Saturday, October 10, 2009

DAY TEN: IT'S MY 3RD YEAR BLOGAVERSARY TODAY!

3 YEARS BLOGGING!
MY GIVEAWAY: DAY TEN

LAST DAY'S OFFERING!!!! Four Fat Quarters... two are New Zealand fabrics... two are random ones!
SO..... this is your last chance to enter! I will be doing the draw in two day's time.... cross ya fingers/toes/lips (yep all of them!)... and let's see who wins.

I'm feeling rather chuffed with myself! I let my fingers do the walking.. and I tracked down one of the two Kayaks we want SANTA to bring for Christmas.. at a good price ... wooo hooo! This one is big enough for Stew, Brylee AND Griffin to ride on.

Now I just have to get the second one (for me)! And a roof rack. And some life jackets for the kids. And some paddles. EEEEEEK!

I will be 'away' from my computer for the rest of today... I'm off on a sewing course in New Lynn. Stew has the kids all day to himself.. the lucky guy. (tongue in cheek)....

LATER.....
"HI"... I'm back! It's been a long day sewing... very tiring. Today's course was all about learning about what our machine can do in relation to fancy stitches.... eeee gads! I already knew about it's stitches, but the item we made was a tricky little bugger!
ABOVE: the first step was to put all the little strips of material together and then do the fancy stitching... then after 6 hours ... and only a few swear words and one stabbed finger:
ABOVE AND BELOW: Taaaaa Daaaa! A little bag! Fully lined too!
I had never made anything so finnicky before... and maybe I never will again! I tell ya, it was a right bitch to sew in some parts! BUT.. it's done. And I'm sure someone will love getting it for Christmas!
Stew has been wonderful, there is a roast of pork in the oven... and now I am going to relax and have a wee tipple.
Keep those GIVEAWAY entries coming in... you have a wee bit longer left! Of course .. YOU people over on the other side of the world have exactly 1 day longer... seeing as you are BEHIND us by a day!
End of Day: and I'm knackered! It's been a neat day... and the roast Pork was delicious! nite nite.

39 comments:

  1. I need to be sewing instead of on this computer and watching Animal Planet on tv! Love your material choices!

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  2. Happy bloga bithday :-)

    enjoy yopur day

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  3. 3 years?

    you dont look a day over 2!

    happy anniversary!!

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  4. Hope your sewing day is full of pins and needles(well I thought that was clever!) and yakking and SOME sewing!!!

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  5. Happy Blog birthday. Love those fabrics and I have my fingers crossed too-for me to win!!
    Hope you enjoy your course.

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  6. Happy 3rd Blogaversary Chris! Cute fabrics!

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  7. Happy 3rd blogaversary Chris!

    Well done on finding the kayak at a good price.

    I hope you enjoy your sewing course today :)

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  8. Happy 3rd Blogger birthday! The time sure has flown by! Enjoy your sewing day :)

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  9. Happy Blogaversary! ....so glad you decided to start a blog 3 years ago cause I sure love reading it!

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  10. Wow 4 years - loved reading your blog, it always makes me smile and often makes me wish my life was a bit like yours! You make it sound fun even when you fed up etc!!!!! Love all your pics and comments. Kayaking, whats the difference between that and canoeing? I'd be too nervous to do something like that (unless was very calm lake/stream!) XCathy

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  11. Whoo Hoo 3 years of blogging! Congrats hun, hope you have a good day x

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  12. Nice kayak! Hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of them! Our lot is thinking about them too. Not for me - landlubber I am. But good for them!

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  13. Happy Blogaversary! I hope you are having a great day.

    The kayak looks cool! I bet you'll have a lot of fun in them.

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Hope you have an enjoyable day sewing!

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  15. Amanda1:45 PM

    Hey, leaving quick comment. Got stuff to do today, feeling a bit better. I Should be rite for work on Monday, sick of being home.

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  16. OH MY! Fabric with WINE on it!!!!!

    Lucky you having a whole day sewing. Don't forget to show and tell.

    And of course ....

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!

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  17. Happy Blogaversary, lol. :)

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  18. Enjoy your course!

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  19. That is one cute little bag...but it does look tricky to do. Far above my meager sewing skills but...one day perhaps! If we are one day behind yall does that make us all one day younger????

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  20. Love the bag, congrats on your 3 years of blogging :)

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  21. wow how did another day sneak past I nearly missed seeing todays addition to the prize.

    3 yrs blogging u rock

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  22. Happy 3rd Blogging Birthday - ya tart!!

    Thanks for all the laughs and keeping me entertained.

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  23. lovely bag Chris :) good to see you happy too :)

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  24. The bag is gorgeous.

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  25. You clever thing! That bag is amazing!!!

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  26. Happing Blog Birthday....

    Love the little bag.

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  27. chris...LOVE that bag. it seems way too complicated though. but it is beautiful. keep it for yourself.
    x

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  28. Happy Blogaversary! Wow, hard to believe it's been only 3 years that you've been entertaining the masses with your personality and wit, you've always been one of my favourite bloggers, even if I don't get around to commenting as often as I used to.

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  29. Happy blog bday Chris!

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  30. Wow - that little bag looks very professional! Congrats on getting that done!

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  31. Happy blog birthday!!!!!

    Sounds like you had a good day! :)

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  32. I missed your "wee bag blog" and when I saw all the comments I had to go back and take a look. I love the fabric!!! I mean the bag is really cute, but the fabric is beautiful. You are a very, very talented potty mouthed lady.

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  33. That bag is positively gorgeous! Happy anniversary, Chris!!

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  34. I don't know if I am too late for the giveaway, but here I am...love the bag, it is so cute!!!!

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  35. Aye Chris - happy bloggibirthday to you:)
    I would love to have entered your contest, but unfortunately I don't quilt, but the material is gorgeous...
    that bag looks pretty, glad you only stabbed one finger!
    /hugs

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  36. hey chris!
    happy 3rd blogaversary!i loooooooooooooooveeeeeeeeee that bag you made!it's so cute!

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  37. OMG! that's a beautiful little bag. I can certainly understand what a headache it must be to make, but gee, it sure does look good!

    xx

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  38. Happy anniversary/bloggy birfdeee!!!!

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  39. The fat quarters are just wonderful!
    Micki

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