Tuesday, 21 February 2012

One of these is not like the other .......




.......... can you work it out?  You can't?  Well the difference is that one of them is mine and the other one might be coming your way soon!  When I began to make the first one back at the start of January, all the measurements were for half width strips, and as I was working with full width cuts of fabric it was just as easy to cut enough for two. This is also where I confess that I was too lazy to hand quilt the strips in the second one and machined them instead  So if you've commented on my blog this year already, each comment will  be one chance in the draw.  If you don't usually comment, feel free to go for it, leave a comment on this post to throw your name in the hat, I'm happy to post anywhere(if you don't want to be entered from any previous comments I guess you should say so here on this post too!!)  I'd appreciate if you didn't advertise this too far and wide, I'd love it to go to someone who visited 'just because' not someone who came only because they heard there was a giveaway.  I'll draw a winner this Sunday night the 26th NZ time.

I also have a couple of parcels of IOU stitching from last year ready to send off to their patient recipients, and it feels so good to have that done.  I am a hopeless slacker with the attention span of a gnat, and I must apologise to those people who have been waiting a very long time for me to get my act together.  You know who you are - and I will share some pics here when the parcels are received!

I did sign up for Friday Night Sew In last week and managed to get a little done on Christmas Garden, as well as the final stitches in one of the above-mentioned IOU projects.  I just didn't get back here on Saturday to share as I was supposed to.....   :-(



Well I hope your week is off to a great start....... till next time........Nicky




46 comments:

Kath said...

Great job Nicky! You know they are my colours dont you.... lol.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Hey Nicky, I don't know about you being a hopless slacker - crikey girl you guys have been a bit busy on the farm and I don't know about lazy - I say making the most of an opportunity ; )
have a great day xx

Christine M said...

Gorgeous bags Nicky. Your cross stitch is coming along nicely too.

Virpi said...

I'm not very active in commenting anyones blog cause our computer is quite occupied (with 8 people). Anyway I love reading your blog and I would like to participate into your draw. The bag looks so neat and it is my favorite colour.

Jeanette said...

Both bags look lovely. Hugs,

Deb said...

I love your descriptive terms hun. I think you have achieved well, your bags are so sweet Nicki.

Michelle said...

Two is definitely better than one...especially if I have a chance to win one of them... they are beautiful!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well that made me look...and no wonder I couldn't figure out the difference...probably should have read more than the title!!! They are so very very cute. Your cross stitching just blows me away, it is so awesome..well done on getting some stitches in for FNSI...

Grethe said...

Great start!! I really studied before reading,and did not see any diference,now I uderstand why:-)
Lovely bag,love to be in your draw.Beautiful cross stitching.

loulee said...

Those bags are so cute. It's fun having a give away isn't it.

Marlene said...

Love your work, please enter me into your give away, would love to win such a pretty bag.

notqnot said...

Great bags, love the colors!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous bags! I'd love the chance to be in the draw. Love your blog too. Always something interesting to share.

suzitee said...

Well, you already know how much I love your bag...it's Nicey Jane! Thanks for the chance to win my very own...that would be beyond wonderful, because I've used up my stash of the fabric. Fingers crossed!

Patty C. said...

Your bags are beautiful - Great Giveaway !!!

shez said...

lovely bags Nicky and love your stitchery.xx

Annie said...

Beautiful bags and they are so much 'like' you. Great progress on the stitching project too.

Musicwoman said...

Hi Nicky,

as a mother of 4 children i do enjoy looking at your blogg . Itr made my day looking and reading what you do.
Because of less time I dont't comment too often . Nevertheless I do like your blogg and all your stitching thins.
Please count me in the giveaway.
Love
Judith

Fiona said...

very cute bags Nicky... if I ever do a give away I like it to go to regulars too...
Hugz

Carol said...

What gorgeous bags, Nicky--such lovely colors you've chosen!! I know whomever wins it will be smiling ear to ear :)

Debbie said...

Nicky, great job on the bags! The colors are beautiful. I had a good laugh at your 'slacker and gnat descriptions'.....not true!

Jennifer said...

