Friday, May 1, 2009

50th Post Give Away and Catch-Up


Well here it is my long awaited 50th post...... I have been so busy this week and haven't had a chance until now to blog. Here is a parcel that landed in my post box this week. It is from the lovely Jenny. I just love it. Jenny is a beautiful stitcher.


Jenny sent to me in Maree's Redowrk Cushion Swap. Isn't the cushion gorgeous? The candle is too - it smells beautiful.


Here is the Redwork Cushion which I sent off to my partner. My partner, Pat, does not have a blog but she has sent me a lovely e-mail telling me that she had received the cushion and goodies so I am glad that they have arrived safely.


This is Amy (10Yo DD) the major reason for my busy week........ Amy has broken her ankle (Long Story) and is now in a back slab cast until the swelling goes down. We will get the verdict from the Orthapedic Surgeon on Thursday as to what happens next which is likely to be a full cast for 6 weeks.


And here is the Spring Swap gift which I sent to my partner, Kris in Linda's Spring Swap.



I made her a table runner and journal cover and sent a few other goodies.


The shop development is going okay - Slowly but surely. It is totally lined now and the new wall is up along with the front glass doors. My next major task is to paint and clean. But I am off to the Quilted Crow's Autumn Gathering tomorrow so those tasks will have to wait until Sunday to be started. My new "web shop" is currently being constructed and hopefully will be up and running within the next few weeks.

And now to my 50th post give away. It has come around so fast. Here are 5 Blender fat quarters which will be stocked in my shop (when it finally opens) and also 6 packs of Madeira Metallic Embroidery Thread (Which I also have in stock) in some yummy colours.

Now for the *rules* :-

You must leave a comment by 9pm Friday 8th May AEST

All comments will receive 1 entry.

If you are a follower you will receive 1 additional entry

If you blog about my give away you will receive another additional entry.

Overseas bloggers are welcome to enter - Good Luck to you all and thanks for making my first 50 posts fun and entertaining.

I am off now to get ready for tomorrow's gathering - I must remember to pack my camera. For those of you that are going I am looking forward to meeting you.



HUGS,

Fiona

79 comments:

Kerri said...

Congrats on the lovely gift. It looks beautiful. Oh your poor daughter. Its not nice to be laid up. Looks like she has a lovely quilt to rest her foot on. You have been so busy with all these swaps. Where do you find the time???? And now opening a shop. you are amazing.
L would love to go into your draw and I will spread the word. Your first fifty post have been so inspiring. Congratulations.

Peggy said...

Congratulations on your 50th blog post, I too an amazed at the amount of work you get through!Sorry your daughter is laid up but hopefully she will be up and around soon. I look forward to seeing the shop up and running and good luck with all the preparations that have to be done before the grand opening.

Shiree said...

Hi Fiona,
Congratulations on your 50th blog.. well done!!The redwork cushions look absolutely wonderful, such a lot happening for you right now huh, take a big breath and I am sure that you will sail on thru. Just think how much stitching your daughter could be doing....maybe.
Have fun at your quilting retreat,
Shiree

Jantine said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! I have been following your blog in my favorites for a few weeks I think and entered your followers just this morning I think. Every time I com across this followers sign of a blog I like, I enter it. I prefer it to bloglines etc....
I am looking forward to more pictures of your shop and hope your DD will get better soon.

Isabella said...

Hi Fiona,
I'm so glad your shop is comming along nicely cant wait to see the end result, see you in the morning babe.

Mistea said...

Thanks for sharing all the goodies you have sent and recieved in the swaps, Beautiful! Enjoy your weekend and hope your daughter recovers quickly - crutches are no fun. Congratulations on 50 posts.

Jules said...

Hi Fiona,
sorry to here about your daughters ankle. May be she could do some stitching? I would like to enter your give away please and I will spread the word for you. I have spoken to Rose about your shop and we are coming to visit as soon as you open..............lol

Jules

Lizzie said...

Well done Fiona on your 50th post, have a great time at the gathering wish I was going to. Count me in for your fabulous fabric and I shall certainly blog about it now,
hugs, Lizzie

Maree said...

Congrats on your 50th Post..woohoo.!! Your Redwork Cushion is Lovely..as they all have been...have a Nice Time at the Gathering...
cheers

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

All the stitchery cushions look lovely. I hope your daughter manages the next couple of weeks well and you too. Have fun at the gathering. Best wishes for the completion of your shoppe.
Happy days.
Bev

Lulu said...

Count me in. I've mentioned it on my blog as well.

Veronica said...

