Friday, August 31, 2012

More de-cluttering, and a freebie!

I have to be honest, this de-cluttering for Spring has been wonderful!
I have been able to clear out my pantry, my fabrics, my patterns, and now my bookcase!!

Listed HERE are all the wonderful crafty books I am selling. Some of them are brand new, never read.
A few life lessons for me after this exercise today...
* Think before I purchase. 
* Use the library to see if I really like a book enough to buy it.
* Am I only buying out of curiosity??
* Do I have enough time to make the pattern/s??

The books, patterns and magazines are for Australian buyers ONLY. 
Books can be expensive to post, so maybe grab a few to make it worth your while? I post in satchels mostly as that is the cheapest.
Visit my sale page HERE.
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My new quilt design is coming along nicely!
Another month or six weeks, and "Shabby Angels" should be finished. Here's a few sneak peeks...
 
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I've also been making special gifts. Here is one that hopefully inspires the recipient.
The lace is almost 100 years old...
 
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Now it's time to show you how I have been spoiled!
My sweet friend, Nancy Jo, sent me a surprise bundle of joyful bits and pieces...and you know, they arrived on a day when my heart really was in need of a lift and a hug. Thanks, Nancy Jo - I just wish you'd posted your sweet self in the parcel instead. xxxxxxxxx
My friend Stephanie has begun a crochet phase, and I was so in love with what she was making that she offered to send me the pattern. Well, bless my cotton pickin' socks - she sent me the gorgeous crochet cotton as well!
I see a crochet world in my future. ;-)
Thank you Stephanie! xxx
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Are you a subscriber to my FREE newsletter?
If not, you missed out on my free pattern for "Sweet Somethings" in yesterday's newsletter!

Now because I've been blessed this week, I feel like blessing YOU too. 
So that nobody misses out on the free pattern for Sweet Somethings, HERE is where you can download it.
But in future, make sure you're signed up for the newsletter. I have quite a few freebies to share with subscribers between now and Christmas!
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Mr E finishes up at his place of work today, and before he begins his new job he's taking a two week break - to spend with me. \o/
I am a very happy wife indeed.

Hugs
Jenny
xxx

PS: Issues 13, 14 and 15 of Elefantz HOME are available for purchase HERE. But only for a short time, so hurry!


14 comments:

Christine M said...

Like the little tag says, your cushion is beautiful Jenny. How special to have that hundred year old lace to use. Lovely bundle you received from Nancy Jo.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Jenny...How I wish I could have posted myself to you. What a blessing it would be to have a cuppa with you and share some laughter and tears as we stitched and chatted.
Your new design is going to be breathtaking and I can't wait for it to be revealed!
I have your Shabby Roses quilt in progress, and I got a good start on the Happy Table Runner design today. (I decided I was going to sew in spite of my aches and pains, LOL).
I purchased your incredibly gorgeous "Christmas Story" pattern quite a while back and I am really anxious to get that one started, but it will have to wait until I get some other things finished up, LOL. Too many things begun and not finished stacking up about me...time to get a handle on those.
Thank you so much sweet friend for sharing this beautiful Sweet Somethings pattern with us. Perfect small projects. Big Hugs my sweet friend...

Stitched With Prayer said...

Jenny, I meant to tell you I'm so excited that you and your beloved will have two weeks together before he begins his new job. I just know you will make some wonderful memories. Maybe get a few rides in???
More Hugs...

shez said...

what wonderful gifts Jenny,thankyou for the freebie,that is a very nice thing to do.xx

deb said...

Thank you so much for this free pattern. I love all your work and am enjoying each issue of your e-zine.

Fiona said...

Hi Jenny - always feels good to declutter - just in case you are interested and don't know about it and want to reach a different market group there is a f/b site Sew You're Destashing
http://www.facebook.com/groups/430815256933662/
and you can join and paste up things... it seems things go quite well and quickly...
Lovely little stitcheries as always... thanks...
Hugz

Stephanie said...

That bitty "pillow" with the lace is a little beauty. Happy crocheting and de-stashing. Lightening the load feels good.

Loris said...

Thank you, it's beautiful!
Have a blessed day :-)

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

Thank you so much Jenny for the freebie I really love your patterns!

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Janice said...

You certainly are going to be all organised for spring. I need to do the same, but never seem to get around to it....besides, it's too cold away from the warm living room end of our house. Have fun with your new crochet pattern. Good luck with Mr E's new job. Enjoy your time together.

grammajudyb said...

Thanks for the stitching tip. Some time back you talked about not using a hoop. Someday, when you are feeling better and Mister E is back to work, maybe you could do a post showing your hoopless technique.
Thanks,

Stephanie said...

These are too cute.... need to subscribe now!

Stephanie said...

These are too cute.... need to subscribe now!