Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lots to tell … and a GIVEAWAY!!!

It just seems to have been go go go since we got home from our hols, busy times with lots happening – finally I get a moment to myself that I can show you what I’ve been up to :o).

I’ve been shopping too in my local patchwork store!!! I simply couldn’t resist these pretties …. December 2010 009Mmmmm …… spots and rosebuds … and PINK rosebuds too, love ‘em!!! Thanks for helping me find them Gail!!!

Oh, and if you haven’t already, you should pop on over and visit Maree’s online store!! She’s just started stocking some of my JoyPatch patterns too – there’s lots to see and some rather yummy fabrics to make you drool!! Go on, follow the link spoil yourself ;o).

I’ve also been stitching some Healing Hearts blocks for the families of the 29 miners who lost their lives in the Pike River Mine tragedy in New Zealand … December 2010 010 this heartbreaking story touched so many of us in so many ways, and Shirley is gathering some healing heart blocks to make quilts for all of the family members who lost a loved one. If you could spare a little time to make some of these blocks I know Shirley would appreciate it so please visit over here for more details.

I’ve also managed to finish two new patterns this week …. yes you read it right … TWO!!!

- Number One - This one is “Pack up your Troubles” Pack up your Troublesand it’s a travel bag 18 1/2” wide, 12 1/2” tall with a 6 1/2” gusset so you can fit LOADS of goodies in this. It has a zippered topDecember 2010 007 and also zippered pockets on the sides too, December 2010 006 but don’t be afraid … they’re REALLY simple to do ;o)!!! I’ve also made a cute travel wallet with pockets inside for your passport, tickets, a notebook perhaps … and a pen.

This is a Honeybun friendly pattern too!!!!

- Number 2 -

This is my “Teatime Tabletopper” Teatime Tabletopperit’s quite large as toppers go, 42” x 31 1/2” but I reckon it looks so pretty on my dining table – all set out ready for afternoon tea. Bring on the scones with jam and fresh cream :o)!!

So two new patterns just has to call for a giveaway ;o) … all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick 3 random winners on Sunday night Brisbane time – each winner will win both of my new patterns!!!

I’ll have both of these patterns for sale on my blog on Monday for a short time only – after that you’ll be able to find them where JoyPatch patterns are sold (see this page).

Good luck!!!!!!

90 comments:

arlette said...

Number one comment, never wins, but I'll have my fingers and toes crossed for this one..., I really love the prizies!!!!, lovely patterns!!!!

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Joy what A great giveaway I love them both but when you mention zippers I gringe.I have no luck with them I dont know where I go wrong I will master them one Day.
Hugs Mary.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Excellent patterns! I'm willing to try a zipper......grin.

Penny said...

I love the tabletopper!!! The fabric looks so yummy....next to your tea and scones, of course :)

Janice said...

Your new patterns are just scrummy. I have just bought some travel themed fabric, so I may just have to buy your pattern if I'm not a lucky winner.

Debbie said...

I Love the bag Joy, it would come in handy for my trip next year, I like the idea of the pouch for your passport.

Thimbelina said...

Lovely patterns Joy... would love to win either of them!

bettsylyn said...

Two wonderful new patterns, Joy! Does the travel pattern come with tickets as well?

BubzRugz said...

Lovely patterns Joy - and you have chosen great fabrics to make them up.... I love that pink rosebud fabric too.... so pretty....
I would love those patterns to come and live with me....

Jennifer said...

OOOooohhh how lovely - what a great giveaway - so handy

sandra said...

the bag pattern is terrific. Great size and I'm game to try zips.

Martina said...

Hi Joy! Lovely projects you made! Love your patterns! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

darcey said...

The patterns are lovely. Well done. Love them both. You have been incredibly busy!
Darc
xxoo

Christine M said...

That bag looks like it would be very handy. I always try to avoid zips although I did once put one into a bag! The table topper looks great too. Two lovely patterns.

Wendy said...

Love your new patterns - I can just see myself with that gorgeous travel bag when I go overseas next year.

Celia (gordis) said...

Bellos los trabajos realizados, la bolsa de viaje y su complemento, y el Teatime Tabletopper, bello.
Espero tener suere.
cariños

Sew Useful Designs said...

Darling Joy, what a treasure you are to be making those blocks - thanks for the link sweetie!

As for your new delights - WHOOO-HOOO!!! Love 'em, sweetie! Also love the fabrics you have used!!!

Cor, just think how much fabric you could stash in that bag!!!!

GAWJUS!!
Hugs in abundance!! Vikki xoxo :-)

SoozeM said...

Love your new patterns, just gorgeous! Really love the fabrics you have used in your table topper, I could just imagine that in my dining room! :)

Allie said...

