Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Blog Hop Party with Giveaways prize winner is...

Thanks to all who left a comment during the Blog Hop Party with Giveaways! It was nice reading all of the ways people are supporting small businesses. The winner (chosen randomly by comment #) of the Murphy Bag Kindle Case is  
Emily H.

This is her comment - I'm a craft fair junkie when it comes to Christmas gifts. I've been known to go to the same craft fair 3 times in 2 days! I love handmade gifts from local shops and crafters. This year I bought a birdhouse, melted wine bottles made into a cheese board, spoon rest, and coin bowl, etched glass glasses, and 4 pieces of stained glass! My husband is tolerant enough to come along with me and be my packmule for all this stuff too :-) I also make my own gifts, and am working on finishing up a King size quilt as a Christmas/wedding present, as well as a lap quilt for a close friend who's daughter just passed from cancer. 

She and her husband are Army Veterans! Thanks to both of you for your service and bravery.

I'm including an extra treat with it, a copy of the book The Devil's Puzzle by Claire O'Donohue. I was asked to review the book and give away a copy. The book is part of a quilting series about a young quilter in a small town in upstate NY. I loved her references to New England and the Red Sox. The story is engaging and a quick read. I hope she enjoys it!

My bags are for sale in a shop in Easthampton MA called The Wandering Peacock Arts Center and Studio. You can find them on here on facebook. I bought these ADORABLE handmade stuffed animals there. They are Christmas presents for some little kids I love. 

I made this mini Murphy Bag for a client as a Christmas gift to herself, I love this idea! She came to my studio with her husband, they are newlyweds, and picked out the fabrics. I love her choices. It's a mini because it measures 10" wide x 7" tall x 4" wide.

Thanks again to everyone that left a comment, I hope you have a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Connie Rose said...

Love your bags, Kathleen. Do you make beds, too? :) Happy Holidays!

Emily H. said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you Kathleen- I received the Murphy Bag and book you sent- THANK YOU!! We actually ended up with a death and a car accident (separate incidences) this Christmas season, so this little package was really special for me. Something sparkly and fun always helps calm the mind! I have already finished the book, it was really cute! And it made me feel like I actually know a bit about the quilting world than I thought- I knew what all the names and references were! Woohoo! I also loved the Red Sox reference, I'm also a fan and used to go to their games pretty regularly growing up :-) The bag you sent is so cute with all the crystals, and is the perfect size to hold my Kindle with it's light-up cover AND it's charging accessories! Just perfect! And too much fun :-) Thank you again!!