With all that's been going on these past weeks I'm sure you'll forgive me for not having this month's giveaway post published on time.
In case you missed the news earlier in the year I am having a giveaway on the first Monday of each month through 2019. February was delayed a week and half by the monsoon and subsequent clean up, but you know what they say, "It's better late than never!" and I do think this little bundle of February goodies are worth the wait...
In keeping with my homemaker heart and this year's Gentle Domesticity book study and theme, I have for the winner this month -
* a gorgeous 50's style Simplicity tea towel
* the prettiest 1930's style Simplicity tape measure
* a carded length of vintage cream cotton lace
* one pair of vintage style embroidery scissors
* one vintage style floral fat quarter
Would you like to win this bundle of vintage inspired loveliness?
It's easy to enter the giveaway.
Just leave a comment below and make sure I have a way to contact you because if your name is drawn on February 21st (my birthday!!) and I can't get in touch with you then another winner will be drawn.
Good luck everyone!
I should also remind you to download the free February project pattern. The freebies this year will be offered in the first Gentle Domesticity book study post each month.
Are you enjoying the study?
Honestly, I am learning a lot through the comments shared and the blog link ups each week so I encourage you to scroll back through the blog (or check the popular posts in the sidebar) and have a read if you've missed any.
This month's free project is Small Things, Great Love which includes the pattern to finish the stitchery as a cute sack pillow.
You'll find the download in THIS blog post.
We're slowly getting things back to normal here. Mr E has been shoveling a lot of sand and dirt to fill in all of the ditches and extra pump basins he had dug during the monsoon to divert water away from the house, and we've been scrubbing mould with every ounce of leftover energy.
Still waiting for an electrician and a builder (we need the electrician first) but my beloved has a tarp over the hole in the ceiling for now and we've bought rugs to cover parts of the bare concrete floors in the bedroom and his study.
The air conditioners are loaded with mould so we're incredibly blessed to have found someone who can come on Friday to clean them all - and believe me, in this extreme heat wave having cool air again will be a gift indeed.
The supermarkets have fresh food on the shelves again so I'm making healthy meals with plenty of vegetables and herbs to build up our immune systems.
Unfortunately I have developed an allergy to mould so my eyes are red and painful, nose is running and my throat is dry and sore. Our doctor has given me drops and spray, and has also supported us using natural treatments as well. In his words - "do everything you can and expect this to take a while to settle down"
How did you go with the Alphabet Pincushions Stitch-a-long?
Did you stitch them all?
I was asked by a few people to share a photo of all my pincushions together so yesterday I took one...
...though there are a few missing as they'd already been gifted. In fact even little Cully May has one! I'd made two versions of the C pinnie and she wanted the biggest one. Can't wait till she can sew with Blossom and I.
Over the rest of this year I plan on gifting many more of the pincushions, though I shall be keeping "Sew" and "Quilt" for myself.
All the alphabet pattern sets (which include the pincushion diagrams) are here in my shop.
There's not been much sewing happening here lately, naturally, but I was able to finish another block in my upcoming BOM, "Phyllis May's Kitchen".
Here's a wee peek...
I thank the Lord that life is quickly returning to normal at home.
Mr E and I will be heading off to the nursery for a few new plants on the weekend; Blossom is providing a Tiramisu for my birthday next week and bringing Cully May and Rafaella over to play; and I shall finally get to catch up with the girls at sewing group again on Tuesday.
Life is a gift, never take that for granted. Enjoy each moment, love your family, help others when you can, and be humble enough to accept help when you need it.
Thanks for hanging in with me during this stressful time but sorry for so many flood posts; thank you for all those heartfelt prayers; and thank you also to a dear friend overseas (C - you know who you are) who sent us a most appreciated love-gift.