Saturday, June 25, 2011

Giveaway!

It's been a year since I started blogging again.  Really appreciate the time you take to read and comment on my blog.  Through my blog I've met some new friends and kept some old ones.  I thought I'd do a small giveaway to mark the occasion.  Just comment on this post and I'll put it through the Random Number Generator on the morning of 30th June 2011 (GMT +8).  It's open to one and all.


The drawstring bag measures 8" x 12", fully lined with muslin and a pin pillow with a cross stitch design (freebie) by Primitive Bettys.



The blue and white quilt top is completed.  Design by Ann Hermes.  Instructions from APQ online.  The borders were really intense, it's not perfect but it'll do. Fabric is Kona Solid Navy with white muslin.  Measures 17" square.



 Jess' birthday gift to me is now all pieced.  I used Jan Patek's Lilac Hill mini charms for the border.  Looks a little busy to me.  Perhaps if I use a plain beige binding, it'll help calm the quilt down.  Destined for a wall hanging.  It measures 12 1/2" x 14 1/2".  Love the cross-stitching portion and it's sentiment!  Design by The Sampler Girl with a verse from Northanger Abbey.  Jane Austen forever!

40 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary!!! Your blog is so full of inspiration that I'm glad you came back to it :) I hope I'm lucky enough to win some of your lovelies (that bag would be perfect for carrying a sock project in!) Thank you :)

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  2. Congratulations on one year. My time flies by!
    The blue and white quilt top looks great. There is something about 2 colour quilts that really catches the eye. Lovely treatment for a special stitchery.
    May I try my luck in the give away?

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  3. Anonymous4:13 pm

    Yay, I am so close to claiming a FO! I don't know about beige to calm it down - I'd bind it with the same shade of brown to tie it together. Nice blue and white.
    JessW.

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  4. happy blog anny!
    I love that simplify pin pillow, would remind me everyday to keep simplifying my life!
    what a beautiful bag, what a wonderful giveaway.

    love that blue and white quilt top, I love 2 color quilts.
    very nice gift , wow! I love that you have turned this into a wallhanging, so pretty
    Kathie

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  5. Barbara, congrats on your 1st blogiversary..how exciting!!
    Your blue & white quilt is gorgeous..and that sweet little stichery quilt is absolutely adorable!!
    btw i love your giveaway too!!

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  6. I just love that Spool bag!! it is adorable...and that sweet pincushion. Congratulations on one year...just remember, those years do add up, before you know it it will be 2! That blue and white top is really sharp, I think that it will be really neat when it's sandwiched and quilted...Anyway, glad you're back and happy Anniversary!

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  7. Congratulations to you!! Love your Friendship quote cross stitch!
    Best wishes to all in the giveaway
    butterflyjones03 AT Yahoo.com

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  8. How cute, I love the spool bag and pin cushion and I am grateful for the opportunity to enter your give away. Your blog has inspired me in many ways. Congratulations on your 1st anniversary

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  9. Phyllis7:22 pm

    Happy anniversary for your Blog. I love reading all of it. You have some wonderful pieces. Love the stitchery. I love the fact that you are making a wall hanging instead of just a picture. Great work.
    Phyllis in Oklahoma, USA.
    ps. lovely little US flag mug rug. Gives me an idea.

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  10. Happy blogiversary to you! I love that navy and white quilt! Super work.

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  11. Congratulations! I love your blog and I especially love the little quilt with the stitchery in the center. That sort of needlework is something I never learned to do but I absolutely love it. Hope I am the lucky winner. Barb in Maine

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  12. I'm glad that you did not totally quit blogging. Congratulations on this landmark.

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  13. Anonymous8:42 pm

    Congratulations Barbra, Time sure does fly by. I'm so happy that you started blogging again, I don't know where you find the time to make all the beautiful things you share with us. You relly inspire me to keep busy with my needles!!!
    Karen in IL.

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  14. Congratulations on your Blogiversary.

    I just discovered that we are both members of the Small Quilt Yahoo Group.

    You have introduced me to some wonderful people on line and for that I thank you.

    I just placed an order with Sampler Girl for the same cross stitch that is in this post. Just what I need to do for a friend.

