Prior to the Christmas holidays, several designers participated in the the Cross Country Christmas quilt designer blog hop. It was a wonderful blog hop with lots of interesting posts, sharing of holiday stories and traditions plus many free projects. I won a fabulous packet of items from Linda Lum deBono who blogs at dzyning things. It was almost like it was created just for me. I had looked at my LQS and local bookstore for the American Patchwork and Quilting 2010 calendar, but could not find one. While blog surfing, I discovered the quilt on the cover of the calendar. The designer said that yes her quilt was on the cover. It's a scrap quilt and I seem to collect scrap quilt patterns :) I am thrilled to have this calendar hanging in my office at school. I want to make table runners this year so the book Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II is another perfect match. The magazine (love, love, love magazines) Bags, Pillows & Pincushions is another perfect match. Linda also included several fat quarters from her own fabric line. I'm thrilled with my goodies. Thank you, Linda!
Melinda who blogs at Creations by Melinda has been featured several times on the Selvage blog. She graciously made pincushions and gave them away to everyone who posted on her blog about her give-away. I love pincushions and this one is great. Thank you, Melinda! It is already in use in my sewing room.