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Storm At Sea Quilting Ta-Done!

I love it! I used Quilters Dream Poly for the batting, Rainbows Rain Forest on the top, and So Fine Marigold on the back.  All the pics are “clickable” so you can see them better, if you’d like.

I wish I could get a pic of the true color of the back…it’s almost the color of canned pumpkin.  Much more vibrant and pretty than the pics show.  Quilting this was fun!

EDIT: Thanks for the photo tip, Vicki! It worked perfectly!

BTW, it’s a nice, cool 68 degrees outside here, right now! How awesome is that for July?!

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Time’s Up! And the winner is…

Look! I found another use for the craft foam!  Instead of writing down all the names on paper slips, I made reusable drawing squares of the craft foam, and numbered them.  Now, whenever I have a drawing on my blog, I can use these again.  It also adds to the anticipation of the drawing for me, too, as I don’t even know who the winner is, til I come back to the comments and see who’s “number” was drawn. 

And who is commenter #9?  Teresa L! You are the lucky winner!  Please email me your snail mail addy so I can send out your prize.  Congratulations!  I want to thank all of you that participated in the “party”.  I wish I could send you all something.  As a consolation prize, I took some pics of my pretty little mini zinnias for you.  A cyber bouquet, if you will.

I got a bit of an update on the baby girl, Riley, that is battling e. coli and salmonella.  She is still in the hospital in Dallas, but yesterday she went to the bathroom twice, and this was a good thing.  I gather it’s still very serious, but this was an improvement in her condition.  I’ll keep pressing my two teenager news “relayers” for better info. 

Again, thank you all so much for your sweet comments.  I appreciate them all and you gave me lots of smiles the last few days.  It was also very nice to “meet” some of you for the first time.  Have a great weekend!