Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Fun Day... the Giveaway (of Course)...I Win!... and Cards

Hi Everyone,

Are you ready to get your Summer wardrobe on? Check out this adorable skirt tutorial from Johanna on The Quilted Fish's blog


Anyone that had purchased from my shop before can tell you that I send a "Thank You" card with each order. It was getting a little expensive so while Joann had a sale on paper crafting stuff I stocked up on cards. Erin and I decided to decorate them yesterday. So the next few weeks you will be getting hand made cards by us :) Mine are terrible but if you get one of Erin's that is a treasure :)

The kitchen table at craft time

Some of Erin's cards

Some more of Erin's cards


Okay this is a very abbreviated short story of my life... If you don't want to hear it skip to the giveaway below... if you decide to read just remember it has a happy ending. About 11 yrs ago my ex-husband decided that he was in love with someone else and left me with a 2 yr old and nothing. Took all of the money out of the checking account the whole nine yards. Since he was in the Army all of our household goods followed him. Including my amazing never missed a stitch never needed repairs Viking sewing machine. For anyone that has been a sewer for any length of time you know there are just some machines you never want to be without. So the machine I loved my amazing Selectronic 6570 was lost forever. (he didn't do paperwork to keep the storage, free storage, so they took everything and auctioned it) There ensued the seemingly endless quest to find a machine that could ever match up to my old girl. None ever has. Cut to a year ago. I found two Machines on Ebay that were similar to my old one (one almost exact just a different color) so I bought them knowing they would take work to get going. I thought I would use parts from one to fix the other (this worked great) thanks to a father that was extremely mechanically oriented I had no worries about pulling the screws out and getting my hands dirty. These are all mechanical machines so no worries about electronics or anything. I took them apart fixed the best one with parts from the other. Just one thing I didn't feel comfortable doing myself (gear timing is scary) so I sent it off to the hospital this week. Thanks to Dr. Joe and the Electric hospital it is back. I am thrilled and excited and I have a perfect 1/4 inch seam again with no guess work. No skipped stitches no sideways sewing from motors that aren't tough enough to handle my pedal to the metal style. I am just so so happy. So I Win! I now have the best husband ever and the best sewing machine ever!



 On to the Giveaway... well of course it has to be Farm Fresh... this is an adorable collection so many possibilities. The winner this week will get a fat quarter pack of the green colorway (including the red gingham and red dots that are not here yet)


Imagine you see red gingham and red dots in the picture :)

Rules:

1. Go to the Coming Soon page and let me know which of the fabric lines you are most anxious to see in the shop. I added a ton yesterday (now just waiting for pics of Amy Butler's new line) so go check them out. Leave a comment letting me know what you like best.

The giveaway, as always, goes until midnight next Friday, July 22nd.

See ya tomorrow with the winners of the Terrain charm packs.

Talk soon.

142 comments:

Brooke said...

Ohhhhh girlfriend - we all seem to have some story and yours has a wonderful happy ending!!! You go girl!!!
Erin is a dream and so are you!!! Happy sewing ;0

Laura said...

I love the new pez but I think my favorite was Happiness By Kathy Davis.

Sasha said...

I'm loving the handmade cards!!! They look so cute!! I can't wait to see one in person!!

Your sewing machine looks indestructible!! WOW! The little rainbow of stitches on the top is super cute! hehehe!!

My mom left my dad when I was four and my brother was two. We left with nothing but a suitcase and one toy each. It makes me sad to hear that it happens to so many others, but I'm so happy that you are so happy now =D so yes, you win!!! big time!!!! =D Hugs!!!

I love so many of the fabrics you have coming in! You know I love Terrain, but Half Moon Modern also caught my eye!!

drmithome said...

Delighted by Quilted Fish.

Mini MNM's said...

I like the Half Moon by Moda! Thanks for the giveaway!

FML Crochet said...

My favorite is still Terrain. Can't wait to get some of it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I can't wait for Terrain!! It is just going to be so awesome!!!

Jenny said...

