Datos personales

Mi foto
Hola! soy Arlette, de Costa Rica, Les contaré un poco acerca de mi, me encantan las manualidades, creo que eso fue debido a que mis dos abuelitas las hacían, y como era tan traviesa, fue una forma de mantenerme tranquila. Una de mis abuelitas Isabel, ya cumplió sus 102 años. Estudié Relaciones Públicas, soy soltera, sin hijos. Imaginense que triste sería la vida sin colores..., mis colores favoritos, son los colores tierra, aunque no tengo alguno en especial que me desagrade, a no ser por los colores chillones o fosforecentes, creo que no "soy compatible" con ellos. Muchas gracias por tomarse el tiempo y visitar mi blog, me gustaría tener muchas amigas!!!. I'm Arlette from Costa Rica, I'll tell you a bit about myself, I love to make crafts. I studied Public Relations, I'm single and don't have kids My fave colours are the brown shades, although I don't dislike any. Thank you for stoping by, please leave me a comment that way I'll know you been here and I'd like to have lots of friends!

jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2009

Debbie from the blog Jerusalem Notes's having a nice give away, check her out and find out what's she giving away. I won't tell, because I like it for me!

Wish everyone a Happy New Year
, plenty of Happiness, Health, Love and Peace..., and I hope all your wishes for 2010 will happen!!!

Les deseo a tod@s un Feliz Año Nuevo, lleno de Felicidad, Salud, Amor y Paz..., y que todos los sueños que tienen para el 2010 se vuelvan realidad!!!

miércoles, 23 de diciembre de 2009

When I think in my favorite Christmas memories, my sweet grandpa is always there. He always made for his grandkids a homemade gift for each one. We always got some of this: wooden cars ( I know I’m a girl, but he or my parents didn’t matter, and me either), dolls (you can’t imagine how they were), wooden boxes, puzzles, chairs, puppets, etc, he used to put our names and the year he made the craft, none of us "grandkids" have anything from him, but me!. One christmas he changed his mind and he gave to his sons and daughters a cute drawer, (8 total) he painted all of them, then when I saw how cute they were, I asked him to give one to me, I was ready to get a no for response, instead I saw a bright smile in his face and he said sure!, I was really happy, but I'm not afraid to say when he gave the drawer to me, his smile was brighter!, he was really proud of himself, because he made that to me!. I also have a letter from him, and he called me there "daughter", dang!, I don't want to cry, but I'm tearing, lol. Just after that christmas he started to feel really tired and then he got ill.

He was 93 years old, when he passed away, my grandma’s (his widow) with us!, she’s going to turn 101 years old next January!!!. I miss him, terribly, but I’m surely know he’s in the best place right now. He was the best and sweet grandpa I could have!, he'll live forever in my heart. Every christmas I remember him because it was his fave holiday, he used to play and have fun with us, and since he left us I put a candle in his honour, same as the light he put in my life, also I'd like to be busy this holidays working on quilts, I'm sure if he was able to be here, he'll enjoying to make them, with me same as I do enjoy to make them!.

Edit: Sorry for the blurry pic, I'm going to post some pictures later on, in that time we didn't have digital cameras, just paper pictures, lol

lunes, 14 de diciembre de 2009

I'm working in an apliqued christmas quilt, I need to rush to finish it for christmas, I know I can do it!. I already did the "worst" part:-the applique-, lol. It consists in 9 christmas blocks, it's all decorated with ribbons, buttons, bells, etc. I'll take a closer shoot when's finished.
Christmas' my fave time of the year, we don't have a "white christmas" as many as you do. Ours, is sunny and windy, not too hot or too cold, the weather's just nice, really nice...
We use to eat tamales, it's the typical food for christmas, but you can eat them all year long, the dessert is Queque de Navidad (Christmas Cake), it's a kind of fruitcake, with dehidrated fruits, raisins and rum (you can skip it), it's scrumptious!, hmmmmm.
Have you heard about the Virtual Christmas Quilt Show?, Sew Cal Gal's hosting a parade christmas quilting and having a giveaway, isn't it a great idea?, take a look at her blog, join in, it's worth it!

