Saturday, May 15, 2010

A little fun makes for big stress relief.

These last few weeks have been very hectic in my world - mostly self enduced stress, but stress none the less.  Today I taught a Cathedral Window quilt class and had so much fun  working with a group of great ladies.  Came home, and my children and husband had worked hard redoing my flower beds, not quite finished, but I will have a picture to share soon. Then tonight, I started to pick up a project that I commited to, and  thought - what the heck - I am going to just work on something for the fun of it.

I found this the perfect project on a wonderful blog http://beetreedesigns.blogspot.com/ called Monday Mystery and tonight, I just kicked back and relaxed and did this.  Not because it was a commitment that I had to get done, not because it was a project that I needed to finish, not because I "had" to, just because I wanted to, and it was fun.  So, if you would like to join in the fun, just hop on over to Cyndi's site and go for it. She has only published the first stitchery so you are not that far behind.  (While there, sign up for her great giveaway too!) I don't know what it is going to be, it is a mystery after all, but then, the end product is not important - its the fun getting there.

I wanted to have a giveaway too.  So if you would like to win one of my "You Can Do It" Cathedral Window patterns and kits, just leave me a comment here.  I will draw a name on Sunday, May 23 - in celebration of my birthday (21st) and my anniversary (24th).  So come on...help me celebrate..leave a comment!  And if by chance you already have a kit, I have a back up gift for you, but that is a mystery. 


The kit is a sample kit to make a 16" square - just to learn the technique.

Thanks for stopping by,
Teresa    
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14 comments:

kjquilts said...

A stress buster sounds like just the thing I need too! I'm going right over to check it out. Can't wait to see the flower beds. Have a Happy Birthday and a wonderful anniversary.

Rhonda P. said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!
Hope they are both great ones. Heading over to the blog you recommended now!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, early and happy Anniversary. The 21st is my husbands bday too. Love your klosjes. I am making them too. Up to 78 as of today. I almost want to start piecing them together now!!

Brenda said...

This looks like fun. Count me in. i would love to,learn how to do the cathedral windows.

Annie said...

Ooo! I love cathedral quilts! Hope you have a wonderful birthday and anniversary!

T.A.W. said...

Well, Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!!
I love Cathedral Window quilts, but they seem like they would be hard to make. Would love to give it a try. tatinaann@gmail.com

Norma said...

Happy Birthday from a long lost friend.......LOL

I would like to be entered, my husband has retired and we are traveling a lot this summer. It seems like it would be a great take it with project.

Loretta said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary. Can we celebrate my aniversary, too? 25 years on the
25th. Would love to try CW.
Thanks,
Loretta
kaybabysgran@yahoo.com

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

YEAAAA!! Evidence that someome is playing/stitching along!!!!! :) love it in blue.......I may have to do another one for a "blue" aunt in NE. Thanks for playing along. Cyndi

Linda said...

You have a lovely blog, Teresa. And thank you for visiting mine.

Gosh a birthday (had to giggle, as it reads like it's your 21st - don't we wish!?) and an anniversary! Double blessings!

Candace said...

What a nice giveaway. One time years ago at church they gave each meeting attendee a Cathedral Window potholder. I loved it and didn't use it for years because it was so pretty. Happy Birthday a day early.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wow - great - I love that little quilt. Happy Birthday and anniversary.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Happy Anniversary!Please add my name to your give-away. I'd love to learn your technique.

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my Friendship Crossing quilt.

Phoebe said...

Happy Birthday! And I hope you have a wonderful anniversary. I've always wanted to learn Cathedral Windows. :)