Thursday, November 25, 2010

Great news!

Last year Santa brought me the first issue of the Quiltmaker's 100 blocks magazine. I sewed many of those great blocks for my 2010 Saturday Sampler.

Now I am planning to start another sampler quilt because guess what?!?  I have in my hot little hands the second issue of the 100 blocks magazine, which I won!!  Quiltmaker's editor-in-chief June Dudley picked my name on the blog tour and sent me the magazine!
The list of new blogs on the blog tour continues - click here to go to the links and you will find more exciting blogs to explore than you possibly have time to visit in this lifetime!

My mind is racing with possible fabric combinations and ideas for my 2011 sampler. I am trying not to think about the fact that I haven't finished last year's sampler or that I am already making 2 block samplers for my guild mystery, and making the layer cake quilt along sampler, plus sewing the stay at home robin, which I am already behind on! Oh my!
And if that wasn't exciting of my favorite books The Birth House by Ami McKay was chosen for Canada Reads 2011.
Readers were invited to submit their favorite books for the "essential list of Canadian fiction". A short list of 40 books was made and then a top 10 list and now it is down to the final 5, and includes the Birth House...yippee! If you want to read a great book about women's issues, healing and midwifery in Nova Scotia (on the Bay of Fundy which is where I was born) I highly recommend it!
Lastly, I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to any American friends reading my blog today...hope you make time to relax, and do some quilting!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving. How are are you now on the Journey of a Quilter BOM? I'm still on 7. :(

  2. I won a copy too. From "Morning Glory Designs". I'd already bought myself a copy so it will go to my secret pal or a quilt buddy for Christmas. Yep it's turkey day here and my anniversary, in case you hadn't read it on my Blog already, I got married in Canada many years ago on Thanksgiving Day...
    What's another UFO or two going...

  3. Congratulations on your win! My sister won last year. My turn next? LOL Waiting for the turkey...

  4. Congratulations on winning the 100 block issue! Your sampler from last year was beautiful. I'm sure you will have it into a flimsy in no time at all. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with inspiration myself and wanting to jump into everything all at once. Sometimes new projects get the creative juices flowing again though and help us finish up the older projects. That seems like a good story anyway.

  5. I am so glad for you...what a cool magazine! I need to see if I can find it. are making a sampler from it in the coming year??

  6. Contratulations on winning the magazine. Have fun with your new project. I'll be looking forward to seeing each block!

  7. Thanks for the greetings Kathy! You again are a lucky gal!! I can't wait to see your blocks with this new edition!!