Friday, August 3, 2012

Christmas Blog Hop!! Had a mudslide last night!! Giveaway!!

I'm so sorry my post is late!! We had horrible rains the last few days and caused the wall in our window well to cave in and fill it with a mudslide yesterday evening. The muddy water came in through the window went down the wall and into the carpet such a mess. The curtains are ruined also.
 Thanks so much to Madame Samm and Lesley from The Cuddle Quilter for hosting this super fun blog hop!! I have loved seeing all the ladies so far!! Everyone has worked so hard and I have been inspired with so many new ideas!!
 These are my pieces all cut out!! I made the dresden plates and machine stitched them to my blocks.
 I made a table runner!! It is actually going to go on my dining room table but it was easier to take the picture on my coffee table. See the finished runner below!!
August 3


I'm going to the Quilt shop tomorrow!! I am going to get a festive bundle of fat quarters for a giveaway!! Just leave a comment and your entered!!

96 comments:

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

OH, my! I'm sorry to read about the mudslide.
I love Dresden plates, and your table runner is perfect to showcase them.
Thanks for hopping along with us... take care.

Lesley said...

Oh, Cherry, so sorry to hear your news...a mud slide is a really good excuse for being a little late! Actually, I can't believe you made it at all. Thanks so much for still coming through to show us such yummy little Dresden plate blocks! They are wonderful, and the table runner is beautiful. Thanks for participating and having a very generous giveaway. Take care, and good luck with the clean up...will be thinking of you!

JanesQuilting said...

I am so sorry to hear about the mud slide affecting your home. I sure hope it is not as bad as it sounds. Thank goodness for insurance. I hope all works out for you. Your topper is beautiful, I like the idea of the dresden plate. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sue said...

Wow! I am amazed that you were able to post anything with all that is going on with you at this time. Crossing fingers for good insurance. Thanks so much for blogging about such a beautiful block! Good luck with everything.

Abbigail said...

I'm so sorry about the mudslide too. But at least you have rain. We are drying up in the mid west but we sure don't need to have so much rain in 2 days to do that kind of damage!
Love the dresdan plate table runner! So pretty! pleasse enter me in the giveaway! hulseybg@gmail.com

Kimberly Cassie said...

I love your festive dresden runner. So sorry about the mudslide...what a mess! Thanks for sharing your work and the giveaway.

Lindi said...

Sorry about the misfortune. I like what you did with the Dresden design.

BeachQuilter said...

Sorry about the mudslide, I'm glad there wasn't more damage. I am currently in love with dresdens and I like how you used them, thanks for the inspiration!

Bonnie58 said...

So sorry to hear about the mudslide, Cherry, but I really love your dresdens, they are my favourite right now......

bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Ariane said...

OMG!! So sorry to hear about your mudslide!!! I hope everything cleans up well.

Your table runner is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Ruth Ann said...

So sorry to hear about the mudslide. Hope it is an easy fix.
Your table runner looks great. Those dresden plate pieces must be so tiny!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love your table runner; never get tired of seeing Dresdens.

René said...

Great job, I've always wanted to try Dresden Plates. Someday...

Mommarock said...

So sorry about the mudslide! I can not imagine. I hope it isn't too bad to fix up. The table runner is wonderful. I'd love to be in the drawing.

hueisei said...

Sorry to hear the mudslide. Hope you do well.
I love the Dresden plates!

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely work thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

I'm sorry to hear about the horrible mudslide that hit your home.
I love your tablerunner, beautiful Dresden Plates!

Raggedy Creations said...

so sorry for your mudslide. love the runner - such pretty colors.

Felicia

OhioLori said...

Oh my goodness! Glad you all were safe too! What a mess tho! :(

Your Dresden Plate table runner is gorgeous!

Thanks for chance to win!! :)

WoolenSails said...

I cannot imagine having that come down on you, I hope that things settle down and no more damage comes from the rains. Love your block and the runner, beautiful piece.

Debbie

Judy B said...

