Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

May your day be filled with love, laughter and gratitude that brings joy to your heart.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Two more done

I'm happy to say that two more of these little bags are finished.  Again using the beautiful Island Batik fabrics.

Christmas is coming in a big hurry.  And I have so many things to finish!  

The winner of my Thanksgiving Giveaway was Rina.  Congratulations!  Your package is winging it's way to you.

Friday, November 21, 2014


Progress in the  Quilt room has been moving, somewhat slowly, but it's getting there.  I've had to move books, magazines, a ton a fabric and a variety of sewing accessories upstairs.

But here's where I'm at for the moment.

Sewing machine is currently situated in front of the window for the best light.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I  love to read.  I've moved many of the beloved novels here, so maybe one day I'll be able to have a comfy chair where I can do some reading or hand work.  The closed cabinet door holds quilting projects bagged and ready to go.

So for now, this is where I will start.  One day I'll get a design board set up instead of the flannel backed tablecloth.  There are lots of possibilities with this space.

But for now, Happy Quilting!!

Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway, which ends this afternoon :-)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Thanksgiving Giveaway

I appreciate everyone that reads my little blog.  I know a lot of people have moved on to other social media as evidenced by Facebook and Instagram.  I've never had a Facebook account but I do post on Instagram.

But again, I am grateful for everyone who takes the time to read Happy Cottage Quilter.  I've been blogging for almost 6 years and it's been a delight to meet so many of you.

I meant to have this giveaway a week ago, but I've been moving my sewing area into a vacated bedroom, and truthfully I forgot.  Soooooo................ better late than never :-)

For the giveaway, I'm giving a piece of Happy Thanksgiving fabric, by Michael Miller.   The piece is 27'x 45'

The giveaway is open to the FOLLOWERS of this blog because I love you guys!  I will include a matching thread.

As Thanksgiving is only a week away, this giveaway will be quick.  I will close the giveaway at 5:00 pm EST on Friday November 21.  If the winner can let me know their address by Saturday, I will pop it in the mail and hopefully you will receive it before the big holiday!

Leave a comment on this blog post, letting me know how you follow.  You can follow me in any way (GFC,Bloglovin, Feedly, by subscribing etc) .  Even if you just post me on your sidebar. ## PLEASE be sure I have a way to contact you.  I have already received two comments that are a no reply :-(

Thank you again, for being a follower.  I wish everyone a Happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Christmas Challenge

It always feels good to accomplish goals.  I've been able to complete a few Christmas presents in the last month or so.  These little handbags are being made for my little nieces.

I used the gorgeous Island Batik fabrics that were sent to me.  As an Ambassador for Island Batik I have had the privilege to use some of their upcoming fabric lines.  You can actually read more about Island Batik fabrics on SewCalGal's blog post today.

I have a couple more in the works which I will share with you later.  

Happy Quilting!