Monday, 2 September 2013

A Catchup and a Giveaway

It feels like my poor blog has been neglected for months.  Well, that's not entirely true, it's been more like weeks, what with these summer holidays and various trips, first to the Fat Quarterly Retreat (which you can read about here and here) and then to the Festival of Quilts (which you can read about here) and finally a  trip to France for a week with the family.
I shall spare you any more family snapshots (700 of them in total!) and move swiftly on to much more interesting quilty news. 
A very dear friend of mine, Chrissie (who you may very well know) is having a fantastic giveaway on her blog.

It's the chance to win a free video class on the new TV channel  Daily Craft TV.  It's a wonderful opportunity to try something different, learn new skills and create something new.  So here's the link, where you can read all about the giveaway, as well as reading the review of Chrissie's experience of using a video tutorial with Daily Craft TV.  Check out her applique pet cushion - isn't it adorable! 
 But time's running out, there's less than 8 hours to go, so strike while the iron's hot!
For me, it's a big day tomorrow, my daughter starts school.  Ekk!  It's been a wonderful summer but I'm so looking forward to routine again, and hopefully more time for blogging, not to mention sewing.  I've got a lot of catching up to do.  But before I go, I just wanted to share with you my little bird embroidery that I finished in France.  It's the one I started at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in John's class. 
Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you all had a great summer too!
Sarah x


  1. Yay for school being back tomorrow! Good luck to your daughter, I'm sure she will have fun. You will cry and then after a couple of days you will be very happy! They grow up so much in that first year and become properly independent. I remember taking a photo on the first day of Reception and another on the last day and the difference is startling!

    I also love Chrissie's applique - I especially love her photo of Tatty posing next to the cushion! It looks like a great technique, another one to put on my list...

  2. Glad you had a good holiday. I'm sure your daughter will be fine at school and as Lisa says will grow up no end this year.
    I was too late for Chrissie's giveaway, c'est la vie. Your embroidered bird looks fantastic, are there going to be more to follow?

  3. Good luck to you and your daughter tomorrow, hope she has a lovely time. juliex

  4. Thanks, as always, for this shout out Sarah, you're too kind. Love the bird and good luck to F at school this week :D x

  5. Your embroidery is gorgeous! Your holiday looks like a good time.


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