Monday, August 31, 2009

Winner winner chicken dinner...

Which is a completely appropriate phrase since our winner is Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew who said :

"I'm Allison, and I'm sitting here blogging trying to avoid changing a poopy diaper and hoping my husband will do it instead. Not likely. :)"
Allison, please send me your address so I can mail our your scraps!

Thanks to everyone who played along. I loved reading your little "about me's." We all sound like we like to do the same thing: sew or quilt and forget cleaning! ha. I'm glad to know I'm not alone.

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow for some good craftiness.

Friday, August 28, 2009


So things have finally calmed down around here. I finished my class last friday and John went to back to work on Monday. Isaiah's school is closed this week so I finally got some time to hang out with him again, just me and him. It's been so nice. I finally started going through my scrap bags and I've decided that it's time for a giveaway. Plus this also happens to be my 350th post so it seems like a perfect time for a giveaway. I have a ridiculous amount of scraps because I really never throw anything away. Even tiny little pieces. For some reason I always think I'm going to need them. It might be a sickness. Anyway, I have a FRE stuffed with all sorts of scraps. Some are larger like fat quarters and others are just small scraps that would be good for patchwork. To win just leave me a comment telling me something about yourself. It could be anything, like "hi I'm Katie and I really hate putting silverware away." To earn an extra entry, you can either tweet about it or post it to your blog. Just make sure to mention it in your comment here. I'll pick a winner on Monday afternoon. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Light the Night (and fabric)

John and Isaiah are in Cape Cod this week vacationing with his parents, while I'm stuck here studying in 100 degree weather. Seems unfair, right?!?! Well I am glad to have a little time to myself and if I can get my act together maybe I'll fit in some sewing. Anyway, I wanted to pop in here and mention that in October John and I, along with some friends and family will be participating in the Light the Night walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As many of you know, my husband John has been fighting cancer for the past 2 years. In December he had a bone marrow transplant and is on his way to beating this cancer. As a stay at home mom, this was scary for me in so many ways. John was our family's sole provider and he was unable to work for several months. During this time, we received help from many places, without which I would have had to search for a job during the most difficult time in our lives. Thankfully this was not the case and John has since been able to return to work and I am going back to school to obtain a degree in nursing. It is so important to have these foundations around to support cancer patients and their families. Not only do they provide money for those who need it during treatment, but they also fund research needed to cure and prevent cancer. I have gotten more long winded about this than I had intended to, but this is a cause near and dear to my heart. If you have any money to spare (and I know things are tight right now), please consider donating to our team. We are hoping to raise $5,000 as a team so even the smallest donations will help. If you are in the D.C. area and would like to walk with us, we'd love to add you to our team. Simply click the "walk with us" button on the page. The more the merrier!

And as a thank you (or a ploy) for your donation, I will hold a giveaway for all those who donate. I will most likely send an assortment of vintage fabrics, including the fabrics from the last post. If you donate and want to be entered into the giveaway, please let me know so that I can enter you. Also, the fabrics are also in my vintage shop if you just want to purchase from there. I know several people were interested, so I thought I'd mention it.

Finally, thank you for all the support and prayers you guys have sent our way over the last two years. It has been so appreciated and made us feel really loved!