Friday, March 28, 2008


I have decided to join in Genevieve's mermaid swap at Bella-Enchanted. I love mermaids, and collecting images, and am thinking of making a doll.

Also several weeks ago, Dana at Old Red Barn Co had a quilt giveaway. While I did not win the quilt, because I was #1 commenter, I won a $25 gift certificate from which I ordered some fantastic sugar scrubs and soaps which arrived yesterday.

I ordered Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub and Bulgarian Lavender Goat Milk Soap set, and Blackberry Sage Sugar Scrub, and Dana also included samples of Citrus Goat Milk Soap, Lemongrass Sage Goat Milk Soap, and Man Soap.
Thanks so much Dana, these smell heavenly!

I also wanted to share a quilt I made a number of years ago, that hangs in our living room. At one time, we went to visit some friends in McKinleyville, CA for several days. They took us to brunch at a place in Trinidad, and as we were leaving, I noticed a small house that was a quilt shop. I asked DH and our friends if we could stop there, and they kindly let me stop and look around. I noticed these lighthouse blocks that were printed onto muslin fabric, and also the whales in each corner. So that was my purchase. I also picked picked up the borders. DH asked me if I wanted anything else, and being afraid I was not going to be able to have any meals on the long drive home if I spent all his money I said no. But they this fabulous row boat fabric I thought would be great for the backing. When I got home I called up and ordered it. The owner, remembered who I was and pointed out my DH had asked if I wanted anything else.

When I got home, I made the center section, which was from a booklet I had by the Picket Fence, High Tide Series called All Hands on Deck. The original quilt did not have the sailboat, I incorporated that in from somewhere else. Susan Nixon of Desertsky Quilting at that time had a quilting business and quilted it for me. I won a prize that year at the California State Fair for this one when I entered it.


swooze said...

Wow that is lovely. WOuld love to see a pic of that backing too.

Lea said...

OMG!!!!!!!!! Karrin, This prize winner quilt is ture winning quilt! It's soooooo gorgeous! I love it. I'll show my son, Myles who has been asking me to make a ship quilt.He'll love it.*S*

Kim said...

Great quilt! And we love that part of California--when the kids were younger, we used to go camping at Patrick's Point just north of Trinidad. Have you been there? We've spent HOURS on Agate Beach, hunting for agates. I didn't quilt back then, though, so I've never been to that shop. Those printed muslin panels were a neat find!

Kathie said...

great quilt! It deserves to win a prize, very creative use of those lighthouses.
I really like it.

Nadine said...

WOW, WOW ! This quilt is sooo gorgeous, Karrin. No wonder you won a prize with it. It is particularly inspiring to me, as my grandson Andrea (aged 3) is claiming a "boat quilt" from Nana :>) ... sooner or later, one stitch at a time...... And also I love everything related to the sea (as well as mermaids !).
Nice, yummy goodies in the mail also, and you deserve them so much ! (Another package is flying to you :>)

Wishing you a very happy Sunday, dear !

(Thanks also for your kind comment on my blog)

Wendy said...

Congrats on the prize winning quilt. Just gorgeous.

Susan said...

Love the mermaid picture, I've clicked over to see what the swap is about, but I probably won't do it because of time right now. How nice to revisit that quilt!

jay paul said...

Your post really cool and interesting. Thanks very much.

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