Sharing the Season

Just a couple of fun sites to share…

Quilting is Murder…

We will be a Killer Quilt Shop in the upcoming Quilting is Murder mystery
series. You can join in the fun by reading along and becoming a Quilt Detective, reading the story and watching for clues. As each mini-series unfolds in weekly chapters, you can collect clues and register to win quilting prizes. There are 18 “Killer Shops” all wondering who the killer is. The shops will be offering special deals and at the end of the series some lucky Quilt Detectives will be awarded Drop Dead prizes. Don’t worry, we will be dropping hints along the way.

The mystery starts in January but you can read about it now! Visit Quilting is Murder for more information.

For example, I posted a link to an article about Quilts of Valor showing them in use.  Click here, then click on autoplay.  I also posted a link to our page on the Conkerr Cancer site. Can you find your donation in that picture?

For example, Hanes is doing a Sock Drive! Visit http://www.facebook.com/hanes and click “Like” and they will donate a pair of socks to the Salvation Army.

Here are some awe-inspiring photos taken by the
Hubble telescope, http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/12/2010_hubble_space_telescope_ad.html.

I also shared a link for an Angel pattern, also free in exchange for helping a
family which needs some compassion during this season of giving: http://www.larkspurlanedesigns.blogspot.com/

And in that spirit, I gave everyone a free Potato Bag
pattern
 which makes a quick – and useful! – gift. Last, but not least, I
shared some unique gift ideas from FEMA:

If you love the three dimensional look of baby blocks but have been intimidated by the Y seams, try this method of making them using a 60 degree ruler.  View the tutorial here.

Until next time, I will leave you with these

Christmas Cookie Rules

  1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven, it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the test and thus calorie free.
  2. If you drink a diet soda after eating your second cookie, it also has nocalories because the diet soda cancels out the cookie calories.
  3. If a friend comes over while you’re making your Christmas cookies and needs to sample, you must sample with your friend. Because your friend’s first cookie is calories free, (rule #1) yours is also. It would be rude to let your friend sample alone and, being the friend that you are, that makes your cookie calorie free.
  4. Any cookie calories consumed while walking around will fall to your feet and eventually fall off as you move. This is due to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.
  5. Any calories consumed during the frosting of the Christmas cookies will beused up because it takes many calories to lick excess frosting from a knife without cutting your tongue.
  6. Cookies colored red or green have very few calories. Red ones have three andgreen ones have five – one calorie for each letter. Make more red ones!
  7. Cookies eaten while watching “Miracle on 34th Street” have no caloriesbecause they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one’s personal fuel.
  8. As always, cookie pieces contain no calories because the process of breaking causes calorie leakage.
  9. Any cookies consumed from someone else’s plate have no calories since thecalories Rightfully belong to the other person and will cling to their plate. We all know how calories like to CLING!
  10. Any cookies consumed while feeling stressed have no calories because cookies used for medicinal purposes NEVER have calories. It’s a rule!