Monday, July 28, 2014

Make-A-List Monday - Yipee!! Two More Quilts To Make!!!

Hi, all!

Well, it's Monday again - and I'm still alive!  Last week was amazing - two adoption fundraisers completed and a huge success!  The bunco party (more about bunco below!) raised $745 and the quilt giveaway/raffle ended up raising $2625!!!  So a grand total of $3390 for the week - not bad at all!

But - we received almost $1000 in donations on the final day of the quilt giveaway/raffle, which means I will need to make two more quilts!

First, though, let's see how I did on last week's list….

1.  Finish the fourth giveaway quilt. (More below!)
Done!  It turned out really nice, too!  My husband named it "Connected" because if you invert the design, it looks like the wireless connected icon on your computer.

2.  Draw winners for the quilt giveaway!
Done!  We had six winners, and if you missed it, you can read about it here.

3.  Gather up prizes and supplies for the bunco party.
Done!  It was a wild ride, but we ended up with everything we needed, including over fifty prizes!

4.  Make or bake lots of good food for the bunco party.
Mmmmm…..  I tried out some great new recipes!  Bunco Buns, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and an amazing Whipped Pineapple Angel Food Fluff Trifle.  Lots of other folks brought some wonderful food, too - we ate, talked, played bunco and had a ball!

5.  Spend some quality time with my grand girls!
Done!  They are both growing up so fast - it's hard to believe Lilli will be in first grade this year, and Emmy got to do the potty dance several times last week!  Plus she's really getting the hang of sign language - even teaching me some new words!  We learned horse and cow last week, and today we learned tiger and lion!

6.  Blog about the quilts that went to NY last week for Hurricane Sandy survivors.
Still haven't done this….  bad blogger…..

7.  Keep up with any ministry needs that arise.
Done!  We gave away this quilt, designed, pieced and quilted by Tommy, to a gentleman awaiting a double lung transplant….

and this quilt went to a woman with colon cancer.

So, while I didn't get everything done, it was a good and very busy week.  But this week - - - oh, this week will be busy too!  Here's what's on tap…

1.  Make a fifth giveaway quilt.

2.  Make a sixth giveaway quilt!

3.  Start working on a quilt for Nancy to raffle off at an upcoming craft show.

4.  Work on final details for upcoming women's event at church.

5.  Keep up with all quilt ministry needs that arise.

I'm on the committee for the women's event at church in less than two weeks, and there's so much to do between now and then - I don't think I'll have time for much more than that and making the two giveaway quilts!  I've started working on quilt #5 - hopefully will have that top pieced by tomorrow afternoon.  I know what I'm going to do for quilt #6, too, so at least I won't be wandering through my pattern books trying to figure out what to make!  And I know what I'm going to do for the quilt for Nancy, too.  

I hear sleep is highly overrated……

Oh, and so many of you asked about bunco - apparently it's not a well known game in other parts of the country!  Here's a quick run down. You have three dice and four players at each table.  You are partners with the person across the table from you.  There are six "rounds" in each "set" of bunco.  In each round, you are rolling for a different number - in round one, you are rolling for ones, round two for twos, etc.  For every one you roll in round one, you receive one point.  As long as you roll a one, you get to keep rolling.  If you don't roll a one, the dice pass to the next player. You and your partner are trying to reach a total of twenty-one points to end the game.  While all this is going on, there are multiple tables playing the same game.  

Now, a bunco is when you roll three of a kind of the number you are shooting for that round.  (In round one, that would be three ones.)  Rolling bunco involves lots of yelling, dancing, wearing of the bunco boa (a fluffy scarf that goes from hand to hand as different people roll bunco!)

The round ends for everyone when someone rolls bunco, or a team reach 21 points.  Then you move on to the next number, and so on until a whole set is finished.  Then you swap tables and sometimes partners, get more food, talk some more, you get the drill.  There's lots of variations in scoring, and every group seems to play a little differently.  But it's lots of fun and a great way to spend an evening with friends!

So that's pretty much what I'm working on this week, plus taking care of my sweet little grand girls!  Should keep me out of trouble, at least.

And now the question is - - - what are YOU working on the week?



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fabric Addict Alert!!!!

Hi, all!

You know all you fabric addicts are out there - I'm NOT the only one!  Well, it's time to stock up for all the cold winter months of sewing ahead, because it's time for..

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Quilt Giveaway Winners!!!!!

Hi, all!

Hooray, it's finally Friday!!!!  Time to do some whooping!!!  I am completely exhausted - it's been a very long two weeks - but all of the fundraising events are over now, so things will slow down a little bit (ha!).  I know you are all anxious to know how the bunco party went last night.  (ha! but you are a captive audience!)  We raised $625 and had a whole lot of fun, and of course, I forgot to take any pictures!  But that's a great big whoop for my daughter and I, and I think we'll be doing it again sometime.

So now, let's get on to the important stuff!  The Christmas in Juy quilt giveaway/raffle was a complete and total success - by 5 pm last night, we had raised a total of….


Isn't that amazing???  When we started this, we couldn't imagine raising that much money.  As the donations rose, we added another quilt at every $500 mark.  Around 9 am Thursday, we were at $1500.  By 3 pm we were at $2000…. and by 5 pm we had passed $2500!  And you know what that means - it's no longer just four winners, it's six!!!  Two of those quilts still need to be made, but I promise to have them done in the next week or so.  

Before we announce the winners, though, I want to tell you how very much I appreciate each and every one of you! You have all supported this effort tirelessly in so many ways, and I wish I had a quilt to give every one of you, or could at least see you in person and give you a huge hug!!  Thank you so very much!!

And now, without further ado, here are the winners!!

Kim Taylor is the winner of Nathanael's Ladder!

Selina Kidney is the winner of A Quick Trick Block Stack!!

Robin Landes is the winner of Criss Cross Applesauce!!!

Sharon Arredondo is the winner of Connected!!

Donna Getner is the winner of the fifth (TBA) quilt!!!


Chiska Williams is the winner of the sixth and final (TBA) quilt!!

Congratulations to all the winners!!!!

I'll be emailing each of you soon - I think I have email addresses for everyone - but you can always email me first if your excitement just boils over and you can't wait!!!

And that's what I'M whooping about today!!!

Now it's your turn!

What's got you dancing the happy dance this week?

Share with us - we want to dance along with you!

This party will stay open until Sunday at midnight -
plenty of time to join in!

And remember, it doesn't have to be a finish -
just whatever's making you happy!

Hope to see you there!