Sunday, 1 July 2012

Lots of Loot and a Giveaway

I've not been too well physically this week but the postman and Fiona of Finding Fifth have sure known to cheer me up! Plus, we've finally found *our* wedding bands!

First, on Tuesday I freed some patterns - snapped up at a sale - from Customs.



Only to come home to a delivery from the Fat Quarter Shop.


From left to right: Nursery Basics in Earth; Kona Cottons in Wine & Pepper for my Polaroid blocks; Kona Cottons in Blush Pink, Dusty Blue & Medium Pink for a Kirby pillow like this one; Cotton Couture in Nite and the Cotton Couture Colour card.

I've wanted to have a look at the Cotton Coutures for a while to check them out and ordered blue for the inside of my wedding purse. It looks gorgeous and feels so nice. The weave is a bit finer than the Kona Cottons - no reason to give up the Konas which still offer a multiple in colour options, but certainly a go to for the slightly more special project, I'm sure.

I'm glad to have finally invested in colour cards, did I mention that I got the Kona colour card a few weeks back? No more guessing at the screen - I feel so professional now. Ha! Also, I'm falling more and more in love with solids on their own and not just as complementory to prints.

And then, on Wednesday I wake up to an email by Fiona telling me that I won a layer cake of Sew Stitchy in her blogiversary giveaway. How exciting!

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Well, with all that loot and luck on my side, I think it's time to pay it forward. As hinted at before, I'll be giving away one of my Echo sunflower pillowcases (sans insert to make posting easier). Either the brown or the multicoloured one, winner's choice! Measurements are 40cm² or approx. 16''.


For a chance to win simply leave me a comment and make sure that I can contact you by having an email address on your profile or leaving one in your comment. If I can't contact you there'll be a re-draw. Other than that, no hoops. I'd sure love if this went to a regular reader, but I won't make following me an obligation. Of course, you're free to share the giveaway with your friends.

The giveaway is open internationally and ends Saturday July 7 at 8:00pm CET (Central European Time). I'll announce the winner on Sunday July 8.

Good luck and happy sewing!


26 comments:

  1. Brilliant news about the wedding bands and what a lovely stash of goodies you have received this week or are about to receive. I would of course love to have one of your cushions because they are gorgeous!!

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  2. Congratulations on your winnings, that fabric is beautiful.
    As you already know, I LOVE your cushions. They are so so pretty! Please put me in the draw. Fingers crossed.

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  3. You can't beat fabric to cheer you up, I'm desperately waiting delivery of a parcel to help me feel better! Gorgeous cushions, there are never too many of them!

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  4. ahh fabric ... yes new fabric is always nice - you got hold of some nice patterns there, I would try the top left and top right first ..
    Hmm I don't think I would mind a 40x40 cushion case especially not if it's such a beautiful one.

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  5. Your sunflower pillowcases are just gorgeous! So bright and cheery!

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  6. I love sunflowers, and sunflower pillowcases would be even better!

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  7. I love your pillowcases! And so glad that you were the winner of some fabric from Fiona - she is such a lovely lady - we are catching up this weekend for some paper piecing and cups of tea!

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  8. Love your pillowcase, allow me to toss my hat into the ring, would love to win!

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  9. What great pillow cases. I love them and either would go great with my living room =)

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  10. I absolutely adore these. and not just because you're giving them away! they would look divine on my couch, which could really use some cheering up. I hope you're feeling much better and I'd love to send you something to cheer you up! I see you're hinting at an upcoming wedding? I'll have to go investigate some previous posts!

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  11. Sunflowers are my personal favorite flower,yours are very beautiful indeed! Nothing like a little fabric to cheer you up :)

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  12. Those are great pillows. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  13. Oh my gosh, your pillows are lovely! I wouldn't say no to one of those! :)
    Also, I'm featuring your link today on www.sewhappygeek.co.uk
    Thanks for linking up, my dear!

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  14. Love your cushions, I am a new follower :)

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  15. Wow! What a lovely cushion. It would make a perfect gift for my son and daughter in law. They just re-did their bedroom.

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  16. Love your pillow covers! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. This is such a beautiful pillow cover! And I'm in love with the fabrics!

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  18. Echo is my fav...I have to enter. Happy to be a new follower. Jenna sent me :)

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  19. Beautiful pillow. I have just done my Dresden blocks for the Craftsy BOM! Just found your site, referred from Sew Happy Geek! Love your blog!! Thanks for sharing in a give a way. blessosu@sbcglobal.net - in Oklahoma, USA

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  20. What an amazing week of mail! I have yet to get color cards although I know I'm in desperate need of them. And those pillows are Divine!

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  21. I love it when I get fabric in the mail! That is a gorgeous pillow! I've been wanting to make a Dresden plate and now, after seeing yours, I am going to have to make one. :-) I'm also a new follower.

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  22. Such beautiful pillow covers - love the use of the Echo! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. Gorgeous pillow - Echo is one of my favourite fabric ranges ever. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. What beautiful pillow covers. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. SewHappy Geek sent me to your blog, which I love, and your pillow cover is great. I love the color combination. Thanks for a chance to win! I will be following along.
    Cheryl Gunderson
    dcgunderson4265@msn.com

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  26. You cushion is AWESOME. I now am a regular reader. I was sent over by Sew Happy Geek and I am a regular reader there. Hope you feel better.

    Thank you.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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