A Winner!

We have a winner for my giveaway! The Random generator chose number 9 - Heather!

Heather wrote: I love all of your projects, and have admired them in the 'Garden party' fabrics. I would LOVE to win this !! Thanks for the free pattern, the thread catcher is one I'll make..Best wishes, Heather

Heather, as you're a "No reply" commenter, I can't contact you, so please e-mail me to let me know your snail mail address, so I can post the parcel of goodies off to you. (You have until 13 April to make contact.)

Thank you to everyone who entered.  It was a fun week reading all the lovely comments. And welcome to some new followers too.  I might have to start thinking about another giveaway, now that I'm on the way toward 400 followers!

Now for a look at that piece of silk! 

I'm very pleased at how this little project turned out - sweet elegance with a touch of class is how I would describe it! 

 It will be off to a Australian Country Craft & Decorating magazine shortly, so a sneak peak will have to do for the moment.

Handmade magazine has a bag issue out this month and my little girl's Flutter-by bag is in there:

I want to thank all the lovely people who sent birthday wishes.  I had a fabulous day with people I love around me. My husband gave me a gorgeous embroidery book - think he knows me after 45 years of marriage!  Our daughter and her husband, our son and his wife, plus seven of our grandchildren all came to visit.  We shared a great party tea with all the food I love and which I don't normally have (because most of it is bad for me!!!)

This week we have two of our grandchildren staying with us during school holidays - two boys 10 and 8.  There won't be much sewing done, but we plan at least one fishing trip which will be a first for them!  Can imagine we'll spend a bit of time untangling lines!

Hope you have a great week.

Happy stitching


Quiltin' Sandy said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner! So glad to hear you had a wonderful day, Val. I will be printing out that pattern for the threadcatcher. Thanks for sharing it. Sandy. :)

Maddy said...

Congratulations to Heather, one very lucky lady.

I purchased the Homemade mag this morning and very excited about the projects. Love your beautiful butterfly bag.

Melody said...

Congratulations to Heather.
Love your beautiful bag, Val. Everything you sew is charming.

CraftyMummy said...

Congratulations Heather! A lucky girl.

And Happy Birthday, Val. Have fun with those lovely grandchildren this week.

BubzRugz said...

Congrats Heather.... lucky, lucky...
What a lovely little flutterby bag....

Isabella said...

A very nice win for Heather I too love your your flutter by bag it is just lovely cant wait to see the silk when we can finaly see the whole thing .

Allie said...

Congratulations Heather! Val, your new project looks so elegant, and I LOVE that Flutter-by purse - what little girl wouldn't want one of those in every color. I'm glad you had such a good birthday hon, have a GREAT week!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations to Heather! Val I love this silk piece...really stunning. blessings, marlene

Maddy said...

Hi, After many hours of reading, re-reading l finial have worked out how to make your lovely flutter-by bag. I needed to read slowly. LOL. :-)

Should look great once l finish, sometime over weekend.