Up and about early this morning having just sent out the July issue of the Bustle & Sew ezine, together with links for the two latest Diamond Jubilee Quilt blocks, Australia and a special “Friendship” block featuring the USA …
.. where Rosie meets George Washington. Bear is totally over-awed by the great man and is peeping over the top of the design (the dotted lines show where a line of stitching will be placed when piecing the quilt top). Sorry about the poor quality of the photo – we haven’t seen the sun here for several days – low cloud, mist, rain and last night a violent thunderstorm – which Ben slept right through of course as Amy (my previous newfie, and Ben’s adoptive mum) taught him that thunder really isn’t scary.
Sometimes, as I look out at this dreary weather, I wish I could be sailing off to warmer climates, like my ship in “Where shall we Adventure”, one of the patterns in this month’s magazine…
This pattern has proved to be very popular indeed – even gaining a mention on the Feeling Stitchy blog. So I thought it would be a good choice for a giveaway as I haven’t had one for quite some time.
The giveaway is for an 18″ square panel of vintage linen printed with the sailing ship design ready to embroider, a selection of fabrics from the Moda “Salt Air” collection (as featured in my photograph) for the sails, a rectangle of canvas printed with the lines from R L Stevenson’s poem “Pirates” (again as featured in my photo) and a printed copy of the pattern. All the winner will need to supply is floss and Bondaweb.
To enter all you need to do is to leave a comment below – and just for fun – tell us where you’d like to sail away to this summer! The winner will be chosen by random selection and the draw will close at midnight BST on Sunday 1 July. Good luck everyone!!
PS I will post to anywhere in the world.
Just read my magazine – all I can say is WOW!
I love Sailing Ships and Sausage Rolls!
I love the pattern 🙂 This Summer I’m not sure I’d like to sail anywhere. The UK is so beautiful, I’m very happy holidaying here. In fact we’re coming down to Devon next week, can’t wait!
I love the pattern, and I love being on the water. At this moment I would love to be on a steam boat in the Lake District.
I would sail anywhere with that delicious picnic and the sails billowing in the wind, but probably to my favourite river – DART!
I’d sail to Tasmania, it would be dangerous and chilly journey as it’s winter down under right now. It’s just the right destination for your ship I think, to our wild colonial shores!
I would just sail…heading off to follow the sun…
I would like to sail around the world, look for gold and drive for pearl!
Thanks so much for a fun magazine. this is just my second issue, but I’m really enjoying it! I love the ship…
We just got back from sailing away aboard the Ms. Eurodam; cruising Northern Europe (did you see me wave at you when we were visiting the U.K.?) and the Baltic. While the Eurodam is posh and lovely, YOUR ship is the ship of dreams–ready to sail away into all sorts of adventures, with Rosie and Bear as first mate and captain!
I would love to sail the Mediterranean.
I love the design!! However I`d rather not sail anywhere as I get terribly sick……is it ok if I`m happy to watch the boats sailing away from Lymington Quay??
I would love to sail away to St. Thomas!! My husband won a trip there years ago and it was breathtaking. The beautiful blue water and gentle breezes….bliss. The rum was amazing too mun.
i would sail around our own little coast here in Montana de Oro, California then , if I’m feeling brave, perhaps all the way back to Ireland.
Oh that is beautiful! My husband loves sailing ……. and I love embroidery and quilting…..hummmm….perfect match!
Sailing anywhere would be my idea of hell as I get terribly seasick lol
How enchanting! OOo… I love it. I love the mixture of embroidery and quilting.
I would love to sail away to New Zealand. 🙂 Perfection!!
I would sail away to Greece given the chance!
If I didn’t get seasick, I would want to sail away across the pond to where you live! It looks so inviting, serene and as long as it’s near the sea that’s where I would want to be!
I love love love that ship…..I’d like to go sailing round the coast of Italy, stopping off for wonderful historical sites and picking up delicious food on the way…..
I love this sailing ship! Oh my, I would sail away to someplace warm as we are getting much the same weather here in Washington that you are getting there. Disappointing! I grew up in California and went sailing nearly every weekend on my uncles boat, so this ship tugs at my heartstrings!
I would sail away anywhere I could spend a few glorious moments alone with my husband.
This panel is gorgeous. My dream would be to sail away to Canada :0)
This project is so charming! I would sail away to with my husband and brand new baby boy… doesn’t matter where, just as long as we’re all together
I’d like to sail anywhere, so long as the sun is shining when I get there, I’m really fed up with all the rain this summer xx
Love this sailboat, so captivating! I have never been sailing before, so would be happy sailing anywhere!