Oh my. You HAVE been busy! Your poor DD. I can empathize with ankle problems. Congrats on your 50th post! I will post on my blog about it.

GeNovena437 said...

The thread is lovely!

Kami said...

I love all the beautiful stichery projects that you have made, and getting ready to open a shop, and raising a family. How do you find the time? Have a great weekend and I hope your daughter stays well rested... it is so hard at 10 to be still.

Kami

It's A Wonderful said...

Lovely. Congratulations on your fiftieth post! I am now a loyal follower...thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Please visit my site for a chance to win a giveaway.

Emma @ the Berry Patch said...

Congrats on your 50th post. I really enjoy reading your blog.

Hope your daughter is ok.

Emma

Narelle said...

Congratulations on 50 posts.
I've been viewing some beautiful redwork cushions in blogland. Looked like a fun swap.
Best Wishes for a speedy recovery for your DD.

Tozz said...

Congrats!! and please enter me in your fabulous giveaway and I have become a follower and also put up a link on my blog to yours telling all about your giveaway :)

clare's craftroom said...

All those beautiful things , swapping is great isn't it . Please add me to your giveaway .

Niki :-) said...

Your blog is so cute! Thanks for letting me enter.

Lady of the Cloth said...

Congratulations on the 50th! Your redwork projects are so beautiful. I just love doing redwork. You gave me the incentive to get mine back out!

Sara said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! That is a great accomplishment! Love all your work and will definately be back!

free indeed said...

Congratulations! Your redwork is lovely; such lovely swaps you put together for your recipients..something everyone would be ecstatic to have.

Jeannette said...

Congratulations on 50 posts, I am a new follower and have posted about you on my blog.Enjoy the gathering.

Millie said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovley gigts you recieved. Congratulations on your 50TH post!

Julia said...

Congratulations on your 50th blog post, I've only just found you through Kerri..
I love redwork and your redwork is beautiful..
I hope your daughter is well on the mend..
Please enter me in your giveaway..
Julia ♥

Shasta said...

Happy 50th post. That looks like a great prize.

Ruth B said...

Just discovered your blog Fiona and it is lovely. I want to get my name in for the giveaway and then get back to reading your blogs.

Renee G said...

Congrats on your 50th post. I would have loved to been at Quilted Crows Autumn gathering. It looks like so much fun and the projects are great.

Please include me in your drawing.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Contented Caroline said...

Hi there, thank you for the opportunity to win your lovely goodies - I am definatelyy going to sign up as a follower your blog is gorgeous. Cograts on your 50th post!

trashalou said...

A 10 y.o. with a broken leg? Sounds like the ideal time to get her stitching, she can't get up and run away easily ;-)

I came via Kerry's Provincial Patch and am loving the sound of your shop. Good luck with it all.

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely giveaway! I enjoyed going through your blog (O: You make very pretty projects. Very inspiring.

DianeH said...

Hi Fiona, Congratulations on your 50th, your blog is lovely. I've been drooling over all the lovely stitchery displayed. Best wishes to your poor DD. Please put my name in your draw. Thank you.
laura84watt@gmail.com

Terry said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thank you! :0)

Sue Cahill said...

Congrats on 50 posts, what a lovely milestone!! Before you know it you will be hitting that 100 post mark!

Your prizes are wonderful.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Sue Cahill said...

I have gladly become a follower.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Hi Fiona!
Count me in for 3 entries...I love Madiera threads and can't buy them where I live, so I'd love to be the winner. I'm a follower and have just blogged about your giveaway. :-)

Doina said...

Congratulations on your fiftieth post! Lovely giveaway!

zigzago said...

Hi Fiona, I'm Renata, one of your overseas followers.Saw about your giveaway on "Jenny of elefantz". Your prizes are beautifull and ... I'd liked there become mine! Count me for 3 entries too because I'm going to link you on my blog!
If you want I've a giveaway too, come and try your fortune. (translator on th top of the blog).

debbie said...

Congrats on your 50th post. I'd love to enter the giveaway. It is so exciting to win something. Hope your daughter is ok.

Laura said...

Congratulations, on your 50th post.
i am brand new in the world of blogs, i think is amazing, such talanted and lovely people to meet.
Please enter my name in your give away this is my first entry ever, wish me lick.
Hugs

Patchworkheike said...

congratulations on your 50th post. and what a beautiful giveaway. Hugs Heike

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations on your 50th post. May I enter the giveaway. I read about it at Jenny's blog, "Elefantz"
Your swap are great. You receive some beautiful things and you sent out the same.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You sure have a lot going on. Congratulations on your 50th post.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh, I am also a follower!

Dolores said...

