Monday, 22 June 2009

Woman, you have the luck of the Irish!

Or so Sarah quite reasonably proclaimed when my name was drawn at random (yet again!) for her big SEWN launch giveaway! I was the lucky recipient of this amazing book:
Life has been so hectic lately, I've barely had a chance to read it yet, but it is an enormous & inspiring tome, covering many textile crafts, and full to the brim with great projects. One of those fantastic books that will be returned to time & time again I'm sure.
But wait, (dare I say) there's more! As part of the SEWN launch, there were 156 bloggers who offered up their own giveaways to celebrate. I discovered Melinda's lovely blog, The Patchwork Orange. Melinda is an Australian living in Singapore and runs a quilting & craft business. And yes, I happened to win her giveaway!
She sent me kits to make up a sweet little sewing kit ...
... and an equally cute pincushion:
Melinda has generously posted a free pattern for this pincushion on her blog. You can find it here.
I have to say, Melinda's kits were the most immaculately presented kits I have ever received. Right down to the smallest detail, they are amazingly perfect! Each & every element matches the other - buttons, threads, ribbons & felt all matching fabric perfectly. She obviously has a very good eye for colour.
The cutest detail was this tiny, tiny spool of thread, no bigger than half an inch high!
My warmest thanks to both Sarah & Melinda for hosting such generous giveaways. My heritage is more German than Irish, but lucky? Indeed I am!

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on all of your great prizes.

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  2. Oh you lucky winner! What a great book and gorgeous kits. I am heading straight over to check out Melinda's kit. (The tiny spool is the cutest thing I have seen all day!).

    Rita

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  3. Congrats on all your lucky, lucky wins!!

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  4. What great prizes, congrats on your winnings.

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  5. Lucky you! I am in love with that sewing kit kit!!!

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  6. Great prizes and beautiful photos too ...

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  7. Isn't that an understatement.... Couldn't have happened to a nicer lady. Lucky girl....xx

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  8. You certainly must be lucky to win those give-aways.
    I love the pin cushion and will pay Melinda's blog a visit.

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  9. you have all the luck!! just kidding! thanks for posting the link to the pincushion. I'll be sure to make one!

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  10. Thanks for the kind words. I hope you enjoy making the kits.

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  11. Love the tiny spool! You are one lucky German, though I have german heritage also and it doesn't seem to have helped me. LOL!

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  12. I have some Irish in me and I'm not that lucky ! Well done , beautiful prizes .

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  13. WHAT, you won two giveaways? Congratulations dear Bloom :)

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  14. You luckiest of winners! Congratlations!

    I wasn’t familiar with the saying about the Irish..!

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  15. What great surprises in the mail. Just what you need with all the busy-ness at the moment. Blessings. Leanne.

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  16. Such great prizes..I was hoping to win that book!:) You have to tell us how it is...maybe I'll have to buy it...

    And that kit is darling! Enjoy your goodies!

    Sheree

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  17. I won too! I got some great fabrics. I'll put them up on my blog tomorrow. Meanwhile - I'll be adoring your blog. You are definately going up on my bloglist :)

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