So sorry to hear about the mudslide, hope it didn't cause to much damage. Love your Dresden plate table runner. Thank you for the great giveaway.

tink's mom said...

The detail on your plates is wonderful. They make a terrific runner. So sorry about the mud.

Diann said...

So sorry to read about your mudslide and the resultant mess. I like your Dresden Plates. I'm working on my first one now.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Now Cherry, You think THAT is a reason to be late!! Oh my goodness, I am so sorry that happened, such a mess to clean up and you sweetie even put up your post! Your work is just beautiful! I love the fabrics you used. Thanks for posting under such trying conditions.

Linda said...

What a mess! Wish I could help you clean up,but I guess I'm too far away here in Montana!
thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

quiltmom said...

Cherry,
The Dresden Plate is sure making a comeback- Thanks for sharing and participating in the blog hop.
So sorry to hear about your window- it sounds like a horrible experience- I hope that you are right as rain soon.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Sherill said...

I'm very sorry to read of your mudslid! What a mess for you. You made a beautiful table runner and it looks lovely on your table. Thank you for taking time to share.

Margaret said...

Wow! Sorry to hear about the mudslide. Hope it is fixable. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Sallie said...

So sorry about your mess! Love your tablerunner! Thanks for the giveaway!

krislovesfabric said...

So sorry to hear you dealing with that mess but your tablerunner is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

lynaeve said...

Awesome thanks for the chance

Kim said...

That's terrible. It must have been scary, not to mention a massive mess.
But your table runner is beautiful.

Bud and Marsha said...

I pray that you are able to get things back in order in your window well. That's a horror, isn't it, rain coming in all over!

I love the colors you chose for the dresden plate. What a versatile block the Dresden is!

Gill said...

Gosh! sorry to hear about the mudslide - what a mess!
Beautiful runner!
Thank for the giveaway!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

So sorry to learn of your trouble. Glad everyone is ok.
Your dresden blocks are lovely. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

Sharon Dawn said...

Sorry to hear about your mudslide, but your work is beautiful! I hope you are able to get everything cleared up soon!

Thanks for sharing your pretty table runner!

Farm Quilter said...

Talk about the show must go on!!! You really have a lot on your (Dresden) plate right now! Certainly hope the mud won't cause too much more damage, but clean up will not be fun - too bad we aren't all close enough to come and help you with that. I am amazed at your little Dresden plates - never seen them so small, wow! Great table runner. Thanks for even thinking about posting today!!

Gloria said...

Love what you did in your table runner. so sorry to see the pictures of your damage. Thanks for sharing with us.

AlessandraLace said...

I am sorry for the mudslide. I love your runner. hugs from Italy

Trace4J said...

Oh friend so sorry. What a mess.
But I do love that beautiful runner.
Hugs
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Pam said...

Hiya! So sorry to hear about your problems. But what a trooper you are! The table runner is beautiful, what a great job you did. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Madame Samm said...

Cherry don't you ever think we are as important as a mud slide, oh my goodness. You pour thing, what do you do when you see it coming through the windows?
We were more concerned about YOU.
Your dresden runner is really nice. I just got a ruler
to make one, that will be my next best thing.
Here is hoping to less muddy waters and less rain.

Christine said...

Sorry to see the mess - what a headache to deal with!
Your table runner is absolutely gorgeous!
Best wishes
Christine

Marcia W. said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway and posting despite the mudslide into your home. Your Dresden Christmas project is pretty and has me Thinking Christmas.

Linda said...

I love Dresden Plate squares! Your runner is great. If I were closer I would be glad to come and help you clean. Such a mess to deal with!

Lee said...

I am sorry about the mudslide! :( I adore your table runner - thank you for taking the time to post!!

Gwen said...

I love Dresden Plate blocks! Yours are so pretty! thank you for taking part in the Think Christmas Blog Hop! It's been such fun! And thank you for the chance to win! :-)

Barbara Woods said...

love your table runner thank you

BizyStitches said...

