February 10, 2011

WIN! WIN! WIN!

Moda Jelly Roll Full Circle fabric line available in April - or you can try to win it now!
Hand painted watercolor birdies - want it? you can win it this weekend!

When I moved to Portland 2 years ago, I set up my studio in the basement. We had a spare room upstairs, but we also had a son in college and I wanted him to have a room to come home to. Well....I couldn't take the basement a minute longer and my son said he thought it would be great to have the basement so ... for the past week I made a HUGE move! I'm ABOVE GROUND! I have windows! I couldn't have done it without my good friend (Ms. Muscles) Jen - Thanks Jen!
Now that I am all organized I found a couple of items I would love to share with you. One is a Moda Jelly Roll of my new fabric line Full Circle. This line won't be in stores until April, but it can be yours now! The other item is a watercolor painting I did of a little bird and her nest - spring is right around the corner! It measure about 5" x 7". If you are interested in either of these goodies simply leave the comment "George is the man". I will randomly draw two winners at 5pm on Sunday the 13th. I'm sorry, but I can only mail these within the US. (Sorry Robyn)
My new desk is an old round table I found. I had to cut 9" off of the legs. It has 4 legs instead of a pedestal. There was a small wooden apron around the table so I attached a pleated skirt and a little fringe I had found at an antique store a couple of years ago. I drilled a 2" hole through the table top for all of the cords. The fabulous quilt was a pattern I fell in love with designed by Minnick and Simpson. My mom pieced it for me. My mom also helped me with the table skirt and she made the pillows for my chair. The white cupboard was made by my Grandpa Bert and he used it for his tools. He was an amazing woodworker and a sweet little guy.

I found this chair and a half and it BARELY fit through the door! It was a TIGHT squeeze, but after it made it through the door Jen and I high-fived and I think I let out a loud WHOOPEE!
Zippy has already decided that's her chair. The hooked rug in front of the chair was hooked by the one and only Polly Minnick! The hand mirrors on the wall I have been collecting for a few years. They have been wrapped up and safely stored under my bed waiting for their home here. And last but not least - WINDOWS!!!!


This armoire was a gift from my mother-in-law years ago and now it houses my fabric. Check out all of the quilts on top! Most of them were pieced by my mom, but there are a couple up there that I managed to sew.

THANK YOU! The drawing in now closed.

Kathy
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Darlene said...

"George is the man" :-)

keeping my fingers crossed!!!

WoolenSails said...

"George!"

Love that fabric and your painting. I am reorganizing myself and thinking spring. Today I made prim eggs.
I have a bird piece that I made with wool and fabrics, now I am thinking that would be a good theme for the spare room. Would be fun to have something different in one room and will use it for guests.

Debbie

Stephanie said...

George is the man.

mariebeers said...

George is the Man! Love your new room. Your Mom's quilts are great as I see many of them at Grandama's Attic $5 club.

Julee said...

George is the man....enter me into the drawing...Thanks for the giveaway.

Loris said...

Whoa! Definitely! George is the man!

Diane said...

"George is the man" Please enter me in the drawing. Thank-you.

Quilting by the Lake said...

George is the Man! Love your new room!

Sam said...

George is the man! I'd love a preview of the new collection.

Laura said...

George is the Man

Thanks!

Criterion Ranch said...

George is the Man..... Beautiful room.. My windows are the best part of my sewing room ! Enjoy yours ;) ....

Mary said...

George is the man! Thanks for the great offerings.

Tiff Blakey said...

George is the man!

Jo in TAS said...

"George is the Man!" - Gotta love George!

passingdowncrazy said...

George is the man!!!

cstahl said...

George is Definitely the Man!!

peggy said...

George is the man and you are the artist. Thanks for the opportunity to win your wonderful painting and fabric.

Trisha said...

George is the man! And can I just say I love both the fabric and the painting. BUT I really really REALLY LOVE the painting! IT is so wonderful!

Leisha said...

