Saturday, October 16, 2010

And the Winner Is....

I have drawn the winner via the random number generator and

                      Karen from Briarside Lane blog

was the number comment that came up. So CONGRATULATIONS Karen!  I've sent you an email asking you to send your postal address to me.

I have been so amazed at the number of people who participated in this brilliant giveaway organized so kindly by Debi.  I am still making my way to the blogs of all my new followers, thankyou all for entering the giveaway.

Please check back every so often because I will definitely be having another giveaway before the end of the year, this was so much fun!

These are a couple of patterns I bought this year.  I intend to make a start on the Miss Rosie's Quilt Co pattern in the next week.  It's taken a while to put together the fabrics, some stash and some new purchases but I am finally happy with the mix I have.  I am looking for the right red and green for the Strawberry Lilies by Fig Tree Quilts.  I really love this pattern, as usual Joanna Figueroa has made a wonderful interpretation of a classic pattern.

We are in the middle of spring and I woke this morning to my 10 yr old son calling out "It's snowing Mum!!"  We were getting our pool ready for swimming in a couple of weeks!  Australia is a country of extremes in weather but I have never experienced snow this close to summer!  Where we live it rarely snows even in the middle of winter so this really is freakish weather.  It's a good excuse to stay inside and sew (but who ever heard of a quilter needing an excuse!!)  

Hope you are all having a great weekend with plenty of sewing/quilting time.
Bye for now, Rowena


  1. Congrats to Karen - we are having to put our jumpers and scarves back on up here in Queensland with the cold winds blowing from you..... so wierd and I just this week packed away winter stuff (of course!!)

  2. Congratulations Karen! Thank you Rowena for a great blog and the giveaway opportunity:)

    Ann Flowers

  3. Thanks so much for the being a part of this blog hop give away.

    I have found so many wonderful blogs and met some new friends along the way.

    The patterns look wonderful, and I am so looking forward to them!
    Thanks so much! It truly made for a happy day today!


  4. It seems odd to be hearing you say spring is here when we in Canada are going into winter.

  5. Congratulations to Briarside Lane! Thank you for having such a wonderful giveaway!!

  6. Wasn't that a fun blog hop! Thanks for coming by my blog. I've added you to my blog list.