WOW, really sorry about your lost machine and everything involved with that. im so glad you have a wonderful machine now!

and a wonderful coming soon page!!
i will give you my most anticipated in order of most anticipated :)
Meet the Gang (id forgotten about this treasure of a fabric line!)
Pez
Outfoxed
Pez (!!!!)
half moon modern.

a realy super line up of fabrics coming!

LynCC said...

I'm so glad you have a happy ending!! I CANNOT BELIEVE anyone would do such a thing to their child even if they could to their spouse. :( What a loser. It had to have been a terrible trauma to go through, but I'm so glad you got the prize!

My favorite - Holy Smokes!! Such difficulty narrowing it down. Do I *really* have to make a final pick between Terrain and Flora?

Sincerely, Sara said...

Delighted by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake is CUTE!

Thanks for the chance to win.
mamaisaac09(at)gmail(dot)com

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I stayed with your story until the "Happily Ever After" ending and loved it. Good things happen to good people, and you are good people, sweetie.

Now, as for the "coming soon" selection...I don't know how anybody could NOT fall in love with Terrain by Kate Spain.

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

ElfRenee said...

Oooh, Outfoxed, definitely!

Jessica Manuel said...

I'm going to stick with Terrain, but Outfoxed and Domestic Bliss look really cute too!

Heather Nash said...

I love your sewing machine! It will definitely be treasured. My favorite line is definitely Terrain by Kate Spain. LOVE IT!

hnash10@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Those handmade cards are beautiful! Love them! And I'm so glad to hear the happy ending to your story - the machine looks fabulous!

I would have to say that my favorite "coming soon" lines are Terrain, Little Apples (which I now have, thanks to you :D -I'll be making something soon), Heirloom, and Happiness.

jednoiglec said...

I can't give only one collection from coming soon - it's just impossible!
I've got at least free: 1. Pear Tree, 2. Domestic Bliss and 3. Fairy Tale Friends:)

Caroline said...

Im glad its a good ending for you ! Im really looking forward to outfoxed and half moon, great lines!

Deb said...

Terrain is still at the top of my list of "what's coming". Glad you were able to find a machine that actually works, and that 1/4" seam is so important.

Lynn said...

ooh, i'm excited about meet the gang!
thanks

Debbie said...

I am looking forward to Little Apples by Aneela Hoey.

I still have a jelly roll of pips to go with it :)

Angela N. said...

OF COURSE i have to read on!! What a happy ending! Glad you got a real man and the machine!!

Out of your coming soon, im intrigued by the painted look of the Happiness collection, im looking forward to getting my hands on it!

Helen said...

Thanks for sharing your story - you're definitely better off without him! Congratulations on finding a marvellous machine - there'll be no stopping you now! My favourite is Karavan By Valori Wells - just my colours and patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane N said...

My favorite is Karavan By Valori Wells

SoSarahSews said...

I like Half Moon Modern and Pear Tree. And yay for you!

Tiffany said...

Still holding strong for Heirloom, def. my favorite on the coming soon page!

I'm glad your machine is back up and running but what a flippin' jerk of an ex-husband you have, yuck!

And I LOVE getting your thankyou cards and hand written note with each purchase :)

Emilie said...

That's a sad story, but with a great ending! I'm so glad for you that you now have a husband and a machine you can depend on!
My favorite upcoming fabric line is Meet The Gang By Marisa Haedike, but I am also excited about Lizzy House's new line. Any chance you can have solids in the shop? I love shopping with you, but that is often something I am needing and have to get elsewhere. Just a suggestion! As usual, thanks for the gieveaway!

Ella said...

Outfoxed! or Little Applies. Gah. I also love Terrain. *crosses fingers for the giveaway*

Kristy said...

Hands down Heirloom and in the Citrine colorway!!! LOVE!!!

Tania said...

So many to choose from. I really like the Meet The Gang By Marisa Haedike For Andover line. Thanks!

Sunnybec said...

Hi Hun, aww so glad you have had a happy ending, I always think everything happens for a reason. I love the colours in Farm Fresh. I still like Pear Tree and I like all three colours. Linda

If Toys Could Talk said...

I'm so glad your story has a happy ending! I love Little Apples, but all of them would make good choices! sleepachu at hotmail dot com

Laurel said...

oh, wow... great fabric! i am looking forward to "meet the gang." i can see my girls loving that!

