Saturday, September 29, 2012

Book & Mini Mug Rug Winner

Thank you to everyone who left a comment. I really enjoyed reading about all of the favorite places in the world that you all love. I think one of the more popular favorite places was your own backyard. What's not to LOVE about HOME!!! 

Many Congratulations go out to Comment #6 from Lisa Marie

I will mail the Book and the Mini Mug Rug to you as soon as I hear from you.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Springtime in the Rockies Blog Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to my part of the Springtime in the Rockies Blog Tour that runs through Sept. 27th.

Even though it's officially FALL here in the Rockies it seems like SPRING with all of the beautiful colors on the mountainside. Yesterday I was driving to a family gathering and the colors were out in force. Everywhere you looked you could see color splashed across the valley!! It was absolutely beautiful!!!

I took this picture Monday evening around 7pm as the sun was going down. I saw this beautiful view as I was dropping my daughter off at her dance class so, I rushed home and grabbed my camera so I could capture the beauty that was all around me. The valley literally glowed! I love the mountains and sometimes they become such a part of your life that you can easily forget to look at them and take in their beauty. Note to Self... Remember to STOP and LOOK around YOU! Enjoy the Fall Colors!

My favorite mountain growing up was Mt. Timpanogos. Every day I could look out my window and see it's majestic peeks. I loved seeing my mountains and when I moved to California it just didn't feel like home. When we moved back I knew it was home because I felt comforted seeing the mountains all around me.

And that leads me into talking about quilts, which always bring comfort! Right? Well, I want to share with you a new QUILT BOOK called "Springtime in the ROCKIES" by Konda Luckau and 8 other Rocky Mountain Quilters. 

Today I'm joining with my friend, Machelle Preston, in celebrating her project in the new book "Springtime in the ROCKIES" and the quilt is called "Stepping into Spring". . . it's a darling Nine-Patch and Snowball Quilt (along with a few HST's) with a bit of applique and embroidery sewn in the center of the quilt. You will find Machelle's Quilt on pages #54-59.

The BIG NEWS today is that. . . I'm not only giving away THE BOOK. . . but I'm also giving away a MINI MUG RUG that I made up using a scaled down block version of Machelle's quilt project. Isn't it sooo cute? I love things that are itty bitty, teeny tiny, and really small.

The Block measures 5 inches square and it's the perfect size to place your hot mug of chocolate on while you're working on your FALL and WINTER Projects...

I hope the winner loves it as much as I do because I almost kept it for myself. lol.

The List of Quilter's Participating in the Blog Tour:

Make sure to visit each blog for a chance to win a book.

Sept 19th
Kansas City Star

Sept 20th
Amy Smart
Sherri McConnell

Sept 21st
April Mazzoleni
Maggie Barber

Sept 22nd
Becky Morganson
Marion McClellan

Sept 23rd
Emily Herrick
Kathy Miller

Sept 24th
Karlene Riggs
JoyLyn Rigby

Sept 25th
Margie Ullery
Shannon White

Sept 26th
Machelle Preston
Kim Walus

Sept 27th
Konda Luckau
Jenifer Dick

Here's what you'll need to do to enter the giveaway...

  • Leave ONE comment telling me your favorite place in the world to visit!!!
  • I will pick one winner on Saturday, September 29, 2012.
  • I will then send the book "Springtime in the Rockies" and the Mini Mug Rug to the winner.
  • If you are a NO COMMENT BLOGGER, or you don't have a BLOG, then just leave me your email address in the comment section.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Today I'm blogging about one of my new favorite creative places to visit, browse, and spend money at. The place is called The Wood Connection and it's a store filled with holiday projects of every kind along with all the supplies you need to make the many projects in their showroom. You will also find wooden frames of all sizes, plaques, blocks, ribbons, paints, tools, cut vinyl letters, sayings and also a variety of wooden letters. The hardest part is picking out just ONE project.

I recently finished making this set of MONSTER letters that I'm using for my Halloween decorating this year. I think my grandkids will really like them. I still have to purchase the three little monsters and I thought it would be fun to put their names on each of the three stands. 

Go HERE to see the 3 little wooden monsters I have yet to make.

Click HERE to see a few more of their Halloween Projects.

What I love most about their projects is that it takes a minimal amount of painting and all of the designs on each of the letters is done using scrapbook paper and then adding trim like ribbon, ric rac, buttons, and fur, just to name a few. On this project I also used heat set jewels on the letter T. You should be able to click on each of the pictures to get a closer look.

Go HERE to see their CRAFT TIPS on how to paint the blocks and apply the paper to the wood.

Go HERE to follow The Wood Connection on PINTEREST!

Right now The Wood Connection is only located in Utah but when I talked with the ladies at the store they were hoping to be able to ship items in the not too distant future. So, next time you find yourself in UTAH make sure to visit one of their three locations and give yourself at least an hour to browse and take it all in.

The Wood Connection is located at:

6680 South 300 West
Murray, UT 84107

530 East State Street
American Fork, UT

Furniture Store
372 West Winchester Street
Murray, UT