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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Biggest Win - EVER!!

  First let me say, this post has been in the making. I had to wait until I received all of the prizes to share.

  I entered a contest on Violette Field Threads' Blog at the end of January. On February 4th, I received the announcement that I had won one of the Sewists Grand Prizes worth over $400 to various places

  Oh be still my heart! Do you know what those words mean to a retired person who loves to sew for her granddaughter??

  The Violette Field Threads Blog gave me her whole collection! Wow! I am still amazed at just that one prize! Go check out her patterns if you never have! They are all so cute and so unique!

  Now I will show you the other stuff I won:
$100 to!!  It took me a while to decide on just what to order. I would put things in my cart, and change my mind over and over! I had $100 to spend, and I used $99.75! Can't get much closer than that!

Lots of fabric, and a few other things I needed to sew with! Oh gosh, my tongue was hanging out of my mouth opening this box!

  Another great prize came from Little Lizard King, and I was able to choose 2 patterns of my choice. Please go and visit her page to see all of her neat stuff! 

 Next is what I ordered from Girl Charlee Fabrics with my $25 gift certificate. I was so glad to be introduced to this shop. Knits and more knits at very reasonable prices! 
 I saw the multi-color leopard print, and I knew my Shelby would love it! Plus the ruffled knit, and a solid black knit for fall!
   I also won $25 to Pink Chalk Fabrics. I love to look at all of their pretty selections, and it took me a while to decide what to order here also. This beautiful gray fabric is Moda Big Dots Steel and Moda Bella Solids Steel. I just love how the fabric feels.
 I won another $25 gift certificate to Skye Reve Fabrics. I've admired their store for a long time, and I've also ordered from them before. They have great fabric and great service. I chose this wonderful navy/blue chevron with the dots to match. I think this will be a cute fall outfit for my Shelby!
 Last, but not least, is what I got from Shabby Fabrics with another $25 gift certificate! Oh yes, I was one happy girl, uh, woman! This is part of the Hello Sunshine collection from Riley Blake. I just love it!
  I feel so blessed! I don't enter every giveaway that I see. I only enter those that I know I would be able to use the prizes, and if you know me at all, you know I will use every single prize I have posted here

  Thank YOU to all of the sponsors! Without such generous sponsors, we wouldn't be able to enter any of these great giveaways.

  I want to also state that I was able to get these great selections because I paid some of the shipping on a few of these - but, believe me! It was worth it! There will be more post coming as I'm able to sew with these wonderful fabrics! 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Summer Projects....

  I've been really busy trying to get ahead, but you all know that doesn't happen.
 My bad shoulder gave me fits last week, and I had to take some time off from my sewing. I'm just doing a few things as I feel like it, but I wanted to post some of my projects. I won't go into long explanations. The first set is for Shelby's birthday. She will be 6 this Thursday! 
All I did on the pink set is the monogram. The outfit was bought at Chez Ami.
  I made the daisy print shorts to go with this bright orange shirt.  Flower design is from Planet Applique.
 I had to do a couple of shirts for my little guys. 

 I do have some other things I've not posted, but I will do another post for those. I love sewing for Shelby and making things for the little grands. 
 Come back to visit!