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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Favourite things Friday and a Valentine's Day Giveaway.

Well last week I was a whole day late and this week I'm a whole day early.....he who pays the internet connection has decided to commandere the computer all day tomorrow for work. I also want to tell you about my little February giveaway at the end of the post.
As you all know I love Yoga and Quilting so I was delighted to find when browsing through a lovely little quilters notebook given to me by my friend Ann (It used to belong to her Mum) a very cute illustration done by a lady by the name of Elizabeth Stewart who illustrated the whole book, a cartoon that captures both my loves.....what do you think sounds like me? Take a look -
She has a thimble on one thumb and a threaded needle in the other hand and is of course sitting on a quilt in Lotus position. Love it!!! Did you know when you totally absorb yourself in a creative activity it is a form of meditation. Well now you do. Didn't know you could meditate did you?
This dear little notebook has little quotes and stories from quilters from all over the world and very cute little illustrations through out. There is also room on every page for you to make notations or sketches.
It also has featured through out Antique quilts from the Museum Quilts collection. They are bit hard to photograph as the paper is like the old brown paper you used to write on. Way back when......

This little book gave me a giggle and a great deal of enjoyment so it's my favourite for this week. Lastly I loved this quote from Jenni Dobson, Great Britian - " stitches don't only hold patches of fabric together, they also bind the stitchers into friendships that cross oceans and surround the world." way to go Jenni!
Visit the marvellous Shay tomorrow to hear about other Friday's Favs.
NOW about that giveaway...I love red and hearts so I have a little group of pretty red things and inside the little red card will be a heart themed drawing that you can turn into a stitchery. There is spotty fabric, spotty chokkies, spotty buttons, heart ribbon, threads and a red cookie cutter to make your "Valentine" something sweet. I shall draw it on Valentine's Day Aussie Time. So if you would like to go in the draw just leave me a comment and let me know.
I shall beback later on tomorrow to link up to Shay and see what the favourites are for this week.
Have a wonderful Friday,
Blessings Michelle xx

29 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle that book did sound like it suited you to a T,what a lovely gift.
    I definatly have to enter this giveaway as i love spots,thankyou for having such a lovely giveaway Michelle.xx

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  2. Hey Michelle! What a cool giftie to receive from your friend ... obviously someone who knows you well! :0) Oh ... love you give away goodies ... I am a big fan of red AND spotty dotties! :0) My Velentine will be away for work this Feb 14, so it will be just me and the bears ... SIGH!!! Oh ... and some stitching! :0) Enjoy your computer-free day - Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  3. Thanks Michelle for a chance to win some wonderful gifts for valentine's day... especially LoVe the spotty fabric and of course chockies!

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  4. That book looks perfect for you, and I do love that quote, so very true!! Lovely give-away hon, but don't enter me please, I really don't like Valentine's day...long story, lol.

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  5. What a gorgeous little notebook!
    Lovely giveaway - I love anything dotty!

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  6. The illustrated totally fits. Showing your two loves together. Sweet giveaway.

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  7. Now that is a great gift for your friend to share - you know it has special meaning as was her mother's. Thank you for this lovely giveaway. I was digging through my mother's scraps for my grandniece to make a Valentine's project and NO Valentine colors. I like yours.

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  8. Now that is a great gift for your friend to share - you know it has special meaning as was her mother's. Thank you for this lovely giveaway. I was digging through my mother's scraps for my grandniece to make a Valentine's project and NO Valentine colors. I like yours.

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  9. I'm new follower! I loves the valentine giveaway..so lovely..thank you!! ^^

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  10. HELLO! What a Sweet Valentines Giveaway! Thank You for sharing!
    ♥ HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU ♥

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  11. What a lovely gift, something to treasure. Thank you for the chance to win some lovely goodies! xx

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  12. Hi Michelle, I do so love your book, the yoga and quilting picture was lovely, reminded me to try and get back to some yoga, valentines day was my Mum's birthday....hugs

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  13. Lovely book. Fabulous gift from your friend. Love to win those red goodies. Hugs,

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  14. Sadly when I absorb myself in a sewing activity it never feels like meditation. It’s like a battle where I wrangle fabric to my will . We fight to the death ! That picture is totally you though.

    Love that notebook!

    Count me in on the giveaway Michelle . It looks fabulous and we could all do with a bit more romance...

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  15. What a great book. I am trying to get into yoga but so far it is not working with my work schedule. I would just love to be entered in your sweet giveaway.
    Hugs
    donna

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  16. What an awesome book to be given and yes very you... put me down for the very cute give away xxx

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  17. What a sweet collection of red/ white! old things like your book are so beautiful aren't they?

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  18. I love your little book and I just love that picture of the mix between yoga and quilting.. Now I wonder if I could actually achieve that pose!!! Your giveaway is very special and generous... as always. I've been looking at vintage red earrings today!!! Valentines day is definitely influencing me at the moment xx

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  19. Hello Michelle,

    I can remember writing on brown paper, you are certainly bringing back memories. Would love to enter your Valentine's giftaway.
    Happy days and enjoy the weekend.
    Bev.xoxo

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  20. Hi Michelle - what a gorgeous book - and how inspirational. Thankyou for the chance to enter your gorgeous giveaway.

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  21. G'day Michelle. That was lovely of your friend to think of you and give you the book. I tried yoga many, many years ago, but got so many cramps in the legs, it wasn't funny.Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. Take care. Liz...

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  22. Love spots and dots and even more when they're a red and white combo,thanks for giving us the chance to win something yummy for Valentine's day :) Barb.

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  23. Michelle,vermelho é a minha cor...obrigado por presentear.

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  24. Nice favorite! I love both things too, though yoga has been put on hold for a while ..

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  25. Michelle, The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary.
    It nice when a gift suites you
    take care....what a lovely gift

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  26. Very cute book and love the quote from it.

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  27. Great book, and a wonderful giveaway ,thanks for the chance Michelle.

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  28. A brilliant book and a brilliant giveaway which I would love to enter.

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  29. What a lovely giveaway! You have such amazing and interesting posts, and that book is so fun! I might try looking it up on amazon to see if other copies have cropped up! Thank you for hosting the giveaway, love, love, love the polka dot fabric!

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