Monday, September 3, 2007

I'm so lucky!




A few weeks ago Linda showed the most beautiful quilt on her blog. I'd been following the progress of this quilt for quite some time and had fallen in love with it long before I ever saw the finished article. The quilt is made up of 23 small stitchery blocks from a book called Flowerbed by Australian designer Bronwyn Hayes .
When the quilt was finished Linda generously offered to put the names of everyone who left a comment on the quilt into a draw for the pattern book. I was just desperate to win that book and it must have been my lucky day because it was my name that came out as winner of the draw! I was just so excited.
When I finally received a card from the post office letting me know there was something for me to collect I couldn't get there fast enough!
I was puzzled when I found myself signing for a BIG box that was lightweight for the size of it. I tore into the box and imagine my total surprise when I saw Linda had sent me not only the book but one of the gorgeous craft totes that she makes.
There's a free pattern for this bucket tote on one of the blogs out there. I'd been planning on having a go at making one but I know without a doubt that I could never have made anything half as nice as this one.
The bag is beautifully made in such pretty fabrics and it has little flower buttons sprinkled over it. I'm just thrilled to have it. Thank you so much Linda!

13 comments:

Linda said...

Your very welcome Margaret, I'm glad it's gone to a home that really wanted it. Life must be back to normal at your house.

Nancy said...

Oh Margaret no wonder you are so excited! This is gorgeous, and the fabrics Linda used are so pretty. I also like the flower buttons that are scattered. Nice touch! Lovely book too. You are very lucky!

choko said...

Wow!!What a beautiful bag!!I think it is made with pretty fabrics and very carefully!Linda's work is so great!!Very happy gift for Margaret!

Choko

Bren said...

Your bucket bag is beautiful!!! I can't wait to see the blocks from the Flower Bed book as you create them. Linda is a sweetheart!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Margaret! It was a lucky day for you!

Tanya said...

You are lucky ~ that is lovely. The colors especially are delightful.

Tanya

Clare said...

What a lovely surprise Margaret, the fabrics are very pretty - what are you going to put in it?

Anonymous said...

Margaret,
Congratulations on winning that inspiring book which I know you will put to good use and how sweet and thoughtful of Linda to surprise you with that beautiful patchwork tote bag. I love the fabrics and wish I could make something so pretty! There are such lovely folks around and you and Linda are two of them :>)
Warm hugs, Angela

diane said...

Oh Margaret, I am so pleased that you won! I can't think of a more enthusiastic or appreciative receiver by the sounds of it!!! Enjoy!!!

Heidi said...

You are so lucky Margaret as this book look just great! And then that tote bag, well it is a work of art and I hope you will pass that on to Linda!

Nadine said...

WOW, Margaret, you lucky girl ! These Linda bags are sooo cute. I'm sure you're going to use yours with great pleasure. And the pattern is simply adorable, I'm sure you're going to enjoy it from the first stitch to the last one !

HUGS & smiles to you !
NADINE

Anonymous said...

woua!!!!!super!!!!
hugs
fran├žoise

Christine said...

OMG...That is beautiful!!! Love the fabrics. You are so lucky M.M. to have such a lovely bucket to admire each and everyday. Beautiful job Linda and your heart is as pure as gold.