Friday, April 3, 2009

Something for you

Hi Everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful Friday. I have gotten quite a bit done at my house, with so much left yet undone...but making progress! Above is a wonderful book. It is all about quilting time periods, and has patterns from 1830 through the present. I love this book! I like this book so much, that I purchased it twice! Silly girl...Half-price books is on the way home from work, and I bought it again by mistake recently. So in the spirit of Frugal Friday and sharing what you have and clearing clutter...please comment and I will have a drawing for it on April 10Th.
I found a very pretty "Honey Bun", a roll of 1 and 1/2 inch strips from Moda...yum!
My iris are going to town, with some blooms so heavy they are bending over to the ground.
A close up...pretty don't you think??

Gratitude's:

Family, always.

Pretty flowers in the springtime.

Warm weather.

Lunch out with DH.



Have a great weekend!

Julie

50 comments:

Vicki W said...

Iris are my absolute favorite flower! When I could spend time outside tending them, I had about 50 different varieties. I'd love to make a color palette from your close up photo if you don't mind!

I'd also love to be in on the drawing for the book - I love historical quilts!

Stina said...

That book must be somthing..buying it twice..lol... well all I can say... you are definetly not alone.. I have bought patterns double up several times... and yes you do feel a little silly...
So you have been on decluttering mission... so have I... nine year old son stood in the livingroom and said he was irritated...my friends dont have it like this... why cant we be organized!!! So he started to take away socks and tshirts..(his own) pens and paper... and then he took a look at my embroidery ...hmmm he said..Mum cant you put that away... so now they are in a basket ... lol..thanks to my sweet and wonderful son... hope I can keep it like that!! :o) And I have to say he did a good job...lol..

Kami said...

I just started reading your blog, I am getting inspired by other quilters. And really I should be decluttering my craft room instead of adding to it, but please enter me in your drawing.

Amy said...

Julie,
I just found your blog....Very neat. Your Iris are wonderful.....I am so glad that there are still hand quilters around.....I gave up quilting in 1995,but I am starting up again.....I never used to see machine quilting and now I hardly ever find a hand quilter.....I am going to hand quilt a top that I did this year.....It will probably take me forever....Come see me, Amy

Michaela said...

I can't wait for my irises to be blooming. They are my favorite. Looks like a great book.

Norma said...

When we lived in Illinois many moons ago, we had beautiful iris, thank you for that memory! Yours are lovely.

If it was good, first time around, must be even better the second time around. I would love to give it a good home. I could de clutter the book shelf to give it a new home!

Thanks for offering to share!

Amelia said...

The flowers are so pretty. My iris are up - but no blooms here yet,

The book sounds very interesting...which quilt are you going to make first!

Have a wonderful warm weekend!

Kathie said...

OH this is a wonderful book, I hope someone wins it that loves antique quilts and reproduction fabrics.
They will really enjoy it, I LOVE my book.
the Iris are beautiful...
can't wait to see what you make from your bundle of strips.
Kathie

Becky said...

I love Iris' too. Where do you live? My Iris are not blooming, yet.

Would love to be included in your book drawing. I just plain love books, especially quilting books.

Have a great weekend!

Pat said...

My iris are coming up but have a bit to go yet to flower..only the second year for them. I'd LOVE to win that book, so please enter me in your drawing....and thanks for buying the book twice so one of us can read it for the first time. hehehe

Sherri said...

The book looks wonderful...I've been trying to read as much as I can lately about quilt history...I'm reading "An American Quilt" but haven't seen your book! The "Wonderland" honey bun looks so cute...it will be fun to see what you make with it!

Sherry said...

Your irises are so pretty. Love those Moda precut goodies! Thanks for offering the giveaway, looks like a great book. Have a great week-end!

Jackie said...

I love Half Priced Books. I so wish we had one near our home. But that book sounds fantastic! It is always nice to see quilts from different eras. They are really inspiring. The wonderland by MoMo is so pretty. I can't wait to see what you will make from it. I cannot believe you have iris already up and blooming. I am so longing for spring to really arrive hear. Some little signs here and there, but nothing really to speak of. Thanks for entering me into your drawing!

Shari said...

That book looks very interesting. I've done that before myself, sadly more than once (although I've only ever bought the same thing twice, never three times). One was a pattern that I was able to donate as a giveaway at a retreat.

Your iris are so pretty - surely a sign that spring is here to stay!!

Cheers!

Leah S said...

That book looks good... but of course, it could be because I'm drawn to the green in the quilt. ;)

Ginny Worden said...

We can always tell when a book, magazine, or pattern are our cup of tea, when we discover that we have bought them twice. Something I certainly understand. Love the flowers, it is weeks, before we will see ours. Way to much snow to melt away, and warm sun to be found to get our flowers blooming.

dot said...

I'll throw my hat in the ring. I haven't seen this book but it must be good to buy 2 times. I like your bearpaws in the previous post.

AnnieO said...

You're funny, and funny is very important, ya know?

I love Iris (that is a hard word to make plural) and my mom had many in our yard. Me, I stick to daylilies as they are harder to kill...

