Book Giveaway

I had hoped to have this giveaway on my blog on 13 February but it only arrived a day or two ago.

This is the 19th book by best selling author Jennifer Chiaverini.  Sonoma Rose an Elm Creek Quilt novel.   This book is set in the prohibition era and is about  one woman's journey to save both herself and her family.   And what a journey it is one that brings Rose great honour and beauty to all those around her.  This is another triumph for Jennifer Chiaverini as she writes of another strong female character.

I loved reading this book and I am sure you will too. 

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and follow my blog if you don't already follow.  That's all.  Best of luck.   The winner will be picked on 15 April.

Sewing fever

Yes, I've been sewing. A lot.
But I'm currently working on several projects that are not supposed to be shown on the blog before they are exhibited. There are also a few surprise gifts in the making.

This one will hopefully be shown next autumn.
Lots of little scraps, some left over from the Twelve by Tweve Colorplay quilts. Of course, I had to dye some more blue and purple.
I also started working on the new Twelve by Twelve challenge, which is due on May 1st. The theme is "Maps".
I did a rough sketch of what I had in mind and I more or less chose my fabrics. They are now hanging on my design wall. I might start sewing next week.

And of course, the weather has been so nice for a few days that I can't resist posting a couple of garden shots.
Yes, spring has sprung, at last! It is still cold at night, but the days are getting longer and brighter.

Quilting duo

My little GD and I made our first duet quilt! She drew a lovely self-portrait on a piece of white fabric...
I added a cute little border, machine-quilted the piece and sewed on a narrow binding...
Et voilĂ !

Isn't it adorable? :-)

Thank you very much for all the lovely comments and get well wishes on my previous post. I feel much better at last, and spring is arriving...