Monday, February 20, 2012

A Blustery Monday

It's a good day to stay inside and whip up a Mini Table Treat for your spring table. Congrats to Carrie P. - you're the winner of last week's Spoolin' Around pattern & kit. If anyone else is interested, we now have the 3 MTT kits listed on our website from the past few weeks - Pinwheels, Frost and Spoolin' Around. Each kit is $15, complete with backing and binding. All you need to add is batting and thread - you're ready to go!

This is our last giveaway for February, so we'll offer a 6-pack of MTT patterns - the newest 3 we've already given away- Frost, Pinwheels & Spoolin' Around - plus On the Wing, Springtime, and Gathering Basket.




Comment by Sunday 10pm for a chance to win it all!


I promised a few pictures of our trip to San Antonio. I still smile when I think of how leisurely we spent our time, strolling the Riverwalk, sampling all the wonderful Tex-Mex food and enjoying the whole atmosphere of the Tower Restaurant. I hope I'm getting this right, but I understand the 650 ft. structure was built for the 1964 Hemis Fair. Many of the grand hotels and restaurants along the Riverwalk were constructed for this major event, and continued to prosper with a boom in tourism. They're expanding the Riverwalk over the next couple years. I'll be anxious to go back sometime - in the spring or fall - to see how it comes together.

The fountains and sidewalk details were very cool...


There are Texas stars and designs (read quilt patterns) in the sidewalks everywhere, but my pictures didn't turn out. User error, no doubt.

Robert enjoyed exploring the living history at The Alamo. It has a GRAND cypress tree they say is one of the oldest in Texas ...


Dinner at the Tower - one of my top 5 meals ever! Clam Chowder served in a little cast iron pot, Stuffed Salmon with Orzo and Chocolate Volcano Cake that oozed fudge when we scooped into it (we shared, but I'm pretty sure I could have eaten the whooooole thing myself!).



The restaurant revolved 360 degrees to reveal panoramic views of the city that only added to the atmosphere. Can you see the sunflower painted water tank in the center of the picture? It felt like a little bit of Kansas!


We had to stop and have a beer at this uniquely decorated bar/grill. Note the table lamps hanging from the ceiling and the vintage wooden spools strung and hung to make a divider "curtain". I love it!


A great trip all around. But next time I'm looking for warm sunny days in February, we're headed to Cabo! Actually, sometime next Jan/Feb, Pam Buda and I will be hosting a cruise to the Caribbean. The perfect way to escape the winter cold. More info in a couple months.

88 comments:

  1. I would love to win your pattern collection! We just got a blast of snow last night and I would enjoy diving into my sewing room for a bit.
    Conny from Red Deer, Alberta

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  2. I would be delighted to win some different patterns to try out.

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  3. Congratulations to Carrie P! I love the Gathering Basket pattern! I would love to win just to make that one over and over! Looks like you had a great trip~ the lamps are sure an unusual way to decorate. :-) Thanks for the fun!

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  4. These are wonderful patterns. Thanks for sharing your San Antonio pictures - I'm jealous. Congrats to Carrie.

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  5. Love the patterns,but also the sites of Texas.As a young man my husband was stationed there for awhile. I visited him and remember fondly the riverwalk. Just want to forget his army buddies stuffing my suitcase with 5 pairs of dirty army underwear. martha

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    1. Love the patterns and your new line of fabric. Your trip looks wonderful and warm.
      Would love to make the the patterns
      Sandy S

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  6. I love the 3 MTT patterns pictured!
    Congratulations to Carrie P!

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  7. Your patterns are really nice. Awesome that you are sharing them. Your picture are wonderful. Love the vintage lamps and spool curtain :) Thanks, Karin E :)

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  8. Look at those wonderful waterfalls! Your patterns ROCK!!

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  9. Congratulations to Carrie. Would love to win some of your patterns, thanks for the chance. Linda

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  10. Yea! Another chance to win some really cute patterns! Thanks!

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  11. I love the 3 new pieces, really wonderful for spring.
    Beautiful fountains, looks like a nice place to stay.

    Debbie

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  12. I love the 3 new additions, they are so pretty!!

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  13. Love the patterns! I'm really enjoying working with the Kansas Troubles fabrics that I have. It makes my quilts come out so wonderful!

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win. Enjoyed looking at your pics.