I would love to win that book so please enter my name in your drawing. :)

Sue said...

Looks like a good book!
I can't wait until my Iris bloom, our weather is really holding things up, it may be a while.

Trisha said...

That's funny that you bought the book twice! Nice of you to give it away. Beautiful flowers! Ahh, Spring...

Anne Heidi said...

Oh I can't wait for all the snow to melt so I can enjoy my garden :)
It will hopefully be gone by the end of April, woo hoo!!! The book sounds great, I'd love to be in the draw :) So what are you going to make with the honey bun?? It looks so cute just like it is....

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Julie, love to be in the draw for the book...thank you for the chance to win.....I have a deep love of antique quilts and the fabrics that were produced in the 1800's....Hugs Lyn

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I've almost bought a book twice...and I have definitely bought fabric twice! :o)

Terry said...

That book sounds wonderful! Count me in please! And thank you! :0)

Peaceful Piecer said...

Love your iris. Hope mine bloom soon. Reproduction quilts are my favorite. Please put my name in the drawing.

Pat said...

No flowere here yet, but it is getting warmer and the April showers have arrived! Your flowere are lovely.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my - I don't have that one! Me, Me!

When I counted ALL my quilt books recently (more than 300), I only had ONE duplicate! 8-))

Your lovely spring flowers are just wonderful - we're having a blizzard.

Andrea said...

Please could you count me in - looks like a great book. The honeybun looks far too nice to actually use - lol !

Teresa said...

Looks like a great book to me - please put my name in the hat and thank you for great giveaway. Irises are beautiful!

imagrandma2five said...

I found your blog via Legacy of Stitches. The irises are beautiful! Those and daylillies are my favorite flowers. I also love, love, love your kitchen sink quilt! Very pretty! Please add my name to your drawing for the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

YankeeQuilter said...

I've done that with fabric lots of times...get home only to find I already have a yard of it on the shelf! No iris here yet...just lots and lots of azaleas!

ps. please put me in the drawing!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Don't you just love that book! I have one too and love it so much! And I like the looks of that jelly roll! MMm - Moda!!!! (Don't add me to the draw since I already have it! - Just wanted to say hi!)

Eileen said...

OH, Julie would LOVE that book. Funny about buying it twice. Easy to do. How come your Iris are blooming already. They are lovely.

Amy in Edmond said...

Pick me, Pick me. I would love another quilt book.

Gretchen said...

It must be a really great book to buy it twice! Beautiful irises and your Double Delight is fabulous!!!

kjquilts said...

Your iris' are beautiful! My mother has some pretty orangeish ones. I started some from seed but had to leave them in Florida when I moved to Texas. I'll bet they are blooming up a storm right now!

I'd love to be in on your give away. I love quilt history.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

meggie said...

Oh I do love me a pretty Iris!! We once had plenty, we even once had a beautiful yellow one in our current garden! Alas, all gone to Gom!

The Calico Cat said...

Honey bun... YUM! (Oh, wait a minute, better not eat that one.)

A book, now that would be nice to win. :o)

Lisa said...

Looks like a very good book especially since you bought two! I have done the same thing with magazines at the store even though I have a subscription!

Darcie said...

Your irises are indeed gorgeous! Love the purple and green against your brick facade. Hope you picked a few to enjoy indoors while you're working about! ;-)

I got a good giggle from your re-purchase! Too funny! Have fun with the drawing, Julie. It's always interesting to see who comes out of lurkdom. ;-)

Hugs to you!

*karendianne. said...

Love "Iris Going to Town" - Julie what a great quilt name. hee.

Those Honey Buns are just so cute, aren't they? And totally useful, too. Great book that you're sharing here. Looks like you got a lot of hits for this one. If I don't win I might have to buy. ;)

I enjoyed reading your gratitudes.

Nicole said...

I do that all the time---buy doubles of things that is. My sisters and daughter love it that I seem to be losing my memory! The book looks interesting.

Jan said...

I love seeing your iris--they are such pretty spring flowers! Mine are coming into bloom, too.

I'd love to be in your drawing! How nice of you to share! What fun!

Rose Marie said...

The only flowers in my garden (crocus) have been covered by snow. Sigh ... it has been a long winter and your iris are lovely to see. Please enter me in your book drawing.

Jeanne said...

Your flowers are so pretty! I am looking forward to seeing something in my yard soon. Please add my name to the drawing. Looks like a wonderful book.

Sue H said...

I can't believe I haven't signed up yet! Sounds like a great book -- count me in! Thank you.

Winona said...

Your iris are indeed pretty. It will be a while before ours bloom. Looks like a great book. Please enter me in the drawing. Winona

Stephanie D. said...

Hi, I linked to you from Through the Barn Door's sidebar, because I am also a nurse and that caught my eye. Lucky me to find you during a giveaway!

Quilter Kathy said...

I haven't seen this book, but you probably don't want to send it to Canada and pay twice as much as the book costs for the postage!
Enjoy the beautiful flowers!

Darlene said...

That's a book that would be wonderful in anyone's quilting library!