Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Busy Weekend and a GIVEAWAY!!


I had a very fun and busy weekend. My sister and her 2 grown children came to visit. We barely slept all weekend and we did a 5K on Saturday morning. By Sunday night.. I was pooped.

Saturday night after a little Just Dance competition on the xbox with all the kids, we sat down to sew.

My sister wanted some more of these iphone/ipad/ipod holders. And actually, they can be used for any phone or tablet.

The pattern is from HERE.



The pattern says to fill them with rice - However, I usually fill them with crushed walnuts. I like they way they feel. 

BUT, my sister really wanted them to be washable. So we filled them with those poly pellets that are used for stuffed animals. They are more spendy than the crushed walnuts but are definitely washable. 


I'm in love with the argyle fabric!



And finally.. I got my package of advanced copies of the newest 100 Blocks Magazine this past weekend as well.

It's great and full of inspiration so I'm giving one away!!!


All you need to do is leave me a comment. Just tell me what you would like for Mother's Day.. or what you have planned for yourself.

Giveaway will end Thursday noonish..

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59 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Would love a copy of the magazine Heidi! Our annual Mother's Day tradition is to complete the 5K Race for the Cure at Mall of America with my kids and grandkids and then brunch.

Maria said...

Thanks for the pattern Heidi iPod/iPhone chair but the link didn't open :(

Oh would be fabulous to own this new 100 blocks book. thanks for the chance to win it.....

Oh Heidi is it FNSI this week?????

Maria said...

Yeh!!! Link opened thanks Heidi....

Linda said...

HOW NICE! LOVE TO OWN A COPY!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Joyce said...

Would love to have a copy....for Mother's Day, I just want a day to sew...guilt free!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Great giveaway! We don't have anything special planned this year for Mother's Day yet... with our snow it seems like May is a long way away.

Karen said...

O I would love to win this. It has already been Mother's Day here in uk, and I had breakfast in bed! Thanks for the giveaway.

tpott said...

Of course anything quilt related would be on the top of my list. My real mothers day is on my son's birthday, it still beats out any other day of my life as the BEST! I've had the most enjoyable gift everyday for the last 13 + years, it only gets better. Well, until the day I had to look up at him! ;->

Enjoy your Mother's Day, ;-> Toni Anne

marie said...

On Mother's Day to be with family and special friends having a relaxing day, good food, and a little stitching time. Would love a copy of the magazine, got some birthday blocks to make and this would be perfect.

Vicky K said...

I have made the same holder based on the same tutorial. I gave it away as to my son's teacher. I've now bought more rice to make 3 more.
I will be heading home to Canada from the Home Machine Quilt Show held in Salt Lake City on Mother's Day. A friend and I taking a week and are driving down. Am very excited!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

Mother's Day is a busy day on the farm.
The men are always in the field planting crops.
This year they will be putting in long hours with the weather this spring. I go to a local deli to pick up chicken, potato salad, and all to go with it. including paper plates. I take it to the field where we all gather for a picnic! No cooking or dishes.

Thank you for your give away!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

This post was timely! My husband got me a nexus 7 to use when sewing and cooking but I need to prop it up somehow. Now I will need to make one of these! Thanks!

For Mother's Day, I just want to be taken care of. No chores, just relaxing time with my family.

Nina said...

For Mother's Day, I'd love to have all the kids home for dinner. However,they're scattered and it's hard enough to get together for a big holiday. We'll be getting our chicks just a couple of days later, so in reality, I'll probably be cleaning and setting up the chick pen and grow lights for part of the day :)

Carin Aschan said...

I would love to win one of those magazines!
For Mother's day I would love to get breakfast in bed! :-)

barbara woods said...

i would love to have this! i love making blocks, thanks

Gill said...

Great giveaway! I hope I can join in from England?? we had Mothers' Day in March and my gift was perfect - all my children at home!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

My guys always surprise me with some hanging baskets. Since I love looking out the window and seeing flowers, it is the perfect gift. Thanks so much for the chance!

paulette said...

I would LOVE to receive a rose bush or two! My rose garden is looking pathetic and some new bushes would sure perk it up!!
Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful magazine!!
Paulette

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Just a nice quiet day is good for me.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Awesome give away I would love to be included. For Mother's day I would love - a clean house that I didn't have to clean!! :)

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Nada programado por aqui,mas gostaria de ganhar o seu prĂªmio.Obrigada.

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apple blossom said...

flowers are always nice

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Kindred Quilts said...

Thanks for the link to the pod holder pattern... great gift idea! Mother's Day usually involves an outdoor barbeque with the family... and maybe a trip to my favorite greenhouse!

heleen said...

I would love a quiet Sunday without any rows from the teens.

M-R Charbonneau said...

I will be going to our local quilt show and enjoying the quilts and the Merchant's Mall. :) Thanks for the giveaway! Those iPod stands are awesome!

Margaret said...

I would love for my daughter to come to her senses and leave her abusive boyfriend and move back home. That would be the most awesome gift for Mother's Day.