sábado, 12 de diciembre de 2009

I got two things on the mail, at the same time!, I'm guessing I'll have to buy lotto!, one was from Marj, her blog's Eclectic Quilter (I posted about it), in the p.o. box I found a paper I needed to go to the main post office and something was waiting for me there... I was waiting for it, to be honest, I was getting worried, but I had no idea, the paper was this, I was wondering who was and when I found out what was it, I almost jump in the post office, lol.
Can you guess what's in the box?, it isn't a contest, lol, my dad was holding it for the picture.
My prize from the Blog Hop finally arrived!, Santa came early to my way!!!!, I'm going to show you the prizes I got. The box was a bit damaged, (hope everything's there!), because the box was too heavy!!!, about 5.1 lbs of quilting supplies, can you believe it?, Still I can't, lol!, please someone pinch me!.

I decided to put the prizes in order, not all together, Gudrun sent me the package, and I asked her to sign the books she was going to send, and she did it!, isn't it cool from her? :), I'm going to have a forever memory from the Blog Hop!

Here's the fabrics, a kit, schnibbles, a cutter, threads, fat quarters, Heat n Bond...

Some of the fabulous patterns all of them have designed!!!!.

I can't explain how I'm feeling, I still can't believe it, there's a lot of things to see and I'm thrilled!!!, thanks to Gudrun and the gang...

Marj from the blog Eclectic Quilter sent me this, because she was making a contest, we needed to guess what was in one box of her, and I guessed it was a sewing machine!, yay! for me!!!!, her machine's gorgeous, if you like that kind of "toys", you need to check it out in her blog!.
You can see the goodies she sent to me, I took a picture to the brown fabric (the pic isn't showing the real colors), it's lovely!!!, I love brown fabrics!. I love everything in there, thank you very much Marj, for the package, you're really kind!!!! :). You'll see what I'm going to make!.
I've to say I got two things in the mail, blogger was misbehaving, and didn't allow me to post both on here, then I'm going to put another post.
I'm going to show you some pics of my latest projects, you saw a peek some time ago, and now I can say they're totally done!

martes, 8 de diciembre de 2009

My Brown Bag Studio's waiting for us, she's giving away some cute stuff!

viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2009

Crazy by Design's really crazy, go here and find it out why!

Me quilter's giving away a gorgeous quilt because is her anniversary

lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2009

Barb from the blog Bejeweled Quilts By Barb's hosting a giveaway, she's giving away this speechless quilt in honor of her niece: Jennifer, because she's opening her online store. This giveaway ends on Dec. 1, 2009, so you better hurry to go to her blog and follow the rules... And also, while we're expecting for the big day, she's giving away this tote, isn't it pretty?

sábado, 14 de noviembre de 2009

Do you like teddy bears?, then go to bearbits and you'll have the chance to win a cute teddy bear, but I'm a teddy bear addict, if you win it, you're in big troubles with me, lol

I got my first Pay It Forward, Susan sent me her gift to me all the way down Australia!!!!, Let me tell you what did I get: a crocheted coffee cup, a yummylicious crocheted cupcake with beads and a needle case with my name on it, the rose isn't included, lol. Geez, I'm thrilled with all the goodies!, THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU SO MUCH SUSAN!!!!!!!: If you'd like to join my PIF please follow this link (the rules are there)

viernes, 6 de noviembre de 2009

What would you do if you won this?, well Quilt Hollow is asking us this

Sweet Home Quilt is hosting another giveaway

jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2009

Yipee, yipeee, yipeeee, doing the -happy dance- now!...
Today I got the goodies Elaine from the blog Soggy bottom flats quilting and stitching sent to me, I love them all!!!, I'm still speechless, I don't know what to say but THANK YOU ELAINE! :)

