May 21, 2008

More time needed and a GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone,
Sorry I have not posted for a little while. I have been soo busy, with babies and sorting out a spot for me to relax in and catching up on WIP's, plus a new computer to work out how to use doesn't help. I have finished my '365 day challenge' that Leanne put out and just have to get it quilted(I will show a pic later). I have sent off my goodies for the swaps I had joined -

a Prim swap to Linda in W.A and the Bag swap to Donna in Qld and I received a lovely wall hanging from Monica for the Prim Swap, an angel with flower and bee, Thanks Monica, I have put it up above my computer for now till I find the right spot.

The sorting out I have been doing is in our bedroom, I was given a Horn sewing cabinet to house my sewing machine in and had to make room, as well as an old chair which was my mum's. I have loved this chair and wanted to have a quiet place to read, rest and sew - away from the busyness of life in the family's room. I recovered the chair in some brocade fabric that I had stashed away and so with two pieces of furniture to fit in a corner I needed to be serious in sorting out my fabrics, bric a brac and stuff......... I found a heap of christmas fabrics and old wooly jumpers, old wooden pegs and even an outfit I started to make for my son ( size 0 and he's now a 22yo - I don't think it will fit It was so good to have a clean out and now I feel a little more focused - I can have a place to relax and also know what to go on with....................Now that I am sorted out I will be holding ...........don't hold your breathe.............A GIVEAWAY - it will be a surprise package of........fabrics, buttons, bric a brac, and a gift from me......
Just leave a comment before June 1st and I will put your name into the draw.

You could also visit Home Sweet Home and have a read and you might be in for a surprise!
Now Christmas is not to far away, so visit Quiltygal and find a surprise giveaway also.

Quilty Hugs to all


Unknown said...

Even though you've been busy, it sounds like you have achieved a lot. It's always a good feeling once we've had a clean out.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you posting :) I love the angel quilt and my you have been busy, how nice to have been given the sewing cabinet, your corner looks great!

chook said...

you new space look lovely .

I hope you get lots of time to relax and stitch
hugs Beth

Sue Cahill said...

I know how empowering it can be to clean out and organize, I have finally gotten to my sewing room and I feel much more inspired to quilt. Thanks for sharing with us your lovely space.

Beertje Zonn said...

The angel quilt is lovely!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
from the Netherlands

Unknown said...

Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog 'Home sweet home' and leaving a comment for my giveaway. I wish you the best of luck. I will link you to my blog as well when I get a chance so you will end up with somemore visitors too! Jo x

quiltygal said...

Thanks for visiting & listing me on your sidebar I think you are the first to do that It was a thrillI am now going to return the compliment

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn your sewing space is great and I like the job you did on your mums chair.Isnt it fun to have a clean out, its amazing what you find. Sounds like you have been getting lots of sewing done.Thanks for visiting my blog have a great weekend

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Dawn! Wow you certainly have been busy and accomplished a lot of wonderful things along the way! I had to laugh about finding an unfinished outfit size 0 for your 22yr old son. Oh how I can relate to something like that! lol Hope you're having a lovely weekend sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Maureen Clare said...

Hi Dawn, it is lovely to see you are on top of things and your sewing corner looks very peaceful and inviting.