Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Lucky me!

Look at what was waiting for me when I got back from holiday! A little while back I won Angela at So Scrappy's 500th blog give-away. And what a wonderful selection of goodies I won. There's an oh-so-useful seam ripper; a little roll of strips and some dinky little squares, lovely bright colours that will go together perfectly once I've decided on a pattern. A windmill template (I love that pattern) and some perfectly cut strips to use with it, exactly the right width. A complete kit to make a quilt called Cosmos in Bloom (I should be able to show you that pretty soon as I got started on it straightaway after our friends left on Sunday and have just got started on the quilting). And a terrific book called Mindful Meandering, which has umpteen patterns for continuous line quilting which I know is going to get an enormous amount of use.

Quilting has been a bit of a bugbear for me but the Mindful Meandering book, together with another book that I bought recently showing simple ways to build up single motifs, is going to absolutely transform my quilting I'm absolutely certain. Well, together with lots of practice I suppose. I don't imagine I can just wave the books over my quilts like a magic wand!

So, many, many thanks Angela for a wonderful package.

10 comments:

Amelia said...

Some fun things you won...I bet it was exciting to open the package.

scraphappy said...

So glad the goodies finally arrived. I will love to see the kit come together.

Simone de Klerk said...

Great win, Amanda! Look forward to your finish.

Linda said...

I agree--Lucky You! Enjoy your goodies!

Kay said...

How wonderful, Amanda! I'm so happy for you. Those look like very creative, fun things for you to use.

Daniƫlle said...

Congratulations on your win!! Looking forward to the fruit of your labour hihi! have a nice day, Daniƫlle

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh goodness---how did I miss that you won her giveaway?

{{or did I know this but forgot about it??}}

Anyway---LOVELY goodies! Enjoy!

jaycad said...

Wow wow wow - lucky you! Can't wait to see Cosmos in Bloom.

Tracey said...

wow great gifts,
hope you are well been ages since we chatted,

take care

Candace said...

Congratulations. You'll have lots of fun with your goodies.