Wednesday, 4 July 2012


Firstly, thanks to everybody who left such nice comments about losing our dog Barney.  We are going to get a new puppy towards the end of the summer when holidays are all finished with.  Hubby would like a Newfoundland or a Burmese Mountain dog, eldest daughter would like another Labrador, youngest daughter would love a White Swiss Shepherd dog after seeing them on Grit's blog.  After a lot of cleaning up dog hairs for many years (why do they call them short haired dogs?) I want a hairless one like the Chinese crested dog but I don't think I'll win this arguement.

I have drawn the winners for my blogoverary giveway but I'm going to keep you in suspense until further down this post (I know I am a meanie).

I've received my long person in the post from Litina.
Here is a photo of her, isn't she a beauty with her shiny lips and eye makeup.  She also sent some beautiful fabrics, fabric flowers and a handmade card.

Here is a photo of the long person I sent to her.

I was in a swap called the Name Game swap where you made a mini quilt for a fellow blogger which showed either their blog name or their real name.  Sue had my name and sent her quilt to me but our Post Office didn't deliver it and returned it to her.  She very kindly resent it to me and here it is.
I love the colours and the patterns in it.

My swap partner for the 12 inch mini quilt swap received my quilt so I can show a full picture of it.

School has now finished and on her last day in 5th class my youngest daughter got to dress up as they had a 60's day.  Here she is in all her glory.

Now for what you have been waiting for, the winners of my giveaway.
I had 7 comments so the winners are as follows

7, 6, 2  

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7 is Cindy (who wins the book)
6 is Helen (who wins the fat quarters)
2 is cheeky monkey (who wins a surprise)

I also want to send something small to the other four
so congrats to
Sarah, Sharon, Sunnie and Leonie.

I will email you all so that you can give me your details and I can post your winnings to you.

Thanks everyone


  1. Hope you have fun choosing a new dog (and not too many disagreements). Congrats to your giveaway winners and thank you for making us all winners!

  2. Linda what a very generous person you are! I am thrilled to be the winner of the fat quarters - thank you so much!! I love the White Swiss Shepherds in Grits header photo. Just gorgeous!

  3. How kind of you! Thanks. Good luck with choosing your next dog.

  4. Thank you so much. I am really surprised chaise I (almost) never win.
    Great that you meant a new dog. It is so great to have it as a famlily member. Hope you find one who suits for all.