Quirky question: get happy and rich in 2014?

Posted by on January 29, 2014, in quirky question

Martingale's Quirky Question

Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free!

Freddy Feathers Baby Chick quiltRight: “Freddy Feathers Baby Chick” from Out of the Box with Easy Blocks. Get the eBook for $10.19 this week; see a slideshow of quilts from the book below.


The wintertime blues are a menace for many in January; sometimes it’s a challenge to stay upbeat! Today, create your own cheer for this chilly time of year by answering this week’s question:

If happiness was the worldwide currency, what kind of work would make you rich in 2014?

Post your answer in the comments before noon (PST) on Monday, February 3, for your chance to win. The winning answer will be posted on Wednesday, February 5, along with the next question.

Last week’s Quirky Question was, “I’m going to my local quilt shop on Saturday because I want to…” Here’s the winning comment, from Lisa:

“I’m going to my local quilt store because
I have a little problem, it’s called my fabric stash
My husband doesn’t know it but it cost a lot of cash
It started out as remnant pieces I bought from your shop
But then became addictive and I really couldn’t stop
Fat eighths became fat quarters, two meters became three
But when I purchased a whole bolt I sought psychiatry
I cannot pass your patchwork shop I have to come and see
If there is any missing piece inside your shop for me
So hubby starts to realize one fabric cupboard becomes two
He keeps me from your patchwork shop to keep our marriage true
So I sit at my computer while I’m banished to the house
But he’ll have to hide my credit card because I can click a mouse
Well there isn’t any moral to this tale of fabric woe
For this hobby is delightful and your fabric stash will grow
Just remember the old saying as you purchase with a grin…
‘She who dies with the most fabric will win!’”

Lisa was kind enough to send along a photo of a quilt featuring her poem, which was stitched by a friend:

The Fabric Stash poem and quilt

Beautiful work! Congratulations, Lisa—look for an email about your free eBook.

Step-by-step project: My Little Angel quilt

Step-by-step project: My Little Angel

Step-by-step project: Ice-Cream Cones quilt

Step-by-step project: Ice-Cream Cones

Step-by-step project: Chocolate Whacky Cake quilt

Step-by-step project: Chocolate Whacky Cake

Step-by-step project: How Sweet It Is quilt

Step-by-step project: How Sweet It Is

Step-by-step project: Freddy Feathers Baby Chick quilt

Step-by-step project: Freddy Feathers Baby Chick

Step-by-step project: Lollipops quilt

Step-by-step project: Lollipops

Step-by-step project: Her Royal Highness quilt

Step-by-step project: Her Royal Highness

From the gallery: Positively Pretty Posies quilt

From the gallery: Positively Pretty Posies

From the gallery: Purple Cow quilt

From the gallery: Purple Cow

From the gallery: A to Zzz quilt

From the gallery: A to Zzz

From the gallery: Baby Sweet quilt

From the gallery: Baby Sweet

From the gallery: Nine Lives quilt

From the gallery: Nine Lives

From the gallery: This Says It All quilt

From the gallery: This Says It All

From the gallery: Caffeine, Anyone quilt

From the gallery: Caffeine, Anyone?

From the gallery: Steppin' Out quilt

From the gallery: Steppin' Out

The Fabric Stash poem and quilt


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