A Winner!

Saturday, April 9, 2011
We have a winner for my giveaway! The Random generator chose number 9 - Heather!

Heather wrote: I love all of your projects, and have admired them in the 'Garden party' fabrics. I would LOVE to win this !! Thanks for the free pattern, the thread catcher is one I'll make..Best wishes, Heather

Heather, as you're a "No reply" commenter, I can't contact you, so please e-mail me to let me know your snail mail address, so I can post the parcel of goodies off to you. (You have until 13 April to make contact.)

Thank you to everyone who entered.  It was a fun week reading all the lovely comments. And welcome to some new followers too.  I might have to start thinking about another giveaway, now that I'm on the way toward 400 followers!

Now for a look at that piece of silk! 

I'm very pleased at how this little project turned out - sweet elegance with a touch of class is how I would describe it! 


 It will be off to a Australian Country Craft & Decorating magazine shortly, so a sneak peak will have to do for the moment.


Handmade magazine has a bag issue out this month and my little girl's Flutter-by bag is in there:




I want to thank all the lovely people who sent birthday wishes.  I had a fabulous day with people I love around me. My husband gave me a gorgeous embroidery book - think he knows me after 45 years of marriage!  Our daughter and her husband, our son and his wife, plus seven of our grandchildren all came to visit.  We shared a great party tea with all the food I love and which I don't normally have (because most of it is bad for me!!!)

This week we have two of our grandchildren staying with us during school holidays - two boys 10 and 8.  There won't be much sewing done, but we plan at least one fishing trip which will be a first for them!  Can imagine we'll spend a bit of time untangling lines!

Hope you have a great week.

Happy stitching
Val