Saturday, July 10, 2010

Really? And some news for me!

So, I'm really surprised that no one entered in the drawing yesterday. So I'm extending it all weekend...just post a comment today or tomorrow (Cutting off comments at midnight on Sunday) and you'll be entered. Maybe everyone was just busy since it was Friday. I'd really hate to think I am talking to myself.

I'm making progress on my first advent calender, down to appliquing the numbers on the squares, and then making the pockets. It's more work than I thought.

Oh, my news!!!

I got a minivan! FINALLY! I've been NEEDING something bigger for a while, and WANTING a minivan, but we couldn't afford another vehicle, and Lee was set against a van, LOL. He thinks he's too young. (He'll be 30 in a couple of months!)

I'll try to post pictures sometime...soon. If I remember to charge the camera batteries, that is!

Talk to ya soon! I'm beginning to wish it WERE Christmas, and not's just too hot here in North Alabama!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Giveaway Friday!

Ok! So what have you been up to this week?

Leave a comment and let me know, and you'll be entered for the random drawing later this evening!


Colorful Christmas by Riley Blake Designs, bought from the Fat Quarter Shop!

I've already cut these into the 4.5" squares needed for the Advent calender. You will recive 12 different prints, 4 - 4.5" squares of each print, for a total of 48 squares. You will still need sashing, binding, backing, and batting to make the advent calender, but this is a GREAT start to your little mini quilt!

Fine Print....

1 comment per person.

If you are not already following, Follow me and then leave another comment telling me that you have for another entry.

Blog about Christmas in July with Our Mama Sews and link back to me, then comment again with a link to your blog for another entry.

Blog or e-mail your pictures of your Christmas in July projects and earn another entry! can earn up to 5 entries to win these precut squares! Prizes get better each week, and you are not forbidden to enter again later if you win this week! I will use a random generator to pick the winner, so it will be fair!

Open until 8PM CST.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kicking off!

Ok Ladies (and Gents!), it's time to kick off Christmas In July with Our Mama Sews!

We skipped the first few days to allow everyone to enjoy the Independence Day weekend with your family! Hope you had a blast! We sure did!
There will be prizes awared for participation, so those of you that have been e-mailing me instead of posting comments, or who have been hiding in the woodwork, it's time to come out and play! There will be a prize given here every Friday in July; some of them are smaller, and some are really nice!

I had planned on making this a sew along with prizes only awarded for making the featured project, but then decided that you may or may not need to make an advent calender for each of your kiddos! LOL! are free to make ANYTHING Christmas related (even Christmas gifts!). You MUST, however, e-mail, blog, or link in comments about your project, and give me permission to share with everyone else to qualify for the big prize given at the end of the month!

To qualify for the smaller prizes (which are surprises in themselves!), just make a comment under any post this week, and I will draw at the end of the week.

1. 1 entry per person in comments, per day
2. Earn an extra entry by blogging/e-mailing/sharing photos of your project and posting another comment that day telling me this and make yourself eligible for the main prize at the end of the month.

So to re-cap....

If you are just following along and want to wish us good luck and Christmas Cheer....just comment with us to earn a chance to win.

If you are excited about getting a head start on Christmas this year with decor, gifts and more, leave a comment, go do your craft, and share it with us! You'll be qualified for the big giveaway at then end of the month!