May 6, 2021

Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)

Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)
Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)
This has been my day since 7:30 this morning!
The post is going live a bit later than normal – simply because sometimes LIFE just gets in the way.
The good news is – that text coming in last evening that said “between 8an and 5pm tomorrow” (Don’t you hate those huge windows – it makes it impossible to plan your own day!) turned out that we were the first appointment of the day today.
I got a text at 7:30 am this morning just as I was heading to the laptop to write today’s post that he would be there within the 1/2 hour.
which meant – blog writing got set aside and I hopped into the van and headed on over.
Nice guy by the name of Austin pulled in, examined the fridge, pulling out a number of testers and probes, meters and tools –
Again, the good news is – we found the bad part.  The bad news is – the part has to be ordered so we are still without an ice maker, but bagged ice works well, and we can fill the ice drawer with the bagged ice and still use the dispenser.
We will suffer through!
The plan was to write the blog from the QPO studio after the fridge guy left – but the internet was abysmal even after resetting the modem, so I found myself driving back home where my cell data is much better than any available internet. (No phone connection without wifi at the QPO)
Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)
I took this photos of the lazy cows yesterday afternoon.
It seems that cattle hunkering down means they are expecting rain.  While we had a bit of drizzle and wind, it never got that bad.
I just thought this was such a serene scene that I did a little video yesterday afternoon.  Click to Play:


I just love them!

The pouring rain never happened – this morning the sky is crystal blue and the sun is shining brightly. 

Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)

These pretties are blooming on the west side of the house –

Periwinkle blue is my favorite color!

The Quilters of the Night did arrive yesterday afternoon – and are filling the inn with creativity and laughter.

We’ve even got a bread baker in the house who is starting up a batch of dough this morning to rise until afternoon – there will be fresh bread baking smells and yumminess filling the halls!

I love that the house will be full for Mother’s Day weekend.  The ladies are spending their Mother’s Day just how they want to, with friends, fabric, food and fun.

Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)
My Mother’s Day honey-do gift!
New lights above the cutting tables!
These were installed this week and I am just thrilled with the amount of light they provide over our cutting surfaces.  Thank you Hubster!
I love the slim line look – they are LED and from Lowes.
Some other Mother’s Day fun!
Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)
Treat yourself to a SewPad for Mother’s Day!
If you have been wanting a SewPad but were waiting for the next FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING (Within the USA) offer – this is it!
SewPad™ is filled with a thick cushion of proprietary viscoelastic polymer gel– the same stuff used in surgical mats and wheelchair pads.
Unlike foam (memory foam or otherwise) gel doesn’t bottom-out and it provides comfort and support by diffusing and distributing pressure.
Upholstered in a plush layer of AirFlex™ fabric, SewPad™ helps your backside stay cool while the no-slip bottom keeps it from sliding around in your chair. 
SewPad™ was designed for quilters and crafters, but we think you’ll find other uses as well.
Church. Stadium seats, in the car and anywhere else that you might expect to be sitting for a good while.
Being comfortable is a wonderful thing!
Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)


Made in the USA! YAY!
Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)

This thing is thick and heavy!
In fact, I plopped it right down on my postal scale because I was curious – and it weighs in at 4 1/2 lbs of ultimate seating comfort!
Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)
The back side is grippy for no slippy!

Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)
Right on top of my sewing chair it goes.
I can sew happily for hours in comfort.  This thing goes where I go, to wherever I sew. It can even go to basketball games with me for bleacher seating (when that opens up again!) or on long car rides.

Our SewPad  Valentine’s Day Sale kicks off today May 6, 2021 and run thru Midnight Monday May 10th with FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING using Coupon Code MOMDAY at checkout.

That’s MOMday with an M, not Monday with an N!

Your hips, your back, and YOU deserve to sew in comfort with a SewPad!

And while we are appreciating the moms – I’m also throwing in an IronEZ Gift-Away!

Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)
I received a message from the folks at IronEz and there are some new spray bottles on the block!  They are allowing us to choose THREE lucky winners this go round – One with the original bottle and one with the mister bottle and a third winner for two pack of mister bottles. 
Have you seen the new mister bottles? They are all the rage – with good reason!
Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)
New Mister bottles!
I have a couple of these bottles and I love how they provide the finest mist when it comes to pressing.
Each IronEZ ironing board spray bottle holder purchase (use coupon code BH15OFF to save 15%!) includes this new bottle.
Get two or three while you are at it.  You are going to LOVE keeping those spray bottles in line and off of your ironing surface.
Need more bottles? They are now selling the new fine-mist bottles in a 2-pack so you can have one at your stand up ironing station, and one by your machine for work station pressing.
Fill them with your favorite spray be it Best Press, Flatter, spray starch or sizing, or the homemade version – whatever your favorite concoction is.
And we are going to draw for three winners!  One for an IronEZ ironing board spray bottle holder and original bottle, and a second winner for the holder and the new mister bottle, and a third winner for a 2 pack of the new spray bottles!
Whoowhooo!!
Winners will be drawn on Tuesday, May 11,2021.
Prizes must be shipped to a USA Address.  If you are out of the country, you may have it shipped to a friend within the USA, who can in turn ship it on to you.



Good luck, everyone!

Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)
This is what is going on at the QPO studio –
While the scale of the design is not what I originally wanted – it’s turning out pretty dang cute if I do say so myself.  I am hoping to finish the quilting today –
A scrappy red binding will finish it off I believe – 
And since this quilt has been jinxed from the beginning –


Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)

Yes, it happens!  Somehow this little bit was missed in the seam allowance.  So much for “May the 1/4th be with you!”

A simple ladder stitch mending the spot last evening before going home, and I am hoping the small quilting motif will anchor that spot so it never comes undone again – EVER!
 How are things shaping up for your Thursday??
Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)


Quiltville Quote of the Day –
“This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.” ~Maya Angelou ⁣
Have a beautiful Thursday, everyone!
Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)