Thursday, June 7, 2012

I'm a Winner!

Lucky me!
I won this great magazine, packed full of ideas for using my bountiful stash, 
and a wool pattern for a Brown Eyed Susan Penny Rug.
What is it about a HST quilt that attracts me so?
This is my favorite project in the magazine.

I failed to finish my flimsy for May.
I have an excuse though...
traveled to Missouri with my DD and granddaughter to meet and greet all the family.
Shocked me when we discovered Southwest Airlines does not pre-board families traveling with infants!  Might have to check if all carriers do this before I make my next choice of airline.

Travel is a good time for handwork.
Making steady progress on 2 Gallon Crock by Primitive Gatherings.
The geraniums look like they would take forever to stitch down,
no buttonhole stitching.
The hardest part is tracing them and cutting them all out.
I used beads for the centers instead of french knots.
Gives it some sparkle.
Back to work so I can reach my goals for June.
Where has this year gone?


  1. There you are!!! Congrats on your win - woohoo!!!

    Loving your geranium pot - very sweet.

    SW Airlines just changed their pre-board policy and I personally think it's ridiculous. I hope you had a fabulous time.

  2. Great win Cheryl, ideas for scraps are always welcome and that penny rugs looks very cute.
    Hst's and nine patches, luv 'em both.
    Geraniums always remind me of European window boxes, lovely work.

  3. What a fun win and I love your wool blocks!!
    I just flew United and they do pre board people that may need more time.

  4. Congrats on your win! You are the luckiest quilter!! Love that antique quilt beautiful! I am preparing some travel projects myself...have to be prepared at all times! Take care!

  5. Congrats on your win! Love your geraniums - they're looking better than my fresh ones! I'm with you on where has the time gone.

  6. Where has this year gone? To fast for sure! I see myself coming and going!!!

    Your geraniums are great. The beads in the center are a perfect addition!

    Congratulations on your win!

    :) Carolyn

  7. Congratulations on your winnings Cheryl! Your 2 Gallon Crock quilt is looking really beautiful!

  8. I can see why you like the triangle quilt from the book. A good way to use scraps and have fun.
    Your geraniums look good. We have geraniums in pots that bloom year round here.

  9. Oh, all those half-square triangles! How tiny are they, I shudder to ask?

    Both United (how I miss Continental) and American have eliminated pre-boarding privileges for parents.

    Geraniums are sooooo pretty.

  10. congratulations~!
    i love the half square triangles too. they're just so versatile and a good way to use up scraps.


    btw: i always knew that you were a winner~!

  11. Congratulations on your win!!!
    I have to say I love HST's too, perfect to use use up lots of precious scraps. Just love your Pinwheels for Caroline quilt, it's quite stunning, love the border treatment too, beautiful work!!!!!

  12. Congratulations with your win. I too do understnad why you are like this quilt. It looks fantastic!
    Your geraniums look lovely.
    Have a great week, dear Cheryl.


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