Thursday, October 28, 2010

Going green and Fabric giveaway/ contest

I have just recently been enlightend!! I learned that in NJ (and possibly other states), you can actually choose your electric provider!! Your electricity will still be delivered by your local utility and you will still see the same bill, but you can choose where your energy comes from. I have recently chosen a company called Virdian. They are a company that provides green/renewable energy. Through the link below you can change your provider to Viridian, choose how much green/renewable energy you would like to receive and possibly save money while doing your part to save the planet. Simply go to www.viridian.com/CHSBand (copy and paste to your browser) to save money on your electric bill and help save the planet. Grab your electric bill, click the link. At the top of the page click the tab that says energy service, click on enroll now and follow the instructions. If you choose 20% green you can save up to 10% on your electric bill...if you click on 100% green in might cost you a little more but you are saving much more of our planet for future generation.
Let me know if you have something similar in your area or if you join up through my link!! I will be giving away a quilting prize for a random comment to this post....so let me know what you think!! It will be a goodie bag of fabric swatches and a pattern from my last shop hop! The contest will run through November 27th (my birthday!!)
Just think how much longer we can run our sewing machines while reducing our carbon footprint...lol (that is my sewing nod to this soapbox posting).

Friday, October 15, 2010

Back in the Groove

Well, it only took about 4 months to get back into some kind of groove. I think that the driving factor was having to complete a swap project that I had committed to prior to rejoining the work force. Along with this, I had purchased and started an alphabet quilt for a neighbor's new baby. Needless to say that quilt did NOT get completed prior to the birth. But like all good quilters, I did have a back up baby quilt made to gift.

I have since completed the alphabet quilt and hope to have it machine quilted in time for the birth of my newest granddaughter on 11/22. We shall see. So glad to be back and will update with photos soon.

I also started a block of the month ummmmm.... a year ago and am 5 months into it with that also falling by the wayside in June....Let's see if I can get back to that. They were matching black and white quilts each with a different accent color intended to be christmas gifts for my two oldest children....don't think that will happen this year...MAYBE EASTER???? To top all of this off I had the nerve to go out and buy fabric/pattern/supplies for an applique quilt!!

I think that I have determined it is not the job that is slowing me down as much as the renegade creative imp that always needs to be feed new projects and inspiration faster that I can keep up.