Wednesday, 16 February 2011

We love the Nellies

Well finally in amongst the twenty trillion giveaways I've entered, I was chosen by Mr Random Generator and won a prize to cherish.  Firstly because it came from the blog of mother and daughter quilting and blogging team, Yvonne and Reene, Nellies Niceties who are two British quilting and crafting blogland friends who make me laugh with their constant comedy banter.  And secondly, because, as much as we all drool over the fabric bundles that can be won on the internet, there is something very special about winning a hand made pillow and a pack of Liberty charms which were hand cut and picked (and Liberty...).  Here is the pillow which the cats and the kids have been fighting over.  It is my first ever handmade pillow, made by a friend and I confess I really, really love it.  The brown dot is my favorite Kaffe fabric and the pillow is soft and cost with beautiful pebble quilting and matches my sofa and cat!

My winnings

And just take a look at these Liberty charms.  I am going to pair these up with a Kona charm pack and some Kona white to make some kind of postage stamp type quilt.  Up until now, I have never had any Liberty fabrics (other than a Liberty bridesmaids dress when I was little which I will show you when I can find the photo in amongst the boxes that are still waiting to be unpacked since we moved house three years ago) so this is a very special prize for me.

My winnings

Thank you Yvonne and Reene for making my day with these wonderful prizes.

25 comments:

  1. That truly is a great prize, congratulations. Now you won't have to buy shirts to cut up, lol!

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  2. fun! I don't have any liberty fabric either, but I'm trying to avoid it so that i do not fall in love with another expensive thing! ;)

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  3. Well done you! And I believe there is another win for you somewhere else in Blogland too - based on your talent and ability rather than luck this time! Isn't that Liberty beautiful?

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  4. I saw that you'd won, so pleased for you, yummy silky Liberty- I know of a cheap (well relatively, it is Liberty) UK supply-http://www.shaukat.co.uk/

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  5. Yay for the Nellies! And love the cushion and the liberty!

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  6. Love the cushion. I still have my daughters liberty bridesmaid dress from 20 years ago. I can't bear to part with it.
    Gillx

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  7. Oh it will be interesting to see what you make with the charms - love the pillow, that KF fabric is same colour, but different colour to the fabric I'm using in one of my FQ challenge projects (soon to be resurrected from the UFO pile)

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  8. Yeah! Your catching me up. ;)

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  9. Renee and Yvonne are so hilarious! Love your winnings Lynne, the pebble quilting looks excellent and Liberty too!!

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  10. Thanks Lynne, what lovely comments, we love you too. I still can't quite believe you were brave enough to use the title that you did! Having a little chuckle to myself :-)

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  11. What a brilliant prize, Lynne, congrats! Thanks for pointing me in the direction of another lovely blog too. I'd not come across Nellies Niceties before but it looks a lot of fun :)
    I see Kerry recommends Shaukat - I think they're great and often have fabric that's no longer on Liberty's site, but watch out for the addition of 20% VAT after you've loaded your basket, lol.
    Clothkits actually sell a few Liberty prints too - oh, and some gorgeous bias binding!

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  12. Congratulations on your win. Can't wait to see what you do with those charms. It was better for my bank balance when Liberty closed it's regional stores - as there was one just 6 miles from me! It would be so bad if Liberty was your LQS - financially I mean lol

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  13. oooh, lucky you! those Liberty prints are yummy!

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  14. you lucky girl; you.....very nice ..I do love that pillow

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  15. Decorating to match the cat. Very clever. We used to have a beige cat that matched the carpet. He wasn't too bright and couldn't figure out why he kept getting stepped on when lounging in the walk-ways. But I digress...

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  16. What a fantastic prize!!! I really love the cushion and what an adorable cat!

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  17. Nellies. hehe.
    WOW, what a haul!!! I am sure your Liberty postage stamp quilt will be a stunner. Those wee charms are just so pretty.

    (I had a little win myself yesterday from SMS - 5 Kona charm packs!! Shame we aren't neighbours we could share).

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  18. Lovely stuff - congratulations x

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  19. Congratulations on your win! Wonderful pillow :) Beautiful cat, and oh so yummy Liberty fabrics! Liberty .... wow! :)

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  20. What a great prize! You've got a beautiful cat! I'm in love with your pillow and Liberty charm pack.

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  21. That prize had your name on it!! I bet you keep playing with your Liberty squares. Sometimes I put my favourite fabrics beside my bed so i see them when I wake up. Not that I'm obsessed or anything.

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  22. Great prize, beautiful cat!

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  23. You lucky, lucky, lucky b*****d. I would LOVE to have those Liberty charms!!!

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  24. Look at this super cute idea at purl bee....

    http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2011/2/24/mini-quilt-of-the-month-february-liberty-of-london-tana-lawn.html

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