Saturday, 29 March 2008

Lucky me !

Recently Dawn had a giveaway in celebration of her 500th posting - yes that's right 500 ! I was one of the lucky winners of a runner-up prize which came this morning. Just look at what I got -




Fantastic little needlecase filled with goodies - love the little scissors :-)

And this wonderful little miniature quilt.




I had seen these on Dawn's blog ( she made several ) and admired them. Now I have one - yeeha ! It is so well made and the machine quilting is brilliant. I don't know if you can see the border quilting but it is a beautiful design. One day I would love to be able to do this... There was also a bar of chocolate but I have hidden that from the kids - lol !!


So thanks Dawn ! Before I started a blog of my own I made a quilted cannister from Dawn's directions and emailed her a photo of it. I was so excited when she posted a picture of it on her blog. I mentioned to Dawn that I was thinking of starting my own blog and she told me to go for it and to let her know when I did. This I did and Dawn started visiting my blog and giving me loads of encouragement and lots of nice comments. She is a lovely lady and I am delighted to have this little quilt from her. I was feeling a bit out of sorts this week and this has really cheered me up. I love blogging !!

19 comments:

Linda said...

What a lovely surprise in the mail, love the quilting on it. Blogging's the best isn't it? We get the opportunity to meet some of the most wonderful women, that in person we probably would never meet.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh this is the superb! I noticed that border quilting for sure. Eye-catching!

And... You're a smashing good person to share the blogosphere with. All the contributions you make, all the great "shares" - sweet~!

Star in your own right, *karendianne.

Kristie said...

Don't you just love getting mail like that?? Such nice gifts, the quilting looks amazing!
Kristie

Lisa Boyer said...

The quilting on that little quilt is amazing! How lucky you are! And how talented Dawn is!

Chocolate Cat said...

What a lovely little quilt, have you got somewhere special to put it? You have encouraged my blogging like Dawn encouraged you. Thanks.

YankeeQuilter said...

Sounds like the package in the mail really cheered you up (as it should!)

Dawn said...

I"m glad this showed up the day it did and brought you some sunshine! And I"m so glad you started your own blog because I enjoy so much visiting it! You made my little quilt and needle book look so lovely! Here's to many more happy quilting visits!

Karen said...

Lucky you! What a nice surprise package. And an interesting story about Dawn. I like her very much.

Arlette said...

OMG, a blog about quilting, fabric and kitties. My goodness, what a pleasure it has been to visit your blog. I love your use of color in your quilting. You make the most fabulous quilts.
Aloha!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Congrats on your win. What a cute little quilt and needle case.

Hedgehog said...

Lucky us for receiving Dawn's gifts! Her machine quilting is incredible.

meggie said...

Lovely little quilt from Dawn- how sweet! You lucky girl.
I have been amazed again by your production on your last post, & love all you work.

Kim said...

Blogging brings good friends. The quilt you received is so pretty, I enjoyed the hand quilted finish. Very nice that this has cheered you up. :)

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Blogging is fun isn't it! Thanks for visiting my blog and I'll be a regular visitor here.

Simonetta said...

Lucky you!The lovely surprise in the mail,great :)))

Arlette said...

Andrea,
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your use of color in your quilts. I also love your kitties. I especially like the photo of your kitty on top of the door. The look on it's face is priceless.
Aloha!

Valerie said...

What a wonderful gift. I am sure this made your day. I am just learning to quilt so I am very excited. I enjoyed visiting your blog and will be back soon.

Sonnja said...

What a lovely little quilt!
Kind regards,

Sonnja
Beertje Zonn

Aldana said...

HELLO!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! THE BLOG IS BEAUTIFULL AND YOURS WORK TOO.
SORRY BUT MY ENGLISH IS NOT VERY WELL