Saturday, 28 March 2015

Thank you!

You know that I love blogging!  You know that I love bloggers!  All of you!  Today though I want to say a big Thank You to two bloggers in particular. 

First of all is and lovely lady and blogger called Jo from Through The Keyhole - she also blogs at The Good Life.  Jo recently had a giveaway for a book called Sewing Machine Basics by Jane Bolsover.  Jo had bought herself a copy of this book and it was so good that she offered another copy to another blogger.


I was lucky enough to be the recipient of the book.  It was very exciting as I would love to sew more, but I don't really know anything about the technical aspects of sewing.  Having never made any clothes, put in a zip or done lots of other things this book seemed like a great way to learn more.  I can sew straight lines, make an envelope backed cushion cover and even (sort of) make curtains, but anything more is beyond me.



There are also patterns in the back which you can pull out, I think they are for the clothes items that the book shows you how to make.  Fortunately there are simpler - oh gosh I hope they are simpler! - projects too like this lovely bag!!


So hopefully this book will be the helping hand I need.  It looks fantastic with so much information as well as more advanced things as I (hopefully!) progress.

Thank you Jo for the book.  I am very excited about it and just need to find some time now to get down to some sewing, with the book firmly at my side to help me along!

The equally lovely Carrie at Northwoods Scrapbook also held a giveaway this month for some lovely Eastery items and other things.  I was lucky enough to also receive a gift from Carrie.

Carrie's giveaway included a variety of lovely things.  Some chocolate - which I am saving until next weekend! - and a very cute bunny, a handmade card - Carrie is a papercrafter and makes such pretty things! - a notepad and some other things.  The fabric you can see is a tea towel, but I think that I might make it into something else, so it has gone to my crafting box, not to the kitchen! 



I have also kept the pretty bumblebee - or honeybee - tissue as that is so pretty!


The main and most lovely thing I received though was this pretty album which Carrie had decorated specially for the giveaway - I told you she was a great papercrafter!  There are several pages that are decorated and others left plain for me to decorate. 



I love these two pages in the picture below especially.  I don't yet know how I will use this, but use it I will, and I will treasure it.


Thank you Carrie for your kindness and generosity and for sharing the things that you have made!

You are of course all wonderful, but special thanks must go today to Jo and Carrie!  Thank you both!

I hope that you will go and visit them both because they re lovely ladies and I think that you will enjoy their blogs.

Amy

41 comments:

  1. Have fun with your gifts. I'd love to learn to sew but never seem to find the time to learn properly. I have hang ups from sewing lessons at school! One day ....... x

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  2. Wonderful, well done you, I hope you enjoy them all. And chocolate too! Have a lovely weekend Amy. CJ xx

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  3. what lovely gifts x happy sewing x

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  4. Congratulations Amy what lovely gifts, I'm a bit useless at sewing but once I get started I enjoy it. :) x

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  5. Lovely gifts. Aren't you a very lucky young lady and aren't there some wonderful generous people out there. Well done and take care.

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  6. I have the sewing book too :o) Nice to receive lovely things that make you smile xx

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  7. such lovely gifts.
    I hadn't realized til a few years ago that sewing among other classes is no longer taught in the schools. this is really sad cause it is a good skill to know. I was brought up really country so Mom made most all of our clothes, even my father's suits and ties. and she also made all the drapes and curtains in our home.
    when I went off to my first camping adventure I was told I needed to make all my shorts if I were to go-I remember in high school everyone was to take the beginner sewing class but then we could sign up for more advance classes all through senior year. I haven't made clothes in a long time now though.
    enjoy your wonderful gifts

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  8. Hey Amy,
    Blogland is such a generous and wonderful place. Lovely gifts.
    Have a great weekend,
    Leanne xx

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  9. Whst lovely gifts Amy, I love sewing and once you get the bug that's itxx

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  10. Hi Amy !
    What nice gifts you received !! Lucky you ! But as we say around here : you receive what you give... Nice people always will be rewarded !!
    Have a great weekend,
    xxx

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  11. Lucky you, well done! Such lovely gifts to receive x

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  12. Lovely and beautiful gifts indeed... Have a nice weekend ...

