Monday, August 20, 2012


How excited am I?

Well, let me tell you. I have been following this Traveling Stash and I won one of the boxes.

There are 5 boxes in route. And, I won I visit from one of them.

This is the Rules and Guidelines;

Traveling Stash Rules & Guidelines

Hello!  :)


  1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
  2. There is a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
  3. There is a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
  4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken. See guidelines below.
  5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
  6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA.

The definition of a stash is a secret store of valuables. For quilters it's a collection of usable quality products. The stash should contain mostly fabric with a few patterns and/or books and other items.
  • FABRIC:     Should be quilt shop quality in new condition. Scraps should only be included if they are cut for adding to a collection and packaged accordingly (i.e. I-Spy squares, postage stamp squares, etc.). There should not be anything under a Fat Quarter unless packaged like this.
  • PATTERNS/BOOKS:     Should be in new or gently used condition. They should be kept to a minimum (books are bulky and add weight).
  • OTHER ITEMS:     Should be in new or gently used condition. Tools, notions, etc. These items should be packaged if necessary.

  • If you receive a box with anything that is of "poor" condition you should not feel guilty in tossing it out.
  • Only put items in the box that you would be proud to own. The box is NOT a dumping place for all your outdated unwanted items.
  • Items should be free of smoke and pet hairs.
  • You must replace items you take with the same quantity of like-kind items. Replacing more than you take is always welcome.  :)  There is a guide to Pre-Cut amounts below for your reference.

  • Jelly Roll strips are 2-1/2 inches so every 10 strips is 2/3 yard (plus an inch). 30 strips is 2 yards plus 3 inches. 40 strips is 2-3/4 yards. 50 strips is 3-1/2 yards.
  • Honey Buns are 1-1/2 inches so 10 strips is just slightly under 1/3 yard. 40 strips are 1-2/3 yards.
  • Desert Rolls are 10 (5 x 45) strips or just slightly over 1-1/3 yard.
  • Turnovers are 80 (6 inch) triangles and is equal to slightly over 1 yard.
  • Charms are 5 inch squares. 40 charms is equal to 2/3 of a yard.
  • Layer Cakes are 10 inch squares. 40 layer cake squares are equal to 2-3/4 yards.
I look forward to sharing pictures and what I have chosen from the box. What I have added. And who the next winner will be. Stay Tuned!!!!

I also have been working on a new project that Missie at
offered for free a few weeks ago.
I have the pears appliqued on;

The Bird is becoming a little more challenging. But, I am up for the challenge!
The wing, a few stars, and stems on the pears.

I really think this going to be a lovely wall hanging come Christmas.Thank You Missie for sharing this.

Love, Hugs, and Prayers,


  1. You are welcome Carolyn! What a surprise to find this little project at the end of your post! Glad you like it and yours is looking great! The wing will put it all in place for you and it will look perfect I usually lay out the entire bird and tack it with glue, then stitch all the seams down. Makes it easier for me that way! Can't wait to see it all done! Way to go!!

  2. Oh, great block design. I like your bird, too. Even wingless. =)