Monday Things

Today is the big event - Melissa's Cottage Open House! I hope you will all pop over to visit and attend her little party. There are prizes and giveaways and fun things to enjoy. She has been planning this for days and days and it is such a clever idea.

Among the prizes Melissa is giving away my kit that includes 32 charm squares (6"), fussy cut blocks and trim you could use for just about any project or to make my All Dressed Up Pattern on my side bar. I will be sending it out but you have to go to Melissa's blog to be included in the drawing.

I made several extra charm square kits and I am listing them on my Etsy shop for after the drawing.
Speaking of giveaways - can you believe my luck? I won Ric Rac's fabulous selvage giveaway last week too! Jodie has made so many cute things out of selvages you won't believe them - go look. She even made a dress!! It is unreal. It is one of a kind and so amazing.

So over the weekend I made some Christmas Cottages. Look at the cute fabric on the left that Belinda gave me. My friend Flora (no blog) came over Friday and gave me just about all the Christmas fabric she has, too. Thanks girls! It was fun mixing and matching everything.

I plan on making as many as possible just in case there is a glitch or something and if I have any blocks left over I'm going to make a quilt for the Festival of Trees -a local event that sells things for charity at Christmas.

Stephanie (little pink Christmas house for me) and Terri sent me a special cottage block each - thanks girls. That was so nice of you to think of me. And that Terri - she is the best partner in our Cottage exchange. She sent me an apron kit, cherry buttons and red rick rack. How sweet is that! She knows what I like. Thank you sooo much Terri. You shouldn't have! (my great luck continues!, I'm starting to feel very spoiled).

This is what we woke-up to Sunday. It's all gone now but its pretty early to have a snow. And we picked our last tomatoes just in time.

Lets go party at Melissa's! EDIT: You have to run, not walk over to this great Party at Melissa's. I was just there and I can't believe what a great event with such fun things to see and do.

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Eileen said...

oh that snow is just toooo early! But it would look nice on some of those Christmas cottages. Lovely blocks.. I am so excited to see them all coming together.
We are still having summer here.

Unknown said...

It sounds exciting! Great stuff. Congrats on your win at Ric-Rac don't you just love Jodie! I can not believe that you had snow... Ack!! Too early for me, but pretty.

Carrie P. said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your place with the snow and all those cottages.

Busy Little Quilter said...

Melissa's party is fun. It all happened because of your great idea of little cottages!


Sandi Linn Andersen said...

Just think what you have started - little villages of cottages are popping up all over the country. I've been to Melissa's party and just think her idea is so clever. Yesterday, I fussy-cut all the pieces I want to use in the windows and today I am going to sew my blocks together. Also going to take breaks to do some cleaning and rearranging here in my sewing room. We are getting rain, thankfully no chance of snow as it is in the 60's here. We're having a very warm, nice fall!

Sherri said...

Congrats on winning! Melissa's party is're right! Also, I love your new cottages, and what a terrific idea to make a quilt to donate using these will go together so quickly!

Betsy said...

I can't believe that you have snow.
Your cottages are too beautiful.

em's scrapbag said...

Yes isn't the snow lovely. congrats on your win. I love all your cottages. That was a fabulous idea!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, look at all your goodies. And they're all very well deserved!

quiltingnana said...

you're right. The cottages are addicting!! You have I dare tell you that it was 76 here today?

Abby and Stephanie said...

Oh no not snow already! Maybe you got snow because of all the Christmas cottage making at your house. :o)

Ginger Patches said...

Wow snow!! And we're having a Santa Ana (hot!). I went to Melissa's but didn't realize 10:30 was mountain time not my time lol. Oh well looks like it was fun :)

Kim Walus said...

My blocks are done and posted on my blog. Email me with your phone number and I will get them over to you this week. It's UEA so I have 5 days off. YIPPEE!!

I have a lot of sewing to get done for Halloween and Christmas. I hope I can get some of it done!

Amanda Jean said...

you had snow???? oh, my! glad to hear that it melted already.

Nan said...

The snow is so pretty, but it's sooo early! Congratulations on winning another giveaway - good for you!
I love the apron kit you received - it's adorable, and I've never seen anything like it before! You are a lucky girl, Nanette!
Your Christmas houses are adorable.

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