Sunday, October 03, 2010

One Good Turn Deserves Another

Woooohooo!! Two posts in one day! Guess I'm chatty today! ;o)

Yesterday I spent the day with my pal, Blogless Kimm, as mentioned earlier. And she was so sweet! She gave me a wonderful thing...


Blackbird Designs Autumn Bouquet that she stitched a few years back!


She had never framed it and didn't see herself getting it framed, so I gladly took it off her hands! This was in my 'to stitch' pile, and now I don't have to stitch it! Instead I can enjoy the fruits of my friend's labor! Thanks Kimm!!!

And so, one good turn deserves another! She also gave me back a chart that I had lent to her.

A few years ago I stitched a sampler...


one of my most very favorite samplers! Moira Blackburn's Time And Season Sampler!


When I stitched mine, I did my own conversion from the chart, using Vikki Clayton's Hand-Dyed Fibers Vikki had even asked if she could use my conversion on her site, and of course I said yes. I think her colors may have changed over the years, but I bet you can come close!


So let's have a giveaway for this lovingly used Time And Season Sampler chart! Just leave a comment on this post if you'd like to add this one to your stash!


This afternoon, I baked cookies (oatmeal raisin...fiber is good!), and have spent quite a bit of time thumbing thru old quilt books and enjoying some eye candy made of fabric.


I've been spending quite a bit of time with these two in particular...


So many examples of fabulous quilts...


including utility quilts, which are my favorite. The Folk Art Quilts book has been especially pivotal in several quilts I'm working on.

What's your favorite quilt book for eye candy?

And remember, if you'd like to win the Time And Season Sampler chart, just leave a comment. I'll draw a winner on Wednesday.

Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of Sunday! Time to fix a quick dinner and then work on Ann Rayner this evening!

*Peace!

19 comments:

Glenna said...

So nice of blogless Kimm to give you the BBD design to frame! I have that sampler chart (undone, of course), so I won't enter, but seeing it framed makes me want to stitch it too!

Cari-in-VA said...

How sweet of Kimm to give this to you. Love the chart and thanks for hte conversion. It is in my pile to stitch and I am going to pull it and add your notes.

Ellen said...

Love that BBD design, how sweet of Kimm to present it to you!

Your Sampler is gorgeous! Please enter my name in your draw, I would love to stitch it.

Hugs,

Margaret said...

Wow, how nice of Kimm to give you that BBD piece! It's so pretty! I've already stitched the Time and Season design so I don't need the chart. :D It's been so many years since I've really sat down and enjoyed my quilt books so it's hard for me to choose my favorite. The ones you're showing look pretty good though. lol!

Kathy said...

Your sampler is beautiful and I love your conversion. Please enter my name in the drawing. Even though I've been stitching for a long time, I think this is the first time I've seen this designer's work. Thanks for making the introduction.

Karol said...

Aren't you a lucky stitcher to get such a beautiful piece. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh it's a fabulous friend that would give you such a beautiful piece...she knows you appreciate it! PICK ME on the sampler chart! It is fabulous and that frame...perfect for the project! Have a great week!

Cari said...

That was so nice of Kimm to give you that sampler....I love that piece. And a give-away...how cool is that? Thanks....

Cristina said...

You were presented with a lovely piece.

The sampler is wonderful and HDF are my favourite. So, if you please, enter my name in the draw.

Katrina said...

What a sweet gift, can't wait to see it framed. Sweet quilt books too. Nice giveaway, I already have the chart so don't enter me :-). I just think it's so sweet to send it on to a good home!

Beth said...

How beautiful! I would love to be entered in the drawing for the sampler!

Jeanne said...

Well I don't enter very many giveaways but now you got me as that chart has been on my wishlist awhile! Please enter my humble name LOL. Lucky you Kim getting a stitched gift all set for framing........

Anonymous said...

Love the sampler and would love to be in the drawing for the chart. I've been stitching for a long time but I'm still a sucker for a lovely sampler! Tina S

amypig2@mchsi.com

Kathie said...

how sweet of Kimm to give you this beautiful sampler.
Its beautiful. my favorite quilt books for inspiration...oh the list would go on forever! mattering what I am looking for but anything by Sandi Fox,
all the state documentation books and then there is the ultimate quilting book by maggi mccormick gordon any book by her is amazing and full of inspiration....
Kathie

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Is it just me, or are the colors used in this sampler similar to the ones you've chosen for Ann Rayner? I do love them!! Please enter me in the drawing.

Debbie said...

I'd love that chart. I have been wanting to do one of their designs and that one is great.

Karen G. said...

Lucky duck! How nice to receive such a lovely gift! I'd love to be in the drawing... I'm a stitching newbie and would love to add another chart that I like so much to my collection. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

If I'm not to late, I'd love to be entered. Sherry

Meari said...

Oh, T&S sampler is so pretty. I'd love to be included in the drawing. I have several quilt books, but can't pick a favorite.