I have been blogging for just over three months and feel it’s time I gave something back. I know how excited I get when I read about Give-Aways on other blogs so I think it’s high time I had one! So remember I said I bought two Quilter’s Connections….one for me and one for a friend…well….guess what? You might just be that friend! The Quilter’s Connection is a brand new Canadian Magazine – this is the first issue. Don’t you just love the Partridge in a Pear Tree wall-hanging on the cover designed by a fellow blogger, Laurraine Yuyama (Patchwork Pottery) …yes, she is Canadian and lives near Vancouver, BC (we’re practically neighbours!) I am including several pieces of fabric to help you make this wall hanging! I have tried to keep the colours as similar to the picture as possible. Check out the pictures~
So you might win one of these Quilter’s Connection magazines……
Here are some close-ups of the fabrics~ some of my favourites! Hope you like!
You probably know the Give-Away drill just as well as I do. Leave me a comment for one entry , become a follower for another entry and write about the Give Away on your blog for another entry. Please let me know what you have done so that I can put 1, 2, or 3 tickets with your name on it in the cookie jar. The Give- Away ends on the last day of September (September 30 – less than a week away at 12 noon West Coast time). Good luck and I look forward to ‘meeting’ you all!
FINALLY -Remember this beauty from my First Day of Fall posting (Sept. 22).
I had taken pictures of this gorgeous wall hanging at a Fall Fair on the weekend. I had tried to find the artist, Vicky but she couldn’t be found. Would you believe she found me….via internet! Don’t you just love computers! Anyways, to make a long story short, Vicky was thrilled to see her wall hanging flashed around the world and she answered all my questions about it. Let her tell it in her own words….”When I was making this wall hanging, I did not like my work and I suppose we all criticize ourselves because we never feel like we are doing a good job. I know that others see things differently than we do. Yes, I dyed the fabric for the sunflower petals, leaves, fence, and flower stems. We then cut out the shapes of the petals, leaves and centres of sunflowers freehand. I cut out the shapes of the leaves holding 2 pieces of fabric, I quilted the veins on the leaves and attached them to make them look like falling leaves in Fall.”
Vicky even sent a full picture of this masterpiece. Don’t you just love the part where she said she didn’t like her work….why do we do that to ourselves? We are our own worse enemy-I know I do it all the time….is this because we visualize something totally different in our minds as we create and it take us a little longer to accept the final out come (which may even be BETTER than what we visualized?) hmmm food for thought! So the moral behind all this is – Don’t judge your project until it is finished and then rejoice in it’s splendor!
Well done, Vicky!! This wall hanging is something I would treasure for a long, long time! Isn’t it spectacular! And Vicky, I hope you join the blogging community as we would all love to get to know you and see more of your creations! (Vicky is thinking about blogging….! )
Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!