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Friday, May 21, 2010

IHANs GO! Fabric Cutter Giveaway & my entry, its a hoot...

Kelly at I Have A Notion is having yet another great giveaway for the Accquilt GO! Fabric Cutter & this is my entry...

Get 1 entry
post on Kelly's IHAN blog OK did that

Get 3 entries (each I hope)

(1)Part one: write a story on my blog:
You all know by now the three things I want for my quilting, but just in case a quick recap.
1. long arm quilting machine. 2. Accuquilt Go Fabric Cutter and 3. EQ 7 Software, but there is just no room in the budget for these items that I lust for.. The Long Arm is just way to expensive and I know I will never see the day there is one in this house. As for Accquilt Go! Fabric Cutter and the EQ 7, well let me say there are lots of blog's that have had or are currently offering a giveaway for those items. I missed out and didn't win the EQ 7 software, but and this is the reason for this posting... Kelly from I Have a Notion Web store and Blog is having another one of her great giveaways. I know, Kelly just finished her really big anniversary 31 days of giveaways and here she is once again holding another contest... This time she is offering more chances to win the Accuquilt Go! Fabric Cutter , but there is a catch or should I say many catches. Kelly is making us really work hard for chances.. I am not taking the time to list all the ways you can enter, just go visit IHAN site and read them for yourself, as for me and I really can not believe I am doing these, but here we go.

(1) part two Post a photo of a quilt and tell the readers about the quilt: This is the only quilt that my Mother and I made together, I stayed at my Mother's house for two months when she was receiving Chemo. To help take her mind off her illness we decided to make a watercolor quilt, I made the top and together we pinned, hand stitched and binded this labor of love. I named it for Live Well, Laugh Often and Love Much and embroidered that on top of the watercolor heart, we then stitched many hearts all over the quilt. I made another design out of the watercolor book which was a basket of flowers, but that quilt never got finished as my Mother passed away shortly after the heart quilt was finished, this is a very special quilt and It will pass on to my son as it is a quilt of love. If you enlarge the photo your will see perfect stitches even with her illness she was the very best quilter.

(2) My most embarrassing quilting moment: I really don't think there is any of those so to speak, other than maybe my first attempt at quilting which was to take my husband's old shirts and cut them into squares only to find that all the ones I cut were not old ones...OPPS Oh and you should have seen the machine quilting, I stitched in the ditch and oh my I must have had one to many back then, and I have no idea what ever happened to that quilt, and I am so glad for that little thing

(3) My worst Quilting Moment: Making my lone star quilt for my Mother-in-law, I can not tell you how many times I would sew a row and have to rip it out because the points didn't match, the seams didn't match or I put the wrong colors together, and the cutting UGH that was so much fun, I think there are 288 pieces in just the star.... I tell you my seam ripper and I held hands for so long that I think we are engaged now... But the top is finished and waiting to be quilted, it is really pretty and it is for a very special lady... so from the worst comes the best and I am sure she will just love it.

(4) My UFO's and I don't mean the ships that the little green men travel in.... but my unfinished objects.... there are a few as you can see. The basket is overflowing, I have my Mom's basket quilt that she started to hand quilt, not sure if I can ever finish that one. I have two quilt tops that I made for my bed, then there is the two quilt tops for our girls, they are embroidered family quilts with all their family info and special dates, and one for my mother in law, that would be the Lone Star Quilt and then there is the 6 charity quilted lap robes for a nursing home, and a fish quilt that the blocks are made and last is the family quilt for my son and his family, it is cut out just not put together... I really need that long arm machine don't I.... Anyone have one they want to find a new home for, I will adopt.

(5)Write a Limerick or Poem: How about Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Accuquilt Go! Fabric Cutter , I want You.... hey its a poem isn't it??? I tried didn't I, come on Kelly at least half of the entry points for that one....hehehe

(6) Why I need the Accuquilt Go! Fabric Cutter: , I really don't NEED It, I just really WANT it.... OH so you saw some of my stash and you do think I need it, OK I NEED the Go! Fabric Cutter to help make my charity quilts go quicker, prevent me from getting, tennis elbow, corporal Tunnel, Arthritis, Sore back and what ever else you get from slaving over a cutting mat.

