The response to the giveaway was fantastic! Thank you all for getting involved and particularly to those of you that took the time to post about & link to the giveaway. My emails have run hot this past week!!! Once I had deleted the few double up comments & included all of the extra entries, there were a total of 783 entries.
I am so pleased that you all like the quilt ... as I have said, I just love it! With every comment I received telling me how crazy I was to be giving it away the more I thought ... what the hell am I doing?? And you know it looks pretty good hanging in my family room ... but I made this quilt with the intention of giving it away ... and I am happy to be doing so as you all have given me so much encouragement over the last year and a half that I am happy to be giving something back!! Some of you who know me will understand when I say that this little place here in cyber space has been a healthy distraction during what has been a very difficult time for me and my family.
So who won my Lilly Pilly ...
I am very pleased to say that my quilt is going to live with Anna from Thimbleanna ...
... who actually won a pattern last post as well ... no better a home could Miss Jessie have picked out! Anna has commented on most everyone of my posts since she found me over a year ago. She always has an enthusiastic, encouraging ... and often hilarious comment to share with me. Thank you Anna you are a sweetheart!
The 10 winners that will receive a copy of the How Does Your Garden Grow pattern are ....
Anna from Quilt Mom's Journey
Lynn from Soukies
Patricia from Con Aguja de Plata
Blogless Marie Leduc
Blogless Jemima ... I am pretty sure you have a copy of this pattern Jemima so I would be more than happy to send you Love Grows Free if you would like it ... just let me know :)
The winners of the Love Grows Free pattern are;
Vicki from Tozzs Corner ... Vicki won with one of her extra entries because she blogged about & linked to the giveaway
My dear sweet friend Andi from Patch Andi
Blogless Chiss Jasper
Vreni from Oops La
The blogless certainly did well this time round!!
Congratulations everyone! Thank you all again for taking part! For those of you who asked ... yes Lilly Pilly will be released as a pattern ... probably in October ... I hope!
This past week has been a busy one ... not only with sorting giveaway entries! Last Thursday the little people celebrated book week at school with the annual parade which meant crazed late night costume creating ...
Benjamin went as Tashi from the spectacular Tashi series.
Miss Jessie went as Angela Throgmorton who is eternal mother figure to the very naughty Old Tom from the hilarious Old Tom series
and of course Miss Megan went as Meg from the classic Meg & Mog picture books
I made a start on a new small project ...
... that may well become a big project ... but more on that later.
Patchwork Collections a lovely shop in Healesville, here in Victoria, have started stocking my patterns. We are also planning classes for next year ... more on that once the dates are confirmed.
Several other packages of my patterns are also winging their way to some new retailers ... I am very excited about this because my first US retailer is among them!!!! Woo Hooo!!! I will let you know the details once they arrive!
This coming week I'm off to Hawthorn on Thursday for my second Patchwork House workshop but other than this there is going to be some serious birthday party preparations going on!!!
That's it for me tonight ... I'm off to make a start on 6 astronaut costumes ... and a space shuttle ...
Oh and I almost forgot ... thank you to everyone who has joined the Don't Look Now! Flickr group! Make sure you take a peak there are some really great projects to look at!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!
PS. Last post I neglected to add that this elusive woman in the red gloves is Lisa ... Lisa has been practicing heaps since the class at Ballarat Patchwork and she tells me that her raw edge is looking pretty good! Send us some pictures Lisa!!!! Sorry for missing you out last post!!!