Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Giveaway Time

Yay!!! I have over 100 followers now, 118 to be exact, so time for a giveaway to celebrate.  I will be giving away a fat quarter and 3 DMC cottons as pictured below.

Now what is the bird on the fabric you may ask when you have scrolled down to view.  It is a New Zealand Pukeko which is native to our country.  There are many around and over here we have a lot items made that have these birds on them.

The Pukeko, or New Zealand Swamp Hen is a member of the rail family, and is similar to other species found all over the world. It is one of the few New Zealand native birds to have flourished since the arrival of man, and can be found in almost any grassland area, especially in swampy locations. Groups will often be seen foraging for food in road-side areas

So to enter the giveaway all you have to do is be a follower of my blog. Just leave me a comment to say if you are.  Please also ensure there is a way I can email you as if you don't I will have to redraw.  Also only one comment per person please.

I will leave this open until June 8th, New Zealand time.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Lots Coming In The Mail

The mailman has been dropping of a few goodies lately.

First is some lovely material from Susan in South Africa. I sent over some magazines I didn't need and she sent me this back.  Aren't I lucky.

Then from my favourite online store The Fabric Shack I received some lovely Civil War fabric for my quilt I am making.  Yummy!!

Then Shirlwin from Our Craft Forum received some material and amongst it was some Civil War fabric.  She asked if I wanted it and of course I did. Thankyou.

Then at work some of us girls ordered name badges from Karyn Flanagan and this is what I received. Cute eh.  Patients are calling me by my name more and not just nurse or asking me who I am due to offical id names being quite small writing.

And of course I have a couple of giveaways I have won coming at the moment and also waiting on another order of Civil War fabrics to come from Autumn Rose Quilting

I have also been in a little swap with a few ladies here in New Zealand.  First time I have done one in NZ too.  I made a scented heat pad and a little coaster for my partner. Hopefully receiving it today.

Don't forget I am having a little giveaway and will be in town to get a little bit of it today, so keep an eye out for it.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Thankyou everyone for having a go at my giveaways.  Also thankyou to everyone who is now following me and also thanks for the lovely comments.  All I can say is WOW!!! 378 comments and lots more followers.
Had no idea I was going to get so many.

Anyway on to the winners.

Winner of the Start With Scraps book is

Debra said... 179

 I'm a new follower!

May 24, 2011 6:58 PM
Well done

Winner of the Turnover pack is

pianomama said... 124 That book looks SO much fun! And that particular Moda is one of my faves!
May 24, 2011 11:50 AM

Well done

I will be in contact with the winners shortly.
Thanks again everyone

And as I have over 100 followers now keep an eye out for a celebratory giveaway soon.

Monday, May 23, 2011

May Giveaway Day

So the day has finally arrived and it is May Giveaway Day
There are hundreds of giveaways at many different blogs so make your self a cuppa or two, pull up a chair and get ready to browse all these wonderful blogs.  You never know what you will come across.

Now you may ask what am I giving away? 
Well today is your lucky day as I have two giveaways.

Firstly, do you have a never ending pile of scrap material just sitting there and you are asking yourself what shall I do with it?  Well here is the answer!
Start With Scraps book has 23 delightful scrappy designs to make. Some of the items include a Casserole Carrier, a Scrappy Tote Bag and a Table Runner.

And the second item I am giving away is The Caroler Moda Turnover pack.
I love Moda and I am sure you do too.

So what do you need to do to be entered for these two giveaways?

1.  Leave me a general comment for one entry
2. Follow my blog and let me know in a seperate comment that you do for another entry
3. Follow me on Twitter for a 3rd entry and comment seperately that you do
Please ensure I have a way to contact you.

NB: If I cannot contact you I will redraw.
I will do the draw sometime on the 26th New Zealand time

Closed. Doing Draw Shortly
I do post internationally.
Don't forget to have a look at the other giveaways by clicking below
The Giveaway master list will be posted here by 9am EST

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Some More Blocks Completed

 I had some time on my hands earlier in the week and now have my Civil War Love Letters CD to print out the foundation templates, so decided to sew up some more blocks.  Though not a fan of foundation piecing, it is slowly growing on me


March In The Mountains

Severe Fighting

Sorrows Of War
Also I have completed Block 4 of the Mystery Charm Squares BOM being held over at Our Craft Forum

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Designer Swap

So another swap completed with Our Craft Forum.  This time it was a Designer Swap.  We had to make something from a choice of two designers and I choose Bronwyn Hayes.  I found a pattern in an early Country Threads magazine I have and adapted the stitchery into a Cushion Cover. This was sent to Quiltn'sandy

From Norma I received this cute Coin Purse.  No more loose change at the bottom of my hangbag.  Isn't it adorable.

Can't forget Snowy either.  Here he is at 7 months old.  I had to give him a head trim as I found a matt that I could not brush out.  Still gorgeous though.

No photo this time as still on my camera, but we went to the Auckland / Counties Manukau Trampoline Championships last weekend. Was a long drive as decided not to fly.  Kristen, in the 15-16yr age group again came home with Gold and Silver.  This time Gold in Individual Trampoline and Silver in Double-Mini and narrowly missing out on winning it by 0.2. Syncro she was fourth after nearly winning it but a costly mistake lost the Gold for her and her partner.  However she is over the moon about the individual gold.  She said she didn't care about anything else after winning that one. It was the highlight of her weekend.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Aqququilt Go Baby Fabric Cutter Giveaway

Leona's Quilting Adventure is have a giveaway. One lucky winner will win one adorable and portable, Aqququilt Go Baby Fabric Cutter, with a choice of three dies!!So go on here and enter this fantastic giveaway.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Two More Blocks and A Bag Received

Well I have made another two blocks for A Civil War Love Letter Quilt.  This did not take me as long as the first as I chose two easy ones

Sweet Pleasure

64-pound Shell

 Also over at the Craft Forum we have just finished our Bag Swap.
This is what I sent Lucky1 filled with some goodies

Domac sent me this lovely bag.
I have had some lovely comments from people who have seen it.
It has already been used well.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What a Wedding And A Fantastic Basketball Game

It was a lovely wedding and the bride was gorgeous.  I stayed up and watched most of it only falling asleep for about half an hour but didn't miss the important parts, especially the not only one but two kisses.

The offical wedding photos are fantastic too.  They look so great together.

And also on the same night the New Zealand Breakers played the Cairns Taipans and won the Australian NBL Grand Final.  Well done boys.

 There was a lot of flicking between the channels to watch both the wedding and the game

Now to the sewing.  I have started and completed my first block for The Civil War Love Letter Quilt.  This block is called The Secession Ball.  So one down and 120 to go.