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  13. Oh well done Amy, you have received some beautiful things there. The sewing book looks great too, I am no sewer so I am interested to hear how you get on with the book, it might be a useful purchase for me.

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  14. What lovely gifts Amy - you must feel that Easter has arrived already. The sewing book looks excellent, and the bag project is very appealing. I love all those Eastery things: the bunny is a winner! As for the album, what a beautiful personal gift to receive. It surprises me, too, that sewing clothes is no longer automatically taught now. I am sure you could make clothes very easily, Amy, because you already have exceptional creative skills, and know your way round a sewing machine. It is really quite easy! People have been doing it for millions of years :)

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  15. Lovely gifts form lovely people to a lovely person! Well done Amy x Jane

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  16. Glad the book will be useful to you. I'm looking forward to embarking on my own sewing adventure soon so I'm hoping my own copy will be a great help to me. Lucky you winning Carrie's giveaway, what wonderful gifts. The book is beautiful and the bunny so cute. Have a great weekend.

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  17. Lovely gifts - the blogging world and blogging friends are wonderful aren't they? Enjoy all your lovely treats and have a happy weekend:)

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  18. Hats off to you if you manage to save the chocolate Amy...they'd be gone by now in my hands! What beautiful gifts, bloggers are such generous people! I look forward to seeing what you make first with your new sewing book and I've no doubt the beautiful album will be put to great use! Perhaps you could make it a sort of journal of your relationship with your hubby with special photos and keepsakes - I have one of those and I love looking at it every few years xx

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  19. Oh, well done you, those are wonderful giveaways. Enjoy!

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  20. Amy, aren't you the lucky lady of the day! Two giveaways is awesome. Good luck with the sewing, to add to your many other talents.

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  21. Wow such lovely gifts in the mail. Bloggers are the best!
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  22. What lovely gifts! Good for you, Amy.
    Amalia
    xo

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  23. Aw you sweetheart you Amy! You made me well up dear Gal. Such lovely compliments. Thank you!

    I'm so glad you like your goodies and I was so happy to send them your way. I feel that my blogland family has truly become a wonderful blessing in my life and enjoy my time in blogging world so much. It's been a truly lovely creative outlet, but especially a way to connect and make special friends I would not have had otherwise.

    Have a wonderful weekend and God bless dear Lady. xoxo

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  24. You are so lucky winning two lovely prizes. There are so many lovely people in bogland that I've met. Enjoy the weekend.

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  25. Wow how lovely - blogland truly is a wonderfully generous land.

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  26. What nice gifts you won. Both ladies are truly generous. Enjoy your lovely things and your weekend.

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  27. Such great giveaways! The sewing book looks really useful - good luck with your sewing adventures :) And such a lovely bundle from Carrie, the bunny is adorable and the book looks simpply amazing xx

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  28. What lovely gifts, you lucky gal :-) Bloggy peeps are just so lovely, aren't they? Enjoy your new treasures & have a happy weekend,
    hugs xx

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  29. Hi Amy and what wonderful things you've received. It is amazing how we can make such great friends that we may never see in this life but we capture each other's hearts! Have a ball with all of your pretties.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. What a lucky lady and such lovely gifts.
    Rosezeeta.

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  31. What wonderful things to win! I know Carrie - she is such a sweetheart!

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  32. Well done, how exciting! Always good to receive chocolate too! Jillxo

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  33. Oh my gosh....the bunny and the diary are so cute! Enjoy!

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  34. Such lovely gifts Amy!! And such talented women!! You enjoy all of this goodness and happy weekend to you!!!! Nicole xoxo

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  35. Congrats dear! Im happy for you!
    Have a nice Sunday Amy!

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  36. Oh happy mail! The very best kind of all and notice how both are going to stretch your creative wings even more. Those are the perfect gifts.

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  37. Congratulations Amy, they are two wonderful prizes. The bag looks like a great make - good luck with it. I have a sewing machine that I have only made curtains and tutus with, I am clueless about anything more complicated, I look forward to seeing how you do. Lovely notebook too X

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  38. Wonderful- you lucky girl! Jo and Carrie are such generous ladies xx

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