Geoff's Mom Blog

Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy Holidays! Having a GIVEWAY!

I've been doing a little stitching on a few projects.  This is a pin cushion from Primitive Gatherings. I love it. I bought it at Quilt Market.

I'm enjoying my journey. How are you enjoying yours?

I did a little holiday baking. This is a few of the loaves of Banana Bread. I am giving you the recipe.  I found it in my parents kitchen. I know the recipe book is at least 58 years old.
I love the recipe which is hand typed and 3 holed punched and bound with rings.

I've actually been doing a bit of painting for Christmas.  Here is one of the projects.

This is my Aunt Geneva.  She is 80 years old and blind. She is painting with me and we have enjoyed each other's company while making these projects. Of course we have been drinking a bottle of wine per day (no wonder we have so much fun!).

Here is the Star we painted and decorated for our doors.

Does anyone know what this is????? Geneva's mother made it for her. I have never seen one before. Have you? I want to hear your comments on this one!

I'm giving away a complete set of patterns (12) for my new Block of the Month "Beauty All Around".

Please leave comments. I will be drawing the lucky winner Dec. 21st.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm leaving tomorrow for St. George to get out of the Salt Lake inversion.  If you live here you know what I'm talking about.  Take care friends! Happy Stitching!

35 comments :

Jacqueline said...

The crochet item is a mystery to me. Don't blame you for heading South, I lived in SLC for 10 years and that smog between the Mt.s can get to you.

Thanks for a chance at your patterns. I would love to win.

Barbara said...

The crochet item is intriguing. Is that a thimble in the little crochet holder. Maybe it is for storing thimbles. What a lovely quilt pattern, thank you for the opportunity of being able to make the quilt.

Patti said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win your pattern. Sorry, I'm clueless about why your leaving. Tourists?

Jeanne said...

I think I see a wishbone inside the pink crochet ruffle, but I can't think what the item would be used for. Thank you for the opportunity to win your lovely pattern!

QuiltMargaret said...

I've done a lot of traditional cotton hand applique and would love to try wool applique with this pattern!

Michelle said...

I saw. Your post on fb and i Love This pattern. What a generous offer. I sure hope i win it. MERRY CHRISTMAS

paulette said...

I would guess that it is a thimble holder...so that when you aren't using the thimble you put it in the pouch so that you won't loose it...??
Thanks for the chance! LOVE THE STAR!!
Paulette

martha said...

I have no clue as to what the pink item was used for, answer should be interesting! Please let us know.

Me and My Stitches said...

What fun you've been having! Love that pin cushion! My mom always makes banana bread around the holidays - sounds sooo good. Loving Aunt Geneva and that you two are having so much fun, though I'm a little jealous that an 80 year old blind woman can paint better than me! LOL!! Maybe it's the wine that helps. I have no idea what the crocheted thing is - looks interesting. Totally love your pattern - another awesome design!

Synthia said...

When I was a girl (long ago) we always saved the breast bone (wishbone) of the chicken or turkey and dried it on the kitchen windowsill. They were supposed to bring good luck. Often the older ladies would crochet them into something like this thimble holder. It's adorable and I wish it was mine. :-)

Lori said...

I think I may have a guess on the crocheted item. I went to a wine and cheese tasting festival and many "connoisseurs" had a wine glass holder necklace on! It's hard to tell the size of it on the computer. I'm pretty sure you would't want to spill wine on that!
Looks like you are having a fun week. I'd love the chance to win the patterns. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

slrquilts said...

Love the pattern and would love to win one. Thanks for your generosity.

marie said...

Love your pattern, would love to win. Have no idea about the crochet item.

Gayle said...

How fun that you're able to spend time with your aunt - visiting is much nicer when you're hands are busy, right? Enjoy your trip to St. George - we were there last month and it's so nice...

Sandi said...

Several years ago I bought an old sewing case and amongst the items was a similar crochet item. I call it a thimble holder and I think it may be worn with over your wrist or like a collar. I'm going to have to dig mine out to see how big it is. It also has a wishbone as a base.

I love your little doll, she is lovely. Your oattern is also lovely thanks for giving us the opportunity of winning it.

Becky Yard said...

Love your pattern. Would love to win. I treasure the two quilts of yours that I made from classes of yours that I took. Can't wait to see you it the Panguitch Quiltwalk,

Michele said...

boy, it looks like it might be designed to hold a thimble. Who knows? Thank you for the chance to win your new pattern. Love it

Gale said...

Thanks for the giveaway. It is a beautiful pattern.

Mia's Cottage said...

Oh boy, oh boy, oh BOY... I would love to win this! Merry Christmas!!,
Donna

Joann Depeaux said...

I love this quilt! It looks like you girls are having lots of festivefun! Happy holidays, Joann D.

Anne said...

The crocheted item is very intriguing. Can't even begin to guess what it is.
Your new design is fabulous and whoever wins a pattern will be very lucky!

Anna said...

It looks to me like something you wear around your neck with a place for a shot glass! You painting projects are adorable. I miss St. George, what a great place to escape! Would love to add you BOM to my life!

Janice said...

Your patterns are beautiful and I would love to win the BOM giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Angela Armstrong said...

I love the star. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful BOM pattern. Angela

Heartsdesire said...

I think it's a rule, Crafting must be accompanied by wine. Not sure what the crocheted object is, looks like a thimble holder. Thanks for your wonderful pattern giveaway, it's a beauty.

Kathy Rajchel said...

I would love to win one of your patterns!! You are so talented!! Thanks so much for the chance!!!

Dee said...

Your pattern is amazing I love your patterns

Gloria said...

Believe it or not, I have seen something similar to your "crocheted thimble holder with wishbone stiffener" in an antique/vintage stuff store a couple of years ago when I was in either Virginia or West Virginia. If you search Google images using the words in quotation marks a whole host of them will appear!

Cathy Buel said...

What a beautiful pattern. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I wish I knew what the crocheted item is. It is definitely unique. Hugs

Linda said...

Love all your patterns and this one is no different~ Merry Christmas!!

Gill said...

I have no idea what the crochet item is and I don't know what the Salt Lake inversion is either!
I'd love to know!

tammik said...

Just found your site. Love the pattern! Geoff's Mom I will definately be making.

Colleen said...

Okay, I think it is a thimble holder too but how about wearing it around your neck to hold your Christmas candle at mass? Don't think you would want to light it or anything! But hey! You won't lose it this way :o) Thanks for the chance..Merry Christmas!

John Wells Family said...

Id.love to win

Pat in Texas said...

Would love to the patterns (who wouldn't?) My birthday is the 21st, not telling how many I've had. Hope it is my lucky day. Hoping to start one of the patterns I got from you at HIQF after New Years.