Saturday, March 12, 2011

Blog Anniversary Giveaway & Reflections--Updated Pictures

I just looked at the calendar and realized that it is my blog anniversary and I want to celebrate!
The enjoyment that I have received from all my quilting friends has been a real blessing!  This week I want to show my appreciation to all my followers.

Above are 2 potholders that I am working on this week to finish.  So the pressure is on to get them done!  I will be posting the finished potholders at the end of the week--so check back late in the week.  There will be two winners.

What to do to enter:

#1  Leave a comment = 1 entry
#2  Become a follower or be a follower and tell me = 1 entry
#3  Join us in the I Spy Swap and tell me you did
#4  Post about this giveaway and link back to my blog (please tell me in your comment)

I will post a winner next Sunday, March 20th.  Entry deadline is midnight Saturday, March 19th.

Update--they're finished!!!

Above is the first potholder and below is the second potholder.

Don't forget the Friday Night Sew In!

As I sit at my sewing room window I reflect on some of the happenings of this crazy week and count my many blessings.  My husband and I went to a big farming banquet Monday night.  We both were looking forward to seeing friends and enjoying a wonderful dinner that the local grain elevator puts on every year.  The turn of events that happened that night has changed me forever.  
The evening started out with great conversation and pleasant surprises.  A gentleman, Dave, and his wife sat down beside us.  We introduced ourselves and the conversation turned over to where we farm and who we know.  Dave figure out who I was and he knew my aunts, uncles, parents, and one of my sisters.  
One minute he was with us--the next he wasn't.  
Dave had a sudden heart attack at age 67 right in front of us and later died.  
The rest of the night was a blur and we were both pretty shook up. 
Life's short and we all need to count our blessings and reflect on what's really important in life--people!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne


P. said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! So sweet of you to do a giveaway.

I'm so sorry to hear about the events of earlier in the week. Here and then gone, just like that. Makes you really put things in perspective. Take care!

P. said...

I'm a follower.

Gra said...

Kay, I am so sorry to hear about the experience you had at the dinner. It must have been shocking!
After something like that we certainly appreciate the things we have and the days of our lives.
It is good that you have someting to celebrate in this opportunity....Happy blog aniversary!!!! You just reminded me I am having one at the end of the month.
And I just happen to need new pot count me in for the give away!!!

el taller de sonia said...

que pena pobre señor , es sierto disfrutemos de lo que tenemos un beso y feliz aniversario

Needled Mom said...

OMGosh...what a terrible turn of events this week for you. My prayers are with his family.

Happy blogaversary!!! I am a faithful follower.

Needled Mom said...

Your potholders are so cute. There is nothing like a little pressure to get them done.

Needled Mom said...

I am aa I Spy participant.

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Kay - Rob heard about what happened from his parents. They were good friends with Dave and his family also. I'm so sorry this happened.
I hope your visit with Nathan was good, sorry I had to be in Columbus:( Hope to see them next time.
Luv ya!

Anonymous said...

what a shock that must be

congrats on your blogversary and thanks for a chance to win

Sandra said...

So sorry to hear about your experience at the farmers meeting. Life truely is precious.

Happy anniversary and thank you for the opportunity to win your lovely pot holders. The machine quilting is beautifully done.

Sandra said...

I am already a follower of your blog:)

Sandra said...

I am participating in the I Spy Swap! Thanks!

Anne said...

Hi, Kay -- Those quilt-lets (you call potholders) are adorable. Love the colors and the swirling quilting stitches. I think I'd have to hang them from a peg to show them off!

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Dave. How very sad for his family and for those who witnessed his collapse.

Anne said...

I have become a new follower. I look forward to perusing older posts and awaiting future posts!

gill said...

Great potholder!! I love the quilting!

Anonymous said...

Happy blog anniversary Kay Lynne and your pot holders are awesome.

Anonymous said...

back again Kay Lynne i am now a follower,thankyou for a chance to win

Val said...

What a shocking experience at the dinner. Something like that reminds us of our mortality and that we have to treasure every day. I love you pot holders. The backing material is perfect.

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Thanks Kay for your kind words and I'm so happy you enjoy your blog:) Looking forward to Tuesday, I will call you later today:) Gonna watch some of my "kids" in a musical this afternoon:)