Monday, May 4, 2009

Yippee!!!

First I just have to tell you .... I WON!!!!! I'm so excited!!! I won the Tilda stitchery and buttons in May Britt's and Kris' OPAM draw for April!! I was feeling pretty chuffed with myself for having a few finishes when my effort in March seemed to be so dismal (yes nothing ... see my sidebar!!) and no this is just the icing on the cake. I mentioned to May Britt that I was pleased to bits to win Tilda stuff because it's not so easy to find down here in Australia ... I think I shall be the envy of many friends LOL!!! Thanks so much May Britt and Kris ... the two of them put so much work into making this challenge so much fun for us all ... AND it gives me the kick in the behind to get myself moving to finish projects instead of flitting from one to another :o).

Speaking of finishes ..... it's only JUST into May and look what I've got to show you!!! This first pic is another of my Diamonds and Braids quilt ... gosh, that's the 3rd of these I've made :o)!!! I had hoped to finish it for the April OPAM list but I didn't quite make it. I made it in pastels this time - fabrics from Moda 'Aviary' ... aren't they just gorgeous!!? They were simply a delight to work with too.
This is another of my patterns - "4x4 Tablerunner" ... I needed a sample of this one as the original has a mark on it and I didn't want to send it out to stores like that.My DH really likes this one ... always a good sign ;o). The original is all in country colours so this one is completely different.
I went to the Tamborine Craft Extravaganza on Friday with my quilting group ... we had such a lovely day. Loads of fabulous hand crafted items to be drooled over :o). A part of the profits went to help the Rural Fire Brigade ... and after what happened in Victoria recently I'm sure you'd all agree that's a very deserving cause. I didn't buy much ... but I did find this wonderful little shelf unit for my rulers ......
Isn't it just fabulous!!?!!?! It has lots of little slots on the top shelf for all my quilting rulers!! My DH was sweet enough to hang it for me this morning so I've spent my time re-arranging everything on (or should I say "off" lol) my cutting table. It's wonderful, I don't have all my rulers at the back of the table any longer so I have so much more room :o)!!!
I probably should have taken a "before" shot so that you could have seen the clutter (MESS!!!!) I had before he he he ..... you'll just have to use your imagination LOL.
I'm off now, it's a lovely day and DH and I are taking the push-bikes and going for a ride ... enjoy the rest of the long weekend!!!

18 comments:

Robyn said...

Wooohoo!! I saw you'd won, then I had to come straight over to say 'Congrats'!! Good on you :D
Oooh and lots of wonderful stuff happening here!!! gorgeous!
hugs
Robyn xx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Congratulations Joy!!! I love Tilda stitcheries, too!
The braided quilt is beautiful...and the Aviary fabrics really show it off!

Jeni said...

The braided quilt is beautiful...
You must be very proud .... and also congratulations one your win

Julia said...

Congratulations Joy!
The braided quilt is beautiful, love the colours...
Julia ♥

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Congratulations! And haven't you been a busy girl sewing and tidying up. All looks great.

Julie said...

congratulations missy! a gorgeous win for you.
and look at your fab finishes...you've been working hard.
i missed the craft extravaganza....i know not how, considering they had a sign just out of my little valley. oh well, there's always next year.
julie :)

wonderwoman said...

wow contrats Joy - what a lucky girl!!!! I love your shelf its just perfect. and your quilts are just beautiful, as always! hope you have a lovely bike ride!

xxx

clare's craftroom said...

Great win , I love Tilda !

Milah said...

Congratulations!

Your diamonds and braids looks wonderful.;D

I like the shelf. Quilting is much more fun when you are organized and everything is within reach. There's nothing more aggraviting than wasting your time looking for something.

Maree said...

Congratulations on your win..your Quilt is Gorgeous ...
cheers

Teaquilts said...

Congratulations on your win! I enjoyed reading your post too. Enjoy you presents.

Sharon said...

Congrats on your win! I love Tilda stuff too. It's so cute.
Nice shelf for your rulers.

julia said...

Congrats on your OPaM prizes!
The Aviary quilt is gorgeous!!! Just beautiful...and so much more eye candy in just one post...thanks for sharing! I love the storage solution for your rulers...I haven't found a satisfacting way for mine yet & they have already some scratches on them *sigh*.
Hugs, Julia

Angela said...

Your Diamonds & Braids quilt is fantastic! I *LOVE* those colors!

Noela said...

Congratulations Joy. I have just started to read your blog. Your Aviary quilt is very pretty. I love 3 Sisters fabrics and have used different ranges in quite a few quilts (some Wisp's, I'm afraid).

willowberryd said...

Hi Joy, well done! Your braid quilt is one of the prettiest I've seen - prob because it's Aviary :-) EVERYONE in the whole wide world loves aviary....
The shelf with ruler storage is a fab idea!
Do you ever sleep? You've been a busy girl,
love Cheryl xx

Narelle said...

Congratulations on your win!
Your braid quilt is beautiful...and that shelf must be every quilters' dream, or atleast it is mine.

Cath Ü said...

hey I know who made that shelf... My hubby... LOL
good to see it in use.....

cath Ü