Applique Tuesday Not & Giveaway



Yesterday was a tad difficult.  Not only did I have the fun of having both boys here, but my TMJ and allergies were acting up, it got to 112 on the patio, and I had a guild meeting to go to. Sunday and Monday were at 110 too so by Tuesday I felt fried every time I stepped out of the house.  I meant to mention that my last DWM post was my 1,000 post for this blog, but my cooked brain couldn't remember much.

So this is the 1001 post for A Quilting Reader's Garden.  I can't believe I am there.  So most people do a giveaway or something - think I'll do one, too.  Did I get to any applique since last Tuesday? No, other than making more musical symbols and thinking about LE.  Every time I see one, I want to start on mine again.  And today I went off on a scouting trip for our next Seniors Field Trip at our church.  We took the train to Downtown LA, caught a subway and another train to Exposition Park and had a great time.  This one is doable!  Lots of things to see and do. We went specifically for the Pompeii exhibition, but people can do anything they want in the 4 hours they will have to explore before getting back on the trains.  Took all day.

Back to the Giveaway - I've decided to giveaway a quilt (one in photo, about 48" x 60").  This will run from today til next Tuesday, September 23rd, midnight.  There are several ways you can enter:
  1. comment on this post answering:  Can you work in the heat? 
  2. follow this blog and let me know you did, 
  3. mention this giveaway on your blog and let me know you did,
  4. Visit Rhonda, check out her BOMs and BOWs and tell me in a comment on this post which is your favorite;
  5. visit Karen here and leave a comment on her blog and let me know you did.
  6. Visit Mercy here and leave a comment  on her blog and let me know you did.
Be sure you are not a no-reply blogger because if you are your chances will be nil.  Good Luck!

Comments

Crickets Corner said…
Congratulations on the 1001 post and thanks so much for the giveaway. I'm in Missouri and I can't function when the temp reaches 85 so can't even begin to imagine how you're braving the 100+ temps. Try and stay cool.
Crickets Corner said…
I'm a quiet follower of your blog via Bloglovin.
Crickets Corner said…
Went over to Rhonda's blog and checked out her BOM's & BOW's. I love the Teapot and Lazy Hearts BOM's and downloaded the patterns. Thanks for sending me over.
Crickets Corner said…
I'm now following Karen's blog. Thanks for sending me over to discover it. I did leave a comment.
Crickets Corner said…
Went to Mercy's blog and viewed her wonderful work. Left a message letting her know and she gained a new follower.
Catherine said…
I've been following you on Bloglovin for some time.
We have a more temperate climate here in the UK and the hottest it has been this summer is 76f. We are having an Indian summer with the days starting misty and cool but beautiful warm and sunny afternoons. Perfect for gardening so quilting is on a back burner.
Congratulations on your 1000 (and 1001) post- that shows commitment!
Catherine said…
I linked your post to my blog this morning too.
Catherine said…
I visited Rhonda's blog and had a look at her amazing BOWs and BOMs. I love her Texas Wildlife Adventure awaits, although it was difficult to choose. The jumping fish block was really fun.
Chantal said…
You sound completely done with the hot weather! Me too. I feel like a washed out rag in the afternoons. I really hate the heat and sit quietly working on something so I don't work up a huge sweat. Winter is on it's way - it has to be!
Luckily my basement studio is very COOL in the summer....so yes I can sew i the summer....but if were hot...NO!!! I lived in Arizona for 30 plus years and couldn't wait to get out of that heat!!! UGH!!!! Now 90 is HOT for me!!! LOL!!!
desertskyquilts said…
I work VERY well in the heat, if it isn't humid. If it's humid, it can be 80 and I'm not very motivated! Thanks for the giveaway. That's a beautiful quilt and I'd love to own it. =) dezertsuz at gmail
desertskyquilts said…
I do follow your blog, by e-mail.
dezertsuz at gmail
I can't do anything in the heat plus I rarely go out unless it's to an air conditioned car.
I follow you everywhere....giggle.
That's really hard. I'll pick Leafing Through the Year...just because I love leaves.
desertskyquilts said…
I like all of Rhonda's everything! I first found her blog when she was doing the embroidered leaves, and that's still one of my favorites of her projects. dezertsuz at gmail
I posted on Mercy's blog and joined.
I posted about your giveaway.
desertskyquilts said…
I tried to leave a comment on Mercy's blog, but she has the embedded comment box, so I couldn't. She called her block non-traditional, and the fabrics might have been, but I think that block would look right at home on any Baltimore Album quilt of the traditional time! I hope she can make another for herself - too beautiful not to have one!
Chantal said…
Congrats on your 1001 posts. YEAH! Long live A Quilting Reader's Garden blog!!
I don't mind working in the heat but NOT in hot and humid weather. That's a killer. When it is hot humid and hazy I go hide in the basement. Thanks for the chance of winning such a lovely prize.
Chantal said…
I've been following you for a few months now. ;^)
Chantal said…
I did visit Rhonda (which I follow too) and although I love all her quilts, I have to say "In these shoes" is the best!
Chantal said…
I've been following Karen for a few weeks now and love her work too. I did leave a message.
Chantal said…
I didn't know Mercy and I am glad you sent me there. She does very beautiful work and I did mention it to her.
desertskyquilts said…
Ditto on Karen's blog. I always love what she does and was so excited to see her owl quilt. That is wonderful!
Sally said…
Well, I live in Az where it's over 100 for at least 4 months--I don't do much quilting when it's over 120 though! Love the quilt. thanks for chance
Sally said…
I've been a follower for a long time! congrats on 1001!!
Deanna said…
Angie,
Congratulations on your 1001 blog posting! You are amazing to do this! To answer your question: Can you work in the heat? Yes, only if I have AC, otherwise no. And, I am a follower of your blog. I enjoy seeing all the beautiful things you've made. Very inspiring!!
Hugs!
Bonnie58 said…
Beautiful quilt. Thanks so much for sharing.
Bonnie58 said…
I am an email follower. Thanks. Love your blog.
Bonnie58 said…
I really like rhonda's quilt, when nature calls. Congrats on the anniversary.!!
barbara woods said…
Have to have the air on, thanks
Emily Nudge said…
Nice quilt but as I'm your daughter and already own a WONDERFUL quilt I have on my wall plus just a few others I'll pass on trying to win - do family members even qualify? heehee

