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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gifts, a giveaway win, and sneak peeks...

Thank you for all your sweet birthday wishes! I am feeling very loved right now. :-)
I am in a birthday fat quarter swap, and there are six in our group, so five bundles of pretty fabrics and other gorgeous things arrived in the mail over the last few days.
Thank you Maree, Shez, Carol, Tarnyia, and Christine for my bundles of delight - you all chose the prettiest fabrics and I can't wait to make something special just for me with them!
I also received gifts from two Vicki/Vikki's!
Vicki in Canada sent me a really cute boot pattern that I am going to enjoy playing with...
...and my little 'adopted' sis, Vikki from Sew Useful Designs! sent me two pears!
You see, I have been trying to collect pears for the last two years, and when I saw THIS gorgeous pear on Vikki's blog I told her of my own pear obsession. 
My beautiful friend made me a pear, and bought me another! 
 I squealed with happiness when I opened the presents as up till now I've only found two pears to begin my collection with, but now I have four!
Pear-fect!!
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Earlier this month I won a giveaway on Elyse's blog, Tinkered Treasures.
I rarely enter a giveaway, but if it's for handmade jewellery I can't help myself!
The prize was a gift certificate for a piece of artisan jewellery purchased through NOVICA, and I have to say that when these earrings arrived they were even more beautiful than the photo on the website!
Silver, turquoise and pearls...my style. The artisan is a talented man, Guillermo Arregui from Mexico.
Thank you, Elyse!!
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Yesterday I asked you what you thought this portion of my design would become in its finished project...
There were many ideas left in the comments, and some were correct!
I have used the design on a tea towel...
  "Eat with Gratitude" is a perfect accompaniment to my "Cook with Love" apron...
Both these designs will be in Issue 9 of Elefantz HOME magazine, as well as this....
...and a design by Blossom! But I'm only sharing sneak peeks of these last two designs. :-)
Elefantz HOME is still just $4 per month, and subscribing is as easy as clicking on the Elefantz HOME button in the left hand sidebar or visiting the magazine page HERE!
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After all that excitement I think I deserve a nice cup of English Afternoon Tea and leftover Jaffa Kisses...I can be healthy tomorrow. ;-)
Hugs
Jenny
xxxx

13 comments:

Lida said...

Loevely presents, the pears are fantastic and to double your collection!Enjoy, Hugs from Holland,
Lida

Maria said...

Pleased you had a great birthday and were spoilt with many great gifts.

Bee happy said...

Love your presents, the pears are so cute in pastels and your teatowel is just so sweet :)



Bee happy x

Have a delicious day!

Maria Rosalia said...

Good morning...
I love the pears...and all the presents...
You are a lucky woman.
Congratulations for your birthday
Hugs
Maria Rosalia

Linda said...

Whether you're 50 or 53, you're always up to making some lovely stuff. Your creations are just plain pretty. And your pear-affair is interesting and unique. What a nice-sized item to collect! If you have luck with giveaways, I do hope you'll pop over to enter mine. All my best.

Michelle Chitty said...

Love the gifts you have gotten so far. Your pear collection is coming along nicely! Hugs Jenny glad you had a great Birthday!

Victoria said...

Love the idea of collecting pears!! They look so good grouped together!

Allie said...

What lovely gifts - love the pears! Great wins too, congratulations! I love your new design, and of course Blossom's sneak peek, can't wait to see!!!

ShirleyC said...

I love the pears, and that "Eat with Gratitude" towel is too cute!

Ondrea said...

Happy birthday Jenny. I love your pears and it is funny how suddenly a collection can increase in numbers. Good to hear you had such a lovely day.

shez said...

so glad you like your present Jenny,and love that tea towel and well done Blossom.xx

creativedawn said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating! Big hugzzzz

Pam

Sue from Cyprus said...

Oh Jenny your gifts are gorgeous, the pears are pear-fect (sorry, couldn't resist!!). There are many people that love you, even though they don't know you so should feel loved all the year round, not just on your birthday! The tea towel is a beaut. I would just hate to use it, far too nice to wipe dishes!
Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x