Sunday, 16 November 2008

I'm Back With a Giveaway and Show & Tell

I didn't mean for me to take this long in getting back, but that's how life goes. Since my 100th post I've enjoyed our quilt retreat, met some deadlines, been to town, busy at work, another day in town and attended our local races yesterday, plus all the usual stuff.

So without further waffle ~ I'm having a giveaway to celebrate my first 100 posts!

Just leave a comment on this post and I'll pop your name in the hat to win this Christmas Table Topper (28" square) or one very similar. I'll ask DD to draw a name from the hat on November 30.

Before I could enjoy our retreat, I needed to finish my quilt for ALQS2 but I will wait to show a picture till after I know it has been received.

The Christmas Topper was my project for the retreat and I finished hand sewing the binding at home this week.

This is my table at one of the tidier moments.

I also managed to make another Quilters Mug Bag for a gift. It just needs the top binding hand stitched and a draw cord. See here for the finished drawn effect.

We had five very industrious ladies who spent a wonderful weekend sewing, chatting, relaxing and enjoying the good company.

I've still managed to read some blogs and make progess on my #1 item for Finn's Challenge. I might only manage this one, but that's better than still being on the WIP list.

The heat today is something shocking, fingers cross for some good drenching rain tonight.

I feel like there's something else I wanted to share but can't remember now, so there could be another post following soon. I'm off to prepare some hand applique for my November postcard.

Quilting Wishes


  1. Wow you are a busy busy bee congrats on your 100th post boy do I need to work harder haha :D

  2. congrats on 100 posts
    I would love to be in your draw please
    we are hopeing for some rain to cool things of as well
    hugs Beth

  3. Happy 100th post!!!Count me in!!It's cold here in Mississippi today!

  4. Congratulations for your 100th post. Your giveaway looks very nice.


  5. Congrats on getting to the magic 100. I love that tabletopper so count me in for the draw.

    Love and hugs gina xxx

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful time at the retreat!! Please count me in on the drawing, it is beautiful!

  7. Congrats on 100 posts! That's a really great milestone. I am so jealeaus, I have always wanted to go on a retreat, maybe someday.

    Love the table topper,please throw my name in the hat.
    Sue Cahill(sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

  8. Hi I would love to be in your draw It might cheer me up a bit I have been very sick I am on the mend now I hope. Hugs Mary.

  9. What a great quilt. I would love to have it displayed in my home.

  10. Thanks for poping by,
    Congrats on your 100th post.
    The table topper is amazing.


  11. Hi Narelle, congrats on your 100th post.Love to be in the draw for the giveaway.Regards Lyn

  12. Hi Narelle! I just received a lovely package from you with your ALQS that you made! Oh, it is lovely and yes it will go nicely in that spot in the living room! Your work on it is wonderful. Love the chocolate also, particularly the adage on it - 'Man cannot live on chocolate along, but a woman can'. Funny story about my thanks...I know another Narelle also from Australia and originally thought she was the make of my wonderful quilt! So, now I have 2 friends from Australia named Narelle! Thanks again and congrats on your 100th post!

  13. Congratulations on post 100! Include me too please

  14. Hi, Congrats on you 100th post. Your table topper is beautiful, hope no 14 is lucky. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  15. how did I miss this...........congrats......I am just about to get to 400...........

  16. congrats on your 100th post!

  17. hi narelle,

    your table topper is lovely. i'd love to be in the draw to win it.

    julie :)