A Giveaway ... and a free pattern

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Remember all those little sewing bits and bobs that I made last week when I was sidetracked?  You now have an opportunity to win them!

I am quite overwhelmed to think that people actually like reading all my blog ramblings, so to celebrate reaching 300 followers, I am giving away this little parcel of goodies:

Along with the threadcatcher, pincushion, needlecase, scissor pillow and sewing pouch is a little pack of 30 charm squares from the Garden Party range.

The rules are simple. This is a giveaway just for followers of my blog - anywhere in the world.  So if you are a follower, (or become one in the next week!) you may enter the giveaway by leaving a comment at the end of this post.  The giveaway closes at midnight (Australian time) Saturday 9 April (hey, that's my birthday!) and I plan to announce the winner next Sunday.


Seeing there's been a little bit of interest in my threadcatcher design, I have produced a free pattern, along with photographic steps, so you can make your own. You might want to wait to make one until after the giveaway in case you win one!!!, but it would make a great gift for a sewing friend, don't you think?  They are very quick to make.

Click on the photo to be taken to the download area on my website.
If you make one, remember I would love to see a photo.

Birgit in Germany kindly sent a photo of the appliques that she used from the Gifts of Grace quilt.  It's great how each quilter's personality shows through in their individual quilts, don't you think?  Lovely job, Birgit.

Next week I plan to show you a sneak peak at what I did when I got back on track with my piece of silk. It was mostly one of my 'night-time jobs', as it has lots of embroidery, so for some 'daytime' sewing I whipped up a breakfast cloth for our table, using left over bits from my Garden Party fabrics.

That's now 12 projects I have made from the fabric I bought from that range - but more about that another time.

Have a great week.
Regards, Val