I would trade my car in and sail around the UK as it never stops raining – we will all need sailing ships soon. I love the pattern
I’d love to be able to sail away to the UK. I haven’t been there for years, and miss it. That’s why I love your blog so much. It reminds me of happy times there.
Well I would love to make this for my Dad, he used to sail a lot but can’t anymore due to a poor back. I have just been to warmer climes in Turkey and gosh although sunshine was lovely it was VERY hot! I would love to have a little boat that will sail me over to the UK, in fact a little sandy cove on the Isle of Skye would be dreamy x Catherine x
That is beautiful and I would love to go back to where we honeymooned and sail around the Turkish coastline.
I would love to sail away to Sydney. Imagine how amazing it would be to enter the harbour and see the amazing bridge & opera house in front of you! Fab magazine again this month. Thank you xx
i’d love to stitch this little panel while riding the ferry out to martha’s vineyard.
I would love to sail around Hawaii and stop at every island. I love this ship pattern!
Ahoy! I would truly love to win your giveaway – this pattern is absolutely lovely. I would love to make this and hang in on the wall in my living room over my couch. If I could sail away this summer – I would probably choose somewhere nautical – I’ve always wanted to go to Nantucket. Thanks a bunch for your lovely and inspiring designs. Luv from a devoted fan, Shari at [email protected]
How I love your ezine! It’s always full of the most wonderful patterns, designs, interviews, articles, surprises and now Rosie’s Recipes! I can’t wait to try them all..especially the Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes! Although I love every project, I have to say that “Where Shall We Adventure” is my favorite, and your special give away is extremely generous. Where would I sail?…I believe I’d have to head for the UK because rain or no rain I’ve always wanted to visit your lovely country!
Hmmmm … I’m thinking Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington State USA … It’s one of my 2 most favorite places to go on vacation and we haven’t been there in 2 or 3 summers now. My other favorite place is the Big Island of Hawaii!! Isn’t it interesting that my most favorite places are islands??
We used to take kayaks with us when we’d go to Friday Harbor and we had so much fun kayaking around the island … playing with the seals and watching the amazing Orca. We sold the kayaks because my husband, Jim, has a cranky shoulder and he’s still a full-duty Firefighter … and is wanting to make it to retirement ….
So my whole point of that story is that we could use that sailing ship to sail away …. leave from Seattle and sail up to San Juan Island for the summer, then Kona, Hawaii for the winter!!! Does it come with a crew, so that Jim could be Captain and I’d be his First Mate!! Great pattern Helen!!
I live in Christchurch, New Zealand and I would sail down to Southland to see my family and then I would sail to Scotland to see where my ansestors came from. The one thing that the earthquakes here have taught me is that nothing is more important than family and friends. Thank you for the chance to recieve your wonderful ship it is awesome.
I would love to sail away to a place devoid of sport (on tv) and full of re-runs of poirot and the house of eliot. Sailing is particularly appealing when you live in a landlocked country. Lovely, lovely design – you are so imaginative!
Your sailing ship is wonderful! I’d love to sail away to the Canary Islands this summer but I’ll settle for the plane that’s taking me to Spain next week 🙂
Thanks for the super giveaway!
I am stunned by this gorgeous picture – you are one very talented lady!
If I were to sail anywhere right now this moment it would have to be Portrush along the gorgeous Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland. It never fails to take your breath away (not unlike your gorgeous design) – but I have to confess the added enticement is I’ve heard through the grapevine that George Clooney is there watching the golf!!!! Hubba Hubba! 😉
I’d sail to New Zealand!
Ahhhh, shiver me timbers~ I would like to sail away with a very handsome JohnnyDepp to our very own Treasure Island!….. one can dream 🙂
This is such a wonderful design. I’d love to have this in my home. If I could sail away somewhere this summer, it would be to Alaska and cooler weather! Thank you for your talent and your generosity in giving us an opportunity to win this great prize.
I would love to take my parents on a sailing adventure along the east coast of Australia. . To the Barrier Reef, right up to Cape York and to Darwin. Ahh bliss!
This ship is perfect for a trip around the world. Hope I win it.
I would sail away to England, rainy weather or no! DH and I are planning a long trip there in 2014, so in the meantime I will just dream! Loved my July issue, Helen, and this pattern is one of my all-time favorites!
I would circumnavigate Vancouver Island, making stops along the way. It’s close to home but oh so lovely.
