Friday, 22 November 2013

Bits and pieces

I have a bit of a random blog post for you today, full of bits and pieces which are only vaguely related...

First up, an exciting announcement.  The bubbly and fun Melissa from Ms Midge has organised a Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop which will feature inspiration and tutorials from a whole heap of quilty/crafty bloggers.  We are a largely antipodean bunch I think, so expect to see lots of fresh makes which reflect our summer Christmases down here in the southern hemisphere.

Ms Midge

Here's the schedule:

Sunday 1st December - Melissa at Ms Midge
Monday 2nd December - Gemma at Pretty Bobbins
Tuesday 3rd December - Kristy at Quiet Play
Wednesday 4th December - Joshua at Molli Sparkles
Thursday 5th December - Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts
Friday 6th December - Fiona at Finding Fifth
Saturday 7th December - Abby at Things For Boys
Sunday 8th December - Lauren at Molly & Mama Makes
Monday 9th December - Jodi at Tickle & Hide
Tuesday 10th December - Adrianne at On The Windy Side  <-- that's me!
Wednesday 11th December - Rachel at Little White Dove
Thursday 12th December - Gina at Party of Eight
Friday 13th December - Jane at Quilt Jane
Saturday 14th December - Round up of Blog Hop and link up YOUR projects at Ms Midge

I'm really excited to share my tutorial (and, um, make the cushion for it...) and I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.  Make sure you check it out starting from the 1st of December.  And, oh yeah, there are prizes...

Secondly, does anyone else ever check the search terms people use to find their blog?  I do, and I get some gems.  Yes, whoever googled "a large stash of fabric and still buying", you have come to the right place...

Last, and definitely not least, I just received this wonderful cushion cover from Alison at Little Island Quilting as part of the X-Factor Pillow Swap.

X-Factor pillow swap received from Little Island Quilting

I am incredibly thrilled to be the recipient of this work of art - more (and better) photos are to come because it deserves its own post.

Ok people - enjoy the end of the week and seeya after the weekend!

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10 comments:

Helen M said...

What an awesome cushion - and that seems to be a fair swap for your lovely one.
Must google that sometime just to feel a bit better that my stash "is OK" lol.

I have decided to make family and some friends cushions for Christmas this year and try and use up my stash...a bit.

Leanne said...

Looks like a lovely blog hop and you are very lucky to get Alison's beautiful pillow!

Kelsey said...

I have been thinking a lot about your summer Christmas down there and find it all very confusing and intriguing. I'm so excited to see all of these pillows now!

Erica said...

I am laughing so hard right now. I have had some weird search terms but that one is the best I have heard :)

Deb said...

Totally jealous. Alison always makes amazing cushions and quilts.

Little Island Quilting said...

I've had 'depressed quilters' which made me sad because isn't that an oxymoron?!

Salsy said...

What a gorgeous pillow!

dutchcomfort said...

Love that cushion cover Alison made!

Looking forward to some Down Under Christmas fun!

Flying Blind... said...

Looks like a great bunch of hoppers.
Lovely cushion from lovely Alison x

MsMidge said...

Thanks for sharing A! Looking forward to your blog hop stop!