Thursday, August 19, 2010

A day of stitching...

As soon as I read about the "Immerse" stitching day on Melly's blog - I knew I had to go! And it seems my excitement may have been a wee bit contagious, because most of the girls from work (Patchwork with Gail B,) are now coming too! I think there are about 8-10 of us going on the Sunday (19th of September), and I have a feeling we may be the noisest table there!
For those who haven't heard, Melanie Hurlston, Rosalie Quinlan and Leanne Beasley are having a stitching day at Immerse winery in Dixons Creek. And it's going to be so much fun! The three of them have been showing some 'sneak peek' photos on their blogs, and they all look fab. Which I know will present a slight problem - in that I'm a very indecisive person. How am I going to choose which project to do on the day??! Thankfully we get all three projects fully kitted, but still. It's going to be a tough decision!

So, is anyone else going to the Immerse day??

Also, a quick note to those rather patient individuals who have been asking me about the Stringybark Farm BOM. Wow. I know. I have been so terrible with this, and I feel awfully ashamed and guilty. I'm so sorry girls!! There are still a few more stitchery blocks to come, but I really can't see myself having the time to do it at the moment. And I want to do this justice. I don't want to do a half quality job, just to get it up and done.
But it's up to you girls - would you prefer if I just finished the last of the drawings and instructions and put them up online now, or would you mind waiting till I can find the time? It's up to you. Maybe I'll do both. I can at least put everything up, for those who want to finish it now. And then hopefully in a few months I'll have some more time to work on it properly. Give me your thoughts!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

And the winner...

Just a super quick post to announce the winner of my fabric giveaway. Thank you to all those who entered, and for your wonderful comments regarding my quilt in Homespun. Thank you!!!

So, without further ado. The Random Number Generator picked number 20!

And that is Jessica!

So congratulations to Jessica! Please let me know your mailing address so I can send the goodies out to you. I hope you have fun playing with them!

Thanks for entering everyone, and helping to celebrate my Homespun excitement!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fabric Giveaway

So, to celebrate all this latest Homespun excitement - how about a giveaway??

I chose 4 Fat Quarters from one of my fave fabric ranges at the moment, Sugar and Spice II by Macs Craft. We have the whole range at work, and the colours are so delicious and bright. You can't help but feel happy walking past them!
So, if you would like to have a chance at winning the 4 Fat Quarters, all you have to do is leave a comment. Yup, that easy. No extra fuss needed. And entry is open to all international crafters - not just the Aussie contingent!

Leave a comment by Sunday 15th of August 11am AEST. Winner will be picked by random number generator.

Good luck!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Homespun Blog Interview

Yep, I'm still on quite a high since the Homespun issue came out! Thank you for all the comments regarding "Lavender Love." It's lovely to know I'm not the only one who likes the quilt!

If you'd like to, check out the Homespun online blog here, for an interview with myself about the quilt, and being a designer. I was really thrilled to be interviewed for the blog - talk about exciting!

And stay tuned, because I'll be having a giveaway shortly to celebrate all this Homespun excitment!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Talk about huge excitement this week!

I had a most exciting day on Thursday when the postie dropped this in my letterbox. Yup, the latest issue of Homespun magazine (Vol 11.8), and with my quilt on the cover!! Eeeeee!!

I am thrilled to finally show off, "Lavender Love," a beautiful purple quilt paying tribute to the always popular plant, Lavender. I had such fun designing and making this quilt, and am so happy with the final result. I made this quilt over the summer months, and have been patiently waiting to show you all since!

I must say, it's so exciting to see it in print, and looking all fancy. How gorgeous is the photo setting for the quilt?! I wish I could transplant that lovely arbour into my backyard. It's just stunning.

My mum, is of course, incredibly proud. I think she bought all the copies of the magazine at the local shops - so I'm sorry for any locals who are trying to get their hands on a copy!

For anyone who is planning on making the quilt - please leave a comment and let me know! I'd love to hear from you.

And just to add to the excitement - Rebecca Craig (Gails daughter) of Patchwork with Gail B, has finally given birth to her triplets - all girls!! Congratulations to Rebecca and family - can't wait to see them!