Monday, March 16, 2009

Three Celebrations - Giveaways!

Some things achieved, some procrastinations, some broken promises and a change of mind! Still, I had a lovely weekend - the best thing was when I asked the Littlies if Nanny was 'fat', 'just normal' or 'skinny' - they both said in chorus - 'just normal' ... you don't get any better than that! Mmmm - Nanny is a bit fat really, but trying to do something about it!

Also, yesterday Mildred talked about the hymn-song 'Jesus Loves the Little Children' - so we spent some fun time learning that while I stitched! They do learn it at school, but it was much easier being taught without distraction!


I'm going to kill three birds with one stone - it is my birthday on Wednesday, Blogaversary on 8 April and this is my Post 187 !!!

What I would like to do is offer the Runner above and the Dilly Bag below as gifts! Whoever is the Winner can have first choice and then the second I will give to one of my PIF'ers!

The runner is 34" x 21" and looking quite pretty - the Prairie points sat beautifully for me! The dilly bag is my favourite dilly bag (I will make another one!) and with it I have included 10 reels of fine grade Presencia cotton thread in a lovely selection of colours!

Please join me for a visit this week and leave a Comment for me and your name will go in the hat - I'd like you to tell others, too - I'll close off late Sunday 22 March (my time!) - looking forward to hearing from you

Below - I did finish this little birdie in a nest from the pattern by Melly & Me - oh, I just love it - a little fiddly to make - I will be making more though! The nest should have had a couple of more crochet rounds, but I like it like it just like that - the kids love it, too! The Littlies couldn't keep their grotty little hands off it!

Lindi from Quilty threads... passed this award on to me - I don't particularly 'do' awards, but feel really happy to have received this award and shall show it with pride, thanks, Lindi! The 'Sisterhood' thing does it for me - I don't have a sister, you see, so nice to have that feeling of belonging! I don't like selecting Girls to award - you know who I am fond of, or if you are just lovely, please accept if if you wish!
Naughty Girl! I didn't get to the Post Office today - WAQA guild day tomorrow - so it will have to be Wednesday now! Also, I have changed my mind about the dolly quilt - will show you later in the week hopefully!
Have a great week - looking forward to your visits - hugs♥

112 Lovely People said ...:

Jantine said...

First of all, happy birthday! Still two days to go. Have lots of fun with preparations and a lovely day with your loved ones!

sandra said...

Happy Birthday from me too! Have a great day. I particularly like the dilly bag, love the fabric used.

Fiesta said...

Lurline I am so glad you had such an enriching weekend. I saw the runner on your blog and of course I love it.
Happy Birthday!

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday Lurline. Your giveaways look lovely. Count me in please.

Mistea said...

I'm liking your version of the Birdy - saw some at the craft show on Saturday, Melly and me did a workshop and that was what the ladies made. I didn't do the workshop but managed to see some of the Birdies throughout the day. Happy Day!

loulee said...

Three reasons to celebrate. You don't do things by halves! LOL

Cornfield Quilter said...

Happy Birthday To You!! Your projects are wonderful as usual and the bird is adorable. You never cease to amaze me with these adorable projects you make. Such eye candy on a Monday morning. :D

Louann said...

Hi Lurline-
Your so kind to be giving gifts when it's your birthday! I hope you have a happy one! The prairie points look great on the runner. They are something I still haven't tried yet but on my long "to do" list.
Louann

Brenda said...

A lovely thing to do. I don't know the threads you talked about. Why do you like them so much?

Kathie said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!!
oh my what lucky winner wouldn't love your prizes!!!!
happy blog anny too
your such a busy lady
awww being just normal is wonderful and I am sure you are.
Kathie

janet said...

happy birthday, have a wonderful one! What a great giveaway. I love the things kids come up with and I love the bird, good job its a great decoration with Easter around the corner.

*karendianne. said...

Congratulations and "Happy Day." What a pretty runner and that birdie is sooooo soooo cute!

Stephanie said...

What a generous giveaway to celebrate lots of occasions. Gorgeous table topper AND dilly bag. That would be hard to choose!

craftydiane said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it's a great one! I love the runner and dilly bag!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

Dayna said...

Happy Birthday Lurline! Love that little dilly bag and the runner is very pretty.

Rumi said...

Happy Birthday and happy blogaversary! Both your giveaway items are lovely; it would be very difficult indeed to choose! Would love to be in that quandary tho'!

Notjustnat said...

