Thursday, 7 February 2013

A Winning Week

Earlier this week our Miss 10 had some exciting mail all the way from the Land of Oz.. We were lucky enough to win one of 5 lovely bags that Fiona of BubzRugz was giving away.  And Miss 10 was doubly excited to receive chocolate too!  Thank you Fiona for such a lovely gift, she has stashed a few treasures into it already.......
My winning streak continued yesterday when I won a wonderful giveaway from Linda at Razzle Dazzle Quilter.  I have won the clever quilting skills of Linda who will long arm quilt a top for me, isn't that such a generous gift......Thank you Linda.....

So far this week I have worked on a variety of projects, I quilted and bound my little Ruby quilt for Chookyblue's Caring with Quilts bushfire appeal.  Just need to make and attach a label and it will be on it's way......     This was a great pattern called Between Charming Friends which I found here, and was originally designed by Darlene.  

I made Block 7  & 8 from the FQS Designer Mystery Block of the Month.......... this is Block 7 'Moonlight Serenade', designed by Sandy Gervais...........

......... and Block 8 'Lime Sherbet', designed by Bonnie Olaveson and Camille Roskelley.........

 ......... and I started making some of the Flying Geese units that make up the sashing that will finish this quilt. 

I have also started the Stitch-A-Long project for February, which is a tote bag from Natalie Birds Red Home Book, this is the beginning of the stitchery panel,.  I'm stitching in green, which is something a little different for me!

Last night I stitched the little tulips miniblock in the top right of this block from my Leanne's House BOM.  Leanne and I have been stitching along together once a week on this project(in the virtual way only as we live in different countries with different timezones ..... lol) and I have found it very motivating to know that someone else is getting on with it too.  Thanks Leanne!

So you can see it's been a busy sewing week mixed in with girls returning to school, working with lambs, weeding my vege garden and various other 'stuff' that is always needing done.  

I hope your week is going great, as always thanks for making it all the way to the bottom.........lol

Till next time ......... happy stitching........... Nicky x




35 comments:

suzitee said...

What a busy little stitcher you are! Well done for catching up with your BOM, and it DOES always help to have a stitching buddy :)
Congratulations on your wins...you should buy a lottery ticket, as it usually runs in threes! Have a great rest-of-week xx

Seams Sew Together said...

You have been a busy bee,lucky you, two wins down, one to go. Love your BOM Blocks and your stitchery Block,
I have completed Leanne's Quilt and I love it. Beautiful work!

Noela said...

You have been busy with lots of stitching going on. I am stitching my Tote bag in green as well, although I have used a different saying and added a house and trees instead of the door. Both from another of Natalie's books. Congratulations on your wins. Hugs.....

shez said...

Fiona is such a gem and what a cute bag she sent.Wow your ruby quilt is awesome what a lovely thing to do Nicky and love your blocks,well done on such a busy week.xx

Wendy said...

the quilt is gorgeous, and such a great cause. i also LOVE that block in Vintage Modern (at least I think it's VM - definitely Bonnie and Camilla!). I'm dying to do some embroidery, wish I wasn't at work...

Carol said...

Hope your winning streak continues all year, Nicky :) Enjoy those goodies!!

Beautiful quilt and I just love that tulips block that you just finished :)

Nancy J said...

Lovely block colours, and great goodies, Congrats on the Razzle Dazzle win, and the Oz present. Yes, busy times with farm jobs, hoping your crops had enough rain,the weeds dry up, and your sewing time can be allocated well.You have been so busy, I am amazed at how much you fit in, in=between all the other demands.Cheers from Jean

Christine M said...

You have been busy Nicky. Your Leanne's house block looks lovely. So do your BOM blocks. I love your Ruby quilt too. What an amazing prize to win.

StitchCat said...

Congratulations on all your wins. The blocks are looking fantastic.

Susan said...

You have had a busy week. Great prizes, and how wonderful to win the quilting. Your quilt for Chooky is so lovely, I'm sure it will be treasured.

Jeanette said...

Very busy week. Everything looks great. Hugs,xx.

Michelle said...

You have made me feel tired just reading what you have done!! Well done! Gorgeous quilt, great bag and love the prize of quilting-that is a fab prize!!!
Have a great weekend, Michelle.

brandy1 said...

You have been busy.Your quilt is beautiful. Shirley

brandy1 said...

You have been busy.Your quilt is beautiful. Shirley

Fiona said...

lots of lovely goodies.. glad you like the bag... a fantastic quilt you are sending off...
Hugz

Leeanne said...

Lucky times for you, well done!
You have been busy, sewing up a storm. Aren't there some lovely SAL out there in bloggy land!

Schulz Family said...

Wow. You have been so busy!!!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow you have been busy. Love the quilt for "Caring with Quilts". If I send you my fabric will you make all my flying geese for me? I don't like making flying geese :) hugs

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hi Nicky

Thank you for giving me a nice "Shout out".

I'm looking forward to quilting for you.

Linda

Lyn said...

A busy week but with some lovely wins in your household..love the blocks as well

Michelle said...

Wow you have been busy! Great wins too:O) Enjoy your weekend
Hugs

Terry said...

Everything looks wonderful! I love that quilt! :0)

Michelle said...

Your blocks look so stunning! Congrats on your wins!

Nadel-Garn-Tee said...


Hi Nicki,

i like your tulip stitchery so much!
I', looking forward, to see what you do next.

Hugs Marle

Kath said...

Score Nicky!! Well done. The quilting prize is fantastic... what a great prize. You certainly have been busy!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Yay Miss 10, enjoy your new bag...and long arm quilting for you...what a great week, congratulations...you've certainly been busy, I'm looking forward to seeing your BOM come together, really like block 7...have a great week :)

Josie said...

Gorgeous quilt you are donating. It'll be treasured for sure. Love all the projects you've been working on. You've been super busy. Super lucky too! Is there a queue to rub shoulders with you... for luck of course! ;o)

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have been busy! Your quilt is lovely and your BOM blocks and stitching is gorgeous.

Deb R said...

Nothing like a good win!! Your blocks are gorgeous, especially the Leanne's House.

Rosa Garcia said...

Beautiful things.
I'm following your site now!!
Regards from Spain.
apasionadasdelganchillo.blogspot.com

Ellen S said...

Hello!!! I tried to email,but was unable to do so!! My question...I LOVE the wallhanging you did for an exchange, an Annie Downs pattern....Reindeer, tree....I'm not sure of the name...my question..do you know where I could obtain a copy of the magazine? I tried a couple of stores in the US, but it is not available!!! Thanks somuch for your help!!

Ellen Sharp
USA
UKFAN52@MSN.COM

Cheryl said...

Two great wins for sure...and a bag with chocolate..WOOOHOO!!!! Lovely projects you have going on too!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful quilt! And all the processes are charming :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Grethe said...

Lovely wins! Lovely post,so much to enjoy; nice quilt for Donna's help . FQ-BOM will be great as well as your gorgeous LH- quilt ( I smile at mine every day! ) :-)

Leanne said...

All your projects are beautiful, your leanne's house is looking great and I just love your Vintage modern blocks, they are so pretty.

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