Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wanna win sumthin?

That's right people! This is my 99th post, so the next one will announce my '100th Post Winner'!! So if you want a chance to win a pair of potholders, all you have to do is leave a comment. No linking, no questions, no blogging. Just say 'hi' and you are in. On Friday I'll pick a random winner and he/she can choose between the fish, the woodland critters, or the wonky churn dash, and I'll send a pair of potholders.
We had a whopper of a storm tear through here on Friday and it blew down several BIG trees. Actually one of the trees, which was at least 2 feet in diameter, just snapped halfway up. Yikes!! We wonder if there might have been a twister. Run Auntie Em!! Another tree not only pulled down our power lines, it actually RIPPED all of the lines and the big box right off our house. We had live wires in the yard (sorry kitties, you are NOT going outside). The electric company sorted out their wires and got our power back on after 24 hours. Out here, no power equals no water which is the WORST! We're still without internet or cable. I'm borrowing my mom's internet right now. I'm waiting for the cable guy now so cross your fingers.
While the power was out, I decided to play with some shiva paintsticks I got a while back but never tried. I also have some rubbing plates so I just cut some random squares and played/learned. Below is my design wall with all the squares hanging to dry. I discovered that I definitely do better on certain sides of the plates.
These two squares used the same plate, much better on the left don't you think?
Again, same plate. I like the right better, it's a cleaner design.

I don't have any ideas of what to do with these, so if you have a suggestion, feel free to share.
There was a dreadful 'shiva paint' mishap while I was playing. I don't know how I did it but I got a glop of blue paint on a quilt top. Right before the power went out, I had sandwiched and pin basted the xmas block of the month I worked on last year. You can see it here. It's an awesome McKenna Ryan design and I can't believe I actually made it. Somehow I got blue paint on a penguin's WHITE belly. Good grief!! All of the jewel tones in that quilt and I only mess up the bright white. I'm going to embellish the quilt with beads and whatnot so I guess that penguin will have to be holding something.
So don't forget my celebration giveaway. I don't get too many comments so you have a good chance of winning, but if you want to pass the word around, I won't complain.
Adios until Friday!!


  1. Hello, It must be giveaway week! I'm having one too.....come on over and take a crack at my prizes too, why don't ya? Michele

  2. Good for you! Just because your power is out, does not mean you have to waste valuable off-work time!

  3. you can use the paintstix experiments for postcard backgrounds, bookmarks, and I made a camera case from one of mine. Let me know if you want the pattern, it took maybe 30 minutes to put the thing together.

  4. I am not sure what happened, I thought I entered your giveaway for the truly artistic one of a kind potholders, but now it isn't showing! Wahhh, Elaine

  5. Lots of fun things on your design wall.

    Looks like you had a good time with the paint sticks. Hope mister penguin likes Blue.

    Have a great break.

  6. That is so something I would do- end up with paint on a quilt top! I think your embellishing will help. We had three trees fall down in our yard a couple of years ago- so freaky! (and expensive to clean up!) The potholders are lovely and timely as my Dog just ate one of ours!

  7. hi! enjoy the beach!!! mg

  8. Hey Lisa - sounds like you are having a great time! Enjoy your vacation - see you Saturday.

  9. Love the hedgehogs! Hope you are having a great vacation!

  10. Nooooo!!!!!!! Not blue paint on a white penguin!!!!! Hope the penguin likes his embellisment...or rather, your individual design element, he he he. Love your McKenna Ryan quilt...it is Awesome....her designs are so beautiful and you've done a lovely job.
    Those shiva sticks look like a whole lot of fun to play with. How big are the squares? Maybe you could turn them into coasters or placemats???
    Hope your electricity has been restored and you had a wonderful time at the beach.