Thanks everyone so much for saying such nooiiice things about my Kaffe quilt!
(I am always unsure as how to respond to people's comments ie. what is the bloggy 'etiquette'; do you go to their website and respond at their most recent post, which then they may not quite understand what you are talking about! OR
do you make a comment with all the other comments, which I have seen on others' blogs, but which I don't quite get, because would the person/s go back to the comments to see your response? OR
do you make a general comment on your own blog with a new post, as above , which may or may not cover everyone's comments or suggestions specifically, and maybe is a bit lazy?
I have taken the lazy option today, but if anyone has any suggestions of what works for them, please let me know. I ALWAYS love people's comments; it lets me know that I am actually 'talking' to someone out there, please don't think that they are unappreciated just because I am a lazy slob (at the present!)
Now, if you got through all of that dribble, you must go to Sharon's Handmaiden giveaway - really pretty earings for her 100th post. Sharon puts up some interesting posts about her life in Singapore and Melbourne and there is always something different on the cards.
On a quick trip to Ballarat, I can't resist stopping by Ballarat Patchwork - what a delightful shop! I am so shy that I couldn't introduce myself to Emma or to Annie, who came in and starting talking about Jodie! I don't really know why I couldn't say anything about our blogs (I didn't have much time to spare; we were late to see friends and I only had the same amount of time as hubbie to cross the road to the bakery, but I am hiding behind that excuse).
This is what I got; some more Kaffe deliciousness, some for my Snowball quilt, others just because!and some patterns I have had my eye on for some time (the Storytime Pinwheels was reduced to $5!)
Emma was very gracious in refunding me some coins, on Saturday, so I would like to say a public Thank You and encourage readers to seek out her shop, for some truly yummy treats!
Edit: I forgot to mention that there is a softie challenge at Scrap Bag: design a mascot for Ballarat Patchwork (would a Bella RAT be an obvious idea?)