And the winners are…

Well, I decided since you were all so sweet (and I really didn’t want to do three different drawings) that I would pick three winners for the free Art of the Quilt Calendar Birthday Giveaway, as the publisher had sent me three free copies to give away. And then the lucky winners could all receive them before Christmas (just in case they MIGHT be giving it as a gift)!

I felt a lot of pressure about picking the numbers, so I consulted my friend Gigi Google and she picked for me.

Screen shot 2012-12-15 at 11.56.50 AM
Screen shot 2012-12-15 at 11.56.50 AM

If you have your microscope out you’ll see that numbers 11, 6 & 9 won the drawing!

My detectiving indicates that means that Hilda (featured in this blog), Cyndy and Cassandra are the WINNERS!, Congratulations ladies! I will mail them to you on Monday!

But WAIT! There’s a bit of a mystery!

When Joanie asked me where she could get the calendars, I went and asked Gigi Google and she showed me this photo:

The Art of the Quilt Calendar Mystery cover
The Art of the Quilt Calendar Mystery cover

Well, that’s not the calendar I have with that title. But I checked out the photos on the back and loย and behold…

The Art of the Quilt Calendar new back cover
The Art of the Quilt Calendar new back cover

My three quilts are in this calendar, as well. And it’s printed by the same company.

Something very fishy is goin on here… How did some quilts get removed and replaced with others?ย Oh, I wish I knew the story behind this!

Please hold as I detective this case!

Oh, and by the way, the calendar can be found at Wooden Gate Quilts, Barnes & Noble and at my friend Gigi’s home.

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Happy Birthday to me (and you!)

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me

This weekend I celebrated my 21st birthday, so I’m legal to drink. Add to that I also celebrated my 18th birthday, so I can vote. Plus, it was my sixteenth birthday, so I can legally speed down the freeway. ย Oh, yeah, plus my terrible two birthday because I can be a brat. And one to grow on.

I hope all of that was confusing enough to obscure the large number of birthday’s I was celebrating this year!

My beautiful birthday roses!
My beautiful birthday roses!

I do love my birthday. It’s the one day I don’t have to feel guilty about doing anything I want! This year I did pretty much nothing for the “actual” day and did partying things for the other (not actual) days! Perfecto!

Love the stitches on this card!
Love the stitches on this card!

I did recieve this card from my three-year-old twin grand niece and nephew.

Alethea's birthday portrait, by D
Alethea’s birthday portrait, by D

It came with some portraits included. This is me (a great likeness, if I do say so).

The twins & Uncle Steve, by O
The twins & Uncle Steve, by O

The twins on the bottom. And my darling husband is the green scribble – practically a photographic likeness!

The Art of the Quilt Calendar 2012 - Starring Alethea Ballard!
The Art of the Quilt Calendar 2013 – Starring Alethea Ballard!

For my birthday I am giving out a present!

back view of The Art of the Quilt Calendar 2012 - Starring Alethea Ballard!
back view of The Art of the Quilt Calendar 2013 – Starring Alethea Ballard!

Orange Circle Studio, who has put out a calendar with THREE of my quilts, sent me some 2013 calendars as a gift to share with you, my dear readers!

It’s very cool, because there is a pouch in the back with the full instructions for each of the thirteen quilts in this calendar! Wow! That’s such a great addition!

I would like to send the first calendar out on Friday to one lucky blog reader.

All you have to do is comment that you’d like one for yourself or some dear friend and I’ll pick a winner. If you don’t win this time, stay tuned for another give-away next week!