Monday, April 4, 2011

I WON! and other things, including Texas (pt 2)

My Quilted Jacket
 Lots of things to chat about today.  First, I won the Weekly Themed Quilt Contest at Quilting Gallery.  Thanks Michele and Thanks to The Fat Quarter Shop for the prize of a $25 gift certificate.  I will have fun using this gift certificate.  Oh decisions, decisions. 

Second, and this really should have been first:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTOPHER!  My oldest son is 21 years old today!  He is off at college, so I can't celebrate with him, but, we celebrated in Texas over Spring Break.

While in Texas, we visited the Dublin Dr. Pepper Bottling Plant in Dublin, TX.  This is the oldest Dr. Pepper Bottling plant.  It is also the only Dr. Pepper plant that used the original formula with Imperial Pure Cane Sugar instead of artificial sweeteners.  I quit drinking Dr. Pepper years ago because it was 'too sweet'.  Well, I drank Dublin Dr. Pepper, and, it is so smooth!  Just the correct amount of everything.  My son, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTOPHER! , has had Dublin Dr. Pepper, and we have made the cake and icing (shown in the picture).  It was really good.  So good, in fact, that that is why we went out of our way to stop by and get more Dr. Pepper and cake/icing mix.  We got enough to give as gifts, too. Unless you are in the Dublin area, you can only get these products online.  Well worth it.
Dublin Dr. Pepper

Lastly, a special Thank you to all of you who voted for my jacket last weekend.  I wore it Saturday when I was at a local thrift store, and another quilter stopped me and asked how to make it.  I gave her a tutorial right there in the shop.  It's so much fun to meet other quilters and share our hobby.  Quilter's are great!  Thanks again everyone!


  1. Oh I am so happy that you won. (and I didn't jinx you by voting for you) Last time I checked the vest was up on top but I didn't think I could ever wear something that made a V. Your jacket was by far the best. Next week is applique. Got any of those?

  2. Contragulations on your win!!!

  3. Congrats on your win, your jacket is jus awesome!

  4. Congratulations! I voted for ya! Happy birthday to your son. I don't drink soda much anymore, but I sure wouldn't turn down an original recipe Dr. Pepper if you set a cold one in front of me. :) The cake and icing sound yummy too.

  5. Thanks for the comment on my quilt, Christal's Sun and Sky, first time entering and I'm new to the blogging world. Congrats on winning last week!

  6. Congratulations! It's beautiful!


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