Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

Happy New Year blogging friends. Yep, a little bit late with the wish, but I have been on a mission. I needed to finish my quilt that is going to be in the booth at Road to California so it can get quilted and I can get the binding on it. Nothing like waiting till the last minute...but here it is finished!! The second part of my mission was to get all the Christmas decorations down and put away. This closet is under our stairs and goes way back...I know it looks like chaos----well, I guess it is chaos, but very organized chaos:-), and that's my Thanksgiving Annie right in front!

On Christmas I won a drawing for a beautiful red and cream toile pillow from Angela at Cottage Magpie. Earlier in the day I started decorating with some of my Valentines things, and it looks great on the entry bench. Talk about eye candy..Angela's site is beautiful! You can spend hours looking at all the wonderful pictures. Thanks Angela!

Here's my new favorite quiltie thing...Mary Ellen's Best Press. I love this stuff. In comes in different scents and even an unscented one! It is great for using on your blocks when you are piecing. Leaves no residue on your iron or ironing board! I'm even using it to iron John's shirts. Can't wait to try it on an applique project.
Best wishes to everyone for a very healthy and happy 2008 with lots of blogging adventures ahead!

22 comments:

Kathie said...

Happy new Year!
the quilt looks wonderful, I just love those colors and those fabrics.
great job!
I will have to give that Mary Ellen's press a try.
Kathie

Darlene said...

Happy New Year, Cheryl. Very, very pretty quilt - you've been busy!

I've been using Mary Ellen's Best Press for several months and love it. In fact, it's time to buy a few more bottles. Time to shop! LOL

CONNIE W said...

I've looked for Best Press in all the quilt shops I frequent and none of them have it. I suppose I'll have to order some online. I keep reading great comments about it in magazines.

Linda said...

Love your quilt, talk about down to the wire....lol... Ok I've read about this best press, but still unsure as to what it actually is.....

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love the Best Press, buy it by the case! You're right-- it's perfect for piecing and for shirts, too! I love your Valentine's quilt; the pillow is precious, lucky you! I'm busy taking down Christmas today, your quilt for the R to C booth is lovely! Well done, Cheryl!

Deb said...

So you will be at the quilt show in Ontario.....I think I may just have to come see you!!!!

momma said...

OK I will come see you at the quilt show for sure!!!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

So that's what a holiday closet looks like. LOL!!! I see Annie peeking out back there.
Love your quilt you finished. And congrats on the pillow win. Lucky girl!!!

Pat said...

Congrats on winning the pillow. They were all so beautiful. That best press is the BEST! I have been using it for quite a while and I love it, the wrinkle seem to fall right out. It smells good too. Happy New Year!

Cindy said...

Happy New Year to you also. I love your quilt Cheryl. what pattern is that. It is calling my name. I have been using some finishing sprays for awhile and I love them. The results to your blocks are marvelous.

azkimbo said...

Hi Cheryl,
I love the quilt... I guess I am behind times, haven't heard about the spray but, I will look for some and give it a try. Congrats on your pillow win!!
Kim in Havasu :)

Cottage Magpie said...

I'm so thrilled you like it! It looks adorable there. And I love the quilt behind it, too! Neat! Thanks for being such a great supporter, I really appreciate it.
~Angela :-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your quilt is stunning.....

Wendy said...

Happiest New Year to you!
I absolutely love your new quilt and what a treat to have it hanging in a quilt show. Be sure to take lots of pictures to share with us sitting at home...LOL

I've been thinking about buying the Mary Ellen's maybe I should get off the fence....LOL

Mar said...

Happy New Year Cheryl, can't wait to see that quilt up close, love the line! Love the Best Press Lavendar, but the citrus is yuck!

Carole said...

Happy New Year! That is a sweet lookign quilt! It will look sharp in the booth! Have fun at the show!

Auntie Darla said...

Yipppieeee!!! Can't wait... Road 2 CA is just around the corner.... I've been going thru withdrawls... even withdrawls from helping get everything ready..... See you soon!!! Oh and I love my "Best Press" .... I think I need a gallon... I use it on my clothes occasionally ... it makes me happy to iron ... which I need if its something other than quilting!!!

Kris said...

Happy New Year to you! I love your quilt! Can't wait to see it in person!

atet said...

That quilt is lovely. I've been meaning to try the Best Press -- hmmn, there is the Christmas money I got...

blueberrylane said...

Love your quilt, the fabrics are yummy and really, really want one of those closets !

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Happy New Year Cheryl! You are so ahead of me. I still have to take my Christmas stuff down!

Nan said...

Oh my, Cheryl!! What a gorgeous quilt - I love it! It's going to look wonderful hanging up in the booth, and will bring lots of visitors, I know!
Your Valentine's quilts are very pretty, too! I don't usually decorate for Valentine's, but I think I'm going to have to now!
Congrats on winning the pillow - how lovely!
I use Best Press all the time - I've got to run out and buy more! Thanks for reminding me!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Cheryl!!