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.