Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Life For Sale

Please visit my online yard sale for some great bargains in books, patterns, projects and fabric! 

Tell your friends to visit too!  The site is up and running and I'll be doing lots of editing and adding new items. 

I'm selling books and patterns really cheap, plus fat quarter sets for only $13.50 POST PAID (that's about $2.25 per FQ and no extra for shipping and handling).

Piwacket Crafts Online Store

I'll accept payment through Paypal, personal check or money order.  Be sure to become a follower so that you'll see the new deals as soon as they are posted!

Sundance and Butch are not for sale at any price.

Make me an offer on Maggie. She can walk herself to your place and I'll throw in all the toys.

"PIWACKET! You delete that about Maggie right now!!  You KNOW there is no way I'm selling her."

"But Momcat...."

"NO BUTS! She's not going anywhere and that's final!!"

Excuse me while I lick my paws of this whole mess,

Sunday, April 25, 2010

SewCalGal's Contest

My friend, Darlene, over at SewCalGal is having a great contest with five winners. Each winner will receive a very cool pattern from Cozy Quilt Shop.

I have my heart set on Paper Lanterns if I'm lucky enough to win. Which one do you like best?

Good luck!


Stash Report Sunday - April 25, 2010

This is a very boring stash report. Momcat was recovering from sinus surgery last week so we didn't do any quilting. She did manage to finish a couple more knitted dishcloths, three novels, and had lots of cuddle time with all of us.

Used this Week:     0  yards
Used year to Date: 92.85  yards
Added this Week:          0  yards
Added Year to Date:    33 yards

Net Used for 2010:     59.85 yards

Visit Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara to see how all of us are doing.

Yours purringly,

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stash Report Sunday - April 18, 2010

This stash report represents three weeks since I was on vacation and didn't have computer access.  While on vacation I worked on Tulip Time, its backing, and The Poky Little Puppy.  And even though I visited some quilt shops, I didn't add to my stash!

Used this Week:     13.75  yards
Used year to Date: 92.85  yards
Added this Week:          0  yards
Added Year to Date:    33 yards

Net Used for 2010:     59.85 yards
 Judy at Patchwork Times has the listing for all of us who are reporting. Hop on over to take a look!

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Poky Little Puppy

The Poky Little Puppy quilt top was completed while listening to the sound of the sea at Virginia Beach. I love it!  I think some simple meandering will work perfectly on this.

The pattern came from Super Simple Fat Quarter Quilts by Lynda Milligan & Nancy Smith.  It's called "Hyde Park" in the book, using a beautiful floral print for its focus.

This quilt is so easy to make that our shop (Best Friends Quilt Shoppe) has used it as a beginner's quilt in classes several times. We have been saddened this week to find out that the publisher plans to discontinue the printing of the book and at this time there is no indication that any of the patterns will be published separately. I am very glad that I already have my copy of this terrific book and hope that the publisher will reconsider.

Examining my possibilities,

Momcat's Home...With a Dead Camera

I was really looking forward to seeing all the pictures that Momcat bragged about. Her sewing station right next to the patio door leading to the beach, projects completed, pictures from her mom and dad's home, photos from the quilt show. But I've just heard her mutter some bad words at the computer. All the pictures were lost during the upload process. They're not on the computer or on the camera. She is attempting to recreate some scenes in diorama using thimbles, seam rippers, and bits of cat litter. It isn't pretty.


Right before Momcat left we received news from Pat Sloan that we won three spools of Aurifil thread from a random drawing on Pat's Facebook fan page. So cool!

(Amazing what loading new batteries in the digital camera can do.)  Butch is inspecting Pat's pattern, the spools of thread and the cute lime green rickrack.

How fun to come home to a waiting package!

Time for another cuddle or two,