Saturday, August 27, 2016

And The Winner Is.....

Our contest winner is Donna W.  Donna, please contact me with your mailing address.  I have deleted your entry so when I hear from you, I will know it is you.
thank you to all who entered.
I will have more draws in the future.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

One More Day

We have our new floor and it looks so nice.  Hubby and our friend worked hard all day while I was out quilting.  Do I feel bad?  A tiny, tiny bit but I did make cookies and made sure they had lunch ready.  they just have the trim to do tomorrow and I will be here then.
Tomorrow is the last day to enter my draw.
All eligible entries have been numbered and my husband will draw the winning number.  I would love to be able to give everyone something but I am afraid my wallet won't extend to that.  Do hope the winner enjoys the Island Batik fabrics as much as I do.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Day Three of the Fabric Draw and a Recipe

It has been a rather odd day.  This morning, we got everything but the TV and big furniture moved from the living room so the men can do the flooring.  I made some cookies so everyone will have something to keep them energized and then I just frittered. 
I have everything ready for when the Quilting Queen's get together-so named because we love our tea and we are all regal (another woman's description). Tomorrow we are going shopping before we get down to quilting.  We don't usually do that but there is a sale on at the fabric store.  We won't be doing anything but cutting at this get together.  The sashings and borders have to be cut and there are a lot of them so it may take more than one day.
The trees on the driveway are definitely changing colour.  It doesn't feel like fall yet as it is still quite warm but the nights are cooler.
Here is a recipe for peanut butter cookies that is easy to make, gluten and sugar free.
1 c. natural peanut butter (well stirred)
1/2 c. sugar substitute
1 egg
1/8 tsp. sea salt.

Preheat over to 350.  Mix all ingredients together.  Peanuts or chocolate chips can be added.  Form dough into balls, place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, flatten with a fork and cook for 10 min. or until lightly brown.

Don't forget to enter my draw for some lovely Island Batik fabrics if you haven't already done so.  All the information is in Monday's blog.  Also remember to check out the other blog hop posts to see the quilts and enter for prizes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fabric Giveaway-Day 2

I hope you have entered my fabric give away.  If not, be sure to read yesterday's post for all the details.  If you have, keep checking out the other Island Batik blogs for more prizes and to see the great quilts that the Ambassador's have designed.  This has been a fun challenge and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
I forgot to include a beach appropriate recipe yesterday so be sure to watch for that tomorrow.
I will try and keep up my post for the rest of the week although I am going to be busy getting ready for our new flooring to be laid in the living room.  Everything has to be moved and then put back again.  We will take the opportunity to clean and sort as well.
Our weather has been lovely the past few days.  Cooler but still sunny.  Love it.  The leaves are getting serious about changing colour.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Blog Hop and Contest.

It is time for my post in the Island Batik blog hop.

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My project is called After the Holidays.  I live in a tourist area, and, while we enjoy the vitality our
summer visitors bring, it is also nice when the cooler weather arrives, school starts and our streets are less crowded.  This seaside scene with abandoned cabana's and quiet beach reminds me of that time of year.

ArkAnge lCreations 2016
After the Holiday

After the Holidays-detail

This wall hanging was made from the wonderful Seashore fabric collection.   A sample of the fabrics is shown below. The picture doesn't do justice to the vibrant colours which can be seen better in the quilt but I have included a link below the scans so you go to the Island Batik site for a better look.  Copy and paste the link or click on the word  Seashore

And Now:  here are the rules for my contest.  If you would like to win a selection of beautiful Island Batik fabrics, starting on MONDAY Aug. 22,  add a comment (area at end of blog) and tell me the name of one of the other quilts that have been featured on the blogs that have been posted to date. i.e the name of mine is 'After the Holidays'.  Don't forget to leave your name. Remember you need the name of another quilt from the blogs given.
Draw closes on Aug. 26th.  Only one entry per person.

Here is the list of he other blogs.  Be sure to check them out so you can see their projects.  Many of them are also holding contests

Seaside Summer Blog Hop Schedule
Monday Aug 15 - Rain Forest

Tuesday Aug 16 - Red Tide

Wednesday Aug 17 - Sand Dune

Thursday Aug 18 - Seashore

Friday Aug 19 - Surf Squirt

Monday Aug 22 - Tradewinds

Tuesday Aug 23 - Equinox

Wednesday Aug 24 - Sea Canyon

Thursday Aug 25 - Sea Foam

Friday Aug 26 - Spoolin' Around

Monday Aug 29 - Tide Pools

Tuesday Aug 30 - Wind and Sea

Wednesday Aug 31 - Spring Zing

Thursday Sep 1 - Splash

Friday Sept 2 - Landscapes

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fabric Giveaway Rules

You will be able to enter your name to win some beautiful Island Batik fabrics on MONDAY, AUG. 22nd.  Do not enter before that date or you will be disqualified.

To enter, read my blog and answer the question about Island Batik, the fabrics or one of the other bloggers that will be part of this blog hop. Post your reply and name as a blog comment. (This blog)

Contest closes on Fri. Aug. 26th.  The winner will be notified Sat. morning.

There are also prizes being offered by other Island Batik Ambassadors who are part of the blog hop and I will be giving you the links to them on Mon.

Good luck.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fabric Give Away-More Information.

I wasn't at this beach today although it would have been nice.  I was, as I mentioned yesterday, helping to staff the Art Centre.  We weren't busy but those that came in did make purchases which is always good.
I got the binding put on my wall hanging, did some knitting and read a book.  The other lady also got some of her hand work done as well as reading.  You know you are friends with someone when both of you can sit there reading.  We did chat, of course, but neither of us find it necessary to talk all the time.
Now:  some more info about the fabric give away.  I have decided to give out the rules tomorrow as I will be out on the 20th.
Please make sure you read the requirements carefully as, if you enter on the wrong day, you will be disqualified.