Sunday, December 30, 2012

The winding down of a big year...and a giveaway!


Well, it's almost 2103.
The heavy door of 2012 is about to close behind us forever, and in front? Adventure.
At least, that's what I am going to look for. 

Our packing up of the house has slowed since Christmas, but it will be back in full swing on New Years Day. We begin our move on January 4th! 
Back in the fold is our son, Sam, who after sharing a house with mates for the last 16 months, has decided it's time to move to Townsville and live back with us.
This decision made it necessary to find a larger home, with enough bedrooms, living area, and office space for Mr E and I. God blessed us, and we have signed the lease on a lovely 'tree fronted' home close to the beach. \o/ 

Whilst lazing through Christmas, I have done a little stitching of a brand new design...
 
 ...and continued my dabbling with crochet.
Blossom is almost finished knitting another dishcloth...
...and our reading this weekend was all about ME!
 
 
Patchwork & Stitching's Yearbook (Issue 13.11) includes a beautifully written article about my journey from homeschool mum and passionate cook, to stitchery and quilt designer!
The magazine will be in the newsagents next week, so if you've ever wanted to know a bit more about my roots, don't miss it. It also has loads of wonderful projects, as well as two of my own. 

I know that those of you overseas have a hard time tracking down these Australian craft magazines, so I think I should have a GIVEAWAY for international blog followers only. OK!?

If you are NOT in Australia, please leave 1 comment below this blog post, and I will randomly choose two winners on January 8th!

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One of the doors to close in 2012 was my Elefantz HOME magazine.


At Mr E's suggestion, we have printed up a limited number of Elefantz HOME Cds that will be available for purchase in my Big Cartel shop until sold out. 
The Cds hold all 18 issues of the magazine, which contain over 70 original Elefantz designs, stories, articles, recipes, hints, guests...and more!


The complete "Elefantz HOME CD - Issues 1-18" is $34.99 AUD, posted free worldwide.
Once sold, all gone. 
You can purchase your CD HERE, but be quick!

Have a safe and happy New Year, everyone!!
See you again in 2013!



139 comments:

Marilia Baunilha e Patch said...

Jenny, seria uma honra ganhar uma das revistas. Adoramos seu trabalho e seu blog.

Beijos,

Eneida
mariliabaunilhaepatch@gmail.com
Brasil.

AliceKiss said...

Я бы очень желал ваш журнал)))Мне очень нравятся ваши дизайны))))

Kristen King said...

Thanks for the chance, those magazines are so difficult to find here, but so fun to read when found.

Kathy MacKie said...

Yes, I agree they are hard to find and I would love to win one, many thanks.

tpott said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I would also be thrilled to have a copy of my own, especially since my favorite quilt shop closed a few months ago. Occasionally they would have an Aussie magazine. Congrats on the article. ;->

Pia said...

Australian Magazines are rarely found in Denmark, so I'd love the chance of winning a copy :-)
Happy New Year.

Pippas quilts said...

I would love the magazine living in Kent I have seen a couple of these magazines at Quilt shows and they were snapped up before I got to the front. Hope the move goes smoothly sounds like a great place.

Tina said...

ThAnk You For A Chance To Win One Of These Magazines. I Read On Several Years Ago And It Was Wonderful.

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

Thank you for giving us a chance to win an australian magazine. They are very hard to find in Denmark.
I wish you a happy and healthy 2013 and good luck with your moving.

PiaEjby said...

A great chance, thank you. Happy new year down there.

Chrissie said...

Thanks for the chance of the magazine, craft items and mags are so hard to find in Spain.
Good luck with the move

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Looks like a good browse :-) Thanks for the chance to win it.
Good luck with the rest of the packing and the move!

Gill Smith said...

Thankyou for the chance to win this magazine Jenny. Yes they ARE difficult to find here in UK! I wish you and all your family a peaceful, healthy and happy New Year. Good luck with the move.Love Gill UK xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

marygabriella said...

Cara Jenny, auguri per il nuovo anno e per il trasloco!
Partecipo molto volentieri al giveway e spero di vincere, qui in Italia le riviste australiane non arrivano.
Meno male che esiste internet, altrimenti non avrei mai conosciuto una designer brava come te!
Un grande abbraccio a te e alla tua bella famiglia.
Marina

heleen said...

