10 Years

Ten years ago today I had my last radiotherapy session. After six months of operations, chemo and radiotherapy I didn’t want to see a doctor or hospital ever again. It doesn’t quite work like that, of course, but so far my check ups have been fine.

I was going to celebrate today with a big giveaway. However, a nasty cold has me chained to the sofa with a little EPP and a lot of tv. Isn’t that ironic? As soon as I feel better I’ll be back with some lovely prizes.

See you soon!Bunny!

New Addition

There’s a new addition to our family:

Hello Gorgeous!

That’s right, the cutest little sewing machine. A few weeks ago Emily from Strawberry Patch posted a picture on Instagram of her Singer Featherweight 324 which she wanted to sell. I’d been wondering if I should get a small, light sewing machine to take to the Fat Quarterly Sewing Retreat this year. I took my Bernina last year but didn’t fancy taking her again; she’s pure metal and very, very heavy. I love vintage sewing machines so I didn’t think about it long and told Emily that I was interested.

Singer Featherweight 324

To cut a long story short, the machine arrived today in her cute as a button wicker basket.   The machine wasn’t the only thing that arrived though. When I opened the basket I found a beautiful hexagon pincushion and the cutest bracelet as well! I always say that quilters are the most generous people around and I think I’ve been proven right again.


Green is my favourite colour and those green hexagons sing to me.


If I feel chatty I can always use the other side with a lovely text print and pink centre. The card is going to be hung above my sewing machine and the bracelet will, I’m sure, be shared with Little Miss Bossy-Boots (although on the inside I’m going to go “My preciousss!).

By the way, if you haven’t discovered Emily’s blog, Strawberry Patch, yet, go and have a little peek. Emily has such fabulous taste in fabrics and her Marcelle Medallion quilt is stunningly beautiful. You won’t regret it.

Now, I thought I might turn this post into a little impromptu giveaway. I would like to give this cute machine a name, but can’t think of anything suitable. If you would like to win a little something made by me especially for you, please leave a comment on this post with a suggestion for a name. I will pick a winner on Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 8pm my time. This giveaway is open internationally.


And the Winner is…..

I realise I’m a day late with my announcement but I’ve come back from Switzerland with a bad cold so most of yesterday was spent in bed.

I decided to draw the winner the old-fashioned way and wrote people’s names on little pieces of paper.


Drumroll please….

That’s right, the winner of Joel Dewberry’s lovely book is Kris. I’ll send it to you as soon as possible. Please, let me know if you make anything from it.


Giveaway time!

Hello! Nice to see you here. I’ve decided that it’s time for another giveaway and the prize this time is a lovely book:

Sorry about the bad photo but I’m trying to pack, tidy and, most importantly, to find my camera charger with the spare battery. This is all very last minute before I’m off for a week in Switzerland.

Poor Master has to stay here and bring home the bacon.

Anyway, if you would like Joel Dewberry’s Sewn Spaces just leave a comment on this post. I’m happy to send internationally so, please, go on and leave a comment. I will draw a winner on the 8th of July 2012.

Good luck!

PS I will try to post some pictures from the book tomorrow but I can tell you that there some great projects in there.