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Friday, 25 March 2011

Wallace & Gromit's Grand Day Out

Yep me and himself went out for the day yesterday, and you can work out for yourselves who is Wallace and who is Gromit.  The weather in France is more like summer than spring (25c ) so we decided to make the most of it before the rain comes back next week.  Sandwiches packed, flask filled (never know if anything will be open or not this early in the year), does anyone else pack enough food just in case we get stranded for three weeks!!  I always end up taking too much - why - don't ask me.

We went to Lac de Vassiviere what a fabulous way to spend a day.





I won't bore everybody with the other pictures but if you want to have a look at a few more, here is a link to my web album (and it saves me having to down load more on here)

Does anybody remember the song "So you win again - you win again"......well I did!!   I know I know - what another one - yep another one, and I have won some more since then, what can I say - I seem to be on a winning streak!  I was the lucky winner of 7 fat eighths of Sweet Divinity from Julie at Sew Jewely

How pretty is this



Thank you Julie I love this fabric.

Well that's it from me, the sun is shining so I need to get myself off this laptop and back outside, hope you all have a lovely weekend and the sun is shining wherever you are.

Hugs Linda x




Friday, 18 March 2011

Giveaways

Look at this .... a fabulous giveaway at Bejeweled quilts there are 10 lucky winners, YES!! 10 for some really cute buttons, I love buttons, not sure when this ends though.



The company was started in 1984 by one woman. She now employs around 45 people. Please support this as it helps their local community, and you will get something lovely in return.



AND there is another.....


Samelia's Mum is also having a giveaway, there will be 2 winners from this one, FQs, buttons, key ring...... love those buttons how cute are they.  Can you believe her hubby made that keyring!!





Are you still here!?!?!  What are you waiting for, go and enter, but don't forget to come back and read the rest of my post.....I so hope I win one of these.

Talking of winning.....I won a lovely book from Staci at The Confused Quilter here is the one I won



Its a fabulous book, I have aleady picked out the first one I want to make and the fabric, don't know when I will start it as I have so many things going around in my head that I want to do.  Thank you Staci I love this book.
Haven't really done much sewing, I seem to be jumping from one project to another without finishing anything.  I did manage to get something finished yesterday, a needle case, I have never had a needle case (this is where you all say "ah haven't you Linda") nope never had one, but I have one now and I LOVE IT!!






I found  the tutorial here Sewshesews



Now I just have to make myself a pin cushion, yes I can hear you out there  "WHAT!! you don't have a pin cushion!"  Well, no I don't.....but I will have soon when I get around to making one, there is just so many other things I want to do.


Spring arrived at the beginning of the week, the blossom is out on the trees, it was lovely and warm, we sat outside for lunch.  Yesterday winter came back again, it was soooo cold and windy, get the jumpers out and put the fire back on, not sure what today will bring, the sun is trying to get out but it is having a fight with the clouds and at the moment.....the clouds are winning.

Well......I haven't posted for a while and today you can't shut me up!! 

Have a great day.

Hugs Linda

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Books

Good Morning everyone.  Hope it's  a nice bright sunny warm day where you are.  It isn't here, cloudy and breezy today.

I thought I would let you know about an online book shop I sometimes use, The Book Depository go check it out, and the best thing about this site is..... FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY - oh I so love that word, don't you....Free!!  

Hugs Linda

Friday, 11 March 2011

Don't Forget

Kaelin at The Plaid Scottie has her second giveaway of the month.

Good luck everyone.

Hugs Linda

Japan Earthquake

I have got up this morning to the awful news of the Japan earthquake, it is like watching something from a disaster movie, but it isn't, it's real.

The earthquake has triggered a Tsunami that is heading for the whole of the Pacific basin, please my friends be aware of this and be safe.

Hugs Linda x

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Heart to Heart Finished

Some of you will know my neighbour Mimi has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  I have at last finished the Heart to Heart quilt for her.






Have just taken it round to her, and of course she cried, and so did I, she called her husband to have a look at it, she was so excited that I had done this for her, it was worth all the hard work, ripping out and frustration just to see her smile.

And, yes, these pictures were taken in my bathroom!! Its the whitest place in the house!!

Hugs Linda xx

Wow 40 Followers!!

I have just noticed I have 40 followers, WOW, thank you guys, I am so pleased someone wants to read my ramblings...  I know 40 isn't a lot by some standards but I am really pleased and really appreciate you all stopping by, I love to get your comments and always reply to you (so if I don't give me a nudge because it means something is wrong and I am not getting them through blogger).

Okay what I really came to post about is a giveaway at Alderwood Quilts Sue is giving away this:




This is a 16-page pattern booklet with instructions for 5 beginner-level quilts along with quilting basics. Great book for the new quilter or for an experienced quilter who is looking for a quick project that looks great.

The winner will be picked on 1st April

Good luck everyone

Hugs Linda xx

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Giveaway

Kaelin at The Plaid Scottie has a fabulous giveaway this month. She is giving something away EVERY Friday in March...... So if you want to be in with a chance hurry over and get entering. This week's giveaway is a FQ bundle of the Beach Mod Circa 60 line by Monaluna, a total of 9 FQs.


and
 
A copy of Denyse Schmidt Quilts
 
 


 
 Have just had confirmation from Kaelin that this is open to International entries.

Good luck everyone!

Hugs Linda

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

March Already!

Well, don't know about you guys but it doesn't seem five minutes since Christmas, or is it just me getting old?  No, please don't answer that.

I have been lucky and won another giveaway, I won a $50 gift certificate in Patsy Thomson's Anniversay giveaway.  Here is what I ordered



Tidings by Nancy Halvorsen and its yummy!!  Thank you Patsy for such a generous giveaway, I absolutely love it.

I also received some books yesterday that I ordered from Play.com you can get some really good deals through the Playtraders that sell through Play.com.  These books cost me between 4 and 5 Euros each including delivery, they may not be the most recent but they still have some lovely patterns and ideas and I am well pleased.



There is also a giveaway over at Vignette in Stitches I won one of the magazines in the last giveaway and I am certainly entering this one, it's for 15 FQ of  Where the Wind Blows by Melly Hurlston.


Would so like to add this to my stash.

It's turned really cold here again, it's like winter has returned, we are off this afternoon to a local woodyard to collect another metre of wood, hope this is the last we are going to have to buy ...... I really want to see that sunshine soon.

Thought I would give you a quick update on Sam.  He is doing really well, the hair has now completely grown again on his back and derriere, he is showing no side effects from his two operations...oh except for a good one.....he now doesn't find Lady "attractive" any more  - if you get my drift!!!!

Enjoy your day wherever you are and whatever you may be doing.

Hugs Linda xx
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