How nice for you to be in a magazine. I love your idea for a giveaway. Here in The Netherlands we don't have much Auatralian magazines. Thanks for the chance!

Cattinka said...

Dear Jenny,
I wish you all the best for 2013 and for the new home. I would love to have a look at this magazine and read EVERYTHING about you!
Take care
KATRIN W.

Marit Johanne said...

How nice of you to have this giveaway! I don't find any Australian magazines here in Norway. Once I subscribed for an Australian craft magazine for one year, but it got very expensive.
It would be very nice to read about you in the magazine!

Ana Paula R. Portela said...

Lovely idea! I would like to participate.
I wish you and your family a happy 2013.
Portgor@hotmail.com

Andrea Louise said...

Jenny, I would love a magazine!
Happy 2013!
Love,
Andrea.

Laila L S said...

Thanks for the chance to win, I would love to be one of the winners.
Good luck with the rest of the packing and the move!

Kriza said...

Wow, how kind you are, Jenny! I used to live in Australia and bought the APQ for those years starting from the first Collectors' Issue :-), and even had them delivered back to Hungary for another year, but then sadly it became too expensive to continue :-(

It would be lovely to see Aussie mags again!

I keep my fingers crossed :-))

Kristina

quiltercaroline said...

Hi Jenny - thank you for giving us non Ausies a chance to get hold of the magazine - congratulations on the article. I hope your move goes smoothly and you have a good new year celebration. Excited to hear about all your new plans. C x

Lesley said...

I live in Canada and would love to receive a copy. Thanks so much for the chance and good luck with all your upcoming new directions!

Britt-Inger said...

Hi
I live in Sweden and would love to have a copy. Thanks for your great give away and a Happy New Year

DeeDee said...

Thanks Jenny I have so loved your work for all this time would love to have the chance to win some loveliness.. Hugs

DonnaP said...

Thank you for offering this to us - I'm in FL! Looking forward to 2013 also!

Donna Joy said...

Thanks for sharing the Aussie magazine. I bet it is full of wonderful treasures .

Lynn Osborne said...

I would love a copy of the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny,
Happy 2013!
it´s very nice of you,hier in Germany is not easy to find Australian magazines.
Alles liebe
edith

Nina Dias said...

Hello Jenny, would love to win a magazine, I live in Brazil!
Happy 2013! Nina XXXX

Anonymous said...

Dear Jenny, sent you all the best wishes for the New Year: love, health, happiness, may God bless you and your family.

Nice to have a chance to become a magazine.

With love, Ann, from Holland

katzber said...

Life moves on and things change. Opportunities are all around. Congratulations on your success and best wishes for the future.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Jenny no one in my town carries these magazines so I would love to win one! But win or not I'm wishing for you many joy filled moments in the New Year. blessings, marlene

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

So gracious of you jenny...thank you so very much for this chance. I am in Canada and would love to win this.

Mommarock said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

dee said...

Hi Jenny, I follow you here from he states-Love, love your creativity .
dee
Happy New Year!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

Robin in New Jersey said...

Praying for a smooth move and transition to your new home. Also praying you get settled quickly and adjust to having Sam back home again.

Your new design looks lovely, Jenny! Congrats on being published in the magazine.

From the looks of all the comments, you have followers all over the world. How cool is that!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Gunda said...

Thanks for this amazing Give Away, Jenny. I'm following your for a couple years now und LOVE your design

Hugs and HAPPY NEW YEAR

Gunda

mk4health said...

Best wishes on your move....sounds exciting and close to the beach sounds beautiful...Congrats on being in the magazine what an honor...love your designs, enjoy your blog and I share your love for the Lord. Thanks for the giveaway...would love a chance to win...God's blessings to you and yours!

Márcia Mattos said...

Hi Jenny

I would love to get my hands on one of these magazines....I live in Brasil and I am quilting for 2 years now.
Love your blog and your creations!
hugs from overseas
Marcia
marciamat@globo dot com

Shelley said...

Jenny, my Mom loves your blog and has been collecting all your designs and working on them! I would love to win a copy for her :) Sorry to hear you have to end your E-Zine but I'm sure God has wonderful new plans for you!

Anneke Potgieter said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I would also be thrilled to have a copy of my own. Thanks for all the patterns in 2012. God Bless!!

hidehi said...

