Saturday, 29 March 2008

And the Winner Is ..........

I have finally got around to pulling a name out of the comments for my one year giveaway, and the winner is:


Sarah of Choccy Bangles


So Sarah could you please send me your snail mail address and I will post some goodies off to you.

Thanks so much everyone for actually taking the time to read my blog and of course for leaving all of your comments. It has certainly been so much fun reading all of your comments, just wish you would leave them all the time.


I have just been so flat out with overseas visitors and camping over the Easter break with three boys , and then being snowed under with so much washing and the weather is so cold and rainy and not very good for drying.

It is also school holidays here and as my children grow older they are also getting bigger and so are their messes. I am so over housework and washing. There has to be more to life than cooking and cleaning. I haven't even had time to sew or do anything remotely creative, although my mind is constantly working on something.




You may remember this pile of fabric I bought from Amitie a while back, well, it has finally turned into this quilt for my sister's 40th Birthday. I was really happy with the way it has turned out. I am now officially in love with Liberty fabrics, they are so beautiful to work with and have such vibrant colours. The quilt pattern that I used was 'Aunt Bec's 9 Patch' which is from Amitie. A very simple and easy pattern and extremely quick to make up.

This week of I have so much to do and my mind can't get round it. I think I will have to do a 'To do List' otherwise I will just end up doing absolutely nothing.

Oh by the way, have you been over to Ric Rac's blog to see her gorgeous cowboy, Isak and his gentle and faithful steed, Marzie!! Yep, that's right, named after me. Woo Hoo!!!! So if you have a brilliant idea and can't really be bothered making it yourself, or you would just like to pester Jodie over at Ric Rac, go check out her blog - it is very entertaining to say the least.

By the way Jodie, how is my little Indian coming along, maybe a little tee-pee to sleep in too!

Until next time, have a great weekend, and if you are in Melbourne - stay warm!

14 comments:

Stacey said...

Wow, you are such a good sister!
I absolutely adore that quilt. The colour combination is just gorgeous.
I saw your namesake cowboy and horse over at RicRac. Very cute.

Chookyblue...... said...

hope you are enjoy the holidays ours start in a few weeks......and boy is it cold the last few days........summer has ended.........nice quilt........

Louise said...

Howdy stranger! How good are you - you've finished the binding! And it looks fantastic doesn't it. How completely adorable is Jodie's cowboy - I'm so glad you pestered her - it was well worth it!! Missing you and looking forward to catching up soon!

Thimbleanna said...

Well, um, could I be your sister??? That quilt is just beautiful -- I'm sure she'll love it!

driftwood said...

that quilt is just gorgeous!

Cascade Lily said...

This just screams spring to me! It's beautiful!

dontlooknow said...

Teh quilt is too gorgeous Cathy! You have a lucky sister. Enjoy the last half of the school holidays!

Jodie said...

Aha ! I knew there was something else you had mentioned. He is coming but not for a little while.
I love that liberty poppy fabric - one of my all time faves.

Corrie said...

oh wow that quilt is just gorgeous! I've been meaning to pop into amitie for some liberty to do appliques and some quilts!!!!

and that cowboy is cute!

Corrie;)

Annie said...

I adore that quilt and wish I was your sister turning 40! Great colours. I want to make one now. The pattern looks great, I will have to investigate further. Have to love Isak and his horse! No! Stop Annie! I have to finish some things off B4 I start anything new - I MUST!!

Drewzel said...

Yay! LOVE the quilt!

rousabout studio said...

That quilt is gorgeous....God you may even convert me....Those flowers would look cute on a little girl too!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Cath, Just wanted to say hello. Loved the quilt for Lisa it is beautiful. I just love those Liberty fabrics too. We had a nice easter too, just returned from Rome and London and we are all very tired. I need to get moving on Olivia & Georgie's quilts. Will post again soon. Judi XX

Blossom said...

Hi Cathy, That quilt is possibly THE most beautiful quilt I've ever seen. I absolutely LOVE your fabric choices. I envy those that can co-ordinate fabrics so well because it's something I really struggle with. Is there a trick to it??? And thanks so much for your Mother's Day Stall ideas. I will definitely be making the pink meringues...they sound perfect. Actually, it's funny...I found your recipe ages ago and printed it out and stashed it in my recipe file and obviously forgot I had it. And the purse organisers look great too. I'll give one a go to see if it's easy enough for me (amateur!!!). Thanks again...Ainslie