Giveaway time!


Now that I have two reasons to celebrate, 
it's definitely time for my giveaway! 
On top of my 100 designs landmark, I have now reached the 600 followers milestone! Thank you to the four or five lovely ladies who became official followers during the week to make this happen.  

For the giveaway, I decided to make a pretty sewing set using some of the Scarborough Fair range.  There's a pincushion:


 A needlecase:


A scissor pillow:



and a thread-catcher:


 Then there's a set of 22 five-inch charm squares of the lovely Butterscotch & Rose range of fabric:


To enter is easy.  If you are a follower of this blog, or become one in the next few days, you are eligible to enter. All you need to do is leave a comment at the end of this post. (Reminder: my system is set up to automatically delete any "Anonymous" comments. If you are a "no-reply blogger", please include your e-mail address in the comment.) 

The giveaway will close on the first day of our Spring - next Saturday 1st September, at midnight Australian time.


Feel free to mention the giveaway to your friends - I'd be happy for them to become followers too!


My "Charmed Life" Table Runner appeared in Patchwork & Stitching Vol 13 No 5 recently. 


Charm squares are such a great way to sample a fabric range and they are quite economical too.  It takes all the guesswork out of matching fabrics and colours!  It can be lots of fun going through the stash trying to get things to match, but sometimes it is really enjoyable to use a range of fabric where you know absolutely every piece will fit in perfectly!  This design is very simple with squares "on point" and a bit of ricrac and flowers for embellishment and hand-made tassels on the end. 



The only "tricky" bit to the pattern is how to bind and mitre the odd angles on the sides. Some time ago I prepared a tutorial for you on how to cope with an angle other than 90 degrees. You might find this helpful some time and can download the file from this page here.

Have a great week and happy stitching!

Regards
Val

86 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your milestones! And thanks for the lovely give away!

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  2. congrats Val love the prize you have made they just lovely,and i am a happy follower.xx

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  3. proficiat dat is zeker een gelukwens waard
    Ik doe graag mee om te winnen

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  4. Lovely giveaway Val,have been a follower of yours for a while now :) Barb.

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  5. Congratulations Val!
    I'm a happy follower!

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  6. Congratulations on both milestones. I just completed one of your "thread catchers"for a birthday present for my sister. It will fit perfect in her sewing room. Can't wait to give it to her. Have a great week!

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  7. Thanks for the give away - you certainly have reached two major milestones. Well Done!!

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  8. Please don't enter me in the give-away. I just wanted to say congratulation on your milestones!! And your published table runner. Your blog is so much fun to visit.

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  9. What a lovely giveaway. I really love your choice of fabrics. Congrat on reaching your milestones.

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  10. Congratulations! Beautiful giveaway.

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  11. double congratulations! I love your blog and seeing the wonderful things you make!

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  12. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for an opportunity to win. I am a follower of your blog.

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  13. Yes I'm a follower! Congratulations on both milestones. What a generous giveaway, I don't know how you can part with your creations, they're all so well done and beautiful. ;-> Toni Anne

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  14. Congratulations, Val! This giveaway is fantastic. Love the colours. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Janet

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  15. Val, the set you are giving away is adorable! Congratulations on your milestones, the table runner is so pretty too. I wish we had magazines such as that in the US.
    Maybe we do and I'm just not aware.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Parabéns,sou seguidora e adoro seus trabalhos que são delicados e lindos.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  17. Congratulations Val!! I've enjoyed watching your work develop and grow over the last year-or-so, and am keen to see your next 100+ commissioned designs over the coming years!!! Your giveaway items are gorgeous as always!!

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  18. Hei
    Gratulera med mange som er innom din fine blog å ser.Er også en av din følger fra Norge som er innom og får inspirasjon,lyst til å sy!
    Beste hilsen Quiltegleder Margrethe Jåstad,Norge

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  19. Spring next week? On the other site of the world, it will be Autumn within a few weeks.

    I like to join your give-away. It looks nice!

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  20. Congratulations, Val. I love your work, and have been following for a while now.

