Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A February Give Away Just for Fun!

So now that my hubby and I have grown up to become "a couple of a certain age", it's time to quit playing around and take on some grown up responsible habits, and we figured the beginning of 2011 was the perfect time for it.  Over the years we've saved little dribs of money here, and little drabs there ~ Not that we are rich by any stretch of the imagination! ~ but we thought it was time to organize the dribs and drabs, and tomorrow we are meeting with a financial adviser.  Thus, the only thing I've created in the last few days is the pile pictured above.  I've been wallowing in 1040s and Schedule Cs, Inventory and Prospectus', Insurance Policies and Pension Plans...but I have been able to organize and make sense of all this mess, and get our taxes ready for filing, so that's a good thing :)

But because the start of February should be about much more fun things like Hearts and Love ~ and because now I have a math headache, and can only be soo grown up in one week ~ I thought I'd change the pace with a little blog give away!  So spread the word!  It's easy, leave a comment at the end of this post, and on Friday I'll choose one random winner to receive these two quilt books :)

I also wanted to mention the voting is up for Challenge 2 of Project Quilting.  My Laurel Quilt, pictured above is my humble entry this week.  You can see all of this week's fabulous entries and vote for your favorite, and leave a comment there for more give aways!

And, My Chutes and Ladders kits (pattern found in Quilt Almanac 2011) are selling fast, so don't miss out on the kit in this beautiful Oasis fabric collection!

...Now, I'll get back to finishing up the finances and math stuff.  After the financial advisor, we're going to be really grown up and get our Will done ~ who knows what kind of give away I'll have for that :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

15 comments:

allsewnup said...

Paper work doesn't do it for me either but whatcha gonna do? Love the colours of your Chutes and Ladders, subtle.
Thank you for the chance to win.

Carolyn

Pamela said...

I may have made a Resolution not to BUY any new books, but never said anything about winning them, right?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a fun way to celebrate the tax milestone Dawn! Those look like great books.

Aleisha said...

I cringe at the thought of tax time, but who has a choice, right? :) Thanks for the chance to win the books!

Robin said...

Good for you to have your paperwork under control so early! Your challenge piece is very pretty and the books look like lots of fun!

Martina said...

Lovely block! Like it very much! And thanks for the give away!

scottylover said...

You are being so smart with getting things in order now! Good luck with the financial planning....it can take some doing, but stick with it!

Would love to have these books, too! Thanks for the chance to win them!
Sandy A

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh boy do I understand where you are coming from. We are kind of in the same boat. Thanks for sharing such a fun and sweet giveaway :-)

Quilt Hollow said...

Funny thing...just tried to sort through my stack of papers this morning for taxes. Dreaded time of year....a little happy would be welcome. Thanks for the chance

Rita said...

Congratulations on getting your paperwork in order, it can be a dreaded job. Thanks for offering a generous giveaway.

JayTee said...

Working on our paperwork too!! Hate it!!!

Jane Winton said...

Good luck with the adviser. We love ours. :) thanks for hosting a give away!
Jane

Christie said...

I absolutely hate being a grown up when it comes to having to do "grown up" things like all that financial stuff. Being married to a farmer, I have to wear my big girl panties alot and give my autograph to my banker quite often. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! HUGS... and stitches

Louise said...

I too have been working on tax return stuff all week...argh...I do believe piecing and quilting are a lot more fun. Guess you can label us grown up as we did our will at least 8 years ago..Go out and have some fun afterwards, like a pitcher of margaritas or something. First time on your blog. I think, remember I am up there and my memory is just a scant 1/4 "

Karen said...

Good Luck with your financial advisor. I hope you find more that you've saved then you thought! :0)
Your Laurel flower quilt is very cute. Good luck in the project quilting with it.
I did see your Chutes and Ladders quilt in the Quilt Almanac magazine! Congratulations!