George is the man!!! Your new room is the bomb! Awesome and so much better for you to create your amazing things in !!!! Love it all!
Leisha
www.keeperofthefarmhouse@blogspot.com

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

What a fun giveaway. Please count me in. And oh, "George is the man."

Lou Wotzke said...

George is the man!
I found your blog while desperately looking for some of the dark brown crackle you designed for Moda about 4 years ago? (time goes so fast when you're over 30) I need it to finish a Burgoyne Surround I'm making for my new bedroom.
I too want a sewing room upstairs.
Best Regards,
Lou

Kathy B. said...

George is the man! How lucky you are to have an above ground space! It looks terrific. Hope it inspires you to create LOTS of new designs! Can't wait for the new fabric line to be in shops.

KathyN said...

George is THE MAN!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington

Colleen said...

"George IS the man"! Love LOVE your new space. My sewing area is above ground but very tiny, where a laundry room is supposed to be. I could move it into the carpeted basement and have lots of space, but I just don't want ot be down there!

Jen aka Jenan said...

Can I be included in this great giveaway even though I helped move some furniture, and had a wonderful day with Kathy?
Who's George? George is THE man.
I appreciate your friendship Kathy. ;D

Patti said...

"George is the man!" And you are the woman :)
Congrats on your lovely new studio (a dream for me one day)! I absolutely love birds and bird nests and love your fabrics, too!

Blessings, Patti

dewana said...

What a great piece of furniture. I love older things!

Lizzie said...

Well I'm not USA so not in the draw but just wanted to say that I love what I can see of the new fabric, delicious..!
Lizzie
xxx

amroth98 said...

George is the man! Thanks for the giveaway!

toad said...

George is the man!!!! Wahoo!

Sara said...

George is the man! Love your painting and new fabric line!

Béa said...

George is the man. XOXO

Wanda said...

"George is the man" Love the fabric.

Beth said...

George is the man!
(I totally believe you.)
Thanks for the giveaway!

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

jackie said...

George is the man!

jackie said...

George is the man

jackie said...

George is the man

Connecticut Chronichols said...

George is the man. George rocks! Portland, as in Oregon? My daughter and son and law live there. So does my brother and his family. Great town! Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your beautiful new fabric.
Sue

Amy said...

"George is the man!" Thank you for the great giveaway!!!

Wendy said...

George is the man. I love to join......

Wendy
from the Netherlands

Anne said...

George is the man. Your new room is great!

Christine said...

What a fantastic giveaway!!!! George is THE man! christine

Robyn said...

GEORGE IS THE MAN & I'D PAY THE POSTAGE TO AUSTRALIA..... I've pre-ordered fabric & I'd really really reallyreally really really really really really really really really really really really......love to be in the draw for the painting. I really love birds, I'm Robyn, my cottage is called 'Robyns Nest' ...... & you should see the quilt I'm stitching using your 'BIRD SONG' fabric line

TravelMommy said...

George is the man!

I am so envious of sewing/storage spaces like yours. Congrats on getting windows!

Quilt Azubi said...

"George is the man"
and I would love to win !! :)

I like the quilt on the wall.
colors looks great !!

greetings
Kat

Marcia said...

Absolutely George is the man. Nice room. Above ground would be nice, I'm consigned to the basement also.

Celeste said...

George is the man!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

"George is the man" - Oh, how I love bird fabrics and a painting to go with - yummy!

Hannah said...

George is the man! It is so great that you have windows and natural light now! Woo hoo. Thank you for sharing your talent with us in this lovely giveaway.

susiedele said...

George is the man.
Please throw my name in the hat.

Anonymous said...

George is the man! What a nice giveaway. Thank you.
Ginny

Crystal said...

GEORGE IS THE MAN!!! Love the new room and all the goodies. Enter my name in your drawing please.
(((*_*)))
Crystal

suz said...

