Wednesday, 22 December 2010

I thought I would share a few Christmas pressie pictures with you... 

I made these for Karan as part of a Christmas decoration swap.  The basket is from a tutorial by Pink Penguin, and the gingerbread man is from Elsie Marley.

Then I made these bags for my kids teachers, they are from a tutorial by Pink Penguin again, I love her stuff!!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A very special quilt

I wanted to share with you a very special quilt.  Back in May of this year my bestest quilting friend passed away suddenly.  Just 2 weeks prior she had given me a quilt top to quilt for her, no rush she said, as it was for a Christmas present.  So I took it home and put it away.  Unfortunately she never got to see it quilted.  It was a while before I was up to working on it, and it spent a few months on my machine.  Once it was quilted I added the binding, and hand sewing it down was one of the most healing things I could have done, it was so peaceful sitting under my friends quilt and remembering all the laughs and giggles we had had.  I know my friend would have loved her quilt!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A lucky streak!

Well I think I should go and buy a tattslotto ticket, I have had such great luck recently!

Firstly I was super lucky to win an entire quilt kit from Sew Prim Khris - how generous is that to give away an entire quilt kit!  The pattern is one of Khris's own designs, and she has them for sale on her blog so check it out!

A few weeks ago I won this gorgeous panel from Inch Worm Fabrics and was very remiss not to show it off on my blog :)  I keep looking at it but still haven't decided what to do, do I quilt it as it is, or cut the squares apart and and few different things with it?  Such a fantastic decision to have to make!

And then I won a copy of the latest Country Threads magazine from Vicki of Tozz's Corner, Vicki has a project for a table runner and coasters printed in the magazine, can't wait to make them, I should have had her sign it for me!!  I will post pictures once I am done!

And then a few months ago I got an email from the lovely people at Homespun magazine asking if they could feature the selvedge handbag I made from a Jodie Carleton pattern published in their magazine in their Reader's Showcase section.  Well of course my answer was "YES!".  Then a few weeks later I got another email saying I had been chosen as the winner from that issue and there was a prize on it's way!  I couldn't say anything until that issue had been published, and it arrived on my doorstep a few days ago so now I tell all!  The fabrics are gorgeous, some have a pearly print on them that just looks so special, and I love the Lakehouse ribbon!

And I am very privileged to to have won one of the fabulous Cyndi of Bluebirdswing's bags!!  Will post pictures as soon as it arrives on my doorstep :)

Wow I think it is definitely my turn to host a giveaway, so stay tuned!!