Thursday, February 16, 2012

TTT~and a GIVEAWAY!!



Hello everyone!  My name is Kelli, and I blog over @ Seriously..I think it needs stitches.  Today I am honored to be guest posting for the first time ever and guest hosting the Thursday Think Tank for Rebecca Lynne, while she is out of town attending to something very important.


So I hope some of you will link up and share what's been on your mind this week, or what you've been up to. Quilty, crafty or otherwise.  Anything goes in the Think Tank.


What's been on my mind today is this pillowcase that I made HAD to make.  A few weeks ago, I let my son pick out a yard of fabric for a pillow case that I would make him.  He was so excited.  Then he wanted to pick out the border for it.  The fabric was on sale, I had a weak moment, and I let him choose, on his own.  I'm all for letting kids have their own creative license and all that.. but I REALLY REALLY didn't like the two fabrics he chose to put together.  But he had his heart set on them.  The other day he asked me where his fabrics were and described them in detail. I figured it was time to face the fabrics.  


So today, I sat down and sewed it up.  At least pillow cases make for a speedy project.  Something about the fabric colors and little bones.. UGH.  I love dogs and so does my son, but these two fabrics just seem to clash! I feel bad for hating it so, when my son is so in love with it, but it actually makes me cringe. At what point do you say to a 5 yr old.. "that's not such a good combo", or "sleeping on that might make you dizzy and throw up"?  I didn't have the heart to, so I just sewed it up.  
He wanted his finger in the picture. 




I don't know.. something about the color combos.  ACK!  I don't know whether I'm going to have a migrain or chest pain looking at it.  But you know what?  He loves it.  LOVES.  And I love that he loves it.  Because I love him. I guess that's what it all boils down to, right?


He insisted on putting it on his pillow immediately. And I have to admit, it's much cuter with his head on it.  Although I might have to read bedtime stories with my eyes closed sometimes.  Which may be difficult. ;) Maybe it will grow on me.


In the meantime, let's get to the giveaway!  Rebecca and I have been planning a tandem giveaway in honor of our Drama Free 2012 pact that we made at the start of the year.


SO, on each of our blogs today, you can enter to win a Little Apples layer cake by Aneela Hoey.

You can do so many things with a layer cake. There are lots of ideas at the Moda Bake Shop.


And as an added little prize in honor of our drama free year, you can also win a peace, love, quilt coaster from Cafepress.com  :o)
The giveaway will be open until Feb. 25.  To enter, just leave your comments on this post, and you can have more chances than one to enter.


1. The giveaway is open to our fun fantastic followers.  Leave a commment saying you are a follower.


2. You can have an extra entry for linking up to this Thursday Think Tank post.


3.  If you wish to share the giveaway with your friends and blog about it leave a comment stating you did for an extra entry.


4.  And for a fourth chance at winning, let's try and make Rebecca laugh and/or cheer her up, since she is attending to some stressful business right now.  Leave a comment with something funny that has happened to you recently or a reason that you love her blog. :o)


Good luck!  When you're through, head over to my place @ Seriously..I think it needs stitches. and enter over there.  We are each giving away the same prize so you'll have double the chances of winning!! :o)  May you all have a peaceful, happy and healthy, drama free year!


(Don't forget to link up your Thursday Think Tank post!)





100 comments:

Salley said...

Well its not really funny but it made me snigger... On my lap, I carefully hand quilted my wallhanging TO my shorts on Sunday and did about 6 inches before I noticed.....(and I'd had a funny feeling that I needed to be careful so it wouldnt happen, and it DID.)
Need a Hoop!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

and to make Rebecca smile, picture me walking round the supermarket. Halfway round I look down because I think I've stepped on something - it's yesterday's knickers hanging from the bottom of my trouser leg!!!!

Pam said...

Great giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm following...

Pam said...

Something to possibly make you laugh, Rebecca... Not so long ago, my daughter was waiting in the car for me, while I finished my fabric shopping. Shopping done, I hopped into the front seat of the car, BUT, it was the wrong car, with a horrified lady and her kids looking at me. Trying to find the right car, there was my daughter laughing in the next car.... a senior's moment.

Cajame said...

I like the colour combo of the pillow - think it works - and the boy sure looks as though he loves it :)

Michelle Chitty said...

I became a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Snoodles said...

I'm a long time follower here! Thanks for the chance to win!

Patti said...

Love your son's pillowcase Kelli! Ha! Maybe you will need one of those book lights so you won't have to look at it!
Yes, I follow you both!

Patti said...

Rebecca, I think I'll send you another Poor Kitty! And this one you can't give away! You are in my thoughts during this difficult week.

