Thursday, 26 May 2011


......... at this little lot!!

It was my birthday a few weeks ago (51 – not that I’m counting)!! And yesterday, I received some lovely, lovely pressies from my lovely, lovely friend, Deb, in New Zealand. Deb clearly understands me very well, because she sent me this fabulous ‘Tilda’ book - rag dolls, need I say more?

I have a couple of the ‘Tilda’ books, but not this one! And I’m really looking forward to making this lovely little angel – so, sweet!

I’ve only made a rabbit and a bear from the other books, so it’s gonna’ be fun making a doll. Deb also sent some lovely fabrics to help me along …… isn’t the cup cake case of fabric sweet?

and lastly, Deb also sent me this lovely Garden Sampler cross-stitch, which has a sweet little charm in it – this one will be added to the to-do list!!!!!

THANKS EVER SO Deb – I love them all!

Saturday, 21 May 2011

A lovely book!

Hi all. Just a quickie post, as this morning my giveaway prize from JoJo arrived - 'A Boys Story' by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched

such a lovely book packed with lots of lovely things to make for little (and not so little) boys. Here are just a couple of pages from the book showing some really super quilts

I just need a little boy to stitch for now ......... I don't mean me personally have a little boy (hells bells!!) - I'm a bit past that now!!! LOL - Actually, I've just remembered, my friend has recently become a grannie for the first time to a gorgeous little chap, so maybe Toby is going to be the recipient of a 'Hatched and Patched' quilt!!

Monday, 2 May 2011

I'm a Winner!!!

Weeeeeee, I won!!!

I've just had an email from Jo Jo at Home Sweet Home to tell me I won the prize in her recent Giveaway - aren't I the lucky one??!! I've won a copy of Anni Down's (Hatched and Patched) 'A Boy's Story' pattern book. It has several quilt patterns as well as many other cute 'little boy' things to make ..... it's very sweet.

Thanks very much Jo Jo - you're a star!!

Edit to post - If you look at the date of this post and then the date of Jo Jo's post saying that I've won the prize, you'll see that I appear to be telling you about my win before Jo Jo has announced it - a curiosity of the time differences around the globe!!