Thursday, April 24, 2008

Howdy-ho Neighbors

I have a number of points of business, so listen up!

1. Don't buy the Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleanser. By the time we finally stopped using it, we had mildew growing in our shower. Now, the glass, it looked fabulous. The tile, not so much.

I don't know if you can see it in the photo below, but those black spots, mildew. And all that pinkish scum I'm assuming is from our water, but it washes away with a little scrubbing. OxyClean = Luv4Eva


2. May is coming up and it is an important month to me and my family. Why? It is Preeclampsia Awareness Month and if you don't already know, both of my daughters were born early (Darsie at 28-weeks and Elise at 34-weeks) because to preeclampsia. I am still working out the logistics of how the raffle will work (if you have any knowledge on this part, help a girl out), but I will be raffling off a baby quilt that is currently in progress. The top has been machined-pieced of 100% cotton. It is currently basted to a polyester batting and a 100% cotton backing and is in the process of being machine-quilted. I used a thin batting so this quilt will be perfect for warmer Spring and Summer temperatures.

100% of the money that this quilt manages to raise, whether it be $1 or $1,000,000 will go to the Preeclampsia Foundation.

The quilt, in progress.
Preeclampsia Quilt

A close-up view of the front of the quilt.
Preeclampsia Quilt

Another close-up view.
Preeclampsia Quilt

This is the back of the quilt, 100% white cotton. This showcases the machine quilting that I am doing on it.
Preeclampsia Quilt Back

A work in progress.
Preeclampsia Quilt

3. Next post, I'm giving away a felt pizza!


Swistle said...

Oooo, I love those fabrics! You have such an eye for colors/patterns.

Evan and Drew said...

Beautiful quilt, did you make it on a sewing machine?

Mommy Daisy said...

Too bad about the shower cleaner.

The quilt is lovely. I LOVE the colors. So nice.

Katy said...

Quilt is fabulous. I hope you also post a lot of info about preeclampsia--some of us are woe-fully ignorant.