Hilachas said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Kelli - I like the pillowcase! And your son is so cute!! I'm a follower - thank you!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I've blogged about the giveaway http://archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com/2012/02/fugly-fabric-winner.html - thank you!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Rebecca, I love your blog because your personality and love for Mr MRL, Miss E and Miss V and fabric comes shining through. I also love the way you're not afraid to tell us how you feel about things/express your opinions and that you share your doubts and 'design decisions' (mistakes!) as well as your triumphs! Take care xx

Rebecca said...

I'd love to work with those prints! THANKS for the chance!
I follow :)

Sadie said...

I've had moments like that with my kids. It's worth it though, to see the look on their faces when you've made something for them.
How about audio books? LOL

I'm a follower :-)

Sadie said...

I've blogged the giveaway too :-)

http://stitchingupastorm.blogspot.com/2012/02/hey-big-spender.html

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I think the pillowcase is cute!!

I am a follower :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I linked up!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I blogged about the giveaway
http://charmaboutyou.blogspot.com/2012/02/happiest-years.html

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love Rebecca's blog because I think she's very talented, incredibly creative and a wonderful writer. She's always honest, has amazing taste and a beautiful family.
I'm incredibly grateful for her friendship, even when there's drama in her life she takes the time to ask how I'm doing. She's been so sweet and encouraging to me!
I'm plotting a way to visit her but I'll need to win the lottery first!!

Diane H said...

I'm happy to be a new follower. Thanks for this.

Diane H said...

Since I don't know Rebecca very well yet I will just send her a hug. I'm looking forward to following her blog.

Janine said...

I'm a follower of both your blogs.

Janine said...

I've linked up with this week's TTT:)

Janine said...

I've mentioned your giveaway in my post:)

robin said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for the giveaway! I LOVE that green bone fabric on the pillowcase. :)

Cherie said...

Ooo to think I almost missed this.
Something funny that happened today, that wasn't to me.
Was at work. Some of the ladies created a joke donations box for one of the other workers, they put his picture on it and a message-sadly I didn't see what it said-then dropped money into it.
He saw it and started ripping away at the box, inside was 10 pennies and a paperclip.

I would also like to mention I follow this blog.

Plus if anyone is interested I'm holding a swap on my blog. If you're interested feel free to check it out =D
http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.com/p/swap-time.html"

robin said...

For a funny - I was driving down a major highway last week, behind a semi, and suddenly noticed a wheel rolling along beside me on the side of the road. It was so bizarre! The semi had lost it. So I pulled him over. He was very appreciative.

robin said...

I Tweeted about your giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/170200668064317442

Ella said...

I'm a follower!

Amy said...

I'm a follower!

Richard Healey said...

I am a follower.

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com
Make sure you stop by and put your guess in my quilt givaway by guessing my babys B-day or Birth Weight.

Richard Healey said...

Fun fact is its just a day away from a 3 day weekend. entry 2

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com
Make sure you stop by and put your guess in my quilt givaway by guessing my babys B-day or Birth Weight.

Strawberry Patch said...

I am a new follower - found you through Lucy!

Penny from S.C. said...

I'm a new follower - Thanks for the chance to win! God Bless with what your going through.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I'm a follower!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I love dropping by to Rebecca's blog because I love the quirky stories and great ideas that she has. One of my favourite blogs.

Sana Saroti said...

I am a happy follower!

Sana Saroti said...

I joined the TTT for the first time!

Sana Saroti said...

I mentioned the giveaway in my last post! I really want this Layer Cake!!!

Sana Saroti said...

How can I make you laugh, Rebecca? Maybe by expressing my believe that you are actually in prison - It's Kelli' fault! She made it sound like it ;-)

Janet said...

I am also a happy follower.

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

Oh Kelli...I adore that pillow case..especially when I see the picture of your son with a big smile on it..he looks so happy! :) and how cute that he wanted to have a picture of his finger with the fabrics he chose. I had to chuckle when you said you might have to close your eyes sometimes while reading bedtime stories for him *LOL* Thank you for sharing ..I really love reading cute story like this since I do not have my own kid and this bring a warm feeling to my heart. :)

I would love to enter to win the giveaway..yeah!
- I'm a happy follower of both you and Rebecca :)

- The reason why I love Rebecca's blog... because she is so creative, smart and kind..and I love that she is herself..reading her posts is like hanging out with a girlfriend. :) I am sorry to hear that she is going through some stressful business. I hope everything will work out and be better soon...*BIG HUG*

I will link up my TTT and share the giveaway soon.. Thank you to both of you, Kelli and Rebecca! :)

Heather D. said...

