Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Drum roll - ta dah - the winners are.............

Hello all your Lovelies out there.  I hope you are all happy and well.  It has been a funny old day weather wise here, rainy, sunny, cold, was hard to know what to put on!  I hope you have all faired better than we have.
Well today is the day when I promised to do the big draw.  Unfortunately I have not yet worked out how to do it all electronically Folks, many apologies, one day I will learn I promise.  This morning before work I wrote all the names and put them in my lovely sugar bowl and then set out to work. 
I asked my lovely students to pick out two numbers - all very objective you see - they have no idea why I was doing this but humoured me anyway and so I came home with two winners, having no notion at that time who they were.
I couldn't wait to get home to check them to see..........
Well the first one out of the hat (or should I say sugar bowl) was the gorgeous Wendy from September Violets.  If you have not visited Wendy's blog please do go and see her as she has the most delicious posts which I really enjoy.  She lives in a beautiful part of the world - Canada and I just love following her adventures with her lovely family.  Well done Wendy - do get in touch soon.
Who is the second winner?   Why it is the gorgeous Jackie from Jackie's Crafts.  I have followed Jackie for a while now and she is such a talented lady.  Do call by the see her Everyone, you won't be disappointed I promise.  Well done Jackie do get in touch soon.
Lovely Readers I really wish I could send you a gift each, honestly I do.  Although I love these giveaways and always enjoy doing them the bittersweet part of it all is that only a few win.  To all you lovely people who didn't win this time I send much love and a big hug as well as a huge thank you for taking part.  I will be organising another giveaway in the not too distant future so please keep your eyes peeled. 
I went to sewing class last night and started my Tilly top which isn't going as well as I expected.  Unfortunately I seem to have bought the wrong type of fabric (although I did ask for advice) but I am soldiering on with it. I was all excited about making it but since cutting it out and starting to sew it I am already having concerns that it is a bit too ambitious for me at this stage.  I am afraid of making a huge mess of it all but if I don't try then I won't learn will I?  Rachel as ever is so encouraging and supportive and tells me to push on with it and let's see what happens.  I suppose I can always turn it into dusters..........
I am just tackling the sleeves now but I am so tired tonight that I really don't feel like sewing at all so maybe not a good idea to set about these now.  I am back at sewing class tomorrow so we shall see what happens.
Well my lovely Friends I must love you and leave you all now.  I have loads to do this evening (as usual this is all related to work) but there is no use in moaning about it as it has to be done.  I will speak to you all very soon and let you know how Tilly is coming along.  Be safe and happy everyone.  Sending you a huge hug to everyone of you.  Dorothy:-)xxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Congratulations to Wendy and Jacquie, both very worthy winners who will love your beautiful gifts I am sure! So kind of you to have such a beautiful handmade giveaway Dorothy. I hope that you can work out things with the top, your sewing teacher will see you right I'm sure, and you are right too, sewing when you are tired is probably not the best! Hope that tomorrow is less busy for you and that your class goes well. xx

  2. Thank you so much Dorothy!! You have just made my day :) I just sat down to do a little blog reading and this is the happy news that greeted me! I will send you my mailing address by email. Congratulations to Jackie as well! I hope you don't get discouraged with the top. Don't rush it, and I'm sure you'll do fine. Wendy x

  3. Congrats to the lovely Wendy and to Jackie on winning these lovely gifts!
    Do take your time with the top dear, and please don't attempt any work on it when feeling tired - I have made many a mistake that way, myself! Yes, you must listen to your elders now Dorothy - be a good girl! Seriously, I'm sure it'll work out beautifully - have faith in yourself! Talk soon, much love and warm hugs to brighten your day!
    Joy xoxo

  4. Congratulations to the lucky winners, you have made them some lovely gifts. I hope you are able to work through the issues with your top, I'm hoping to make a skirt soon, should the pattern ever arrive!

  5. Well done Jackie and Wendy. What a lovely surprise for you both.
    I hope Rachel can help you get things sorted. Everybody needs a sewing buddy ;0)

  6. Congratulations to the winners. I love this top by Tilly, I'm sorry you're having trouble with it but it will be so worth it when it's finished. Enjoy your week. Deb x

  7. Congratulations to both winners. Hope the top progresses without too much bother.
    Jacqui x

  8. Hello lovely Dorothy :o)
    What lucky ladies, congratulations to them both.
    Good luck with your top, I think you are very brave and I am sure it will turn out beautifully in the end.
    love Jooles x x x

  9. Dear Dorothy such gorgeous giveaway gifts and congratulations to the lucky winners! You make such lovely and detailed gifts :) I hope your top is going right for you now, I am sure it will be lovely when it is finished!
    Take care.
    Helen xox

  10. Ooooh I've just seen this while having a catch up in blogland. Thank you Dorothy for choosing me and congratulations to Wendy too. I'll email you my address, I can't wait to see my lovely gift when it comes

    Jackie x

  11. Dorothy I can't seem able to email you as I don't have your email address and for some reason I can't find the link on your blog.
    Meant to say as well that I hope your top works out ok I'm sure it will so long as you just take your time

    Jackie x

  12. Congratulations to your lucky winners, Dorothy!
    Good luck too with finishing your Tilly top...I'm sure it's going to be lovely in the end!
    Happy Weekend,
    Susan x

  13. Congrats to the lucky winners. xx