Friday, July 11, 2014

Give-away alert and something new :)

Oh my....but this has been a rather crazy week in the family.....Dad has been ill and in hospital.....my eldest needs to get her compacted wisdom teeth removed (was supposed to happen on Tuesday but the doc is an idiot and "forgot" that he was away on conference.....

Anyway.....enough of that!

Firstly...Pamela over at Hokkaido Kudasai, who won the Lizzie Kate Travelling Pattern last, is ready to pass it along to the next stitcher :) So if you'd like to have a chance of it popping into your mail box, head on over to her site here :)

And while I really have more than enough on my plate to do, I couldn't resist signing up to Kathy's Crazy Quilt Class! Have you ever wanted to do one of them?? I love how intricate and embellished these are...and always wanted to learn how...so when I read that she's offering sign-ups for her  Beginner's Class, I hopped on board! There's still time to sign up (registration closes the 15th July) and you can read all about it here.

I've also recently started subscribing to a magazine called "Sew&Stitch". It's being newly offered here in South Africa, but I believe has been out a while in the UK. What drew me to the magazine was that it features a quilt block that you complete with every issue - and the blocks all feature some embroidery and bits of applique occasionally. I've completed Blocks 1 & 2 - I forgot to take pics...but at the end of the series, this is what I'll have

Image from "Sew&Stitch" website
http://www.sewandstitchcollection.com/collection
The threads that are included are a bit icky so I'll probably be sustituting them with my DMC ones, but isn't that pretty??

Trust you all have a wonderful weekend!

Take care

6 comments:

cucki said...

this cute sewing quilt is very lovely..i love it too..
enjoy your day..
big hugs x

Pamela said...
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Pamela said...

Thanks for the link! Can't wait to see your crazy quilt project.

KimM said...

Hope your father is better - can hardly wait to see the quilt!!
xxx

Angela P said...

The quilt project looks lovely. Hope your Dad is better soon.

Pull the other thread said...

So sorry to hear that your father is unwell. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Oh wisdom teeth problems can be horrible, hope they get sorted out soon. Love your new quilting project, looking forward to seeing your progress.