***  If you have a minute please could I cheekily ask you to vote for my Travelling Pic Stitch block at Quokka Quilts - I'm number 11 in the Europe group! Ta! x

Thank you to everyone that entered my giveaway, reading what was making you smile was so fun and there were some brilliant comments. Welcome to those of you that became new followers too, I know I added a few blogs to my reader as well and I hope we can all get to know and inspire each other!

The winner of my Sew Mama Sew giveaway, as picked by Mr Random, is:

Congratulations Julie! I have sent you an email.

If you are sad you didn't win, please don't be! I will be having another giveaway on Monday, so enjoy your weekend and then come back for a chance to win more fabric as part of the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

After entering a bunch of giveaways over the past few days I was amazed how many people still have their word verification turned on. I have ranted about this before but maybe it's time for another little plea. When I could be bothered I pointed out to people that they had it on, some people may not realise (after all you don't generally comment on your own blog) and some people may not know there are great alternatives to word verification (i.e. switch off anonymous comments instead or approve comments to avoid spam). So help spread the word and stick this button on your blog:

Charm About You
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If you want to turn yours off then you can get a how-to HERE.

Oh and don't even get me started on 'no reply' bloggers or those that don't read instructions and fail to give you their email addresses. People I am hormonal and dangerous!

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To leave on a happier note here is a picture of my Christmas tree! We've been making more decorations and I'll show you those next week :)

And if that's not enough to get you grinning I bet looking at these TREMENDOUSLY BEAUTIFUL Anna Maria Horner ribbons will! Oh and should Father Christmas be reading, yes I would like some of these, very much please!


p.s. My son just told me that baby horses are called donkeys, I couldn't help but laugh!