Monday, January 23, 2012

You meet the nicest people…

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times…you meet the nicest people blogging! 

Meet my new friend, Val!!  Val has been reading my blog for a few years now and she just happened to win my last give away.  When I asked for her address she replied that she was coming to Palm Springs in January and could we meet!!  Of course I said “YOU BETCHA”!! 

So meet we did…we rendezvoused at Starbucks in downtown Palm Springs…and man, what a NICE lady!  Now you would think complete strangers would have a hard time talking for an hour…well not us…nope not one bit!!  We talked like old friends…and before we knew it, over an hour had passed!! 


This is Val opening her Winning Loot…and she wasn’t the only winner!!  I won Val’s Give Away…and look at how she wrapped it…with tissue and burlap…looks wonderfully at home beside the Starbuck’s cup!

P1160970Val knit me a beautiful pair of socks!!  I have NEVER owned a pair of handmade socks before!  LOVE THEM!!  Thank you SEW much, Val!!


Yup, I like them a lot!!


So warm and cozy!!  I think these are going to become my evening socks…it gets cold out on the desert after the sun goes down!!  :) Ahhh…very nice!! And so colourful!!

Yup…you meet the nicest people out in blogland!!

Speaking of NICE people…

Today all of the Clubhouse Quilters are off to Sherman’s Restaurant to help ring in Gwen’s BIRTHDAY!!  I’m not telling how old she’s turning but I will say that it is a land-mark hump birthday!  Enough said…except..HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GWEN!!


AND there’s more exciting news….

I can FINALLY let the cat out of the BAG!!  SEW CAL GAL is hosting another AccuQuilt Blog Hop for Valentine’s Day…this one is called       Red heart“GO! Ahead and Show Some LOVE” Red heart

and I am in it!  Be prepared for lots of ‘red and white’ and Valentines projects, tips, tutorials and maybe even a prize or two sprinkled here and there for good measure!  Yes, we are going to have fun…but there is always guaranteed FUN whenever SEW CAL GAL is involved!!

Oh and did I mention that there is a Blog Button that you can proudly display?  Yup, designed by our own Jacque of Lilypad Blog!!  Isn’t it pretty?  Thanks sew much, Jacque!!


Yes, you are going to want to whip over to SEW CAL GAL’s BLOG and read ALL ABOUT IT!!  You might even want to get the jungle drums going and blog about it…and of course display this button on your own blog…add a little CLASS!  :) 

So mark off February 13-18 on your calendar…we are GO!ing to have some FUN…AccuQuilt style!!

Here’s the Line UP for the HOP~

February 13th

February 14th

February 15th

February 16th

February 17th

February 18th

Yup…there’s ME at the bottom…I’m last…gives me more time for stitching!! haha

Have a Marvellous Monday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. a winner all round..a new friend and some new cozy sox to boot!!!

  2. How great to be able to meet in person! And the socks are gorgeous:) Love reading your blog!

  3. It is so nice that you could meet up with Val.
    I have only found people at the shops, so I need to go in more often and find some people who want to get together, would be nice to quilt together with others.


  4. Those socks look so warm and comfortable! I've never had a pair of handknit socks either!
    I've met several friends through blogging and it is always so much fun! You already have something in common, so it's not hard to have a conversation.

  5. Yes, Paulette, you DO meet the nicest people in Blogland and am so glad I met you. Still pouring over the Primitive Quilts book and have many ideas dancing in my head. Glad the socks fit, I have been knitting merrily away from Palm Springs to Sacremento. Should have another pair done by the time we hit the lineup for the ferry.

  6. Nice to be able to meet a fellow blogger and exchange gifts. Those socks look cozy and comfortable. I've always wanted to learn to knit a pair of socks.

  7. Great sox! Those should keep your tootsies cozy. I haven't started quilting yet but I Russ did buy me some fat quarters. Turns out there is just enough fabric for making a doll dress so at least I am sewing!!

  8. Val is a great lady but then she is a quilter... Hope you shared all your great quilt shopping techniques.

  9. Catching up on my blog reading and OMG...someday I am going to have to go to The Road!!! Your photos were delicious. Thanks for the link to my blog. Was the wool snowflake quilt really as fun and wonderful as it looked in the magazine? I am totally drooling over your purchases...this fabric diet is killing me!

    I love the sox! I am always in awe of the knitters I know.

  10. How fun to meet another friend in person! Aren't giveaways the best for meeting people?! Love your new socks. My mom knits them like crazy. I love my 9 pairs!!!