Hope the heat goes away soon!
Kathy MacKie said…
What a generous gift and many to thanks for thinking of us on your special anniversary.
margaret said…
a lovely quilt, I am envious of your heat as I love it and yes still stitch but it never gets so very hot here in the UK
margaret said…
I am now a follower as saw about you on BilieBee`s blog
Leah Bright said…
It's more fun quilting when it's a bit cooler! Congratulations on your anniversary.
Karen H said…
I am so far behind in my reading what with trying to prepare for the quilt show this weekend. Thanks you so much for the shout out! You are a doll. The quilt is wonderful and I know it will keep someone toasty warm this winter! I'm a cold weather girl so working in the heat is not my favourite thing to do but I do it anyway! I just can't help myself!
Kathy Davis said…
I don't go out in the heat unless I absolutely have too. I am blessed with a great air conditioner system. Couldn't work without it.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net
mb said…
I am not a heat person. I live in Florida and when it is hot is just to much for me. love your blog Mary - mburnette912@bellsouth.net
Chantal said…
I visited Rhonda's blog! I just love the teapot's. Thanks for the recommendation to visit her blog.
Janie said…
No I cannot work in the heat.
Gill said…
Congratulations!!
I don't like working in the heat but I'm in England and we don't get very high temperatures!!
Gill said…
Congratulations!!
I don't like working in the heat but I'm in England and we don't get very high temperatures!!
Gill said…
Congratulations!!
I don't like working in the heat but I'm in England and we don't get very high temperatures!!
Gill said…
I already follow Rhonda - such a generous lady!
I love her 'When Nature Calls'
Gill said…
I visited Mercy!
Bonni said…
Can I work in the heat? Yes but don't like to. Don't expect me to zip right along. It's more like a leisurely pace of stitch stitch stop stitch. LOL.
Bonni said…
I just visited Rhonad's site. I love the Lazy Hearts BOM. It's great to see how many different ways you can make the hearts and theme them.
Bonni said…
I'm already one of your followers and it is quite a feat to have done so many postings so far! I really love reading everything that you post so keep up the good work!

