Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winners are grinners (Yes they are!)

Just before Christmas I got T.H.E B.E.S.T news.  I had won a giveaway over at the wonderful  Twin Fibers.  My absolutely gorgeous winning arrived before Christmas and before we went on holidays. Wanna see what I won? O but they are so much more beautiful in the flesh. Presenting my wonderful new pot holders! How will I ever be able to use them? I'm not half excited am I? Thank you Jessica. Photo is from the Twin Fibers blog.
 Want to see where I spent some of my holiday time? If you said 'Yes' stay tuned.  If you said 'No' skip down for some sewing efforts. This is the best beach to take kids.  We spent at least an hour and a half in the water before getting out. It was low tide and much warmer than I thought it was going to be. It takes me F.O.R.E.V.E.R to get fully wet. But once in you didn't want to get out. Its called Trial Bay beach but we call it 'the Goal' as there is a very old, no longer used goal there.  It was used in World War 1.  You can find out more here plus there is a great photo showing its location in relation to the beach.  When I was growing up we used to go to this beach nearly every Sunday in summer. Its 20 minutes drive from my Mum and Dad's house.
 After being away on holidays for 2 weeks I was keen to catch up on my blocks in the Layer Cake Quilt Along.  I had Block 5 and 6 to make. Boy did I make Block 5 into a disaster.  I so picked the wrong fabrics.  They fabrics looked OK before I cut them up and put them back together into the block design. I am hoping once the block is in the quilt it will be perfect. I can dream can't I?
Anyways here is block 5-
It makes me cringe just looking at it. Let's move onto Block 6. Now that's better.

On a more sombre note, I so don't know what to say about the devastation that has occurred in Queensland. It is so hard to comprehend even after seeing the footage. Growing up in a flood prone area I have never experienced a flood of such ginormous proportions. Let's hope the missing are found safe. Our thoughts go out to all those that are affected.
I have to finish on a much lighter note. Would you believe I won something else!! Yes me.  I can't believe it.  But you are going to have to wait to see what it is.  I think its pretty special. Stay tuned folks.


antmee said...

Wow! Congrats! Prettiest pot holders I have ever seen. Fabric is gorgeous. Your number 5 block looks okay. Pretty fabric always looks good to me!

Catherine said...

Oh I can just imagine your grin when those pretty potholders arrived! Congrats! Thanks for sharing the photos of your beach, isn't it beautiful. The water look so blue and clear and just perfect for kids. And you know I think block 5 isn't too bad. It's going to make a very pretty quilt! Can't wait to see what your next winnings are!

Sue SA said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday and congratulations on TWO wins! I dont think block five is awful, just a bit busy and I am sure when they all go together it will blend nicely. Happy quilting, Sue.

Jodi said...

Karen, thanks so much for "following" me! I am envious about your wonderful vacation at the Goal! Sounds wonderful!!! We have about 20 inches of snow, as you saw from my post, I guess. I am very curious about your new winnings! Do tell! And congrats!

jlk said...

Congrats on your win! It is so fun to win something online, isn't it? And, I think you are crazy for not liking your block. It is so pretty!

Diane said...

What a pretty beach!

I think you block 5 looks great, as does #6! This is going to be a great quilt.

Lissy said...

Your blocks look great to me :) I think it will all come together as a quilt!

Hideaway Girl said...

Hunky Dory is such a pretty fabric line - I am sure the quilt be beautiful! I am totally drooling over that beach. What I wouldn't give to be barefoot on warm sand!