January 30, 2011

The Fantastic One World One Heart 2011 Giveaway!!

Welcome Friends to the One World One Heart 2011 Blog Event of the Year! This is the 5th and final year of this Fantastic Blog Giveaway Party! Last year there were 900 Wonderful Bloggers giving away the most Delightful gifts to their visitors as a way of getting to know other bloggers from around the World! I have loved being a part of this Fabulous Event which is hosted by the Lovely, Talented Artist Lisa of A Whimsical Bohemian. If you click on the link you will be Magically transported bloggers around the world offering fine gifts for you! All you need to do is leave a comment on our blogs. The drawings for this Event will be on February 17, 2011. Below is my gift to you!

Handmade Clothespin Bag
My name is Sharon and I love PINK Roses and I love to SEW. I make Rag Quilts, and Tabletoppers, Clothespin Bags, Pot holders, and Pillows, which I list for sale on my Ebay site. I am a fabric-a-holic and always thinking of new ideas for one of a kind creations. For this Special One World One Heart I have for you a Darling Pink Rose (of course) Clothespin Bag With Bows and Vintage Pink Glass Buttons! A Cute Pink hanger compliments the Bag. Now...if you don't hang clothes outside, you can use this little bag in many other ways...Lingerie or Nylon Keeper, Plastic Bags would fit in nicely too. One lady that I made one for just hung it as a decoration in her laundry room! Cute, right? So all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win this cutie pie! Thanks for stopping by, it is a pleasure to Welcome you to Sharons Cottage Quilts.

A close-up of the front of the Clothespin bag. I just love pink and green together! Don't You? Many blessings to you, and don't forget to stop by the other many OWOH Giveaway Blogs.

January 28, 2011

WAAAAAA!!! I'm Sick & The E-Coli Lady.....

Good Morning Friends! First off, I know that many of you have had the flu this year...I'm sorry, I feel for you! I had a bad night last night-no sleep and lots of body aches. Yuck! I know, I know what a big ol' baby I am! I admit it. I have been so blessed in my life with good health that I have no cause to complain. Okay....I'm done!
One World One Heart will begin soon, and I hope that I am done with my project for it. I have about 18 things I'm working on at once--that's one of them. I love OWOH and this will be the last year for it.
Okay...I like to keep things cheerful and sweet on my blog, but I have to mention this-Have you ever received one of those Walmart emails? You know the ones...with people dressed in goofy, wierd and sometimes really awful ways? Well, I received one the other day and one of the images has just BURNED into my BRAIN! This young lady has her baby laying down in a shopping cart, right next to her car, and the car door is open. She is changing a poopy diaper right in the big part of the shopping cart!!!! Where someone else would place their groceries!! Oh man, is that enough to send a germaphobe over the edge or WHAT? Geez, I'm never going to open a Walmart email again. Please Lord let the image go away! (smiling) and Lady if your out there and just happen to stop by my blog.......Don't do that again...I'm beggin' ya! Wow! I feel much better after the Rant...thank you!
I hope that you all have a wonderful and safe weekend....and if you're shopping this weekend, bring a large tarp with you to cover the shopping cart COMPLETELY! Ha!! Hugs~

January 23, 2011

SnowFlakes, Sleeves, & A Limited Attention Span!

New Black and White Rag Quilt...Hey actually finished something!
I painted this old cheesebox and added some snowflakes!!

Hanging tabletopper (don't look at the empty shelf...another project for another day)

Hello friends out there in Blogland! Good Lord, I've been up since 4:00am this morning and I've been a whirlwind of free motion! I began by starting the dishwasher after breakfast, then sorted and began a load of clothes...Good start, right? I decided that vacuuming was in order (it's been awhile), so I brought out the vacuum, plugged it into the wall and took about 3 swipes. I thought I had better move some floor decorations and when I did, I found some beautiful peacock feathers that I had forgotten about! Yipee! Then I remembered that I had an old clay urn that needed an arrangement! So I worked on the peacock feather, pine needle (and other organic matter) arrangement until it was just the way I pictured it in my mind! Voila! As I was putting the arrangement on the table I noticed that I didn't like the way the quilt tabletopper looked with the arrangement so I removed the tablecloth, folded it up for storage. Then as I was walking back to admire my new floral creation, I noticed a BIG BARE WHITE WALL! Oh my GOSH! The perfect place for my tabletopper! So I got the tabletopper back out of storage....ironed it, and looked up on the internet how to hang a quilt. A Sleeve?? Okay, I can do that, and I did. I hung the little piece on the Giant White Wall! Very pleased with myself, I now have to redo the shelf...another project for later. I sat down to have some lunch, unload and reload the dishwasher. After lunch I walked into the living room and tripped over the vacuum! I realized then that it had been sitting there for 6 hours!! Six!! Holy Moly....Okay, so here's my question for the day:

Is anyone else out there as empty of concentration as I am????

Love you all!!

P.S. At this writing..... the vacuum is still sitting in the livingroom, and I am totally exhausted!....

January 21, 2011

After A Long Hiatus......

A Basketweave Wrap I am working on and new Yarn!!
A Winter Wonderland...
Awaiting Spring
Hello Friends~Wow! I have never EVER taken this long off from Blogging...ever! But I needed a little break, and I had a Wonderful Holiday Season with my family, now I am thrilled to be back with you! We are enjoying (smiling) -7 degree weather right now. Yikes, It hurts my face! But we have really had a very mild winter this year, so I guess it's our turn. The snow pictures are out in our front yard.
Exciting news! Herrshners had a big sale, I got 10 skeins of pink merino wool!!! yarn for 1.99 a skein! I'm so happy. So I am knitting a basketweave wrap and it's coming along beautifully. Knitting is such a wonderful winter hobby. I love the warm wrap trailing down my legs as I knit. And it is yummy soft!
I have been reading your blogs so as not to get too far behind, perhaps some of you knew I was there!
I hope that you all had a fabulous holiday, that you are blessed in the coming year, and that you keep warm throughout this winter season. See you tomorrow!! Hugs~