Saturday, January 29, 2011

100 Posts & A Give-Away


It seems that I'm here today writing post #100.  I suppose it just proves I can talk with my head under wet cement!!!  In all seriousness, I have to thank everyone for the encouragement and support.  I honestly didn't think I had anything to blog about, but I keep finding something.  The piece of crazy patchwork in the above photograph is something I made some time ago.  It is a sewing folder/caddy, roughly A4 size flat.  To show my appreciation, I would like to offer this as a give-away, if you would care to comment here in the next few days.

The caddy actually folds in half and 'closes' with two satin ribbon ties.  Fabrics used are silk dupions and velvet.  Colours are black, silver grey, hot pink, purple, and jade.  It has been reasonably heavily embroidered/embellished.







The inside is a little difficult to show.  There are some black wool felt 'pages' for needles, three small slide in pockets, two larger slide in pockets, and one large zippered pocket [lining black poly cotton].





I have been fortunate to have been given the loan of a small digital camera until I can organize a new one.  I can transfer the images to my computer with the USB cord, and don't have to install the software that belongs to it [a different brand than my now deceased Canon].  I have also managed to delete my photos from the card, so the very generous person won't have my silly things taking up room on their card.

Please feel free to leave a comment.   I will do a draw and announce a winner soon, probably just into February.

Thank you all again for giving me a reason to keep blogging.  

16 comments:

Judy said...

Thanks Linda, I'd love to be considered in your celebratory Giveaway!
Since I have retired, I find Blogging a great way to keep from feeling too isolated!
It's Fun isn't it.

Frances Leate said...

Congratulations Linda on 100 posts - I am not far off this number myself - and I would love to be considered for your beautiful giveaway. Take care!

Karyn said...

congrats on 100 posts; wow, what an achievement!

Iceni UK said...

Hi Linda, many congratulations.
I have enjoyed reading your 100 blogs and look forward to reading many more.
I love the rich colours of your sewing caddy giveaway.
Hugs

Radka said...

Congratulations, Linda! It is such a pleasure to know you:))

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Kerrie said...

Hi Linda - Wow what an achievement - 100 posts on your blog - fantastic - just love reading about what is happening out your way and seeing pics of nature - also about your beautiful handwork etc. Just love the crazy patch caddy - colours so beautiful and embroidery exquisite as always. Cheers !

Linda A said...

I had to marvel at the stitching you have done on this piece. It is lovely and the colours are perfect. Well done - again!

Congratulations on your 100th post. Your Blog provides me inspiration to attempt new projects. One of my favourite Blogs! Can't wait to see what comes out in your next 100!!

Jensters said...

Wow 100 you chat a box....lol im in as i love velvet....and this looks so amazing xx

Robin Mac said...

Good on you Linda, your blog is always worth reading. That crazypatch caddy looks gorgeous. We are battening down the hatches here, but should be okay - for this one anyway. don't like the look of the next one following! Cheers

DIAN said...

Hi Linda, such gorgeous rich colours.
This blogging is a wonderful way to keep in touch and up to date with what is happening around the world.
Congratulations on you 100 posts. Please leave me out of the draw. Although I love all the things you make I am sure ............Oh dear I cannot find the right words but I am sure you know exactly what I mean.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Linda! 100 posts! Laurel

Julie said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts milestone. I love reading them.

Nanette said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I read your blog most days, as I love to see your handwork, and your beautiful stitching, I love the beading and the embroidery on the gorgeous gowns you've made. I don't always comment, a bit cheeky I guess to come out of hiding for a giveaway, but embellished crazy patch is one of my passions, and as I giveaway most of what I make, it would be lovely to have something beautiful for me.

Katherine said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Love getting on here and seeing what you and others have been creating. WOnder what it would be like with no blogs for inspiration.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, Congratulation on your 100 post. Time sure does pass quickly, hey??? Your Needlebook is very pretty and your stitching lovely. Hugs Judy