Friday, October 23, 2009

Deluxe Rabbit Tarot Give Away!

CONGRATS to Mona C of Georgia,
She is the winner of the Deluxe Rabbit Tarot Set!!

My friend Nakisha and I are having a give away!

All of this is in preparation for Nakisha's gallery show of the original art for the Rabbit Tarot, which opens November 14th at the City Trees Gallery in Ballard, Washinton. For more details visit her website. Nakisha has graciously invited me to show some of my Tarot pouches and quilts with her at the show. We have joined together to celebrate with this fun giveaway! Anyone... anywhere... can enter, unless you are family, or have already won something from her in the last year.

What you can win:
The Deluxe Tarot set. This includes a deck of Nakisha's beautiful Rabbit Tarot Cards, one of my hand quilted Rabbit Tarot Pouches (seen below) a bunny pin back button and three Rabbit Tarot postcards. A $48. value!

How to Win:
Leave a comment on Nakisha's blog or this blog post. Be sure to include a way to contact you!

Bonus Entries:
Do any of the following; each * will count as one additional entry:

*Follow this blog (or mention you already follow it in the comments).
*Follow Nakisha's blog (or mention you already follow in the comments)at
*Follow us on twitter cottontailquilt AND bluedogrose AND Tweet (once) this phrase-

RT Win a FREE Rabbit Tarot Deck and Deluxe Tarot Pouch from @bluedogrose @cottontailquilt

Contest ends October 30th, and the winner will be selected by a random number generated by, and Nakisha will announce the winner on her blog on October 31st, 2009.

If you can't wait to have your own Rabbit Tarot Set, I have a Limited Edition Luxury Set in my shop at

Or visit bluedogrose's shop for your own deck at:

These are some examples of other pouches I have made to coordinate with the Rabbit Tarot Cards.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Daisy Tarot Pouch is honored in a treasury!

thank you to nutmegnsassafras at Etsy for including me in this adorable daisy treasury.

We live in northern Michigan and our daisy season has ended until next spring. I thank you so much for bringing spring into my heart for the long cold winter ahead.

Please take a look at the sweet daisies that have been collected for us to enjoy!!

Etsy :: Treasury List

Thank you again, nutmegnsassafras

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm sorry to announce that the "Name This Fabric" contest was a bust. I waited all day today for any final entries, but there just wasn't much interest.

I will leave the offer open until the fabric is named.
Thank you to the entrants. I really appreciate your suggestions!

Exciting news just came my way on Tuesday.

My friend Nakisha is having a show of her beautiful paintings in Seattle at the City Trees Gallery on November 14th. She will be showcasing the original watercolors of Little White and Dutch Rabbit she painted that are used as the images for her Rabbit Tarot Cards. She has asked me to include the carrying pouches I've quilted and two Tarot quilts (I'm still working on) featuring my adaptation of her paintings.

I am so honored and excited that Nakisha has asked me to have my quilts and pouches join her on her very special day!!

If you live in the Seattle area, please stop by and say hello to her on November 14th. She may even give you a reading. She has 10 years experience and it should be a lot of fun.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Summers End

Summer has officially ended.

We fired up the wood stove today and that always signals the beginning of fall.
Last spring we split and stacked 5 cords of apple wood and that's what we have burning now. The smell is divine.

Frank was out in the back 40 taking pictures today and I thought I'd share them with you. The season of natures magnificient color is so short.


This is out over the pond.


These are at the bottom of the driveway.

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The days are getting shorter and nights colder. Snow is forcasted for tonight. The nostalgic thoughts of a quilting hoop on my lap, holding a warm and cozy quilt makes the end of summer less melancholy. My season of quilting has begun!

I will post a quilting project next time. Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Name This Fabric Contest!

I just finished this little quilt that features my original hand made fabric. I have used upcycled fabric and threads to create this fun, textured fabric. I quilted over all the little pieces to make it stable and keep it from shedding. My studio is covered with a million brightly colored fuzzies that escaped the quilting needle.

After the quilt was pieced, I added the floral elements in cottons and felted wool. All are needle turn appliqued. Doesn't it look like an impressionist painting? I've titled it: "Field of Wildflowers"

But.....I have a problem.......this fabric needs a name! Can you help?

I have been playing around and can't find the right one. So...I'm having a contest. Name This Fabric.
For the next 10 days I'm open to any and all suggestions. Just leave your idea and email address in the comment box here and on October 15th I will announce the winner. As a thank you for helping me, I will award the winner a 6x9 inch bag, featuring the fabric.... with it's new name!

I thank you all, in advance, for your entries. Please keep it clean. I look forward to reading all of your creative ideas.