The hump in the week (Wednesday) has been and gone and now we are on the down hill slide to the weekend which is wonderful news. Even better news is all of this loveliness has arrived in time for me to play with over the weekend.
Most of you would know by now that I am a huge "roses" fan and when I heard that Cabbages & Roses were bringing out a fabric range with "Moda" I was one very happy gal and have a quilt planned for "Me".
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It must have been the week for spoiling myself as look what else arrived for me this week. My friend Cherie blogged about her new 2012 diary which she purchased from Rebound Books.
They make Diaries and lots of other things from Vintage Books. The diaries are Little Golden Books and each page from the book is incorporated into the diary.
They are printed in Melbourne by a carbon neutral printer and using vegetable based inks on Australian 100% recycled paper. What more could you want?
The hardest part is trying to choose which one to buy - I finally settled on this one.
It is going to bring me a lot of Joy in 2012 and it will be something that I will put away as a keepsake for my children along with my blogging journals for the future generations of my family to read. It has become very important to me to make a permanent record of my life. I want the future generations of my familyto get to know who I really was and am saddened that I have nothing like that from my ancestors.
This weekend we have some serious home decorating to attend to. It is AFL Grand Final day on Saturday and my beloved football team the Geelong Cats are a finalist and I am super excited. My middle daughter Kaitlin is also an avid fan and together we will decorate our home on Saturday morning before we sit down to watch the big game. I don't talk about football a lot but I am a HUGE fan and watch it every weekend with my stitching on my lap. Go The Cats !!!!!!
And on Sunday I will be playing in the veggie patch and planting these baby seedlings - So my weekend is sort of mapped out - Footy, Sewing and Gardening = Bliss.
Before I go I had best announce the winner of my Go Baby ! from Accuquilt Go Cutter.
This morning I printed out all of the comments, numbered them and then inserted the start and finish numbers into Random.Org. It Came up with No 8 - Which is "Melody". Congratulations Melody - You are going to have hours of fun with your new baby. Please POP over to ACCUQUILT & Choose 3 dies and E-Mail me your details and your 3 choices and it will be delivered to your door in no time at all.
Thank you to everyone that entered - It was a massive response - I know of a few other Australian ladies that will be giving them away so stay tuned for some other links to giveaways coming up in the next few weeks.
Congratulations to Melody. I love the idea of the rebound diary, might be a good Chrissy present for myself. Carn the Cats.
Congratulations to Melody! I LOVE the sweet fabrics you are going to make your quilt with! Can't wait to see it!
Lucky Melody! It will be a footy Saturday here too - my husband is a Geelong supporter - thankfully I have somewhere else to go!
Congratulations Melody! I am very happy for you!
I just loved the little golden books, too. "the Pokey little Puppy" and " Scuffy the Tugboat" were a couple of favourites, I think my daughters had most of them but they have gone now. What a great ides for the diaries! :)
Oh those fabrics look delicious, can't wait to see what the offer is?
Well done Melody. Love the rebound diary and the fabric looks yummy.
Oww Fee those fabrics look absolutely gorgeous and extremely strokeable, although I don't know that I could stop they are so yummy.
Of Fiona, I cannot tell you how excited and delighted I am to win a prize and what a wonderful prize. Thank you so much, I'm thrilled.
Congrats to Melody. Have fun.
Love the new fabrics. The roses look beautiful in the new line. can't wait to see what you have planned to make. Love the diary!!!
Beautiful fabric! And oh how I love that diary - might have to look into that!
Enjoy your footy weekend. xoxo
The rebound diaries are such a nice gift, lots of fun at your place over the wek end, .
Look at the pile of yummy goodness. I love cabbage & roses. :) Congratulations to Melody. Hugs,xx
congrats Mel,well done
Congratulations Melody on your win. What a great lady to have won the Baby Go.
Oh your fabrics are just sooooo yummy. looking forward to seeing the quilt you make Fee.
:( our team missed out on the finals but maybe next year. Have fun watching the footy.
Love the Diary.
Enjoy playing in the garden Sunday.
Congrats to Melody!! Rebound diaries......what an ingenious idea!
Sounds like you have the perfect plan for the weekend. May the best team win.
Enjoy your new pretties.
Congrats Melody!!I love your fabrics,are beautiful.Enjoy playing with them!!
Congratulations to Melody :) I love those fabrics Fee and I know you are going to enjoy playing with them. They really are gorgeous :) You have been a busy gal and have lots planned. Have fun hunny :) Hugs Vicki x
oohh I am Lovin your New Fabrics they are Gorgeous...
How Cute is your New Diary Yes it will be well Used in 2012...
Congrats to Melody a Great Prize.
Enjoy your Weekend Hun.
Congratulations to the winner! Enjoy!
Have a super great sewing and stitching day.
Oh Your weed patch in your garden to start with looks like mne now :( LOL! But in the spring and summer mine did great before the heatwave hit us and cooked everthing. I had Tomatoes plants at keast 6 ft tall I went with a lot of heirloom varities and love all the differnt looks and tastes. I f you want a great cherry Sweet 100 is a great Red and Sungold is a wonderful yellow and so sweet! They are the the ones that grew 6ft high. I love the rubarb you grew I woul dlike ot try that myself. Our squash did not produce at all this year we had massive cutworms all over the place. Love the sewing kit I will have to make some!
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