Mommarock said...

Meet the Gang Bang is totally cute!! I love it!

Heather A said...

Oh, my Lord! I can't believe what you had to endure! I'm SO glad yours turned into a happy story because, after all, happiness is the best revenge. But still, there must have been some days ... oh my! Talk about stress. I'm glad those days are over for you.

I seem to be especially smitten with Taza by Dena Designs for Free Spirit Fabrics. July! That's NOW!

WandaFish said...

Love a happy ending, thanks for sharing! I have a couple of old Singers that need attention. I can't bear to get rid of them but I'm not mechanically minded.

Terrain, Outfoxed and Pear Tree are my top 3!
I also love the look of Meet the Gang and Pernilla's Journey. Gosh, I was hoping I wouldn't find anything to tempt me for a couple of months! I still haven't managed to get my Prince Charming fabrics yet and they're going fast.

Winona said...

Glad you got your dream machine again. I love, love the Farm Fresh line. I checked out the coming soon and also love the Delighted by the Quilted Fish for Riley Blake. Have a great day.

Stray Stitches said...

My favorite collection is due out in October and is called Outfoxed. So cute!

Congrats on finally getting the machine you have been missing forever. I would imagine it's almost like seeing an old friend again (even if it isn't the same one).

Talin's Corner said...

Don't you just love old mechanical sewing machines? They can never do anything wrong. No matter how many machines I try, there is nothing better than my old one stitch sewing machine.

Your story was touching and I am glad that, in the end, things worked out for you.

donnaleeq said...

I love Taza, really fun colors. HMMMMMM what shall I make.

Carol said...

I am loving Half Moon Modern by Moda! Hope I win and thanks for the chance!

heidiabc said...

I am sorry about your loss... the machine, not the ex-husband. That plain stinks, but I am so thrilled that you have you new loves in your life - sewing machine AND husband. A happy ending indeed!!

I've professed my love of Terrain and Lizzy... but was so thrilled this morning to see that you added the Pez prints from American Jane. So happy to see that you will be getting those!

And the handmade cards look great and will be appreciated all the more! You're the BEST!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You know I remember looking at those Viking machines eons ago. They were always a little out of my reach financially, so I sewed with my Singer until a friend gave me her old Kenmore. The Kenmore sewed like a champ for years. Glad you found your one (two?) true love. I think Little Apples is darling!

JanetK said...

Great story! Hear hear for happy endings!
The fabric choice is too hard - I guess Outfoxed. But Little Apples, Half Moon Modern, Terrain...yikes I need more time to move fabric out of stash into projects and make more room!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The line I am most anxious to see from the huge coming soon list is Fairy Tale Friends Pez Prints by American Jane For Moda!

Char said...

It's got to be Terrain by Kate Spain for me!

Maria said...

I am glad your story had a happy ending : }
You have great fabric coming to the shop but I am most excited about Little Apples by Aneela Hoey and Happiness By Kathy Davis.

aksherry said...

Can I say that I love them all??
I really like Delighted by the Quilted Fish!

Michelle @ Barabooboo said...

i LOVE THE OUTFOXED BY lIZZY hOUSE!

but also, Aneela Hoey's new line...

michelletripper(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Rachel said...

I am liking the terrain line by Kate Spain. (and am loving the farm fabrics!)

Jessica said...

Pear tree looks great!

manybooks said...

Yes, you are the winner, winner!! And I'm waiting anxiously for Terrain :)

Diane H said...

Last Christmas I got my first ever 'good' sewing machine - a Viking! I love it - it has changed my sewing/quilting life! Bless you for being such a sweetie to all of us and enjoy your machine! Oops, almost forgot. I really like the look of Flora By Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda.

Barb said...

Hooray on the sewing machine!! I am excited about 2 lines: Dena Designs' Taza and Valori Wells' Karavan.

Anonymous said...

Oh - love Meet the Gang...how cute is that?!?!
Thanks for your give away :)
Hayley
hayleyglen@optusnet.com.au

Patty D from NC said...

Lots of good new choices. I would pick terrain.

Tamie said...

Love your "pieced together" machine! Do I have to choose? I'm loving Taza and Half Moon Modern.

