Friday, September 10, 2010

More denim and more things

You have probably seen those adverts that want to sell you something, then they say “but wait there’s more!”

I’m going to tease you and do that right now.

Firstly, you need to see the view from my sewing room window at the moment. Isn’t it beautiful?

Secondly, I mentioned the “ah huh” moment I had after notification of the position as school chaplain, how I still having left over denim to use up and that I could make a journal cover. Well here it is. Can you see the “splotch of paint” on the denim? which is the reason these denim jeans were no longer wanted.

Well you can’t see it in the finished product!!!

Thirdly, I had a swap with Cyndi from blue bird swing, after she made a lovely comment on Sue’s blog "The House That Love Built" when I made and sent Sue a crocheted hat pincushion. I offered to make Cyndi one, so she offered to make something as a swap. I had wanted to make the wallet tutorial she had, and so she made it for me using denim fabric. Here is the gorgeous parcel.

But here are the special contents!!

Fourthly, I had contact from the editor of HOMESPUN after seeing the mug pouches I’d made. I was asked if I’d like to submit a “Readers Letter” sharing why I made the mug pouches, any changes I made and so forth, after using the pattern from their magazine. That was a real surprise!!!

Finally, the winner is…………

But wait there’s more………….

I decided, because I can, that I would make an extra couple of mug pouches. I knew it would be sad, when so may entered the giveaway, that I couldn’t make one for everyone.

So I decided I would choose -

Number 1 – Jeannette , because number 'ones' don’t come up often in random number generator’s, also because Jeannette has just started a new position in a school situation, in New Zealand. A similar story to me!!

Here are the next two winners, by a random number generator:

Number 92, which is Darlis, one of my anonymous entries. So Darlis, I need you to email me your email address. If I don’t hear from Darlis, by Monday Sept 13th, I’ll draw another number.


Number 18 which is Marianne. I shall be emailing you shortly.

I had 154 entries into my excel document, accounting for those that in one comment were a follower, or blogged etc. Thank you all so much for entering and for the increase in followers.


  1. Isn't the blossom just glorious...I have camellias and magnolia out of this window.....which is behind me as I type.
    But I see it when I walk into the room..

  2. Congratulations to the three lucky going to see if I can get hold of the magazine the pattern was in and make me one now that I didn't get lucky in your giveaway! How exciting that Catherine Sanchez contacted you....I don't know about you, but when she contacted me, you'd have thought she'd rung to tell me I'd just won If I was fit, I'd have probably done a cartwheel...hee hee hee. Hugs Naomi

  3. Congratulations to the winners!
    Of course I'm one of your new followers!
    Your works are beautiful!

  4. Susan,
    My name is Darlis Johns

  5. felicitaciones a las ganadoras, la proxima vez espero tener mas suerte , me encanta su blog y gracias por permitirnos jugar , un beso desde Argentina

  6. Congrats to the winners!! Congrats to you on the magazine contact! Fun!

  7. Congratulations to the winners!! I am sure they are very happy. Carolyn :)

  8. I hope everything is okay with you Susan. It has been so long since you posted. I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year! May 2011 bring you much happiness with needle and thread!

    Hugs from Holland ~