And so’s your design. I was admiring it yesterday and my five year old said “nice pirate ship!” in a very admiring tone of voice. (She wants to be a pirate when she’s old enough)
Well,seeing that I live in Middle Tn it is had to sail anywhere. Hehe
If I could get a flight to of the Hawaiian Islands, I would sail around the Islands! Love the weather there!
The pattern looks great, but a bit daunting, so to win the prepared fabric would be lovely. I think I could sail away directly from my front door, we’ve had so much rain. Where would I go? Somewhere dry!
I’ve seen your ship on facebook a couple of times and every time I see it I’m blown away by it; it’s beautiful!
If I could sail away anywhere in the world it would be to the Caribbean with my partner and two little munchkins; such a beautfiul part of the world to show them.
the Sydney Habour, infact any habour would do!
I just adore that sailing ship design!
As usual a fabulous design. Wish I could jump aboard and sail away to the Greek Isles.
Another awesome issue of the ezine! I’ve always loved clipper ships, all of that billowing canvas…. I’ll take a sailing trip to the shores of New Zealand.
Truthfully I’d like to sail away to ANYWHERE with a beach this summer! 🙂 Or just float along on the water – love the sound of the lapping surf. (happy sigh)
I love this pattern! I think I would sail back across the channel (I live in France) to visit my home county of Devon as I’m missing pubs and fish and chips at the moment!
But you havent told us the name of your ship! As it looks like the ‘Santa Maria’, I’d follow the route Columbus took to the new world. But if heading for the Caribbean, I’d rather be in the ‘Sloop John B’ – so much more fun, I think! More romantic though, would be taking Sindbad’s route in his ‘Chimera’. Anything – ANYTHING!- but the Good Ship Lollipop!
I would sail away if I could (and often do) to those special moments and memories I remember fondly and with people who have gone or are now far away. I am scared of the ocean in real life so to me a sailing ship is more about an internal journey rather than a real trip.:)
As a family, we all sail! In fact I think some of us even have webbed feet, so this design is absolutely perfect!! Xx
SHIP AHOY :- i would love to sail round the Greek island’s(with the beautiful ship design to keep me busy).xxx
Just found your blog from a friend who made your sunflower pillow, found your elephant, loved it and downloaded the free pattern, will be following you now, do love the ship you are giving away, thanks for a chance to win the pattern. Barbara
I would love to sail to France!
Sailing away to Finland from here in Michigan USA would be lovely! Congratulations on a great design.
I’d sail along the coast by Blackpool Sands and wave at you as I passed along by Slapton and Torcross. What a fantastic area we both live in!
Having purchased the corgi design you offered, Iwould love to win another! We may sail away on Atlantic Ocean at Cape May,NJ later this year. But a trip around the lake at the state park near our home is always relaxing.
Such a beautiful pattern, I would love to sew this whilst sailing to Lulworth Cove in Dorset, my favourite place and the first place I ever took my children on a boat out to sea. Lovely memories 🙂 xx
I would love to sail around the coast of Maine.
It IS lovely here in Maine especially during the summer! Watch out for rocks along the coast as you sail!!! lol
it’s just too gorgeous, and you are too generous, please enter me in your draw
I would love to sail away accross the ocean to visit my family in North Wales. I would sail right into Portmadoc Harbor from America.
Truly a delightful ship to stitch and display.
I would sail on the Swallow with John, Susan, Titty and Roger, to Wildcat Island.
Any where, that the winds would carry my hubby and me.
I would love to sail away to Haiti to see the children at Hands & Feet in Grand Goave:) I was there last August and miss them:)
Your patterns are great, and I’ve been wanting to try machine embroidery so would love the sailing-ship! As for adventuring…I still remember reading “Robinson Crusoe” ages ago, and wishing I lived on his island.
The ship would be a lovely project and as far as where I would sail to, it would have to be somewhere I could do whale watching as its on my to do list.
Iwould love to sail round the shetlands , in the wild winds and see all the wonderful wild life there.
I would sail all around the British Isles starting and ending in Dorset where we would anchor in Lulworth Cove and have a picnic on the beach like Enid Blyton.
Love the pattern.
I’d love to set sail anywhere it is cooler than here – high today expected to be 108 here in southern Indiana!
My British ancestors are from the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall….a great great-grandmother sailed the Atlantic to the Pacific, landing in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawai’i) on stop-over. She stayed to marry one of the King’s court,and as the saying goes, the rest is history. I would love to stitch the adventuresome sailing ship to commemorate this East-West event. I love the combination of embroidery and appliqué!
