Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The Postman came today.


A little while ago there was a competition at

( Check this blog out, it is truly fab)!!

Lily Pad Quilting

I think we needed to mention how long since we had rain. There were 133 entries, and my number was chosen.


Winner, winner . . .

. . . but no chicken dinner!

Instead, this great prize is going home with our winner from the random drawing!
Many thanks to Eva Paige Quilt Designs for providing the prize, and to Jacquelynne Steves, for coordinating the party and giving us the great block patterns!
Congratulations to Nancy J, from
All Points of the Compass!
Enjoy your prize, and show it off when you complete it, OK? We'd love to see!


The mail package

The parcel from New Jersey, US.

The pattern, the fabric, and beautiful BIC ( Like the Post-it ones in NZ down here)  sticky  notes from Jacquelynne Steves .

Mod-Ified Trees Pattern and Fabric

Then I laid out the pinks and greens, every one lovely. They are a little deeper colour than this, we have brilliant sunshine and 20 Celsius.. I can see I needed to alter the camera settings for this one.

Mod-Ified Trees fabrics
I have chosen, for now, a pale blue background, just need to get some “ Misty-Fuse” and will be set to go.

Thanks again to Eva Paige Quilt Designs, and Jacquelynne Steves, I am thrilled!!

Spring is almost here, and the golden daffs are blooming  at the far end of the lawn.  I was told these are “ King Alfred”.

Golden  daffs 2016

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ Every gift is special

when it is wrapped with thoughtfulness

and sent with love”

Greetings from Jean


Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Wow! Great prize, gorgeous colours!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, congrats on winning the giveaway. I love the cute tablerunner and the pretty fabrics. Your daffodil is beautiful. Great quote! Enjoy your day!

Jenny said...

Congratulations on winning the prize. It's always so much fun to get an exciting parcel in the mail, isn't it. Now we just have to wait and see the outcome of all these luscious goodies.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh how lovely for you - congratulations!

TexWisGirl said...

happy almost-springtime!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Gosh I just love the colours of your fabric big win! They look springish to me. BTW when you mentioned spring is almost here, I felt a little pang because that means our autumn is almost here. Too soon, sigh.

The Furry Gnome said...

The mail only brings bills here!

Leeanne said...

Fabulous prize....nice to see the sun shining on the daffodil.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I am always amazed, 'spring is almost here'. This means fall is almost here, too! cheers from this Perth!!! xx

Fundy Blue said...

How lovely to win such beautiful fabrics ~ can't wait to see what you do with them, Jean. We have a real autumn chill in the air tonight! Your daffys are so pretty!

Inger said...

Congratulations, how great is that. Such pretty fabrics, I know you will make something beautiful of them.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Well how awesome is that - congratulations on a wonderful win!!!!