So lovely of you to think of us overseas! I love the aussie quilting & patchwork magazines. Happy 2013 Jenny x

Bridge said...

Lovely new design, the red roses make me want to decorate for Valentines day!
Thanks for the chance at winning a magazine!

KaHolly said...

With so much on your plate, I don't know how you accomplish so much!! Congratulations to Blossom and her upcoming nuptuals!! England is awfully far away!!

Renea said...

I would love to have this magazine show up in my mailbox. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dolores said...

A Happy New Year from Canadam dear Jenny. How wonderful to have your son back home and thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I would love to win this magazine! Love your designs!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I am so excited and happy for you on having found a place close to the beach, what a dream. I love magazines and especially the Australian ones. Thank you for thinking of all of us!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!

donnag said...

You are so right....I cannot find them in the US and not even Inspirations either. So this would be such a treat!
Love you girl!

Martina said...

Thanks so much for thinking of us! I would love to win this magazine. And it would be lovely to read your story!

Ellyn said...

I would love to win and read your story! you do lovely work. Thank you for the chance

Carrie P. said...

Lots of exciting things going on for you and your family in 2013. I pray it is a very good year for you all.
Love the way you do roses.
Congrats on being published in the magazine. You are so talented.

Emily said...

How fun to see comments posted from the 31st - it's only the 30th here in Arizona. I wish we could get more international things here. Congrats Jenny on your success!!!!!

Donna F said...

I would love the magazine! Congrats on being so successful and continued success in 2013. I love all things Australian. So many talents on the other side of the earth.

carleenphoenix said...

Jenny: I'm delighted to have the opportunity to be included in your give away!! The Australian magazines just seem to have something very special about them. I was able to purchase some a few years ago, and I review them on a regular basis, for inspirtion or to find a project. For some reason they are difficult to find now.
All the very best in 2013 with your move and new adventures!! God Bless!!

B J Elder said...

Ooooh, I love those magazines, when I can come across them. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.
Hope you have a wonderful 2013 filled with many blessings!

CalamityJr said...

What a great way to learn more about you! Please include me in your drawing.

gccmom said...

What a year you will have. I pray that God will be with you as your lovely Blossom moves away. I have been trying to prepare myself for that event with my own daughter for years. If and when the time comes, I'm still not sure how I will do. I would love to read your story and would love to win a copy of the magazine. Blessings for the New Year!

Sunnybec said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway. I live in France and it's really difficult to get any magazines. Good luck with the move. Linda

Kathy in GA said...

Thank you for offering the giveaway...you're right - the AU mags can be hard to find...and always so much later than when we see goodies on the blogs.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

How sweet of you to think of us that do have a hard time finding Australian craft magazines! Love the layout and your story. Thanks for the chance to have that book fly to Kentucky!!!

Kathleen said...

Woohoo...it's always a joy to see you published!

Delores said...

I live in Canada (Vancouver Island on the west coast). Our library usually carries an Australian Quilt Magazine, but I'm not sure which one. Would love to win your giveaway!

Hilachas said...

What a lovely and thoughtful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Rosa said...

It`s hard find that magazine here.Thanks you so much for the chance to win.

Wishing you a 2013 Year full of great moments!!

Gill said...

They are so hard to find in the UK jenny - thank you!

Winona said...

I would love to have one of these magazine. Please enter me. Thanks.

Shebandowan said...

I would love to own this magazine. I live in Canada and have yet to find any Australian magazines in my town. Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet

Judith said...

Thank you for the chance to win this magazine. Praying your move goes well.

nhlady said...

A very Happy New Year to you and your family! Good wishes for the move as well.

Thank you for the giveaway.

Miss Nancy said...

Thank you for this chance to win this magazine. Best wishes for a smooth move and transition into the new home.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day and an easy move.

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Jenny. Thank you so much for the chance to win this magazine. I love all you do and it is wonderful to see that you have been published! It would be a joy to own this.

I hope that you had a happy and wonderful Christmas. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the next year.God Bless you and your family.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Thanks for the chance I would love to read the article about you. I enjoy your blog and would like to know more!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway chance!

Marjorie Nath said...

Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway.

Marj in Mexico
thelady(at)hotmail.com

Kay said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely giveaway. Good luck with the move.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Saule said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I live in Lithuania and have no chance to buy this magazine.
Happy New Year! God Bless you and your family!

