Sunday, 19 March 2017

Giveaway Winner, More Birthday Mail & A Finished Stitchery...

It's been such a lovely weekend here...
Saturday was cool, cloudy & rainy... perfect for a few indoor chores... Sunday, well the sun was shining, the birds were chirpin' & it was just a stunning 24°C day♥

Thank you everyone who Commented on my post for the 'Cake & Candles Giveaway', and for your lovely Birthday wishes... unfortunately a few ladies were 'no-reply', so your names couldn't be included... sorry I can't figure out how to get the Random Number Generator image here, so I will just go ahead & publish the winning name.
You will be receiving the parcel of goodies! If you will kindly email me your  postal details, I'll get it sent away to you.
Wendy is working on a stunning piece of embroidery at the moment, called A Year Of Stitches... it's a slow-growing but gorgeous piece of work... I hope you'll click on her name & go to see her amazing project.
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I've received two more Fat Quarter Birthday Club mailings...
 Lovely Asta... what a great fabric, & I'll be able to use those threads for sure... my EPP skills haven't yet extended to clamshells, but I'll give them a go.
 Look at those cheeky pumpkin faces, from Julie... she generously sent 2 other fabrics, plus she must have sensed how many needles I've been breaking lately😉
Both cards from the ladies are so pretty - thanks again Asta & Julie.
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I put the last few stitches in my piece on Friday... it's called Santa's Workshop, & is a pre-printed design from wonderful Aussie designer Natalie Bird (The Birdhouse).
Although they were the most fiddly aspect of this stitchery, I think that the two mice are just the cutest part of the whole piece!
 Sorry about the colour, nighttime pics don't always play nice, do they?!
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There's a bit of excitement for me this week... I'm off to RETREAT on Friday... woo hoo!
Normally we have a booking for late April, but this time it's a month earlier... just hope the weather will be kind to us & not too hot. I haven't yet decided what to work on, but I'm sure I won't be lacking projects to inspire me. Three days of sewing bliss; can't wait!
What's not to love about a gorgeous bush setting less than 45 minutes from home?!

Thank you to my new Followers for your interest in my blog; I hope you'll enjoy reading my musings.

~ Have a Great Week Ahead ~

19 comments:

Maria said...

Nice to have a longgggg birthday......
Enjoy your retreat....

Sharmayne said...

Congrats to Wendy .......and have fun at the retreat!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Happy Belated Birthday and congratulations to Wendy.
I love those spooky fabrics you received. Hope you have a wonderful time at the retreat too.

Christine M said...

I agree. Those little mice are so cute. Have a wonderful time at retreat, Anthea. I'm sure you will!

The Sloan Patch said...

Lovely stitchery...enjoy your retreat!

kiwikid said...

Beautiful stitchery Anthea, have a wonderful time at the retreat.

Fiona said...

Yay for Wendy and so sweet of you ..... have a wonderful retreat.... it's always so great to get away and just sew...
Hugz

Rachel said...

Santa's Workshop is such a sweet pattern! I love how it turned out.

Cheryll said...

Congrats to Wendy... and lovely fats from Julie & Asta...xox

Michelle Ridgway said...

Congrats to Wendy! Lovely stitching Anthea. Have a great retreat xx

Justine said...

Congratulations to Wendy, and thanks for a new-to-me blog to follow!
Have a fabulous retreat, it sounds like heaven.

Brigitte said...

Congratulations to Wendy!
Great gifts that you received. Those fat quarters are wonderfully Halloweenish. And such sweet mice are certainly a fun stitch.
Have fun at the retreat.

sunny said...

Congrats to Wendy! And have fun at your retreat. I just got home from mine, and I'm exhausted. We have so much fun, sewing and eating and laughing and talking! Oh, and maybe a short field trip for some new fabric and thread.

KaHolly said...

I'm glad you had a nice birthday and can extend the celebration to your retreat weekend. Have tons of fun!

Wendy said...

I just read this and am now doing a happy dance! Thank you, I will email you now. And a big thank you!

Pamela said...

Enjoy your retreat and congrats to Wendy!

Karen's Korner said...

Have fun at your retreat....as if I need say that. Love Santas workshop.

Ondrea said...

Have an awesome time at your retreat. Pack some sewing just incase you get a chance to do some between eating and chatting LOL.

Lin said...

Congratulations to Wendy - she certainly does beautiful embroidery. Your stitchery is gorgeous - I had to look really hard to find the mice! Enjoy your retreat. xx

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