Sunday, March 10, 2013

Announcement and Giveaway

Well, maybe it's no big announcement if anyone has been observant and seen my sidebar. Yes, I'm opening a new Etsy shop. I will be concentrating on small quilted items, some embroidery, some seasonal...and sometimes vintage supplies. Whatever catches my eye and I think others will like.

I've not made it a secret that I like to do hand quilting, so most of the quilts will showcase this. Though some utilitarian items will have machine stitching.

To celebrate the opening of my shop I'm offering a giveaway, this hand embroidered bag shown below:

Leave a comment at the end of this post and I will randomly pick a winner next Sunday. Good luck!

I wanted to thank everyone for their kind and supportive comments and emails about our son. I read them to my husband and we felt better each time. We started a 12 week workshop put on by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and we are learning about his disorder and ways to help him. I would recommend  it for anyone who has mental illness in their family.

I almost forgot - tomorrow is my birthday!  (I can hardly believe it, 58. How did that happen?) We are having the kids over for dinner and (hopefully) cheesecake. But the best part about my birthday is that it is the day I know spring is near and  I can usually start working in the gardens soon. (Not this year though. Four inches of snow just melted and the ground is saturated.) Also, I get garden related gifts. Gotta love that:)


Christine said...

Congratulations on your new shop! Your bag is so lovely.

a8383 said...

Oh your bag is adorable! And happy birthday to you! Angela

vivian said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day and that cheesecake is part of it!
sounds so good to me. I'm off to get hubby moving to cook on the grill. were having some very nice weather this weekend.
would love to win your bag... and by the way.. your quilts are wonderful!
happy day!

Debby said...

Happy Happy Birthday. I am 62 and can hardly believe it. Time is flying by.
That quilted bag is beautiful. Thank you for offering it.
Good luck on your new shop.

Nellie said...

Cindy, you know I love your work! That bag is wonderful!

Our oldest daughter works for a non-profit mental health agency. She is vice president for research and development.
We are really aware of the need for better attitudes toward mental illness, and I send along the very best to your son and the family for working through this positively.

Wish I had knows about your birthday! I would have sent a card!

Our ground is also too wet for gardening, and my husband is very anxious to get started on vegetables. We have had more than seven inches over our average rainfall this year, and more rain is due tomorrow.

I think of you often, and will include your special concerns on my list for prayers.

Bless you,

Stacy said...

Your work is phenomenal!

I wish you and your family the best as you continue on this road with your son. He is lucky to have a mom who cares.

Happy belated birthday! <3

Karen said...

I hope your birthday was wonderful, Cindy! You and I are exactly the same age now! Congratulations on opening your Etsy shop! You are so talented, I know you will be a success! Good luck to you and best wishes for you and your family. xx

Helen Philipps said...

Hope you had a very Happy Birthday, Cindy! Well done on opening your shop! You make wonderful things and I love your hand quilting, I'm sure your shop will be a success. Hope the garden soon dries out...and warms you can enjoy it again.
Helen x

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Loved the items you have shared with us today. I would like to send you a Happy Birthday Wish. May you have a great year ahead of you. Best wishes on your Etsy Shop. We have snow here too; but just the thought of "Spring" makes it a little bit nicer!

Anonymous said...

Your work is quite lovely. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
Martha Ellen

Jan R said...

Your handwork is so beautiful. You are also
very generous to share this bag. Thanks for
a chance to win it.

I just discovered your blog this week and it is
a breath of fresh air. You and your son are in
my prayers. Our niece has bi-polar disorder. She
is 25 now and was diagnosed a few years ago. This
has been a much better time for her...her meds and
her life are in a good place right now. As my sister
says, it is amazing how well she is doing. Know it is
hard work for him and you. Happy Birthday.

GardenofDaisies said...

Agh, I am just now seeing this post and it's too late. Oh well. It's gorgeous and congrats to the winner! Happy birthday!!! Hope you had a great time with your family.

VintageBettys said...

I'm late but Happy Birthday, and good luck with your new shop :) I love your quilts...they are all so pretty :)

VintageBettys said...

I love the swap goodies ...they were all so sweet :)