One of the great things about blog reading are the great giveaways available. Who can't resist the opportunity of winning some sewing related goodies? Not me that's for sure.
So in the nearly three months that I've been reading blogs (and trying to write one) I've actually scored three wins! The first was on the first British blog that I found - the oh so famous ginger monkey if I remember correctly I actually found her through the MicroMod Sew Along and low and behold, I didn't just go ahead and win! She was giving away a FQ bundle of MicroMod and I just love this line of fabrics. As I was going away in May I asked her to hold off sending the winnings to be and then things got delayed etc and when I received the fabric I clean forgot to take a picture and share it with you.
|Isn't it beautiful?|
What I'd completely forgotten about was the pattern that was included in the giveaway.
My next win goes to show linking up to linky parties really does pay off (and replying to the comments that you might get as a result). I linked up to Sunday Stash over with Fiona at Finding Fifth, someone left a comment asking about my Liberty find and a new friendship was born. Mara over at Sectretly Stiching noticed that I'd used some Cocoon in Cadi's Quilt and mentioned that she had some up for grabs on her blog. Well, I didn't only go and nab this one as well!
|Look, if I waited until I'd ironed things before I took pictures this blog would be a pretty barren place, okay?|
My next winnings were....No Mara I haven't forgotten anything. That was all that was in the package. Nope I didn't see any chocolate. Honest. Are you accusing me of gobbling all the chocolate before even taking a picture? Me? NEVER! (OK, so there were two bars of Greek chocolate in the package too, but I was hungry and it was just sitting there in the kitchen looking all tasty, I couldn't resist. I did keep the wrappers to snap but my helpful sister in law tidied the kitchen whilst I wasn't looking and they disappeared. They were lovely and I really enjoyed the one with almonds!)
And then yesterday I got some more happy mail! Carla of small + Friendly fame emailed me to let me know that I'd won their Shorts on the line giveaway! I then got an email from Dana at MADE with the KID shorts pattern attached. I've been meaning to make some shorts for Anwen for a few weeks now and the Shorts on the Line blog hop has given me so many ideas. I had the material all ready but just needed a pattern so it didn't take me long to print it out.
|So many possibilities!|
So that's it! My winnings. If it carries on like this I'll only need to buy batting for my quilts ;o)
|I took a few pics and they were all blurry - this was the best of the lot?|