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  15. It has been blustery here too, not really cold but very windy. Love the new patterns.

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  16. San Antonio is one of the most beautiful cities that I have ever visited. Enjoyed the pics. I loved the Riverwalk when I was there. Thanks for the chance to win the mtts.

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  17. Sounds like a 6-pack that would be right up my alley! I enjoyed your photos of San Antonio.

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win. Nice photos from the trip! :)

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  19. Thank you for such a great giveaway! I love all of the patterns, I so hope I win! ! ! Your trip looks fantastic, glad you had such a good time!

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  20. Love the new patterns!

    It's been cold here also but the snow stayed south and missed us!

    Cynthia
    Windy Meadow

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  21. Congrats to Carrie P! Fun pics of your trip..thanks for sharing and for the chance to win those awesome patterns!
    ~Terry~

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  22. These are great patterns...I'd love to win them :)

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  23. Love love love those little rounders....So darn cute. Your trip to San Antonio looked like fun. It's on my bucket list.

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  24. Yea my part of Ks has been cold and rainy today,looks like you had a beautiful vacation.
    Would love to win your great patterns,thanks for the chance.

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  25. The MTT patterns are adorable! Would love to win these patterns! I love all of them, but especially the spools, On the Wing and Springtime. It sounds as though you had a great trip to Texas. San Antonio looks like a great place to visit. Have a blessed week!

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  26. I absolutely love San Antonio! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures of this great city! Isn't the Alamo amazing and the River Walk...Just wonderful!!

    As always, your patterns and fabrics are to-die-for! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. My goodness - what a great giveaway. Aren't we lucky we know you! I do enjoy your fabric and pattern designs. Margaret

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  28. Thanks for sharing your visit to San Antonio! I would
    love to win some of your pattens...that would be so awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. I'd love to win a 6-pack - of patterns that is. Thanks for the pics from San Antonio. My dad lives in East Texas, but we've never traveled that far west when we visit him. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. Such an awesome giveaway for the end of February! Thanks for the chance to win some of your great patterns.
    ps--love the picture of the cypress tree :)

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  31. Thank you for sharing your pics; looks like you had a great time. That tree is amazing to look at.
    Thank you for the great opportunity and the giveaways, the patterns are wonderful!

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  32. The MTTs are adorable! I would love to win he patterns!

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  33. We really enjoyed San Antonio when we were there as well. Lots of things to see and do. Very nice city and great food. Would love to win the table treat patterns. Thanks for the chance.
    grandmas9@msn.com

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  34. Your trip looks like it was a lot of fun.
    Thanks so much for picking my name. I am so excited to get my package.

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  35. what a darling new MTT....just in time as spring returns to Kansas today!!! jmh

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  36. Looks like a nice trip. Thanks for sharing the photos. I have never made one of these little mats. They look very cute and look like a lot of fun! Off to KT Club, today. We are working on the 2012 BOM.
    Onalee
    Stow, Ohio... where it is cloudy and going to rain they say! So much for the clean car!

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    1. Be sure to share a picture when you're done!

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  37. Love the patterns. Great pics from the trip!

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  38. Glad you enjoyed your trip to San Antonio. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Love the cute little MTT patterns. I think my favorite is On the Wing with the little birds, they're so cute!

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  39. Isn't San Antonio wonderful? We stayed in the Menger Hotel once - our room overlooked the Alamo! Wow! I know you had a wonderful time exploring and EATING all the yummy foods!

    Your patterns are always so charming and exude warmth, charm and coziness! Thanks for all the giveaways you offer!

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  40. ooohhh me, me , me!!! throw me in the mix. I love San Antonio...such a fun city!

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  41. Love those patterns, so quick and easy. Thanks for sharing such neat pictures.

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  42. Love your fabrics and really like these new patterns.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaways. Angela in California.

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  43. I love On the Wing. It would work no matter the season. The pics of San Antonio are beautiful. Thanks.

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  44. Love them all. How wonderful for you and hubby to get away.

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  45. Wow------would love to win the patterns. What great gifts they would make.

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  46. I love San Antonio - great place and wonderful shopping! I often wish Quilt Market were there instead of Houston! Sounds like you guys had a great getaway.

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  47. San Antonio is a beautiful city and we really enjoyed our time there several years ago. Thanks for sharing your pics! And thanks for a chance to win another great giveaway.

