Friday, December 12, 2008

A Winning Streak.....

At last I can reveal something I learnt about months ago. My entry in the Down Under Quilts annual Bernina Blankets of Love Competition was selected as one of the four finalists. How exciting is that. Below is my entry and below that, the cover of the featuring magazine which includes photos of the four finalist quilts, plus the winner. I've been published!!

My prize included a 12 month subscription to the magazine as well as the Kaffe Fassett Fabrics and book pictured below.

To continue with this lucky streak, below is the lovely Anni Downs book "The World as it should be", which I won in a combined blog giveaway from Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched, and Carey from Blueberry Lane Designs. Thank you Anni for this wonderful book full of lovely patterns and to Carey for giving me the opportunity to win it on your blog.

I also have the pleasure of welcoming Jules from See Bull Sew as the third and final participant in my PIF. Jules is a newly wed in Canada, and new to blogland so pop on over and say hi. I'll have my gifts jetting off worldwide, how exciting is that, wish I could go see the sights too.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Well the green minkee is sandwiched and ready for some quilting. I'm hoping to get it done and in the mail Monday. Let's see?? In the meantime, I thought you might like to know about the couple of giveaways I've come across. There is one at Em's Scrapbag, for Em's 100th posting. The other one is at Daisy Quilts, for Robyn's one year anniversary.

Now; I've got the label there, if I've done it right you should be able to click on it and arrive safely at Daisy Quilts. If not it's linked to 'Daisy Quilts' above. See what happens. Oh, and I've had another signup for my PIF. Yay! Welcome to Ulla from Ulla's Fibre Blog. I'll have craft jetting off to Sweden, how exciting. Room for one more yet...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A little bit of christmas........

Here we have an approximately 8ish year old ufo. Despite the previous list of to do's I decided that I wanted to indulge in a little bit of Christmas stitching and dug this up and finished it. Considering the short amount of time it took to finish and how nice it looks; it's a shame I didn't dig it up sooner. But anyways; I'm pleased as punch to be able to hang it up for this Christmas.
I have an Aunt who has even more UFO's than I have, as a matter fact I have very few in comparison. I might just send her a photo and challenge her to have a dig too. Anyone else up for the challenge?

I was also pleased to have Kris from Quilted Simple sign up for my PIF. I was beginning to feel a wee bit neglected so I was very happy to hear from Kris. I'm still open for two more lovely people to join in. If not I might just have to make my own choices and surprise someone with a gift.

Till next time .......... happy stitching!