Sunday, May 23, 2010

All That Free Stuff

There are just so many good ideas in Bloggy Land. I made these wonderful little pincushions from a free design by polka dot pineapple.

The lovely Arlette is impossibly clever at designing all manner of crafty things. Better still, she generously shares her ideas in easy to follow tutorials. Thanks Arlette!

I have been so fortunate to have formed such wonderful friendships through blogging. A big thanks to Kelli and Nora who have sent me some fantastic presents for my birthday.

Delicious goodies, some great reading and other treats from Kelli

A beautiful table runner, foundation project kit, yo-yo project book
and more delish treats from Nora

I have definitely been spoiled by these lovely ladies. Thank you both very much.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

A New Gadget

I have been playing with a new gadget. The Supreme Slider is a Teflon coated sheet with a sticky underside.

I first saw it in action on 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs.

It works too! The quilt slides over the sheet like a dream.

I've also made another set of blocks for our swap. Ruth and Karen's blocks will be in tomorrow's post.

It's fun deciding which blocks to send to each recipient.

Hope you had time for some stitching this weekend.


P.S. Connie - you need to contact me via email with your mailing address so that I can post your parcel to you.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wonderful Gifts

A little while ago, I won a giveaway on Ariane's blog. She told me it would be a surprise and it was!

I have been watching her make this wonderful piece, commenting on how delighted its recipient would be to receive it - never knowing that it was for me all along!

Thank you so much Ariane! I am delighted to receive such a beautiful hand quilted piece.

Ariane also sent some pretty fat quarters.

My dear friend Kelli (andthentheresrustic) read my post about Loani Prior's Really Wild Tea Cosies and then had it sent to me for my birthday. I couldn't wait until the day. I had to open the parcel straightaway! Sorry Kelli.

Loani's right - they really are wild!

Image courtesy of Grand Purl Baa

Check out Loani's blog to see the others. I can't wait to make some.

Thanks Kelli! My love of knitting has been rekindled by your thoughtful gift.

Happy Mothers Day to all my bloggy friends - whether your babies be two legged or four.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lucky Winners!

Connie from Connie's Niche

Connie has won the Figtree Quilts bag pattern, Mill House Inn charm pack, magazine, note cards and other goodies. I'll be adding some chocolates to that parcel as well.

These lucky bloggers will be receiving some fat quarters and chocolates...

Margaret from Cosmos & Chrysanthemums

Janet from What Comes Next

Lena from LekaQuilt

Karen from Breezy Bree

Joanne from Canuck Quilter

Thank you to everyone who entered and for all your lovely comments. Winners need to email me a snail mail address in order to receive their goodies.

Happy Stitching,