Jennifer Rutherford said...

I would love for my older son to grow up and get his life together. That would be the best Mother's Day gift ever!

Fiesta said...

I am so looking forward to having lunch with my 2 grown kids. Lunch and some yummy dessert.

Michele said...

Thanks for the great link! I'll definitely be making these for my teen boys! I always appreciate a sewing project I can do for them! For Mother's Day we will be going out to a nice brunch on the ocean :-) I look forward to the next Friday Night Sew In :-)

Sinta Renee said...

Those Iphone holders are really cute... aside from being very useful. Mother's Day for me is best when we are all together and enjoying each other... at home or at the lake.

shez said...

Hello Heidi what a lovely giveaway,for mother's day i would like all the family together so we can laugh and watch the grandies running around having fun,hope you have a lovely mother's day as well Heidi.xx

Andee said...

I would love to get my act together and start eating right! :)

Christine M said...

I'll be spending Mother's Day watching my three boys play football. With a bit of luck, we'll have three wins! Hopefully, I'll get breakfast in bed before we head off for the day! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Wendy B said...

I love those 100 blocks mags and have collected each one....such inspiration in them!!!!....Mother's Day???.....hmmmm......I think taking my mother in law (who is also considered my mum since mine passed away)to lunch and sharing the day with her would be perfect!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Deanna said...

I would LOVE a 100-blocks publication. Maybe I'll even submit a design someday. In the meantime, I have no idea what Mother's Day plans are. I AM the mother, and that is someone else's job to plan, or not. Either way is OK with me.

manybooks said...

Super cute - thanks for linking to the tutorial! And thank you for the giveaway chance. I LOVE that publication!

Dresden Quilter said...

I would love some tulips for Mother's Day. Thanks for the giveaway.

Helen said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win one of your magazines!!

For Mother's Day this year, I'd love to have all the family...2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 6 grandchildren to my home or to meet up for a picnic at a nearby park. (We've done this many times and it's great fun if the weather cooperates.)

Just being with the kids and grandkids makes the day super-special for me.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a sweet giveaway! I'd love to leaf through one of those magazines and dream about quilts to make.

I bought myself two fancy hummingbird feeders today so I think I'm set for mother's day.

cherylj said...

What great looking magazines! I just got a new sewing machine for my anniversary so maybe some fabric to go with it for Mother's Day :)

wish2stitch said...

What a clever idea. I've never seen them before. Cute fabrics too.

Jacque Dunn said...

I would love to win the magazine. I have never owned one before. For Mothers Day I want a new bird bath for my feathered friends.

Anthea said...

What I would like for Mother's Day... is to NOT organise my own day, I would love my husband to plan, or cook, or do, or whatever so that I don't have to!!
I look forward to the next FNSI...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love these magazines! Mother's Day is hard. My hub and I have both lost our own Mom's, and we have always celebrated with them. I'd just enjoy a quiet day. thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Oh how I"d love to spend Mother's Day in my sewing room - ALL DAY!!!

Yvonne said...

Cute iPad/iPhone holders. Think I will add that to my to do list. Love your blog, thanks for a chance to win the new 100 blocks magazine. Yvonne

Kathy H said...

Cute phone holders. Very good idea. I am hoping to get a family portrait done for mothers' day. With grown children, it is hard to get everone together at the same time.

Gwen said...

For Mother's Day...I would love to have a day to just do whatever I'd like (reading, quilting, playing piano,etc.) with someone preparing all my meals, bringing them to me and then taking away the dirty dishes and washing them. It sure is fun to dream, anyway!

Narelle said...

A copy of the new magazine for my Mother's Day would be just perfect.
I'd be happy with some 'me' time to be honest...it's been such a busy April :)

katherine said...

i am looking forward to having everyone home and lance cooking tea like he always does. Such a lovely restful day and i wouldn't mind if it rained a bit too

Cynthia said...

I always enjoy a meal with my sons. The younger is a chef and has to cook for other mothers, so our elder son usually takes us to eat there. At least he comes out of the kitchen to sit and visit for a bit. And oh, I do love me some flowers :-)

Cheryll said...

Ohhhh UNlucky me... I'm too late! Oh well... good luck for someone! :)

nessa said...

Every year (since 2007) my MIL and I go to a weekend Quilt Retreat for Mother's Day. We have a blast, we meet/re-meet some fabulous mom/daughter combos, do some shopping and thrifting and, oh, a BIT of sewing LOL!

Hope you have a great Mother's Day!

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Donna Phelps said...

Heidi, I have so much fabric now that I wish someone would buy it all and then....I would only buy enough for one project at a time (yeah,right...). Nice thought though.That would be my Mother's Day wish.

gale said...

Love the iphone holders but wow, walnut shells are everywhere anymore!! I thought it was just pincushions. Scary, as my dd is allergic. I hate to think about what unexpected places she would encounter them when she's out on her own. thankfully she carries epinephrine everywhere she goes but we celebrate each time we throw them away unused.

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