November 27, 2022

I’m Back! With A Gift-Away!

I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!
I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!

Two girls hit Ormond beach for a Saturday morning walk….the first time I had seen the ocean what feels like forever.
I know it’s been at least 3 years.  But it’s longer than that – probably the last time was November of 2019 when I went with a Craftours group to Germany.
But that wasn’t even a walk on the beach – it was a fly over the ocean – so does that really count?
At any rate – I AM HOME!
And I had a most wonderful greatly needed little break with my friend.  More on that to come over the next little while!
It’s Thanksgiving week.  Our Chilhowie Mystery goes live this week.  And I’ve got several day’s worth of things for you to watch for when it comes to great deals on stuff you want to add to your Christmas list.
First up is something super cute and great for gift-giving!
I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!
These cute little boxes  are great for so many things.
I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!
I showcased these earlier this year and there is a NEW Happy Pup box for the dog lovers amongst us!
Summit St Boxes are a cute and clever way to store and organize all sorts of items. They hold 6-1/2in quilt squares perfectly! 
They are also great for holding quilting, sewing, knitting, and scrapbooking supplies. Snacks, make up, toiletries, jewelry, and trinkets too. 
Put some goodies inside and give as a gift! Pack up and take to a retreat! Boxes feature nice smooth edges and a super cute design on the lid. 

  • Made of: Plastic
  • Use: Storage and Organization
  • Size: 7in x 7in x 1-1/2in Tall
  • Summit St Shop is in Wenbberville, Michigan!  Are you within driving distance?
    They’ve spent the last year and a half renovating a historic church building into a storefront and opened to the public on August 9th. 
    Summit St Shop carries quilting fabric, of course – but also decor, gifts and more!
    And yes, you can order online. Summit St Boxes are currently on sale as well, and there is free shipping on orders over $75.00 within the USA.
    I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!

    When discussing how we would do this Gift-Away, we decided to offer up a CHOICE of either the Kitty Box or the Puppy Box to two lucky winners! 
    We’ll draw for our winners on Wednesday, 11/30/22.

    Winners must have prize shipped to a USA address.  If you are outside of the USA, we can send it to a friend within the USA who can then forward it on to you.
    I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!
    I love my Summit St Boxes and use them all the time for sewing notions, block parts and units, bobbins, and more!  Good luck, everyone!
    And NOW back to some Florida!
    I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!
    This was me on Hwy 421 leaving the Blue Ridge Mountains behind.  I headed toward I-77 which would take me through North Carolina into South Carolina to pick up I-95 and head into Georgia and on south to Florida. 
    I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!
    Just in time to hit rush hour traffic in Charlotte, NC!

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    Crossing bridges in Jacksonville!

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    Our first attempt at beach access brought us here.
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    But the sound of the surf is so calming!

    I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!
    There was just this much cloud cover which made for interesting photos.

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    I love this one!

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    And this one.
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    And past the pylons…
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    While walking along the beach, I always imagine what it would be like to live in a house like this – 
    And I always end up at the same realization.  I don’t want a bunch of strangers walking past my windows on a daily basis.  LOL!  But one can dream!
    You’ll notice that the house far left has a retaining wall that stopped a lot of the erosion from the hurricanes.  The other house did not.

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    This one also – lost quite a bit of their back yard.

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    This retaining wall held.
    No.  I don’t think I want to live on the beach.  But it was great for a visit!

    I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!

    Another favorite photo I took – this guy just out there all by his lonesome – not bothered by our presence at all.
    I love the reflection of the sky on the water – how the light glows both on the sky, and where the water has come up on the sand.
    We crammed a lot of EVERYTHING into the 3 days I was there, including the quilting of two quilts and a whole lot of instruction on the Intelliquilter system.
    You guys.  It’s SO DIFFERENT.  There is going to be a huge learning curve for me, but I think I’m’ up to it.  And knowing I have a friend who can point me in the right direction when I have a question makes me feel like I CAN do it.  I’m so grateful for the time we had together!
    There is so much to be done here in the next few days. 
    I need to pick up the slack and get all of the orders out that came in while I was gone.  I need to finish writing Part One of Chilhowie!
    And Thanksgiving is in two days.
    Today I get my bearings and move forward.
    We’ve got this, right?

    I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!
    Sale is good through 11/23/22 (Thanksgiving Eve) so hurry and save!
    And if you already have this quilt started as a UFO – maybe now is the time to pull it back out and finish it up!  I’d love to see your finishes.
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    Here’s my Pine Tree Point runner in blues!

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    How is yours coming along??

    (I don’t care how gorgeous this photo is – I WANT SPRING!)

    I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!

    Quiltville Quote of the Day –
    To live in the midst of fear is an act of courage.
    And friends can help us through!
    I thought this one was perfect for today.
    Thanks again for everything, Terry!
    Have a terrific Tuesday, everyone!
    I'm Back! With A Gift-Away!