Monday, August 31, 2009

This weeks winners and Happy Birthday to my wife Rhonda

First I want to wish my wife a happy happy birthday tomorrow!!!

The winners are
John
Sarah
Debbie

I have sent emails to everyone except Debbie (Dear Mom: Life without you).... So Debbie email me at russ@thebackporchquilters.com

Since tomorrow is my wife birthday I will giveaway something big

How about a Quilt Kit!!! and we will tell the winner on my birthday on Labor Day

Russ

Monday, August 24, 2009

SuzGuz Design Give Away

Well, it's finally here. The first day of school. They are so clean and polished in their new duds!

I can't believe that Tink is already in the fourth grade. She asked to walk in by herself this morning when we dropped her off. So, we did (tear, tear, sad face). I am so glad they were excited to be going back. It makes life much easier.

Pumpkin and her friend goofing off. Way too much free time on their hands.

And the most exciting thing of all, at least for Russ. He talked Pumpkin into taking tap again this year. Ms. Shelley will be so happy to hear this news.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. This week's giveaway is the pattern for Candy Bar Road from Susan Guzman at SuzGuz Designs. This pattern was designed for Dana at the Old Red Barn Co. for a previous giveaway and was inspired by Russ. And here is the best part of all. This week we will be choosing not just one but three lucky winners!




Have a wonderful day!
Rhonda:)

Winner of the Fat Quarters is ????

You are the winner Susan !!!! You were comment number 65

Stay tune for the next give away in a few minutes

Russ

Monday, August 17, 2009

Drum Roll, Please

We have a winner! Nancy, if you are reading, you are the winner of the Warm and Natural batting squares. Contact us so we can get your mailing info. Congratulations! This week's giveaway is these lovely fat quarters. I know three of them don't match, but we wanted to give away 10. The first seven are Marcus Brothers, Metro Blue, and the others are just from our stash. I am sure you would take them off our hands, won't you? How do I win, you ask? Just make a comment on our blog this week, and we will pick a winner next Monday, August 24th.




This is the last of the puppies to reunite with. Click on the video and watch them play together. I think Ginger recognized her. Her name is Bella, but I have been told that her new family has nicknamed her "El Diablo." You can tell from the video that she is a real firecracker!




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What do you think of our new sign? We have it at the end of our street.





Rhonda:)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

GIVE AWAY

Does anyone like to make rag quilts? We are going to start hosting a giveaway every week from now until Christmas. Just make a comment on this post and you could be the lucky winner of 100-5" Warm and Natural batting squares. A generous start on a rag quilt. So, keep watching every week to see what we are giving away next! Winner to be announced next Monday, August 17th!

Isn't this adorable? Our buddy Bonnie from Alabama made this cutie. She made one for her granddaughter and she liked it so much that she has made another for her great niece. Keep up the good work Bonnie!



Look at our little construction worker. He wants to be just like his Daddy.



I know, I know what you are thinking--another dance video. But, I just can't help myself, she is just getting so darn good. This was at the Kid's fair in a neighboring county. It's hard to see on this video. Pumpkin is the second from the right.




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Don't forget to comment. Happy posting!


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Monday, August 3, 2009

Family Reunion

You can tell it's almost time to go back to school. The girls are starting to get bored. This picture--Tink and Ginger playing beauty parlor. You should see what Ginger did to Tink's hair.



Russ took a moment out to do one of our own quilts--a rare occurence. A nice scrappy looking quilt with some of his favorite Tula Pink fabric.




I wonder who will end up with this quilt? Maybe we will get to keep this one.

Ginger and the girls had a family reunion this weekend. We had a chance to visit with Dino. Ginger just can't believe how her little boy has grown.





And Pumpkin is being lavished with hugs and kisses by Harpo and Scout.




Tink was so happy to see them all doing so well in their new homes. We are so glad we were able to give these special dogs to our special friends.





Pumpkin went to the UFO class last week to finish her Maypole quilt. She is planning to enter it in the local quilt show in the fall. All we lack now is the quilting and the binding. The smile on her face is a look of relief that she has finally finished this project. Didn't she do an awesome job?







Rhonda :)