Barbara is having a cute giveaway!, because her blog is going to reach her first anniversary

lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2009

miércoles, 28 de octubre de 2009

Yehawwwwwww!!!!, I got the prize I won on The Red Boot Quilt Co today, did I tell you I love teddy bears?, well I'm a kid myself, I love them, and I'm more than happy with the cute bears pattern, -doing the happy dance now-, lol. I'm looking forward to make it!

lunes, 26 de octubre de 2009

Asi es como se ven los cuatro cuadros juntos. Me ha gustado como se ven, ya lo quiero ver terminado!
This quilt is almost done!

sábado, 24 de octubre de 2009

Blueberry Buckle Quilt Studio go there and find it out, what's in store for you!

miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2009

martes, 20 de octubre de 2009

SparkBark has a new giveaway, you have to check it out!

lunes, 19 de octubre de 2009

Jenny's hosting a lovely giveaway

In this country, we don't celebrate halloween, I just don't like the scary stuff, but we do have some few stuff from halloween and the pumpkin season. This is an old witch I made centuries ago, lol!, and a pumpkin table cloth to match with her.

domingo, 18 de octubre de 2009

The Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shopper's having a fantastic giveaway; I'm not going to say, you have to find it out! Please tell her I sent you!, Brendaaaaaaaaaa espero que me escojas esta vez, me encantan las telas!, jajajajaja!

viernes, 16 de octubre de 2009

I enjoyed to make this quilt, because I just made lots and lots of strips, I didn't have enough fabric, that's the reason the quilt didn't came up bigger. I love the way it turned and the colours I used, I made it, this year. Go to Park City Girl's blog and check her Quilt Festival!

lunes, 12 de octubre de 2009

Soggy Bottom is asking us a question...

sábado, 3 de octubre de 2009

Julia's giving away a quilt check her

viernes, 2 de octubre de 2009

Ahora estoy trabajando con estos dos bloques que son parte de un tapiz de pared, junto con la cabaña de hace algunos días, el cuadro que sigue son las flores de la abuela.
I'm working in this two blocks, they belong to a plaid, the cabin I made some days ago is part of this one too, I need to do a grandma's flower block and I'll finish it

martes, 29 de septiembre de 2009

Teresa from the blog Mama T Keeps you In Stitches's having a giveaway

domingo, 27 de septiembre de 2009

Yipeeeeeeeeeeee I got the prize I won on Mel's Own Place it's a cute pillow, a lovely fabric and two magnets!!!
The other pic it's the pillow back, too sweet the fabric has some quilting names on it!, interesting... Thank you Mel, I really loved them!

viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2009

Gene Black an Alabama Artist has a new baby, go there and find it out, what's it!

lunes, 21 de septiembre de 2009

viernes, 18 de septiembre de 2009

Fina tiene sorteo!!!!, vayan a anotarse

viernes, 11 de septiembre de 2009

Este es el delantal que puse en mis entradas anteriores, ella es mi mamá modelando su nuevo delantal.
This is the apron I put in one of my lasts posts, she's my mom, and she's modeling her new apron.

Esta es mi cabañita, me voy a ir a vivir ahi, jajajaja. Es parte de 4 cuadros o bloques, lleva además
This is my little cottage, I'm going to live there soon, lol. It's part of 4 more blocks, the other ones are: grandmother's flowers, sunbonnet fan and dresden plate

Nunca había tenido la oportunidad de trabajar con bloques, me encantó!, pero si lleva su trabajo, eh??!!
I didn't have the chance to make blocks before, I liked it a lot!, but it took it's time!.

El banderín que ya lleva algunos días hechos. This is banner I made some days ago.

Wooo hooooo!!!!!, me llegó mi primer premio. gracias a Heidi
Woooo hoooo!!!!!I got my prize on the mail,thanks to Heidi thank you very much Heidi, I really love it!!!. I love the colours of the fabric you choose :)

miércoles, 2 de septiembre de 2009

Linda's having a cool giveaway