September 8, 2012

Texting While Sewing Surprise!

We were away all weekend enjoying our last trip to visit my family and have fun at the Interior Provincial Exhibition & Fair so I missed the news that my block for the Texting While Sewing contest was chosen as one of the Top 10!

A bigger surprise awaited me when I opened my e-mail the next morning to discove that I won first place! I would have blogged sooner but I was sidetracked when I hopped on over to the Fat Quarter Shop to pick $50 of free fabric!

No really... it was the first week of school and we are all trying to get used to the new schedule. A reversible bug jar dress that was a special request for summer was finally sewn for the second day of grade 3. At least she said it was worth the wait and the boys at school gave me the thumbs up too!

I am also often lured into playing with our new kitty Opal. She is very sweet but can wreak havoc on the organized piles in my craftroom!

Oops! Sidetracked again! Now back to the contest...
Second place went to Cindy for this ingenious iphone block. I giggled when I first read the selvedge conversation!

And third place went to Kristy for her Quilter's Bible. I just love that selvedge bookmark!

Thank you to Amy of During Quiet Time for hosting such a fun contest. I joined before I even knew that there would be such fabulous prizes. Thank you also to the talented Kerry & Ayumi for their difficult work as judges. There were so many amazing blocks created with text fabrics and you can see them all in the Texting While Sewing flickr group.

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)


  1. It was a pleasure Laurraine, your block was outstanding!

  2. Well deserved! Thank you for entering!

  3. I am not surprised you won! That is an awesome prize too!
    Love claire's dress and the pocket turned out great!

  4. i would have been shocked if someone else had won ... you do amazing work, always meticulous and precise ... i love that it's not just *tea cups* and tea parties ... this is adorable ....

    a question: what pattern did you use for your precious daughter's dress? it's lovely ... is the *reverse* linen? looks like it ....


  5. Thank you Darlene! Yes, the reverse side of the dress is linen. I used McCall's pattern M5419 but made it reversible and added the pockets. I should have placed the pockets a bit higher... oh well! Hugs & Happy Sewing, Laurraine

  6. Congrats!! I'm not surprised, I just love your work. You inspire me.

  7. Congratulations--it's an awesome block! Your daughter's dress is also lovely, and your kitten is adorable. (I love kittens!)


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