A beautiful pattern. It reminds me of my childhood days at the seaside.
I ‘sailed away’ last December, to my most favourite place, North Cornwall. The weather isn’t always the best, moody skies with dark, scudding clouds, swirling mists and winds that REALLY blow! The sun comes out and the other side of this most beautiful place is seen, hills and valleys clothed in different shades of green and a blue, blue sea, with crashing waves bought to the shore by storms in the Atlantic. But I do look forward to the sunsets, amazing rosy skies with a golden, glowing orb of fire setting behind the seas horizon. Why would I want to be anywhere else? Lucky me.
What an exceptionally beautiful piece! Thank you for a chance in your generous giveaway! I could look at this piece and spend hours imagining myself sailing about the Carribean enjoying warm and gentle breezes;-)
i would like to have “calgon take me away”. anyone old enough to remember that commercial?
anyway – i’d like to sail to around the world, very slowly….
I’d love an embroidery challenge. Thanks for the chance to win.
I’d sail all around the British Isles, stopping everywhere I could! And maybe then up to the Baltic Sea.
I like the mixed stitching on this design, machine and hand embroidery and applique. I would love to sail away to the Greek Islands and spend time cruising round all of them.
Oh my goodness! What an amazing giveaway! Definitely add my name!
Of course i love the sailing ship but i have to say – I love the entire July issue of Bustle and Sew. But then, I love every single issue! But this month;s issue and June – two of my favorites!
Oh – where would sail off to this summer?? Being a “land lubber” that would be the Olympic Peninsula in northern Washington State! Stunning views of the ocean and most excellent beaches! And Rain Forests!
I would sail from California all the way to Port Issac aka Port Wenn and say hello to Martin and Louisa even if they are characters in a show. Cornwall looks so beautiful. Love your sailing ship.
If I could sail somewhere, I would love to go to Rome to visit all the historic places I read about down thru the years and from there to places that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ traveled to and from.
Thank U for your newsletter, I do enjoy it.
I love this piece and it is perfect for me, I have a cartoon pirate of me, that I use as a blog photo, lol. I would love to sail up the New England coast up to Nova Scotia. I kayak in our local area, and I love the bay and the fresh salt air.
I would like to sail away to my lover’s arms.
How precious! This would be awesome in my son’s room! As for sailing away…do ships go to Neverland?
I’m so inspired by you blog and e-zine, I finally ordered the free-motion foot for my sewing machine. Next weekend, when I get paid, I’ll be heading to the fabric store to try out some of your patterns. Thanks again for the wonderful and very thoughtful posts. I would love to sail to Hawaii or through the Carribean, here is Vancouver, it’s been so wet, grey and rainy I sure could uses some white sands and blue blue oceans!
Love your pattern! I would love to sail to Madeira and learn more about their beautiful hand embroidery!
I’m new to your e-zine, I think its great, wish I had time to do all the projects, but your ship has to be top of the list. I would sail to Pontrieux in Brittany, I spend all my holidays there, and always take plenty of sewing knitting and crochet with me, so I have things to do in the peace and quiet of the countryside.
What a perfect panel for a boy. I don’t think I could sail anywhere as I like my both feet planted firmly on the ground, though I do like to watch all kinds of boats out on the water.
I love this pattern and thank you so much for the lovely magazine. If I could, I would like to sail to Tahiti.
Bali would be a wonderful to sail around Bali and wear those gorgeous flowing gowns.
Wow! My husband and I have a thing for pirates – I’d LOVE to surprise him with this!
thanks for the chance to win! I lovelovelove this tall ship pattern! It would be fun sailing anywhere the sun shines and the life is simple!
The ship is awesome! Love it!! I’d love to sail to Mauritius.
So beautiful! I just love this design. Thank you for the wonderful give-away!
Its been so hot that just being on the sea with no particular destination in mind would be heaven! Cool breezes and sea air would be so refreshing. Love this pattern!
Robert Louis Stevenson is my favourite poet and his poem conjures up adventure, mystery and a yearning for times passed. I would love to sail into the past when there were still undiscovered islands and buried treasure.
I live on the west coast of Canada where we sometimes see the tall ships going by, sails majestically taut in the wind. Now we’re off to the east coast where we’re hoping to see more ships like this and enjoy some Newfoundland hospitality! (I would love to see a tall ship with colourfully printed sails like yours!)
I just came back from a lovely visit with my cousin in Newport Oregon. She has a little cottage on a cliff overlooking the ocean. I would love to go back!
