Holiday Hullabaloo Blog Hop....Day #3 My Post

Monday Dec. 2              Lily Pad Quilting

Tuesday Dec. 3             Sew Cal Gal
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Wednesday Dec. 4        Upstairs Hobby Room
Freemotion by the River
Thursday Dec 5              A Quilt & a Prayer
                                                 Tami’s Quilting Adventure
Friday Dec. 6                  Needled Mom

I am so excited and honoured to be a part of this Blog Hop! My first Hop as a contributor!! Let me start by introducing myself....
Hi, I'm Sandy. I wear a lot of hats just like the rest of you...wife (28yrs); Mother of 3 great adults...only one left at home, and that is only some weekends home from College. Very strange dealing with empty nest!; Part-time Bookkeeper (married a farmer, love rural life!!); Crafter(lifetime) I have always loved all things crafty, but when I found quilting a few years ago that was it!! I love everything about quilting, especially all the nice people I have connected with via the internet!! Which brings us right back to today!!
 I was thrilled to be asked to participate by Jacquelynne from The Art of Home . I love her website and blog. She is so talented.... artist, fabric designer, writer....check out her blog, online magazine, Etsy'll see what I mean.
 Jacquelynne Steves The Art of Home

I have only designed 2 very simple  project of my own so far, my nephew's quilt , a simple double sided game quilt and the olive green and cream quilt on my bed. There is so much to learn when you first start a new hobby, I have primarily been making other peoples designs. (But) I knew right away, when Jacquelynne asked me to participate, I wanted to come up with my own design for a simple and quick homemade gift idea using blackboard fabric, that I would be able to share with everyone who stopped by.  I hope you will find inspiration, an idea or two to run with and make your own or maybe you will even try out this project!
Also... read right to the bottom to make sure you don't miss out on anything fun like information on the prizes and my give away too!!

 Portable Chalkboard Mat
First one made, working out the kinks!

Another idea! Buffet Table Runner
(I'm going to post a pictorial for the Chalkboard Table Runner Dec 9)

Find the pattern here

Portable ChalkBoard Placemat 

Prizes....Don't worried I didn't forget!!

Ok, prizes... Jacquelynne is offering a randomly chosen prize per blog, valued at $15-30 (which means I don't even know what you will be winning) and a grand prize drawing at Jacquelynne Steves' blog, worth $100.00. So check out all the blogs to enter including Jacquelynne's, everyday, to increase your chances.

Also I have an October Quilty Box to give away!! I ended up with an extra box, and when I asked Tabitha if it was okay to offer it as a prize she said yes and offered a coupon code upstairs5.
 You can use the code to save $5.00 off your first box if you check out and like what you see. Good till December 19th.

(Sorry about the poor picture, I had taped up the box for mailing before I realized it wasn't in focus)

Now, how to run the prize draw... I thought about asking, how you follow me, but truthfully I have more Instagram followers than blog follower. If you want to follow me, please do I would love that, but I am not going to make that a requirement!! And forget about Facebook, I do have an account, and I think when I post to Instagram it goes to my wall or time line or something, and I know lots of people love it, but between Blogging, Instagram and Flickr  I'm maxed out, I need sewing time too!! lol..... so just look around my blog and leave a comment, letting me know what's your favorite part of Christmas , and you're in the draw for the 2 prizes on my blog. 2 prizes 2 winners! Good Luck everyone!! And thank you for dropping by!!! (P.S) if you do follow me on any of the social medias add another comment telling me how, and you just doubled your chances!! And thanks!!

Please note if you are a none reply entry, another person will be chosen! 

*I usually send a reply to everyone who stops by and leaves a comment, but depending on how many comments are left during the Hop I may not be able to get to everyone. So please don't be insulted if you do not receive a reply during the Holdiay Hullabaloo! Good luck everyone!! 

Blog Hop is Over.....

#36 Holiday Hullabaloo Has Started