Monday, 16 January 2012


I am SOO excited ....I won a prize!! You are looking at someone who NEVER wins!! And I won!

I cannot get over it!! I posted a comment (just to be sociable you know!) on the Scissors and Thread blog ....and I won ....OH! I won a charm pack. I will post a picture when it arrives Did I mention how excited I am ?

                      HAPPY DANCE.....HAPPY DANCE xx

Pippa the cake was from Morrison's ... and it was wonderful xx

This year was for moving out of my comfort zone, so, I started this blog, and I joined the Rainbow swap...that meant I had to sign up for a flicker account and then post photographs. I managed that...bought my fabric and sent it off. PHEW! A success there.

With this in mind I joined Mouthy stitches ... you may have seen various posts about this, it involves making little bags WITH ZIPS!!

WELL this has pushed me VERY CLOSE to the edge of my comfort zone!!

I had to create a mosaic!! Have you done that? MY GOODNESS!!

I got 3/4 of the way then had to get Adam to HELP!! I was VERY close to throwing in the towel. BUT Adam saved the day.. and here is my mosaic....

I then thought I had better have a go at actually making a bag with a zip! NEVER done it before!

I am SOO proud of myself ... I did it...there are areas that can be improved..but ..

NOW I have a bag ........AND a win! Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket xx

Keep smiling (I am BEAMING today)

WHOOPS nearly forgot my GREEN post ...too much excitement going on... this is a squash that I bought because I loved the colour!! I did not eat it ... gave it to Adam and Caroline and they ate it!! lol xx

Diane xx


Annabelle said...

Firstly, thanks for the virtual hug - much appreciated as I burst into tears at the drop of a pin nowadays! Congrats on the win - I also never win anything but won an amazing journal on Sweetiepie 50 site on December 20th but haven't yet received it - I am also excited. The zippy looks great and most professional - I make them all the time for g/kids and put money in them. Can't join in the fun as still got the decorators in and no sewing space.

pattypan.2 said...

Well done Diane. Its lovely when nice things happen. Now I have never done a mosaic where do you start and what do you do?? By the way love the little bag its gorgeous.

Perhaps you should buy a lottery ticket as they say things come in threes

Take care and I hope the rest of the week is just as lovely



ga447 said...

Isn't it great to win, I never win and I just won today - cross stitch patterns. I love the purse, I have been nervous to try one.

Maggi said...

What a great zippy bag Diane. Congratulations on your win and the mosaic

Pippa Parsons said...

ohh I love the bag and the win :) if you don't enter u can't win, :)

Mad about Craft said...

I'm part of 'Mouthy Stitches' too! I found mosaics hard at first but I think I've got the hang of them now. This group is going to be good fun.