Monday, January 16, 2012

The postman arrived again :-)

It is a beautiful sunny but cold day here on the east coast but I am smiling as I got a surprise in the mail today , I had won a giveaway on Carolyn's blog , the Clenbar Cottage and the package arrived this morning , yippeeeeee! It is such fun opening squishy packages when you are not quite sure what is going to be inside , well I was not disappointed for sure . Carolyn sent me two Australian Homespun magazines , I love those magazines and they are really difficult to get here .She also included a really cute kit for a Christmas stocking with a hanger included and some Christmas prints .Thank you so much Carolyn , I really appreciate each and every thing in this package .You made my day extra special :-)
 I have been trying to decide what to do with my landscape , I really was not happy with it the way it was so I took the binding off and was going to add a border but I tried something else instead , I had this antique picture frame and it was the perfect size so I placed the landscape inside the frame and I really like this look , what do you think ? Forgive me for the glare , it is not unglare glass of course although I may replace it with the unglare as this glass is not in the best of shapes anyway .
 I think the gold frame goes well with the colors in the landscape , I'll see what Hubby thinks when he comes home . No sewing happening here so far today , I have been cleaning house , not my favorite passtime but it needed to be done . Hope you are enjoying your day and thanks so much for the visit it is always a pleasure to have you stop by.
 hugs Sheila


  1. How nice to get that parcel...lovely magazines and tid bits....very nice.
    Your landscape is terrific in that finishes off the professional look of your it,Sheila

  2. great win Sheila.... lots to play with there.... the landscape is effective in the frame.... clever you...

  3. Sheila - are you aware that Australian Homespun magazine is now available online? You can buy a subscription or single issues. You can find it at

    Megan Fisher
    Technical Editor
    Australian Homespun

  4. I like your landscape in your fame. Very nice touch.

    Congratulations on your win!

  5. Lovely goodies to win. The landscape looks great framed. Hugs,

  6. Congrats on your lovely win! I also love the frame for the landscape quilt...I think it works really well!

  7. What a wonderful win you had! I like your landscape in the frame very much. I am wondering if adding some embellishment to it would wow it up too.

  8. Congrats on your win Sheila. Your landscape looks lovely in it's gold frame. Wet and yukky here today. Good stitching weather.

  9. Enjoy those magazines you lucky girl!! The landscape looks perfect in the frame, me personally, I think I would loose the glass. No glass in a quilt either and this way you can still notice the relief of the different fabrics .... curious what your husband said hihi. Hug, Daniëlle

  10. Congrats on you very nice win.
    Love your landscape picture. I have yet to make a landscape quilt. Well done!

  11. Congrats on your win, Sheila! What a nice way to spend your day.
    Your landscape looks great in the frame.
    Enjoy your day after cleaning;-)

  12. Dear Sheila,
    you landscape quilt looks so much better in this antik frame, a very good idea!!!
    There you see, newer trow anything away, who knows when you can use it *lol*