Sunday, May 4, 2014

Exciting News!

After working in the garden for almost four hours yesterday doing the spring clean up thing, I can honestly say that I'm getting too old for this! There are limitations as to how much I can physically do because of my hip but I did as much as I could and "supervised" while Mr. Painted Quilt did three quarters of the work. I did give him lots of moral support though. *wink*

After the yard work was done, I made lunch and then started the prep work for a new design that has been patiently waiting for me to bring to "life". I'm making great progress so far today and should be ready to begin the handwork either later this afternoon...if I don't poop out...or tomorrow morning.

Speaking of handwork, remember a while back I alluded to another giveaway...in addition to the Aurifil thread giveaway?

Well I now have my own personalized collection of Valdani threads that they...Valdani...have made just for me called "Sentimental Favorites by The Paint Quilt". How cool and exciting is that!!!

And even better than that, they will be for sale shortly in my Etsy shop as soon as the shipment arrives...and at a GREAT price!
Having said that, I will be giving away a box of 12 of my favorite colors...very similar to the palette I used when I was painting...to one of you who have "liked" my Facebook page. As soon as I reach 1000 "likes", I'll do the random generator thing and pick a winner.  For those of you who don't do Facebook...and I understand the reasons why because I held off for a very long time as well...I won't forget about you.  As soon as we reach my Facebook goal, I'll have the same giveaway here so please be patient.

Now it's back to the prep work because then the fun part begins...the hand stitching with...you guessed it...my Valdani threads!


Happy stitching!

38 comments:

Jacqueline said...

WOW. How exciting is that. This is a BIG deal. Congratulations.

Diane said...

Oh Kaaren, that is exciting! What a thrill and they are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing them in person!

gracie said...

Wonderful news for you and for all of us. I love them already!

DebrafromMD said...

Oh, those are some gorgeous colors. I follow you on Facebook already so I am delighted to have a chance to win a set. Congratulations!

Joan said...

Congratulations! So exciting for you! I just bought Valdani threads yesterday for the first time so I am anxious to try them. I liked you on FB.

The Woolen Cellar said...

I already follow you on Bloglovin and now I also 'like' you on Facebook. I love your wooly things. I love to make things with wool. I don't have much Valdani thread, just use floss so this would be a nice addition to my little collection.





Candace said...

Wow - you're off to the races, Kaaren! Congratulations!
Cheers!

carla said...

Hi!!!! Congrats that is really exciting!!!! Your colors look like a lot of fun too!!!!

Terri in BC said...

Beautiful! I didn't realize you had a Facebook page so I am off to "like" it now.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!

ga447 said...

I did like you on facebook and love your blog. The color of the threads are beautiful.

Sandi said...

She shoots, she SCORES! Well done Kaaren, it is a lovely combination. What a lovely compliment to have bestowed upon you.

Kathryn said...

I'm glad or see that Valdini is as much of a fan as I am. congrats!

WoolenSails said...

That is so wonderful and such beautiful colors, I do love their variegated threads and they are wonderful to work with.

Debbie

Kathy MacKie said...

How exciting for you.

Marian said...

Wow, it's great to have your own colours and they look fabulous.
Congratulations with them.

Sharon said...

Congrats to you, I can't wait to see what your parts and pieces turn into.

Rita said...

Karren, That is so exciting! I'm thrilled for you. Congratulations!

Doreen B said...

The colours are beautiful. Lucky you!

Radka said...

Well done, so exciting!
No Facebook for this lady (yet), so I hang on :-)
I look forward to seeing what you are making.
x

Susannah said...

Love everything you do but the things you make with wool just make me have a big smile. Your thread looks marvelous, too! Another fun adventure!

Kindred Quilts said...

Beautiful thread colors Kaaren! Congrats to you!!! (Sorry, I don't do Facebook...)

Janet O. said...

Congrats to you--what beautiful colors!
Another "no Facebook" blogger here. : )

margaret said...

can`t imagine what you are going to do with all those pieces you have . Threads look lovely, I do like variegated ones best. Like you i have been in my garden and finding it too much, I have privet hedges which are growing rapidly but they take more than a day to trim

Chloe2 said...

OMG you must be so excited! What a very smart and very talented lady. So proud!

Chloe2 said...

OMG you must be so excited! What a very smart and very talented lady. So proud!

Renita Sullivan said...

Didn't know you had a facebook page! Headed there now...assuming it's called The painted quilt?

Tammy said...

Congratulations. How exciteing. I have just went over to visit your Facebook page and liked you over their and will be a new follower their.

Me and My Stitches said...

Congrats to you - what a great set of colors - love them all! I liked you on FB a long time ago - always enjoy seeing all of your creations!

linda ehly said...

Kaaren, sending congratulations, thread colors are wonderful!! Alas I appear to be a Facebook reject with password problem it will not allow me to correct. All that said will continue to follow you on Blogger, love your designs/colors and home with furry critter updates.
Linda - NJ USA

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congratulations…how exciting for you :)

Sue said...

Wow what an honor. Sure love the colors and your wool work. That is my FAVORITE. Something about it makes me smile.

Can't wait for the drawing, I liked you on FB awhile ago :)

Mary said...

Beautiful thread colors. I haven't found a source for the Valdani threads locally. I've heard it is good for BIG stitch -hand quilting.
Thanks for the Giveaway! Take care and let the guy in your house do the "farming" I DO!

Louise said...

Geez those would work beautifully for my embellishing on wool work. Congratulations to you are in order!

Judy Minami said...

Congratulations on your own selection of Valdani threads! That's special! I have a hard time finding them here so to have a set would be really neat! I'm not a Facebook devotee either so waiting will be on my list too! So many exciting things happening lately - can't wait to see your project in the magazine, your new project you just started on, and the threads. I can't see the color right now because I'm having issues with color on my computer. Hopefully my daughter will be able to fix it Sunday when she comes for Mother's Day! Soak up being a special collection Valdani Girl - you deserve it! Enjoy and have fun!

paulette said...

WOW!! You are hitting the big time...next up will be your own line of fabric!! Congratulations...couldn't happen to a nicer or more talented quilter/designer!
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paulette said...

WOW!! You are hitting the big time...next up will be your own line of fabric!! Congratulations...couldn't happen to a nicer or more talented quilter/designer!
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roccagal said...

congrats on the threads-cannot wait to get my hands on some!