Friday, May 20, 2011

Roll Up Roll Up Roll Up

I might have been a little absent lately, but I have managed to find a great giveaway for all you fellow "bag ladies" (and guys too sorry for only including women first up). Keira, AKA KiKi had some fantastic news recently, and part of it is that she's going to be a 'published bag designer'. To help celebrate, she's giving away a hard copy of her first pattern, which is the above bag....BUT, wait, there's'll also get the fabric to make one just like the pic *swoon* All you'll need is your 'hardware', like sewing machine, rotary cutter and ruler....she's providing everything else. As with all the other giveaways I share with you, click on the photo above, or either of the two links contained within this paragraph to head on over to enter.

Being that she's trying to promote herself, or her patterns, please share the love on your blog and help her get the word out.

Giveaway closes 8am (her time - US time for us South of the Equator) on Weds May 25th. As with all giveaways I blog about...I'd be happy to win, but wish y'all good luck as well. Having one of my lovely followers win is almost as good as winning myself!

Whilst I have your attention, some of you may know that my sewing machine has been a little bit naughty lately....the self levelling foot doesn't seem to be doing it's job, and if I'm sewing and am going from thick to thinner thickness, I have to turn the wheel by hand and hold the front of the foot up to stop the needle from hitting the foot....well it's cacked itself big time now, and the needle doesn't hit the foot now, but has taken to constantly hitting the needle plate.....what's with that.....maybe I'm due a big lottery win so I can buy the Janome Horizon or at least some other machine....but really, why does it have to give up now when I have a quilt to FMQ? I do have back up machines, but you all know what it's like, you have your comfy slipper machine, and nothing else quite cuts it does it?

Okay, off to see if unplugging the machine 'resets' the computer....much the same as unplugging a tv de-gouses the screen!

Edited to let you all know that the advice from Marilyn and unplugging the machine has worked.....but ssssshhh I'm not game to say it too to sew again now :o)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sewings version of the Willy Wonka Gold Bar

I've just popped a couple of giveaways up on my giveaway page for Go! Baby cutters, and was rather annoyed to see that one of them is limited to people with a US or Canadian shipping address.....which has led me to think about this post.....some of you may remember a while back when I had my little sook (you can read it here if you didn't see it back then) about the amount of followers needed to 'host' an Accuquilt GO! giveaway, then there is also the chance to win one on Accuquilts Friday comp's in Facebook, once again, I found out that being in Australia I wasn't eligible to win (don't think that's an Accuquilt stipulation, think it's something to do with FB regulations about giveaways....but if that's the case, how to other people manage to give stuff away worldwide).....and now it seems Accuquilt is kicking all us non USA/Canada residents in the butt again.....on Blog giveaways.......I definately think I sound like a spoilt brat, but stiff.....I needed to get it off my chest and move on I did after my sook before about them!

Onto the Willy Wonka Gold Bar part of my subject seems like I've spent way too much time chasing the sewists version of a Gold ticket, so thought I'd pick one of the characters out of the movie and being that my favourite colour is purple....I've picked out......insert loud fanfare......

Who would you be????? Veruca Salt? Violet Beauregarde? Augustus Gloop? Mike TeeVee? or Charlie??? And WHY????? I don't have a prize to giveaway, I just think it'd be fun to see which character my followers/readers assimilate themselves to as we all seek out our own elusive Golden Tickets in/for whatever!

In closing off, I just have to decide whether a) I'll ever own a GO! or Go! Baby, b) Accuquilt is another name for Willy Wonka & c)