Sunday, January 1, 2012

Label Info…etc.

Happy New Year everyone!   May all your seams be straight and a perfect 1/4”.

New Year Postcard

At the outset, please allow me to thank you all for your encouragement as well as your thoughts and prayers with respect to my health issues. I am overwhelmed by your support and can’t begin to express how much your words and comments mean to me. Each and every one of you play a huge part in keeping my spirits high.

You already know it but let me remind you one more time…you all rock!!!

red stars divider

Last evening, Mac and Frankie curled up in front of the fire in the kitchen as Mr. Painted Quilt and I watched the Canadians take on the Americans in the World Junior hockey tournament. 


Having lived in both countries for half my life, it’s difficult for me to declare a favorite but if the truth be known, I guess the scales are tipped a little to the side of the red and white.  It was a close game and the final score was Canada 3, USA 2.

us-can flag.jpg.

There has been a lot of buzz around blogland in the last few days about the free mystery quilt called the 12 Days of Christmas offered by the Temecula Quilt Co.  It started on Christmas Day and a new block is presented on each of the 12 days of Christmas.

I hemmed and hawed but yesterday I joined in and caught up by making the first seven blocks.  Each one finishes at 3 1/2” and works up very quickly.  It only took about an hour to cut out and piece the seven blocks.  I was looking for something small and uncomplicated to sew during the holidays and this has turned out to be the perfect project.

It’s not too late to join in.  Check it out by clicking on the link above and it’ll take you to the Temecula Quilt Co. blog.  The eighth block will be released later today.


On my last post, I wrote about the personalized cotton twill labels that I recently purchased.  Many of you asked if I would share the source. 

Of course I will! 

Just click HERE and you will be magically transported to MommieMadeIt’s Etsy shop.   I am really pleased with the quality, service and price and they sure beat having to make my own labels!


I gave Lisa the head’s up that some of you might be stopping by and she’s ready for you.  *wink*



antique quilter said...

thanks for the info on the labels...nice fabric choices on your blocks.
Happy new year and sending as many positive thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery and a wonderful rest of the year.
think of you often.
if you like red and white check out my blog post :)

Elinor said...

Happy New Year to you, Kaaren !
Best Wishes from France,

Joy said...

Happy new year Kaaren, and i love the pic of the furry kids in the kitchen? Love those labels too, I'm off to check out that link - thank you.
I hope 2012 is good to you :o).
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Lesley said...

Good morning and Happy New Year! I love your wishes for straight seams and 1/4 inches...I'm waiting for the New Year's genie to grant those wishes! So fitting for we quilters! Your little blocks are beautiful...the 12 days is a perfect project for the season and your fabric choices are ideal! Thanks for the link for the labels!

Julimond said...

Dear Kaaren,
A Happy New Year to you and your family
sent from Germany and a lot of hugs.


Siobhán said...

Thanks for the info on the labels!

Wishing you and yours a blessed 2012--you are in my prayers.

Marge said...

Thanks for the link to the 12 days of Christmas blocks. I haven't heard of it, so am going to be a bit behind already. My plan for the afternoon is to make the first 7 blocks.

Wishing you a great 2012. Know that you will be in the thoughts and prayers of many as you continue your fight with the health issues.

Blessings to you and Mr. Painted Quilt in 2012.

Taryn said...

I was resisting the Temecula project but you've sold me. Only a hour to catch up? Even I can handle that. I hope 2012 is a healthy year for you. Keep posting pictures of your beautiful home. Your property is a little slice of heaven.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Thanks for the update on the hockey score...I hadn't checked, and was wondering!
Also thanks for the source for the labels, they look great!
Happy New Year to you, Kaaren and hope that 2012 is a good year for you.

gracie said...

thanks for the label link...I will have to order some...
good wishes to you.

Diane H said...

You are the Oprah of the blog world, Kaaren. LOL Thanks for the label info. Lisa is going to be a busy girl. My very best to you in 2012. I'll keep praying for you.

KaHolly said...

Thanks for the links, Kaaren. Happy New Year!

Sara said...

Such a cozy little room by the fire that looks to be:)

I received some labels from MommieMadeIt too and she is pretty fabulous I agree!

Lilian Pilar said...

Kaaren, feliz 2012!!!!
nuevo año, nuevos proyectos, nueva vida.
Abrazos para ti

Shelley said...

thanks for the link Kaaren! I NEED some of those labels lol :) Go Canucks!!

WoolenSails said...

I love the fabrics and colors you used in your BOM.
I like your labels too, it is a good idea for small quilts.


Carol said...

That's cool that you're joining the Temecula Quilt Co. mini mystery. I'm having fun with doing the little blocks. I'm using Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric. Thanks so much for the info on the labels, I placed an order.

Quilt n Queen said...

