Friday, May 17, 2013

Pineapples and Prize Winners

While DD#1 was visiting, one of our many activities was a session on making those tiny pineapple ornaments I have come to love so well. Here are the two she created. (Ang, I was going to use the photo with you in it, but I thought maybe you are tired of being pictured on my blog.)
She caught on to this much more readily than I did when I began making them, and went home armed with paper foundations and scraps to make more!

Remember that I made a bunch of these for my Mom's birthday in February. Each one is made from the scraps of a quilt she has made. So Mom can't bear to put her little pineapples away until Christmas, and until she decides how to display them, they are all lined up on the book holder on her piano. It is fun to walk in the door and see them all in a row.

My little year-round sewing room tree is filling up again as I try to make a pineapple or two every month. The latest ones that I just finished today are from Primitive Gatherings Old Glory line, since I have those scraps handy while working on the Picnic Quilt.

I blame credit Teresa and Kris for my obsession with love of mini pineapples!
I've also got the ornament I received from Grace on the tree. Don't want to hide it away for most of the year. : )

Enough about pineapples. I know you are really here to see who won my 2 year blogging anniversary giveaway. The winner was drawn yesterday and notified, I just didn't have the energy to post it--we had planted our garden last night during a stiff wind
Sandi (kwiltnkats blog) was the Grand Prize winner. She is a prolific quilter and always keeps me in awe of how quickly she produces amazing quilt tops! Go look at this recent creation here.

When I realized that my last post was #150, I decided that deserved a little celebration, too, so I drew another name to receive a bag of soap and a mini charm pack of Sandy Gervais' Posh Pumpkins line. (She always designs such great fall fabrics.)
Doniene (Now It's Just Quilts blog) is the winner of the "150th Post" giveaway (that no one knew was happening). Doniene is a hard working ranch wife who also makes beautiful quilts for loved ones with careful thought behind them. She has been teaching herself FMQ and I am floored by how well she has done.

Congrats to both ladies--your prizes are in the mail. Thanks, everyone, for celebrating my 2nd anniversary of blogging with me.

I am keeping this short. I have had very little sewing time this week and I intend to make up for it tonight! : )
Until next time, 
Janet O.


20 comments:

  1. HI, where can I get a template to make those cute little pineapple ornaments...so cute!

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  2. Congratulations to the winners...
    The little pineapple ornaments are so cute.
    Julia ♥

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  3. Congratulations to the winners, lucky them! I love your little pineapple ornaments, any chance you could do a tutorial and let us in on how to make them, would really like to know how.

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  4. Congratulations to the 2 lucky winners! I just love your little pineapples on your tree and seeing your Mum's lined up like that is a special treat! Enjoy your sewing time!!

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  5. Congratulations! Yoru Mum could keep the little pineapples in a nice basket or trug? Still they look pretty just as they are.

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  6. Congrats to the winners! And I just love all those pineapple blocks! And I think lined up on the piano is a perfect spot all year round! Awesome!

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  7. Janet! How embarrassing. You misspelled my name and my blog name. No worries. I know my package is in the mail.

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  8. fine work on the plethora of tiny pinies Mom and Ang :)

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  9. Congrats to the winners - and here I really thought it would be me this time! Lol. Maybe I will win the Powerball tonight instead! Love all of those pineapples all in a row.

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  10. Thanks bunches Janet! And your pineapples are amazing!! Have a blessed day!

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  11. Congratulations to Sandy and Doniene! And congratulations to you too Janet! It was a happy day for us when you decided to start blogging :*) Love your little pineapples - I'm always happy to take the blame - uh, the credit - for inspiring the birth of more little pineapples in the world! Cheers and here's to the enjoyment of Rogue Quilter for many years to come!

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  12. Missed it again! But congratulations on your blogaversary, I've enjoyed all your posts. Lucky winners!

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  13. Congrats on your 150th post and congrats to Doniene and Sandy, too! You are so funny with these pineapples! I can see how they would become addictive. So cute!

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  14. Congrats to the winners! I'm enjoying your obsession over pineapple blocks... your Mom's display of them is perfect!

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  15. Love your pineapple blocks! This is my favorite blog. ( I'm a regular lurker) I think you are a very talented and creative quilter!

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  16. Janet I just love those little pineapples..no wonder your mom cannot best to put them away...
    Mary

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  17. I love that your mother's memory pineapples are lined up on her piano. I have been blessed with two of your little ornaments, a pineapple and a basket. They make their home year around on my piano as well. Congrats to Sandi and Doniene!

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  18. Congratulations to both lucky winners!! Your Mom's pineapple row is darling!!

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  19. Thank you so much Janet. I am so excited to have something of yours. You put so much heart into all that you touch. Sandi

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