Friday, 6 January 2012

Lady Luck

I struck lucky in December, I won a couple of giveaways.  Firstly, I won Mia's seasonal giveaway with the first entry that wasn't really an entry!  Mia was giving away a custom pair of hand felted and decorated mittens.   Wool next to the skin makes me itch  so I couldn't have mittens, I always admire Mia's creations especially her wall hangings so she offered to make me one of these instead.
I have known Mia a while now, she is the most lovely and generous person with a wonderful creative talent. Her felted creations have such happiness and humour.  One of the reasons I wanted a wall hanging was so we could all see it, and now we do; every time we go up the stairs, the silly fox and the little birdies look down on us.  I love the lily of the valley in the right corner.  
The fox reminds me of Lottie, our very silly dog with her eternal optimism
I love the different colours intermingled in the branches and the lining matches perfectly.  Mia has an Etsy shop and will do custom orders too, I had the most wonderful bag last Christmas!

And then in the Sew Mama Sew December giveaways, I won a Denyse Schmidt Daisy Mae charm pack and scraps from Chase.  I knew Chase's Etsy shop because she sells Yuwa prints including Suzuko Koseki  and other delights.  I didn't know she had a blog, I only found that in the Giveaway and followed her straightaway.  She takes beautiful photographs of fabric, quilting and the things that surround her and her writing is from the heart.  She included a drawstring bag and with the scraps you can see the sort of fabrics she sells.   I didn't have any of the fabrics she included so I was mightily pleased with everything!  I have already cut the charm squares,  it is the first time I have seen all these prints and boy are they good.   I am compelled to make a mini quilt inspired by this.  There are other things to be sewn but hopefully I can fit them all in this weekend.
Thankyou Mia and Chase, lovely gifts from lovely people xx
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17 comments:

  1. Great wins! The wallhanging is so cute, love that cheeky fox! The fabric is yummy and I love the quilt inspiration :)

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  2. Congratulations Kerry, you have won so beautiful things! I love Mia's adorable creations! Have a wonderful weekend1 x Teje

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  3. what lovely wins! Congratulations and enjoy your spoils :)

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  4. I love the wall hanging Mia made for you!! I was the other lucky winner and I now have a pair of fabulous red mittens!

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  5. Oh, lucky you indeed!Those are lovely wins Kerry!

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  6. I'm so happy you liked the wall hanging, Kerry!

    And that fabric-bunch - I love it, and can't wait to see what you create from them!

    Happiest weekend!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  7. Love the wall hanging, so cool!

    Looking forward to seeing that fabric pile converted into that fab quilt :o)

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  8. Love a trip round the world, how small will your squares be?
    Love the expression on the wee fox's face.

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  9. That is one cute, adorable fox!

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  10. I'm always happy when I hear that someone in the UK has won some of the DS from Joanne's/Spotlight fabrics, it's just such good karma I think!

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  11. Love love love the foxy wall hanging!! And the fabric you won is lovely!

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  12. You lucky duck! Gorgeous wins - that wall hanging is amazing, isn't it?

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  13. Wonderful winnings, and that DS quilt looks awesome too x

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  14. That's fun! I had the luck in October (and won Winter Woollies). Glad to see it moved on to you! :-)

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  15. Glad the parcel arrived safely! I love the other winning you have.. the woolies is so cozy!

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  16. that wall hanging is so adorable! and what awesome winnings kerry! i am really excited to see your swoon quilt also (i saw you joined the swoon-along) i love the idea of quilting as you go.

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