Her eyes are supposed to be made from felt but mine looked horrible so I've used buttons instead. She was lots of fun to make and I found the pattern clear and easy to follow. Thinking I might make another using reproduction fabrics.I took her outside for a while this morning and of course Oliver was near by.
I guess you want to know who won the giveaway. I decided to draw out two names - one for the girls who gave the correct answer and the second for everyone who took the time to leave a comment. Thank you for all your words of encouragement. So the winners are Helz and Catherine. Catherine is a new blogger who is also from Tasmania (and another teacher) so you might like to drop by and welcome her to blogland. If Helz and Catherine could email me their snail mail addresses I will post your prize very soon.
I have had a very bad cold/flu the last few days - Thursday and Friday home from work. One of the perils of teaching is the little darlings love to share their germs with you. I was too sick to do much stitching but did manage to catch up with some blog reading and commenting. There are so many blogs I love to visit that it's easy to get behind. In Tasmania, it is a long weekend so hopefully by Tuesday I'll be back on deck.
Carey at Blueberry Lane has a giveaway for a pincushion book by Lynette Anderson. These are my ornamental pincushions - too nice to use. I didn't make the chook one - I think it came from the Quilt Patch in Launceston many years ago.
This is the pincushion I use everyday. It is very faded and has lots of holes and even a couple of rust marks! Apparently, it also smells quite interesting!
I have finished stitching the little trolls - not quite sure how I will finish them yet. Working in a single colour certainly makes for quick stitching.
Today I'm intending to work on the felt Easter Eggs and start stitching the centre block of the Ryland Manor BOM. Will show some pictures soon.