Windham Fabrics announces Natalie Barnes as a part of the Fabric Design Family!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July - Giveaway and Shop Discount!

IT'S THE LAST POST!

it has been a great weekend
eating bbq and enjoying friends

celebrating independence

lots of yardage is on
SALE
and if you have been following along, there is an additional discount!


today's post, tho, is about doing something different
stepping out of your comfort zone

having a great time
this weekend

for me, this past few years, I have ventured out
I have become a Martingale Author
I'm so proud!

One of the books is
KITCHEN STITCHES

and this is a bundle of fabrics used in one of the projects

tell us all by leaving a comment and your email
what you have done
how you have stepped out
of your comfort zone this last year
for a chance to win the fabric
AND THE BOOK!


and please - tell a friend about the shop site
we'd love to have you give us a try....

HappiestDays
Natalie.

be.do.create


yes, it's a BIG DISCOUNT!!!!!!!
50percentoff

is the special code to enter
after shopping our already discounted fabrics

hope you'll shop with us today!

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been expanding my horizons by learning how to embroider this year!

blocksandmore said...

Crazy as its sounds...... I have signed up for a trip to Europe with my sister !
I haven't been out of country since I was a girl, or traveled much while recovering from cancer.
Its an incredile leap for me : )

Gill said...

I've signed up to learn book binding !

quiltzyx said...

I have JUST decided to teach a beginning quilting class at my friend's ceramics/crafty shop in Covina. And I have a student already too! Wish me luck!!

Jeanne Gwin said...

I too have been teaching some sewing and quilting classes to young ladies that are so anxious to learn. We are having so much fun and they are so quick to learn. They are jumping faster then I anticipated. :)

Sarina said...

I got married and moved to the town and house my husband lives in. Change is a challenge for me. My 10-year old daughter is my hero. She packed up, left the only home she's ever known, her friends, her ballet studio and has done so well integrating herself into a new school and area. We are learning new shopping locations and how to navigate our new area! :)

Janet said...

This is a big out of my comfort zone year ... I flew across the country (not a good flyer) for a 5 day quilting retreat with a group of friends found online ... and I'm doing it again in October! I also signed up for a workshop at Empty Spools in Asilomar for next year ... might as well start on that bucket list! Hope I win - that book's on my list, and the fabric's cute!

Carrie P. said...

I have stepped out of my comfort zone by joining a paper piecing block of the month this year

Quilting Momma said...

I've stepped out of my comfort zone in two different ways...One was to try machine applique and the other was to do free motion quilting. Both are challenging to me, but with more practice I hope to master both!

Vicki Chase said...

I've moved across the country with my husband and two young sons. I joined the local quilt guild in my attempt to make some new friends.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I went way out of my comfort zone and took a commission for a laptop messenger bag. It took almost 5 months of samples and math and sketching and more math before I finished it yesterday.

Betsy said...

I have been working on inset seams. My midnight at the Oasis quilt center was all inset seams. Used the seam ripper a million times

Carol said...

I'm trying to adjust to retirement and although I am so glad not to be working, I am not thrilled with my productivity. When I worked full-time I didn't get as much quilting done as I'd have liked, but I was much more disciplined and used my time wisely. Now not so much. I will try to do better.

Mippy Foofalina said...

I have a generalized and social anxiety that is HUGE. I am also kind of reclusive and rarely go much of anywhere. I have stepped out of my comfort zone this year to not only go somewhere new, around a bunch of strangers (physical therapy pool)but I also have to put my body out there for others to see unlike the way I usually hide it and stay faaaar away from people. It was really tough to go and I had a panic attack one day that luckily didn't last too long, but overall it's been a good experience. Either way, it sure beats having injections or back surgery! ;)

Janie said...

I booked a flight by myself to visit my children. I usually go with my husband. Thanks for the giveaway.

Quilting Tangent said...

Changing from doing things by hand to a machine. Going from scissors to a rotary cutter, mat and ruler. Going from needle and thread to a sewing machine.

Emily C said...

I was intimidated by hexies, until I received a set of hexie templates as a gift. I have made 150 hexie into a doll quilt for my niece.

Ali said...

Oh hey I hadn't realized you had a book, congratulations! I have stepped out of my comfort zone by initiating friendly overtures to a couple of women, in an effort to make more friends. It's my style to let extroverts ask me to hang out, so this is been a bit departure from my norm.

Teressa P. said...

I finally joined my local quilt guild. It's fun meeting new people and seeing all their great projects.

Diana said...

I participated in the "Oldlympics" in our community in bench press, I had trained for about 9 months and was able to bench press 100 pounds for a record both for my age group and for the entire competition. This is the 1st time since I was a kid that I was involved in any type of competition. It was a good feeling and am now training to smash that record this September, My goal is 110 pounds.
I also did some appliqué, which is way out of my comfort zone.
Would love to win the book and fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vicki H said...

FMQ is out of my comfort zone. I have been doing a lot of practice by completing many of my ufo's.

sandyandcosmo said...

I have started dog agility classes. Anything that involves running is way out of my comfort zone!

barbara woods said...

Been trying fmq

Cecilia said...

My husband bought me a Gammill last November and this year I have been working on my FMQ. But I have also started working with rulers on my machine. Lots of fun, but definitely out of my comfort box. Thanks for the great giveaways.

allison pogany said...

out of my comfort zone? I took belly dancing classes! It's the only exercise class where a "mommy tummy" is something to be envied, since it jiggles more!
allisonpogany@gmail.com

carolann said...

I am learning to quilt on a Longarm! Need lots of practice! carolann427@aol.com

juliehallfeldhaus said...

making quilts with fabric that isn't cowboy fabric!!

Natalie F said...

Sewing is out of my comfort zone. I'm starting to play with actual garments, rather than more simple projects. Also, we decided that my husband will now be a stay at home Dad...new lifestyle for my family. A little scary being the sole breadwinner, but it is working for us so far. bluefin711(at)yahoo(dot)com

PK Sews said...

I'm a teacher and I started teaching some online classes this year, so I've had lots of new technology adventures. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome fabric!

Carla Shiver said...

I started trying out new exercise fads in the gym. I have never done that before. I used to just do the basics.

aus_chick said...

I started sewing while my toddler was in the same room, also attempting to sew :P. It's a challenge, but somehow I am managing! (I still much prefer when she is in bed though!!)

MamaLovesFabric said...

This year I've started quilting... and am now making quilts to sell to raise money for our next adoption. Thanks for the entry.

tipywood said...

Would love to win this pretty bundle! Thanks for the chance

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

would love to make a lap quilt for dialysis.

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Thanks to all of you that took advantage of our sale, too! Wowza. That was 50 (fifty!) percent off!!! The winner of this giveaway is.....Allison Pogany!!! Okay, we'll email all of you and we'll fb and blog about it too.
Thanks for waiting this long....what was I thinking???