The first parcel contained these lovely selvedges all the way from Portugal. I won them in a giveaway held by Daisy at the blog By Daisy. The funny thing is she was offering 3 prizes and you could say which you preferred. I was the only one who wanted the selvedges but she thought it only fair that she still choose randomly. My name came out of the hat!!! Obviously meant to be. Thanks Daisy!!
A couple of days later another package was waiting on my doorstep. This one was from Melody at The House on the Side of The Hill blog. She had a secret giveaway on New Years Day where she randomly selected the winner from her followers. I found out when I checked in to see what what was happening on her blog. This are the lovely things I received. Thanks Melody!!
Yesterday when I got home from work there was an envelope with a US stamp in my mailbox. It was my sweet house block from Beth at Love, Laugh, Quilt. To celebrate our wonderful bloggy neighbourhood she asked people to send her a house block. She then distributed them in groups of nine to selected winners. Everyone who participated in the project received a little house to play with. Thanks Beth!!
I had to play with my house straight away!! I used some of Daisy's selvedges and some of Melody's charm squares, a few bits and pieces from my scrap bin and came up with this...
A heart to show my heartfelt thanks!! I'm not sure if it'll stay small or grow into a quilt...
Talking of giveaways don't forget my giveaway in the previous post, it's still open until next weekend so if you haven't left a comment you've still got time. It's been so interesting hearing about everyone's sewing machines!!