(7)Most Ingenious re-purposing project: Do I need to put a picture of this one, OK I will, sorry Mel... I won a bolt of a peachy fabric at a auction and when I got the box home I realized that this had been used at a wedding, table cloths, bunting, whatever they used it for, so I washed it, and Ironed it and put it away. Then one day the oldest daughter needed a costume for work, OK open mouth, insert foot, I somehow volunteered to make her a dress, so we choose a Civil War era ball gown and I used that lovely silky, peachy fabric. Our Southern Belle and her son making fun of her..

(8) Post a video OK that is it I draw the line on this one, there is no way I am going to be in a video, no matter how much I want the machine,,,,so I lose those entries... can't have it all... besides I don't own a video camera, I gave it to kids when their kids were little

Get 5 entries

(1) Post a in depth look into your stash or sewing room: I did it, took pictures of my sewing room, can't believe I did it, but I have been working on the charity quilts and mess one, then working on Jack's centerpieces mess two, then there is Allison's event and the stuff I have gotten so far for that, so mess three, the rest of the mess is storage everywhere... just way to much stuff in that little room... plus there is all the sewing machines, threads etc... I just close the door and it might all go away.... I do clean the room but then the next project comes along and it is a mess again..

(2) write a song: NOPE can't do that one, no musical talent....
or maybe to the tune of Row, Row, Row your boat...

verse one
Cut, Cut, Cut your fabric
In the Go! Cutter machine
Quickly, Quickly, Quickly, Quickly
Accuquilt Go! Fabric Cutter is such a dream
verse two
Kelly, Kelly, Kelly girl
what you make us do
to Enter, Enter, Enter,Enter
IHAN's Win your Accuquilt dream....
How's that,, Half entry Maybe... pretty please, Hey at least I tried

for 10 entries
(1)cut out blocks,,,, well I would do that but I just had a Heart Cath done and I don't think my Doctor would approve of me doing that just yet.You know the drill, don't lift, don't bend, don't push, don't pull, don't do anything.. so to be safe, that's a big no for me.

(2)Video Skit: can't do that one as I don't have a camera.... I wouldn't do it anyway, I just would rather be behind the camera then in front of it...

(3) post a photo, with one of the below
1) with movie star: nope don't know any, I did have my picture taken with a Don Johnson lifesize cardboard figure at the shore, but I don't have that anymore.
2) roller coaster ride wrapped in ugly quilt, nope there is no way anyone is getting me on one of those things
3) wildest contortionist position That one I could have done if I didn't have the Heart Cath done Sunday
4) Ihan on times square for what that would cost I could buy everyone posting a Go! Fabric Cutter
5) have famous person call you: Kelly, I tried that one but you were not home, then I remembered you went to Quilt Market.... so, sorry, but you missed the call.....

Kelly this was fun, hope my post brings some smiles and laughs and I hope I win... I really want a Accuquilt Go Cutter, so my fingers are crossed... Now let see how many entries is this.....35 points maybe, gee I sure could have used those tens..

OK People, you read my post on IHAN contest, it is now your turn to go there and is fun, and if you really don't want the Go Cutter I would love to take it off your hands, same goes for a long arm quilter or the EQ7 software, hey If you got the EQ7 I would take your old software....I tried, thanks for reading..

Kelly thanks for another great contest and please tell Mr, McSteamy he can pull my name out of the hat this time... Nana Bonnie


Barb said...

Oh my, you really want that cutter...if you don't win at Kelly's come by my blog the middle to end of June...waiting for my "go" to arrive.

Micki said...

You must really want to win. LOL

Sean said...

I think this is a winning entry, hope you win the Go machine

Nanbon44 said...

OK< I messed up, I didn't read the entry information.. You only need to do one of the items to enter, just one and here I did almost all. OH well, Kelly can pick which one she wants to use, I had fun anyway and I know you all got a chuckle out of it.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I absolutely loved reading your post. Girl, you went above and beyond the call of duty!!!

You are wonderful and thanks for participating. Good luck in the drawing.