My, you have been busy! You should take a holiday more often, lol. Love those rosebuds.

Your new patterns are awesome - love that bag! I love bags with zippers. Your table topper is gorgeous.

I'm making some hearts for Shirley this week too - not sure how long they'll take to get there, but how can I NOT make them???

Kerry said...

Great new patterns Joy, you have been busy. Thanks for helping to keep us all inspired.

Chris H said...

OOOO I would love a chance to win the patterns, I think they are both awesome! If I don't win I want to buy the Table Topper pattern!

rockgranny said...

The patterns are lovely.Hope towin them and maybe I could still make a new tabletopper in christmass colours

Beeshebags said...

How could I possibly not enter Joy....am moving house in a couple of weeks, so either would be brilliant to win....can make the travel bag for when I visit Khristina in adelaide, and the tablerunner could be made up for my new kitchen! Thanks for the chance to win, and congrat's on 2 new patterns. Hugs Naomi

Birmos5 said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win your lovely patterns. I am a big fan of usable projects, though the zipper will be a challenge for me. I also love your choice of fabrics. Thanks. Helen

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hello Joy, lovely giveaway. Yes the caring hearts is a lovely idea. I posted about it on the craft forum several days ago. I think I first found out when I was looking at lydia's treasures blog over there in NZ. What a terrible tragedy. At least this is some way to show our sympathy, love and support.
Hugs from Sandy. :-)
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Maria said...

Beautiful fabics you purchased.
You have done some lovely hearts for Shirley too. My are winging there way over to NZ now.
Yes please I would love to enter you giveaway as both projects are gorgeous.

Anita - Vlijtige Handjes said...

Your blog is lovely. I have never been here but I will make time to see all of it. Happy stitching Anita

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I just LOVE that gawjus tabletopper!!! I think it smells like licorice allsorts?? :-)
Hugs
Jen
xx

Robyn said...

Great patterns and zippers don't bother me as I made the girls school uniforms for years! I like the little travel wallet with the pockets too but I'd have to work up to the table topper as anything that resembles a triangle defies me.

teresa said...

Please count me in Joy..Your patterns are gorgeous.. especially the bag and wallet (that bit of travelling you did must have inspired this one!!) Love your hearts too... I sent mine off yesterday. Also visited your fav shop yesterday!!!! xx

Samelia's Mum said...

Wonderful giveaway. Your patterns are beautiful. Please count me in. Thanks so much

Teresa said...

Oh I would love to win your patterns. Please count me in. They are both very nice.

chook said...

as always your patterns look amazing Joy please enter me in the draw
hugs Beth

Terry said...

Your new patterns are just lovely Joy! That big bag is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win them! :0)

KaHolly said...

Joy, I am in such awe at your creative genius!! I love, love, love that bag and matching wallet. It's a good thing there are people like you to design them, because I wouldn't know where to begin!! The table topper is a keeper, too. Great job. Hope I win! ~karen

Graciela said...

hi Joy!!!!!!!!!!! lovely works i like so much
hugs and kisses for you from Argentina

Gail said...

Would love to try them both! I must as I hardly ever enter give-aways!

Hazel said...

I love your new patterns , the bag is adorable .

AnitaS said...

You did it again. The patterns are so pretty. And with easy zippers!

D@isy said...

What a great drawing, please add my name.
The patterns are fabulous.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Joy, what beauties you have made again! I'd love to win these, and zippers are no big deal! Great idea! and that topper would go well on my coffee table - it's a big one! Thanks so much for sharing,and giving away.

Gerda in Alberta, Canada
omax2@jwvantuil.com

Sue from Cyprus said...

Hi Joy, just love those patterns. The table topper is just so beautiful. Hope I am lucky enough to win. Love that bag.... i am afraid of zippers though. Is it that easy? Guess I just have to wait and see!

Dot said...

Oh, my, you had me with the travel bag and wallet! How perfect. And I have designs on that lovely table topper, too! (That sounds rather like a tongue twister, doesn't it?) What beautiful pieces--thanks for sharing!

Dot
dminshall67@yahoo.com

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Joy ... You sure have been busy... What lovely things you have made...I do not have a problem with zippers... The colors that you used on these items are beautiful... I just love your work and blog... I do not know if I could buy your patterns in USA... So, count me in on the give away...:)

patticakes said...

I love your new patterns - such bright and pretty colors you used too!
Thanks for the chance!

Laura said...

What lovely patterns.
please count me in.
Thanks
Hugs

Lee said...

Your new patterns are wonderful! what tallent. Thanks for the lovely giveaway - I just adored the travel set !

Little Green Doll said...

Thank you so much for this great giveaway!! :)

Solstitches said...

What lovely designs you have come up with.
Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Margaret

Val Laird said...

