Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lucky me!!

I entered a giveaway at Cath’s Willow Valley Store blog recently and I was one of the lucky winners!!! My patterns have arrived and I couldn’t be happier!! I love Cath’s patterns and these two are just gawjus!! Thank you so much Cath :o).February 10 219

I also found another surprise in my mailbox …. these lovely fat quarters from Julie. Julie fell in love with a bag I had on my blog a few weeks ago and so I sent it to her … and look what she did for me ~ aren’t they pretty!! What a sweety she is, thank you so much Julie :o)!!!February 10 212 I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been playing with some sashiko embroidery. Well here’s another I’ve been working on ….February 10 218This one is my own design, maybe for a table runner?? Not sure yet.

I’ve had busy stitchy fingers this week but I can’t show you what I’ve been making. It’s a surprise for someone special ;o).February 10 215 - Copy Mmmmmmm, I do love those fabrics though ;o).

Have you got your latest issue of Creating Country Threads yet??? I was so excited to get this one, there’s a profile of our very own dear Jenny of Elefantz!!! Not only that but her gawjus DD Blossom has a pattern in there too.February 10 213 And take a look at that cute guitar on the cover … that’s made by none other than Vikki of Sew Useful Designs!! Her first published design and she made the cover!!! Pretty cool :o)!!

I might go and do a bit more Sashiko … have you tried anything new lately??

14 comments:

Denise :) said...

Yay for you! Getting fun stuff in the mail is one of my top favorites! :) I *really* like you sashiko embroidery; I'm not familiar with the technique, but it's beautiful. Dragonflies are another of my top favorites! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Needled Mom said...

I am loving your sashiko!

paulette said...

What a post today Joy!! So much to look at!! Love your win! Love your stitchery...dragonflies are my all time favourites! I will have to keep my eye open for that mag...thanks for sharing!!
Paulette

Graciela said...

Hi Joy !!!!!!!!! congratulations !!!!
hugs

wonderwoman said...

your sashiko looks amazing - i have tried it once in a workshop. Lucky you indeed, such lovely goodies in the post.

xxx

Julia said...

Congrats Joy...love your sashiko, I love dragonflies, they stand for courage! I have a little sashiko fan pincushion done in a class, must post about it..
Everything is " gawjus "...you signature saying now Joy!

love it!!
Julia ♥

Julie said...

Lots of goodness. :0) Glad you liked your FQ's

Your embroidery looks interesting, I've never heard of it? Will have to do some research on that one.

Allie said...

Congrats on the lovely win, Joy! Love your fabrics, and your sashiko is amazing - LOVE those dragonflies!

My goodness you gum nuts are sure getting press time - woohoo!

Maria said...

Great win Joy. Gorgeous dragonflys too.
Will check out the mag with all the projects designed by the talented ladies, including Blossom.

Wendy B said...

You are a lucky gal, Joy!!...beautiful goodies. I have my copy of CCT and am just trying to slot in when I am going to make all these wonderful things!!!!
sugary hugs :O) XXX

Thimbleanna said...

I'm going to try cleaning a little -- that would be new for me in the recent past LOL!

Lucky you -- your goodies look wonderful!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Congrats to you Joy on your win. Cath is such a sweetie isnt she? I love her patterns too.
Love your sashiko. That is very interesting.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Now aren't you just the lucky one. Good on you!
Now you know I'm just going to LOVE your sashiko embroidery.
Love those Dragonflies.... So pretty.

Mrs A. said...

Lucky you. Your Sashiko embriodery looks intriguing. I also haven't come across this before so will be scouring the web for info. I have just been on a silk carrier rods workshop(see my blog) and am in the middle of producing a piece from them. My Ross is 30 shortly. Any ideas what to give an IT know it all!!!