We have winners!

Saturday, November 26, 2011
It's time to pick our winners of my little giveaway ...  and this is what the trusty Random Number Generator has decided:

No 37. Congratulations,  Rita E in AZ  is the first prize winner. Rita said: "I was just reading about a gift Megan made for her husband and shared on her blog here:  http://megsmonkeybeans.blogspot.com/2011/11/fractal-quilt.html. The men in my family love to camp and hunt so I make crocheted hats with camouflage yarn which are very easy to lose and in constant need of replacement.  Your prizes are great!"

And No 24. Congratulations to Michell who has won the second prize. Michell said...
"I follow you and I am sorry I have no idea what to make for a male"

 Please e-mail me your snail-mail addresses so that the parcels can be on their way to you soon! 

Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun.  A special BIG THANK-YOU to you clever ladies who made suggestions for gifts for men!!!  You were all amazing and came up with such GREAT ideas!  In fact, the ideas were all so brilliant and there were so many different ones, that I have sorted them into rough sections and put them together in a file.  You can download the pdf file from my website here.  It is a wonderful resource that I certainly will be using in the future.

After my lack of motivation and unproductivity earlier in the month, I'm pleased to say that it's been all systems GO for the last couple of weeks.  I've made a sewing set, table runner, small wall hangings and some Christmas gifts, all of which I can't show you at the moment for various reasons!

I can show off my lovely new appliance covers though. I wanted to have something with red which is the accessory colour in my kitchen which was resurfaced recently. It was "Old Mother Hubbard" when I went looking in my stash for the right colour red fabric, but I did have a very large scarf which was EXACTLY the colour I wanted. So, yards of fusible webbing later, lots of buttonhole stitching, and Ta Da - my new toaster oven cover.

I also made one the same to fit my breadmaker.

My Oriental Touch clutch and cuff is in the latest Handmade magazine.

I used some lovely kimono fabric in this project which our daughter bought on a visit to her sister in Japan and which she gave to me for one of my birthdays. I especially like the cuff which looks so sweet on the arm. Hmm, they would make a great Christmas gift ....

Here's a close-up of the embroidery on the buttons - three little rosebuds.  Can't help myself with my roses!

Now, how is this for one "up to the minute" lady!  Lovely Lyn Morrison has already finished her "Consider the Lilies" quilt and sent in a photo - just ONE week after I uploaded the last pattern.  Isn't this just gorgeous? You have blown me away, Lyn!

I hope to soon start working on another free block of the month pattern for you for 2012. All the ideas are on paper - I just need to get it out onto fabric!

Have a great week - and happy stitching!