Tuesday, 25 March 2008

GIVEAWAY!

Brrrr – it was really cold this weekend – we had snow flurries and hail flurries, mixed in with sun (albeit cold wintry sun) and rain all weekend. So my plans to get out into the garden and tidy that up and our idea of going golfing – nope, all didn’t happen. So the weekend became mostly about indoor pursuits – stitching, quilting, sewing, baking, (and, yes, the ubiquitous laundry), and of course sampling the gorgeous Easter egg that the Easter bunny brought! How did he know my exact favourite?? :)

Now, I believe I may have mentioned recently that my blogaversary is upcoming…well, I didn’t manage to post on the actual day (which was Saturday just gone) – but don’t think I’ve forgotten! And because it’s all of YOU who make blogging so rewarding (let’s face it, I’d be doing the stitching anyway!), I think you should be the ones to get a big thank-you, so I think a giveaway is in order, don’t you? If you want to be entered in the draw for a stitched item (which I have yet to stitch, so I can’t tell you much about it at this point LOL) to help me celebrate one whole, full, satisfying and very exciting year of blogging, leave a comment on this post and I’ll enter you in the draw! H will help me draw names on Sunday morning (30th March) UK time, so you have until then to enter (he likes his sleep, so it’s likely to be quite late morning LOL). Good luck!

Now, Nicki and I agreed that we were going to use the Easter weekend to, in her case catch up with her quilting project(s), and in my case start my very first ever quilting project. And I have to say it was quite a learning curve! I managed to rack up about 5 hours on the phone over several days with my mum, my personal quilting guru. I thank the stars for digital cameras and instant messaging, because we spent a lot of time saying ‘What? I don’t understand what you’re trying to tell me …MSN me a photo of what you’re talking about.’ Here is what I managed to achieve – 6 blocks that are nearly complete. I have yet to attach the last two strips to the top and bottom of the block, and then it’s on to the sashing and corner blocks (yes, you can see I’ve been trying to pick up the lingo from my mum as well!). I am only praying at this point that the blocks are somewhat straight, or I’m going to have to claim that it was a crazy quilt pattern to start with!


In addition to quilting, I managed to put in a few stitches on both ADD and PL, but the emphasis is definitely on ‘few’ – even with side-by-side ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos you’d be hard pressed to identify any progress – so I’m just telling you about it, and not posting any photos. Hopefully next time with each of these I’ll make better progress and have something worth showing!

Much of the weekend was spent sewing and stitching for exchanges – my HOE biscornu and SBEBB Spring Quaker were posted, my personal exchange with Becky is finished ready to post, SBEBB Here’s to Ewe is stitched and sewed and ready to finish – so I haven’t much in the way of photos that I can yet share. I’m going to slow down on exchanges after April to focus on one bigger project. I haven’t decided whether I’ll be posting about it or not (as it’s meant to be a surprise), but I think perhaps I might – you’ll see soon enough :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break – happy stitching!

16 comments:

Carol said...

Ooooo, a draw! count me in :-)

Becky K in OK said...

Happy blogiversary. Count me in also.

Kathy A. said...

Blogiversary!!! Wow, congratulations Stephanie. Count me in too, please.
Your quilt is just lovely. I love your choices of color and it is coming together nicely.
I have done very little stitching on PL. for some reason, I have hit a block. Hopefully my urge will return soon or you will be way past me again. LOL

Virpi said...

Happy blogiversary to you. I hope you have enjoyed the year as much as your readers.

The Southern Mom said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I've just starting reading your blog and really enjoy it!

tuula said...

Congratulations Stephanie! I really enjoy reading your blog so keep stitching.

Carol R said...

Happy blogiversary! Please enter me in your draw.

Cindy said...

Happy blogaversary!

Cheryl said...

Happy blogiversary! I really enjoy your blog and would love to enter your giveaway thanks :)
Your block looks great! Are you hand sewing it?
Sounds like you've been busy! Easter weekend was lovely and sunny up here in Scotland so was surprised to hear about your weather

Barbara said...

Wow, you've been busy!!!

Please count me in for your drawing. Thank you!

staci said...

Happy Bloggaversary! Wonderful quilt block too...some day I'm going to learn how to quilt, lol!

I'm having a drawing on my blog too if you want to enter :)

Beatrice said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Count me in as well please.

Rebekka said...

Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy reading your blog, and find you stitching inspiring. Your quilt is coming along nicely. Keep us up to date with lots of pics. I'd love to receive a blogaversary gift from you, so count me in, please. :)

Hazel said...

Oohhh yes please enter me - i adore your work. :) Love your quilt. xx

tkdchick said...

Oooh me please!!!

Lennu said...

Congratulations! If I'm not too late, I'd love to participate :)