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Friday, 28 December 2012

No More Plus Something New

Okay enough of doom and gloom.  Yes I'm still full of it but there is no reason you all should be.  So just for today I am sharing with you a brand new FREE Block of the Month being run by Alyssa who has the Blog Pile 'O Fabric she has been blogging as long as I have and actually quilting as long as I've been sort of trying.  Anyway please go along and have a look at it.  Here is the logo which leads to signing up for this FREE skill building Block of the Month.  You will provide your own fabric - whatever your heart desires.  My heart right now is desiring solids because I have really fallen in love them them.  But it will be really interesting to see what everyone else comes up with and no doubt I shall wish I chose something else because I ALWAYS like what somebody else has chosen and made so nothing will change here that's for sure.  All you ahve to do is click on the logo below and you will be taken to the new BOM and learn  all kinds of new things or things you thought you knew but didn't really.  And now you will see.  If nothing else you will have a complete new almost Queen Size Quilt by this time next year.  Just think how fast 2012 went and I, for one, will not let 2013 go by like I let the last year.  So come on and join me and others and have a really fun year.

Pile O' Fabric

See you soon
Patricia xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way
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Thursday, 27 December 2012

A very crappy Christmas

This was the worst Christmas of my whole entire life but it was far worse for my sister Jacquie.  I was still ill but my poor elder sister, who was just 70 and healthy, died so unexpectedly of a stroke, it just wasn't true.   She passed away last Thursday evening and and as we are Jewish the funeral was held on Sunday last.  We, that's my two other sisters and me, just couldn't believe this had happened.  In fact I still can't believe it.   The only thing I hope and pray is that she is in the hereafter with her adored son Jonathon.

I love you Jacquie.

See you soon
Patrcia xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way

P.S.  I did not put this up for sympathy.  I just wrote this because I NEEDED to!
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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

I'm sorry

I know it's my Blogaversary today but I'm sick in bed so I will make my giveaway as soon as I'm better because I have to take photos for it.  See you as soon as I'm better.

See you soon
Patrcia xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way
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Saturday, 15 December 2012

And the winner is ....

First things first.  The first thing is to thank all my new followers.  I am really overwhelmed by how many there are of you and I hope you will come and visit my blog often .  Well oftenish if you know what I mean.  I hope I replied to each and every one of you and if I didn't then I am truly sorry because I think it is only polite, and I'm a very polite person - you know please and thank you etc., to respond when somebody leaves a comment on my blog and I love it when people thank me too when I leave comments on their blogs.

So without further ado Mr. Random Number Generator (okay it could have been Mrs. but I have decided, and this is my blog, that the Random Generator is a tall, dark and very good looking MAN)  has selected, for this very auspicious occasion of Michele's 5th birthday 
So come in Number 173 who is TA DA DE DA...

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy15 December 2012 03:26

Thank you for the opportunity!
Fellow FQS lover :)
Signed up to follow: Erin Davis
p.s.: not sure if you'd be interested or not but I've started a new bee, Simply Solids...and we're looking for UK members!

Don't know where that number 1 is coming from either, I've tried to fix it but can't!  Now before you all go (or b*gger off) I would just like to remind you that I am having another give-away starting on the 18th of December which is my BLOGAVERSARY so please come back because you don't want to miss this one that's for sure as it will be my birthday of this blog and I'm really excited about it.  

So hopefully I will ...
See you all very soon
Patrcia xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way

P.S.  You may have noticed I have changed my name back to it's original as I think I'm too old to be called Patti and I reall do so much prefer my full name.  I have informed all and sundry that starting from now this is the only name I will answer to and if him upstairs insists on calling me Pat (which I HATE with a total vengeance) I just wont answer him.  Somehow I think he might be happy about that but he'll soon get sick of not being answered.  At least I hope he will.  I'll let you all know.

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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Quilter’s Blog Hop Party with a Give-Away

Go here to get to
the Party

I am just one of over 150 bloggers that is participating in this wonderful Blog Party celebrating The Quilting Gallery's 5th Birthday so come and join in and win something special for yourself.

I am giving away, courtesy of The Fat Quarter Shop, who has become my newest Sponsor!!! YAY!!  Because I truly LOVE buying from them.  No hoops tojump through because all you have to do to win this lovely fat quarter bundle is become one of my followers and leave me a comment telling me you have done so on this post.
It's a full FAT QUARTER bundle of
Merlot Kona Modern Quilts
Cynthia Frenette

My prize is available for anywhere in the world.

Please also visit The Fat Quarter Shop because they have just THE best selection of fabrics and their service is second to none.  

I have been shopping there since I started collecting fabric.  Yes I know I'm supposed to use it but, so far, I've just been collecting it.  I stroke it and look at it a lot and I have found the service I get from The Fat Quarter Shop to be so efficient and I love calling up because they still know I'm American, though why I ever think my accent is in any way British is beyond me.  Anyway they are always so nice and helpful and get my stuff out super quick.  My favorite thing they have is the Block of the Month and so far I have signed up for two um three :-)

The first one finished 6 months ago I'm intending on using that gorgeous fabric for The Farmers Wife Quilt but I have to cut some of it first.  I've now got almost 6 months worth of their current BOM and still haven't cut into any of it.  

So, if you are wondering why you hardly ever see any of my quilting or piecing on here, it's because I haven't really done any yet but I'm going to.  Tomorrow I am going to cut into some of my stash and actually make something but I can't show you what until after December 15, 2012 but don't worry it's coming - that's what I keep on telling him upstairs, otherwise known as my DH who puts up with my stash buying like he puts up with my toy buying for our grandchildren.   Please trust me when I say that The Fat Quarter Shop is worth visiting because it really is but take your credit card out first and get ready to use it!

Please make sure when leaving your comment that I can email you when you win so if your email isn't visable please leave it on your comment here on this blog.  

This giveaway ends on December 15, 2012.   The winner will be chosen by Mr. Randomizer himself (okay it might be a she but I like to think of him as big and handsome and sexy) and I will announce the winner soon afterwards because then I will be having another giveaway for my Blogaversary so keep watching afterwards for more stuff.

Well good luck and be sure and visit The Party because there is loads more to win from over 150 different bloggers from all over the world and you could win something great.  Heck I'm going to go and enter some too.

Finally thank you Michele for all you have done in the last 5 years and good luck to you in the next 5 years and here is the link that takes the viewers back to her site!

See you soon
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way

P.S.  I keep on forgetting to put stuff on here.  So this is my very last addition to this post.  This giveaway WILL be mailed internationally.
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Sunday, 2 December 2012

The Winner and an AMAZING ....

The winner was picked by the Rafflecoptor.  Not many of you liked using this so maybe I'll just go back to the usual way next time.

So without further ado the winner is:

Gene B.

and I have let him know and also the very kind lady, Caroline, that let me give this amazing class as a give away to one of you for free - that would be Gene B - and the rest of you that wanted it for half price during the week this was live.

I can honestly say this is THE best class I have bought and looked at so far.  I have bought quite a few that I haven't looked at yet - rather like all books I have to have and open once, look at, close and leave gathering dust.  But I will love all the classes I have purchased as much as I loved this one and of that I am sure.

Now for the AMAZING quilt I saw and pinned.  LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!


It is called
"Everything But The Kitchen Sink"
and was made by
who's blog is called
{1/4" Mark}
I do hope you love this quilt as much as I do.  I think it is just GORGEOUS MALORGEOUS!!!

See you soon
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way
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