Tuesday’s Talkabout

 

Tuesday's Talkabout - where we show what were all dabbling, babbling and gabbying in!It’s time for Tuesday’s Talkabout!  But, we need to introduce ourselves – we should have done this sooner!  On the left, my name is Sheanna – I am just a quilter who loves to poke around different quilting blogs – I can learn so much from all you smart quilters! My favorite fabrics are Cottons and Batiks – and I love MINKY!

And on the right, I’m Barb!  I am also a quilter, but my favorite thing to do is just let fabric ‘speak’ to me!  I love to work with wool, flannel and silks!   And, be sure to see below … we want to know your favorite, and there’s a prize to give away!

So, last week we were ‘dark’ .. we didn’t get a chance to post on Tuesday – and we are so sorry!      Yes, because we needed announce our Talkabout Winner – and it was easy with just 5 entries.  All we had to do was put those names into a box .. and voila!  Our winner is goonyburd!    Goonyburd (love the name) is the winner of a $20 Gift Certificate that Teresa gave us to do what we will … and stay tuned, because she’s given us more! 

Baltimore Brides by Karen

Baltimore Brides by Karen

This week’s Talkabout Customer Creation is by Karen!   It’s a Baltimore Brides Wool on Flannel kit that she started with us last year.

What amazes me is that Karen kept up with the BOM!  I’m not so good about that!  I am usually about 4 months behind.  But, this sure inspires me to get another block done.  I’m actually not doing this one, but a similar one that is wool on wool called Antique 1800-1940s .. and I love it!3-Musketeers

And, lets show this weeks Creative Team feature!  So Teresa had this one in her vault.  She didn’t want to display the quilt the ‘usual’ way .. but I think this is ingenious!  This is a quilt from a Patchwork Party several years back.     Yep – and I heard a rumor that she is redesigning the sampler blocks and we will get to have this beautiful quilt available to all!

So, I’ve been poking around some of the blogs that you folks are up to, and this time I’m excited to feature Alice from Future Girl Blog   Now, this gal can knit!  But, what I really love are the Fanged Pumpkins – be sure to scroll down.  Also, drop Alice a note to let her know you were there!

As you can all imagine, things are really hopping at Homespun Hearth these days.  Last night the huge Giveaway ended, and the winners can be found here.  But, it turns out we went from one great Giveaway to ANOTHER!  Yesterday we launched the 11th Annual 12 Days of Quilting!  Another Giveaway, and this one will have 12 Prizes and 12 Winners!  Be sure to hop on over to check it out HERE.

Finally, we want to know YOUR Favorite Fabrics!  This week we have a $15 Voucher to give away — just leave us a comment here with your favorite fabric – and if you want to get detailed, such as letting us know your favorite manufacturer (ie:  Lecien Cottons, or Hoffman Batiks, etc) – that would be awesome!   Next week we’ll announce the winner.

In the mean time, Don’t Miss a Thing!  Be sure to Follow this blog, and click on the icons below to stay connected — so many things happening ALL THE TIME at Homespun Hearth!

Shea & Barb

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And the Winners Are …. !!!!

Wow .. this time of year sure has a habit of moving time in light speed proportions!   We have so many fun things to cover today – and they are all about US giving back to YOU!  Stay with us here … there is a lot of great stuff that you don’t want to miss! 

We actually just completed TWO  Grand Prize Drawings.  

The first, The Harvest Festival Drawing, is a $100 Shopping Spree and a $50 Mystery Gift (one of my favorites!).  All customers who placed an order during Thanksgiving week were eligible for this drawing… and the winners for the Thanksgiving Harvest Festival are: 

$100 December 2009 Shopping Spree – Jody M. of Parma Heights, OH
$50 Mystery Gift –  Alice T. of Bridgeton, MS
Congratulations to both of you!  We want to thank every one of you out there for your long-standing support.  Do you realize at the end of 2010 we will be celebrating our 10 years in business?  Talk about light speed! 

OK – Now, before we move on to the 30 Days, 30 Gifts, 30 Winners, we want to let you in on a couple of more things we are doing to give back to you. 

First,  we have ANOTHER $250 Shopping Spree up for grabs!  All orders placed during the month of December qualify for our 7th Annual Year End $250 Shopping Spree Drawing!   Each and every order placed in December, no matter how large or small the order, is entered into the drawing.   Can you even imagine how easy it would be to spend $250 of FREE MONEY at Homespun Hearth??  The drawing will be held on 1/1/2010, so place your orders this month! 

