Friday, November 18, 2011

Recent Winnings

A few weeks ago I won a giveaway from Cathy. She included this sweet little needle keep as a surprise. I had just been thinking I needed something to put my new favorite betweens (John James GoldnGlide) in because they come in a clumsy little envelope. Perfect! Thanks again, Cathy.

Yesterday, I received my winnings from Barbara Brackman for entering her patchwork clothing post. She sent me over 2 yards of her new reproduction fabric line – Old Fashioned Calicoes. They are true to the originals except for their hand – these are so soft and supple and of course no doubt they are 100% cotton. Ideas are brewing. Thanks, Barbara.

Yes, I’ve been a lucky girl. Next week will be my first blogging anniversary so check back here for a giveaway.

This is what my living room looks like this morning. I’m stitching the binding on my nieces t-shirt quilt. The crocheted spread on the other side of the couch still needs repair. I hope if it sits there where I can see it I will work on it. Some of those books on the table are library books. Every so often I clean this table off and it doesn’t take long before I find it is full of books again!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Congratulations on your wins! Looks like great fun.
    I love your living room, looks inviting to sit and have a relaxing time with good books or take a few stitches!

  2. oh yes, i bet there's a cup of tea there for me too. i could sit a spell and sew a few stitches with you in that cozy nook . . . maybe flip through a few of those books . . . mmmmmm . . .
    bindings are my favorite part of the quilting process. i guess because it's mindless and frees me up to think about yet another project (guilt free) as i am finalizing one~!

    enjoy the time and your peaceful space as you stitch today.


  3. Congrats to you on some great wins!
    Those reproductions fabrics look eerily familiar. Feels like I am in a time travel experience. : )
    When do we get to see the t-shirt quilt?

  4. Congratulations on two great wins!!!! I love needle cases, this one is so cute!!
    Barbara's new line looks fabulous, I'll have to keep an eye out for this! Your living room looks very cosy and welcoming and I love the small signs of home life it reveals!!!!

  5. It does look inviting. I can see a sewing bee there...if I almost shut my eyes and stare real hard. Congratulations on the win. One year on, and still going strong. Calls for another pat on the back.

  6. Lucky you! Congratulations on the recent win and the soon-to-be one-year anniversary!

  7. Congratulations on winning those lovely gifts. Your living room looks like a warm, well used and appreciated creative space.

  8. Congratulations on your wins! The needlekeep is precious.

  9. Congrats on winning the fabric. I use my needle keep for the same needles. Like you, I really dislike trying to get my needles out of the envelope. Hugs

  10. Congratulations on your very cool winnings. What would we do without all those sweet little needlekeeps? Each one so precious. And books...another huge weakness!! But isn't it fun!

  11. Lucky you - a win and a gift. It just doesn't get any better than that! I don't see any chunks of cat hair, stale cigar butts, tipped over beer cans, or dried up old pizza in your living room pic so don't stress. It looks like a busy quilter's living room.

  12. cute needle book. BB fabrics are fun, I seriously think I have some of the originals in the attic, who knew they'd be back!