Sorry for you rain mess. That can't be fun to clean up. I would like to be in the drawing for the fabric. Thanks.

Laine said...

I am so sorry to hear your news about the mud slide. What a mess for you all. I really like your table runner with the Dresden plates. I have never done any of those. So day I will have to try.

lsandes@comcast.net

Crickets Corner said...

Wow! I can't believe that you had to deal with all that and still made it to the hop. Love your Dresden plates and the way you made them into a table runner. I'm going to have to get out my ruler and make one.

Prims By The Water said...

So sorry about your mudslide mess...how horrible. Love your runner and cannot wait to see your fat quarters...would love to win those...a gal can never have enough fabric I say. Take care, Janice

~Sara said...

So sorry to hear about all of the mud!! Hopefully the damage won't be as bad as you think.
What a beautiful table runner, so nice. Blessings~Sara

Sheila said...

Sorry to hear of your mud slide. What an accomplishment to get a beautiful table runner completed. I love the Dresden Plate pattern. Thank you for being part of the blog hop. Have a great weekend.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Who doesn't want to win a fat quarter bundle? LOL not one person answered. Thanks for the chance to win.

jmniffer said...

Bummer about the mudslide. Most of us are wishing for moisture; but not all at once. Good thing your sewing area wasn't under that window!

Rhonda D. said...

Sorry to hear about your landslide.
Hope all is well now. Love your table runner. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Homemaker Honey said...

Beautiful Christmas table runner!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Wow, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night (nor mudslide) stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" U.S. Post Office creed... and Quilter's creed, here too! Way to go, good luck with the cleanup, and thanks for posting your cute Dresden Runner!

Karen said...

I've been meaning to try a dresden plate pattern, but haven't gotten around to it yet. It always looks so nice all finished up and yours were made into such a lovely table runner! Sorry to hear about the mud slide, but I hope you keep taking breaks from the clean up to do some more quilting! :)

Judy1522 said...

Sorry to hear about the mudslide that is awful. Your table runner looks beautiful on your table.

Vicki said...

Hi Cherry, I can't believe that you are still in a fit state to post you Christmas goodies after having to deal with a mud slide. I hope everything is sorted out for you soon. I love Dresden Plates and your runner is lovely. Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

Diana said...

Sorry to hear about the mud slide, hope all s well now. Thanks for the great table runner.love the dresden plate. "It's beginning to Look a lot like Christmas/" Thanks for the giveaway.

KatieQ said...

Ugh! That sounds awful. Sorry you had to deal with such a mess. I love your Dresden plate runner. Thanks for posting for the blog hop in spite of all you are dealing with.

Sheila said...

So sorry to hear of the mudslide , that is horrible. Your dresdans are lovely and make a beautiful runner . Thanks for the chance at your very generous giveaway.

Purl Buttons said...

I am sorry about your flood and the muddy mess. My father always said, "Into each life some rain must fall" and I thought of that quote often the fall we had 5 hurricanes.(we lived in Orlando) Only one was concentrated enough for water to leak in around the foundations and we just cleaned up with towels since it was in the "florida" room--tile, no carpet. I can't imagine mud, carpet, drapes. Not to mention your walls. I will think of you today.

QuiltSue said...

I love this. The dresdens almost make it look as though you've got wreaths on the runner.

PS I love your witch in the previous post too.

Michele said...

Oh I am so sorry for the muddy mess. That just stinks. But your beautiful blocks and runner certainly don't. I just love them. I hope the shopping trip helps to cheer you us.

Zuzan said...

Sit down and take 3 long breaths. You must be exhausted and it is so upsetting seeing your home damaged. You just have to go to your LQS before this hop ends.
I love Dresdens making a superbtable runner.
Thank you for sharing and giving at this time. This show guts & spirit.

Nancy Biggs said...

Hi, Cherry! My, sorry about your mudslide! We can't even get hardly a drop of rain here! Love your Dredsen plate tablerunner. Enter me in your giveaway!

pinsandneedles said...

