Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Some inspiration.........

Check out this amazing quilt and here is another one......

....if you want to do some cyber stitching with Mrs Martins check this out here..........should be heaps of fun.........the date for the cyber stitching is the 21st June but I am busy so will do mine on the 22nd June.........I see some others have signed up......

Now for the 2008 Challenge Pack.....Cottage on the Hill...........are you up for a challenge..............this is the kit...........(this can be as easy or hard as you want to make it)........

this is the pack opened out.................

the details.............

  • the pack includes fabric, buttons, ric rac, braid and thread
  • you must use at least 80% of all the fabric, ric rac and braid and all the buttons
  • you can include other fabrics or embellishments if you wish
  • the challenge must have machine or hand piece patchwork
  • must have some sort of hand stitching
  • some sort of applique
  • at least 5 circles - these must be made from fabrics or thread from within the kit.
  • you must email a photo to The Cottage by the closing date.
  • (closing date to be confirmed but you should have about 3 months at this stage if not a little more)

if you are interested go here..............and say you want to do the 2008 Challenge................there is a prize..........need to check that one out but it will be good.................

addition email kerry(at)cottageonthehill(dot)com(dot)au subject 2008 Challenge

come on set your self a challenge I am.................hmmmmm..........now what am I going to do........I will get back to you............

Oh and if you have made it this far..................I am going to do a little giveaway..............need to pull some lurkers out of the closet (esp the ones I met on the weekend).............and I know I have had heaps of extra visitors so come on show you face..........oh well at least comment and make sure I can get back to you if you win...............I will do the draw next post so who knows if that will be today or tomorrow or next week but I have not shown you all my goodies from Nundle so I can't hold off tooooo long..............see you in the comments.............

.................take care until next time...................

65 comments:

  1. Wow Challenge sounds very interesting but way out of my league!!!! Wish I could have got to the weekend, sounds like you had agreat time.

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  2. The fabric bundle looks very pretty. I wonder what you will make with it.
    I'm enjoying your pictures and stories from Nundle.

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  3. Lynne in Hawaii6 May 2008 at 15:37

    No...thank you for the eye candy! Love Henne's quilt.
    The challenge fabric is stunning! Too much on my plate now for the challenge though it was very tempting. Thanks for blogging. Read you almost every day!

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  4. So you decided to go with the challenge..... is that a longer due date now? thought it was sooner. Good luck with it!
    Jodie

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  5. Looks like you had a great time in Nundle! And the challenge pack is gorgeous - wonder what you'll be making... Have fun :o)

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  6. the challenge pack looks beautiful I cant wait to see what you do with it
    It looks like you all had a fab time on the weekend
    no fair I wish I could come play to
    oh well maybe one day
    hugs Beth

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  7. Hi, blog lurker coming out here! That challenge pack looks delicious, I bet there will be some wonderful designs produced from it!
    Priscilla

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  8. Great to hear all about the weekend, sounds like it was fun!! Good luck with the challenge, can't wait to see what you come up with! PS Haven't forgot about PIF!

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  9. I'm very curious what you will make out of the challenge. Tryed to look it up at the link but could not find anything. Wonder if I can join?? And how much it costs??

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  10. OK - can't resist a challenge! I have emailed Kerry for details as I couldn't find anything on her website or blog.....if I can join I will keep you "posted" on my progress!

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  11. Oh...I have to check that challenge out!!! I guess you are on a happy mood ever since your weekend...right?? ;D Good luck with your lurkers!

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  12. Hello. Have I missed something or do you have a new picture at the top of your page? Cherrie

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  13. Hi!
    I often read your blog (plus others!) and managed to spot you at Nundle on the weekend..wasn't it a great day?

    have fun with the challenge...

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  14. The challenge sounds intriguing and looks like loads of fun. I wonder if i am up to it ? I wish i could make it to a retreat in Nundle but i am very lucky living strolling distance from Foothills where Rosie and Leanne both teach.

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  15. This sounds fun to do. I'm looking forward to see the results

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  16. Ok chookyblue you know Im a lurker now! It was so good to meet you on the weekend and all the other ladies. It was certainly one hell of a weekend Im sure my toes are still cold from sitting on the verandah! glad you had a safe trip home.love Judy

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  17. Good Luck with your challenge. Also thanks for the links, i enjoyed catching up on all the clever bloggers working out there.
    Nicky

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  18. I'll be watching that challenge. Gorgeous fabrics. Good luck with pulling lurkers out of the closet. I haven't ever had much luck doing that.

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  19. That challenge looks like something I would like to participate in if I was closer.

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  20. Gorgeous fabrics and trims. I can't wait to see what you will do with them for the challenge.

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  21. Oh, that challenge looks like fun, can't wait to see what you put together!

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  22. June 22 is my birthday, I'm hoping to do some stitching that day too! Thanks for the links, Hanne's quilt is amazing!

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  23. I've recently come out from lurking. Looking forward to see what you do with your challenge. My LQS is doing a challenge and I need to jump in and start it.

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  24. That's a lovely package of fabric for the Challenge - will you show progress photos or keep it as a surprise?

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  25. I'm not a lurker because we often chat - but I'll throw my name into the hat for a draw :o) Nice challenge pack - love that aqua thread

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  26. wow what an awesome challenge, good luck. Will check out the sites you have highlighted. Look forward to updates. Happy Stitching

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  27. Nothing like a drawing to get people to comment. I am going to check in on the challenge.

