Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Back From Vacation Giveaway!

October was a busy month and it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  About a month ago, Greg and I went on vacation to the Smokies.  It rained EVERY day but one but we made the best of it and had a good time.  Our vacations these days are about disconnecting from the world and spending quality time together.  Mission accomplished.  If you've never been to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, it's truly delightful and you need to put it on your list!  We saw chipmunks, deer, turkeys and even a black bear in the park.  Just the recharge we needed!
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I've not been sewing much but this weekend I managed to get a couple of applique blocks done for a quilt that almost has all the blocks done.  I also clipped threads and ironed another quilt for the quilter.  That part wasn't fun but I did rather enjoy the time I spent in the sewing room today.  It felt rather good.  Even the cleanup I started with felt good.
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Now to the giveaway part!  I've realized I probably won't be using this cute journal from Aneela Hooey.  The first half of this is blank paper and the second half graph paper.  Perfect for notes and sketches.  If you're interested, leave your name (plus email address if your profile doesn't have it) and I'll pull a name this upcoming weekend.  Thank you all for sticking with me.  I know I'm not blogging that much and while I'm not quitting, posts will continue to be infrequent.   I do still read your blogs and enjoy learning from you and seeing what you're doing!  You all are so inspiring!

***Giveaway is closed!***
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22 comments:

Maria said...

Hi Jackie,

Love your applique blocks and your vacation sounds wonderful. I am always happy to read one of your posts and see what you have been up to.

Deb said...

Such a delightful journal by Aneela! I'd love to be included to win it. I saw your blog listed over on another blogger's sidebar and popped over.

I'm glad you enjoyed the Smokies! I'm in VA and growing up we always vacationed in the Smokies...EVERY July! I'll never forget the memories.

Tina said...

Love the cute journal. Would love to win it!
Tina

Annie said...

Glad to hear you had such a nice 'get away from it all' vacation. Good to get your creative juices flowing again!

I'll pass on the adorable journal... Trying to downsize.. you probably know the drill!

Giovanna said...

I'll pass on the giveaway, but just wanted to say that your quilt blocks are beautiful :-)

Margaret said...

I love your applique blocks! They are so gorgeous! I haven't done applique in ages. It just seems so much work. lol! Glad you got away to your favorite area. So so pretty. Such a lovely journal too!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Isn't the Smokies a great place to vacation! Did you go to Cades Cove? I love it there...particularly the Grist Mill :)
Your Quilting is stunning! love those panels!

Tonya May said...

We love the Smokies! Don't enter me for the journal.

paulette said...

Hi Jackie!!
You don't worry about US...you blog when you can and we will be here!! I always love seeing your creations! Please throw my name into your give away!! It's a lovely journal which I could put to good use!
Take care!
Paulette

Linda said...

THANKS! SO NEAT!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

valerie said...

Glad to hear you had a relaxing vacation! Great job on your applique. Sounds like we're in the same boat. Too busy to craft/blog but trying hard to keep current on reading blogs. Just wanted to say hi...no need to enter me in your giveaway. :)

woolwoman said...

beautiful "Smokie" shot Jackie, I'm surprised you had one that clear with all the rain. Of course you already know we love it there ! Your applique project is beautiful and please save my giveaway chance for another follower. Thanks Mel

ruthsplace said...

The applique blocks look fabulous. Loved your Smokey Mountain photo too.

Don't pop me in the draw for the journal - postage is far too expensive to this part of the world...

Carla said...

Very sweet journal. I love her stuff ; )

Annette-California said...

Congrats on finishing another quilt. I am looking forward to seeing it! I to have been cleaning & reorganizing my stash area - not done yet.
Glad you feel refreshed after your vacation. love Annette

Sheryl S. said...

So pleased to have discovered your blog via another. The journal giveaway is very generous, please add me.

Carol said...

Every time I see your photos from your Smoky Mountain vacations, I'm determined to get their myself!! Just lovely and I am glad you made the best of things in spite of the weather.

Those applique blocks look wonderful, Jackie and that is such a cute notebook. No need to include me in your drawing, but I know someone will love it...

Rachel said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation! Those blocks are lovely!

Barb said...

Awesome picture of the smokies and I love your flowers and vines...love...really love.

Mylene said...

Applique blocks looks beautiful!
No need to include me with the draw, i'm sure someone nearby will love it.

Melanie said...

Lovely view! I haven't seen any real mountains in a good long time. :(

Brigitte said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation in spite of the weather. Love your quilt blocks, they are so beautiful.