Thursday, 8 May 2014


I am only a week late but here they are!!!!! The prizes for my 2nd Blogging Birthday Party - how that time has flown. And I have enjoyed so much being a blogger - all the wonderful friends I have made through blogging (in a way they are like my secret life!!!hehe!!!); the support I have received from all of my wonderful blog friends has been amazing also (that is personal and technical). I have taken part in a number of swaps and of course I am now addicted - they are such a wonderful and enjoyable part of my blogging. Craft/sewing blogs are not the only genre I follow in the blogging world - I follow quite a few in the gardening and sustainable living areas as well - from these I learn so much - new recipes, new gardening ideas and the list is never ending.
So, to say thank you to all of my blog friends I am having a 2 part give away. The first is for my CRAFTY/SEWING friends and followers (and anyone they would like to invite to participate as well). So here is what you need to do:
COMMENT on this post only telling me and everyone else who reads this post where you are from and what your favourite craft or style of sewing is. Easy peasy!!!. This part of the give away will run for one week. On the THURSDAY 15TH MAY 2014 at  midnight (AEST). From all of the comments I will use to draw 4 prize winners!!!

The 2nd part of my giveaway will run from midnight 15th May 2014 to midnight Thursday 21st May 2014 - it will be for anyone who loves gardening - all gardening things as prizes. There is no rule about being a follower (if you want to become a follower that would be lovely) - I just want to share my Blogging birthday with everyone!!!!

So for this weeks Give away prizes:

The photo above and the photo below show all the goodies I have selected to make up the 4 prizes. I will sort them into 'surprise' packs during the coming week ready for the winners draw next Friday morning!!
Button packs, Peg Magnets, Hand Towels, Hand made Scarves, Fat Quarters, Brooches, Vintage Doilies, Knitted Tea Cosy, decorative Tea Towels, and some haberdashery items!!
below are close ups of some of the items in the give away!!

And that is all there is to my 2nd Blogging Birthday Give Away - remember you can share among your followers and invite them to be a part of it all as well.
FOOTNOTE: we have brought our daughter Naomi and grand daughter home - she wanted to be with her family (her support team and network) and to be under the care of her long time Dr whom she has utmost trust and faith in. Her diagnosis is terminal liver cancer - aggressive. The time frame she has been given is relatively short - 2 months to 12 months. She is determined to fight it and we are in the process of getting referrals for more opinions from specialists in Sydney and Melbourne. As a family we are slowly coming to terms with the diagnosis and the huge changes to our lives in her fight to survive. We are taking it one step and one day at a time and are very fortunate that we have a strong support network here.


  1. I became a follower of your blog a wee while ago, I am a 10year veteran to scrapbooking and newbie quilter, really enjoying applique. I am sending positive thoughts out for your daughter, wishing pain free, memory filled days ahead

  2. I am a flannel loving, Florida native who loves quilting small projects, hand embroidery, hankie making, and any sort of fun and creative sewing. It's so exciting to be able to share in your give-away!

    My prayers are still with you, your beautiful daughter, and your entire family.

  3. Kerrie, sending prayers for your daughter and your family. Look after yourself too. xx

  4. Wishing your daughter all the best ,what a fighter and a inspiration,sending you all cyber hugs.
    Kerrie has my PIF parcel arrived to you yet?
    Take care.xx

  5. Sending prayers to you and all your family at this very hard time.

    I really don't have a favourite,love everything from card making to quilt making and most things in between .I am 65 ,and was taught to knit crochet and sew, many years ago by my darling mum.A wonderful legacy that has been passed on to my oldest daughter .

  6. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family at this very hard time.xx

    I live in England and love all crafting from card making and scrap booking to quilting and everything in between.
    I was taught to knit crochet and sew by my darling mum way back in the 50s.a wonderful legacy passed on to my own children.Thank you for this great give away.
    Hugs go all.
    Laura xx

  7. Ps funny things are happening with my ipad.....I think it has gremlins .I think I may have sent two separate messages......well3 if you count this one.x

  8. Nonstop prayers to you and your family, for as long as it takes! Stay Strong, Naomi!

  9. So sorry to hear of your girl's diagnosis Kerrie. That must've been hard for the all of you to take in. I'm please she's home with you where she needs to be, and you get to take care of her and your little granddaughter. Hugs and prayers coming your way.

    I'd love to be in your birthday giveaway........I live in Murwillumbah, in northern NSW, and like you, I love sewing, and crafting as well as my garden and trying to live as self sufficiently as possible, but I'd like to be in the gardening draw thanks.

    Take care of yourself, and thanks for sharing your bloggy birthday with us.

  10. I think I did that wrong, now that I've re-read your post ..laughs.....I think I should've waited until the gardening giveaway is up and running.....just ignore me then, Kerrie :)

  11. Iam from country Victoria I love all aspects of quilting Blogging is a great way to meet new friends and the support is indeed wonderful
    I feel for you as a mother I too have been in your position
    Enjoy every moment with your daughter
    Warm hugs coming your way

  12. Thinking of you and your family at this time Kerrie. I'm sure Naomi will get great comfort from being at home with you. You take care of yourself too. Sending you hugs. Christine xx

    I bet these past two years of blogging have just flown. Happy blogging birthday Kerrie.

  13. As always, I am thinking of you and your family during this time and send you heaps of angel hugs and blessings.

  14. Healing prayers and hugs to you all Kerrie. I know it can be very difficult, but try to stay positive.
    I am from South East Qld in a rural area NW of Toowoomba. I'm a member of Q.C.W.A. and several online craft groups. I love collecting old doilies and vintage china (often mismatched) and love crocheting, embroidery and especially CQ (crazy quilting) I also enjoy gardening, reading, cooking and genealogy.

  15. You and your DD are in my thoughts Kerrie....take care

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your daughter has such a wonderful fighting spirit, she will give life her best shot.

  17. Hello Kerrie,

    I live in the Central Wheatbelt in Western Australia, I love sewing patchwork crochet embroidery etc, buying at op shops and using up my stash.
    Best wishes to you and your family.

    Happy days.


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