Saturday, October 6, 2012

Giveaway Winner Announced

Hello to you all! Huge thanks and many hugs to all of you who visited my blog this past week as part of the Leafs Me Happy blog hop created by Madame Samm and hosted by Cherry. It was the largest number of comments that I have received to my blog for one post since I started my blog a little over a year ago.  You are so kind to take the time to visit!     

As part of Leaf Me Happy, I offered a giveaway for  a kit including the pattern and fabric to make the top for a little table runner. 
The winner of the kit, as chosen by Mr. Random Generator,  is comment #185, Vicki.  I have sent Vicki an email to get her contact information, and once received, will send the kit along.  Congratulations, Vicki, I hope you'll send me a picture of your table runner when you finish it! 

In between reading the wonderful emails,I decided to go to my stash and make a little table runner for me as well. I did make a few small changes to the pattern, sandwiched it, and did some machine quilting. I then ran around the house taking pictures in every conceivable light, but the truest color of the table runner was actually in the picture that I took outside on a cloudy day...and it still doesn't quite do it justice. The "pinks" are actually rusts, or pumpkin colors, and the greens are much darker.

Aren't the Mums gorgeous! I picked up the potted plant at the local grocery store.  They certainly brighten up the picture! I used stitch in the ditch and a little bit more for the machine quilting. I hope to grow more creative with my next project.

I found a warm brown in my stash for the backing, attached a tag, and the runner is on my living room coffee table as we speak. 

If you missed my blog hop day, it was on October 1 and you can visit my "leafy" blocks by clicking here.  There you will also be able to read all about Madame Samm's Leaf Me Happy blog hop that is continuing through to October 10 (excluding weekends).  Take a peek at the buttons on my side bar to link to some of the other upcoming blog hops...there is something for everyone! 

We are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend in Canada, so lots of food, company, and family. The chocolate chip cookies are made, the pizza crust is rising, and the prime rib is ready to be thawed for tomorrow's dinner.  Most people have turkey, but there is nothing better than a prime rib dinner in our house!

Thanks for coming by.  It's a great day for quilting!


  1. Sounds like a yummy dinner and lots of fun--enjoy your holiday!

  2. Family, friends, and good food - enjoy your holiday.

  3. And where are my manners - congratulations to Vicki and thank you for hosting.

  4. Congrats to the winner. Happy Thanksgiving from a fellow Canadian.

  5. YIPPEE!!! Thanks so much I can't wait to get it and get started. This table runner will really brighten our holiday table. Thanks again and again! Vickie

  6. Congrats to Vicki and I love your runner and your potted Mumms , gorgeous . Happy Thanksgiving , enjoy your roast I am sure it will be yummy .:-)

  7. Happy Thanksgiving and congratulations to Vicki!

  8. Congratulations on the great response to your post, and to the lucky winner.
    Your table runner is lovely. Sometimes it is really hard to reproduce the true colours of fabric in photos. Wish I knew how to do it better, too.
    I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

  9. Congrats to Vickie and thanks to you, Lesley, for the sweet giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving :o)

  10. Happy Turkey Day...I mean Prime Rib you and yours, Lesley. Our bird is still thawing in the freezer so it looks like we'll be feasting tomorrow.

    Your table runner is beautiful and perfect for the season. Congrats to Vicki.

  11. Oooh your table runner is lovely - I know what you mean about running around the house taking photos everywhere as I do it myself - most of mine are taken in my dining room though as it has the biggest windows, faces east and I have daylight bulbs in there (its also my craft room now!) but still the photos dont always come out too well - oh well - hope you have a lovely thanksgiving.

  12. Congrats to Vicki. And though certainly different, pizza and cookies, I'm sure your holiday celebration will be fabulous. BTW...the table runner is great!

  13. Congratulations to the winner, and Happy Thanksgiving.

  14. was your weekend just delicious? lovely runner btw....ahhhhh Tuesday...x

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  16. Hi Lesley
    Lovely table runner, hope you had a lovely thanksgiving


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