Today I am putting up for auction a signed copy of each of my two books, I have found a copy of BLACKBERRY JAM AND CREAM - which I had stashed away for a my next generation, this book has been sold out for 18 months in store. So if you would like a copy then start bidding.
Also included in the auction is a signed copy of my 2nd book "DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS".
Both books are a mixture of sewing projects - including quilts, table runners, bags plus more - as well as lots of my favourite recipes that I make for my 2 day patchwork retreats.
I will also include a kit to make the table runner in "Dreaming of a White Christmas".
Come on ladies dig deep as the winning bid will go to the flood relief. Follow the instructions from my post of January 14th.
Hi everyone, wow what a week it has been, not only has Queensland been flooded but now Victoria as well, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those effected.
Yesterday a dear friend, Tina, contacted me to ask my help with her "FAT 1/4 ROUND UP - as a patchworker and sewer Tina wanted to help the flood effort in some small but touching way - the thought of not even having a needle and thread in the house gave Tina the idea to collect fat 1/4's, scissors, thread, pins, needles or anything else ladies would like to donated. She will then package these goods into small wrapped parcels. They willthen be handed out to ladies who have lost everything in the floods, through Tina's friends and family in QLD - if any one can donate something towards her effort it would be greatly - you can send them to me or contact Tina direct by leaving a comment on her blog
Quilts to Share
Also in store here I have started a collection of quilts to be donated to families in need in QLD - these will be delivered personally to families effected by the floods - we may need to extend this to Vic as well. So if you have a quilt that you would like to donate to the flood victims, please contact me - we all know how much love is share by the giving of a homemade quilt.
This is the first one to come out of my stash to go to the collection for the flood victims of QLD.
Thanks to those that have been bidding on the fabric bundle, I will be posting something else up in a day or so to be auctioned so if you would like to help with the flood appeal stay tuned.
This week has been one of the worst weeks in Australia's history, with the terrible floods in QLD, NSW and now Vic and Tassie, and the bush fires in WA. My heart goes out to all those effected by mother nature, she certainly has shown her strenght this week.
I have joined the online auctions to raise money for the flood appeal - if you would like to place a bid on this fat 1/8 Bundle of Fabrics then please do so, all money raised will go directly to the appeal.
This is the new range by Minick and Simpson from Moda called "Charleviox" it is just arriving in shops now - a wonderful reproduction range from 1910 - 1935
This is how it works...
1. Bidding will start at $ 40 Australian 2. Place your bid by leaving a comment on the post with the amount and email please if I dont know you 3. Postage for Australia is FREE and $ 35 international 4. The Auction starts NOW and will END midnight Monday 24th January 5. I will notify the winner at closing 6. Winner will pay direct to Premier's Flood Relief Appeal 7. Once proof of payment has been received the bundle will be posted. 8. Please ensure you leave an email so I can contact you should you be the winner.. HAPPY BIDDING
I was watching the Nate Berkus show the other day and he was saying that it was a great idea to try and make yourself a special place in your home, to either sit and read, do your book work or what ever you would like. So I took his advise on board and made myself a special place in my bedroom, for blowing drying my hair and putting on my make up etc.
I decided to use one of my Singer Sewing Machines and I purchased this mirror - which is actually a door off an old wardrobe - from a local second hand shop. With a coat of paint - this is how my special place came up.
I am really happy with the space - and extra happy that it made me clean out some junk from my room.
Here are the other Paper Bag - Friendship quilts - each person made their own centre block then 5 other ladies worked on their quilt. We had different rules for each month/border and it is always interesting to see each persons interputaion of the rules. I am sure you will agree that they all look great.
For the second half of last year, we had 3 groups working on Miniature Paper Bag Quilts, once again they were round robin quilts, and I set the instructions. We handed them back on our Christmas Party day and these are how some of them turned out. Don't they all look great.
Happy New Year to everyone - hope 2011 brings us all lots of wonderful times shared with family and friends. My thoughts are with all those people in Queensland who are suffering with the floods.
After a few days off over Christmas and then again over the new year break it is back to work full time for me this morning. Usually on a Tuesday I would have my weekly class but that doesn't resume until Feb. So I thought I would share will you a photo that was taken at our Christmas party of some of the wonderful gifts that were made and swapped between our gorgeous group.
I am looking forward to another wonderful year in the shop as well on the blogging scene - wow how the years fly by - I started my blog in Feb 2006 - I am sure I will have to celebrate my birthday.