We have a winner!

Thanks to all those who joined in my Giveaway.  I read all your comments with delight.  Thank you for all the lovely things you said about my work - I was so encouraged by them all.

The winner that Mr Random.org chose is Susan.  Congratulations, Susan.  I do hope you enjoy your prize.

I had a strange week!  I had a lot of things on my mind and didn't sleep very well all week.  Maybe that was the cause of my strange lack of motivation: I was happier sitting in front of a computer than in front of the sewing machine!!!!  When I was still doing this after three days, I decided to twist my arm to get out of the chair, to pull the rotary cutter out of the drawer, to put pencil to paper, and to actually think about fabric!

Sitting in front of the computer wasn't all unproductive.  I prepared four of my 2012 designs to put on the website, so patterns are now available for:

When I finally got out of my computer chair, I started (and completed!) two commissions that I had. One was for a male project:

and the other a cushion:

Of course I enjoyed stitching them once they were all drawn up, cut out and ready for the needle and thread.  While I was "out of the chair" I also drew up another design.  I just needed to find my "up and go" which had "got up and gone"!

A big parcel of gorgeous fabric arrived this week.  I now DEFINITELY have enough to last me the rest of the year!  I have told myself I am not even allowed to look any more! Now the challenge is to design projects that are suitable for them all.

Happy stitching!


  1. Oh thanks Val - I am truly delighted to be receiving all these lovely goodies - thanks you for such generosity.

  2. Congratulations to Susan!! She's a lucky girl. You certainly went from unmotivated to blast off!! I hate it when I lose my mojo!! Hope you are well. ~karen

  3. Congratulations, Susan, what excitement to look fwd to receiving your prize!
    Val, I'm sure all of the lovely comments were well deserved and from the heart. So glad you found your way back to your sewing machine :)

  4. Sounds like you did manage to get quite a bit done in the end Val.

  5. Hi Val,

    Congratulations to Susan, I am sure she will be thrilled to receive such a wonderful gift!

    Looking forward to more wonderful creations from your talented fingers.

  6. Congrats Susan! Lucky girl.

    Keep creating beautiful things Val.


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