I won the baby lock Melody at Amy’s Creative Side Blogger’s Quilt Festival

My morning started with checking the news and weather and then I went onto my blog’s dashboard. A very nice offer was there from Susan over at Desert Sky Quilts. Susan was offering to send me some reproduction era fabric scraps and pieces for a quilt that I wanted to make. How sweet! She said to email her.

When I went to my email, there was a mail from Amy Ellis at Amy’s Creative Side. The header said “Bloggers Quilt Festival Winner“!

Now, please understand that I immediately knew that meant from the random drawings. While I entered two quilts in the festival, and they were nice, they were not winner-quilts. I opened the email and sure enough, my number came up for one of the random prizes.

I went to the website and checked out the Viewer’s Choice winners, and then scrolled down through the rest of the category winners to look for the random prize winners. I did intend to visit the category winners later on but I hadn’t even finished my first cup of coffee and so far, half-awake, I’d come across a blogger offering me some fabric and now this! So I saw a list with many names and in those names was a Deborah. I spell mine Debra but I assumed that it was me, and that I’d won the pack of Aurifil thread!

I was very excited. Many quilters rave about the thread but I had not used it yet. It’s a bit pricey…this pack was worth 50.00! Back to Susan at Desert Sky Quilts. She donates time and effort and talent to work on quilts for our veterans…there is more about the project on her website. My son’s a vet. I knew immediately that I’d mail her, accept her offer of sending a bit of fabric, and let her know that I won thread and would send her half in return.

I mailed a fellow blogger who quilts and had quilts in the festival and told her that I’d won thread. She later congratulated me on winning the sewing machine. What?!? :) 

I went back.  If you go HERE, at Amy’s, you might see why I missed it. Winning the machine was listed separately. On my first cup of coffee, I’d scrolled right by it.

I did not win the thread. I won the baby lock Melody at Amy’s Creative Side Blogger’s Quilt Festival, to my amazement.

I don’t go to the casino, I don’t play the lottery, and the only time I buy raffle tickets is for a charity. So winning things is uncommon to me….I hadn’t even thought about winning that sewing machine. Amy said in a prior post that this is the sewing machine that she uses.

No offence to Singer, or my Singer Confidence machine, but I am very excited about winning this baby lock! :)

Thank you SO much, Amy Ellis, for organizing this festival, and thank you to all of the sponsors and especially baby lock.

If you have not visited this festival yet, there is so much time, talent, beauty and variety there…each blogger’s entry telling a story about her quilt; it’s amazing. You will enjoy it. And if you quilt but have not entered anything there yet, there is both a fall and spring festival.

Hoping to get this into the hoop soon, and have the hand-quilting finished up in time for the spring festival :)

Crosses and Losses Top Finished Sept 25

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39 Responses to I won the baby lock Melody at Amy’s Creative Side Blogger’s Quilt Festival

  1. Balisha says:

    How exciting…. You’ll put that “baby” to good use.

  2. audrey says:

    I saw your name in the list and was very excited for you! YAY!!

  3. Oh my goodness! That’s FABULOUS! Did you get up and do the happy dance? heehee! I’m sure happy for you! You will have such fun and create so many pretty things! Congrats my friend! Hugs, Diane

  4. Karen says:

    I was excited for you and then had a laugh with my husband when I emailed you and said you had won the machine when you thought you had won thread! I bet you will love to experiment with the stitches on this machine.

  5. Karen says:

    Congratulations! I hope you have oodles of fun with your new sewing machine.

  6. Nana Diana says:

    Whooo Hooooo-but…….you are gonna have one heck of a time sending 1/2 of that sewing machine to Susan. lol

    Congratulations- you deserve the win!!! xo Diana

  7. sally says:

    Such fabulous news! I’m SO happy for you!!


  8. Mary Ann Plance says:

    Way to go Debra!! Posted a comment to your exterior house site. Hope you check that even though it’s not been commented on since last year. Was in your area in April. Forgot that it could snow late in this area. It’s cold here in Florida under 70 for us now, ha ha.

  9. Carla says:

    I am so happy for you Deb! So exciting! You will have so much fun with it I am sure!

  10. Bernie says:

    Wow! What a great start to your morning. I love that you thought you won the Aurifil (which would be a wonderful prize!) but a Babylock? So much fun. Congratulations!!!

  11. Riet says:

    Wow, winning a sewing machine, that is a fabulous gift. Congratulations.

  12. Jill says:

    Congratulations. Well deserved. Now I shall look forward to seeing what you make with Melody.

  13. Denise :) says:

    AAAAH!!! How cool for you — congratulations, Deb!!! :) :)

  14. Wow that is some morning! A really wonderful wake-up call. I’m happy for you!


  15. Chris k in Wisconsin says:

    “Oh, what a beautiful morning! Oh, what a beautiful day!” Just thought I would sing that to you today. What fabulous news. Oh, the things you will sew!!

  16. Peggy Thal says:

    Congratulations! You are one deserving winner. Your quilts are beautiful. Enjoy your prize and make more gorgeous items.

  17. WOW! Congratulations! It doesn’t get much better than that!

  18. Karen Miller says:

    Really happy for your Debra — woohoo! A nice home for a great machine!

  19. Grandma Kc says:

    Congrats Deb! Good things to happen to good people!

  20. Debbie H says:

    Congratulations from one Deborah to a Debra.

  21. Nita says:

    Whoot whoot whoot!!! I am so excited for you!

  22. Jacqueline says:

    Whoo Hoo and congrat’s…

  23. BillieBee says:

    Wow…..what a great surprise Deb!!! Congratulations.

  24. Patricia says:

    Congratulations and enjoy

  25. Poppy says:

    Who says emails aren’t just as fun as snail mail – especially when they are full of such good news?!

    Congrats and enjoy!!


  26. I can hear that machine purring already. Oh the projects to come. :-)

  27. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Oh My Gosh Debra!! What a great day for you..I can’t wait to see what you make with it! Enjoy!

  28. Ann says:

    And God bless the mothers who send their dear children off to duty in dangerous places. Thank you for visiting the Garden Spot. Congratulations on the Baby Lock. You will create many lovely things, I am sure. May I leave a bit of a hint for you? Do you have your computer backed up save your precious photos and texts? There are a couple of ways to save incase your computer should crash: to a flash drive or to an external drive or even the Cloud.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Thanks Ann..I do have most of it backed up but that reminder is good since I’ve not done so for a few months now :)

  29. Joyce says:

    I’m so happy and excited about your win in the contest! Looking forward to seeing your projects and your evaluation of the machine.
    Quilters (like animal lovers!) are such kind and generous people. Amy is amazing!

  30. Congratulations Deb! How exciting!

  31. Jayne says:

    Congrats! Its one thing winning fabric…a sewing machine would blow my mind!!!

  32. Allison says:

    Congrats! That is so exciting. =)

    And your new quilt is beautiful. Can’t wait so see your hand quilting.

  33. Congratulations on the big win! So excited for you!

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