Sorry to hear of the mudslide...what a mess. Your dresden plate block is lovely and a great table runner! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

So sorry to hear about the mud slide. Hope it cleans u.p quickly. Your tablerunner is lovely.

Pokey said...

Oh, a mudslide can definitely waylay our best laid plans, I'm sorry for the mess and damages!!
Your dresden plates are just so sweet, what a great runner it became. Thank you for the giveaway, too ~
:-}pokey

Lisa Marie said...

A mudslide -- that sounds awful! I hope it all turns out okay. Gorgeous runner! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cliodana said...

this is a beautiful table runner, love you color mix! mudslide... hum i'm a frech speaker but asume that's not good!" hope everthing alright! have a nice blog hop, see you on my turn tomorrow

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is a mess...I hope it's better now! Thanks for thinking of us and being so giving! Sweet hugs!

Cecilia said...

I love the Dresden plates! My son-in-law is stationed at Fort Bennington also. I hope you were able to get the mess cleaned up fairly easy. Thanks for the giveaway.

maggie said...

So glad that no one was hurt. Sorry about all the mess.
I love your Dresden Plate table runner. It looks great on the table in your photo. Well done.
Thanks for sharing
Cheers
maggie

SweetPepperRose said...

Beautiful dresden pattern and love the colors! so sorry to hear about the mud slide. We have a lot of mud but at least it stays in the road.

Sara said...

Mudslides would just terrify me - I am so sorry for your problems with it...

Love your pattern...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

So sorry your family are going through these hardship. I pray God watches over you. I love your tablerunner.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh my goodness - hope you are all ok. Love your table runner and thank you for taking the time to join in with all that mud around!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I don't think my first comment went through, so here goes agavin. Sorry to hear about your mudslide. I hope nobody was hurt and it won't be long before all is back to normal. Your runner is beautiful and great fabric you used in your Dresden Plate.

Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win so lovely fabric.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Mother Nature does have her way! Glad you could make it to the Blog HOp - wonderfully fussy cut Dresdens for a very pretty runner. Glad you were able to share with us.

Darla said...

Oh, my! That is not good! The mudslide, that is. The table runner is beautiful though. Good luck!

LJ said...

I am so sorry about your water/mud problems. I live in a drought area and we finally got some rain yesterday - too late to save crops but we were still mighty pleased to get the rain. Life is: drought at times and flood at other times...

Thearica said...

So sorry for your disaster! Hope all is back to normal now!

Love your dresdan plate block!

Janet said...

Love your pretty Dresden plate blocks! But I'm so sorry about your mud slide. Such a mess to have to clean up and then worry that it never happens again. Hope it goes well.

Kathy H said...

Sorry to hear about your mudslide. I do like your pretty tablerunner. Thanks for the inspiration to get ready for Christmas.

Quilt n Queen said...

Cherry, OMG water is bad enough but a mud slide...hope the clean up is going well. I love your Dresden Plate runner, very festive. Thanks for sharing....happy stitching!!

Nellie Duclos said...

Cherry-Your table runner is fantastic and I think you are amazing for posting considering your recent circumstances. You don't say where you are-I am from the SFBay Area and although we are short on rain this year, we are not in as bad shape as some other areas of the country. When I watch the news daily, I pay close attention to the weather around the county as we have family/friends all over. Thanks for your sharing.

Emily C said...

I'm glad not too much was ruined by the mudslide. Those things can cause many $ worth of damage.
Fat quarters are my favorite giveaway. =)

Laura Lane said...

What a lovely runner.
lane.family@yahoo.com

Maria Kievit said...

Love the Dresden table runner! Fabulous job. Thanks for sharing. Hope you get cleaned up soon!

Linda said...

So sorry about your mudslide and having to clean up. I hope everything is back to normal now.

Your dresden table runner is so cute. This was a fun hop, huh?

Skeeter said...

Sorry about the mudslide. Sigh... Nice runner and congrats to the winner...