Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Quilting Bee Giveaway!

I must admit, Lucy's fabric jumble was quite a job to tackle! At long last, however, it was tamed, tidied, and trimmed well enough to be snuggled into a wee ditty bag and toted away. Arriving at Bogg's Cottage I found Lucy's spirits were much improved. . . . .

"Why good day! Good day to you," I heard her call out. "I've had such a lovely time this morning amongst the lilacs. I'm cutting blossoms to bring indoors and seem to be quite an expert at it. Having the cottage overrun with their sweet smell will be much more agreeable than the fabric fiasco I created."

In no time at all her blossoms were bundled. "Is that for me?" she asked finally spying the wee ditty bag I'd toted along. "I do believe it must be for I see my name there right up front! How exciting!"

Thus without delay the contents were revealed. "I'm afraid there will be no more cutting to perform for awhile Lucy," I cautioned. "Piecing shall be your new task at hand for with some tiny stitches and a bit of time you'll be able to create a cozy quilt for Lily Red. I was able to salvage quite a bit of the fabric and cut it into squares. You need only trace the template and sew them together. It will be fun. . . . . so much so that I've decided to make a patchwork of my own to sew along with you. But wait, that's not all. . . . . "

"While cutting piecing strips from my own stash," I continued, "I realized what an abundance I've acquired over the years. So I kept cutting until a second ditty bag could be filled with a wide assortment of scrap pieces. This I thought would be fun to share with someone. . . . ."

". . . . . in our very own Quilting Bee Giveaway! To round out the scrap bag I even added a copy of an all time favorite read, The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas. It's a fantastic quilting novel and the perfect inspiration for making do with scraps."

Lucy was game. "Count me in," she chirped.

Anyone else wishing to be counted in? It's ever so easy. . . . . just leave a comment. Do you have a favorite read of your own, especially one pertaining to quilting? Share it's title with me and you'll be entered twice! Comments will remain open through May 21st. Be sure to check back on Saturday, May 22 when the lucky winner will be announced!


  1. Well, I'd certainly love to be entered - so count me in. My favorite quilting book is the Whitney Otto book "How to Make an American Quilt" count me in two times. Thanks for the opportunity to enter! :)

  2. Oh, what fun! I love that tiny little bag so much! I think Hitty needs one too....gotta go make that up...
    Anyway...quilting books? let's see...
    "The Quilter's Ultimate Visual Guide" - I'm just a beginner, so this book is fast becoming my best friend. :o)
    Thanks for the wonderful post!!

  3. There's nothing better (well, hardly anything) than a bag of scraps to play in!

    My favorite quilting-related read so far is still Jennifer Chiaverini's _The Runaway Quilt_. I have fallen woefully behind in her Elm Creek Quilt series however. There may be newer stories I would enjoy just as much. I encourage you and Lucy to check them out. :- )

  4. I am not much of a quilter so I am not sure I should be allowed to enter your drawing, but it IS such a lovely package! I am on the edge of my seat to see how Lucy will do with her project!

    Erin :)

  5. I read your blog regularly.. love each post.. And Your Lily Red..
    As for a favorite book .. This is a fiction book but it was really a page turner for me.. The title is "The Quilt" by T.Davis Bunn.
    I have read and reread it several times.. Please enter me in your drawing.
    Tina Williams

  6. Natalie, I love your blog! It is so fun and inspirational! Please enter me in your giveawy. I do not have a favorite read except my Bible. I am a farmer/rancher's wife, always busy. I do though always have a project I am working on. A big one in the home and a little project I keep in a bag for when I am sitting, waiting, riding in the car. I like to keep my hands busy. Blessings from Kansas! Gail

  7. Thank you so much for the chance to win a wonderful little gift! I love all books about quilting, cross stitch etc butJennifer Chiaverini's series is the best I think. I met her at a book signing and she was so sweet to all of us. Your blog is so great and as soon as I can I am going to order a sweetie of my own to keep me company.

  8. Natalie Jo, I just spent the afternoon reading you beautiful blog. I figured out a favorite book of mine pertaining to quilting I think you would like. It is called, "Bunnies By The Bay Meets Little Quilts". It has the sweetest little quilts in it.
    Blessings! Gail

  9. Lucky Lucy to have such pretty little fabrics to work with. Her quilt will be so sweet! I really enjoyed The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini.

  10. What a wonderful giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    I just read a great quilting mystery; "The Lover's Knot" by Clare O'Donohue. Another good mystery is "Ocean Waves" by Terri Thayer.

  11. I love your little stories for your dolls! "How to Make an American Quilt" is one read that I've enjoyed several times.

  12. Hi! I found you via Humble Needle and would love to have you enter my name in your giveaway! I'd love to win all your goodies. Thanks for the chance.

  13. Ohh How sweet, please count Miss Belle and I in for sure.
    Someone is going to be very lucky.


  14. Being near to the last day in which to enter, I thought and thought and finally dawned up with 'E Pluribus Unum' as my entry ticket. I'm saving for my very own Lily, too!