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  21. What lovely pieces for your giveaway! As usual of course :*) Congratulations on reaching your milestone!

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  22. Congratulazioni per il risultato raggiunto! Bellissimo il premio per il giveway......speriamo arrivi da me!
    Un abbraccio.
    Marina

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  23. What a beautiful prize package! I'm so glad I'm a follower

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  24. Congratulations on hitting your milestone! And this gift, it is so the colors that my Mom in Law loves. If I would win they would be gifted to her for her new sewing area! We could decorate around your pretty gifts! Crossing my fingers!

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  25. Congrats on all your accomplishments!
    Thank you for all your wonderful designs and this wonderful Giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

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  26. Congratulations on your many achievements and the bloggy milestones you have reached. I enjoy visiting your blog to see your lovely designs and read uplifiting posts.

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  27. Congratulations! I love following your blog and all the beautiful projects you do. Thanks for a chance to enter your giveaway, too.

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  28. Val,
    your stitcheries are always so inspiring. I woulds love to win one of your give aways

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  29. Your work is simly lovely to behold... no surprise that you have such a number of followers...

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  30. It's a pleasure to follow your lovely blog. Congratulations.

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  31. I've always loved your embroidery and patchwork--your pincushions are the sweetest. I'm a hand appliquer and hand quilter and am doing some simple embroidery now. Thanks for the lovely giveaway of your hand crafted items. (I follow through Google).

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  32. Hola!
    Qué hermoso sorteo! ¿Pueden entrar las chicas de otros países? Espero que si y espero tener suerte. Un abrazo!!!

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  33. Lovely give away. Thanks for the chance

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  34. Congrats on both milestones! I love coming here and seeing all the beauty that your creative muse is up to. I have been following you for some time now.

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  35. Congrats, Val, on both milestones! And what a LOVELY give-away, sweetie, thank you! I love your table runner so much. I do love charm packs - they're so much fun!

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  36. Congratulations!
    Thank you for a great giveaway, I'm an old follower of your lovely blog.
    I love your work.

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  37. Congratulations on reaching your milestones Val. That's quite an achievement. I love the table runner. I'll have to look out for that issue. Thank you for the gorgeous giveaway.

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  38. What a beautiful grouping of prizes for your giveaway Val. The fabric is so pretty. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Congratulations on the followers and designs milestones. AND too for being included in the magazine. I love that runner. Just beautiful. I've always loved on point quilts but haven't attempted one of those yet on my own.

    I am a follower via GFC as well as by email. Thank you again.

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  39. A giveaway. . .and such pretty things.

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  40. It's wonderful to have so many followers. Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway1

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  41. Congrats in your milestones, I'd love to be entered in the drawing, also love your table runner, too bad we can't get that magazine here :(

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  42. Congrats on a lovely milestone! I've been subscribed via GoogleReader for a long time, but have at least tried to subscribe via Blogger.

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  43. You make the loveliest things. it would be so nice to win. Congratulations on your milestones!

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  44. congrats Val - sensational .... I would love to own a piece of your lovely work if I am lucky enough.....
    Hugz

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  45. Congratulations on 100 designs and 600 followers! And your giveaway prizes are absolutely lovely. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  46. G'day Val. Congratulations to you. Your giveaway looks beautiful. Someone will be very happy to win it.Take care. Liz...

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  47. Congrats Val, your Blog is always lovely to read. 100 designs is a great achievement & your giveaways are gorgeous...I would feel priveledged to win. Hugz Annette

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  48. its a gift you've been given 
    ever so pretty color & stitches, little things 
    delights
    feminine &sweet -Godly
    becoming 
    & leading example - love your stuff Val! xo

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  49. LOVELY GIVEAWAY. I'm a happy follower.
    Ciao Rosanna

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  50. Lovely giveaway - thanks for offering it!

    Love your designs, thanks for offering them.

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  51. What a wonderful giveaway, I'd be so honoured to own something handmade by your talented hands! I've been a follower for ages now!

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  52. I love your posts! and I love that you thought of us to make us a give away! you are so nice!

