Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Centenary Post - Giveaway, memory bag, Gone with the wind, and more.....

Double celebration - my 100th post AND over 60 followers...!!!!

I've got to give out something special to mark this occasion. But what to give??? I don't have much - most of my charts are now listed on ebay - for the 'Bronny needs to buy a sampler fund' -

However - I will put together a MYSTERY BAG of at least 2 pieces of fabric and 6 skeins of DMC and at least one chart - Leave a comment on this post only to enter. I will draw a winner next SUNDAY night - my time (ie:
you have 8 calendar days from this post to enter.....)

I also want to show off a memory bag I made for a workmate. She is devastated following the loss of her father and I had a 'gut feeling' to make a Memory bag for her - especially after seeing on somebody else's blog a similar bag - I had to try making it myself.
I charted the words 'Special Memories' using the old-fashioned method - graph paper and pencil. I'm so pleased how it turned out - adding a rhodes heart. The tokens contain thoughts/themes. The idea is that she selects one token and has a happy thought about her father with that theme. I included such ideas as : present received, present given, food, flower, colour, pet, sibling, favourite christmas meal, favourite item of clothing, most repeated anecdote.

I watched Gone with the Wind the other night - more so a 'chick-flick' as I drooled over the sets and the glassware and the clothing. Vivien Leigh's Scarlett was a tad over the top, especially in comparision with current acting techniques, but as a whole I thoroughly enjoyed the movie

John has payed today at the final for the Youth in Blues project - although not a winner today, is already determined to enter again next year and is as I type, sitting in his room practicing a new song.. Check out his myspace page (I don't run facebook or myspace - have enough trouble keeping up with blogger!.

I would love to show you what I'm working on, but have not taken photos...I might take a few tomorrow morning and try to upload them. I've picked up Bent Creek's Redbird Sampler, I've started a monochromatic picture of a house on aida, I've still got Inspiration and Poppies going (not to mention a few others that are trying so hard not to fall into the UFO pile!)

That's all my warblings for now.....please leave a post if you want to enter my centenary post competition...

20 comments:

Carissa said...

Bronny,

What a neat idea for that Memory Bag. I'm sure your friend will greatly appreciate it. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

scotstwinmum said...

I am sure your friend loved the memoy bag what a thoughtful idea. It will help her in years to come to remember her dad.
Hugs

Fran

Terri said...

What a wonderful idea. I would love to be entered in your giveaway
threadsthroughouttime@shaw.ca

Aussie Stitcher said...

I love the Memory Bag, it is gorgeous. Would love to be entered into your draw.

Sew little fabric said...

That memory bag is an incredible idea!! Do you mind If I make one of my own? I'd also love to enter your competition, I'm one of the designers from Among the gum trees and I would like to sincerly thank you for blogging about us! We hope you have fun visiting us often! Hugs Paula

Chars said...

HI Bronny... I would love to be entered into your giveaway :) I am moving to Melbourne next month (moving to the area surrounding Notting Hill someplace - yet to find a rental) When I am settled we will have to catch up for a coffee :)

Gaynor said...

I would love to enter you give away, dont know where you are finding the time lol! I love the bag ;-)
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Cindy F. said...

LOVE your memory bag!! How adorable!
Would love to be entered into your drawing if it's not too late.

blueladie said...

Love your blog! And thanks for the instructions to the memory bag! Lovely!
Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you.
Cathryn
blueladie@hotmail.com

Stitched Up said...

Love the memory bag.what a thoughtful thing to give bereaved friend.Also love the idea of a halloween one too. I have some cute Halloween fabric,so will give it a go.
Hugs Daisie

Morne said...

Hi there, what a thoughtful idea. I'd love to enter your competition.

Nickie
nickie.karshagen@siigroup.com

Pike said...

Memory bag - a great idea! Please enter me in your competition!

pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com

Sandy said...

The Memory Bag is such a great idea, thanks for the instructions in your later post. All sorts of themes come to mind.
Congratulations on 100 posts :)

Marie said...

Please enter me as well :-) Great instructions for the bag - another thing I'll have to get around to trying!!

Shebafudge said...

I love your memory bag! Love the instructions too, you make it sound so easy!

Please can I be entered into the draw too?

Marjorie said...

I too love the bag. Please enter me in your giveaway!

Marjorie

Kate said...

Love the tute for the memory bag. Seems straignt forward enough. I will give it a try for a christmas present to a friend. Please enter me in your drawing if it is not to late.

Nellie said...

Bronny - the memory bag is just wonderful. I think I might try one some time. I stumbled across your blog at work the other day but didn't really have the time to read it. I found it really enjoyable and I sent the link home to my computer here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Connie Lynne said...

Beautiful memory bag, I glad you put the directions on the 123 board.

Bronny said...

We have a winner!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS FRAN (Scotswinmum)

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