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  48. Would love to win the patters. Love your pictures. I have never been to San Antonio, but hope to make it there sometime soon.

    hl3smith@yahoo.com

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  49. I'm so happy for Carrie. Thanks for another really great giveaway! I love your patterns and fabric.

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  50. Looks like a fun trip!!! Thanks for sharing. I love your new patterns----at this point in my life, I need small projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip. My mother orders a Chocolate Lava Cake mix and makes them for the two of us. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely patterns.

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  52. Your new patterns are wonderful! Love them. Thanks for the pics of San Antonio. Looks like a place I'd like to visit. We're sunning ourselves in Florida right now but really like the touring part of our vacations and San Antonio looks like it would be right up my alley. I love your fabrics and patterns, so keep up the good work.

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  53. I love the new patterns! It would be wonderful to win!

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  54. Would love to win your six pack of patterns. Thanks! Lana D.

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  55. Love the pictures from San Antonio. I was there once many years ago, only for a short while and would love to visit again.

    Thanks for the lovely give away! Please count me in!
    Sandy A

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  56. Loved the pics from San Antonio! We were there a couple of years ago-- and had such a great time! It is a beautiful city!! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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  57. Thanks for the chance to win a set of six Mini Table Treat patterns. They are all so nice. I enjoyed the pictures from your trip.

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  58. Simply scrumptious circular creations there. So adorable. Thankyou for the chance to win. Love your photos too.

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  59. We went to San Antonio to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary several years ago. Great place.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Charlotte S.

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  60. What a generous giveaway! The patterns are so cute! Thanks for sharing pictures of your trip. San Antonio has been on my bucket list for quite a while.

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  61. Looks like a good trip. Right now any trip would be great. I

    Bjeanand@gmail.com

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  62. Love the patterns. Thanks for the chance to win. Your trip looks really fun in a nice place.

    Mary

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  63. These patterns are Wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win them!

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  64. Beautiful pictures of your trip! thanks for sharing! thanks for the great giveaway of patterns too!

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  65. I love every one of the mini table treats.

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  66. I love these table toppers. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  67. What a trip! San Antonio is on my list to see.

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  68. I love your Table Treats! So much fun to make and evrn more fun to gift!

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  69. History question for you Lynne. Which was the first Kansas Troubles collection available in charm squares?

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    1. Moda cut 4" squares just for me for Prairie Christmas and Scrapbook Garden. 5" charm squares showed up with Simply Indigo in 2005 and were first sold in retail quilt shops. Wow! I can't believe it's been 7 years!

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  70. Love your six - pack of patterns. Thank you for your generosity!

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  71. Your trip to Texas sounded wonderful! Thanks for taking us along if only for a short time! A six pack of your patterns -- sounds yummy!

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  72. I have been to SAT a couple of times. My aunt live there. Heading back in a couple of weeks. We are going to quilt retreat together. We may be interested in your cruise.

    I know we are interested in your patterns. Thanks for the oppourtunity to win.

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  73. Great patterns - I would love to be the lucky number. Thanks

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  74. Cute patterns, would like a chance to win.
    Glad you had a good time in TX. Lots to see, and do. Did you ride the boats in the canals? My friend did that on her last trip and had a great time.

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  75. My husband and I love going to Branson to get away and rest. Of course there are several quilt stores in the area. I was so excited I got to buy some of your new kansas troubles line!! Thank you for your generous gifts!! One of these days I know you are going to get my number!! Just have to e patient! Patty D. from Crystal City, MO.

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  76. Good Saturday Morning to you! Not sure I did not do this already. Your photos look wonderful, so glad you had a nice time! It is snowing here in NE Ohio, but just a dusting. It has been a strange winter! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your gifts.

    Onalee
    Stow, Ohio

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  77. Fun table toppers!
    Karen in Breezy Point

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  78. Riverwalks are always so pretty. I enjoy those very much when traveling. I think I need to live by the water :)
    Love these patterns and hope to win this haul!

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  79. Your table toppers are so much fun to make .... keep designing more of them.

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  80. Thanks for the great giveaway! Love your designs!

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  81. Love the patterns and your new holiday line that I saw on the FQS. You got me remembering the trip DH & I took to San Antonio. We did the Riverwalk several times and enjoyed eating at the restaurants on the Riverwalk.

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  82. I love the mini table toppers!

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