Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Giveaway

It has recently come to my attention that I have surpassed 1000 posts here on my blog. I passed my blog-aversary in the fall and have been meaning to have a giveaway ever since, also in celebration of my most recent article in Quilting Arts. Better late than never, as they say.
I'm giving away a copy of The Quilting Arts magazine, October/November 2014 issue which has my article in it, a fiber art bookmark made by me, and a package of  Swatch Buddies which I discovered before Christmas and gave as little gifts to my quilting friends.

The Swatch Buddies are a neat little system of tags on a key chain to which you can affix fabric samples if you're going to the quilt shop looking for matches.

To enter leave a comment.  I'd love to know if you're currently reading a good book or have one to recommend. I will leave it open until Saturday 7:00pm EST.

Yesterday, a commenter asked if I wouldn't post more detailed pictures of the rocky piece, so at the risk of boring some of you, here they are.
 This is the bottom left corner.

 


The picture above is an area in the top right.

Since I had promised another friend, I went again this morning for a snowshoe. After the winds yesterday, there were lots of little bits of flora on the trail which I couldn't resist bringing home. I've added a couple of the pretty finds to my table center, a habit I got into last summer.


I rested up after lunch with tea, a blanket and a crossword puzzle for a while and then I passed some time working on the fiddly finishing touches for several of my pieces. My current label technique is to print out the labels onto printer cotton, cut them up and sew them to the back corner when I stitch on the binding. I like to add my signature as well.


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20 comments:

Kate said...

Your fiber art amazes me. It is so detailed and you add so many little touches to make it so realistic. Wow!
I just finished the Orphan Train, and I am currently reading the 100 Foot Journey, which makes me hungry.

elle said...

Congratulations on all the posts, I never heard of swatch buddies. :)



















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Mary Stiles said...

You are so talented. I am so impressed with your art. I guess I am more the old fashioned quilter and am currently almost done hand quilting a hockey quilt for my grandson. I am just starting to read Beth Powning's new book " A measure of light" She is a wonderful writer.
Cheers
Mary

barbara woods said...

Have you ever read Victoria Thompson gas light mysterys? I am reading 'Murder on fifth avenue'

ruthq2013 said...

Hi Holly,
i really like your rocky tree piece. I will have to take a closer look at it.Thanks for the chance to win a magazine and congrats on your 1000th blog.

ruthq@rogers.com

Linda H said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary Holly, and your thousandth post - that's quite a milestone. I am approaching my thousandth too, less than 20 to go. Your Tetagouche Hill piece is fabulous.

I'm always reading.. currently I'm loving All the Light We Cannot See. Two other recent finishes (which I haven't reviewed on my blog yet) are My Notorious Life and A House in the Sky. Thanks for counting me in for your Giveaway! Good Luck to all...

Peg's Place said...

You are never boring Holly! I love your rocks and how they have turned out. I on the other hand have not gotten far on my little landscape because I am finishing up a huge project ;). So many things on the go. Thanks for the chance at a give away! I must admit that the book that I have just finished reading may seem dismal but the theme of hope is so present...the book is "Room" by Emma Donahugh (sp). The characters are still with me.

pegsplace said...

You are never boring Holly! I love your rocks and how they have turned out.
I on the other hand have not gotten far on my little landscape because I am
finishing up a huge project ;). So many things on the go. Thanks for the
chance at a give away! I must admit that the book that I have just finished
reading may seem dismal but the theme of hope is so present...the book
is "Room" by Emma Donahugh (sp). The characters are still with me.

Teatime Creations said...

Conrats on 1000 posts. Thank you for providing us with so much inspiration.

Debbie Stefanuk said...

congrats i am rereading liberated medallions quilts by gwen marstron. i love it great inspiration. dbstefanuk@shaw.ca

Quilting Babcia said...

I like your labeling system. I mostly read quilting related books these days and a favorite is John Rice Irwin's A People and Their Quilts. It's an older book and may be out of print, but I found a used copy on Amazon awhile back. Great read.

Stitchin At Home said...

I love that piece. Thanks for a chance to win.

Lori S said...

Congrats on all the blog entries! I don't have a book to recommend, but I love the look of that bookmark!

rtquilter said...

Holly, your new piece is wonderful! Congratulations. Congrats too on your 1000th post! How did you find that info? BTW, what size is the snowy hillside piece?

F. Gloade said...

I would love to win. Your work is wonderful. I never tire of looking ar them

Susan Barker said...

Well, I for one would not get tired of looking at the details of your fiber art pieces, rocks included!

That Swatch Buddy sounds like a really useful tool but the issue of Quilting Arts with your article would be even better -- I no long have a QA subscription due to shortage of funds...

Verna G said...

Congratulations Holly! I always enjoy your post. Love your fishing shacks!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I've not heard of swatch buddies either. Congrats on so many post.

Threadpainter said...

Thanks for the detail photos ... really super to see up close ! Congratulations, as well ;)

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Congratulations Holly ! : ) LOVE your work. So happy for all your successes.