Saule

Orcsmom said...

Thank you for thinkin gof us overseas. I do have a very hard time finding the magazine and cherish each copy I do find! Best wishes on the move, cannot wait to see pics of the new homestead! Hugs!!

Pam

Beth said...

Oh, what a lovely offer! The moment I saw the magazine, my dueling thoughts were, "I'd love to have a copy!" and "I'll never find it out here in rural Oregon (USA)".

It has been a full year for you. Thanks for taking us along on the journey.

Rhonda D. said...

What a great giveaway. I cannot find that magazine here in rural
southeast Missouri. Congrats on
being in the magazine! Thanks for
the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hannah Lymah said...

Hi Jenny,

I just became a new follower by email. I've been inspired by your designs! This Christmas I received some gifts for embroidery, and I started a project right away. I'd love the chance to win this magazine!

Thanks, and happy new year!
Hannah

Rian said...

Let's see: the Netherlands, yes thats far away over sea. I would like to join the give-away.
With greetings from the other site of the world.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Jenny thanks for being such a kind soul. Yes it is almost impossible in my area to get those magazines. Thanks for a chance to win one. I really would love to read the article about you. Hugs, Karen USA

Maricarmen said...

I live in Argentina and love your work...
Here is almost impossible to find imported magazines and there is only one national magazine patchwork ... Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your contest ... And happy new year to you and your whole family ...

elsa said...

wow!!! this would be a wonderfull x-mas present!!! thanks for giving us this oppotunitty
hugs
elsa

jaw7896 said...

Jenny I have been following you for about 4 yrs now and I am amazed at what you have done. Wish you all the best and will keep following. Can't find Aussie mags here but would love to get one. Thank you.

Nancy-Rose said...

Oooh!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be the lucky one! How beautiful!

Nancy-Rose
nancyrose123@hotmail.com

Linda said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG!
THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
BLESSED NEW YEAR!
LOVE,LINDA FROM USA

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

quiltmom said...

Hi Jenny,
I hope that your move goes well and that you enjoy your new abode.
Wishing you all the best for 2013.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Ruth B said...

Happy new year Jenny! Good luck in your new home - I'm sure it will be wonderful!!

Clare Hercock said...

Thank you for the chance to win the magazine. Hope the move goes without a hitch. All the best for 2013.

hueisei said...

Thank you so much for thinking of us. I'd love to win the magazine, I always love your pretty works.

Betty said...

Hi Jenny...it would be fun to learn more about you...I live in Arizona. Blessings, Betty

Dorothy Matheson said...

I do love your designs. So I would very much like to have the magazine. Central Texas USA

Usharanee Murugesu said...

Thanks a million for the wonderful giveaway. Here in Malaysia, Australian magazines are a rarity. Wishing you a wonderful New Year...great time packing and moving to your new house. May the coming year bless you and your family with everything that your hearts desire together with loads of laughter and joy.

Usha
usharaneem@yahoo.com

Capi said...

Hi Jenny,

How nice that you were written about in the magazine. Hope I get to read it! Happy New Year and happy new home.

Blessings,

Capi Cohen

susan said...

Thank you for a chance to win! I love reading your blog. Because of you and your tips I have started to do embroidery again and to enjoy it too.

Delcia R. said...

I so enjoy your creations and your blog--always relaxing and comfortable to read. At least that's how it comes through your writings. I LOVE all of your journeys; thanks for taking us along in words and pictures. Thanks for the chance to win.

MamaT said...

I would love to read all about YOU! Count me in!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Obrigada.Gostaria muito.Sou brasileira.Feliz Ano Novo,Feliz Casa NOVA,FELIZ ANO TODO!!!tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Debbie said...

Happy New Year to the whole Elefantz/Reynolds family! Congrats on the magazine article. Would love to read it. Looking forward to seeing your announcements for the new year and seeing more of your crocheting and knitting. Looks like you're having fun! Hope your move goes smoothly, Jenny.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cool! I'm in the USA, and I'm a follower, too. I'd love this magazine. Hope the move goes well. Enjoy the new space.

Paula R said...

I love your work! It is so beautiful!
frmpjr@juno.com

cdlc said...

