Archive for the ‘quilting’ Category

Blessings in the mail

May 6, 2009

The last couple of weeks have been a bit blah. I had a headache the day after we got back from Hong Kong.  It lingered for almost a week.  A virus, no doubt. Post holiday blahness prevailed.  Blah blah blah…

What cheered me was two parcels that arrived in my PO box from different internet friends.  I’m in a secret angel swap in my quilting list.


My gorgeous angel blessed me with a butterfly frame, a stitchery pattern, a beautiful “wallet” I am sure she made herself  (please teach me how to sew see-through vinyl!) and a fat quarter.


I will have to decide what to use the wallet for. Perhaps earrings? Perhaps for embroidery-on-the-go?


The second pressie which arrived the next day was a CD of John’s Gospel narrated by Max McLean.  I forget quite how I won this but it was a giveaway at Chris Gallagher’s blog. Thanks muchly, Chris, for mailing all the way across the Pacific! John’s Gospel is my favourite and the melliferous voice of Max McLean is wonderfully soothing and inspiring at the same time.  What a way to drink of the living water!

Thanks angel and Chris!  You brightened my week considerably.

The Great Summer Holiday Mystery

January 5, 2009

One of my NY’s resolutions is to sew more. To finish some quilts that have been UFO’s (UnFinished Objects) for far too long, and get inspired to spend less time at this desk and more time in my sewing room. So I am signing up for the Great Summer Holiday Mystery at Helen’s blog. The timing seems perfect!

The only problem is that my stash isn’t that extensive.  I have LOTS of fat quarters but not many lengths of fabric.  I may have to go shopping.  Such a hardship!

Stay tuned… I am excited!

More giveaways… and the best gift of all

August 7, 2008

This is addictive.  Farmyard Crafts has a giveaway (she has some yummy looking food too!)

Fancy some Dear Jane quilt blocks?   Stitchin’ Friends is the place to go…

and a song (for free, of course)

Set me Free by Casting Crowns (I LOVE casting Crowns)

and of course the best gift of all is free, and available to everyone

Giveaways: a winter “quilting” parcel, a bag and “The Shack”

July 29, 2008

Giveaways abound. I seem to be entering at least one a day. 3 today – one for a copy of “The Shack” (I SO nearly bought that on the Koorong sale) at Trey Morgan’s blog  and another for a parcel of winter surprises at Lindi’s blog. But I am hoping that I will be lucky and win this gorgeous bag.

Giveaways. Is this how one increases your blogging stats? (As well as top ten lists – I know they work for Trey!) I will have to ponder just what I can give away… (apart from Dolce, the cat – any offers?)

Meanwhile I offer you a song:

This is Our God from the latest Hillsong album, destined, I think, to be a classic like Shout to the Lord and Saviour King.

Quilting Giveaway and eye surgery

July 22, 2008

I’m an almost-quilter.  I have begun a number of quilts (almost finished a couple) and I need nagging encouraging to finish some.  Meanwhile I drool at the wonderful quilting and fabric arts blogs in cyberworld (food from afar indeed), and accumulate more fabric!

I am sharing this giveaway (thanks to Jane for this!)  And having “outed” myself as a quilter, I am hoping I will be urged into finishing some of my UFOs (which might need explaning to non-crafting people – UnFinished Objects) and posting evidence that I sew, as well as cook.  (Those who knew me as a teenage academic nerd and young “career” woman might be amazed by my middle-aged “domesticity”!)

C  had surgery on Saturday for a detached retina, a complication following cataract surgery which he had in June.  He is at home, and has to keep his face down (either by lying face down or sitting hunched with his face parallel to the floor) till next Monday – 10 days in total.  So far, so good.   He is coping – and healing and has sight in his eye! Praying the retina stays attached!   He has been blessed by his iPod (bought when he heard he had surgery the next day) and as he has been connected to earphones, I have been using MY mp3 player more.  This is a song that blessed me today (Fernando Ortega is one of my favourites) and is aptly titled.  Hope it blesses you too!

Love Wendy