A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Winning ways and filling up

Today I thought I'd show you what I purchased yesterday with a lovely gift certificate I won, generously shared by Stephanie, the organizer of the mug/cup&saucer swap.  The certificate was from 'Teavana' which I had never heard of prior to winning.  Luckily there is an actual bricks & mortar store a little over an hour away and DH and I did a road trip yesterday so I could check it out.  Here's what I came home with...
The mugs and one package of tea ended up being free and I simply *had* to buy two more flavours to try out!  Thank you Stephanie - I've already tested out a mug for my morning coffee.  Perfect!

Here are some more fillers I created on
Block 6 of the courtship series...





- I know many of us find that avoiding the twist that often happens when we're starting our circular knitting is  a challenge (hate to say how many times I've started over).  Came across this wonderful tip and thought I'd share - Simply knit 2 or three rows straight and then join in the round.  It's much easier to see that you have a twist and avoid it that way.  Those couple of rows then can be joined together when you are stitching in your ends.  Genius?

- Sandy of the blog Quill Cottage is about to teach her very first online class entitled "An Artist Field Kit" and it's amazing!!!  Go HERE to see a short video about what she'll be sharing with her students (how I wish I could take part in this one!!).   Even if you don't plan on taking the class go and see anyway!!

- Kathy Shaw has once again opened online registrations for her beginner's crazy quilt class (it's FREE!!) but you'll have to hurry to get in!  Go HERE for further info on that.

- Pam Kellogg has released the latest in her Inspirational Sampler Series of cross stitch designs and this one is very patriotic!  Go HERE for that.

Today your quote is form an anonymous source...."I love days when my only problem is tea...or coffee" 

8 comments:

Janie said...

Hi, Mary Ann! Beautiful header, sweet.
Isn't Teavana fun? Always so fragrant, yes, it's difficult to make a decision, I'll take one of everything, thank you.
Thanks for the tips,

Carolyn McNeil said...

I love the needlework. I am decorating a bedroom in purples, so I am interested in all things purple at the moment.
Carolyn
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Baa. xxx said...

Very cool looking cups and tea bag! Your stitchery is beautiful as always!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Congratulations on the win. It was a nice reason for a short road trip. I have a "thing" for coffee mugs. More beautiful stitching too!

Have a great weekend. We are going to have 4 inches of rain, they say.
xx, Carol

Boud said...

I like how you turned a gift certificate into a road trip!

Createology said...

Congratulations on your winnings. What a lovely field trip you were able to take with your DH. Tea is so calming and refreshing when iced in Summer. Your fillers are lovely. I am behind in reading posts so I shall be going backwards when I finish my comment. Blissful Sipping Tea...

Kim said...

A road trip that ends up with something to do with tea is always a good thing. So many great links, Mary Anne, thank you. Pretty stitching.......inching closer to 'the big reveal'??

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice prize and you get to choose what you want. Congratulations! Love the filler stitching.