Congrats!
Bonni said…
Thanks for putting in the link to Karen's blog. She has wonderful things there. I left a message telling her so and have also now started to follow her. Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction.
i CAN'T WORK IN HEAT BECAUSE i AM RENAL AND USE OXYGEN
Bonni said…
Oh my goodness! All those beautiful fabrics on Mercy's site!!!!! I commented on them. Thanks for sending me her direction.
June D said…
Congrats on all your progress!

At first it was really hard to work in the heat, but now I have fans set up and move them from room to room so I am getting somethings done.

Thank you for putting my name in the hat for your wonderful drawing!
June D said…
I receive your updates sent in an email and I just now clicked to follow you via google.

Thanks!
Clare Moore said…
I do not do well in the heat either. Melting is not a good look. I much prefer spring and autumn weather which is so much more liveable.
Clare Moore said…
I follow your blog and really enjoy visiting.
June D said…
I visited your friends blog what a lot of projects! I have never done any embroidery but think I will someday. A is for Aardvark looked like it would be fun.
June D said…
I visited Karen's blog and left a note on her orange crush quilt - so pretty and such nice tips!

June D said…
I visited Mercy's blog and enjoyed her work. I had trouble finding where to leave a comment but did figure it out on the How Long Does Something Like this Take post. Thanks for the chance.
Chantal said…
I have published a post with a link to your giveaway. Hope you get many many more newcomers. Again, thanks for the chance. See me at
http://atthecornerofscrapandquilts.blogspot.ca/
judith said…
Wow Angie, many blogs and beautiful quilts.
I am a follower
judith said…
I want you to know I left a comment yesterday, but I guess it was just practice. I can and do work in the heat. My shop is a Sweat Shop. I also, garden, and live in your town which is cooler today but has been very warm, okay, HOT!
judith said…
I shared your post on fb yesterday .
judith said…
I shared your post on fb yesterday .
PK Sews said…
Congratulations on your prolific blogging, and thanks for sharing this awesome quilt! I can't believe that you are giving something so beautiful away! We don't have air conditioning in our old farmhouse in Wisconsin, so you would think I would be used to working in the heat. But no, when the temperature gets above 90, the sewing room get abandoned and I sit in front of a fan and read.
PK Sews said…
I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the inspiration and your commentary on California. I lived there for awhile and still miss it, so I love reading about it. I envy you going to the Pompeii exhibit!
PK Sews said…
I visited Rhonda. I love "When Nature Calls"!
PK Sews said…
I visited Karen and commented on her great post in which she discussed what's unique about her work. I've been following her blog for a long time because I love everything that she does!
PK Sews said…
I visited Mercy and commented on her beautiful Baltimore block. Thanks for introducing me to her beautiful blog!
Kath said…
Heat? LOL not much of that in England! Please let me pay the shipping if I am lucky enough to win.
Kath said…
I just signed up as a follower, I look forward to reading more.
Angie Congratulations on your 1001st post! Woot, woot! I cannot do anything in the heat besides jump in the refreshing lake! And I despise A/C so stay in the lake I do. Off to Yankee Stadium so I'll check back later. Hugs, Karen
tubakk said…
Congratulations on your 1000 posts! I find it difficult to work with my fabrics when it's hot. This summer has been the warmest since 1903 in Norway. So I did nothing but my small hexies.
tubakk said…
Oh yes, I follow this blog, for sure.
Jackie Thompson said…
I can't work in the heat. When I lived alone, the only way I would notice the heat was by realizingy my productivity was really low. I am now married, and my husband keeps the house very cool. I go outside to thaw. :)
Jackie Thompson said…
Rhonda's "In These Shoes" is really awesome!
Jackie Thompson said…
Congratulations, and thanks for the chance to win this beautiful quilt! I follow via Feedly.
Rosa said…
Congratulatioms con 1001 post,that"s a fabulous milestone.Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous quilt!!
Rosa said…
Yes,I love heat.Here,Spain,July and August are the month most heattest and are ones of my fav months.

