Friday, April 23, 2010

Pretty doilies & rainy days

Thank you to all of the lovely bloggers who have left comments on my previous post for the giveaway ... there are just too many to answer individually, but good luck to all of you :o) ... I wish I could send you ALL a pattern LOL!!!

I went to my quilting group last Monday and one of the lovely ladies there (Kay – no blog) brought along a heap of beautiful old doilies that her Grandmother had made, for us all to share. I just love doilies and couldn’t resist grabbing a few. Some of them were very large so we shared.

aren’t they fabulous :o)!!!!! This one was just too pretty to cut … I think it’s just right on my bookcase …..April 2010 133Thanks Kay :o)!!

We’ve had a fair bit of rain her over the past week or so … this was the scene in my friend Valerie’s back yard on Monday …April 2010 146Lovely for the plants and flowers … but I just bought a gawjus little table and chairs for our newly renovated side garden and I haven’t even had a chance to sit in it yet lol!!!April 2010 114 I shall look forward to a bit of sunshine so that I can sit there and stitch :o).

Have you seen our Mothers Day Mania on the Among the Gumtrees Blog??? Starting next week we’ll be bringing you some last minute ideas for gifts and treats for all the special Mums out there :o). Here’s a sneaky peek at what I’ve been up to ….April 2010 119 Super quick and easy to make …. and I think my Mum will love it … might make a couple for her for Mother’s Day too :o)!!! You can get the pattern for free next week from the Among the Gumtrees blog.

Don’t forget my giveaway is still running …. leave a comment on my previous post to win one of my “Night Flight” tablerunner patterns …March 2010 136there are 3 to giveaway :o)!!! And while on the subject of giveaways – pop on over to Vikki’s blog too as she’s having a giveaway as well!!! You could win 2 of her adorable “Rosie’s Hearts” (hope you don’t mind me pinching your Piccy Vik!!!?!)blog_two_hearts_thumb[5] along with some other yummy goodies … but hurry, it closes Sunday!!! Of course, you could always make your own “Rosie’s Heart” if you like as the pattern is in this month’s Homespun magazine, along with a gawjus pattern from our very own Dawn too!! Congrats clever ladies :o)!!! While you're at the newsagents you should also grab a copy of the latest Country Threads for one of Jen's lovely patterns is in there along with one of Cheryl's too - and Judith has been published in "Handmade" again too!!!

Cheryl's also got a giveaway for you that finishes at the end of the month ... you could win some GAWJUS little farm babies :o)!!! Pop on over to be in the draw :o)!!


quiltinbysea said...

Lucky you Joy, those doilies are divine. Looks great on the bookcase.

Sue said...

What a generous friend Kay is to share those beautiful doilies.
I hope you're gonna show us what gets made with the ones you cut.

Allie said...

What lovely doilies!!! And how nice of her to share.
I can't wait to see your design on the Gum Trees blog, Joy - love the little birdie!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi sweetie!

You can use my pics any time sweetie! Gosh those doilies are gawjus!!! (I just love that word so much with the way you spell it!)

Geesh I love that table runner!

Hugs!!!! Vikki xoxoxo

Micki said...

The doilies are just stunning!

Ondrea said...

Joy, that sneak peek has me getting all anxious to start making something now.

Love the doilies.

Wendy B said...

Wow Joy.....yes, those doilies are 'gawjus'....just like their recipient!!!! looking forward to tomorrow!!!!
sugary hugs....big ones!!!!
Wendy :O)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That birdie is so darn cute!

Little Green Doll said...

Wow! these doilies are wonderful!! very well done!!