Second, like I said, December is the month of US giving back to YOU.  And so, this is the month that your Earned Homespun Rewards from 2009 pays off!  For all orders placed between today and December 31, you will recieve your 2009 earned discount … automatically!  And, while some items (like Furniture, Clubs & BOMs) don’t receive the discount … the purchase of those itmes still earn you higher rewards… and moves you closer to the next discount level!   

And, here is the cool part about Homespun Rewards … you still can reach higher levels even in December.!  And, here’s the even Cooler Cooler part … December is also our Annual 12 Days of Savings … and your Homespun Rewards are applied toward those discounts as well!!  We already have several “Queens” for 2009, and we are looking forward to crowning more!  To view your Earned Homespun Rewards, Login to your Account Here.  

OK – and now the next bit of Giving from Homespun Hearth 

We still need to finish the month to award final two winners who were so giving … 

Our Day 29 & 30 Winners are…
Terry Hein – 11/4 &
Dee – 11/9
Congratulations and Thank you to both of you!
 

Each of these winners will receive the new Floral Essence Wall Hanging Kit. 
I LOVE these Tea Time Floral II Fabrics… can you even tell? 
That is why we’ve offered the Sweet Tea Kit 

Full Size Sweet Tea Kit

in the Full Size Kit … Guess who is making that for her guest room..??  Yours Truly!  I can’t wait until it is finished!  

And now, what you all have been waiting for … Drumroll Please….. 

The 30 Days 30 Gifts 30 Winners Grand Prize Drawing Winners Are:

The Arrow Suzi Sidekick Sewing Storage Cabinet –  Karie S!  Looking back, Karie has entered several times during the month – and by the sounds of it, she is pretty busy on the homefront, too!  Congratulations Karie .. now, the difficult part … what color to choose? 

And, the 2nd Grand Prize Winner Recieves a Queen Size quilt Kit from our Mytery Series.  This quilt was designed by Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilts and features Anne Sutton Flowers for Emma Fabric… it is beautiful, and it will be a total mystery until it is put together … by… Barb Nankivell.  Congratulations Barb!

Once again, all of us at Homespun Hearth want to thank Every One of you for your giving nature, kind deeds, and overall generous spirit that makes you who you are.  We know that it is not always easy to make that extra effort, so when you do, please know that it really does make a difference!

OK – so, let me see … did we get everything?

Harvest Festival – Check
$250 Shopping Spree Drawing – Check
Homespun Rewards – Check
12 Days of Savings – Check
30 Days, 30 Gifts 30 Winners – Check

I think that is all for today.  Be sure to stay with us as we continue on our 12 Days of Savings at Homespun Hearth!

Another Grand Prize in our 30 Day Give Away

We are SO excited to announce our two New Sewing Room Furniture product lines — that just released today!  We now carry both Kangaroo Kabinet & Arrow Cabinets – Sewing Machine Tables, Cutting Tables, Storage Units, Complete Suites and Chairs.    And, the best part is we are going to add one of these wonderful Sewing Room Cabinets to our Grand Prize list!  Yep – we are now going to have TWO Grand Prize Winners in our 30 Days, 30 Gifts, 30 Winners Give-Away! That’s a $173.99 value when you include shipping!

Quilt a Gift .. 25 Heartfelt Projects

 Not only do we have the Quilt-a-Licious Grab Bag Queen Size Quilt, but now we are also going to give away an Arrow Suzi Sidekick Sewing Storage Cabinet!  The winner will have the option for 4 different finishes – black, white, oak or cherry.

Suzi’ has plenty of storage with four drawers for a huge range of sewing notions.  Drawer stops prevent Suzi’s drawers from pulling out too far, but each drawer will glide effortlessly on slides allowing an easy reach to hard to find items in the back.

We hope you like little Suzi as much as we do!

Keep doing all of those kind acts and good deeds … and you could be a winner!

30 Days, 30 Gifts, Day 5 Winner

Last night my husband and I took our 3 boys to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas concert here in Colorado Springs.  I’ve always wanted to see it, but it never worked out in the past, so, we jumped on the chance to go this year.  It was absolutely wonderful.   So many talented musicians, and the choreographers kept the show unbelievably alive and entertaining.  Of course, my ears were still ringing hours later…. 