Of course,I do follow your blog by GFC!!
Sally said…
Love Rhonda's When Nature Calls!!
Sally said…
Oh my, did you see Karen's Piccadilly to the Nines! Awesome, I just had to leave her a comment. I need to make one!
Sally said…
Mercy certainly does beautiful applique! I posted to tell her so and that you had sent me there! Thanks
Sally said…
Posted about your 1001 posts and giveaway on my blog!
KaHolly said…
Congrats on your 1001st post! That's quite an accomplishment. I work best in the heat. I hate to be cold, like I am today. Time to head south with the birds.
KaHolly said…
I am a new follower and looking forward to not only your new post, but to taking time to check out your archives!
KaHolly said…
I posted about your give away on my most recent post.
KaHolly said…
I visited Karen's blog and left a comment on her exquisite work!
Michelle Jude said…
I like working in my flowers when it's hot
Michelle Jude said…
I commented on Karen's blog
Michelle Jude said…
I commented on Mercy's blog
pippirose said…
I cannot function at ALL in the heat. Can't think, can't stitch, can't do anything but whine and complain! LOL.
pippirose said…
I follow you via GFC.
GarmA said…
Can't do anything in the heat except drink ice tea!
GarmA said…
I'm following your blog!
GarmA said…
Love Rhonda's teapots!
GarmA said…
I commented on Karen's blog.
GarmA said…
commented on Mercy's blog
Joan H. said…
Congratulations! I enjoy hot weather as long as I don't have to work outdoors. Give me a fan and a cold drink and I'm happy.
Joan H. said…
Follow your blog by email.
Kathy said…
no - just can't bring myself to sew when I'm all hot and sticky
Vickie said…
Wow ! What a generous giveaway ! Heat...I live in Central Texas, we have HEAT. My answer is yes and no. No for the most part unless it's something I really want to do....then somehow I can ! LOL
Vickie said…
I'm a new follower, I found you from a post on Kaholly's blog
Kathy E. said…
Can I work in the heat? Not very well, I'm afraid, especially since I'm in the midst of menopause! Ugh. When I sew, I have 2 fans running and the AC pumped up just to keep me cool.
Kathy E. said…
I visited Rhonda's blog and chose her Lazy Hearts as my favorite BOM. I love hearts on anything!
Susan Torrens said…
I'm a blog follower too!
Heat doesn't bother me too much, especially for sewing, but humidity is another matter! We have high humidity in the summer, then head south for the winter, so more humidity. I'm afraid I resort to hiding in the air conditioning more than I'd like to admit!
Arianna M. said…
Congrats! I can work in the heat, as long as I'm not doing something that makes me hotter.
c said…
I follow your blog, I do not work int he heat. My shop cannot keep up against 110 degree weather and I love it when it finally gets into the 70's here in Central TX. Please include me in your giveaway, I would share with Billie, lol.

aka kingcooper0001@aol.com
Carrie P. said…
Congrats on 1001 posts! That is exciting. What a generous giveaway you are having. Lovely quilt.

I do not like working in the heat. No way, No how!
Carrie P. said…
I am a follower even though I have not been reading blogs much lately. Lot of family stuff going on.
QuiltSwissy said…
I left a comment on Mercy's blog. did you know her husband dyes fabric? I need to get mine working!
QuiltSwissy said…
Hands down, on Rhonda's blog I would choose the Outhouses! I have visited her before for those same Outhouses! I just love them.
QuiltSwissy said…
I live in Louisiana and that is the only way we work! And we always add heat to our food as well!
QuiltSwissy said…
I just set up post that will hit my blog tomorrow telling my followers about your giveaway! I had to check my number of posts and I was surprised to find the counter at 1806! My it flies by, doesn't it!

Congratulations on your 1001th post!

