July 31, 2011

With Sugar and Cream

I feel as though I am on top of most things now, after our wonderful holiday.  The magazines are still piled up waiting to be read.  I like to savour every page after a quick flip through, so they are sitting there waiting for time to indulge in that luxury.  The anticipation is part of the joy!  Handmade Patchwork Annual has my table Topper "With Sugar and Cream" in it this month.

Here it is in the magazine:

DH saw it on the cover - I didn't even notice it down the bottom:

You can see I should have lived in the Victorian era:

Yesterday the Community Association of our local township (well, we probably are more a village than a town) held a Family Fun Day, celebrating our wonderful area.  It was really well organised and lots of people attended.  They held a photo competition and I entered two photos in the Nature section and won first prize for the Black-winged Stilt below, and highly commended for the other. As you can guess, I was very pleased!

And one last photo to finish.  Gina very kindly sent me a photo of her lovely version of "My Pantry":

Don't you just love all those great fabrics?

I love seeing what you do with my patterns, so feel free to send me photos of anything you make of my designs.

 I notice I have just reached 400 followers, so I might just have to think about another giveaway!

Hope you have a great week.


Allie said...

Oh Val that table topper is just too darling! So very sweet! Great photo, congrats on your first prize! Gina's project is great, I love seeing your designs made up.

Vicki ♥ said...

Your table topper is lovely Val and I said earlier on my blog that I must have lived in the victorian era....great minds think alike eh? Congrats to having your lovely table topper published and on the front cover too :) hugs Vicki

Quilt Kitty said...

Love the table topper Val but have to finish All My LOvely Sewing Things first. Just about to read the quilting & finishing instructions again & get to it. Tracee xx

carina said...

He that is fabric martinique i am making a quilt with them, i will try to make a foto this week so you can see what i have done, pfff excuses my englisch is verry bad. And congretulations with your photo greatings from holland carina

KaHolly said...

Congratulations on winning first prize for the picture. I'll bet you were elated! And for having your adorable table topper in the magazine. I just love it. ~karen

Roxanne said...

Congratulations on your win. And that table topper is so cute! How awesome to have it published!

LesQuilts said...

Wow! Congratulations Val! Lovely little table topper, I love the scallop edging and the tea time appliques!
Take care, Leslie

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm like you, wanting to sit and savor while I read. And you are an award-winning photographer as well as a published quilted? I am inane of your talent and creativity!

Marsha said...

Your table topper is beautiful, lots of wonderful fabrics! Congratulations on the win with the bird photo, what fun. Enjoy!

Vanilla said...

This is sooooo adorable!!!
I love the appliques and the colors of your table topper!

Linda said...

Congratulations on your design in the magazine. That's always an encouraging feeling, isn't it? And you're a photographer too!? Wow. I'm impressed. Can you tell me what kind of camera you use? I may soon be in the market for a new one.

Sharon said...

I love your table topper! It might be the next order I place! But I should probably make the heart and braid runner that I ordered first. ;-)

Congratulations on first prize in the photo contest! Great picture!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Val I love your teapots and cups and creamers....so sweet, and some of my favorite colors and fabrics. blessings, marlene

Gina E. said...

I'll be grabbing that issue of Handmade as soon as I see it in our newsagent - your pattern is gorgeous! Teapot and teacups are my favourite theme for stitching and patchwor :-)
Thank you for publishing the pic of My Pantry -I felt quite chuffed to see it here on your blog!
Congrats on winning the photo contest - that really is a superb picture.