A year ago today (or not! The post is dated 20 January so my blogaversary was actually one week ago - so much for the ticker!), I hit the button with this post. It`s a wordy post but it explains a little about how I got into quilting. Like many people, quilting helped me get out of a rut. Why is that I wonder?
I remember the sheer excitement at seeing my first hit come up in my stats. It was in the States (who still account for the largest reader group followed by the UK , Australia, Canada, (thank you friends), Switzerland (thank you Helen) and the Netherlands (thank you Nicolette)) as well of lots of other visitors from all over the world!
Thank you to all my followers and readers - my mum and aunt were my first followers and I`m so proud to say that I am still in regular contact with many of my other initial followers and have made lots of really good friends along the way - many of whom I hope to meet at the FQ retreat in London this June.
So to say a huge thank you to you my friends, I promised you a fortune...I`m giving away 2 charm packs of the amazingly talented Kate Spain`s Good Fortune.
I love this line and am wondering whether I could covertly enter my own giveaway in an attempt to win them!
I`ve ordered them and they are waiting with my friend Julie at my online fabric shop of choice The Intrepid Thread until we know who will be adopting them. They will then be shipped direct to you, wherever you are in the world.
What else? As this is an austerity giveaway, I made you a pouch made from Lark selvages left over from making this quilt top.
If you are not an Amy Butler fan or a fan of Lark (I guess that could happen) then I can make you your own special zippered pouch in the same design but using these fabrics - Echo by Lotta Jansdotter.
I shall also throw in some scraps, which hopefully will be of some use to you.
So to enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment saying what got you into quilting or sewing and add the word LARK or ECHO so I know which pouch you would like. If you are not a sewist, simply tell me something about yourself. No hoops to jump through. If you are a new reader, take a look around and if you like what you see then of course I would love you to follow me!
I`ll draw a winner on Tuesday January 31 at 5 PM GMT.
Thank you to everyone who has visited, read, commented and contributed over the last year! Good luck!