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  28. Does it have to be a quilt??

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  29. I'll stitch with you all in spirit on June 21st, but I think I'm not up to that challenge with all those rules! LOL.

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  30. Just a lurker saying hello! The challenge looks wonderful and way beyond my skills...maybe someday. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
    (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  31. That challange looks like fun..I am going to check it out.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes...Toni

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  32. Love the new header, hmmm a challenge, I'm challenged already with the amount of projects in various stages. But I will follow your progress.

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  33. Can't wait to see what you do with your challenge!!... Of course, we always love a giveaway too!

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  34. That challenge sounds great but I think I have given myself far too much to do already! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it! Lucy x

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  35. I will be visiting you to see the progress on your challenge! Good work!

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  36. The challenge pack is really pretty!

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  37. Love your blog...the challenge sounds like fun! I will be anxious to see the results.
    Mary Jo in Iowa

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  38. I like your new header! Lovely blue fabrics. Oh yes Hanne´s quilt is beautiful.

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  39. I can hear everyone's brains ticking over about that challenge! The pack is really pretty. good luck with it! Can't wait for more installments from Nundle. Jo

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  40. That challenge pack is full of pretty fabrics - I'm sure you will do wonderful things with it. Your day in the country looks like it was so wonderful - wish I could have been there!

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  41. Oh I am so hoping this works now!!! Please put me in for the giveaway too. I love popping into your blog regularly and seeing what you are up to, whether farm, quilting or something else!!

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  42. hi a lurker coming out here.. love reading about your life and all.. the challenge pack looks wonderful, just waiting on more info though..lol
    I am insanely jealous of your Girls Day in the Country, wish I lived near you..sounds like you all had a great time.
    thanks for showing us all the fun you had.
    hugs
    Julianne

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  43. This is my first time to your blog and I am enjoying it immensly. i have to pass on the challenge this time, but please add my name to the giveaway list.

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  44. Oh, this challenge looks wonderful - If I were a more experienced quilter I would give it a try, too...
    I'm looking forward to see your result...I send you lots of inspiration ;o)
    Julia

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  45. Love the challenge pack - great colours.

    Thanks for sharing your weekend away with us - I am soooo jealous!!! It looks like so much fun!

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  46. *sigh* I wish I could quilt properly. Your work is lovely.

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  47. you all look soo happy on your weekend what a treat to be able to go to a retreat-hmm that challenge pack sure look syummy,
    cheers Vickie

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  48. You are a great challenge girl - I am busy with Lucy Locket's mini quilt challenge just now.

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  49. PS LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER!!!!

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  50. Love the new header. Looking forward to seeing what is made from your challenge pack.

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  51. The weekend at Nundle sounds fabulous.

    I have emailed Kerry about the challenge, hope I am up to it.

    And yes, I'm a lurker.

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  52. Put me in the drawing!! I see you know Jeanne from Luv2stitch. We are meeting up to do a lunch date soon. Love your pics from Nundle.

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  53. Hey Chookyblue! Wow! Your prize draw certainly did the trick to bring in the lurkers! Tee! Hee! Hee! Funny mental picture there! The challenge looks fun - still deciding whether I can fit it onto my rather full plate. Will keep thinking! Have a BEARY nice day! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

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  54. Hi Friend,

    Just popping in to see how you are, and see what you are up too...plenty it seems! I will love seeing what everyone does with their challenge fabric.

    Take care,

    Cherri

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  55. Hi there,
    It was a wonderful day at Nundle last Saturday - sorry I didn't get to meet you - maybe next year. I ummed and aahed on whether to do Kerry's challenge - and finally decided to have a go. I always take on too much!
    I'm really enjoying yours and other's blogs. What a lot of time and effort you put into it.
    Thanks.

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  56. Thanks for the link on the Cyber Stitching. I signed up. Have fun with your Challenge quilt.

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  57. How lucky to land on a giveaway post LOL. I read on Kerry's blog about the great weekend and just thought I'd read what you had to say about it. It sounded soo amazing! maybe one year *sigh*

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  58. Did you say give away?? LOL Love looking at the blogs from your weekend you had. So much fun!!

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  59. i'm not a lurker but i will leave a comment cause i love a giveaway.
    goodluck with your challenge - i'm not quite up to that yet - i'm still mastering the quilting - but one day..... i can't wait to see what you make though.
    l
    x

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  60. Sorry if this appears twice but your blog doesn't want me to comment :-( Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration - and maybe I might try Kerry's challenge too one day! x Janelle

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  61. Sounds like the weekend was a wonderful success. Hope everyone managed to do some stitching, I can imagine a lot of laughter and chatting going on.
    Bev C

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  62. I am so tempted by the challenge, I love that sort of thing! But my WIP stash is WAY too high to contemplate anything with a deadline at the moment...ps - love your blog!

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  63. Your weekend in Nundle sounded liked heaps of fun... the challenge looks interesting - love the colours and look forward to seeing the finished product!!

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  64. God your a goer.....
    I'm going to join the Cyber Challenge with Club Quilt and the Round Robin Challenge is enough for me at the moment.
    I must get back into stitching at night and get off this net....

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  65. Hi Chookyblue, What a terrific post. Am really keen to be part of the Cyber Stitching, will try and drag up some friends to join me!!! Do you know when Anni Downs new book is out?
    Cathyxx

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