Monday, 29 March 2010

New Bag....

I have been making a new bag......I was very excited about it, but feel a little let down now. I think it is the fabric?? I guess I have proved the pattern works, maybe it is time to go shopping for something nicer to make it up in, and I must remember to make the handles shorter.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

They are ready.......

This is a pic to warm the cockles of any Patchworkers heart. LOL 3 tops, all bundled up with batting & backing ready to be delivered to Mary the Magic quilter tomorrow!! I am very excited........lots and lots of binding to do.....I have 2 here already, and these 3 will make 5!! Might start getting the bindings ready while they are away!!

Night night!!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

It has been one of those days.......

I have been trying to get to the machine all day........but a list of must do things got in the way. Some domestic, some business.....but all not sewing!! I have just managed to get the sashing cut!! I am itching to stitch, but bed is calling. I am not sure when tomorrow I will get to sew. I SHOULD go watch my boys, one is playing tennis the other baseball, competing for their school against other schools in the area. So maybe a little mum duty first thing in the morning, then home to the shed.

My parents dropped in tonight, and once again had to come find me out in the shed. My dear dad you live out here???? LOL I think it is the reason my husband would not put a bathroom out here.....I at least have to go in for that!!

Night night

Monday, 15 March 2010

Just a peek.....

Here are my 9 FQ's, all cut up ready to be stitched BACK into a quilt......I have started stitching, will show you once it is a little more together!!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

What a weekend!!!

So busy, and productive and fun and frustrating ALL at the same time.

I started the weekend, on Friday, by buying some lovely fabric, which I chopped up Friday evening. In between other commitments over the weekend I have started putting it all back we do! This is the 2nd sample of a quilt I made a while back. I am hoping to take them both to the quilter by the end of this week. (Pattern coming soon)

We celebrated my 2nd sons 15th birthday with a family party on Saturday night. These days, with just the family that live in Melbourne we have 15 for dinner!! The boy himself spent the afternoon with his mates at the local skate bowl on their bikes, teaching themselves tricks I do not need details of! This was an outing they planned together to help him celebrate, and it gave the rest of us time to prepare for the party!

Throw in, about 6 loads of washing, lots of dishes obviously...LOL. Then church this morning AND a church meeting this I need a weekend to get over my weekend.

Sneak peak of the new quilt coming soon!!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

And the winner is........

The Random number generator says that the winner is comment 25 of 40...... CONGRATULATIONS to


Well done, Donna.....I guess it is time for YOU to go shopping!!!!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Another give away....

.....but not me this time.

I have a lovely friend, whom I have NEVER met in person. But we have chatted, played scrabble and generally shared our lives ONLINE for longer than I can actually remember. Well darling Jas is celebrating her 1st blogversary and is having an AWESOME quilt giveaway to celebrate! Why not visit her say congratulations for your chance to win!!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Lets Celebrate........

Today I FINALLY not only reached but surpassed 100 Facebook Fans!!

So to celebrate I am giving away a $50 voucher for my online shop, to be spent on WHATEVER takes your fancy!!

You know the drill, leave a comment to be in the draw and don't forget to tell all your friends.

Once you have done that, head on over to Patchwork Promises and start planning what YOU will spend the voucher on!!

Oh and entries close WEDNESDAY 10th of MARCH AT MIDNIGHT ready to be drawn Thursday morning!!!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Did you notice????

I hope you did, but most importantly I hope the changes I have made so far didn't make it hard for you to find me. I will probably change the address soon, so if you ever cant find me search for Patchwork Promises.

I started this blog as a personal one, and wondered if I needed to start one for the business. BUT I am hardly disciplined enough to keep this one going so 2 would be a nightmare!!! So re-branding seemed the logical step therefore naming every facet of my business identically.

Last week I added the link to the Facebook Fan page here, and the plan is run competitions and giveaways for the business on the blog. Regular blog visitors can join in but also so can Facebook Fans by being directed to the blog. ( This has become necessary as Facebook has banned giveaways and competitions on Fan Pages......Ggggrrrrrrr)

So stay tuned......I would hate to leave anyone behind. (It would be nice some people could comment just so I know I haven't lost anyone!!)