Pins, Needles, Free Pattern and a Winner!!

Phew… that was a long title for this post. Sorry to be a bit late announcing the results of the apron draw – but we had a lovely surprise at the weekend. Daughter arrived totally unexpectedly to surprise my Townie Husband on Father’s Day.
He was overjoyed – and it was wonderful to see her. We spent the afternoon in the gazebo catching up on family gossip, including deciding on fancy dress outfits for a 50th birthday party we’re off to in September. The theme is “Movie Stars.” Townie Husband rather fancies himself as Indiana Jones (whip and all!) but I feel like being someone more glamorous – Joan Crawford, Bette Davis etc etc ….. still have a little while to decide.
And of course the winner of my Vintage Daisy Apron will also look very glamorous with that lovely pink satin ribbon around their waist. So, without further ado … the randomly selected winner is …
Deborah Robertson … whose favourite tea party food is Cherry Cupcakes (yum!)
And the runners up who will receive the free pattern and tutorial to make their very own aprons are…..
The MadHouse and Pinkie – well done – your downloadable patterns are on their way to you right now!!
I’m sorry that not everyone could win, but you can purchase the apron pattern and tutorial from my Etsy shop if you would still like to make your own. Thank you also for letting me know your favourite tea time foods – I’ve never received so many yummy emails, chocolate cake was by far the favourite suggestion!

This afternoon, after posting some orders, I spent some peaceful time in the gazebo with my sewing. One reason my nasturtiums are taking so long is that I keep stopping to do other things!! Daughter was deeply unimpressed with the state of my sewing basket, and in particular the scrap of blanket I’ve been keeping needles in. She emphasised the need for any self-respecting embroiderer to have a suitable needlebook and strongly suggested I make myself one! So I did – featuring, of course, a rabbit!!

Here he is in the hoop, not quite finished. I’m really enjoying working with felt at the moment. After finding Annie at the Felt Fairy and ordering one of her 70(!!) colour blocks I’m wallowing in all the beautiful colours. Her wool-blend felt is only 1mm thick too, so it doesn’t look clumsy and bulky like some.

If you’d like to make your own little rabbit you can download the free pattern by clicking here.The instructions include the felt, floss colours and stitches I used and explain how I assembled the needlebook.

So now I can hold my head up high in the embroidery world – I have a needlebook. Goodbye scrap of blanket!!



Oh My Goodness! I can't believe I won! I was browsing my favorite blogs this morning and saw your post. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Big hug,


Congratulations to the lucky winners! BEAUTIFUL prizes. And thank YOU for sharing your lovely patterns. The bunny is so sweet and the needlecase is just perfect!


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