Friday, April 17, 2015

Stitch Fix #11

Wow, does time go by fast!  Started with Stitch Fix last June or July and I’m already at my 11th goodie box from my stylist!  Along with a note from my stylist, here’s what they sent me:





First thing I opened was a bright green purse with zippers all over it!  I really liked the color and it was probably a bargain for the price compared to the Coach bags that I love, but the first thing my husband (who took all these pictures of me) said was, “Another purse?” in THAT tone of voice…..the picture below shows the purse so you can see the color and the size.  I’m also wearing the grey zip shoulder knit top, which I didn’t think I’d like, but once I had it on I not only loved, but wore it to a birthday party on Saturday.



The way the pricing works is that if you keep everything, you get a 25% discount on the whole thing, so it never makes sense price-wise to return only one thing.  So if I am returning the purse, I have to return one more thing to make it work…..or if I can’t find another thing to return, keep the purse!  That’s secretly what I was rooting for!

Next thing was the jersey T-shirt dress;  way too short for me -- that’s also a return.  Loved the boots I was wearing, but Dan told me that they should be worn by somebody in their 20s, not by me.  So I guess I’ll just wear them when I travel!



My favorite piece was the cobalt and black chevron print sleeveless top.  I put a black lace cami under it and put on some leggings – definitely a keeper!



The last piece was the purple blouse; paired it with a pair of black skinny jeans from White House Black Market.  Dan liked this more than I did, so I debated it, but I don’t have anything else this exact color and I do LOVE that color, so it’s a keep!



So the decisions made were to keep the purple blouse, blue/black top and grey zip shoulder sleeveless top and to return the pretty green purse and the jersey dress.

Do you agree?  Would you have decided differently?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!

Sharon Hawk Pedersen!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon, message me your address and phone number and I'll send off your package!!!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Goodies Box Giveaway!!!

As I was packing the box up, I saw that there was still room! So now there are four 3000 yard spools of Mettler Silk Finish 100% cotton, 60 wt,, in the four colors I use most for piecing!

Have a fabulous day!!!!!!!


Lines, Curves, and Loops

I get so excited when one of my friends and fellow teachers does a Craftsy class!  I downloaded Debby Brown’s brand new workshop and have watched the first half – love her style and the Molly Brown quilts that she starts with are incredible.  So, get ready to polish up your free motion skills with Debby’s class!
Click HERE for her class "Free Motion Quilting with Lines, Curves, and Loops"!
Debby and I talked about her doing a guest post for my blog as well, so when I get it, I’ll share it with you right away!  No pressure, Deb!



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Today is the LAST DAY to Enter the Drawing!!!

Have you entered to win this wonderful box filled with SEWING SWAG worth over $250??

Hurry... the drawing ends tonight at midnight MST!!

Here are the four ways to enter...

1. Follow this Blog and leave me a fun comment!
2. Like my Batts in the Attic Facebook Page and leave me a fun comment!
3. Take my Craftsy Class (at 50% off!!)!
4. Share this post on Facebook! 




Good luck and I'll be announcing the WINNER tomorrow!!!!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Have you entered to win?? Here's ONE MORE WAY to enter!!

I'm giving away this Goodies Box worth over $250 on April 15!

You may have already entered to win one of these three ways and here's ONE MORE WAY you can get an entry into the drawing...

Share this post on Facebook!  That's it!  Easy peasy!!



ALSO... You may have already purchased my Craftsy Class at 50% off to get an entry in this drawing but if you're interested in any other Craftsy Classes, NOW IS THE TIME to purchase them!!  Through tonight at midnight, lots of their popular classes are 50% off!!  Click HERE for the sale!




Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Adding to the Giveaway Box!

Just got the new issue of Generation Q Magazine and I'm adding a copy to the box that we'll be giving away on Tax Day, April 15!  Somebody should get a big gift on tax day, right?




Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Artisan Bread in Minutes!

I am so excited about this I can hardly contain myself!  One of the things I love to do in my "home" time is bake bread.  A few years ago I bought "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois and have been making my bread by their methods ever since.  Basically, it's mixing up a whole batch of dough, letting it rise and then refrigerating it until you're ready to bake.  Then anytime you want a loaf, you take out a lump of dough, let it rise and bake it up.  Heaven!!  I think I even did a couple of blog posts on this awesome book!

A couple of years later they came out with "Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day", which gave new recipes and tweaked their technique to work with more whole grains.  I have to confess that I still use the first book more than the second because that basic dough gives a sourdoughy taste that I just love!

But, to get to the point of this, I just was messing around on Craftsy and found that Zoe has a class called "Artisan Bread in Minutes"!  I downloaded it in about a nanosecond and will be viewing it this week in spare minutes.  I've used the books since they came out, but to see her do it and be able to ask her questions?  Love, Love, Love!!!

So in case you want to bake right along with me, HERE'S THE LINK!

Happy baking (and eating)!!!


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Want to Win This Giant Box of Goodies??

Spring is here!  What a lovely time for a giveaway!!


This beauty is filled with more than $250 worth of fun quilting, sewing, and crafting SWAG!!


There are three ways to get your name in the drawing...

1. Follow this Blog and leave me a fun comment!
2. Like my Batts in the Attic Facebook Page and leave me a fun comment!
3. Take my Craftsy Class (at 50% off!!)!


Do all three and get your name in the drawing three times! 
Deadline for entries is April 14, 2015 at 11:59 pm MST.

I'll draw a name on April 15 (someone deserves something AWESOME on Tax Day, right??) and announce the BIG WINNER!!


 Over $250 worth of FUN STUFF...

Fluff n Stuff DVD
Beyond the Basics DVD
Borders and Bindings DVD
Batt Snipps
Batt Scooters
Can of WebBond 7
Generation Q Magazines
Some Nice Fat Quarters
Some Fun Notions



* * * GOOD LUCK * * *




Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lightning? Hail? Rain? Welcome to the Desert!

Last night Dan and I went out for sushi, made a Target run, and then because Baskin Robbins is too darn close to Target, decided to go for ice cream.  It had been sunny all day, high of 72, but this is what we saw as we left BR:




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