Thursday, May 26, 2011

And the winner is ~

So, first off, I'd like to thank Sew Mama Sew for hosting this lovely giveaway, to everyone who visited my blog and all the kind comments from everyone.

I wish I could send each and everyone of you something, but with 343 (!) comments that would be a lot of sewing on my part (teehee).

This was my first ever giveaway and I really enjoyed it ~ loved reading all your comments. As soon as I figure out when I first started this blog ~ I think it was in June last year ~ I'm going to do another giveaway as a celebration of my first year!

So, without first ado, here's the winner of the bag and 2 zip bags (please forgive my computer disabilities as I don't know how to get the random number generator to show).

The Winner is: #120
Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I love it -- great giveaway!

I am having one too -- hope you stop by!

Just need to email you Maureen for your information so I can send you your bags asap!
Thanks again to everyone who commented and participated in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sew Mama Sew sponsered giveaway!

I love making bags, just about any kind of bag. Last year I probably made about 50 as gifts, bags that you can carry, like the one below or bags that you can put things in. I also like to make bags to put gifts in too.

This bag is one of my favorites. It's made with the most wonderful 'echino', one of my favorites to make bags and it's lined with a nice cream color with turquoise dots. The pattern is 'An Everyday Bag' by Favorite Things.

It's got little pockets below the strap on both sides, big enough for a cell phone, a small camera or keys and a pocket on the inside as well. It also has a tie to close the bag with.

I also made a medium sized zip bag with a pocket on the inside. I've made a bunch of these too. Great to hold a small knitting project or all those little things that hang out in the bottom of your bag. I ran out of the cream with turquoise dots, so used a pretty orange striped fabric for the zips.

And, one little zip bag, just for fun. I know, I got a little carried away, but really enjoy making them and one can never have too many zip bags!

So, I'm not going to make you jump through hoops by asking you to leave a bunch of replies, just leave a little reply about what you like about the bags. Please leave me a link to your email and I'll be using the random number gadget to find the winner!

Oh, and international comments are welcome as well.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for participating with the Sew Mama Sew giveaway!

Good luck,

Friday, May 20, 2011

ACK! it's been too long

I've been lazy ~ about blogging ~ I mean.

Been going to the gym everyday lately and doing good with the food thing ~ keeping track and paying attention to what I eat and drinking lots of water. And that feels so good.

My weight is changing. I can tell by what I can put on. Some pants that were just right are way too baggy and some that were too tight are starting to get loose. YAY!!! But it's so slow going. Know that's the best way to lose weight. I'm one of those people who like instant results and if I don't get them, I abandon that project, weight loss plan or whatever it might be. I know that this is something I can't abandon. It's so important for me right now. Not just because I want to look better, but because it's important for my esteem and my health.

I have more energy, my skin looks great (all that water I've been drinking really does make a difference), that little double chin I have is starting to disappear and I'm sleeping great! And, I ride the bike at the gym and I've read so many books this last month or so, every one of them wonderful!

Still haven't had the courage to put a photo up of me. I'm really sad about how I look and try not to look in the mirror at all costs. I know this is sad and makes me feel sad, but it's how it is. Trying to work through these things as best I can and to be honest about it too.

I'm really inspired by a blog I read. That Girl, That Quilt. She's going through some tough things in her life and she's blogged about it. I admire her for that, it takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable, specially in blogland.

I just am going to keep doing what I'm doing and know that the outcome will be a much more healthy me.

Thanks for reading ~