Anonymous said...

I really like "Half Moon Modern by Moda."

orders at youmansfamily dot com

Suzee said...

I love the penciltortoises in the Sherbet Pips!! sooo cute!!
You know the best things in life are after you tread through the muck.. I'm happy that your story is the happiest now!! And I totally want your sewing machine! ha. I might have to look on ebay now = ) HUGS TO YOU JULIE!!! we love ya!

Christine M said...

I'm glad your story has a happy ending. Love the colours on the machine. I love Terrain. They are not my normal colours but something about them really appeals. Thanks for the chance.

krisgray said...

Love the blue in the Terrain but I really like Flora.

Lisa Marie said...

Terrain has been on the top of my wish list since I first saw it!

Catskill Quilter said...

I went to Coming Soon (I follow directions!) and I tried to pick one. My first favorite is Delighted, but Little Apples is a close, close second. I absolutely LOVED the fact that you have been reunited with The One, the sewing machine of your dreams! I started out with a $60 Dressmaker and loved it dearly, passed it to my Mom who passed it to my daughter. Now I am in love with my Pfaff with dual feed.

Sallie said...

Terrain by Kate Spain is still my favorite coming soon fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Terrain by Kate Spain is absolutely my favorite coming soon :)

Ladybug said...

My current favorite is Terran by Kate Spain.

Treasuresofjoy said...

Delighted by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake
I need to go check out that skirt tutorial LOVE it!!

LisaT said...

I love the Flora line that you have coming in October - many very pretty fabrics in the bunch.

Im glad you found a new machine although gee, you cant always replace what you once had which is a bummer. Im glad things are working out for you now.

Calikisses said...

I'm really liking the Taza line by Free Spirit. Those cards are great and such a lovely handmade touch! And I am soooo jealous of your Viking sewing machine. Glad you got it working!

annmarie said...

i love the Karavan collection by Valori Wells but the Fairy Tale Pez Prints are awesome -soooo many possiblities! Thanks for the chance to win some cute, cute, cute Farm Fresh fabrics!

WoolenSails said...

I used to send cards with my orders, then I got lazy;)
I usually add a little something when I can.

I love Meet the Gang, that is so fun and fun and I also like Happiness, really beautiful prints.

Debbie

Marcia W. said...

There are several coming soon collections that I like - mainly the colors and stylized floral designs. Coming in July - Taza by Dena Designs for Free Spirit Fabrics
and
Coming in September - Terrain by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics
Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I also follow your blog.

~The Bargain Babe said...

Half Moon Modern is probably my fave upcoming line. You have a lot of great fabrics on the way though!

Snoodles said...

I'm so glad that the bad chapter is over, and the rest of your story is a happy one! Yay! You got your machine you love!! And I can't wait to get one of the cards, either yours or Erin's! Something else I can't wait for....Terrain!!! LOL
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Glenys said...

I like the Little Apples and Meet The Gang.

Jennifer W. said...

I think Terrain by Kate Spain is what I am most looking forward to! The colours are gorgeous!

Jo said...

Wow lots of great stuff comming in! I really like Delighted! Thanks for the giveaway

N. Perez said...

I'm going to have to say Power Pop By Jenean Morrison. There was lots of nice ones but a choice had to be made :)
Thank you for the lovely giveaway...
naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

Jen said...

So glad you got a great machine! Every girl needs one :) I really can't wait for Terrain. And I know I'm not alone! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Nadilah Sungkar said...

I like little apples and Terrain.

Jenelle said...

I am really excited about Pernilla's Journey and Heirloom. I actually received a few yards of Pernilla's Journey from Tina Givens (as a blog giveaway) and it is amazing in person! I can't wait to get a few more prints to put together a quilt.

Pam said...

That Halfmoon by Moda is really nice. All of the fabric you carry are great. This is just kind of different and I do like it a lot.

deserae said...

I am so excited for Terrain!

hueisei said...

Thanks for sharing your past story.. Glad for you to have happy ending... Life goes on, never give up!!

Well, I loves Little Apples :)
Thanks for the chance to win the fabrics.....

Janet said...

