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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Giveaway winners and some hot mail!

Hi all, sorry to be so long letting you all know who won the place mat panels.  The pirates went to


and the I Spy went to


Congratulations ladies!  The packages are in the mail.  And if anyone is wondering, the pirates are a Timeless Treasures fabric and the I Spy is from Quilting Treasures.

I need to start showing some of the wonderful things I’ve received in the mail lately.  Tonight I have these two lovelies to show. 

My Friends with Benefits swap was slow to arrive but worth the wait. Leslie of Les Quilts made me this gorgeous hanging.  In the centre, hand embroidered, is my blog name. You can’t see it too well in the photo but she has held back the yellow border with stitching in several places which make is look like a curtain has opened to reveal it. 


Then surrounding the centre panel are gorgeous batiks and wonky stars. And in the overall looping quilting she has stitched a J in each of the stars. 


And here is the back with a lovely label and more of the animal batik from the embroidery panel.


I love all the detail she has put into this.  Just gorgeous!

I also want to show you a gift from Leonie at Strandkorb-traum.  I admired this “fly cover” on her blog and she offered to send it to me.  What a sweetie!  It arrived with a nice letter, a postcard, some drink powders to add to soda water and some extra yarn so that I can add beads around the edges to help it stay snug on the bowl.  If you look closely you can see one green bead that she added on the edge to show me how they go.  I love the rosette in the middle!


And here it is on my favourite bowl which is also from Germany.



Thanks so much Leslie and Leonie!

I did do some sewing this week as I had to get my May hexies finished for Deb.  But I forgot to take a photo before I mailed them off.



  1. What a wonderful gift, and so personal, a lot of thought has gone into the making, and your own blog name on it!! Batik, just right and with the design on the back as well. Bowl covers, they were in fashion so many years ago and are back again, a lovely deep colour. Cheers from Jean.

  2. boy there is a lot of work in that hanging. The fabrics are so unusual. Beautiful doily too.
    Congratulations to the winners.

  3. congrats to the winners... what a lovely hanging that is .... very special and so is the very pretty crochet cover... lucky you... have a great weekend...

  4. Wonderful batik in your new wall hanging and it is very unique ,it will be perfect for your sewing space :-) The little crocheted doily is adorable ,lucky you.
    hugs Sheila

  5. Thanks again, and that's a beautiful name wall hanging!

  6. Congrats to the winners! You must just love going to the mailbox - wonderful mailings!

  7. My Nanna used to have cloths similar to that on the milk jug.