Rebecca, I follow your blog via google reader. Thanks for the giveaway!

Catskill Quilter said...

Great post! When you look at that happy little face, you can't help but be proud of yourself for letting him pick his very own fabrics! (He definitely linked the fabrics by theme...) I am headed over to your blog now!

Mom C said...

I am a follower. Thanks

Cecilia said...

I'm a new follower and I look forward to getting to know you better. :-)

Mom C said...

I was doing water aerobics this morning, we were doing kicks, legs out of the water. I got a charley horse and had to stick my leg straight up to try to pull the CH out. Then I got the giggles as I thought of what my husband might have thought last night when I got a charley horse in my sleep. I couldn't wake up enough to get out of bed and stand on my leg but I do remember sticking my leg straight up until I got the CH pulled out. I'm sure it looked interesting.

Cecilia said...

Rebecca, I'm new to your blog and I've been looking around and I am enjoying all of your posts. :-)

Quilting with Jannette said...

I just came over from Seriously - I Think It Needs Stitches, and I like what I see, so I've signed up to be a follower!
That also makes me eligible for the giveaway too - that sounds like a win-win situation to me!

hueisei said...

I'm a new follower! :)

hueisei said...

Since I don't know Rebecca so well, I'm going to follow her blog and explore more of her posts to get close to her.
Thanks for the giveaway!!

~ Julie ~ said...

I'm a follower now! Great blog! It'll be fun to follow! :)

~ Julie ~ said...

I added your button to my blog and wrote a blog about it! I think a Drama Free 2012 is a GREAT idea!!! :)

~ Julie ~ said...

I can't think of anything to cheer you up at this time. Just know that hugs are coming to you from my direction! :)

heartsease54 said...

I've just became a follower here-I follow you already. And I just love the picture with the pillowcase. And you are right, it doesn't matter if you love it, HE loves it. BTW, I think it is kind of cute.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Very happy to have found your blog through Kelli! I am a new follower!

Gwen said...

I am a new follower!! Thanks so much for the chance to win this adorable layer cake!! :-)

Gwen said...

Well, this didn't happen to *me*, but it always makes me laugh when I think about it-- so I'll bet it will cheer Rebecca smile too! My husband's aunt was *always* doing something kooky-- should write a book about her exploits! :-) When she was in her 50's, she and her older sister had gone on a shopping adventure together.. They had taken a lunch break at a fast food joint-- and were sitting in the booth resting while eating their lunch. The older sister noticed that the younger one kept glancing at the wall beside the table-- and frowning.. Finallly, she asked her what was wrong... The younger aunt leaned over and whispered, "That old woman keeps staring at us! Every time I look at her, she's just staring!" Yep- you guessed it-- the wall that their table was by was a mirrored wall-- and she was staring at herself! LOL :-)

Snoodles said...

I've linked up to TTT on my blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Snoodles said...

I can't think of a funny story, but I can tell you why I like Rebecca Lynne's blog. It's like sitting down with my cup of tea and enjoying a chat with a friend. I love her creativity, and the Pouch aLong instructions and photos have me itching to make one! LOL

Judi said...

I'm a follower ... and I think the pillowcase is just fine. It's more important that he loves it :) Good job letting him have the fabrics he choose himself.

Allegory said...

I'm a follower! The pillowcase looks cute! It's awesome that you let him pick his fabric out.

JustPam said...

I am a new follower

JustPam said...

I am babysitting two of my grandkids this weekend. My husband tried to bribe the 5 year old to rub his back for a quarter. He decided to play with his two year old sister instead. Even he knows that back rubs are worth more than a quarter.

Heather A said...

I'm a follower!

Heather A said...

Not so funny backgrounder to silly story ... had chemo and radiation to treat breast cancer - eyebrows never really grew back so I have to draw them on.

I presented at a little seminar yesterday. It wasn't until I got home late in the afternoon that I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror where I immediately noticed that I had only drawn on ONE eyebrow that morning. Considering I don't have much hair grown back yet, my forehead is pretty much "out there" and only one brow is a pretty glaring omission. Nobody commented though I'll bet there were lots of people who couldn't focus on a word I was saying because they were distracted by my single eyebrow. AWK!!!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow and enjoy your blog.

Lisa Marie said...

No funny stories, sorry. I never know what to say when someone is going through a difficult time, but I sincerely hope that your good memories will be some comfort to you. Young children always seem to make the days brighter, as well. Blessings to you and your family.

Connie said...

