Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Who won the Star Prize?

Promise I won't keep you in suspenders for too much longer.    Just long enough to show you the draw taking place.   Here we have the little box of entrants.... shaken and stirred by yours truly.


Now here's the long arm of the law (Mac - retired) picking a winner......


and the winner is.......


 #12.....Gill (no blog) from Gloucestershire, England!!   Congratulations Gill.  Hope you enjoy the book and get to spend many a happy hour sewing stars.

I wish I could say I'd got to spend many a happy hour sewing anything at all this past couple of weeks but although once in a while I had the time..... I just couldn't find the inclination!


Ever had one of those spells when all you can think about is crafting?  Ever spent every available minute planning projects or searching the Internet for inspiration?   Couldn't sleep for thinking about quilts in every size from humongous to minuscule?   Felt a burning desire to sew softies?   Start another BOM?   Embroider a heirloom tablecloth?    Crochet a fabulous granny square throw?     Ever actually done....... nothing at all!
How do you stop a head from spinning?    Spinning?   I haven't tried that.... yet!!

Phew.....   things are bad.    I even bought this book........


after thinking up a cunning plan  to re upholster an old chair that Mac's uncle made back in the 20's.  That's as well as the plan to paint the sideboard, coat stand and standard lamp in the conservatory.  Oh... and maybe the bookcases on the landing!

Do you think I'll get it all done by Christmas!!!!!   :o)

Remember I told you Mac had fallen for the quilt that Kitty worked on while she was here (it's in the last post).  Well.... the book with the pattern in arrived.   I'm still no closer to ordering up the fabric.  Probably a good thing all things considered.



Oh.... I almost forgot.   My SSCS partner Wendy in sunny Australia has received her parcel so I guess I can show you the Christmas ornament I made for her......


One side has stitched Christmas Tree......


the other side a cute Reindeer.     Both of the stitchery patterns are in Stitch it for Christmas by Lynette Anderson.   Had to reduce them quite a bit to make them fit the 'window' but it worked out fine in the end.

Heck.... for someone who had nothing to say when I started this post I've managed to rabbit on for ages!    I had better go and try to stop my head from spinning before I head on up to bed.    Shall I try wine... or tranquilisers?  Tranquilisers or wine?   Wine it is then....  cheers!!

Hope you are all surviving the run up to the Festivities......
Have fun....
See you soon....
Hugs
Josie

8 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love the Christmas ornament. So cute. Hugs,

Shirley said...

You could be describing me here. The plans I have stay just that but one day they may escape and become reality and then we can watch out. Roll on the New Year and all those resolutions. Upholstery - on my list too. Will it be a very fashionable patchwork chair? Enjoy the wine.

shez said...

lol you are funny,congrats to the winner and i love the decoration that you made Wendy,well done.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

you have my head spinning now! lol I'd start with the wine and if that doesn't work add the other :o) Have a great Christmas, Aussie hugs xx

Susan said...

Sometimes it's better to just not make a list.... I love your little ornament, double sided is such a great idea. have a great week.....with sewing or not.

Anthea said...

I. Love. This. Ornament...!
Josie it's so lovely, and Wendy is rightfully gleeful that it's hers...
And yes, just the other night I was sitting on the sofa, wanting to pick up & do some stitching, but couldn't make up my mind on what to do, so I ended up doing nothing, bah! x

Lynda said...

Merry Christmas. The ornament you made is lovely in the cathedral windows. I made the star ornaments for the stitching girls.

Chookyblue...... said...

what a lovely ornament for Wendy.........