Monday, June 29, 2009

500 Visits Giveaway...My first one!

I'll draw the winner tomorrow morning (July 11th) and announce it on the evening.
Good luck to everyone!

Hi, everyone! As I promised I'm back to announce my first ever giveaway! I'm so happy that more than 500 people visited my blog, I only have to say thank you, thank you to all of you, and a BIG thank you to the people that left comments, I love to read them, they make me feel I'm not speaking alone like if I were totally nuts, well...maybe sometimes! LOL

So, in honor of the 500+ visits and to show my appreciation to you all, I'll give to ONE lucky winner:

2 Fat Quarters, 100% quilter's cotton,

One Scissors Fob, cross stitched by me in pink, Matrioshka pattern. It's the one in the photo but finished, I didn't have the time to finish it last night, I only have to stuff it and stitch to close it.

Edit: Now it's finished and ready to go to its new home!

One HUGE wooden button: 1.75" x 1.5",

An some sewing notions that I'll add later.

I hope you like what I've chosen for you!

What do you have to do?

1. Just leave a comment on this post between now and Midnight July 10, 2009. I'll draw the winner on July 11, 2009 . If you want to say something I'd love for you to tell me what you like on a blog that gets you come back to it. But you don't have to, you can just say Hi!

2. I'll ship to any place in the world, me myself live far, far away! So don't be shy!
3. Spread the word in any possible way.
4. Please, make sure there's a way I can contact you if you are the lucky winner.

Good luck to everyone, and thank you for these 500+ visits!

Have a nice day everyone!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

An Amazing Giveaway!

Helen from Hugs'n Kisses is having a gorgeous giveaway to celebrate the launch of her new BOM: Twas the Night Before Christmas! It's an amazing work, I'm already hooked, I love redwork and Christmas, so...perfect match! I'd really love to win the pattern! And you?

The pincushion I sent to my partner...

I guess it's about to arrive to its new home, so I thought of posting about it. My partner likes color pink, so I used pink fabrics from my stash and made one of my favourite pincushions that May Britt's explains terribly good on a tutorial at her blog, here. Thank you May Britt! I loved the end result and I'm making one for me, for sure!!!

I also made my partner a scissors fob in cross stitch, it's a Matrioshka. And it's so sweet!

Then I added some sewing notions and off it went the package! I hope she likes it!

OHHHHH, I reached the 500 visits!!!!!! I'm so happy!!! I'm gathering the goodies for the giveaway and will announce it on Monday!!!
Have a nice weekend everyone!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Joyful Spring Birdies...

This is the title I chose for my Mini Quilt that I sent to my partner for the Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap. It measures 12" x 12". I made the branches and birdies with the needle turn appliqué technique, and then hand embroidered their tails, beaks and legs. I also hand embroidered the 'Spring Time' words on the Mini Quilt with DMC variegated thread. The cherry blossoms are made with the origami technique. Finally I hand quilted musical notes on it. I hope my partner likes it!! I sure love it, guess why?? It has birdies and cherry blossoms on it! Love that combo! Now it's going to its new home far away from here...

Close up of the tan birdie and the fabric origami flower...
Close up of the green birdie...

Detail of flowers...

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and check back soon for my 500 visits giveaway!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Catherine's goodies arrived...

Catherine's goodies arrived home and I'm thrilled!!!

I was lucky to win some gorgeous batik fabrics and a lovely fabric brooch at Catherine's The Sewing Attic and they are finally here!!! WOW, I'm HAPPY !!!!! I love the batiks and they are perfect for a project I've had in mind since last year. I only have to find the time to make it happen and that's the problem!!!! That's unfair, 24 hours is not enough !!! Days should definitelly have 26 hours at least !!!

They came in a nice package and she was so kind to also add some lovely buttons and velvet ric rac. And the best part is the gorgeous postcard she sent me of Whangamata, in New Zealand!! She's so lucky to live there, I'd love to live sorrounded by nature instead of buildings in the middle of the city!!!

I LOVED all of my goodies!!!

Have a nice day everyone!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

8" x 10" Swap goodie received...

Today arrived a beautiful piece from The Rhead Necklace (no blog) who was my second partner at the 8" x 10" Spring Swap. I received a beautiful print of a San Francisco Trolley,I love it! It's one of the cities I'd like to visit some day and I'd absolutely adore to take a trolley, and now I have a beautiful print of one of them that I will frame and hang in my office to dream about my trip to San Francisco. Thank you so much The Rhead Necklace!

Have a nice day everyone!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Progress...

Hi you all!
I'm here reporting the progress on my Spring Mini Quilt!

Do you remember the first sneak peek of it? Well, all the things were placed in a different position and the fabric origami flower was TOOOO big for those poor little birdies! The flowers you see now were done with 1,5" x 1,5" squares and, even though you won't believe it, they were easy to handle, until you try to put the flower together,
that's when things begin to mess up!! LOL But I loved all the process!!!

Finally the top is done! Now I have only the quilting and binding to make, YES !!!

It's definitelly a slow work but will hopefully be finished by the end of next week to begin its trip to its new home in...

And here is the top...

And the little birdies...

The pincushion for the pincushion swap is finished and I'll ship it to its new home next Tuesday because I have to gather a few things to go along with it, and I have to go shopping (just a bit, I promise!!).

Have a nice day everyone!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

8" x 10" Swap received...

I received a beautiful hand knitted piece made out of bamboo yarn. Angelique hand knitted it herself and it's really warm and soft, I've never had seen or touched bamboo yarn before (we don't have it here) but I can tell you that I loved it, it's sooooooo soft!!!! The bamboo yarn piece is of a wonderful yellow and she added a charm in red that's really lovely! Thnk you Angelique, I love it so much! I hope you like the hand painted 8" x 10" piece I sent you!

Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Catherine's SEWN giveaway...

I won one of Catherine's SEWN giveaways and I'm thrilled !!! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway, I love the batiks and can't wait for them to arrive here! I also won a fabric brooch that I LOVE and I already have the perfect spot for it, a bag that I'm making!!

Thanks again Catherine, I LOVE all the goodies!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pincushion Swap Fabric...

Hi, I wanted to show you the fabrics I chose for my partner's pincushion in the Pincushion Summer Swap. She loves pink, as I do, so it wasn't difficult for me to chose between my favourite fabrics!! I love Heather Bailey's fabrics and the Swirlybuds in pink and fucshia from the Bijoux line is one of my favourites!! I chose to match it with the Scented Memories by Danhui Nai for Wilmington Prints, they have lovely fabrics too !!

The pincushion is almost done and it's all handmade. I love the way it's turning out! I'm also making a little extra in cross stitch. I hope my partner likes all of the goodies.

Have a nice day everyone!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I signed up on a new Swap...

Hi, everyone!
Yesterday I signed up on a new Swap, an easy one this time, as it's a Fat Quarter Swap!
You can have 2 or 4 partners and you have time until tomorrow June, 3 to sign up!
If you LOOOVE fabric as I do and want to receive goodies in the mail, rush to Two Hippos and sign up! It'll be fun!

Have a nice day everyone!

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