Monday, August 6, 2012

Stitching progress, and the winner of my giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway last month!
Wow - 449 entries!! 

The winner of 1st prize - a kit to make my Daring Dresden cushion cover, which includes the 20 blue dresden blades pre-made by me - is LUCY from the blog, Lucy Sews Everyday!

The winner of 2nd prize - a 6-month subscription to my monthly e-zine, Elefantz HOME - is SHEILA from the blog, Sheila's Quilt World!

The winner of 3rd prize - a 3-month subscription to my monthly e-zine, Elefantz HOME - is ANTHEA from the blog Hibiscus Stitches!

Congratulations Lucy, Sheila and Anthea!!

I still have one Daring Dresden kit HERE in my shop if you didn't win but would still like to make it. The kit comes with the paper pattern as well!

Stitching over the weekend included these lovelies!

A new stitchery and applique design for Elefantz HOME which will also be available as a kit...
 ...and block 1 from our Betsy's Closet Stitch-a-long almost finished.
In my kitchen last night I made a luscious dessert for Mr E and I. 
I got it from the free August issue of the Coles recipe book, found at the checkouts of your local Coles supermarkets throughout Australia.

 "Passionfruit, Coconut and Vanilla Puddings" - step one...mixing!
Step two...piled into my red spotty cappuccino mugs for baking!
 Step three...out of the oven!
 Step four...making the passionfruit syrup sauce.
 Step five...a dollop of custard and we're ready to tantalise the tastebuds!
 YUMMO!! It was sooo good. Glad I made extra for tonight's dessert. 

What did you stitch and cook this weekend? 


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winners.

Anonymous said...

oh a big congrats to those lucky winners,well done girls and how yummy does that dessert look Jenny.xx

Vickie said...

yipee for all the winners congrats...ohh I love your stitxhing so far with Betsy's closet..such a cute them puddings look a treat,
cheers Vickie

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Hum! That looks so good! We have an overgrown Passion Fruit vine in our yard (our landlord is Australian) but never know what to do with it. I may have to look for some kind of similar recipe. And your mugs are darling!

Larissa said...

Congratulations to the winners!!
Your stitching looks gorgeous - I am loving the colours you chose to use in block one!! ... And I'm intrigued by the latest 'new' from you, lol! I'm sure it will be gorgeous!! ... Question, what threads are those you are using in the pics? I am using up the DMC threads I had/have from my cross-stitching, but I'm keen to try something else ... lol, something that won't fray so easily :)
Passionfruit dessert looks yummy! Might have to dig that one out ... and go get some big mugs!! We only have the one :) Have a great week hun!! Hugs!

Lida said...

Love the stitches you made, but I did not much cooking this weekend, DS wanted to eat Greek, so we ordered and I had a day off!
Enjoy your day,

Unknown said...

Well done to the winners. Your stitching is beautiful and those pudding's look delicious (Slurp!) Sue x

Sheila said...

Thanks so much Jenny , I am thrilled to win a 6 month subscription to your magazine :-) Your pudding looks so yummy and the newest stitchery is so cute!!

Maria said...

Congratulations to the three winners...
The stitchery is so cute..
Yummy wish I was at your home for dessert....

grammajudyb said...

Love your new look. Someday I will figure out how to change mine. :(

Sherry said...

Congratulations to the winners of your wonderful giveaway. I hope to get started tonight on my first block for the Betsy's Closet stitch along. The dessert looks yummy!

Susan said...

Congratulations to the winners! Lovely prize. Jenny, that sweet looks so good. I miss Passion Fruits. I used to live in Panama where it is tropical and we had them growing right out my door. Not so much here in California. Only over-ripe ones for sale at a king's ransom in the store! Enjoy some more for me, will you? Hugs!

quilter000 said...

Hi Jenny Lucy is trying to see where to contact you . she is so excited to be the winner. Patty

Lucy said...

Jenny, I ams so thrilled that I won the Daring Dresden kit but what is you email address for me to send you my mailing address.

Lucy said...

Jenny here is my email address Lucy sews every day. I have made many of your designs. Thanks for sharring and am so happy to receive the free gift of the Daring Dresden Kit.What is your email address so I can send you my mailing address.