George is the man.
Love your new studio and how wonderful to have so many lovely things from family surrounding you! I truly understand your delight in having windows. My new workroom is surrounded by windows and such a pleasure to work in! Thank you for this generous give-away. I love your artwork. Did you ever have the cat on the quilt pile as a print?

Joan and Kevin said...

"George is the man"

Robyn *Ü* said...

George is the man!

SueB said...

George is my man. Love the fabric.

SueB said...

Ok How about George is the Man. : )

Lynn S said...

My husband is named George and yesterday was his birtday! For real--George is the man!! Love your designs! I'm so excited about your new fabric line! Can't wait for its release!

bmayer said...

George is the man! Love your stuff.

Linda K said...

George is the man...... Just finishing up a quilt using Glory layer cake. Love it! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win your new line.

Janet said...

George IS the man! Wow, what a great giveaway! And I LOVE your new sewing room (and that CHAIR!).

Thank you for the opportunity!

jfquilts@gmail.com

JCnNC said...

Awesome giveaway(s) - I would love either prize. George is the Man - Loved that you shared pictures of "your room." I can just picture you there. My room is on second floor so I look out among the trees. Thanks

Shari said...

George is the man!
Thank you, Kathy!

Happy quilting,
Shari

shariquilts (at) gmail dot com

Grandma Rita said...

George is the man! Excitedly waiting for your new line. I love birds. They are as important to me as my flowers.

karenfae said...

"George is the Man" - I wouldn't be able to be in the basement either - above ground for me with windows!! love your room.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

ljbenthien said...

"George IS the man!" Great new room!

aadrake said...

"George is the man"

krisgray said...

George is the man....love that chair, it looks so comfy - definitely worth getting it in the room!

Me and My Stitches said...

George is the man! Love your new room.

Colleen said...

" George is the man"!!!
Love the new fabric and the little painting is so precious and springy! So glad you have daylight and a new room. I've been sewing on the dining room table for years waiting for an above ground room. Refused to go to the basement without windows!

Anonymous said...

George is the man! Your room looks wonderful, you will produce many beautiful things there.Laura C

Elizabeth A. said...

George is the man.

Love that room

Mary said...

George is the man.
Mary

Martin House said...

"George is the man"
I love the picture!!

Vicky said...

By George, George is the man! Love your room! I imagine great designs coming from there! Love the birds!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

George is the Man!!
(whoo is George again?) LOL

Lori from Notforgotten Farm
not4got@aol.com

Lisa Marie said...

George is the man!

Debra said...

George is the Man!

Debi said...

George is the Man...love jelly rolls.

DebrafromMD said...

George is the man. Congratulations on moving above ground and into the light.

joan said...

George is the man!! Love your new space. Congrats on getting it all set up.

amy said...

George is the man!
You are so funny....thanks for this post!

Ellen said...

George is the man! What a lovely workspace, Kathy.

Jean said...

I love George!!!Your room looks great

octoberzephyr said...

George is most definitely the Man! Go George! :D

alf said...

Your new room looks great. Wish I was as organized as you. I would love to win your fabric and painting. Thanks for the chance.

Gwen said...

"George is the man"! I would be SO excited if I win! :-)

janice said...

"George is the Man!" Love the painting and fabric. Thanks

Karen said...

"George is the Man"!

The quilts on your armoire (and the armoire) are beautiful. Enjoy your 'new' room with a view!

Sequana said...

"George is the Man"

Nice looking above ground workspace with LIGHT. *S*

Anonymous said...

"George is the man"
I love the new fabric. Your new room looks great too.

Barbara said...

Love your new space, it looks so cozy. I'd love to win your painting and fabric, so...George is the man!!!

Jenny said...

"George is the man".
:-)

Sandy said...

"George is THE MAN!!!!" =)

Jo said...

"George is the man"

Your new room is so warm and inviting!

Emma said...

"George is the Man" ;)

Anonymous said...

"George is the man"

auntie m

Anonymous said...

George is the man..o yeah!
Seriously, I'm a bird addict and will cry should I happen to win that awesome fabric..love the new room..all the comforts!
Susan Vicary

Strlady said...