Ohhhh, supplies for another project. How wonderful. Count me in.

Loralynn said...

Your poor Daughter! My Daugher broke the growth plate in her foot last year. Fortunately, they just wrapped it with a special gauze that stiffened slightly, not a regular cast. It was tough for her as she is a dancer and couldn't dance for 6 weeks! Hope your Daughter mends quickly. I just discovered your blog and can see I will love spending more time here! Congrats on your posting milestone!

Loralynn said...

I am also now a follower!

Judith Tetley said...

Congratulations on your 50th Post....well done! Thankyou for putting up the giveaway prize.
Kind Regards
Judith
www.creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Teaquilts said...

Thanks for hosting the swap. You do an excellent job with your blog.

soggybottomflats said...

Congrats on your blog! My ankle hurts looking at your poor daughter. Thank you for sharing your goodies, beautiful cushion! Put me in the draw please, Jenny from Elefantz sent me. Best regards and best wishes, Elaine

Love 2 Quilt said...

So many nice things, count me in.

Cybele's patch said...

Gorgeous stitcheries you made and received! Big hug for your daughter. Hope her ankle will be OK soon.

Pam said...

Wow! This is a great giveaway! I love your embroidered items.

kiwicarole said...

What a lovely blog you have, and you do the most amazing stitching!
I hope you have many more blog entries to come!!
Carole

Guute said...

I saw about your give away on 'Elefantz'blog. Thanks for the give away!

ale82 said...

ciao fiona son ale82, vorrei partecipare molto volentieri al tuo blog candy, e che belle matassine metalliche, io nn riesco mai a trovarne di quelle... speriamo bene, ti faccio tanti complimenti , ora vado a pubblicizzarti nel mio blog
http://ale82maninecreative.splinder.com/

ciao a presto ale82

darcey said...

Good Morning Fiona and greetings from Canada,
Congratulations on your 50th post and well done on such a beautiful blog. I love it. I'm new to your site, but I can tell I'll be visiting all the time. Have a great day...and by the way, I just finished planting my garden and I have a serious case of garden envy when I look at your beautiful produce..lol...all the best,
Darcey

Fabric Mom said...

It won't be long until you reach 100. I am on my way to 400. You stitching is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. holly@fabricmom.com

Jeanne said...

what an awesome giveaway, thanks for sharing and count me in.

Kelly Jackson said...

Count me in for 3....whooo hooo. I hope I win this one. I was just wanting some new threads because I don't seem to have enough. By the way....how much is enough ???? :)
Kelly Jackson
http://IHaveANotion.blogspot.com

Ariane said...

Congratulations on your 50th post. Wonderful giveaway. Sign me up!!!

liloca, liloquinha said...

Parabéns pelos seus 50 post, espero ter a sorte de ganhar seu Giveway. liége
Brasil

coccinelle said...

nice.. nice.. nice..
coccinellepazze

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your 50th! Post that is :-) Thanks for the giveaway.
Lovely gifts.

Dionne said...

I'm sorry about your DDs ankle. My own DD broke her leg when she was 10 (2 yrs ago) and it seemed to take FOREVER to heal. I hope yours goes much better. I love your table runner.
Cheers,
Dionne
PS - Love your giveaway!

Dayna said...

OUCH! Hope she heals quickly!
I am a follower and would like to ebter your giveaway. Looking forward to the shop opening.

Anya said...

Wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

Marissa said...

Great giveaway!

Elin Synnøve said...

Congratulate with your 50th blog-entry. I blog about your giveaway, se my blog: http://elinskreativeside.blogspot.com/
Best wishes for you from Elin Synnøve in Norway :-)

everythingquilts said...

Congratulations on the 50th!! Thanks for a chance to win these great threads and fabrics.

joanne lendaro said...

Can't believe all of your beautiful work! When do you sleep? Sorry about your DD and her broken foot, bummer. I'm a blogger also:

http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/

Keep up the good work!
joanne

Rhonda P. said...

Great Giveaway. Love seeing all your projects on your blog! Will definitely come back again.

Dzintra Ingrid said...

Hi Fiona...please enter me in your giveaway...I will mention it on my latest post. Congratulations on your 50th post!!! What wonderful goodies there...and the fabric on the cushion from Jenny has the most beautiful colours in it...some of my favourites ♥x

Ancsi said...

please count me in.

Thanks,
Ancsi

Jeanne said...

Please add my name to the drawing!

Roseanne said...

Congratulations on your 50 post. I would love to go into your drawing.

coccinelle said...

thank's soo. coccnelle

coccinelle said...

thank's soo. coccinelle