Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Birthday Giveaway!

It was my birthday the other day, and I received some very beautiful gifts!  I'd like to share some of them with you.

From my husband, the Wedgwood "Queen of Hearts" teapot, cup and saucer.  No more tea bags in old coffee mugs for me!


And from my parents, who just returned from America yesterday....

A couple of fabulous books:




A calender


And many other little goodies, including quilt patterns and quilt postcards.  Mum bought these gorgeous things at none other than The Shelburne Museum!!!!!  I don't think she quite gets how cool that is!

Anyway, she bought me another book, which I already have:


Hence the giveaway!

Please leave a comment if you would like to be included in the draw.
You don't have to be a follower of this blog to enter the competition.
Please note your email address in the comments form if I don't have access to it.

Anyone can enter; anyone can win!
I will draw the winning number on Monday 11th October 9am EST.

And now, for those of you who are interested, here is an update on my "hello birdie" project:


As you can see, all the yellow stitching is done.


I have done some free-form stippling (for the first time ever) in the green "feather":


I found the stippling quite challenging!

I'm really enjoying this project, even though it's going to be a pretty odd little item when all is said and done.  Maybe Mary (our daughter) could use it as a sookie rag to suck on, or a placemat when she starts eating at the table.

10 comments:

Miranda said...

Happy birthday! Hope you had an amazing day! It looks like you received some wonderful presents- I love the teapot. your hello birdie is looking great too, especially the quilting, well done! I love the hunky dory fabric- mum brought me some back from America and I can't wait to make a quilt with it. Your birdie is definitely to good to use as a placemat!! What about an adorable little wall quilt to hang in Mary's room :) ?

Kathie said...

Ilove the little birdie and the quilting is just PERFECT
it adds so much to the piece.
oh I wouldn't use it as a placemat, only when she is old enough maybe to have make believe tea party's on!!!
Hang it in her room or place it on her dresser! great books!!!!
would love to win the Enduring grace book, thanks.
Also would love to hear what you think of the Gees Bend quilt book.

Kathie

Kathie said...

oopss meant to say Happy Birthday!!! hope it was a day filled with all the things and people you enjoy.
spent some time in the sewing room too perhaps?
Kathie

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous work as always Sarah - just love the yellow stitching - really sets the whole birdie off! Hope you have a lovely day for your birthday!

naomi said...

Happy Birthday! Your V&A Calendar reminded me to try to fit in a visit to see the quilts for real when we go back to the UK for Christmas. I am v.impressed with the stippling!

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! Lovely gifts and very sweet little quilted birdy.
Ann :)

Miriam said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day was joyful!
Beautiful teapot, cup and saucer!

Your birdie is gorgeous! I love all the quilting stitches.

Wonderful gifts from the Shelburne Museum, especially the books!

jo said...

happy birthday sar! looks like you got some lovely gifts :-D

looking forward to catching up in a few weeks...

jo
xxx

Susan said...

What a generous giveaway! And I love the hand quilting you are doing. What an inspiration!

Lori Kay said...

I've bee to the shelburne museum but it was before I became a quilter. The book looks lovely and thanks for sharing your birthday presents!