Joy, your new patterns are just gorgeous!

Regards
Val

SewLindaAnn said...

Great job getting your patterns done and I LOVE the rosebuds!! Gail should hop over to the U.S. and find some for me! Don't know if you're going international, but I wanted to comment on your awesome work anyway!

Janet said...

Love the bag pattern especially--nice and big. Wonderful cover too. I would love to win them both.

marina said...

What lovely new patterns.
A passport keeper would be perfect for my holiday next year. Your table topper looks gorgeous, I love the fabrics.
Please count me in!

Barb said...

You have been busy! I really like Teatime Tabletopper--alliteration is fun and the design is awesome.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh My what two great patterns--I truly love them both--and I love tea time with a nice cuppa tea!!!
Thanks for the chance to win--
Hugs, Di

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What great patterns. Thanks for the giveaway :-)

Ellen said...

Great giveaway! I would love a chance to win those patterns, thank you.

Hugs,

Sharyn said...

Just love these patterns. The travel bag is just right for the holidays. Thanks Sharyn

MARYNAN said...

Hello Joy, I just love your new Table Topper patterns, and the large bag looks great too. Thanks for your giveaway!!!!!

Maryanne

Jytte R said...

Thank you for this generous giveaway. I would love to win these patterns. They are so suitable for me as we are travelling a lot.

gill said...

Great patterns!
Count me in please

Cathy said...

love the patterns and the fabric you have chosen to make them in ;-)
zippers mmmmmm, my mortal enemy :-(

Anonymous said...

Hi Joy. Both patterns are just gorgeous and I love your colours.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Cheers, Janette

Julie C said...

Hi Joy

What a wonderful giveaway, your work is beautiful I enjoy looking at your work
thanks for the chance to enter in this promotion.

Marj said...

Love your new patterns. Thank you for giving me a chance to win them.

Anonymous said...

Love the patterns, thanks for the chance to win.

Marie in Oregon

mariebeers@hotmail.com

Val said...

Oh these are just beautiful and it would be an honor to win these. But no matter who wins your projects are wonderful. Thanks for the give away.

DaisyJulz said...

It would be wonderful to win your patterns - I am on the lookout for a new table topper and your pattern would be perfect. Speaking of advent calendars - my boys have the chocolate ones each year and they are 23, 19 and 11!

Kim said...

I love the bag and the table topper. You are so talented. Thank you for the giveaway.

Sandy said...

What darling patterns, would love to have one. Thanks for sharing!

CardinalCrafts said...

Please enter me into your drawing. I would love to win your patterns! What fun! Thank you so much!

Christina Wilson
cardinalcrafting.blogspot.com

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous as always Joy. If i don't win you know where to send them with the bill. :)

esquiltingpassion said...

Hi,
What a great give away, either pattern would be great to win.

Bev C said...

Hello Joy,

Lovely healing hearts. You have done a great job on your two new patterns.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Laila said...

Hi. Love you sew pattern . A bag like that are realy someting I need ;-)Have a great day. Hugs ;-)

Hannele said...

Your patterns are lovely, it would be nice to win them! Thank you for a generous giveaway :)

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Joy-Belle! Love both new designs - well done, you clever chooky, you! :0) Especially love that table runner - too cute and perfect for arvo tea with the gals. Have a fab weekend - Bear Hugs! KRIS

Sheila said...

I would be thrilled to win these lovely patterns , you are so talented Joy! Thanks for the chance to win.
hug Sheila

Micki said...

You have been so busy. I love the bag...it is so pretty and versatile. Count me in!
Micki

retdairyqueen said...

Love the patterns

Cici said...

Love your new patterns and would very much like to win them :)

Beth said...

Oh wow those are both fabulous giveaways! I hope I'm lucky when the drawing comes up.

Lois said...

What lovely patterns and you are always so busy and very creative..thank you for the cahnce to win.
Hugs
Lois

Cory said...

These are wonderful patterns and I would love to win them. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

Susan said...

They are both pretty patterns - I would love to win.

Wendy B said...

OOOoo, you are such a clever elf, Joy!!! Love your ideas, and I trust you when you say zippers are EASY??!!?!?!! *eek*!
sugary hugs my lovely friend
XXX Wendy :O)

Marilyn said...

Just wanted to say Joy, that these patterns are as beautiful as all your patterns are. Just love the look of the bag especially

Joy McD said...

They are lovely patterns as usual Joy!! I'd love to win one :)
lv,
Joy

sodypopsart said...

Great patterns Joy! I love the travel bag with the zippers. No worries about items falling out!

Di said...

I know I am late, but which range of fabric did the little pink rosebuds come from? Are they on cream background - cream like ivory or cream like the dairy product?