Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I Have Been On The EDGE... For A Giveaway!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Pat Sloan's Edge Ruler Blog Hop!! I have been so excited to post about her new rulers, but you will have to humor me just a little and take a look at a few things.

First and foremost... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!! I LOVE YOU!!

Now do you have a cup of tea or coffee? Go ahead and get one, I'll wait. So glad you are back!!

I wanted to share with you my very first finished quilt!! As luck may have it, I had a photo and scanned it to show you. I gave this away to my wonderful college roommate, so it is no longer in my possession.


This quilt is the Star Log Cabin and was done in a class in which we used Eleanor Burns' Quilt in A Day book! I was hooked. But look at those fabrics... calicoes mostly. Boy, have my tastes changed!

Prior to this quilt, I had taken a class and the teacher wanted to teach us the "old school" way, scissors and cardboard templates. What a turn off. Boy, I could have used one of these...


Yes, a rotary cutter and an EDGE ruler from Sullivan's and Pat Sloan. This ruler sharpens your rotary blade as you cut. Genius! You can see the diamond powder edge, just enlarge the photo. The best thing is they come in all different sizes and they are also NON-Skid too and it works like a charm. To learn more, just click here.

So I bet now that you have your coffee or tea you need something to go with that right?


MMMM.... yummy homemade granola cereal. It is delicious, here is the recipe for you:

Mom’s Own Cereal

compliments of Shirley Swenson my sister in law!

4 cups rolled oats

2 ½ cups wheat germ (20 oz. = 4 ½ cups)

1 tsp. cinnamon

2-3 Tbsp. brown or raw sugar

¾ cup honey

1/3 cup salad oil

1 tsp. vanilla

Chopped dates, raisins, dried cranberries and nuts about 3/4 cup each


Mix the oats, wheat germ, cinnamon, and sugar together. Add the honey and mix well (with your hands if necessary). Add the salad oil and vanilla, and mix again with your hands. Add the chopped dates, nuts, raisins, and any other toppings as desired. Spread in two baking pans (such as 9” x 13” pans), and bake in 325 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Serve with milk. Keeps well. Store in a Tupperware type container.




I promise you, you will love this cereal and the ruler!!

Now the info on the giveaway of a COMPLETE SET of these wonderful rulers!!



Isn't Pat cute? And that ruler that she is holding is NOT included in the prize... ahem, it is enlarged to show detail...

But here is what ONE lucky winner will receive.


WOW!! Who can't use a good set of rotary rulers? All you will need to do is place a comment on EACH one of the blogs that are on the blog hop. But make sure it is on the blog post for the rulers and that you have a way for us to contact you (e-mail). Everyone who has commented on EACH blog will be entered into the drawing and Pat will draw the winner on Monday, October 4.

You will be able to comment on EACH blog through Sunday night!! So make sure you visit everyone on the list below:

September 27

Pat Sloan - Pat Sloan's Blog

September 28


September 29

AmandaJean - Crazy Mom Quilts

September 30


October 1

Polly and Laurie - Minnick and Simpson

October 2


And if that wasn't enough, I will be giving away a fat quarter bundle of 7 of Jill Gordon's Cottage Garden line from my online shop! Everyone who has entered a comment on this post will be entered in the draw and the winner will be announced next week.


Isn't it a beauty!! So, if you are excited, place a comment, blog about it, tweet it, Facebook it, follow it... shout from the roof tops... okay well, that is taking it too far. But enjoy and collect all the yummy recipes too!!


Until Next Time...


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Patty Nordahl said...

Thanks for the granola receipe and for taking the time to post this give away.

Kyra said...

Very unique recipe! Sounds delicious! Happy Blog Hoppin' to ya!

Sally said...

Great recipe, thanks for sharing! Looking forward to trying out the new rulers too.

Deb said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Wow, great granola recipe. Thxs for the chance to win :) Nurse Payne

Anonymous said...

Jill Gordon's Cottage Garden fabrics look so lush! Your granola recipe sounds very like the one I used to make. Very yummy!

Anonymous said...

The cereal sounds and looks delish!

Deb S.

Sharon W said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some neat prizes. One can never have too many tools

Unknown said...

Those fat quarters look so fun and I would love to win the rulers.

paulette said...

Ooooohhhh count me in as I would LOVE to win these rulers!! Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. How nice of you to also have a fabric giveaway. The rulers sound like neat things to have.

Needled Mom said...

Your first quilt is fabulous!

Linda H said...

Isn't it funny how our taste in fabrics changes over the years?!? I've been looking for a great granola recipe - thanks for sharing!

Shruti said...

i'd love to win some rulers... i'm keeping my fingers crossed...

Unknown said...

Hi Jackie!
Always excited about fabrics from you, you have so much wonderful stuff!! Would love to be the lucky one.
Hugs,
Merete

QuiltSue said...

Well, I could have sworn that I'd already commented, but it seems not, so please will you put my name in the draw? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I am so crossing my fingers. I love the fabric you are cutting in the picture with the ruler. So fun!!

Denise said...

I would love to add more bright fat quarters to my mostly reproduction fabrics fat quarters. Count me in.

Anonymous said...

Yummy cereal! Thanks for the chance - I'd love some great rulers!
crafts[at]oursideofthemountain[dot]com

Dawn said...

I am not sure what I like more-the rulers or the recipes! thanks for the chance to win!

Texana said...

