Saturday, August 28, 2010

Birthday Giveaway

Today is my birthday and I have made it a little tradition of having a giveaway on this day.  So go ahead and leave me a comment and you will be entered to win some goodies.  I haven’t finished putting them together yet but don’t worry, it will be good!

I am also excited that I got a head start on my Charity Quilts for My Birthday goal of 40 charity quilts by the time I turn 40 years old.  Since I figured out that I needed to make 8 quilts every year for the next 5 years and I already have 2 made and donated, I would say that I am ahead of the game right now.  You know who else is doing awesome on her goal is Em from Em’s Scrapbag.  Great job, Em!    

I also wanted to show you what my husband got me for my birthday because I am so excited about it.  I have always wanted a design wall but we really don’t have the space for one.  But now I do! 

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Now here is where the magic happens…

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Isn’t that the coolest?  It is called a Vanishing Design Wall and I saw it advertised in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine and pointed it out to my husband.  The design wall is retractable and fits up inside the shelf.  The best part is that you can leave your blocks on the design wall and they stay put when you roll up the wall.  It is so handy! 

The TLC Custom Quilt sign is a gift from my sister from years ago.  I had an online custom baby/toddler bedding business with that name.  I had to close it due to problems with my back and I couldn’t keep up with all the orders.  My husband suggested putting it up there and I really like it.  The little quilt on the design wall is my Doll Quilt Swap 9 quilt top.  The deadline is fast approaching and I need to get it quilted and bound. 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave me a comment if you want to be entered in the drawing for some goodies!

53 comments:

Megan said...

Oh boy, I'm first! Well, in a giveaway that usually isn't a good thing, but at least I get to be the first to wish you Happy Birthday!

Tina said...

That vanishing design wall is so cool! Hope you had a great day! I'll take that doll quilt :). Any chance that I'm your secret partner?

Pepe said...

Have a onderfull day!:-)

Béa said...

JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE from France, Trisha !XOXO.

Sylke said...

Have a nice birthday :) Greetings from Norway

julieQ said...

Happy Birthday, Trish!! Hope you have a most wonderful day!

Brenda said...

Happy birthday!

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday!!
I love the vanishing design wall, what a great idea.

Mimi said...

I love that vanishing wall - what a clever idea! Hope your day was extra special and memorable!!
micheletimms(at)gmail(dot)com

Mimi said...

What do you call the pattern in your blog heading (it looks like a flower) - I would love to try this out it is awesome!! micheletimms(at)gmail(dot)com
Thanks!!

Aleisha said...

Happy Birthday! I love the design wall. One of these days I'm going to redesign my sewing room so I can have one as well.

Can't wait to see what you come up with for the giveaway. My birthday is tomorrow (30th). Would be neat to win a b-day present. :)

pklaw said...

Happy Birthday! Love your design wall idea - thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday!! You'll love having a design wall. What a great solution yours is!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday! That is a great birthday present...enjoy!

Debbie Cook said...

Happy Birthday. I had recently checked out that design wall idea and love it too. Yours looks perfect in that spot.

Andrea said...

Happy birthday! And lucky you with that vanishing design wall. It's really awesome!

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday. I love the design wall.

Always Sewing said...

Happy Birthday! I just love your vanishing design wall, very cool.

Jodie said...

My mother in law wants one of those vanishing design walls--Glad it works so well!

Stanton Blog said...

Wow, what a nice birthday present! Your husband is the most thoughtful guy ever. Happy Birthday.

traceyjay said...

I love that little design wall!

I sorely need to get one, but I'm officially out of batting.

Happy Birthday! I love your doll quilt!

Dayquilt said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I make mine last all week - try it :)

MichelleB said...

Happy Birthday! What a great present. Hope you have a great day.

Anne Ida said...

Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you had a wonderful day! Big hugs from me xxx

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Trisha! I hope you have a special day. I love the retractable design wall! What a CLEVER idea!

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday Trisha! The idea of your design wall is giveaway enough on your birthday. I'm popping over to that site right away. Hope you had a great day!

FML Crochet said...

Happy Birthday! Your charity quilt project is inspirational.

Melissa said...

Happy birthday! Girls with August birthdays are the coolest- I have it on good authority, since it was my birthday last week!

Sherri said...

Happy birthday! I saw that design wall in AP &Q too...good to hear a review on it! And I love your charity quilt challenge...it's inspired me to give more quilts to charity too!

Patty said...

Love the vanishing design wall. I am fortunate enough to have a large albeit unfinished room in a very comfortable basement so I just put inexpensive flannel tablecloths on the walls. I had to fold over the edge and put in grommets to hook to a header board on the concrete walls but they are wonderful to have.

Happy Birthday!

Alexis said...

Happy Birthday Trisha! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful day! That vanishing design wall is sooo cool. How sweet of your hubby to make your design wall dream come true for your bday!

scraphappy said...

What a great design wall. Especially handy in that you can leave the blocks on it while it rolls up. Then when you unroll it again you are ready to go. So clever.

Meghan said...

Happy Birthday!!

I love the design wall. What a wonderful concept. I also like the idea of donating 40 quilts before your 40th birthday. Hope you had a great day, thanks for a wonderful giveaway

Liz L said...

Happy birthday! Awesome design wall.

Anonymous said...

Phyllis says: Happy Birthday to you. The vanishing design wall is wonderful.

Lou said...

I forgot! Happy Birthday! Helen went to the Mariners' with Mike and the boys for hers...I stayed home and unpacked some more. Did I tell you I moved? Been crazy. Any way - looks like you got a great present...I've been thinking about one of those for myself! And a cruise! You must be living right!

pincushionpoints said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great one!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday! (a little late) My daughter's birthday was yesterday, she turned 16. I love the disign wall/shelf. I need one like that. You have a wonderful husband!

LindaW said...

Love your design wall. Seems like a perfect solution to displaying and hiding at the same time. Happy Birthday!

jabeybaby said...

Happy Birthday! I love your design wall, how awesome that you can leave your blocks on it when you roll it up!

Darlene B said...

Happy birthday and Happy anniversary! Your cruise pictures look wonderful - something my hubby and I hope to do someday - maybe when the kids graduate from college and grad school???

I am very interested in info about your design wall - can you email me details about where you got yours? Thanks! dsb448@att.net

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday!!What a sweet hubby to actually listen when you showed him something!=)Have a great day!

Rebekah said...

Happy Birthday (and anniversary!)

That invisible design wall is so cool!

Andee said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it is your best year yet...and you get lots of fabric!

peaknits said...

What a cool design wall. And a belated Happy Birthday indeed! Great job on two quilts towards your goal so far!

SubeeSews said...

I would love to win whatever the "goodies" are. I have just been granted access to the 9-patch exchange. I spent a great day pressing and cutting!
Subee

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! Love the design wall. Sounds like you have a husband like mine. We are very lucky that they understand. A giveaway sounds great. Bonnie in Iowa browne426@hotmail.com

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Happy Happy belated birthday!!! Yippee for you.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Happy Happy belated birthday!!! Yippee for you.

iSew said...

Happy Birthday! What a great gift. I was just wishing I had a design wall the other day, that's a great solution. :)

Lauren H said...

Belated birthday greetings! Love the gift from your hubby!

AnnieO said...

Happy Birthday! The 28th is my son's birthday too (he's 25). I popped over from Julie's blog to visit other 9 patch swappers. How sweet of you to have a giveaway on your birthday. I saw an ad for that disappearing design wall--what a terrific idea it is.

Petit Ange said...

I would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY and tell you how much I like your works!
Hugs from Hungary!

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