Tuesday, April 7, 2015

400th Post! and a Give Away!

I am on vacation this week.  (Insert the happy dance here!)  I get to sleep in, not that I really have since my internal alarm clock continues to go off at 4 am.  The difference is that I can look at the clock, my brain tells me vacation, and I can turn over and go back to sleep. 

Many people have been lamenting the fact that blogger turns on the captch and you have to either try to decipher their letters and numbers, or for some just check the box which says "I am not a robot".  Did anyone notice on April 1st what happened when you checked that box?  I thought it was just too cute and found an example.  It will surely bring a smile to your face.

I was going to write a post on Sunday night, but I spent most of that night cleaning up after the family dinner.  I was going to write a post on Monday night, but most of my day was putting things back into the 'Colette' sewing order, and DH and I needed to have a discussion and break down some incidents regarding Sunday dinner. 

I didn't have much to show for accomplishments for Monday.

I finished my bag lady block for quilt guild. 

I finished the letter 'O' for my words of Wisdom redwork quilt. 

Tuesday I actually slept in and started  to get some things accomplished once I crawled out of bed.

I finished up the kite shaped centerpiece that I was making for my daughter and her SO, since he prides himself on being Irish.  This was originally going to be given to them for St. Patrick's Day, but then the flu hit. 
I found this Batik on sale and fell in love and ordered a couple of yards.  It kind of reminded me of Easter and spring, and so I thought it would be a great back.
I started working on my letter 'P' for my Redwork Wisdom.
Unpicked my quilting where my machine was skipping, but can't seem to get the machine to catch the bobbin thread, so the frame needs some adjusting and I will need DH to help me with that one. 

I finally decided on a new project to break up the monotony and started selecting fabrics, 

and did a little bit of cutting.

DH makes fun of me because when I have days off I hardly ever leave the house.  Monday and Tuesday were not much different.  I do know I have a run to the Post Office to do, and a run to an office store because I have a pattern that I need to have blown up 400% unless I figure out how to do it on my printer, which I haven't been able to do so far. 

Now for the fun and games.  I am going to give the lucky winner a choice.  I just received the Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet Blog- Farm Girl Vintage quilt book, there are lots of patterns that look like tons of fun. I am keeping mine but the winner will have a choice.

1.  Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Book


2.  $30  Gift Certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop. 

Just leave a comment by 12:01 am EST Sunday, April 12, 2015 and I will randomly choose a winner.  Tell me which prize you would choose and why. 

Good luck everyone.


  1. 400 posts is pretty amazing...congratulations! You are such a busy, busy lady and I would love to live close to you just to watch you for one day. I'd be exhausted, I'm sure! Great giveaway with either one!

  2. WOW--you have been productive--love that about cleaning up/in my case finding things that little hands have hidden someplace lol--after Easter. I love the Farm girl Book--that would be my choice--being a bookish gal... thanks for the chance--hugs, Julierose P.S. loved that dancing captcha..;--)))

  3. 400th ! That's awesome! Yep, Google has been doing lots of things lately, some good, some not so good until you figure it out, but it's still my choice search engine. I love your bag lady block, those are really pretty. Enjoy your week off, summer is just around the corner....Yee Haw ! There used to be a saying "People who work for the public school system live for 3 things.......June, July and August" ! I would choose the gift certificate....I would buy more floral fabrics for my collage quilts ! Be blessed beyond measure sweet lady !

  4. Have been watching your progress on your tractor. Guess I would choose the gift certificate so I could add to my stash for when I get my quilting mojo back!! Thanks

  5. Congrats on your blogiversary Colette! I'm not far behind you. So glad to see that you are on vacation. Hope you get a lot of sewing done! I'd pick the gift certificate because a girl can never have too much fabric!
    Pugs and kisses,

  6. Well you saw how I spent my stay-cation!! I think on day three my husband commented: Wow those must be your favorite jammies!! LOL!!! Happy blogiversary!! I would be thrilled to win either generous give-away...thanks for the chance!Keep enjoying your down time...and sew time!

  7. Congrats on 400 posts. I hardback print them annually. As dorky as it sounds I want a grand daughter to read them one day. I'd love to read my grandmother's quilting thoughts from the past
    I'm working the the snap shots quilt. Throw my name in the bucket for the gift certificate. I am wishing for the backing kit....thanks for the chance and friendship

  8. 400 posts. How nice. I do enjoy the blogging. I have been slack lately but still find time to read what everyone else is doing. The book looks great. Thanks for having a great give away.

  9. 400 posts is a lot - we had to explain to Baa that didn't mean fence posts! Silly sheep! You have got heaps done. We are spending today tidying - boy does this place need it after Hannah looked after a friends 3 year old yesterday! Great giveaway - we would love to win the farm girl book. Happy days.

  10. My hand is up, I want to win, need some fabric,

  11. Congratulations on your 400th post! So glad you got some vacation time. You have so many projects going. I am looking forward to seeing the new one!

  12. Congrats on 400 posts, think of all that quilting that translates to :) You are always getting so much done! Enjoy your vacation, these storms are putting a "damper" on any fun around here!

  13. Vacations are for sure the most fun - a sort of precursor to retirement. :) blessings, marlene

  14. Congratulations on your 400th post! I never leave the house on my vacation days either. I was just telling my husband I wanted that book! LOL

  15. Vacation! Yea! Wow, 400 posts. I haven't even reached 300 yet. I was planning on staying at home this week, but, it didn't work out. I have more patterns than I'll ever use, but, who doesn't need more fabric???

  16. With your busy life I reckon 400 posts is amazing. Congratulations.


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