Hi Nicky!
Hmm, thought I had commented at the beginning of the year to wish you a happy 2012, but looking back it was actually on your Meri Kirihimete post back in December! Where does the time go? I have been keeping up on your projects this year though... always love reading your posts especially the sheep ones to remind me of home ;o) This little bag is delightful! Love the colours. I feel a bit cheeky making my first comment of the year on a giveaway post, but you know... it is so gorgeous, I can't resist! :o)

Hope you are enjoying the summer. We've had a very mild winter over here. Our 2nd baby is due in 3 weeks so we're getting very excited!!! :o)

Love from the USA,
Jennifer x

Charlie and Wendy said...

Both bags are beautiful Nicky and I love your cross stitch. Seeing your lovely work always inspires me to get some cross stitching done too!

Wendy said...

Hi Nicky, I am a lurker of your blog. I come by during my blog reads to see your cross stitching progress. Since I do not cross stitch I am always amazed at your progression. Your little bags are just lovely and I would love to participate in the draw.

Michelle said...

Love the cross stitch!! And the bags are gorgeous! Michelle

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

LOL! When I read the title of this post my first thought was... "because one of them is for ME!!" So I had to giggle when you said you were giving one away. May I please bribe random.org???? I.adore.these!!

I giggled at the "I am a hopeless slacker with the attention span of a gnat" line. I think I should chart that and put it up on my wall. That is SO me!!

Thanks for the laughs. You made my afternoon!!

Tricia

Ali Honey said...

You certainly ARE NOT a slacker. I know how hard you work.
I loved reading that you will draw your winner in NZ time cause that's the best time ...the time I am used to.
Certianly having a give away pulls lots of comments doesn't it?
( I didn't know Gnats were so creative ! )

Helen said...

I'm not great at commenting but I do love to follow your blog! Your bags are gorgeous - and the colours are so ME!

Judy said...

New to the blog world, but must say it is addicting. I have visited your blog a few times and enjoy seeing your projects and reading your posts. The bags are great and beautiful stitching. Thanks for sharing.

linny said...

I follow your blog by email, but must admit I don't tend to comment very often. Love these bags,& would love to win the spare one.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

quilt happy said...

beautiful bags , have you got a pattern?

Mary said...

Well I just love those little ruffles! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your cute bags.

Mary in MN

m_kaeding@hotmail.com

Laurie Breadmore said...

Hi Nicky I am sorry but I did not get as far south as I thought I might ...so no cuppa with you... may be next time...hugs Laurie

Lyn said...

Your cross stitch is just lovely, Nicky

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your cross stitch is looking good Nicky...beautiful bags....

StitchCat said...

Gorgeous wee bags Nicky. I meant to comment on your last post, that I forgot Kelly was about 18 months old...she is certainly a much loved part of the family :)

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Lovely bags, good luck on your cross stitch and other projects. Love reading about your life on the farm in New Zealand.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Raewyn said...

Sweet bags Nicky!! I wonder if a person that I know should be sitting by her mailbox...?!

Blu said...

Gorgeous bags! Christmas Garden is looking good.

Maria said...

Hi Nicky - love the bags, and blessed to be in the draw. Thank you. What is a Friday Night Sew In?

wranglerkate said...

Niky - You are very clever making two of those beautiful bags! I don't know whether I've commented before, but please include me in your giveaway drawing. Thanks for sharing with all of us who read your blog - Kate (kcarr@schwabe.com)

barb's creations said...

Mmmm I was trying to guess what was different....I loved the first bag you did now it's double the love lol,what a very busy girl you've been :) Barb.

Natasha said...

Just found your blog today! Your totes are lovely. Happy weekend to you.

Kathy H said...

I just found your blog. I love the little lavender pillow. I am hoping to get some lavender from a friend and make a similar pillow. Your bags turned out very cute too.

Suzanne said...

The bags are so pretty, very lovely colour combinations.

Nice work on Christmas Garden. I nearly picked up the chart, but I think I talked too much about what a great design it was to the lady next to me in the store and she bought it first.

Tatkis said...

Those bag are adorable! I'm late with my Reader reading, so no one is for me ;)

And your sampler is beautiful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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