Love the room. The chair just did it for me. I have my sewing maching in a corner of my bedroom and I'm thinking I need to convert my daughter's bedroom into a sewing room. She's getting married this year so it's not like she will be back anytime soon. LOL!
How did you deal with the poor light in the basement? I dream of natural light in a sewing room but it's so darn rare.
Anyway, I also had to comment on the quilt. It is fabulous. I think I need me one of those.

With all that said I will give a shout out to George.. George is the man!! LOL! Have a great day!

Kathy in GA said...

George is the man!
thanks so much!

Mary said...

George is the man! Beautiful fabric and beautiful painting!!!

Louise said...

I declare, I think George must be the man!! Love your new little monogram book. So sweet.

SarahB said...

Your new studio looks wonderful! And your little birdies are so sweet!

CaraQuilts said...

I love your new line! I'm going to find something to make with it for sure!

jackiero said...

Hey :D "George is the man" here @ Jackie's home in NC.
Smiles & thank you for all you give, I am a loyal blog follower.

ytsmom said...

Congrats on your move. I'm in the basement, too, so I know how great that is for you! I find myself not wanting to sew on nice days, but in the evenings so I don't miss the sun. Maybe now you can invite George over!

old crow said...

"George is the man"
Ohhh how exciting!! Love all your wonderful pictures!! Thank you for offering such a great give a way!! I will keep my fingers crossed!! Will you be at the sewing expo this year? Love your designs, I have many...could use more!! Hope to see you!! Mona Holland from Puyallup Wa.

Nena said...

I love your Full Circle fabric and the darling little birds. I am really impressed with your beautiful room--what a place to be inspired!!!! "George is the man." Thanks for sharing.

Cecilia said...

George is the man! I love the fabric and the painting. The painting would look great in my sewing room. Thanks for the chance to win. Congratulations on your new room. I was able to take over one of the bedrooms when my children left home. It is on the second floor and is bright and cheery.

my happy bluebird said...

George is the man! I would love the birds -- just look at my blog name to see why! :-)

Dawn said...

George is the man!

How exciting that you have windows now!! Hope you get some sunshine and a view to give you some inspiration!

Nancy said...

I definately agree that "George is the Man"!!!!

James-Linda said...

GEORGE IS THE MAN!
LOVE THE "FULL CIRCLE"!
THANKS FOR YOU SWEET GIVEAWAY!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Terry said...

"George is the man"

I moved my computer and sewing up from the basement to the back end of the living room years ago, and while I have less space, I love having light! :0)

Thanks for the giveaways!

Meredith said...

George is the man! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Susan said...

George is the man!

VickiT said...

George is the man! Oh how fun for you to have a 'real' room now. And I can say from experience, when your son comes home from college, you will LOVE that he's in the basement and so will he. When the last of our boys moved out and left for college I took over that bedroom for my own sewing/computer room. We made a small(VERY small) bedroom in the back area of our house and hubby built an elevated bed to raise it up from the floor and underneath we put a small desk which had storage underneath for his junk he brought home with him. It is wonderful because he can stay up late into the night as most all college kids do when coming home again after being introduced to the freedom of college life. We don't hear anything with him way out there as opposed to his old room being just on the other side of the wall from our bedroom. It is just wonderful and still gives him the freedom to do as he pleases after getting that taste of being on his own at school. Your son will love that and so will you as you won't be hearing him and his tv/music etc late into the middle of the night.
Congrats on the new sewing room where you actually have light. YAY!

Anonymous said...

Love your sewing room, George is the man!
Ronnie

Melissa said...

George is the man!!! Too funny:) I am loving your bird painting and would love to win it:) Congrats on being above ground and having such a fabulous space to work in! I love your cabinet and armoire and the way you are using them. It is always so nice to have pieces that mean so much to us in our favorite spaces. Thanks for hosting and have a Blessed weekend.

Janet said...