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  15. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!!! I love the little bag. For some reason tiny projects just speak to me!! Your stitchery is lovely. Love the borders.
    I have quilted for many years but have yet to do a two color quilt. Your's is lovely. If I ever do one it would be blue and white or blue and buttercream yellow. Again thanks soooo much for your blogging. Gives us all so much to aspire to.

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  16. I'd love to enter your giveaway! Happy one year blogiversary:)
    Your blue & white quilt is fantastic as is your stitchery quilt!! So much prettiness today!!

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  17. The drawstring bag is adorable. I am making 3 inch spool blocks by hand. I perfect way to carry them for working one. What fun.

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  18. CELEBRATE!!! I have really enjoyed following your blog all these months. What a nice way to share in your celebration - with an adorable give away! I hope I win! The blue and white project turned out great! I love it! And the stitchery wall hanging is fabulous!!! The border just adds so much! Thanks for sharing. HUGS... and stitches

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  19. Happy Blogiversary! You always have some lovely projects!

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  20. Happy Anniversary! Blogging is a great way to meet new friends, and you have a wonderful blog!

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  21. Happy Blobiversary toyou!! Love your little quilts with stitchery. You give us great ideas and I just love the pin cushion in your give a way. Simplify is the best advise for life!

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  22. Happy first year - or is it welcome back to blogging. I just love the birthday present - the design is beautifull.

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  23. Happy blog anniversary! The spool bag is so cute!
    Thank you! :)!

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  24. Congratulations on your first anniversary Barbara!!! I just love the little cross-stitch wallhanging, love the colours too, just gorgeous and scrappy!!!!
    I have to agree with JessW that the brown you already used would frame it nicely as a binding! Just a thought!!!
    A lot of work in the Blue/White, but worth it, its looking wonderful!!! I'll through my hat into the ring as well Barbara, in for a penny in for a pound as they say!!!!!

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  25. Lorene6:11 am

    It is so wonderful to have a year behind you now...you do such beautiful work...I love the present...the giveaway's are very nice...love the spool one...hope you have many more years of blogging...

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  26. Congratulations on your anniversary. I really find alot of inspiration on your blog.

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  27. Anonymous10:18 am

    Great to see you on again. I have just started to learn cross stitch and love it . bevg.

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  28. Congrats to you. I just found your blog and love what you are doing. The drawstring bag is cute and love the pincushion. You are making a quilt on my list, it's fantastic.

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  29. Way to go on your blog. Count me in on the give away. Great blog.

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  30. Glad to have found your blog recently. I am new to the blog world too, just started mine in March. Thanks for sharing your life with me.

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  31. Nice bag u made ;). Happy blogaversary! Thx for directing me to ur blog

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  32. I love the way you have mixed patchwork and embroidery. Looks great.
    What a lovely give away. I think, bloggers can always find a nice reason for a give away ;-).

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  33. Happy first year anniversary! It is my hope you'll continue your blog. Your creativity is inspiring. I also cross stitch and do small quilts. Thank you for your give-away.
    Barbara in Wisconsin

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  34. Anonymous10:13 pm

    BJ,

    Your projects are such beauties. Happy Blog anniversary.

    Hugs,
    Usha

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  35. MaryAnn11:08 pm

    You workmanship is beautiful! Keep up the lovely work. Really enjoy reading your blog.
    MaryAnn

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  36. Happy Blogiversary! I commend you for your effort!! I know it takes a lot of time to keep it going, but it is very appreciated by all of your readers, I promise! Thanks for the inspiration & I love your give-a-way. Delightful.

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  37. Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog after Felix's birth.

    I just love the beautiful fabric stash you picked up. I love how you have made up that Sampler Girl piece, the fabric coulours suit it perfectly.

    Congratulations on your blogaversary!

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  38. Anonymous10:43 pm

    My aunts birthday is coming up and I was stuck on what I should buy for her. Through fate, I so happenly visited your blog and noticed the pouch giveaway and it so happens my aunt loves pouches =D. Keep up the good work and hope to see more spectacular creation on your blog. =)

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  39. Visiting your blog for the first time and love the blue and white quilt. Happy Anniversary.

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  40. I think the JA piece is very striking.

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