Wow, you are giving a lot away for your birthday! Happy Birthday Lurline - Natima

Christina said...

Happy Birthday!!

Messy Karen said...

Happy Celebrations. your table runner and your dilly bag are adorable. hmmm. which one would i pick. have a most enjoyable birthday.

anne said...

Have a great birthday. The table runner and the dilly bag are great.

debbie said...

Hi and Happy Birthday it's mine on the 10th Good Friday. I love the colours you have chosen for the table runner and the dilly bag is equally as nice.

Pat said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one. I love your runner. Someone is going to be very lucky!!

qltmom9 said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!~
I love your blog...and hope I win.~

em's scrapbag said...

Happy Birthday!!!! May you have a great day! I love the dilly bag. And congrats on yur award! Good for you.

DianeH said...

Birthday Blessings. Lovely to find your blog,
looking forward to getting to know you better.
laura84watt@gmail.com

Lady of the Cloth said...

Happy Birthday, I hope you celebrate in style. What a lovely little table runner. Those soft colors are so spring like. In this rainy climate, I'm thinking Spring all the way. Carline

Donna said...

Happy Birthday!! Happy Blogoversary!! Happy 187th post!! I love visiting you down under. You are so talented, so sweet, and just a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

She said...

Happy Birthday! I'd love to win that bag- thanks for throwing my name in the hat!
maumauisginger(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandi said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Blogaversary!!! My birthday and blog anniversary will also be just days apart come late May. Isn't it fun to have things to celebrate? I would love to be a winner in your drawing. Hmmm, which would I choose.....the table runner is lovely (I really like your prairie points) and then the dilly bag is too sweet! Hoping I will be the lucky one. Have a good week and thanks for sharing!!

andsewon said...

Happy Birthday, Blogoversary and 187Th Posty Day!! Oh now that is a darling bird!!! I can see some on the tree at Christmas time!
Oh my the runner is so pretty and the dilly bag with thread is wonderful as well.. sure hope I am the one to have to decide!!;-)
Lola

Ati. Norway. said...

Dear Lurline, I wish you a very happy birthday wednesday and many happy returns!
It is always a pleasure to visit your blog.

Anonymous said...

Lurline, Happy Birthday & blof anniversary!!! I check in on your blog daily..Please include my name in your wonderful give-away..thanks, Debbie (Maine USA)
camomoxie@yahoo.com.au

Mary said...

This is my first visit to your blog. What a delight! The runner is so pretty.
Happy Birthday and congratulations on your blogaversary.

Mary

Stina said...

Ohhh...so you are a March girl too...:o)
Of course I want to come and celebrate with you...Happy everything!!! :o) Love your tablerunner and the dillybag!!! And the little bird is so ute..:o)

Laila L S said...

Happy Birthday to you! A little bit in advance, but then I don`t forget....
Congratulations on your blogaversary and soon 200 posts!
Your tablerunner and dillybag are both lovely, I wouldn`t know what to choose if I`m the lucky winner.

Julia said...

I'll be seeing you later today, but Happy Birthday for tomorrow..
Nearly 200 posts already...congratulations!
Someone out there is going to be so lucky to win your giveaway...I have seen the lovely prizes!
Hugs Julia ♥

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your birthday and the other celebrations - great things come in 3's! Sue

bluebird-lyn said...

Good Morning Lurline, Happy Birthday for tomorrow and enjoy your day.I have a March Birthday as well.Delightful Dilly Bag. Regards Lyn

Sue Cahill said...

So many wonderful things to celebrate!!!

You have such a lovely site, I enjoy your work so much, hope you will keep sharing for years and years to come.

Thanks for the chance to win some of your talent.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Maree said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tomorrow Lurline...What a Beautiful Giveaway...Wish Me Luck.!!!
cheers

Kaaren said...

Happy birthday Lurline. I'd love to receive one of your generous gifts and thanks for the chance to win.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I hope you have a wonderful, fabulous, fun day :) Congrats on a blogaversary too, isn't having a blog so much fun? Thanks for offering such lovely things for a giveaway <3

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for the chnace at your wonderful giveaway!

MYRA said...

Birthday wishes to you Lurline!
My, you have been a busy lady! Love your birdie and nest. Very nice! 8-)
You've got some lovely giveaway gifties there! Please do include me in your draw. 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Phyllis said...

Happy Birthday Lurline.
One of your girlfriends is my sister.I enjoy reading about what everyone is up too and particularly enjoy the pictures of your get togethers. It helps me to feel connected.