Hi Kaaren....I ♥ your blog with all your inspiration and info. My New Years resolution is to leave more comments....that is one of my many resolutions. I too have lived in the USA for over 10 years living in Ohio in the late '70's for about a year and the last 10 years in Tennessee and Michigan. Our green card is good till April 2016.....and by then we will be back in Ontario. I must admit I was cheering for Canada and they tried hard to make the last period an exciting one. I'm a goalie's mom and many a time I just can't watch.

Thanks for the label info and I am going to do the 12 Days of Christmas offered at Temecula Quilts....added them as a follower. I just noticed that Woolie Mammoth follows them too. ♥ the wool giveaway over at the Woolie Mammoth....she hasn't posted a winner yet, still may have time to enter....Anna is hoping for 300 followers.

Wishing you the best as you face the next step to good health... you will be in the thoughts and prayers of many as you start your fight...your fight to win. This will be year 13 for my son to be cancer free...after surgery and chemo he beat those aggressive cancer cells that challenged him when he was only 23. Lots of hugs and prayers for you. Pauline

Shakerwood said...

Of course we are all thinking of you! What a wonderful person you have been to all of us, too!

Made my 7th block last night. Maybe it was too late but mine just didn't turn out the right size at all. It was too wide by 1/4 inch. Probably my seams. Maybe another go at it today.

Thanks for the link!!

Wendy said...

Happy New Year. I'm enjoying this little quilt as well. Thanks for the label info.

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Happy New Year

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The 12 Days mini quilt project has been a great little bit of sewing during the 'hectic' season. I have been told that a kitchen is the hub of the house and reflects it's owner(s) - warm, inviting, relaxing, come sit and share is what I see in yours. A Blessed 2012.

Kim said...

Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Happy new year, great labels.

Merilyn said...

Thanks for the label link Kaaren!!
Those two little fur babys sure are spoiled, but we wouldn't want it any other way!
I have seen the 12 Days of Christmas project too and have so far resisted, but seeing yours may have tipped me over LOL!!!
Continued prayers for your treatments in this New Year, take care!

Sacha said...

I wish you a very happy new year

Sue-Anne said...

Happy New Year Kaaren. I wish this year to be better than last year for you.

Love your colours for the Temecula quilt, might have to start and catch up myself.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Happy New Year!!!
Hope you find this year to be your best year yet!!!
We'll continue those prayers for your health.
Prim Blessings

Sandi said...

Happy New Year Kaaren. I love your colors you are using in your little mystery quilt. I am going to do it also. You are in my prayers.

Allie said...

You are so loved Kaaren, so many folks cheering you on - I know you're going to make it through this just fine!

I'm not allowed to watch hockey. Of course the Detroit Red Wings are my favorite team of all time, but every time I even catch a glimpse of a game, they get scored on...I've been banned. :(

Thanks for the link to where you got your labels, I added her to my favorites so I don't lose her. Your new little quilt blocks are looking marvelous!

Dianne Mitzel said...

Kaaren, we do not know each other, but I wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. I am a 5 year Breast Cancer survivor, so I understand what your fears and concerns are. You are a lovely woman, and I can tell that you are surrounded by loving people who are encouraging you through this. May this new year be good to all of us! My love to

Jennifer J said...

Thanks for the heads up on the mystery mini quilt. I subscribed to them while I was at it. I really hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you.

nancy huggins said...

I would love to have labels made if I could just make sure how I want them printed. I thought about the 12 days of Christmas but probably wouldn't stick with it so no sense in fooling myself. Made 28 quilts last year and the word quilt is like a swear word in our house now. I Love the picture of you kitty and cute little doggie. I do have a soft spot for dogs and cats, If I was rich and had a huge house I would have a no kill shelter :)...Maybe some day

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Kaaren, I think about you often and so glad to read they have found out the way to treat this. May you be blessed with a New Year of mending. I know there are lots of prayers for you and faith that God will be with you and your doctors.
Love the labels.

Mari, Tenerife (España) said...

Hi Karen. I wish you a veeeeeeeeeeeery happy and healthy new year. Best wishes from Tenerife.

Jenny's Place Online said...

Best wishes for the New Year, Kaaren. Thank you for the link too...I'm off to check it out :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Carrie P. said...

thanks for sharing the links. I was wondering about those labels. I am off to check them out.
Cute blocks.

Cathi said...

Happy New Year, Kaaren!
Love the picture of Frankie and Mac curled up by the fire -- such a wonderful winter scene!

deb-bee said...

Hi Kaaren, Thanks for the links to the mystery quilt and the labels. I'm going to give the quilt blocks a try. I'm sending positive thoughts your way. Enjoy your day! ;-) warm bee-hugs, Debby (Wisc)

Candace said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening, Kaaren! Hockey - especially the junior leagues - is so much fun! I adore the colors you're using in your BOM - even though I'm already working on one, I'm so tempted to do this, too! Happy New Year to you and Mr. PQ!!

Elzaan said...

Ok, now you've done it! I love those labels and the Mini-sew-along is extremely cute! Will put the patterns away for a rainy day.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, Mr. PQ, Mac and Frankie !

Jubama said...

Bonne année Kaaren !