Thank you for your kind offer. I live in the UK and, yes, they are hard to find.

Wren said...

Enjoy your patterns, and would like to see the one in this magazine. Warmest.....

Grammasheri said...

It would be lovely to read your story and learn more about you. The Australian magazines are a treat and usually available in my area only in the big-name book stores.

Happy New Year to you and your family Jenny. Here's to adventures!

sheri

virginia butler said...

Congrats on being featured in the mag. Wish Aussie mags were easier to come by...thanks for the chance to win.Also, best wishes for your new adventure..I know the good Lord will bless all your new efforts.You are an inspiration, and I enjoy folowing your blog.Gentle blessings...Happy New Year.

margaret said...

all the best for your move on 4th, maybe we will meet up one day when you come to visit your daughter in Derby, I am sure lots of your English bloggers would love a chance to meet,
Please include me in your draw for the magazine, Australia certainly knows how to publish wonderful magazines.

quiltcat said...

first, best wishes to the new jear for you. so a great gift you make that will be great to winn it, because we here in austria never can get your beautiful scripts.
hope I have a chance to win.
have a good time
mg elfriede from austria

Bridget said...

I would love to be able to have a copy of the magazine, what a kind thought!I am always interested to see how the Australian magazines are different from those here in the Uk.
Wishing you a very happy 2013!

Guilitta said...

It is very kind from you give us a chance to win. I hope I win, but most time not. I wish you a very blessed new year.

Greeting Guilitta from germany

Beatriz Hdez. Aggi said...

Jenny que el nuevo año te colme de alegría y creatividad!

Un gran abrazo ; ))

Jcmar10 said...

Thanks for the chance to win the yearbook. I enjoy following your blog.

chrissie said...

Thank you for the opportunity to get an Australian magazine. It would be lovely to view crafts from far away. Fingers crossed and good luck with your move. xx

grandmarockton said...

Would love to WIN the mag but would LOVE to meet you as We'ved shared some of lifes twists. Good Luck in new year and blessing for All you've given us!

Li de Liége said...

Feliz 2013!!!
Quero estra na lista do sorteio. Um abraço..
liége

KippysSoMature said...

Happy New Year and thank you for this lovely giveaway :) Love, from another Jen...in the USA

Sandy said...

How sweet of you to think of us across the pond! Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely magazine! Happy New Year. It is already 2013 for you.

Victoria said...

A magazine from you? Count me in!
Happy New Year...2 1/2hrs. to go here.

Country Whispers said...

Thanks so much for offering this giveaway. It is hard to find Australian designs over here.

Judy1522 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. I realize as I am writing this that you are already into the new year in Australia and I want to wish you a happy year even better than the last.

Wendy said...

Jenny, your work is amazing and thank you so much for your generosity! I wish you all that is happy in this new year and bless you and all you hold dear!

Susanne said...

Hi Jenny

Happy New Year to all of you down under, I would be so happy to be the lucky one, now that there will be no more magazine from you on line. I will still be following your blog and hope to read more about Blossoms new life in UK.
Best regards
Susanne in Denmark

Midge E. said...

Thank you for a lovely chance to win, I enjoy following you & your family wishing you & family a blessed new year!

sandy said...

Wow, thanks for a chance to win. I live on Vancouver Island Canada. I love to read the history on people and why they do what they do. Happy 2013

Anonymous said...

Your great magazines are very hard to find. They have such great projects in them. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

Teresa in Music City said...

Congratulations on the wonderful write-up Jenny! I would love to read it, so here's hoping I win the magazine :*D

Happy & Blessed New Years to you and yours!

Angelia L. said...

Thank you for the chance to win. Australian magazines are impossible to find here in the US. Your work is so beautiful and inspiring.
anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

Robin in New Jersey said...

Praying for your move today. It's Jan 3rd here, but the 4th there. :)
Love you Jenny!

Lesley UK said...

Oh Jenny, if only you knew how I've searched high and low for Australian craft/stitching magazines. They may be available in big towns and cities, but definately not in the really rural part of the UK where I live, so please, please enter me in your draw. Blessings Lesley UK

Anita said...

Thank you for the nice give-away.
Happy Newyear to you and yours!
Greetings, Anita

Teresa's Quilt Stash said...

It is GREAT to have your family together again under one roof.

Teresa

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