Narelle said...

Wishing you the most wonderful birthday for tomorrow!
I'd be happy to win either gift, they're lovely.

la fattoria degli Hobby di Simona said...

Happy birtday!!!
I'm the first visit to you blog but not the least ;-))
Simona

Marc said...

Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you ..Happy blog anniversary too! Have a great day. I particularly like the dilly bag, love the fabric used.

Tina D said...

Hi Lurline,
Congratulations and a very Happy Birthday to you. I just adore your table runner and the little bag is so gorgeous. Either would be wonderful to win.

Lynette Anderson said...

Hi Lurline,
You made mums day by emailing her for her birthday. Now its my turn to wish you a happy birthday. of course I would love to win either of your wonderful gifts, the table runner is rather gorgeous and I love the prairie points.
Fingers crossed
Lynette x

Chocolate Cat said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday! and please count me in for your giveaway. What a beautiful dilly bag.

Kerry said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow! And congratulations on your blogaversary and huge amount of posts! I like the runner, such pretty fabrics!

Anonymous said...

I regularly drop by to catch up on your "blog news" so congratulations on your blog anniversary. But especially may you have a lovely birthday. May you know God's loving kindness every day.

Susan
Manjimup WA

emily said...

Happy, happy birthday! I love your blog and your quilts. Wonderful giveaway...so generous!
Enjoy your day....

ranette said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you...
Very nice blog and giveaway. Such cute gifts.
Enjoy!

Jan said...

Have a wonderful Birthday! The table runner is so pretty and feminine. The dilly bag is so quaint. I love your blog.

Theresa N. said...

Happy Everything! The colors in your table runner are beautiful and serene, please sign me up.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Micki said...

Happy Birthday! I love the dilly bag, and you are so generous with your giveaway. What a wonderful week for you!
Micki

Fiona said...

Happy Happy Birthday to a fellow Aries - Love the birdie in the nest too....

Stina said...

Happy Birthday to you... or as we say in swedish..." Grattis pÄ födelsedagen!!!!"
Hope you will have a wonderful birthday...enjoy your day!! :o)

Gail said...

Happy Birthday! Aren't litties, aka grandchildren the Best!?

Jan said...

Happy birthday, Lurline; I hope the sun is shining and that you are having a wonderful day. You have so much to celebrate!
Best wishes, Jan

Millie said...

Lurline, Happy Birthday. may you have a wonderful day and a great year. what a wonderful five away. Very pretty table runner with soft colors.

Lindi said...

Happy Birthday, Lurline! Wishing you all the very best for a wonderful day and year. Hope the year provides lots of quilty time and many more Peter Alexanders!
Hugs and Hugs

ps love both projects you are offering. The winner and the PIFer will be very lucky people.

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday, Lurline!
Both your projects are lovely!

soggybottomflats said...

What wonderful items you have made! Happy Birthday, hope it was joyful...Elaine

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Lurline. I hope you have a great day.

Terri S said...

Happy Birthday, Lurline. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day!!

lesthook said...

Happy birthday and blogaversary! Love the runner and the bag!

Candace said...

Happy Birthday Lurline, you are a delight to so many in Blogland, it's been a wonderful year and I've enjoyed every post and oohed and aahed over every beautiful picture and every beautiful creation. I'm proud to know you. You're sweetness comes through so well on your blog.

Lyn said...

Happy Birthday!
=) =)
Hope you have a wonderful day!
And such lovely giveaway too!

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday Lurline! I hope you have a blessed day. I love your blog and will be back to visit.

Linda said...

Hi, Lurline,
I said to myself, "I wonder what's up with Lurline?". Am I glad I popped in because you are having a giveaway. Wheee.... I see that you have been up to a lot...that bird in the nest is pretty darned cute. Is that part of the prize? Take care, Linda

Bev C said...

Hello Lurline, Best wishes for your Birthday you have been blessed with beautiful weather today. Happy days to you from one West Aussie to another. Happy days.

Kerri said...

Happy birthday Lurline,

Hope you have the best day and many more to come. You are a special lady.
Have a great day

Kez

Julie said...

Happy birthday for today. May the birthday fairy bring you lots of quilty goodies. Hope you had a great day. Julie xx

Annette said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lurline and congratulations on your upcoming Blogaversary. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your lovely creations. All the best for a lovely quilty, fabricy, birthday with good cake! Annette (another Peter Alexander fan, he makes the BEST pjamies):)

Jan said...

