Five years ago this month I began blogging as Jenny of Elefantz.
At the time I was a homeschool mum whose life was about to change; I thought I'd be sharing things I'd made as a recent newbie to stitching and quilting and nothing more.
But I love to write, and as a side-line I discovered I could design too.
So here we are, five years later, and so much has changed from that first post!
I'm celebrating the blessing that God has given me:
... the sharing of a tiny portion of His creative self in my life
... allowing me to draw what my mind sees
... to stitch those sketches so they make pretty eye candy
... and to write and publish my own online magazine!
God is good!
In 2010 I shared a special Shabby Roses quilt over six months on this blog, and I called it "Bouquet".
This week I am going to share those quilt blocks once more - over six days!
This is the full quilt...
...all stitched and pieced in pastel. The fabrics I used were Robyn Pandolph's 'Somerset Cottage'.
Today I am sharing Block 1 with you...
The pattern for this block will be available until September 30th.
You can download it free HERE in my shop.
What's a celebration without a giveaway!?
Leave one comment on this blog post with a valid email address or blog link where I contact you if you win.
The prize is...
* a sweet bundle of fat quarters and fat eighths from Helen Stubbings new fabrics, 'Nice People Nice Things'
* a 27" square of white hanky linen - my favourite fabric to embroider on!
* a Zig Millenium pen - the only pen I use to trace my designs onto fabric!
I'll draw a winner on Monday 16th September!
See you tomorrow with block 2...