Hello, I love this pattern, I would love to win it. It reminds me of sailing in the sail boat with my granddaughters in Ship Harbour.
I so love the June issue of your magazine. I’ve received your magazines since the very first issue and am always amazed at the sweet projects in each one!! This particular applique of a sailing ship tugs at my heart strings. My grandfather and father both grew up on the sea. I spent many a summer as a child on an island in Casco Bay off the coast of Maine where my grandparents were caretakers. Such fond memories of walking along the beaches collecting shells and sea glass and watching the boats sail by! Thank you for the opportunity to win a lovely kit! Be especially blessed, Kathy
Love the patern, love RLS-great combo, thanks for the give away!
Not an separate entry…just forgot to say I would saIl to Capri
I would love to take a quilting cruise up the east coast of the USA to Canada.
Where would I go ? Everywhere My baby girl is going to the Navy she leaves August 8th for training and then her schooling . I will be an empty nester and alone for the first time in My hole life , I would sail away to visit her and I have always wanted to go to Ireland or Scot Land I love reading stories of the Magic that comes from the fairy tales over there. Never been anywhere before but I sure would like to some day if the lord will let me .
Hi helen, What a beautiful panel. I would love to sail any where but never tried as I get very motion sick. So I will just have to dream. Thankyou. Lynette.
I’m doing a “travel” theme for my 4yo son’s bedroom (maps, globes etc) and this would look beautiful in there. As it is presently winter in Australia, I’d like to sail away somewhere warm!
I would love to sale away to the Florida Gulf. They are cooler right now than we are. We have been in the 90’s all last week & they say it will be more for this week. Quite strange for WI, USA
I love the ship.
I would sail away to Tucson, Arizona, USA. Unfortunately I can’t sail there but I can take a “sailing” plane. This is such a beautiful embroidery.
Came across this looking for something else…but I like this better!
Oh! It would have to be Portofino – South of Italy …………… along the amalfi Coast. After reading The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim, I am hooked! To go on that magical sailing boat would cinch the deal!!! (PS Love the Seagull)
I love your sailing ship and verse. If I could sail anywhere it would be to Canada to see Niagara Falls. Thanks for your give a way!
I would love to sail back home, to Puerto Rico!
Such a lovely picture. Right now Brisbane is in the middle of a chilly winter so I would head for warmer climes, up to the Whitsundays.
I would love to sail away to Scotland! Wouldn’t that be an adventure?
I would like to sail to Egean Sea. However I am very pregnant now. 🙂 Thanks For give away.
I have a friend who would just love to do this project! It’s perfect for our Michigan winters.
This is awesome! Hubby and I love to cruise and this would be really great to go in our living room. =)
I’d love to sail away on The Matthew, down the Avon Gorge, out to sea along the Bristol Channel passing Sreep Holm, Flat Holm and Lundy … All the way to the Scilly Isles which always sound like the nearest to an island paradise without leaving Blighty!
oh my gosh, hope I win it !!!!!!!!!!! That is so pretty. Love the magazine and enjoy every time I get it , I’m in Heaven. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Eileene
I love love love the sailing ship picture and it would be lovely to stitch it for my husband’s study. He’d wanted to be a sailor but became a fireman! We now live in Cornwall, UK and dream of sailing around the amazing rugged coastline ! I enjoy receiving your newsletters too. Thank you
Wow! Awesome piece of stitching.
This month’s issue was fabulous!
I have Fiji on my list to visit. Let’s go!
Quite frankly, right now, I’d sail away anywhere! If I could choose, I’d go back to Halong Bay, Vietnam where I spent part of my honeymoon
oh darn, I’m late with an entry, but I do love this pattern! it’s lovely!
Even later to find this but love the pattern. Found it while searching for ideas for a water element quilt challenge I am doing with a quilting group. I would sail to Desolation Sound in the Canadian San Juans, replicating sailing trips of my childhood.
I am so excited to have found your site!! I came to your site through Elefanz! I am so in love with your softies! I have never made the softies before, but now I have a little grandson and he loves them! He makes it fun to find new ones to make for him. They are, of course, filled with kisses and prayers for his life.
I am so thankful for your generosity. Now with this amazing sailing ship. As a child I grew up along the Texas Gulf Coast, just a few short miles from Mexico. I was raised by my wise and loving grandparents and their adorable friends. Each year we would have an “Armada parade” of sailboats, looking at your sailboat takes me back to those parades. There were always tall masted sailing ships, beautiful ships! My grandmother and I would write stories about the crew and where they were sailing to. I would love to win your sailing ship.
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