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Monday, August 31, 2015

2016 Crazy Quilt Calendar Is Now Available!

The 2016 Crazy Quilt Calendar is now available at Magcloud!

  

This year's artists are:
January - Susan Elliott
February - Karen Ruane
March - Janet Stauffacher
April - Rengin Yazitas
May - Marci Hainkel
June - Shirlee Fassell
July - Annette Graves
August - Susan Shufelt
September - Holly Thompson
October - Kathleen Klein
November - Valerie Bothell
December - Margreet De Reus
And the cover design is by me, Pamela Kellogg

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Milagro Millie!

She is doing so very well!  She gained a pound in the first 2 weeks that had her here, her icky boo-boo is finally closed up and the fur is growing back.  I got the results of the bloodwork today and she's just fine!  We can introduce her to the others now!


Monday, August 17, 2015

Another Give Away

I've been going through my stash of things here and I'm trying to clear out a few things.  I'll be having some give aways over the next few weeks because I'm sure there's someone out there who can use these things.

Today's give away is a set of 3 Cross Stitch Christmas Trees.  I did these with the intention of making Crazy Quilt ornaments with them but as you know, I've since decided to stop doing Etsy.

So I thought I would offer these as a give away:

This is my own original pattern.  They can be sewn up into ornaments or worked into Crazy Quilt pieces.

The first person who leaves a comment AND drops me an email, can have them.  I will pay for postage.

UPDATE:  These are spoken for!  Sheila, I'll send them out to you as soon as you email your address to me!

I'll have another give away later this week.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Give Away!

I have a couple of Crazy Quilt blocks that I don't feel like sewing together.  I just wanted to make them to use the little pictures!  LOL!!

Anyway, I'm giving these 2 away free of charge, as a set.  I will pay for postage.  They are stitched but not finished into anything:

The first person to leave a comment on this post can have them.  Please leave your comment and then drop me an email and I can mail them out in tomorrow's mail (Tuesday).

UPDATE:  The first person to post a comment was Joyce Carter.  Joyce, I will reply to your email.

Thank you everyone!  I will have another Give Away next week.



Sunday, August 09, 2015

The Kitten Has A Name!

First, I want to thank everyone from my blog and Facebook who kindly took the time to send kitten name suggestions to us.  We had a huge list to choose from but, Scott and I came up with one ourselves that really seemed to fit her.

No worries though!  There are still prizes!  I will get to that in a moment.  In the meantime, I kept calling her, "mi gatita de milagro", Spanish for "My Little Miracle Cat".  She's really done great this past week and has made a miraculous come back from being malnourished and dehydrated to being healthy and playful!

Since "Milagro" is kind of a big name for such a tiny little kitty, we decided to go with "Millie" for short.

I don't think anyone suggested that name but please correct me if I'm wrong.  I went through my lists from both my blog and Facebook about 3 times, just to be sure.



So, Scott and I decided to put everyone's name in a bowl and have a drawing.  Since we had so many nice people leave us suggestions, we put the names of the people who suggested kitten names from Facebook in one bowl and then the names of the people who suggested kitten names from my blog in another bowl.  Scott drew a name from each bowl so 2 calendars will be given away as prizes.

Here are the winning names!

From my blog:  Nicki Lee Seavey

From Facebook:  Peggy Brooks

Ladies, I will contact you both shortly and will have your calendars sent you next week!

Thank you again to everyone who sent in suggestions. 

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Update On Kitten

Our little rescue has been with us for a week now and what a difference a week makes!

Scott took this photo last night.  Her eyes have cleared up, they don't tear anymore.  Her little (icky) boo-boo is getting smaller.  She's playing now, cleaning herself and she's talking.

I gave her a bath the day before yesterday and combed her out real good so now she smells nice.

We're pretty sure we've picked a name so I will plan to announce it over the weekend.

I took this little video of her this morning.  Enjoy!







Sunday, August 02, 2015

Name The Kitten Contest!

Would ya'll be surprised if I told you that we have another cat?  Scott found this tiny, malnourished, pitiful soul in the parking lot at work last week:

He brought her home Thursday night.  She is so little and just skin & bones.  I took her to see Dr. Patti first thing on Friday morning.  I must tell you, that was quite the experience which I will get into in a moment.

She's approx. 7 - 8 weeks old and weights 1 1/2 pounds.  She had fleas (of course) and probably worms.  Dr. Patti treated her for both.

She had another issue as well and if you're squimmish, just skip the next paragraph.  I have heard of this but I have never seen it in person.  And I don't care to see it ever again.

Dr Patti found a lump on her neck/chest.  At first she thought it was some sort of an infection.  No, it was not an infection, it was a Botfly Larvae living under the baby's skin.  She pulled it out with a tweezer and I just about died.  This all happened so fast and I was so incredibly grossed out over it!  This thing left a hole in the baby's skin that almost the size of a dime!  This thing is called a Cuterebra and basically, it's a giant maggot.  Discusting!  If you want to read more about it, here is a link.  The article is quite humorous to help with the gross out factor but I will warn you, there are pictures.

Okay, so enough of that.  I'll get back to the cuteness!!!

She's doing very well today now.  She's on antibiotics.  She's eating very well, she was playing, she was chattering and meowing this morning and she discovered her tail!

We are going to keep her.  After I nurse her back to health, there's no way I'll be able to part with her.  But there's one little problem.  Scott and I can't agree on a name!

So, I decided to have a contest!  Send me kitty names!  Just leave your suggestions and ideas in the comment section on my blog.  Feel free to send as many as you would like.  Try to keep your ideas not too cutsy though.  Scott doesn't like cutsy.  Men!

We can of course only choose one name but when we do choose one, the winning name will receive a complimentary copy of the upcoming 2016 Crazy Quilt Calendar:


I will announce the name that we choose on August 16th.  If a name is suggested by more than 1 person and we choose that name, the first person who suggested it will be winner.

Please share this contest on your blog and other social media places.  Scott needs a lot of ideas to choose from.  Remember, he's a man!  A good one, but still a man!

Correction For Autumn 2015 Issue of CQ Quarterly Magazine

I made a terrible error in the Autumn 2015 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine.

On page 20, Genevieve Tracey's "Out Of My Darkness" quilt is not her quilt.  It is the quilt that inspired her project. 

This is Gen's quilt:

The error rests entirely in my hands.  I was not paying attention when I put Gen's article together.  I send out my most sincere apologies to Genevieve and I will include this correction in the Winter issue.
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