Monday, 14 February 2011

a tick on my list and a blogaversary giveaway

I claimed the weekend as my own and after doing the compulsory drudgeries I got to have some me time.
Saturday I bought the dvd of Lost in Austen, a bbc show that I had only seen snippets of when it was on. I wasn't committed with the first two episodes but by the end of the third I was there. I really enjoyed it and will definitely watch it again-minus family who ask way too many questions, as if they were interested anyway, and nit pick and couldn't follow the plot of a McDonalds commercial! Yesterday I was determined to get a bit of sewing in. I had a boys story block ready to go so got out my pile of fabrics and started cutting and sewing. I can put a tick on my to do list.



Now to the giveaway.....
On the 18th of February it will be two years since I started blogging and I have never done a proper giveaway only a 'free to good home'. I really enjoy blogging and  have made some lovely blog friends. To celebrate I thought I would have a small giveaway.
Lately I seem to be only thinking of what Christmas items I can make so I will be giving away a small pack of Christmas themed goodies. A friend at work often brings me back issues of craft magazines and this lot included a Christmas edition with some great projects, I have two of them so I will include one in the giveaway. There are also some charm squares of Christmassy fabrics I have cut from my own stash and as I have finished one of my 'partridge in a pair tree' blocks I will give away the other for the winner to finish as they like.

If you would like to enter just leave a comment and I will draw the winner on the 18th.
Have a lovely week!
marina

24 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there...I love that boy's quilt, absolutely gorgeous!!! Have fun with it...and Happy Blogaversary, Dzintra

Bev said...

Looks like a very fun group of goodies, Marina. Love your partridge block. Your stitcheries are all beautifully done. How many more hexies are you going to make?

Elyte said...

Your boy's story quilt looks bright and cheerful. You have collected some great fabrics for the project.
I would love to join your celebrations.
Congratulations on two years of blogging enjoyment.

Narelle said...

Don't you just love it when the weekend falls into place and you get 'me' time! Woohoo!
Feels great to put a 'tick' on the to-do list too.
Congratulations on your upcoming second year anniversary ... 3 cheers for blogging and blog buddies. :o)

RobynK said...

That's a really cool boys quilt and I love your partridge in a pear tree! I'm trying to do Christmas gifts throughout the year this year so I'd love to be in your giveaway.

peskypixies said...

ohhhh oh pick me!!!pick me!!!!!!!!

BubzRugz said...

The boys story block is lovely.... It is so full of things to look at...
They say first comment never wins a giveaway... so I can be kind and go first out of the goodness of my heart.....
I didn't watch Lost in Austen...but I had to laugh at your family who ask too many questions!!
Have a great week.... see you soon....
Hugz

Melody said...

Hi Marina,
Fabulous giveaway, I'd love to be in the draw.

The Patch Craft said...

Wow those christmas fabrics would be very handy....what to make a new table runner for christmas

Congratulations on reaching 2 years.

Lisa said...

Hi Marina
The boy's story is a very cute project and I love your colours - orange and blue always works for me. The stitchery as cartoons is such a clever concept.

The partridge in a pear tree block is very pretty. That check set on an angle looks so good for the tree.

Congratulations on your anniversary.

Mistea said...

Happy Anniversary...
Lucky you playing with your Boy's Story block on the weekend it looks perfect, Lovely colours together like that.

Enjoy

Serenata said...

So glad you had a lovely weekend to yourself Marina and that you got a few things done. Happy Bloggiversary! :-)

Mieke said...

Love following your blog and your partridge in the peartree. Love Xmas themes. Keep up the beautiful work and the blog.
Mieke

Chocolate Cat said...

I bought that dvd but still haven't watched it, my daughter acquired it from me and really enjoyed it, I must hunt it out! Happy blogiversary!

Kymberly said...

Happy Blogaversary Marina...your boy's quilt is looking fabulous. I think you may inspire me to get a jump on my Christmas projects as well. Hugs

Petit Ange said...

Dear Marina! Thank you for this georgeous giveaway and for the chance. I wish you Happy Blogaversary and more blognotes with your beautiful works.
Hugs!!!

Oddbjørg said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging!
I would be happy to be the lucky winner of your give-away. Thanks for giving me a chance.

Edige said...

Hello,
I allways love your beautiful works. This is a great chance to win one of them! :-)
Thank you for a chance,
Edit from Hungary

carine said...

Hello, What a nice quilt you've done! Yes I love to joined the give-away, special reason. II want ot make a special quilt for a boy who needs special care . We find a lot of paterns for girls but not so many for bys. He would be trilled to have such a beautiful quilt and I will be the happiest women ,if I would make his wish come true.The boy is 22 yaers old but is in mind 5/6 years old. So I wish everyone good luck an I'm happy for them too. Have a nice day and thank you for giving us the oppertunity.Sorry for the faults I make in writing Greetings from Bruge-belguim Carine http://patchworkstar.blogspot.com

SewAmy said...

I just wanted to comment on your "It's a boys story" quilt. I love the fabrics you are using. And I love how you are stitching it in different colors. I loved makeing this quilt. Now if I could only get it quilted.

els koetsier said...

I will try it again for leave a message.

Congretyoulation for your 2 years aniversery blog. I look every day.
You make such wonderfull things.

Cheers Els

teresa said...

Wonderful giveaway Marina. Congratulations on blogging for 2 years!!! I must check how long I've been blogging for too. We must have started about the same time! Your Boys Story quilt is absolutely amazing. I love it. xx

Carrie P. said...

OH, I hope I am not too late for the giveaway.

Carrie P. said...

I am having a giveaway too.