Happy New Years Eve folks! Do you have any big plans for today and/or tonight? We started our day off by a fun New Year’s photo shoot with the fabulous Karmen Lindner Photography – just for fun.
Now it’s time for the girls and I to make TONS of appetizers so we’re ready for a wild and crazy night of dominoes! I can’t wait!
I’ve also already been instructed to start hydrating as I am doing a special 108 Sun Salutations Hot Yoga class tomorrow morning to start my New Year out right! I’m excited and super nervous for it!
Anyway – you’re really here because you want to which particular prizes are going to be up for grabs for the first Project QUILTING Challenge which goes up at NOON CST (aka Wisconsin Time) tomorrow! Everyone who enters per the guide lines of the challenge will have their name put in a hat. My girls will randomly draw the winners once the challenge closes.
One of these mini spool sampler thread collections from Aurifil!
Mixed Bag Charm Pack from Moda!
A mini charm pack plus a surprise from me (Persimon Dreams)
“Quilting Gift Certificate” for $30.00 off the Quilting on a Baby size quilt or larger. (Baby, Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting.
The Gift Certificate will be good for 4 months starting one month after the challenge ends. Excluding the Month of December for using the gift certificate. The quilting gift certificate is transferable to another person, so you can share it with a friend, if you’d like.
Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of the winner’s quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from me. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but I do have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of your quilting prize.
Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate winner a prize of one of her original patterns(value $8.00).
2 sets of Quilt Labels – Cozy Afternoon & Maggie’s First Dance from Jacquelynne Steves
The pattern “Sparkle” from Color Girl Quilts
A pair of Liberty Fabric button earrings from Pointelle Design!
“My Favorite Apron” pattern from Perkins Dry Goods!
Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs is generously offering TWO free patterns to one lucky winner of their choice from her Craftsy Shop!
Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio is giving one lucky winner a PDF pattern of their choice!
Trish Frankland posted a great tip on our facebook group “Challenge Quilts” today. “Today’s #1 tip for Project QUILTING participants: cook today, get organized in the kitchen, and prep things for the rest of the week so dinner is SIMPLE and FAST and you have extra time to meet the deadline next Sunday! I’ve just made beef barley soup. “
I’m going to share with you an Instant Pot recipe I made for my kiddo’s and it was fast and a hit – Instant Pot Mac & Cheese! You can find it by going HERE. My plan this year is to find more great ways to use my Instant Pot! If you have any great tried and true recipes – Instant Pot, Crock Pot, or overnight casseroles feel free to send them to me! Let’s create a great community that not only sews amazing things in just a week but helps each other (and their families) eat well throughout that week!
See you tomorrow for the challenge!
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PS. This last blog post means that I successfully completed Cheryl Sleboda’s 31 Day Blogging Challenge! Woot Woot!
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