Terrain, by Kate Spain. It makes me swoon, and howl at the moon.
Thanks for sharing your story and how thrilling that you have your machine back again.

SewCalGal said...

Fun post. I'm looking forward to playing with Terrain.

As I spotted that you also play with Mod Podge, I'd like to hear more on how you use it and inspirational ideas.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

AlyceB said...

Aw, yay for happy endings!

I'm eyeing off the Delighted by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake collection!

Jen B said...

I really like Flora. The damask just calls to me!

gill said...

I know exactly what you mean about Viking sewing machines I have 2!!
I'm looking forward to Aneela's Little Apples!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

"God bless the broken road that led you" to your awesome hubby and new sewing machine!! Yay!
And Pear Tree is calling to me. It just looks so "quilty"!

Rachelle said...

Terrain by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics would have to be my favourite. Glad you managed to get a good sewing machine to help make up for the one that left.

diane said...

Oh, Meet the Gang for sure is my fav. I'm glad your story turned out with a happy ending. Yeah!

Lee said...

A happy ending is wonderful and I do not blame you for searching for the Viking Selectronic - that is what I use (she is red) and I love her! I also the the Little Apples coming out in Sept! thanks for taking the time to make handmade cards and for the lovely giveaway.

Alli said...

Yay for your happy ending! Your new Viking is so retro pretty. :)

Gahhh, Outfoxed, Meet the Gang, and Pez Prints all are exciting!

Peach Rainbow said...

Happy to read your happy ending :D

I love the Delighted by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake!

Christine said...

I like Terrain by Kate Sprain for Moda. The colors are so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway and for the happy ending!

jmniffer said...

I am glad your story has a happy ending!

I like Terrain and Pear the best (so far!). Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

pamm5 said...

I love Little Apples. Farm fresh is wonderful. Hope I can win it.

UBee said...

Wow, I had no idea. I am so sorry for all that you have been through. It must have been very hard, but now the Lord has blessed you greatly. Your new hubs seems wonderful, you have a lovely shop, and your favorite machine back! I am so happy for you! What a great story your life is!!! That is great hope for anyone else having a rough time right now. I am so glad you shared it.

As for the fabrics...I think with that many choices of lovely fabric, it is very hard to choose one! I really can't decide which is my absolute fave, so I guess I will just pick the one that I really like that is closest to coming out, which would be Little Apples.

May God continue to bless you, Julie!

Tiffany said...

I didn't even know Lizzy House had a new line coming out! (I feel silly.) Outfoxed looks so fun!
I'm glad you got "your" machine back. It looks like a good one!

James-Linda said...

NEAT CARDS!
I REALLY LIKE 'LITTLE APPLES'!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Kathleen C. said...

I love the colors and designs in Taza, and also am drawn to Pear.

My heart dropped when I read your story about your sewing machine; I imagined how difficult things must have been for you at that time. But how wonderful that you now have a happy life..and a great sewing machine.
Thanks for another lovely giveaway.

KatieQ said...

I love happy endings. I just wish people didn't have to go through so much heart ache to get there.
Pear Tree looks like it could be my new favorite.

Sharon Pernes said...

While I am looking forward to many that you have listed I am most looking forward to Pear Tree.

Jeanne said...

I think I love them all but hands down I in really in love with Outfoxed. That is such a sad story about your sewing machine. I've sorta been there, done that too. And they wonder why women should not be allowed around 10" knives and garbage disposals! But in the end you are a double winner so congratulations and many happy hours of sewing on your Viking!!! Thanks

Binks said...

I can't wait for the Pear Tree and Meet the Gang line to come out. I still have so much time to wait... argh.

covering said...

I still love Pear Tree and I saw 2 I have not seen before, Taza and Half Moon Modern, both have great colors and patterns. Thanks for sharing a little Farm with us.

-annabelle :)

Mimi said...

Well, well, well.... I thought that I was most looking forward to Terrain but now I have another top favorite and it is Delighted!!

Fran said...

I really love Terrain best of all. Thanks for sharing your life story, I'm so glad you got not one but two happy endings!

Linda V said...

I loved reading the sewing machine story! So you like this "old" sewing machine better than any new ones you have? As far as the coming soon fabrics, I also, love Terrain! The colors are fantastic!

