Tuesday, 9 September 2008

50th post, blog award, shopping and 2 giveaways

Julie has bestowed an award upon me, the Tim Tam balls did their magic and made her believe I'm a great quilter when actually I haven't made many quilts at all, lots of dolls and bags yes but I haven't made many quilts. The ones I have made have been cot size or knee rug size, I'm only just starting on the bigger stuff now. Actually An Angel Story will be the first big one I've done. My ambition is to do The Dear Jane one day. Oh and back to the award I'm supposed to pick some other bloggers but I can't choose I have so many favourites. So to all those blogs I've read and left comments on this award is for you too, keep doing what you're doing cause I love it!! I'm progressing on those angel blocks, finished another 4, only have 6 to go. Stina not sure if I'll be able to make the September deadline but I'm aiming for fully quilted by January.


We drove to Launceston on the weekend to visit some friends, I got a chance to pop upto Exeter to check out Calico Crossroads, run by Pauline and her DH. I couldn't help myself and bought some lush fabrics, Pauline's DH was ever so helpful in Pauline's absence.
I suppose you're wondering when I'm going to get to the giveaways, well firstly bloghop you're way over to Kerry Gillespie of "My Favourite Things", she wants to know if you've ever found any friends or relatives over the internet.
Secondly because this is my 50th post, I'm going to giveaway some Xmassy bits and pieces, so leave a comment on this post only, I'll be drawing it on Friday at 7:30pm Aussie time......Good Luck to all!!!!

20 comments:

Ann J said...

Congrats on the 50 posts!! I had to double check to see where you actually were talking about Exeter & Launceston (!!) sounded like being 'back home' !!! Good Luck with the Dear Jane when you get to it - I'm in the middle of the Civil War Diaries quilt at that's bad enough !!!.......Luv AJ

Roseanne said...

congrats on your 50 post . Yes pauline is so friendly I love her shop .

May Britt said...

I am sure you going to finish the whole quilt before the end of the year.

And happy blogiversary. That is beautiful fabrics you are going to give away.

Kerri said...

Jo, the way you are going I will have to send my angel story quilt to you. You are going great guns. Keep up the good work.

Kez

julia said...

Hi Jo,
congratulations on your 50th post. I think you totally deserved that award you got - I love reading every new post ;o).
Good luck on your Angels Story quilt...I know, it's sometimes hard to stick on one project, but it is definitely worth it. You're doing a wonderful job on this one...can't wait to see the pics of the completed quilt in January ;o).
Cheers, Julia

Stina said...

Congratulations....!!!! 50 lovely post from you and I love to see 50 more!!!
And for the Angels...NO worries...the main date is 1st of January... :o)

Just Susan said...

Congratulations on 50 posts. Your angel blocks are wonderful. I, too, can't wait to see the finished quilt.~Susan

Cass H said...

congrats on the 50 posts!

quilterpolly said...

Your angel blocks are looking great...keep up the great job, I know you can do it...Congtulations on your 50th post:) pick me so I can win...
Thanks for your help in getting me all connected with the Secret Angel swap...your the best and didn't give up till we got it:)
Thank you:)

Amanda said...

I love your angel blocks, and all the others I've seen around. Congrats on 50 posts - all good fun and interesting stuff too.

wonderwoman said...

many congrats on your 50th post! your blocks are just gorgeous and the fabrics you chose are lovely. no matter how many fabrics you have, there's always room for a few more!

xx

trashalou said...

50 posts!! Wow! That has gone very quickly. I remember when you were just a wee young thing starting out, aaaaah bless! ;-)

Karol-Ann said...

Well done on the blocks and the award and the 50 posts. Hard to go into a quilt shop and come out empty-handed eh? :-)

Christine said...

Congratulations on your award and for reaching 50 posts. Still loving your angel blocks and the new fabrics look very sweet.

Anne's Quilteri said...

Congrats on the 50 posts!! I know that you will finish the quilt in no time.

Kate said...

Congratulations on your 50th post, and your award. Its amazing how well chocolate works as a bribe, but I'm sure your award was well deserved!

Deb said...

Hi Jo,
Congrats on 50 posts. Your angel blocks are absolutely gorgeous. The more I see of them completed throughout blogland, the more I get enthused to get the pattern out and get onto it.

Julie said...

Well, you do deserve an award! Those Tim Tam balls were great and anyone who would send me those is getting an award. LOL. Congratulations on the 50th post.
Julie

Aldana said...

Congratulations!!!
Sorry but my english is so so. My name is Aldana, i am argentina, but now I stay in Spanih.

Is very beautifull your blog!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 50th post and, most of all, congratulations on your blog. I've been reading it since i started surfing the internet through craft blogs, and rediscovered my interest on handmade stuff, specially knitting, crocheting and sewing. My "things to do" list is groing, and I'm even planning on trying to quilt!...
Thanks for the inspiration
Paula F.(from Portugal)