Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.(Philippians 4:8)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Beauty ...

Some days, a girl needs to look to the brighter side of life ...
and find beauty in all that surrounds her.

So, today I welcome you to my home ...
home is truly where you hang your heart ...

Aren't the daisies beautiful?
I believe Meg Ryan said in "You've Got Mail"
"Daisies are the happiest flowers"
or something close to that :)

My Heart happens to hang on these two beauties!
My gifts from God which to me are beautiful beyond belief
and I am oh so very blessed and grateful for them... 

And, when mom's laid low with back aches or other ills,
we've move our "home" into mom's room ...

Then, some days, when the home and heart learn
that new doors must be opened as others close,
fabric retail is a must to warm a heart!

And, of course, a little chocolate added in :)

Beauty #1 asked for these colors for a new dress ...

And, fabric therapy shopping found this
 today for a second dress for Beauty #1.

Of course, can't leave out Beauty #2....
she likes purple and is entering kindergarten ..
how fun will this dress be :)

Found this adorable piece online for Beauty #2 ...
Very cute dress makings, I do believe :)

Here are the dress patterns I purchased for cutting up such
wonderful fabrics ... I've wanted the patterns for so long,
I figured I best be purchasing them to make before
Beauties 1 and 2 are too big to be wearing them :)

But then ....
There are just some days, when even
fabric retail therapy just doesn't cut it.
Today was one of those days.

But darn it all, a girl has to try!
Maybe I should've tried more chocolate?

So I am here, thinking of all of you and being grateful that you
and this blog are in my life.  I'm grateful for every kind word
shared and exchanged, and grateful for the encouragment
and support shared so generously by each of you.

I wish each of you the beauty of whatever makes you smile!

happy hugs ~

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I Want You !!

to be a WANTOBE Quilter!

You need to register with a blogger
(like me... Why Knot ... choose me ??!!! :) )
who has the button up ....

Registering means sending your name, email and phone number to me at wenlay06@msn.com

I promise the utmost confidentiality with your information ...
will only use to enter you into the contest ...
and maybe communicate with you ? :)
New Quilters have chances every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to win prizes, so on those days, be sure to leave a comment at Sew We Quilt @ Stash Manicure, be sure to tell them you are registered here at Why Knot! otherwise your comment won't count and you won't be entered...

Oh, and did you know that for all of you
more experienced quilters ...
well you wonderful stitchers,
teachers, and sharer's of all that be
quilting knowledge ...
on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
if you leave comments on these days,
you too will be eligible to win prizes
:) :) :) :)

Ah but see, folks ...
no comments, no entry,
no chance at prizes ...

So Comment, leave a little love
for your sponsors, your joy,
your anything about the
Wantobe Campaign
and be sure to include
Why Knot Kwilt
so your comment counts.

Best of luck and oohhh, the possibilities!!

A bit of fine print, winners do pay postage ... if you have any wonderings about postage from Canada ... check out this link to Canada Post ... but remember, you have shipping options, and winning such an abundance of quilting supplies for the cost of shipping is truly special considering the quality of the fifty Sponsors (seriously! have you seen the list of sponsors!!!!!)  and if you didn't know before, know this, Madame Samm is over-the-top generous in filling any gift box, so you'll never be disappointed!

Keep in mind that Madame Samm has coordinated this campaign for us. ... for us bloggers, for us quilters, and for all the new, want-to-be quilters that need a hand getting started ... she's connecting all these wonderful sponsors with all of us wonderful quilters, bloggers, and those interested for no other reason than she can. ... that's it.

Yes, that's it.

Happiest hugs and warm hearted wishes~

Sunday, July 24, 2011

1 Choice 4 Quilting: A New Giveaway with GORGEOUS Fabric to be Given Away to 3 Lucky Winners!

You know lately I've just felt behind the eight-ball ... well, tonight I found out I still had time to enter a marvelous giveaway Shawna is hosting over at 1 Choice 4 Quilting ... So worth the trip, so hurry, hurry, hurry, this giveaway ends on Monday, July 25th at 10 p.m. E.S.T.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pardon Me ...

Pardon me for just a moment but .....

Okay, so I'm whining ... seriously, I know ...
But come on! 
I haven't sat down at my sewing machine for quite some time now
and yes ...

I'm pouting!!!

Okay ... I'm done

Seriously though .... I only started quilting
about seven years ago ...
and those of you who follow my blog
regularly know my "addiction" to my
sewing machine .... second only
to my addition to chocolate ;)

I have so got to find my rhythm of family, new job, house work, yard work and QUILTING!

Family may be the heart of me,
but it's nice to have something assist
Momma's heart keep beating
to a happy drum ... :)

I'm feeling a bit deprived looking at my friendly Bernina sitting there so pretty in her
little cabinet across the room, patiently
waiting for me to come visit her again
(soon ... I promise!!)

But, heck, seven years ago,
I thought quilting was an ...

pardon me ladies ...
please throw sock not shoes ...
remember it's your computer!

but ...
I thought quilting
was an .....
um ....
a "retired ladies"
activity ...

I know! I know!! 

How wrong was I ??!!!

I was so hooked after my first
foray into piecing,
and applique,
and stitching,
and ... and ... and ....

seriously, obsessively hooked!

Quilting is so
just for the ladies of
more accumulated wisdom.

Oh heck no!

In fact ... I recommend to anyone
and everyone to not waste anymore
time, get started now ...

How you ask??

Oh, my goodness, gracious, gosh!!

Haven't you heard???

Everything a Wantobe Quilter
could use can be won here ....

Oh!  So worth a trip to check out Tobe and her Wantobe Quilter Campaign.

Madame Samm has compiled everything a new quilter (and those of more experience, also) could possibly dream of needing for beginning this wonderful lifetime passion we call quilting.

I'm so thankful to the friend that introduced me to quilting seven years ago ... I'd love to be the one to introduce you to quilting, or help you introduce one of your friends who has never tried it ... if you'd like to be signed up for the Wantobe Quilter giveaways .... check out all the information by clicking here ...
and then come back here to sign up
 either yourself or your buddies you
think would really love to start quilting ...
even if they don't know it yet ...

trust me, I resisted for years ...

all those wasted years!

See you soon!!

Campaign starts August 1st,
so start spreading the news

And thank you so much for visiting!

Happy Hugs and Warm Hearted Wishes~~

Sunday, July 17, 2011

2011 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon

Thank you Madam Samm for sharing this very nice video (from YouTube) of the Sisters Quilt Show!

So, if you like, watch the video and then cruise my many snapshots of the quilts I saw during my walk at the show in yesterday's post.

Happy Hugs and Warm Hearted Wishes ~~ Wendy

Friday, July 15, 2011

Enjoy the Show ...

I welcome you to Sisters, Oregon,

as it was on Saturday, July 9th, 2011

We arrived early … along with hundreds of others 

I started snapping pictures of quilts of interest to me,

And of what I thought would interest my readers …

So, enjoy the show … I know I did!

The scenes above are from the inside of The Stitchin Post …

the Host Store of the Quilt Show

This is Kathy Deggendorfer who designed the 2011 Sisters Outdoor

Quilt Show poster I showed in my previous post.

Really!  Didn’t I mention there was something for everyone ?!!???!!

Never could get a good shot of the amazing amount of people there that day