Sunday, February 14, 2010

I am Feeling the Love!!

Happy Valentine's Day!Meet Valentine Tweetie.
This is the finished mini quilt for the Wild Threads' Secret Valentine Swap. I made it for my friend, Pat, and she got it last night. I am also going to link to this for the 'So you think you can quilt' action going on over here. Maybe I will win a little something! I AM a winner! If I think about it, I really have won plenty of things. Just because it's not the HGTV Dream House or a Kitchenaid mixer from Pioneer Woman, doesn't lessen my apparent luck.
--A few months ago I won 2 patterns from Kelly at Don't Look Now. I LOVE her designs!
--And last week I won some gorgeous colored twine from PomPomRouge. It's on its way to me from Australia, I'm so excited! I have big plans for it.
--Today I won an adorable Valentine mini quilt from Kathy!! Yay!
--I also never go home empty handed from my quilt guild's Quilt Bingo.
--And the last time I went on retreat, I won two of the Jim Shore raffle items and my name was picked first for the door prizes, wow!!

--TQS had a contest once to write a caption for a picture of 3 women in their audience. I submitted something witty and won a big Bernina tote bag FULL of cool stuff.
--I won a HUGE flower arrangement from the coffee place at work once. On Fridays, you can put your name on your receipt and put it in their cup to win the flowers they've had there all week. It beats throwin them out right?

--When I was in 6th grade I won a dance contest. I think I still have whiplash from some of my moves on that dance floor, I was workin it!
--And my biggest win of all? I am a winner in Love! My awesome husband. I am thankful every day that he persisted and 'waited for me'. We had one date, then I turned him down for a second (I was hung up on a bad boy). A year later, he asked again (I had dumped the bad boy). Three weeks after what we call 'our second first date' we were engaged, 6 months later we were married. And almost 25 years later, he is my absolute Best Friend and soulmate. I am grateful that he was smarter than me all those years ago.

Check out our Sweetheart Trashcans. This was after the first storm. The second go round, thery disappeared completely. But don't worry, they've been rescued. I am going to go now and enter the HGTV Dream Home. This is the last week. Hope I haven't exhausted my luck just yet. I know I can't afford to keep the house if I win but I have a plan. It involves a big rental truck. I'm going to pick out what I want to keep before I sell the house. Notice how I'm writing 'I am going to' instead of 'I would'. In my little world, I will win that house one day!!!
And my friends can come with me to pick out stuff they want too.
Have a lovely day everybody, bye bye!


  1. What a sweet little quilt! Perfect for Valentine's Day. I love the little birdie on there. :)

    Hope you have a wonderful day! And happy belated birthday! :)

  2. What a pretty mini quilt, love that bird! I always wish they'd pick me for the HGTV dream house, but no luck yet :( Good Luck, if you win, can I come visit, haha

  3. When I win the HGTV Dream Home, I'll invite you for a weekend visit. After all my friends have visited, I'll sell it and buy something more affordable.

    Sweet story about your 'second first date'. Persistent men win all the greatest women. Cute little mini quilt. Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. I think with your lucky streak you need to be playing the lottery!!!!

    And great story about the hubby!!

  5. I feel the love every time I look at my beautiful "Valentine Tweetie"! I am so lucky to have friends like you and the rest of the Wild Threads. Keep on blogging!