Saturday, September 1, 2012


I've had quite a streak of good luck these past couple of weeks. First of all, Susan of Studio Adventures blog notified me that I'd won the drawing for this cute drawstring bag on her blog. Not only that, but Susan has a great tutorial on her blog for making your own (or my own) version. The bag has a handy interior pocket, is just a nice size, and the string is made from tee-shirt material, so it's soft and flexible. I love the fabrics and small pieced blocks Susan used in this bag. I'm going to have to try making at least one of these.

Then, on Insights from Sew Cal Gal blog, I won this book from Cheryl Lynch and That Patchwork Place. I follow Cheryl's blog... she has some great adventures. And now I can try out some of her delightful small projects. She combines sewing with stitch and embellishments in so many fun ways. I've picked out my first project, and it will be coming soon!

Cheryl even put in the makings for one of her

cute pins.

This device is not a prize from a drawing, but it was a gift. Quilting friend MaryEtta found it in an antique and gift shop in North Carolina. It's a batik printing block. Of course I had to give it a try, but using paints print as opposed to wax for a resist.  You can see the back of the stamp below. Really interesting patterns, and it prompted a bit of guessing to come up with an idea about what is is.


So I've received some really nice gifts of late. I'm enjoying every one of them.


Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Wow, you are on a roll Nancy! Got a ticket to the lottery? The Sew and Stitch really interests me - I'll look forward to your creations. And the print block - oh how I adore those. I have only one - it is a paisley pattern. Aren't they gorgeous. Love the little bag too. Congrats on your 'haul' - enjoy. xoDonna

Susan said...

What a fun week for you!

Robbie said...

What a great week!! Congrats!!! Who goes around, comes deserve to be 'gifted' from time to time!!