"George is the man", but since I'm Canadian, you can't ship a giveaway win to me?
Can I buy patterns through your Etsy shop? I'm puzzled - I regularly offer giveaways through my blog and website, and have just recently shipped to Ireland and several prizes to the United States.
I am willing to pay postage if you would be willing to mail to me.
Your comments? The fabric line looks lovely and you sent me an email specifically inviting me to enter.....

Jansie said...

George is the man! Thank you for sharing. Your new space is lovely..and I love the chair!!

Bea said...

George is the man!!

Thank you!

aztel2000 said...

~*~*~George is the Man! Ooh, your lovely little painting would look perfect in my "bird" room. Love your Chippewa Nine Patch too.

Karen in Breezy Point

Jill said...

George is the man.

ladybug said...

George is the man

Wheeler Family said...

George is totally the man.

Jennie in GA said...

George is the man
:-)
Jennie

Sheila said...

"George is the man"
Your new studio looks wonderful.
Love the fabric and the painting.

Beth said...

george is the man!

va said...

George is the man. What a wonder room.

Library Gal Quilts said...

George is the Man! Don't you just love windows! And mirrors! Gives you a shiny feeling! Thanks for the giveaway Kathy! and Happy Valentine's Day! pam in Chico

Kala said...

"George is the man" ;) Thanks for the giveaway. And whooot to windows.

Quiltjane said...

Kathy, Shattered that you cannot post outside the US. The fabric is so gorgeous.

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Grandmasewnsew said...

George is the man!!
We should see George seated in that great chair!
I do love your painting and would be happy to win it. The fabric would be nice too! :)

Cindi D said...

"George is the man" - I love how you've decorated the spare room, would love to have that space. Thanks for sharing.

Tilly said...

George is the man!

Wish I could have a comfy chair in my studio....no such luck! Maybe in the next house!

Kathy B said...

George is the MAN!!!.Wishing you all good luck,not really but I thought I would try to be nice. Pick me, pick me..

All8 said...

"George is the man!"

Windows are exactly the reason I haven't set up a sewing space yet. Lucky you!

Beth said...

George is the man!!!

Laurel Keith said...

You're new office looks wonderful.

"George is the man"...lol

Jenniffier said...

George is the man!
I would so like a chair like that in my office, I keep trying to talk the hubby into it.

Laurel Keith said...

"George is the man"...your new office looks fantastic!

Tana said...

George is the man!...can't wait for that fabric to hit the stores!

deb-bee said...

Congrats on your upstairs move!!! I love your new room that will let your mind run wild outside, even in cold weather. ;-) with warm little bee-hugs, deb-bee

deb-bee said...

oooppps!!! I forgot to say George!! with little bee-hugs, deb-bee

sap5 said...

George is the man!
Sheila

withpatience said...

George IS the man! Yea for a sewing room!!!!!

Carol said...

"George is the Man"
I'm crazy for birds.

Deb G. in VA said...

Congrats on your new studio room!
"George is the man". Thanks!

Lyn said...

George is the man! But who's George?

cdackley said...

George is the man! I love the fabric and your new room and the quilts!!

Cindy A.

Kathryn said...

George is the man!! He must be one happy guy to be appreciated! Love your quilt studio.

Doe said...

George is the man. (I have a US mailing address)

JanetK said...

oh yeah - George is the man.
thanks for hosting the hop!

naej95 said...

Love the fabric!
"George is the Man"
Connie F
naej95@mchsi.com

Anonymous said...

George is the man! Enjoy your new workroom!

Laurie said...

George is the man!!!

Love your new digs! and thanks for a chance to win a great prize. Have a grand day - Laurie

llsbaskets at comcast dot net

Tina said...

"George is the man"
I love your new fabric and the painting is beautiful. I love birds. Your new sewing room is really nice. Hope I win!

Tina said...
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Cyn said...

