Thursday, 30 June 2011
Sunday, 26 June 2011
All the details will be posted on Sew We Quilt @ Stash Manicure in a month's time. I'm not going to tell you that apparently you could win too just for nominating someone else, cos that will mean there's less chance that I might win!
(PS this is going to be open to anyone, whether you live in the US, UK or on the moon, but we overseas entrants will have to pay the shipping for our prizes, which seems fair enough to me.)
Friday, 24 June 2011
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Not to be defeated by Blooming Blogger, I’m trying to use software called LiveWriter to do this post with photos.
I wanted to show you some of the great mail I’ve received recently, so, here goes:
Every month one of the blogs I follow, Quixotic Crafter has a giveaway, and I have been lucky enough to win in May and June. In May, Susan sent me this cute scissor bling, and in June I received the pattern for these cute flowers. Thank you so much Susan, I really love them both.
Early in May I entered my name on many blogs to try and win a copy of this magazine:
and I won one of the copies. When it arrived a couple of days ago, the scissors in the photo were also included. I thank the editor of Quiltmaker for sending me these.
As you know, I am planning to join Charlie's quiltalong on Sunday 10 July, and here is the fabric I ordered from 1choice4quilting:
This was so quick, it arrived in 6 days, which is amazing for a package from the US. When I opened it, I loved the fabrics, but there were other things included as little gifts. There was a great emery board, with quilt patterns on, which I love; there were some quilt labels and a pair of scissors, which were not in the photo cos they were actually being used at the time, and a thank you card from Shawna. What? Shouldn’t it be me thanking her? Anyway, it really made the package special, so thank you so much Shawna.
Now I’m off to put my feet up. It’s 9pm and I’m exhausted from all the tennis today!
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
Now for some fun news. During the last Christmas quiltalong I was contacted by Charlie from Qubee Quilts, who wanted to join in but who works every Saturday. To cut a long story short, he is now going to run a quiltalong on the day after our July one, ie Sunday, 10 July. He has a super quilt design for us, and will be posting all the instructions to make this quilt over the course of the day, so instead of just locking up the family for one day, in July you will need to lock them away for the weekend. (Food and water might be advisable in the room where you put them.) Here is the quilt that Charlie has designed for us
here for the fabric requirements. I have to tell you that I have already ordered mine to be sure they arrive in time. I have also put Charlie's button on my sidebar so you can click it and go directly to his blog.
I hope you'll join us and make a weekend of it!
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Well, I'll tell you.
On Saturday, during the quiltalong, I told you that I would draw a winner from amongst the people who joined the party. Furthermore, I promised to draw the winner and tell you about it on Monday. So I'm a day or so late. Yeah, OK, I'm four days late. But you know what they say? Better late than never.
So, according to Mr Random.Org, the winner is number 5
Sharon from Vroomans Quilts.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
So, with one heck of a cheek, I emailed Shawna (who is the owner) at about 3.30 this afternoon, to ask her if she could choose these 2 fabrics for me. Within an hour, after a few emails going back and forth, she had sorted it all out for me. She was a delight to deal with, and I just wanted to say thank you so much Shawna. I'm always ready to complain if I don't think I'm getting good service, so it's only fair that I also give praise where it's due.
The price are great too, and I suggest that next time you are looking for anything, you go and have a look at 1choice4quilting's website here.
I've just also had an email to say that my fabrics are on their way to me already, 3 hours from my first contact with Shawna. So that's what I call brilliant service.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Also, Mal, please would you contact me again about the Christmas Quiltalong, as your email was also a no-reply, so I haven't been able to answer you.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Yes, thank you, you at the back there, stop giggling. As you know I have this inexplicable urge to do some redwork ad you were all so helpful with my previous questions that I thought I'd ask you this. I am sure that last year there were loads of people stitching away at snowmen, which were being offered as free BOM type patterns, but now I can't find anything on any blogs. Am I going mad? Can anyone help me please?
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Now, here's some interesting facts about Christmas trees. Did you know...
Does anyone else know any useless facts about Christmas Trees?
Now it's 9.00 in the evening here, so I'm stopping for tonight. Thanks so much everyone for joining in. I hope you've had a good day, and look forward to seeing you all again next time.
Ann. They were in a gorgeous tin
Friday, 10 June 2011
Cathi is unable to host the Christmas Quiltalong this month, due to business commitments, so I'll be your hostess this time. Won't you come and join us?
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Well OK I don't have a question do I? I have four questions. Cany anyone help me, please?
Saturday, 4 June 2011
While I was asleep last night, some mischevious little pixies have come in and changed it. It now shows a picture which is on someone else's latest blog post! These pixies have been very busy as they have managed to change it on some, but not all, of the other blogs which have my button. Now, I think the photo it now shows is a very cute one of a guy and his girlfriend and the quilt she made him, but it's not really relevant to the Christmas Quiltalong, so please bear with me while I try to put things right.
Friday, 3 June 2011
Quilthaze had discovered last week that a fabric shop fairly near us in Leeds, called Skep Mill, which we both thought had closed down, had in fact been taken over and was still open, so we felt a visit was in order. (Actually it was a return visit for Quilthaze as she had popped in there last week.) I needed to get the remaining fabrics for my Scatty Christmas Stars so this was a great opportunity and Quilthaze also wanted to go to a city fairly near here where there was a large store which sold dressmaking fabrics. So a Big Expotition (to quote either Pooh Bear or Christopher Robin, I can't quite remember which) was planned for yesterday. Before we left, I very efficiently checked how much fabric I needed, but decided that EQ7 had got it wrong. I quickly recalculated, BUT .....
... I only worked out the borders. I didn't realise what I had done until last night. So, I now have the border fabrics, but not enough for the connector blocks. Oh yes, I did also buy a FQ bundle and some background fabric, as the prices were fantastic.
From there off we went to the big, scarey city of Bradford. We had a map which Quilthaze had printed off, so decided we didn't need to take Tom (my satnav) with us.
We got fairly near to where we wanted to be, then found the road closed so we had to turn off. We got very lost, got caught up in loads of traffic (I wonder why they use their car horns so much in Bradford?), nearly had the side of the car taken off by a dustcart who wanted to be right where we were and so on, but somehow, we suddenly found ourselves on the right road.
No parking spaces. We were about to give up and go home when we spotted a space and squeezed the car in. Quilthaze found out what she had gone there to discover, so then we decided to try and get out of the big scarey city, which we did more by luck than judgement, and drove to about 1/2 mile from my house and went to a restaurant for lunch.
We deserved it, specially Quilthaze who had been driving.