But, as many of you know, there is a Christmas Story/Poem that is part of the show, and I was realizing how apropos some of the stanzas were for this month’s 30 Days, 30 Gifts, 30 Winners.   I know that we have readers of all faiths, but I think that all will understand what this is all about.   I did my best to text them to myself so I could post it here.  I think they are in order….

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If you want to arrange it
This world you can change it
If we could somehow make this
Christmas thing last
By helping a neighbor
Or even a stranger
And to know who needs help
You need only just ask

It’s every gift that someone gives
Expecting nothing back
It’s every kindness that we do
Each simple little act

And so it’s good that we remember
Just as soon as we’ve discovered
That the things we do in life
Will always end up touching others

I sure hope I didn’t slaughter it!   Anyway,  again I am so happy with all of the blog entries we are getting.  Be sure to keep them coming as each deed or act you post to us will be entered into our daily drawing, as well as our Grand Prize drawing.  

2010 'Quite a Stitch' a year with Mrs. Buttons Calendar

Our Day 5 Winner is…
11/2 #2 – Karie!  Congratulations and Thank you
 

Today we have another wonderful 2010 Calendar that Karie will receive … I think I need this in my office – it is so funny!  It is the Mrs. Buttons KCS 2010 Calendar — click the image to view it.

30 Days, 30 Gifts – Day 1 Winner!

Good morning everyone!  Can you even believe this is the 1st of November?  I am always so surprised when this day comes .. it really means we are into the ‘home stretch’ for the year … that always passes by so quickly!  I know that 2009 is a year when many folks struggled, and have really had to make a lot of changes in their lives – some on purpose to help them get through these tougher times, and some that were forced upon them.  In any event, we have all been hearing about the good deeds that others have done – and so we wanted to know what our quilting readers are up to. 

We are so pleased at how generous our quilting community is!  Have you read all of the kind acts and fun things your fellow quilters are doing for others?  Many have inspired me to do even more.  

We  have received some questions about the 30 Days, 30 Gifts, 30 Winner Event – so let me quickly answer them here.  
1.     Any act counts – no matter how small.  This is not a contest to see who gives more, but rather a way to get all of us to do a bit more for those around us. 
2.     You can (and we hope are) doing an act every day – and then just blog it to us. 
3.     We keep your name all month – and you can win 1 daily prize.  At the end of the month all names are eligible for the Grand Prize.  So even if you win a daily prize, keep on doing your acts of kindness as you will have more chances to win the Grand Prize.
4.     And finally, if you are a winner, we will post it here on the blog … which we are about ready to do now!Zbc-bhg2010_small

The Day 1 Winner is …. 
10/31 #36 .. Sheila!
  Congratulations & Thank you! 
Sheila will receive the Hot-off-the-Press 2010 Better Homes and Gardens American Patchwork Calendar because she did something kind for somebody.   

Be sure to let us know what you do today … and you could be a winner!

Wedding Bells

23 Years since I married Ron, and I couldn’t have been luckier than to get a partner like him. We have done so much over the years … and we are so proud of our family. Our crystal ball wasn’t really working when we walked down the aisle, but I can tell you that each event, surprise, choice, and decision together has just made us more committed to this life we are sharing together. I know that many of you have also been lucky to find somebody to share your dreams with. And so, today we want to hear how you met!

Here’s our story …
Back in 1982 I was working 3 jobs … my day job was as a pricer at TRW, on weekends I worked in a travel agency, and I worked nights at Jack-in-the-Box … yikes! Well, after realizing that I was working too much, I was ready to quit my night job. It was about 10:55 of my very last night, and I was going to go home at 11:00. I was so tired. And then, a guy comes through the drive-thru and orders onion rings. No big deal, except they take 8 minutes to cook! So, he came around and I gave him grief because he was making me stay later than I wanted. Well, I didn’t mind talking to him … he was driving a pretty nice car and had a suit on – and after some of the folks I’d seen drive through, that was a nice sight for sore eyes. After a couple of minutes, he asked me for my phone number. I wasn’t really comfortable giving out my number to strangers, but he seemed okay, so I gave him my TRW work number. Low and behold, he called the next day! But, he wanted to let me know that he was going away for a week on a vacation, and Christmas was right after that. So, we talked briefly, and that was that. Then, he called me 3 weeks later to see if I wanted to go out .. .I said yes. But, I almost cancelled because I couldn’t even remember what he looked like! Thank goodnes I decided to go … and here we are 26 years later!
So, while not funny, it’s lucky that he ordered Onion Rings. Today, we always smile when he orders them …
Let me hear how you met! Oh.. and I want to extend my congratulations to Kirsten and Jeff … they were both born on the day Ron and I got married, and they are getting married tomorrow!! What are the chances of that?

