Bits and Pieces

This is a real mixed bag post today.

First up is to announce the winner of the Fun and Friendly give away.....

Janet from Quiltsalott!! Yippee!! A round of applause!!! If you haven't seen her blog then make a cup of tea, settle in and and enjoy looking at her beautiful quilts. You won't be disappointed.

Next on the agenda: Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone for your wonderful comments about my quilts in the Springwood Show. Are you wondering which quilt Gbf chose?
A lot of you thought the Beatles quilt, which usually would be right but not this time
Some guessed Stash Mish Mash, and well, he does like bright colours but out of the 4 quilts..

He chose Scooting Stars!!
Because he's a Scooting Star himself!!

Gbf scoots everywhere! It's easy to fold up and take on the train so he zips to and from the station, from Central in Sydney he scoots about 15 minutes to his job. It's impressive seeing him zooming around although sometimes I can't watch when he flies down hills. The best thing is the smile he has as he scoots around, a glimpse of the boy in the man. It's his birthday today- Happy Birthday Gbf!!!!

I'm linking up with Pyjama Party Sunday over at Marg's blog Sunshine?Paradise? to report what I got up to in my sewing room today.

I was up and out of my pj's early but I did get a bit of sewing done. I really should be finishing off older projects but I'm justifying this beginning by the fact that I've had the template and fabrics for this quilt for about 2 years. It was about time I put my rotary cutter where my idea was.

This afternoon I put the binding on my quilt for the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side Blog. It kicks off next Friday on the 13th May and is so much fun. Lots of lovely blogs and amazing quilts, I can hardly wait! For more information check this link.

Okey dokes, I think that's all my news for now. I'm off to light the candles on Gbf's birthday cake.

Bits and Pieces


  1. haha - I always love getting a chuckle out of your posts Rachael :) LOVE the scooter pic - I'm still chuckling LOL... xx

  2. Congratulations Janet.
    Love the pic of Gbf scooting, too cute!
    I'm doing the same thing, starting something that has been in my head for awhile rather than finishing off some of my other projects.
    I'm hoping to do the binding for my quilt for the Bloggers Festival this week.

  3. Happy birthday Gbf! What a happy photo of him on his scooter! Guess it's lucky he wasn't on his bike! Janet's blog and quilts are fabulous! A worthy winner!

  4. weeeeeeeeeeeeee, it's the only way to travel!
    HBD Mr Rachaeldaisy!

  5. Thank you so much!! I can't wait to make something special and fun with my prize. I'm really excited now.
    Well, I would never have guesed GBF would have picked the pips but it's so appropriate. Happy birthday Mr GBF!!

  6. Happy Birthday GBF! youve picked a great quilt there! Looking forward to the quilt festival again, so many wonderful quilts to peruse and people to meet! Cant wait!


  7. Haha!! I love the photo of Mr. Scootsalot. :D Very cool

  8. Congrats to Janet! I do know her blog and love both the blog and Janet! She is amazing! I can't wait to see your quilt for the Bloggers Quilt Festival! Fantastic fruity blocks! Happy B'day to Gbf!

  9. Happy Birthday to Gbf! (It's Mr. P's birthday today too coincidentally.) I'm happy that you are getting to play with fabric and relax. Both great ways to spend a weekend. And I'm very excited to see what comes out of the efforts.

  10. Isn't it fun working with the food fabrics! I have already made two quilts and have enough for a third. I love the pattern you are using.

  11. Thanks for the kind words and dropping by the blog. I am always enjoy having visitors.
    Love your food fabrics- Have fun playing and creating.
    Warmest regards,

  12. A guys who still has the child within, that i am happy or afraid to say is how he will remain. trust me mine is still a little kid just in a blokes body. x SJ

  13. Happy birthday, Gbf! Please be careful scooting, you've got a Rachael at home!

  14. LUV your work!!!! It's just beautiful and cheery. My favorite flower is the sunflower. It's such a happy flower. I love fields of these flowers with their heads turned to the sun. Makes me smile:)


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