I'm a new follower, thanks for such a great giveaway!

Connie said...

Well Rebecca, the only funny story I can tell you is that we have recently been adopted by our third kitty and there is barely enough room in our bed for us! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

OliveStreetStudio said...

I'm a new follower!

OliveStreetStudio said...

Funny Story: well, maybe not, but you'll be happy this isn't you....my daughter caught the puke-bug....non-stop puke for hours. She is in great spirits though!

OliveStreetStudio said...

I also blogged about it....

OliveStreetStudio said...

AND linked to the Think Tank post!

Pokey said...

I'm a new follower, thanks for the opportunity. Any quilt that a little boy loves is a perfect one, don't you agree?
:-}pokey

Anonymous said...

Happily following you!
Thanks so for sharing 'Little Apples!

Anonymous said...

Well, my little granddaughter is running from the LR to me in the kitchen and squealing and chattering about something. I follow who into the LR a time or two and see nothing amiss! Finally she points to the fireplace and there is a young bluebird caught behind the glass doors! Poor little bird! My granddaughter really echoed a squeal when I let her touch the bird before releasing it into the air!

Anonymous said...

The 2 Anonymous above are from:
msstitcher12@yahoo.com

Susan said...

I love, love, love this fabric and have been lusting after it. lol. I sure hope I win cause I can't buy anymore fabric right now. Anyway,
I'm a new follower. So glad I found you. :)

Susan said...

This isn't really funny, but I think it is interesting. I have six children and one of my twin girls is also named Rebecca Lyn. We spell it differently but I love the name. Do you know the song??

Susan said...

I've linked up to the party.:)

Leah said...

Cute kids can make anything look better. I am a new follower. :)

MaryBeth said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

MaryBeth said...

My g-baby girl is visiting and we're just loving having her here. The other day she was fussing and crying because her mom was trying to leave to visit her brother-in-law. Gramps walked in and the tears turned off immediately as she lifted her arms and said "bubbles??" (a game on his I-pad). I cracked up because she JUST turned 2 and already knows how to play his I-pad. Hop this brings a smile to you.

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win the layer cake. It's one I've been tempted by several times! I am a follower. I'm sorry I have nothing funny from this week. It was that kind of week! LOL I did get to watch a possum meandering down the hill while I waited for the tow truck, though. =)

SoozeM said...

Sorry but I love the pillowcase, and think the fabrics look great together :) Either that or you take sensational photos that make everything look good :)

I am a follower!

SoozeM said...

Something funny - I dragged my poor hubby to a Better Homes and Gardens expo on the weekend. After getting stuck in road works and taking well over an hour to drive there we walked round and round the building trying to find the right door. Couldn't find it anywhere! Then I checked the tickets - oops it is next weekend!! Luckily we both saw the funny side of it :)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I'm a follower :)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I forgot to say that I have let my kids choose their own fabrics and then cringed later. They love their choices so much and I never have the heart to tell them how I feel. As long as they are happy that is all that matters.

My youngest (now 12) has always loved to play with boxes. I thought he had grown out of it until the other day. I received a fabric order and then I took the box and broke it down. I asked my son to take the box out to the recyclables but he was taking too long to come back inside so I went to look for him. He was standing out front with the box around his upper body like those people in a barrel that go over Niagara Falls. lol I guess he hasn't outgrown playing in boxes.

Hilachas said...

I have blogged about your giveaway at:
http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2012/02/im-in-swoon.html
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

MandMStudio said...

What a lovely giveaway. I have never seen this fabric line before but its adorable :)

mahoo said...

Hi. I'm a new follower.Found your blog through Charm About You and your Liebster blog award. Lovely blog.

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow you around:)

Marcia W. said...

Blogger tells me:
You are now following making rebecca lynne

http://makingrebeccalynne.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the nice giveaway. Little Apples is cute fabric and know there is just the right pattern on Moda Bake Shop.

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

"Nationwide is on my side. Nationwide is on your side. Nationwide is on our side. Nationwide is not on your side because they are on my side."
This little dittie was put together by my 3 yo grandniece who sang it to my mother and I.
Then, in all seriousness she looked at us and said, "Did you know that Nationwide was on MY side?"
You have to LOL after the kids leave.

hornferrada@gmail.com said...

One day a was in a store with my four little childrens, i was looking some wool, and they was junping arrond me ... I was a little crazy, the woman of the store say to me " belive me, they will grow fast and it survives, YES, it survives. I have four too, many time I thank I can't, but I am hier" . When I was so much tired or a little crazy, I remember her, it survives.

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for a chance to win! :) What great fabric!