Happy Happy Birthday Lurline, I hope you had a lovely day. I was thinking of you all day but didn't get a signal until now. Your runner looks lovely. All the best for your giveaway, what a lovely idea, so typical of you, you are a lovely, generous, sweet person. Love Ya

Christine said...

Dear Lurline

I wish you a very happy and wonderful birthday.

Lots of love from
me to you
Christine

Anonymous said...

What a lovely table runner. I wish I could work with pastel colours but I can't.
I'm off to explore the rest of your blog..dinner can wait.
Dee in Oz

Flutterby Angel said...

Happy Birthday to you....Happy birthday to you....Happy Birthday dear Lurline...Happy Birthday to Yoooouu!!
Just as well you can't hear me sing....lol....
Hope your special day was wonderful!
Just love both of your give away gifts too!
And...you are a pisces - just like me!

Shiree said...

Hello Lurline, Happy Birthday!! I hope that you have had a very wonderful day,

Laila said...

Hello.
Happy birthday from Norway. And congrats on your allmost 200 post ;-)
Hpoe you will get a lot of wonderfull surprices on you day.
Hugs.

Anita said...

Happy Birthday Lurline!! Hope you had a great day!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hi Lurline....Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you....Happy Birthday Dear Lurline, Happy Birthday to you...hope you have had the best day....a little parcel is on its way to you...love and kisses Peg

karen said...

Well, now, you've certainly had a lot of lovely birthday wishes! Here's one more! Hope your day was lovely.

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you....Happy Birthday Dear Lurline, Happy Birthday to you........hope you day has been wonderful.....

Catherine said...

Hippo Birdy two Ewe
Hippo Birdy two Ewe
Hippo Birdy Dear Lurline!!!!

I saw this on a card once and it was so cute...now my whole family sings this version...mad I know!! Hope you had a lovely day!! Cathyx

Purpleflowerpatch said...

Happy birthday Lurline!
Love the little birdie. :-)

Suzie said...

I wish you a wondeful day with your family and friends! Congratulations on your 187th post, the giveaway is lovely!

May Britt said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day

Cornfield Quilter said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Luline, Happy Birthday to you!! Any many more!!

Martina said...

Wish you a very happy bithday. Like your blog very much and check it often.
Greetings from switzerland.
sammartina@bluewin.ch

Purple and Paisley said...

i hope i'm not too late in wishing you a wonderfully happy birthday! you do amazing work and visiting your blog each day is one of my favorite things to do! ☺

Quiltan said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you hade a wonderful day!
What cute things you done. This is my first time I do anything like this ;o))
From Kristina in Arjeplog in Sweden

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a gorgeous table topper for you prize. You made a very cute birdie and he looks right at home.

Marica said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a lovelyd day with you family and friends..

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Lurline! My Daddy's birthday was April 8. I hope you have a wonderful day and I would be honored to win your gift.

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday Lurline ! I would appreciate if you could count me in on your generous gift give away .
Sheila

quiltmom said...

Happy Birthday Lurline- What a lovely thing to do to celebrate your blog and your birthday.
I would love for you to enter me in your giveaway.
I do hope you will come and visit me again. You can find me at quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com.

Regards from Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Robin C said...

A Belated happy Birthday. You make the cutest stuff. Very inspiring.

hope you have a wonderful Day!

Robin in Virginia, USA

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Again birthday wishes to you. Lovely things. You do such nice work. I wish I could enter the giveaway twice!

Katherine said...

Belated, but very Happy Birthday wishes to you!

Lissa Jane said...

Lurline I hope you have a wonderful birthday... I love that
Australian quilts book too, I am definatley going to buy it at the next quilt show I get to! (darling harbour perhaps?)

take care
Lissa

Cybele's patch said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday. Hope this coming year will be a very good one for you!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on your blog milestones. Your giveaway gifts are lovely and I love the little birdie you made.

Isabella said...

congatulations on your birthday blogsversary I love your blog and also love that dilly bag please count me in

trixi said...

Hi and Happy Birthday.Great work,I really love the dilly bag

Priscilla said...

happy birthday to you and I keep my fingers crossed :-) I would love to win the little bag.
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

barb's creations said...

Happy birthday lurline.I hope you had a fantastic day.I love popping into your blog and having a look at all your beautiful creations.Barb

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, Lurline. What a wonderful giveaway, thank you.

anne from finland said...

Happy Birthday to You!I like the bag very much! Your bird looks so lovely!