Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Give Away Fabrics and a Wonderful Surprise

PS I forgot to put the glass beads in the photo but they will be in the prize.
On my last post (my 300th) I told you how to enter a give away to celebrate that huge achievement (or is it another addiction hmmm????) and here is the giveaway.  7 Fat quarters of batik fabrics, a reel of variegated cotton which is beautiful to use and the latest New Zealand Quilter.  To enter read my last post and Myra will draw the lucky recipient out before she goes home next week. 

Yes as Annie would sing.. "It's only a day away" now.  This time tomorrow night Myra will have arrived on the train after 8 hours.  She's looking forward to it so I hope it's a nice day and she can see everything on her travels.  It's certainly not a nice night here and yet we had a beautiful hot day = I even wore a dress!!**??  The weather is very contrary at the moment. 

I had a wonderful suprise yesterday from my dear friend Martina in Germany.  Martina and I met through our blogs last year and have kept in touch ever since.  My lovely parcel yesterday was

3 more beautiful patchwork magazines from Germany.  they are full of ideas and patterns and 4 pieces of yummy fabric in blues and orange-brown.. They are beautiful cottons.  Quite different to NZ cotton. 

And look at that amazing Cathedral on the postcard.  Martina also sent a thimble with the Cathedral on it.  I am so grateful to Martina for sending these.  It's so exciting to hear from someone on the other side of the World who shares the same passions.
I love this quilt.  What a gorgeous colour scheme for Christmas and scrappy too. 

And wow, what a dazzler this is for any time of the year but I do think this would be a really bright and happy Christmas table centre.

And of course, wouldn't you know it.  There are Horses in one of the magazines.  Rocking Horses for the Christmas Tree.   I love love love them and will have to make some.  I'm sure I've told you how my dear Dad used to call me Horse very very affectionately of course and I miss that so much.  So I am constantly noticing horses everywhere and acquiring a few here and there.  these are very special.

Friends are Priceless.  And I love to spend time with every one whether it's on the internet, on the phone or right here in my little house in New Zealand.  I had better get to bed because I'm sure I'm not going to sleep much.  I'll be remembering all the little things I need to do before Myra comes.  The orchids are in a vase, the bedroom will be made up like a 5 star hotel but I still have to find enough room in my sewing room for a single bed haha.   That will be my posie for a few nights.  I'm thinking about having a king single bed in my room so I want to see how I'll manage. 

Good night dear friends.  Good luck with the giveaway. I'd love to share it with you.


stufenzumgericht said...

Dear Karen,
I feel so honored because of your kind words. Have a great time with Myra, I'll be thinking of you both!!! And now I will tell about your fantastic Give-Away on my blog ;-)
Many hugs, yours, Martina

Loretta said...

What beautiful fabric...and the magazine looks interesting too! I would love to be the winner of it all...please enter me in your contest! Thanks! Have a great week. Love you Loretta

Barb said...

That table topper is just out of this world......what a fun post today.

GittaS said...

Beautiful fabric.....and the magazine from Germany
******nun geht es in Deutsch weiter,mein Englisch
ist nicht so gut****
Bin durch Martina auf deinen Blog gestoßen.
Viele grüße an New Zealand

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Karen,

How wonderful that you won a giveaway from your friend Martina, beautiful fabric and gifts, congratulations.
I love the sweet horses and they would be great for the Christmas tree.
Our weather has been changeable here too, when are we going to get summer.
Enjoy your long weekend and with your friend Myra.


Anonymous said...

Dear Karen,
What a lovely posting! Martina is a jewel for sending you such great gifts. Myra is very fortunate to have a friend who is so looking forward to having her come for a visit. I would be hopeless at finding space in my sewing room for a bed. Enjoy!
Helen (Nanci's Private Teacher)
P.S. Love the rocking horses - must look for the pattern online.

...Gabi said...

Dear Karen,
sorry, my English is no good.
You have a nice Blog
many greetings from cologne
send you Gabi

Petras Kramkiste said...

Hi Karen,

fine to read about you, i wish you and Mara a beautifull time.

Hugs from Germany Petra

Quiltgirlie said...

The batics are lovely. Have a good time.
LG, Britta

Chris H said...

is it too late to be in to win? i hope not.
You have some lovely blog friends!

Betweens said...

I hope I didn`t miss it..Myra I hope you had a great time is sounds like you both did! it is great to meet lovely blogger friends...pssst safe travels to the both of you