Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Do you like it??

So I have been making some changes....but I think I need to change the picture....??

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The Winners are.....

I will keep it short and sweet....I know you are all hanging out to we go.

1st Prize (Pattern, Handles & Flower Maker)

Beth Freeman

2nd Prize (Pattern & Handles)


3rd, 4th & 5th (Pattern)

Pamela Gilfoyle


Faye Souder

Congratulations ladies...if you can please email me your mailing address I will get your parcels off to you ASAP.... (

Just one final note I would like to mention Naomi V, Beth F, Vickie O, Jenny F (& Max) & Kath B for their help in proof reading this pattern....and they did it in a hurry. Was especially impressed that Naomi even MADE one about 24 hours after receiving the draft instructions. Ladies please accept my most sincere and heartfelt thanks!!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Things that make (Shed) life FUN.....

Tonight I have been completing a task that most people might consider boring...but for some reason I LOVE it... I buy my post packs in bulk..and they ALL have to be stamped, twice!

As I have stamped away...I have pondered, wondered why it is that after doing this for close to 5 years now I have not tired of it. There has been moments over that time that I have questioned what it is that I am doing, is it practical, sensible or even financially viable to continue? A few months back, my mother asked me to give a presentation at the Ladies Fellowship group at her church, my topic?? Me and my business. I guess this chain of thought started back as I prepared for that evening and tonight the monotony of stamping 100 envelopes, allowed me to gather that chain and add a few more links.

I have always considered myself a non finisher...I am a GREAT starter...always got a new idea, and skill to master....but often after than flash of enthusiasm wains or life reminds you that that there are other more practical matters that need your attention...things get left behind. So I have spent my life time gathering what seemed like a random, useless set of skills and experiences....where as other people had careers or degrees to show for their time...I was often left struggling to explain who I was or what I did? Until now....just in the last few months I have come to understand that all of that stuff I gathered along the way has FINALLY taken shape and is giving life to Patchwork Promises. I will be honest and say that this all started out as a hobby, something for me to do while the children where young and while I recovered my confidence from many years personal struggle. In June I gave it all a really hard think. SHOULD I continue or is finding a "real" job the best thing for me and the family. The conclusion....there is nothing else in this world that I can even contemplate me doing....and as long as I find joy in stamping return addresses over and over again....I will keep doing THIS.

Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement...I feel the very least I can do is just occasionally brighten your day with the chance at a little something from me...tonight I am feeling very content!

PS Don't forget you have around another 24 hours to comment for your chance to win an Accidental Bag Pattern click HERE to get back to the original blog post or visit the FB Page and scroll down till you find the post entitled "Free Stuff Friday"

Friday, 23 September 2011

Free Stuff Friday......

I really did enjoy giving stuff away last week!! So lets do it again...

I usually give away some patterns when I have a new one, and I have just remembered that I have not do that yet sooooo lets give away some Accidental Bag patterns...

1st Prize - Pattern, Handles & Kanzashi Flower Maker
2nd Prize - Pattern & Handles
3rd,4th & 5th Prize - Pattern

Sound good?? I hope so... SO leave a comment here on the blog or on the FB page once this post appears there... GOOD luck


And the WINNER is.....

I am very excited to share with you just WHO won the quilt I donated to the recent fund raising event for a friends daughter. The winner was Merle Brown of the Mooroolbark CWA...I think you can tell from her face she is a little excited. I am am very pleased that the quilt is going to a home where it will obviously be loved and cherished. The event raised $4'500 towards the cost of getting the family's car converted for Leah's wheelchair. I am so proud that the quilt raised $400 of that total.
Merle Brown
Merle being presented with the quilt by Sandy who is Leah's grandmother