Monday, March 29, 2010


We did it, 200 FOLLOWERS.  We did not have any number in mind, but when it hit 190, it is an exciting goal.  When we made 199, we were hoping one more, one more. 

We got our facebook up and running and have 220 friends already.  Facebook is great for posting a quick picture and we love your comments on the work.

Before we give the winners, we want to thank everyone who left us a message, checked our website and joined us on facebook.  We were truly overwhelmed with the response and the kind words.  Janice went to everyone's blogs and she said your comments there were fabulous. 

Also a BIG APOLOGY to all who could not view the website.  Apparantly mozilla firefox does not like one of our fonts, so it won't read it.  We are fixing it right now and hopefully tomorrow EVERYONE can take a look at the website.

We wish we could give everyone an ABBEY BAG,  (we can't live without ours).  Based on your comments, though, we are adding FIVE ABBEY BAG PATTERNS to the giveaway.  That makes 11 winners all together.   I know, I know, you just want to know who won. So here goes:

We chose from 603 entries coming from 34 states all over the United States, 18 countries, and 6 continents.  Don't you love the internet.  I tell my husband all the time we have friends all over the world.  The top three patterns were in order:  1- MATCH BOX   2- ABBEY BAG   3 - GLAD ALL OVER.
The favorite ABBEY BAG was NUMBER 2, the TEAL AND GREEN one.

Every year for birthdays and christmas, when my kids wrapped the presents for each other, they would use an entire roll of scotch tape, sometimes duck tape, and sometimes 10 layers of wrapping paper.  It took forever to get to the present.  Oh, but I digress, hee hee.  You have endured enough of my wrapping. 


Abbey Bag # 2  goes to CHRISTINE from Crafty Girl Creations.

ROMEKA from Australia wins her three favorite patterns:  PAPER BACK, UNCLE ALBERT, and GLAD ALL OVER.

JAN HATCHETT from Jackson, Georgia wins her three favorite patterns:  THE ABBEY BAG, MAGGIE MAY, and MY DEAR PRUDENCE.

NANCY ROTHSHILD BIRD from Many, Louisiana wins her favorite pattern:  SEPTEMBER MORN.

LYNNQUILTSALOT  wins her favorite pattern:  MATCH BOX.

QUILT HOLLOW from North Carolina wins her favorite pattern:  THE CLARABELLA BAG.

KRISTY  in Ohio wins an ABBEY BAG pattern.

SONIA from Sydney Australia wins an ABBEY BAG pattern.

QUILTMAVEN from Texas wins an ABBEY BAG pattern.

PURPLE PAINT from Colorado wins an ABBEY BAG pattern.

BEESHEBAGS from Australia wins an ABBEY BAG  pattern.

Ok, winners, email us at with your addresses.

Finished the quilt tops for our newest pattern "MA BELLE".  Janice will quilt them this week, then cut that border with a beautiful scallop.  It is 60" square and very french inspired.

This is the original quilt made with a brand new fabric collection from RJR called Provence.

Second version.  Beautiful purples and greens.

Here is a close-up view.  Just can't wait to see it quilted.

Here is the lifestyle shot for "MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR."  We just LOVE this pattern.

Thanks again everyone.  We are so lucky to be quilters.  Have a great week.  Janice and Marcea


Pam in Texas said...

This was so much fun! Love those bags. Since I didn't win I will just have to get the pattern and make one for me and several for friends!

Christine said...

Thank you so much, I am so excited!!

PunkiePie said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

Beeshebags said...

Congratulations to all the other winners.....thanks for hosting such a great giveaway. Hugs Naomi

Michelle said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Needled Mom said...

Congrats to all the winners.

Sinta Renee said...

Congratulations to the winners and to you both for hitting 200 followers!!! It was a fun contest:)

Sonia said...

Congratulations to exciting....


Yvonne said...

Congratulations to all the winners! I love the Ma Belle quilts to.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I'm delighted and have emailed you.

purplepaint said...

Oh my gosh!!! I won something! I was reading through the winners thinking well, I'll just have to order a pattern for the Abbey Lane bag and I won one! Thank you!!! And congrats to all the winners! Marva

Adventures in Alice Land said...

Congratulations to the winners! What a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for hopping on over to my blog to enter my giveaway.

I love your blog and will be back soon!

Annemiek said...

congrats to all winners! since i'm not one of them I want to order a pattern, but.....can't find any info on shippingcosts! How much is it for a pattern to travel to Europe?

sweetjeanette said...

Congrats to all the lucky ladies!

jeanette from

prashant said...

This was so much fun!
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