Wednesday, January 22, 2014

And the winner is...

First let me tell you that we're in the midst of another blizzard or nor'easter as it is known in the New England states and the Atlantic provinces and everything is closed down again!

Last week the temperatures were in the balmy mid 40's. All the snow from the previous storm had melted and it felt like Spring.  No more.

Here's what it looks like from an upstairs window.  Howling winds and blowing snow...not a good day to venture outdoors.
What better to do on a cold and blustery morning?  Why make some soup of course!
I made a "slightly-amended" version of a Weight Watchers tomato beef soup.  I hate to sound like I'm bragging...*wink*...but boy-oh-boy is it ever good!  You know what we had for lunch.



And while the soup was simmering on the stove, I made this 12 1/2" "Disappearing Pinwheel" churn dash block for our guild's charity quilt.  That's another strike off on my "to do" list.  Yay!
I bet you thought that I had forgotten to announce the winner of my giveaway, huh?

No way, because I'm as excited about it as you are!

Sew without further ado, the winner is...


Sunny of Quilting Dreams

Congratulations, Sunny!

I hope that you will enjoy making my Snow Days quilt as much as I did!
Please email me with your snail mail address and I'll get everything out to you as soon as I can.

And, in addition to the "gathering" of fabrics that were so generously donated by Darlene at A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop, I'm going to add all the fabric from my personal stash that I have leftover after making the quilt.

For those of you who want to make one as well, my Snow Days pattern is written up and ready to go and is now available for purchase in my Etsy Shop which you can link to HERE.



Thank you all for your kind words and your continued support.  I wish you all could have been winners...but having said that...you are all winners in my book!


Happy stitching!

22 comments:

Darlene D said...

Congrats Sunny!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations to you winner. She has a wonderful name for such a cold Winter. A very warm and cozy design, Kaaren.

sunny said...

Oh my gosh - squealing with delight! Email is on its way. Thank you soooooooooo much!!

Ramona said...

Congratulations Sunny! Now to purchase the pattern to make one of my own. I am wondering how it would look with aqua blues.

Lesley said...

Congrats to Sunny! Love your churn dash block!

gracie said...

Congratulation Sunny....brr for the snow.

Sunnybec said...

Congratulations Sunny! xx

Sheila said...

Congratulations Sunny ! Love your block:-)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congrats to Sunny! Your soup looks yummy and I love that block…thanks for sharing :)

Little Penpen said...

Yay!! Sunny!! congrats!

Kindred Quilts said...

Soups on... I'll be right over... it looks soooooo yummy!
Congrats to Sunny!
When will winter give you Noreasterners a break????

Missy Shay said...

I love that churn dash block!

Jeanna said...

The soup sounds delish and I love your churn dash block.

Congratulations to Sunny!

Emilou said...

Congratulations to Sunny for such a wonderful prize to receive and oh the snow outside and the smell of homemade soup! Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

Janet O. said...

Oh, I think I need a pot of soup simmering at my house!
That churn dash block is wonderful!
Congrats to your winner. Great pattern!

margaret said...

I have not seen the block you have done here before, must have a go. Like you soup day yesterday but mine was parsnip have enough for a few days.Lucky sunny I am sure she will have great fun making the quilt

Janet said...

Sunny is very lucky. Such a nice giveaway. Oh my, I can't believe the snow again. Beautiful but looks very cold.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner !!
Rose

Candace said...

Congratulations to Sunny! It couldn't have gone to a nicer person ;>) Love that snow, but I'm with you staying inside and sipping soup, Kaaren!
Cheers!

Karen said...

It's pretty cool here but not nearly so cold as how it looks in your picture. I wouldn't want to go out either. I found it amusing that "Sunny" won when your photo is so cold looking. Sunny will enjoy the pattern set. It is a wonderful design.

annie said...

congrats Sunny!
the soup looks wonderful!
love the block!

Pam in IL said...

Congratulations to Sunny! Your soup looks scrumptious and just what we need for our harsh winter weather. We're having another winter storm with blowing and drifting snow and actual temps of -15F tonight.