Becky said…
I can work when it is hot but not in the direct sunshine. i don't quilt when it is hot but I will piece. thankfully at my house it doesn't get that hot very often.
Vivian said…
When I lived up North (NY) I couldn't stand the heat and always ran into the air conditioner. I live in the South now and it doesn't bother me anymore, I guess my body got used to it. I also work outside most of the year so I was forced to acclimate to it. Congrats on your 1001 post!
Karen Propes said…
I can work in the heat if I have a fan, rather have air conditioner. But sometimes you gotta do what ever if you are working on a quilt.
ncjeepster@aol.com
Karen Propes said…
I follow you via Bloglovin and email, GFC. Your quilt is beautiful!
ncjeepster@aol.com
Karen Propes said…
Stopped by Rhonda's and could hardly pull myself away. I love all her BOM's. When Nature calls is so pretty, especially Block 3. We have some land in TN and we built a little cabin/shed. I would love to do that quilt and make the outhouse as little cabins. Thanks for sharing, I love her patterns.
ncjeepster@aol.com
Karen Propes said…
Went to Karen's blog and left her a comment.

ncjeepster@aol.com
Karen Propes said…
Left Mercy a comment on her blog. Thanks for sharing these blogs with us to help learn new techniques and more.
ncjeepster@aol.com
Rike Busch said…
Wow! What an amazing quilt! And congratulations for 1001 post! Thanks for sharing!
Greetings, Rike
Rike Busch said…
I just commented at Karen's blog today in tje morning. :-)
Rike Busch said…
And i just started following you via Bloglovin and Google friends :-D
Ginger Smith said…
Just started following you, and can't have enough projects. Congrats on 1001 posts.
Mona said…
I love the pillow design and even more I love the scraps. (I usually pick out of the garbage what everyone else is throwing away!) I have loads of fun with my scraps, but perhaps it's a symbol of my unwillingness to commit (to cutting up larger pieces of beautiful fabric). I'm a scrapaholic and a fabricaholic. what can I say.
Nancy L said…
I don't do very well working in the heat! I've worked too long in ac to be able to do that... Thanks for the giveaway!
patty a. said…
I cannot work in the heat and heat for me is anything above 70 degrees. What a fantastic and generous prize!
LynCC said…
I can work in the heat if I have a GOOD fan around! Of course, then there are issues with blowing pieces. . .
Pauline Perry said…
I went to Ravelly's blog and looked at Rhoda's designs - they are AMAZING!!! Hard to decide on a favourite quilt though! I really love the combination of embroidery and patchwork. Leafing through the Year is probably my #1 pick but I also LOVE A is for Ardvark, and In These SHoes - oh as well as the Hearts quilt.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com
Pauline Perry said…
As far as working in heat - NO!!!!! I hate being hot and without air conditioning I would not survive where you live. It makes me feel so lethargic - and that is not good.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com
Pauline Perry said…
I visited Karen and left a comment on her amazing hexie works - her quilts are beautiful - I had no idea you could make such fabulous designs with hexies.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com
Pauline Perry said…
I went to visit Mercy and her applique work is gorgeous - I loved the big bird design. Hawaiian quilting is truly fascinating.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com
Pauline Perry said…
I have signed up for your newsletter and can't wait to get it!! What a generous giveaway - thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous quilt.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com
Kelly Massman said…
What a beautiful quilt. I have a hard time working in the heat (especially in the sun--as I have lupus). thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail
Brenda said…
I have a really hard time working in the heat. I am just a hot sweaty puddle in the heat.
Brenda said…
I went over to Rhonda's blog and checked out her BOM's & BOW's. I love the Teapots.
Brenda said…
Posted on Karen's blog for her giveaway. I am a follower of hers.
I follow you via GFC and love all your work Angie! What a fantastic giveaway. Thank you
I shared on my blog late last night... Yeehaw! Sending followers your way!
totally forgot - thanks for reminding
I follow you on my feedly reader
Annette S said…
I came over from Karen's blog, love the quilt. Here in the Midwest it has been hot then cold and my air is still on. Love the heat but need my air.
Tabitha Keener said…
Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com
GranChris said…
Congratulations! 110 is too hot for me. I can't handle 95 anymore. Of course in the South we also have 95% humidity. Your quilt is lovely. Someone will love winning it.