Wednesday, November 30, 2011

End of Hurricane Season Sale!

End of Hurricane Season Sale with 
 Great Savings
(Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30)
All Cross Stitch & Quilt Patterns
 Buy 2 - Get 1 FREE
For every 2 patterns ordered, you will receive an email confirming your order and requesting your selection for  your FREE pattern(s)!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Join the Purrfect Spots' Birthday Celebration !

Come Celebrate  Purrfect Spots' Birthday with Great Savings starting, Nov. 26, 27 & 28th!

All Cross Stitch & Quilt Patterns
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For every 2 patterns ordered, you will receive an email confirming your order and requesting your selection for  your FREE pattern(s)!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sage looks great on my new quilt pattern - "Light Frost" .

Sage is requesting that you go to The Quilt Pattern Magazine and vote for your favorite kitty in the TQPM Quilt Kitty Contest. Anybody can vote!  And there is an opportunity to help kitties after you vote. There are 3 animal organizations listed that help take care of kitties, so please help us help them! Thank you.

 The quilt Sage is enjoying is in the November issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Please vote for my quilt - Blue Plate Special!

Please go to The Quilting Gallery and vote for my Blue Plate Special Quilt! This is their Thanksgiving Theme week and my quilt represents food on the table with some pretty blue plates!
Happy Thanksgiving to all and don't forget to check back next week as I will be having some "Small Business Saturday Specials" on my website at Purrfect Spots!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PURRFECT SPOTS - It started with a cat!

As promised I am going to tell the story of how PURRFECT SPOTS got started! You know by the name, that I am an animal lover, but what you don't know is how a very special cat and then another one got this company going! It is quite a story and one that can't be told quickly, so please indulge me as I tell this tale.

The story...

There he was, an intruder in the back yard of my neighbor's house. They were out of town (deployed) and had asked us to keep an eye on the place. But yet there he was on the back porch. I was looking out my window checking every move, but after awhile, he turned around and left! Good - one less thing to worry about. However, the next day there he was again - darn, what was he doing? Why did he have to come here?
Please leave and go home. We don't want trouble. But this time, he didn't leave. He just sat down on the porch to rest awhile.

This went on for a few days and when I realized he wasn't going to leave, I finally gave in! Armed with the necessary elements, I went outside, then around the fence and approached the back yard very cautiously! However, he heard me coming and ran! Feeling like he would come back I left a little surprise for him!

Well he did come back and was surprised, but pleased as well as he finished a nice bowl of cat food followed by some water!!! He then proceeded to sit down on the porch and start the mandatory after dinner bath! Yes, you guessed it! The intruder was a little black cat that eventually stole my heart and changed my whole world!!!  His original name was K.C. (for Karen's Cat - as it was Karen's house that he had claimed). But that all changed after a visit to the veterinarian. They wrote CASEY and that started it!

CASEY, the Cat, the Plan & the Stitch! That is all for now, but please come back as there is much more to the story!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Winners from the Quiltmaker's 100 Block Blog Tour

Congratulations to the Winners from the Quiltmaker's 100 Block Blog Tour.

The two Winners of the  Quiltmaker's 100 Block Vol. 4 Magazine are:
Dona Reynolds  and  Nancy Sue Phillips

The two winners of my pattern - Horse of a Different Color are:
Kathleen Brown and Robyn Brown

Congratulations to our winners!

I also wish to thank each and every one of you that visited my blog during the tour and I hope you will come back and visit often as I have many stories to tell and pictures to share. Better still, if you are not a follower, please become one! I will start "talking" next week, so get ready! Thank you again!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Welcome Quiltmaker 's 100 Block "Tour Group" to the Purrfect Spots Blog!

When traveling it is always exciting to see beautiful scenery, discover new things and make new friends. That is what I wish for the QM 100 Block "Tour Group".  So welcome to Florida and as you can see there are some lovely views here on the Emerald Coast - even in November!

The Emerald Coast is located in the Panhandle of Florida (we call it Florida's Great Northwest). The emerald waters and the sugar white sand beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world!

There is always movement in the water as you can see here and even on calm days as the waves lazily slap the shore!
Looking at this water was a definite influence in the creation of my block! So let's continue the tour!

My studio (otherwise known as the C.A.T. House because that's where my kitties lived before they got their own condo) is still the C.A.T. House (Creative Arts & Textiles) and this is where I design, cut, stitch, piece and quilt. So please join me there!

I had some lovely Hoffman Bali Handprints (1895 Fabric Collection) and they were just begging to be used. I am sure you have had the same experience with certain fabrics. Well anyway, the light blue fabric had movement and reminded me of the gulf waters meeting the sky. 

I started playing around with the colors and different design ideas and decided upon half square triangles or HSTs  as they are also called.  HSTs can be used in so many fun ways for some really unique designs!

Continuing to group and regroup the different fabrics, I finally came up with the block combination and here it is:

I call it "Wind Surfing" as it reminds me of all the sails on the water which are seen often in my part of the world! No, I don't wind surf. I prefer a boat that stays on the water or a scuba tank. This block is #367 and is located on page 51 in The Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 4! But that is not all. 

There is also a picture of a completed quilt in the Design Gallery of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 4 and it is Quilt #21 on page 92. I did the cutting, the piecing and the stitching of the quilt top. It was machine quilted by June Bauman of June Bug Quilting. 
The backing of the quilt can be seen here with all the colors used in the quilt. It is a Hoffman Bali Batik and it is in the Mardi Gras Fabric Collection. Isn't it festive?

The tour is almost over and I hope you have enjoyed it, but don't rush away just yet! Please leave me a comment and your name will be automatically entered in a random drawing for a chance to win an issue of the Quiltmaker's 100 Block Volume 4 magazine - I will be giving away 2 copies! But wait, there is more!

You will also have a chance to win one of my quilt patterns. As this is Florida, 2 of the lucky tour group members will receive my "Horse of a Different Color" pattern which was seen on in August!

So please let me hear from you and when you comment don't forget to follow me! You can tell by my company name that I am an animal lover. Infact Purrfect Spots got started all because of a stray cat!

I will be telling that story soon so Ya'll  come back!

I hope you have enjoyed your tour and thank you for visiting. Be sure to check out the other blocks on the tour. You can click on the Purple Button in the left corner of my blog to continue your tour!


PS - Be sure and check out my website at PURRFECT SPOTS.

Join me tomorrow on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

Tomorrow is my day for the Blog "Tour Group" to visit my site and see my block that is featured in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour! If you leave a comment on the day of the tour, your name will be entered for a chance to win a copy of the magazine. Also there will be some other prizes offered.
You won't want to miss this. So please join me on Tuesday, Nov. 8th.

See you there!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time to vote for your favorite Quilt Kitty!

It is time to vote for your favorite Quilt Kitty Picture at The Quilt Pattern Magazine and anybody can vote. There are 50 kitties just waiting to be seen and all are wanting your vote. While voting be sure and check out the donation button as there are three organizations that you can help so they can help kitties. So check it out now!

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Block is in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 4!

I am so exctied that my Block is in Volume 4 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks collector's edition. It is called Wind Surfing and I will share pictures with you of the block and a finished quilt during the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 4 Blog Tour that runs from Nov. 7 - Nov. 11. You will be seeing other blocks from the magazine as well as you follow the tour. My posting day is Tuesday, November 8th and I will be offering a free copy of the magazine as well as some other prizes. You will need to visit  and comment on my blog to qualify for the prizes. So I invite you to come and join me in all the fun!