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Saturday, November 10, 2012

November Christmas QAL 1 and Thank You's

Sue of Quilt Times http://quilttimes.blogspot.com/  is hosting this November Christmas QAL.  I want to know where the time went!  Boy, I feel as if these months keep going by faster and faster.  So today I will enjoy the gorgeous November day we are having here and hopefully get some stitching done.
 
I have several Thank You's I want to mention.  First one is to Elizabeth of Sand and Sunshine http://sandandsunshine.blogspot.com/ who hosted the October Christmas QAL and from whom I won this terrific pincushion.

Elizabeth, I told you it would get used right away.  Thank you for this cute win.

Second is to SewCalGal http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/ from whom I won the pattern and fabric to make a wine vest.

It isn't made yet but I'll get to it soon.  It's that time thing I mentioned earlier:)  These vests are so neat and useful.  Thank you, SewCalGal.  Please note that SewCalGal has a Friday giveaway each week. 
 
My third thank you is to Donna of So Sew Crafty http://sosewcrafty.blogspot.com/.  Donna posted about a giveaway during the September QAL and I went over to the site and entered.  And I won for becoming a follower of the site.  So Donna, thanks for sharing the info.  I know that when bloggers share about giveaways it increases the competition.  But the more giveaways we enter the better our chances are of winning something we can use so it's a nice thing to do.
 
Fourth is my Thank You to Barbara H. Cline and C&T Publishing, from whom I won the prize about which Donna posted.
 
 
There isn't any reason why I can't make one of the beautiful quilts in the Simply Triangles book because I have the ruler and the instructions.  And I intend to make one in the coming year.   Barbara's blog is at   http://www.quiltingal.blogspot.com .  Her quilts are treasures.  Thank you, Barbara. 
 
So what am I going to work on today?  My cross stitch project from Point De Croiz novalee02  http://novalee02.over-blog.com/ .
 
I stayed up late last night working on it.  So today and tomorrow are cross stitching days, hopefully. 
 
And the Christening Dress and Cape are completed.  In my humble opinion the pictures don't do it justice.
 
 


 I think that a baby filling them out will make them look even better:)
 
See you later.
God Bless.


7 comments:

Hazel said...

How beautiful is the Christening dress & cape?! It would be wonderful to see the baby wearing them - would the little one's parents mind if you took a picture and put it up for us to see?

You have a lovely batch of giveaways going on there - I've seen the Barbara Cline book, so I'd be interested to see when you decide to make one of the quilts.

QuiltSue said...

woww, you have been on a lucky streak, well done you.

The christening outfit looks great - I hope we will get to see it being modelled soon?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely Christening dress/cape!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

beautiful Christening dress !! and lovely wins

Lesley said...

Joanna, the christening dress is just so beautiful! What an accomplishment and something so close to your heart. Love it! And congrats for all those fabulous wins...this quilt blog community is so very generous! Your cross stitch is beautiful...I have done cross stitch in the past so can appreciate the time and effort that goes into making a piece like yours. Enjoy the day!

Bound To Quilt said...

Congratulations on such great wins!
I love the dress, it is gorgeous.

http://boundtoquilt.blogspot.ca/

Barb said...

Lots of fun wins....the little dress is adorable!