Hi Kathy,

"George is the man" :-)

Love the fabric and the painting is so sweet! I am sooooo ready for spring. It's going to be 48 degrees here in the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday and we are all excited which tells you how cold it's been. In the fall we would have thought that 48 degrees was cold. LOL!

Love your new room! Yes, our son would prefer living in the basement to living upstairs. Closer to the big scree TV and the video games. The only problem? Not close to the refrigerator!

Cynthia

Rose M. said...

Kathy,
George IS the Man, oh sorry, he's already taken by you!LOL Would love to win the fabric but like the picture of the birds also. I have a "thing" for birds. Rose

kathleen said...

George is the man!

phartubatech said...

"George is the man." Hope to win .

Joanna said...

George is the man

Peggy said...

"George is the Man" and what would make a better Birthday present for me on Sunday than winning your beautiful fabric and painting!! What Fun!!

Barb said...

George is the man.

Tammy said...

I love and envy your new workspace! And "George is the man"

Buckeye Quilter said...

"George is the man". Congratulations on getting out of the basement! Can't wait to see the new fabric line and hope I win some or the darling print.

Thanks.
Connie

Buckeye Quilter said...

"George is the man". Can't wait to see the new fabric line. I hope to win some or the darling print.

Tina said...

GEORGE IS THE MAN!!!!!!!

P.S. Love your new quilting space!

Robin Wrenn said...

George is the man!! But who is George? I just love your little bird painting!

Nancy said...

George is the Man!

gymo said...

George is the man!!!

Michelle said...

Well by "George" I love the office and I could save you on shipping if you pick me as I live in Portland! I could pick it up...yes...by "George" I think thats it!

Michelle

paru's_circle said...

by..''george is the man'' thanks for the chance..should i win i would give the fabric to a friend whos a bit poorly at the moment.. thanks.. regards..P

Ladybug said...

George is the man. I'm so happy for you to have windows there is nothing better than natural light to work by.

Tina said...
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Tina said...

George is the man! I love your new sewing room Beautiful.

Susan Dale said...

George is the man!

Julie in WA said...

George is the man!

And what a lovely sewing space you have! I only have half of the dining room. But it is 'above ground'!

Anonymous said...

George is the man. Thanks for the give away.
Julie
jaaverill@aol.com

Quilterjoy said...

George is the man.

Quilterjoy said...

George is the man.

Brenda said...

George is the man. Thanks for the chance to win!

Clara said...

"George is the man"

Kristen said...

George is the man! :)

I love your new space. I had my office in the basement and couldn't take it any longer either. My husband built me the most beautiful office in our old dining room which was used only once a year before. Now everyday I enjoy looking out my window while I work. I have a windowbox and birds even come and look in at me in the summer. Love it!

Carol said...

George is the man! Love your new room. It looks so comfortable!

Sarah said...

George is the man! Windows are necessary to feed the soul and keep the creative fires burning, your new room looks like a wonderful place to create!
Sarah

Chris said...

George is the man! :) Such a sweet hand painted picture of that birdie!! COngratulations on being ABOVE ground! :0 I enjopyed seeing your new sewing room. Thanks for sharing. our10kids@cox.net

xsgail said...

"George Is The Man"....I love your new room!

Meg said...

"George is the man!"

Anonymous said...

George....You da man!
I LOVE the little bird painting...as I type the chickadees are singing their "spring's here" song.
Glad you are now above ground.
Regards from Gail in Wa State
gsteves at hotmail

Sewcando said...

George is the man. What a great sewing space!

Kerri said...

George is the man!

Cindi P. said...

George is the man....but don't let my husband know :)

stacy43 said...

Love your bright room. I have a basement sewing room and would love a above ground bright room to work in. Well, one of these days.

Anonymous said...

George is the man ;) Nurse Payne

Mutti said...

George IS the man!

Love your new room! I have the same suitcase I see on Grandpa's cupboard! Hugs!!

Carrie P. said...

George is the man!!
Congrats on your new sewing space. Have windows makes a room so much more enjoyable. Looks great. Thanks for a chance to win.

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