Melanie said...

I cannot decide between the Flora and Taza lines. They are both so gorgeous and fill my mind with all kinds of ideas!
kmrel4@gmail.com

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I'm really looking forward to Delighted by the Quilted Fish! THANKS for the chance at those beautiful prints!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Johanna said...

Julie, thank you for sharing my tutorial and your wonderful story. I may have cried just a little bit :)
Such an inspiring story!
You are one lucky girl to have the best husband and the best sewing machine ever! What else do we need ^^

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am excited about Pear Tree coming in October. That looks like it will be a beautiful line. Thanks for sharing your great story about your machine...I love happy endings.

epban said...

Looking forward to Outfoxed!

robin said...

Wow - Farm Fresh is so cute! My favorite in Coming Soon! is Terrain! :)

Becky said...

this would make such a cute purse. I am loving Terrain

KOcanQuilt said...

I love Happiness by Kathy Davis. This must be the Kathy Davis that does my favorite greeting cards?

Lindsay said...

I can't wait for Outfoxed from Lizzy House! Congrats on your machine :)

Jennifer said...

The Pear Tree will be awesome!

Jennifer Joshua said...

Love the Taza by Dena Designs for Free Spirit Fabrics

Natasha said...

Oh I want that fabric. I love it!

The fabric in the coming soon that I like...hmmmmm

Delighted by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake
and
Power Pop By Jenean Morrison

Melissa said...

Wow!!! I am loving Delighted, Terrain and Domestic Bliss enough to drool:) Thanks for offering the chance to win some fantastic fabrics in my favorite color scheme!!!

I am glad that your life has turned around for you and you have found someone worthy of you:) Loving your new "baby."

Amanda said...

I like the Outfoxed the best!!

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

I love Heirloom and anything by Joel Dewberry, but then there is Terrain by Kate Spain that I love too, and then the Lizzy House is always nice and I can't wait to see more of Outfoxed.

awyoung said...

I really like Delighted by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake. So many other great designs!! Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy Monday to all! Amy

corina said...

Terrain is my favorite! I just love the colors.

Vesuviusmama said...

Flora by Lauren and Jessi Jung looks so romantic!

Melody said...

So much gorgeous fabric. I adore Delighted by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake. Love the giveaway range too.

Julie said...

Love the Half Moon Modern!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Julie

supermom said...

Delighted by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake

Though it was tough to pick between that and Little Apples.

Thanks for the chance to win the bundle of those fun fabrics... love them in that green colour way.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Kathy H said...

I am looking forward to Terrain. Just love it.

Cecilia said...

I'm looking forward to Terrain and Little Apples. I couldn't pick just one! :) I'm glad things have worked out for you! Thanks for the giveaway.

Delegado & Sub-delegada da Turma D said...

I love Delight by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake.It was a difficult choice as the fabric lines are all so beautiful.
Thanks for the chance.

Cass said...

Love several of them but my fave is probably the butterfly print in the Half Moon Modern by Moda line.

Marsha said...

Since Oct is my favorite month I love the Flora By Lauren and Jessi Jung Moda

Marsha
ivegonequilting.blogspot.com

Jennifer Altman said...

I love Heirloom and Pernilla's Journey. I am looking forward to their arrival on Friday! I am glad your story had a happy ending, although I am sorry you had to go through the bad stuff.

karamino said...

I love the Meet The Gang By Marisa Haedike For Andover

Carla said...

Flora is sooo pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kira said...

I still love Terrain.

Sometimes very difficult things happen in life. Difficult is an understatement for all that cannot truly be defined. But if, somehow, we keep moving forward, the sun shines brighter than before. Congratulations on your sunshine.

Nancy D. said...

Happiness By Kathy Davis is one I'd like to see more of. Delighted by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake is another I'm sure I can find useful. Thanks for the giveaway!

PhoebeP said...

A modern fairy tale ending! Just shows good guys do win.
My favourite is Outfoxed - love those purples.
Ashton a@Hotmail.com

Paula said...

I'm glad your story had an happy ending :)
My favorite is Little Apples; so cute!
Thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com