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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bits and Bobs

Feeling lucky? Karen at Sew Many Ways is such an inspiring and smart cookie. She's hosting a giveaway party and is linking up some awesome giveaways.

I think I'll play along and give some stuff away too. Up for grabs is some Quilt Monkey stationery, Penguin Pals holiday memo notes, and four fat quarters of Michele D'Amore's Al Fresco fabric. Just leave a comment here and I'll put your name in the hat. [Edit 11-11-11; a winner has been chosen. Thanks for playing!]

I whipped up this portobello mushroom and leek soup last night. It was even better for breakfast. Such simple ingredients, but very rich and satisfying.


I haven't had a lot of sewing time this week. Work has been busy now that my graphic files are safely back home. My new Mac is super fast and churning out work like a champ. I did make this needle book to say thank you for a boatload of selvages a kind quilter sent me. It's so much fun to see what types of fabrics everyone plays with. And even more fun to make something out of them!



What can you do with Dollar Store socks? Make fingerless mittens. Now Hollywood can still text while her hands stay warm. It's freezing here today! Going to be a good night for a Chili Cook-off!

27 comments:

  1. Sweet give-awy, I love the needle book - one more reason to feel guilty for not saving all my selvages!

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  2. That soup looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  3. Hi Chele, nice giveaway. I like your needlebook.(how fun are they to make.:) ) How do you keep the socks from unraveling. I want to give those a try. Thanks for the opportunitiy to sign up.

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  4. Love the colors of the fabric! thanks for the give-a-way.

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  5. Those mittens are so cute - very creative!

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  6. Forget the free stuff! I want the recipe for the soup! :) yummmmm

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  7. Please enter me in your giveaway...I can see turning those fabrics into a wonderful bag!

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  8. Lovely giveaway, and I just Love the mittens!

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  9. Thanks for sharing some interesting tips..your nifty fingerless gloves are so sweet and I'm always interested in new ways to make a needle book. One of the things I love about sewing are the notions and notion holders..pincushions the like. "There is so much scope for the imagination" as Anne of Green Gables would say. Thank-you!

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  10. Hello Michelle,
    Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous fabric. Love that soup, it looks so yummy. Your mitten's are wonderful. May have to try that one.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  11. Good evening, I am a first-timer to your site. I would love to give a good home to Whooti. It would certainly be a wonderful "Welcome" gift from you to me for visiting your site.

    I do like the needlebook and the socks for fingerless gloves is a great idea.

    Hope to hear I am the WINNER!

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  12. Love your giveaway! Thanks for a chance.

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  13. Wow this is a great giveaway and that soup makes me hungry!! I am new here and so happy to have found you - thanks to Sew Many Ways.

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  14. What a fun idea with those socks! I would've never thought of that. Thanks so much for the chance to win some cool stuff =)

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  15. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Great giveaway and what a great needlebook....I have a tendency to cut my fabric before I remember to remove the selvage.

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  17. Great giveaway! If you ship internationally, I would really like to participate.
    Greetings from Poland,
    Asia

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  18. It has been finding your blog. I am now a subscriber. Great giveaway-thank you.

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  19. I love the fabric and your selvedge needlebook

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  20. That soup looks incredible on this cold day! And what a great idea for socks/fingerless mittens - I'll be using that idea : ). VermontPines@aol.com

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  21. Oh, those goodies look irresistible! Can you share the recipe for the mushroom and leek soup? It looks DELIOUS! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  22. What a great giveaway. Thanks for participating.

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  23. great needlebook -- I make similiar ones from selvages on the diagonal. I'd love a chance at your giveway! thanks for the chance.

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  24. Your soup looks yummy. Are you going to share the recipe?

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  25. Just found your blog, and already love it! Beautiful giveaway, thanks for the chance. Looking forward to more entertaining reading!

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  26. thanks for posting about the giveaways. The stationery is way cute.

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  27. I would love to win one of your giveaways!! Love the fabrics!!!!

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