First Block Done!



1.56% done, 98.44% to go.

And I’m going to do a giveaway! First person to correctly name this block will get scraps. Loads of scraps.

But if it’s a dead easy block to name then I will draw from all the correct answers. Prize is still loads of scraps.



Winner winner, chicken dinner has just GOT to be the most non-sensical phrase ever, but I have wanted to write that for about four+ years now. Katy from “I’m a Ginger Monkey” used to write that for her giveaways. I’m rambling.

Time to pick a winner for my recent Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day post.

I used the number generator which chose comment #56. Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 8.40.33 PM

My blog doesn’t number comments but I do know there are 50 per page, so starting on the second page and counting down six…

we get KAT’s comment!

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Congratulations Kat and thanks to everyone (all 163 of you!) who left a comment for me.

Day 96

Well hurrah! The December edition of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day is now done. It was my first time around the block for this one and what a treat it was. I had 423 views (WOW!), 163 comments on this tiny new blog (including someone I know from real life!), and 2 new followers (hello new followers!).

I just need to figure out how to number the darn comments before I’ll pick a winner and mail them their prize. Earlier today I asked W. to choose a number between 1 and 157 (which is where the comments were up to at that point). She chose 157. Then later I asked B. to choose a number between 1 and 163. She chose 163.

I’ll ask Mr. Random Number Generator tomorrow what the winning number is.

Oh and no sewing today. Good day though.

Day 92

Sewing-ish: came up with the quilting plan for the coloured bits on this quilt.

other layout

Hey, it’s the same picture again! I went with a nice { shape which I’ll echo and fill and blah blah blah. Made a template out of a cereal box (old school quilting alert!) and traced it using a hera marker.

Ooo, what’s a hera marker I hear you ask?


There are two styles (both by Clover) but for this quilt I’m using the one on the left. Basically it will make a sharp crease on your fabric. And then you can stitch along it while you build up your free motion quilting skills. Maybe that will happen tomorrow!

I also did up a link for the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day and then I obsessively checked my stats, page views, and comments all day. Excellent for the self-esteem but lousy for productivity.