Monday, 15 February 2010

OWOH Giveaway Result and Challenge Check #6

One World One Heart Giveaway Result:
Voila! Le chapeau avec les people who entered giveaway de moi!
Music...Jaws? da da da da da da da da....
Et le Winner Fabulouso is....
Amanda31Gifts!! Hooray! Hooray!
But because so many folks entered I thought I'd draw three more names and send you each un petit cadeau surprise! So....cue more tense music....I am sending a surprise each to-
jonaks, Andrea and Becca-Bluebird Rose!
Congratulations! And I'll email and post to you later today!
To be honest, I didn't really 'get' the whole giveaway thing at first, but now I see it's such fun that I think I'll do another one soon for my regulars...does that make me sound like a Bar?? Oops!
Another thing- I aim to visit all of you who entered in the weeks to come, and I'm sorry for not visiting you during the Magic Carpet Ride.

Challenge Check #6
For this week's Dottie Angel Challenge I dug out a hoarder box of scraps to start a quilt. I thought there would be lots of floral so I was going to do a Log Cabin sunshine and shadows layout,
but when I opened the box it was almost all plain pinks, I chose a magazine pattern to try out
I've never worked with so much pink in my life but am finding it quite challenging, and enjoyable, to get the effect I want with a limited palette.
All my quilts are scrap quilts, as I think I've said before, as fabric in East Africa and also here is very dear. But that suits my 'something for nothing' philosophy and also my 'sustainability' beliefs. God gave us the earth to care for, not squander its resources, and I am very very happy to use other's leftovers, I'm not an artist or needing this and that special item for my perfect masterpiece. If I was a settler I'd be the one rooting through your waste sweepings picking out bits of fabric to reuse.
Remember the lovely fabric which Ulla sent me? It'll be worn out from stroking soon as I can't bear to cut it up!!!
And the CED Challenge?
Well I was going to write something different, and then on Saturday I opened a wrongly labelled box (it said 'Purple and Mauve Floral') and found some hoarded baby clothes!
Dilly's first boots and slippers, both of which were sent to her in East Africa from here by my Mom...they're so small! The collar I cross-stitched for Sos when she was a baby to go with a very plain pink dress I made her. It may sound silly but I so wanted my babies to look pretty when we went to Church but we were dependant upon the Missionaries for anything which wasn't a bare necessity. Someone gave me a piece of pink corduroy and a scrap of Aida cloth and Sos got a Sunday outfit!
And this is a later Sunday dress I made for Sos from some Viyella fabric Mom had hoarded which my Godmother had sent her when I was born to make a dress for me! Mom made one dress, and then I made the second!
At the time I was into smocking, as you can see, but my girls have long since refused to wear smocked dresses, which isn't surprising, but I so love doing smocking!
Anyhow, I'm not sure if these are relevant to CED but I thought they would interest you!
And now I'm off for another cup of tea, then to email all the winners, and then to carry on sewing together chopped up bits of cloth!!!


Andrea said...

Thank you so much. Here is my email. Email me and I will give you my snail mail address. I don't want to post it publicly.

Blessings and hugs,

Amanda said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for all that pink fabric. And what a pretty little smocked dress. Many moons ago, when my boys were little, I was a stay-at-home mum and very hard up, I actually made some money by making smocked dresses for a rather posh Knightsbridge store. I loved smocking then, but don't think I'd have a clue how to go about it now.

Heart2Heart said...

First of all, congratulations to all the wonderful winners of this beautiful giveaway. I am sure that they will love what you are sending them.

I love all those beautiful shades of pinks and can't wait to see your end product. I know it will be fabulous and full of love.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Beverley Baird said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment. You will be placed in my draw for "Spreading the Love"

sandycoleman said...


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today with your wonderful comments and well wishes. I really appreciate it. Take care.

soggibottom said...

I enjoyed our giveaway before Christmas....and I love pink. The smocking dress is cute. aw.. x x x
I don't do smocking but my mum used to. I had lots of smocked frocks. x x x

jonaks said...

wow, I won!!! can't wait to open the surprise gift. sent my email already!!!

Robin said...

What a pretty collar and dress, you're so clever with a needle. I can barely sew a button on!

ladydi said...

Blogland introduces me to so many things I want to try. I've never attempted smocking, but have always thought smocked dresses the most adorable style on little girls. I'm glad you saved it - someday maybe you'll have a granddaughter who can wear it.

Your pinks are beautiful - can't wait to see what you do with them.

Constructive Attitude said...

I cant see some of the pictures!


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