I visited your site yesterday, but I think I forgot to leave you a comment! Thanks for being part of this fantastic give-away!

sewfunquilts said...

Thanks for the chance to win the rulers, and love the fat quarters too! The cereal recipe sounds great.

Anonymous said...

One can never have TOO many FQs. Please enter me in the giveaway.
Justine

Sunshine said...

I'm super excited about the rulers and the fabric. Those colours are just lush! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Would love those fat quarters. and then the rulers to cut them with What a combination.

Gill said...

Wish my first quilt looked half as good as yours!!
Gill

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty fabric.
I love granola and I will have to try that recipe.

Cheryl A said...

Thx for sharing! The rulers look awesome!

Sharon said...

I think your first quilt is adorable! The fact that the rulers are non-skid is a plus to me!

Grammasheri said...

Enjoyed reading your blog. thank you for the recipe!

Kristen said...

I love the recipes, but those rulers... I am drooling even more!

Bonnie said...

Oh I would so love to win Pat's rulers as I have chipped all mine somehow!

janet platzer said...

love this hop
janet.platzer@me.com

Betteem said...

IF I don't win the rulers, at least I'll have the cereal recipe and I will for sure make this...I used to make it back in the 80's and now you reminded me of it. Thanks,
Betty

Mama24Monkeys said...

what wonderful fabrics! I think win or loose I will need to get my hands on at least one of these rulers.

Needled Mom said...

Those rulers sound awesome. I had just read about them in a magazine.

The fabrics are luscious!

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! Would love these rulers and the fact that you're having a second giveaway is truly an added bonus!!

AverettLadyNana said...

Love the quilt! Will be giving your sister-in-law's cereal recipe a try. I first heard of granola in a speech class in college...a girl gave a demonstration speech making it. This cereal reminds me of that recipe she used...so good!
I would love a set of these rulers as love the way the markings showed up in your picture against the background fabric you used.

Pam said...

I love the fabric!

Vicki quilternp said...

Me again not sure you can get my email from my other post lets try this thanks again for the giveaways

Cheryl said...

Love your quilts , I also love the set of rulers and the fat quater bundle ! Who wouldn't want to win that ! Those are my colors !!

Michele T said...

I would love to get my hands on a set of those rulers and can't believe that you are giving them away!! WOW! Count me in!! micheletimms@gmail.com

Vicki quilternp said...

Just updating my user name so all are the same

Jean said...

These are gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win.The edge rulers also look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Hi
Your first quilt is amazing and I am going to try that granola recipe. Looks very simple.
Please enter me in the drawings. Those rulers would surebe nice.
Lois

peggy said...

Whoever wins these rulers is on the way to lots of happy cutting.

Carlie said...

This blog hop has been so much fun and Pat's rulers RULE!!!!

KarrieLyne said...

That was your first quilt!! Bravo! It's beautiful!! Definitely a natural!! :D

Definitely cannot wait to give these rulers a go!

mennikelly said...

After the oven gets fixed, I think I need to try your recipe.

Ceamz/Cayleigh said...

thanks for the ruler offer, they look great!

Vicky said...

Happy Birthday, Mom!! Your cereal is fantastic!

nevathediva said...

The rulers lood terrific. Can't wait to be able to try one or all.

Marcy said...

The one thing I can say about my very first quilt is that I still love it, considering the fabric choices we had 25 years ago.

Sarah in Houston said...

Love the wavy stripe. that would be lots of fun.

Brenda said...

Hi Jackie,

I'm going to start leaving two sentence comments instead of two page comments so I can get done before November. So here's my comment: "I really, really, really want to win those rulers!"

b/

BeachQuilter said...

I've been making my own granola for years...love it! This hop is fun, it's great to check everyone out!

quiltmom anna said...

I love your star log cabin pattern and like you, I began quilting with calico type fabrics. They were the main kind of fabrics available- we have so many different choices one can make now - Your giveaway bundle has some really beautiful fabrics in it.
I used to make granola- I haven't made it for a long time now- it is delicious.
Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway- the winners are going to be thrilled to win such nice gifts.
Regards,
Anna

Ida said...

So, is that pink rotary cutter one of Pat's, too? It looks like an ergonomic cutter. Gonna have to head to her shop and see. I'd like to swap out my yellow Olfa, but I don't want to give up the ergonomic handle.

Susan Ingram said...

Thanks for being apart of this blog hop. It has been so much fun. I love the receipe. The rulers sound wonderful.

Rhonda Beam said...

Love the blog hop and reading about everyone. Thanks.

Georgette Mitchell said...

I am so excited about the new rulers. I saw some at my local quilt shop today. the owner had some and they look wonderful. Love the recipes and first quilts.

bwilder said...

Happy Hopping!

Beeshebags said...

Happy belated birthday to your Mom. The granola (muesli to us Aussies) cereal looks soooo good. Love the fabric you're being generous and giving away, and oh boy, those rulers would be soooo handy. Hugs Naomi

Melissa said...

Those rulers look great, and I am definitely going to try your granola recipe!

Miss Jean said...

Yummy cereal, yummy rullers!!!

Grandma Shell said...

It;s a good thing I was going back over the posts, just checking. I don't see one from me. You did a really good job for that being your first quilt. Yes, the fabric makes us chuckle today but what will our grandchildren say about our fabric choices? LOL

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Can't wait to try one of those rulers!! Thanks for the recipe and thanks too, for the chance to win!

Avon said...

I would love to try the new rulers. Enter me please.

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