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  53. Thanks for the chance to win Val and many congrats on the milestone!

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  54. Congratulations on your milestone. i would love to win this as all these things I so need

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  55. I love the table runner. I think of you doing all the hand embroidery. I have been a follower for a long time.
    Thanks I hope you can see my email.

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  56. Congratulations on your milestones!
    I've been a follower for awhile :0)
    Thanks for a lovely give away!!

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  57. The prizes are beautiful. So delicate, but so useful. I love keeping up with everything you do.

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  58. I follow you and love your patterns. Congrats on your accomplishments. Thanks

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  59. I would love to be entered into your giveaway! I am a follower and I love your blog!

    tpatterson1961@gmail.com

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  60. Hi Val, congrats on both your millstones. I really like that charm runner too! I might give it ago . love the pretty sewing kit .Thanks for entering me in the lucky draw. sue~nz

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  61. Congratulations Val on both of your milestones. I love your designs. Thank you for having such a great giveaway to celebrate.

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  62. Congratulations Val on all your lovely projects that you have had published and those that you havent. All are gorgeous and I love reading what you are up to and all that you are sewing. You do such pretty things :) I look forward to your future designs :) Hugs Vicki x

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  63. Awesome milestones! Congrats! I have been following you in my reader for a while now, but now am an "official" follower from your sidebar! :-)

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  64. Hello again Val, congratuations on reaching your next milestone!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!! I love the collection of fabrics!!! I have been a follower of your blog for ages. Thanks for your free BOMs as well!!!

    Maryanne

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  65. Hi Val, Congrats on your milestones:) I would love a chance at your giveaway, such beautiful items you have made for the giveaway.
    Your table runner is so pretty, I love table runners and table toppers:) But of course all your work is so pretty.
    Hugs,
    Terry

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  66. Val, thanks so much for giving us all a chance to win this lovely prize. Your work is soo beautiful.

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  67. Lovely work in beautiful soft colours.You are very generous,Val.

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  68. good going Val love your designs Hugs Bell

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  69. Thank you for the Scarborough Fair needlework accessories - just a delight. I love Figtree but did not buy this one - cannot have everything.

    Congratulations on all your work whether published or not I see you as
    a treasure. So please keep threading that needle. Wishing you all the best & every success.

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  70. I have been enjoying your blog for the past few weeks. I, too, am a crafter, but not nearly on the same scale as you. I love needlework of all kinds....but am a master of none. Thank you for sharing your journey, and inspiring me to continue exploring the wonderful world of needlecraft.

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  71. What a beautiful giveaway. Love the colours.

    Gail
    gcom31@msn.com

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  72. Hi val congrats love seeing your work and posts.

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  73. Thank you for this lovely Give-Away. Congrats on your milestones.I love following your blog and your BOM's.

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  74. Congratulations Val - and thankyou for your kindness, talent and inspiration. You are a real treasure, bless you xox

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  75. Lovely things you've shown, but I also like the way you present the photos. Thanks for the chance of giveaway, and the pattern. I am a follower by e-mail.

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  76. Congrats on having your table runner published! It is lovely. The sewing kit items look like real treasures. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Oh my goodness, your "goodies" are gorgeous! I love being a follower and have been for a while. Everything you make is so beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway! Congratulations! Sharon Lozano

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  78. I'm a happy follower. Congrats on the milestone!

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  79. I'm so glad so many lucky people have found your site and your patterns. Thank you for all the free designs you've given us.

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  80. I'm a follower although the busyness of life has really cut into my blog reading this past year. I move the sweet romanticism that comes through each of your designs. They are perfect for my my pink girly antique bedroom!
    Your giveaway gifts are beautiful!

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  81. What a beautiful set. I love your BOMs. Thanks a such a lovely give away.

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  82. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. I have followed your blog for a long time and always I enjoy it.
    The table runner is so beautiful.

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  83. The fabric is beautiful! Thank you very much for this giveaway. Donna

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  84. So mat pretty things! I want to participate in this Give Away. I find lots of things that I like in your blog!

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