baby quilt like this goes quickly and there's almost immediate gratification in completing a top within just a few hours of work.
This goes to the shop tomorrow for quilting and then will be on display within the next few weeks.
It's been raining here all week. Momcat is still struggling mightily to breathe. I've heard her mention the possibility of moving somewhere in the next few years where allergies, sinus problems and her asthma wouldn't flair up so much. Unfortunately, I don't think such a place exists on this earth.
GIVEAWAY #4 CLOSED -- All the entries for Giveaway #4 are closed and I'll pick a winner soon. Thanks for joining in my birthday celebration. Linda, I'll be sending out your Giveaway #3 win early next week.
Now, go to your room and sew for at least 15 minutes. I mean it!
As you know, I'm celebrating my 7th birthday with 7 giveaways. We're now up to Giveaway #4.
You know that you should be keeping a scrapbook of all your quilty creations. So I'm going to help you with that.
The winner of this giveaway will receive all of the scrapbooking papers you see here, plus the album and two sets of stickers.
1. Leave a comment on this post for 1 entry. 2. Become a follower for two more entries.
That's all you need to do! Enter by noon EST Friday, September 25.
I LOVE VISITORS!
I love visitors to my blog, but I like them even more in person. Cathy of Cat in the Sewing Room paid me a visit last week. She and Momcat were going out to dinner with Jill. See how Cathy is smart enough to position herself for a head butt! She's welcome to my sewing room anytime.
Cathy was going through some of her books as part of a decluttering process. Look at the ones she's sharing with Momcat!
The past couple of days Momcat has been working on a baby quilt as a sample for the shop. It's blue and yellow. Once we get a little further along, we'll share a picture with you.
There's a talented, nice lady who lives in Central Ohio named Lesley Bresler. Momcat met Lesley at a craft fair in Findlay,Ohio and loved everything that Lesley makes. You've seen hooded towels before, but the ones that Lesley makes uses really quality toweling, and she creates the cutest designs.
Now, other family members of ours don't read my blog (Philistines!) so I'm safe to share with you a Christmas gift that's going to one of our littlest beans.
Raggedy Ann consented to modeling the towel for you. Isn't she a doll? (groan)
The back includes the elephant's tail.
And here's the matching washcloth.
I have strong feelings about supporting small business owners and cottage industries. Lesley does a fantastic job at a reasonable price. If you visit her or place an order, tell her I sent you! Take a look at her website to find a whole darling menagerie of goodies.
Linda, step right up and send me your email address! You're the winner of our Week #3 Giveaway! Linda doesn't have a blog as yet, but she's nice enough to follow several. Maybe we can inspire her to start her own.
Linda is a fellow teacher. Any lady with the same name as my Momcat has to be a good bean, right!?
It's great to see all of our new followers. Remember, there are still four more giveaways to go in my 7-week-long celebration. And you can win more than once!
I'll be writing a longer post later today. Right now I need to get a little more cat-napping in.
Momcat's been making the same sounds I do when I'm coughing up a hairball. She has something called asthma and allergies. Just today she started perking up a bit and made it to work.
We've heard from our previous winners and their prizes will be mailed out to them next week. Congratulations again Carol and Swooze!
We're into Week #3 of my 7-week birthday celebration.
This week's giveaway is for Followers only. So if you're already a follower of this blog, you're already entered! If you'd like to have a chance to win, just press the Follow button on the sidebar.
Since Maggie was nice enough to pick out some cat fabric last week, I'm returning the favor by unloadi.....umm, sharing, some DAWG fabric with you. There are three fat quarters, enough to get you started on making a small fabric box. Don't know how to make a fabric box? No worries!
You'll also receive Fast Fun & Easy Fabric Boxes (from the same folks who taught you how to make a fabric bowl). You can get the technique downpat just in time for the holidays! And don't forget to let your kitty friends test out the box. You know how we like climbing into your projects and doing our quality control.
The drawing will be held this Sunday, September 13. As long as you're a Follower by noon EST on Sunday 9/13, you're in!!!
First of all, I've been overwhelmed with the interest in our seven fat quarter giveaway. Momcat and I, as well as the other warm-blooded household members, have been blessed with many things. It's exciting to see that our crazy little piece of this world is bringing some fun and joy into yours. Thank you all for visiting. I think it really is more fun to give than to receive (although it sure is fun to win occasionally, too!)
For this drawing, Sundance volunteered to pick the name. Notice we needed a bigger bowl this time thanks to all of you lovely people. First she sniffs out the winning slip of paper.
Then she has to give it the taste test. Hmmm, is this person worthy?
Apparently, she's happy with her choice.
I know the picture is really blurry. Sometimes it's hard for the Pi-cam to keep up with Sunny! So you'll have to trust me when I tell you the name on the paper is Swooze.
