Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tilda Swap!!!!

Look what arrived in the mail this weekend!!!!

Inside the pretty package was the sweetest Tilda Angel!! It was love at first sight!! She holds a beautiful basket of flowers and has the cutest braids!!!
And look at those cookies! My husband and I quickly taste-tested these honey cakes and they're absolutely YUMMY!!!!!!
There were also spring napkins, tea-lights, a lovely soft-sculptured heart and some bright-coloured Easter eggs, which I hung on a little tree-branch!

I joined the Tilda Spring Swap which was hosted by Maaike in The Netherlands. Her and I were also swap partners!! This has been really fun and I hope to do it again some time!
Thanks so much for swapping with me, Maaike!! I hope you like the things I've sent you and I wish you a very Happy Easter, together with your new Tilda Angel!!

Pop over and visit Maaike at her blog!
I'm sure that you'll be more than welcome!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Recent Squishies!!!

March brought lots of goodies in the mail
pour moi! Here's a couple of great books by
Liz Lois. Nearly Insane is from Elaine on the Dear Jane list. I put out an online request to purchase a used copy of this challenging book, and Elaine came through for me!! Many thanks, Elaine! Just Plain Nuts also arrived at my door, a sweet surprise from my friend Karen! This is the newest book by Liz Lois, with even more challenging blocks to hand-piece! Thanks, Karen, for your kind gift!
Don't you just love the names of these books???!!!!

Also, I was the very lucky winner of a draw for Melly and Me's new pattern, EMOtional Anna and SeBATstian!!! Now how cute is this pattern??!!! I absolutely love it!!!
A huge thanks to Melly and Rosie for picking my name!!!! I look very much forward to sewing up this cute pair!!! Oh, there's a new book in the works by Melly and Me...the sneak previews have been wonderful!!!

In the beginning of March, I received a pattern for a Cupcake Pincushion by Sandi Henderson of Portabello Pixie! I found the pattern a bit tricky, with lots of curved piecing, but as it was just my first try, I'm hoping that I'll get a bit better with practice!! ;o) If anyone has sewn this little pincushion and has some good tips for me, I'd love to hear from you!! Oh, the fabric is from Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut series.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is in the Air!

Spring has finally sprung here in Denmark! These small Eranthus blooms are always the first to pop up in the garden! They are such a beautiful and welcome sight to see after a long winter! Our garden is just filled with them!!

Here is our little grandson, Oskar, sporting the vest I recently knit for him! It's a nice and easy pattern that really fits babies well! It's done in ribbing and because of the stretchiness of the rib, fits over a span of many months!
It's knit in Alpacca yarn.

Speaking of our little Oskar, here are some pictures of his baby quilt made by Grandma! I used some cute Beatrix Potter fabric and framed the fussy-cut prints with blue and off-white. I wanted a soft, subtle look for this quilt and finished it off with hand-quilted hearts in the inner square, around the blocks and finally ducks and flowers in the outer border. I was happy with the results!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

And The Winner Is........!!!!!!

Good Evening, everyone!!
I'm a bit late's almost 12:30 am, but I'm still calling it Friday night here in Denmark!!!
Time for my Give-Away Draw!!
My camera battery is unfortunately dead, but here are some pics taken with my cell-phone! Not the best quality, but I think you can still get the idea!!

My husband was kind enough to volunteer to make the draw for the winner!!!

And the winner is..................!!!!!!!!!!!!!

STINA from Sweden!!!!!

Congratulations, Stina!!! Please send me your snail mail so I can get your
Tilda Prize off to you!!!
Thanks to EVERYONE who popped by and left their sweet comments on my Blog!
It's so nice to read your posts and hear where you're from and a bit about yourselves!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and I promise to host another
Give-Away in the near future!

Nightie, Night!!
Mary Ann

Edited to say: I just went over to read Stina's Blog and it's her BIRTHDAY today!!! That was a very lucky coincidence, I must say!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Birthday Give-Away!!!

In celebration of our darling grandson Axel's 3rd birthday AND my 50th post, I am having a little Give-Away!!! Comment on my blog, tell me a little bit about yourself (where you're from, your favorite past-times!) and you'll be entered in my Give-Away!! Mention my Give-Away on your blog, let me know you did and I'll enter your name twice!!!

Now, what can you win?!
Let's about my newly-created Tilda Jewellry Holder?!!!
Sorry, my jewellry is not included!!
Plus, there'll be a little
"sweet" surprise, as well!

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Deadline for the draw will be Friday the 13th!!!
Now, that's a Lucky Day!!!!

Good Luck to Everyone and Happy Birthday, Axel!!
Have a great weekend!
Mary Ann