Gotcha! And Take A Guess …

Woohoo!  We have a winner!  And, I think we stumped most of you this time!  The adorable picture is that of Renee Plains of Liberty Star!  Renee has been a designer of ours for many years.  If you are not familiar with her patterns, click here!  And, the winner is Rachel W — congratulations!

Before we give you today’s challenge, we want to let you know that we have just started our Happy Hubby Sales … and what fun it is!  Lots of Fabrics and Kits are on sale … enough to make your hubby so happy when he sees how much you’ve saved! 

So, today we have a fun challenge.  All you have to do is Guess How Many Signatures are on our Hope Quilt!   If you would like an opportunity to win this, simply place a donation in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk .. to this link … and we will enter your name into the drawing which will be held on July 12.   Good Luck!  And, your hint:  Something between 50 & 100 !!!

Hope Quilt Challenge & Monday Madness

We have a winner!  The sweet pearly whites of the Friday Challenge is … Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree Quilts, and the winner is …. Kathy Savage!  Great job Kathy!  Did you know that we have found and just listed  a TON of Fig Tree Classic Fabrics, INCLUDING – Folklorique, Cornucopia, and Yuletide Blessings?  Plus, we have a TON of Fig Tree Quilt Patterns at Homespun Hearth

Before we go on to the next picture, we have a Monday Madness Blog Special … today save 30% on the Thimbleberries Lodge & Lakeside 6″ Sweet Roll.  Use Coupon Code: BLTLL30 to receive your discount in the shopping cart.  Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow us on Twitter .. that little birdies sometimes brings little savings twits that youdon’t want to miss!

Okay, so moving on to the Who’s Who Challenge.

Hint: This one is very patriot.. loves dolls... miniature quilts ... and has been a Homespun Hearth designer since the very beginning in 2001 !

Hint: This one is very patriot.. loves dolls... miniature quilts ... and has been a Homespun Hearth designer since the very beginning in 2001 !

Good Luck!

Who’s Who Challenge Continues …

We have a winner .. .and we are a couple of days behind.  How did that happen?  No Idea .. except there is simply never enough time in the day!  We’ve been adding lots and lots of what we call “Classic Fabrics” .. fabrics from some of your favorite collections that have been around for a long time, but have been hidden away in a dark closet for a special time … and that is now!   So, the winner of the Challenge #3 is …. Jenna.  Congratulations!   Keep up the great work!
  Will the fabrics in her booth give her away?

So, now we move on to Challenge #4.  Before we do, here is the ‘hidden’ promotion code … save 10% on your entire Homespun Hearth Order – you must use code BBH784   … this code is valid through Saturday 6/13 – midnight EST – excludes ‘ZM’ items – and remember, free shipping with orders over $150, we ship in 24 hours, and, most importantly, you will be rewarded with a wonderful shopping experience.    Okay – back to the challenge.  First, we want to take a moment to thank you for your donations toward the Avon Walk  … and good luck winning the quilt!  Avon is having a problem with our website, so hopefully it will reflect the correct donations (approx $6,000!), in the next few days.   In the mean time, you have your work cut out for you… again …. So, who is this? Don’t you just love this booth?   Don’t you love all of those quilts?

Will the fabrics in her booth give her away?

Good luck all!  And, be sure to use your discount while it lasts!

The Silver Needle Wool & Naked Sheep Society

Watch Your Wooly End!

Watch Your Wooly End!

Before I do the Who’s Who Challenge,c I wanted to get this blog out … We are SOOO excited! One thing we did at Quilt Market is re-stock our wool department … and it is going to explode! This is where The Silver Needle Wool & Naked Sheep Society was born! We also designed 5 more wool programs that, if you are even the tiniest bit of a wool enthusiast, you are going to love it! I’m not going to elaborate here. OK – so I’ll elaborate some. Stash programs, Auto-ship programs, Christmas programs … woops … that’s it. Check it out!