Congratulations, Swooze! According to Sundance, your name smells like catnip.
Don't forget...we'll have another giveaway next week.
Although it's a holiday weekend in the US for Labor Day, Momcat has lots of hunting and gathering to do outside the house. Tomorrow is Open House at Best Friends Quilt Shoppe. Right after work she's meeting friends for dinner. Then back to work all day on Sunday. Thankfully, we'll have her at home on Monday. I plan to follow her around all day so that she'll give me some laptime in between catching up on vacuuming, dusting and laundry.
Sometimes We Sew
Most of the posts lately have been of household happenings or promoting giveaways. Momcat spends a minimum of 20 minutes everyday working on some kind of craft project. Sometimes it's quilting, other times it's cross-stitching or needlepoint. Occasionally it's scrapbooking. And she's going to take a knitting class soon.
One of the things we're not so good about doing is taking pictures of projects in process. Especiallly since there are times that Momcat puts her own projects away because it's time to make a sample for the shop.
Although quilting is our primary hobby, I'm thinking we might start to blog about and picture some other creative passions as well.
I'm working hard to make sure that I can find as many giveaways for you to enter as possible! Whenever I personally come across one I could just keep it to myself, you know. Instead I'd rather follow through on the philosophy of most quilters and crafters...share our love and creativity.
If you like pincushions, you'll just love the one you'll find at Fiber Fabrications. It is so cute! For a chance to win it, go to her blog and enter. When you leave a comment, please let her know that you found her site through me.
I'm ecstatic to see how many of you are entering the fat quarter giveaway. I think I'm seeing how the giveaway equation works.
Small bag + regional university fabric = Not much interest.
I'm thrilled that so many of you are entering my giveaway! This is so much fun for me. Really!
Check out We Love Quilting! for a surprise September giveaway. It never ceases to amaze me how generous quilters are with their time and talent. Have fun visiting, and especially looking at the fabric postcards.
Also, visit Quilts By Lee for an opportunity to win some lovely blue fabric. Actually, I'm really hoping they wind up at our house, but aren't I nice to give you a chance at them, too!
For this week's Birthday Giveaway we let Maggie pick out the fabrics. Don't worry...they're poot-free. For a DAWG I think she did a pretty good job.
Here's a closer look at the selection.
You have a chance to win these seven fat quarters in honor of my 7th birthday and 7th anniversary with Momcat. You'll get the cat focus fabric and six coordinating fat quarters.
You know what to do:
Comment on this post for one entry.
Comment on your blog for another entry.
Post a link to The Quilting Cat from your blog for a third entry.
Remember that I must have an email address so that I can contact you. I don't have any way of contacting Carol C. regarding the last giveaway so her Bearcats bag and fabric will patiently wait for her response.
I'll pick the winner on Friday night. Good luck everyone!
We all know nicknames of the famous and infamous. Honest Abe, Buffalo Bill, Machine Gun Kelly, Typhoid Mary...I'm sure you can think of several others.
Meet Methane Maggie.
Fortunately, Methane Maggie's bouts with flatulence are infrequent, but when she gets them the miasma created will send you to the nearest window. The term "silent but deadly" has been uttered on more than one occasion. Particularly pungent poots require not only opening the window, but a scented tissue over the nose as well.
Here's the thing...my siblings and I don't pass gas. We are far too dignified for that. (We will not discuss the dignity involved in licking my own privates at this juncture). So when Maggie has a zephyr, we consider it just one more way in which we are far superior to the canine species.
I overheard Momcat talking about possibly introducing some veggies to Maggie's diet. NOOOO!
Thank you to everyone for visiting and for those of you who entered our first giveaway to celebrate my 7th birthday and 7th anniversary with Momcat. Don't forget that there will be six more prizes and six more chances to win over the next six weeks. Winning one prize DOES NOT eliminate you from entering the other giveaway drawings.
The first giveaway was for the Bearcats bag and 1/2 yard of U.C. Bearcats fabric.
The entries were put into a bowl.
And I picked a name.
Congratulations to Carol C.! Carol, please send an e-mail to me at L.Stichtenoth@gmail.com with your snail mail address. Also, be sure to let us know if you have a dog, cat or other animal friend. We'll put in a little something extra for them if you do.
Trouble! Get your nose out of the bowl! We don't have a second place winner. If you want to be involved next time, maybe I'll let you pick for the second giveaway which will be announced later this week.
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Linda: I am a newly single Christian lady, after 32 years of marriage.I have two grown sons, and am the slave to 3 cats and 1 beautiful mutt. I love them all!
Piwacket: I'm an 9-year-old domestic tortoiseshell cat and a quilting quality control specialist.