March 15, 2011

A New Friend and a GIVE-AWAY!

Friends! What would we do without them?? There are many types of friends -- those that we consider family; friends we work with, go to church with, neighbors; friends who are parents of our children's friends; cyber friends. A cyber friend is one we meet through our on-line contacts that we may not have made in person. I have a new 'cyber friend' that is just that - LINDA!
Linda is a kindred spirit. We are both quilters, we both live in Texas, we both have sons, and we are both grandmothers. Linda grew up in San Antonio and lives in Pleasanton, Texas. Linda is also a pattern designer. She has a background in art as well as early childhood education. She approaches her quilt designing the same way she would if she were illustrating a book. I love the whimsical and colorful designs. For the last few years, Linda has been selling her patterns locally in San Antonio and recently began selling them online. You must go check out her website -- B. Bumble & Company and see the great patterns she has created.
Here are just a couple of her patterns (keep reading because you can win one!!!!):
The Good Sheperd. This quilt is approximately 43" x 36" and is a loving shepherd cradling a lamb on his shoulder. The verse embroidered around the border is Isaiah 40:11 ~ The Lord tends his flock like a shepherd. He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart. What a great quilt for a baby, for Easter, for a church classroom, or gift for a friend -- think Baptism, Confirmation, Easter, etc.Another adorable pattern is The Little Cowboy of a mischievous looking little boy (or girl -- pigtails and skirt are included in the pattern) is standing in oversized cowboy boots and hats. This quilt is approximately 59-1/2 x 51 1/2 inches. This would be a precious baby quilt, a birthday quilt, or to be used in a western-theme room.
BE CAREFUL!!! You just drooled on my blog!!!!!! I bet you wish you had one of these patterns! Well, you can! Just follow the instructions below to be entered in a drawing. The entry deadline is at Midnight on Tuesday, March 29th. I will compile all the entries and choose a winner on Friday, April 1st. There are several ways for you to win:
Visit Linda's Blog, Buzzing and Bumbling and leave Linda a comment on her blog telling her that I sent you to visit then come on back and tell me you went visitin'!
Become a follower of Linda's blog and leave me a separate comment telling me you did.
Blog about this give-away and leave me another separate comment telling me along with a link to your blog where you posted about the give-away.
Visit Linda's online store, B. Bumble & Company, to check out all of her precious patterns and come back and tell me which is your favorite.
Make sure you include your email in your comments so I can reach you. GOOD LUCK!!!!


Brenda said...

The Good Shepherd is my favorite pattern. What a blessing.

laobeau said...

Thanks for introducing me to B. Bumble. What neat patterns. I love the "Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly" - I don't know why? Actually I've read the book to the kids so many times. I also like the little cowboy. Lori

Jackie said...

I enjoyed my visit with Buzzing - she does have some cute patterns. My favorite is the cowboy!



Jackie said...

I am now a follower of Linda's blog!

free indeed said...

I went visiting and left a comment on her tea dying post.
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free indeed said...

I like the Good Shepard pattern best but the Peace on earth is a close second!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net