|Pink magnolia tree|
|Fun pic of us and a magnolia tree branch|
My mum is very English. Very. Even though she came over in 1958, she still has retained her accent, and her British pride. Rule Britannia! Today I took her to Annabelle's, an English Tea House in an 1859 historic home here in Kingsville. No we didn't have the English Tea Service, but we both enjoyed a delicious quiche and salad with a pot of tea:
And now for the giveaway! This is my first time taking part in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day. And for the very first time I have a sponsor for a giveaway! Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs has kindly offered to donate three of her beautiful patterns. Here is one of them. I just love the name of it, not to mention the colours and fabrics:
|Peanut Butter Quilt|
My sewing director-in-chief is my Himalayan cat, Bella.
A few recent quilts I've made:
|Scraps of Calm a Scrap-a-Palooza quilt|
|Shamrock - original design, sewn in our Florida home|
|Pocketful of Sunshine - original design|
|Makeup pouch I designed|
|Placemats made in Angela Walters' class|
One of the biggest highlights of my quilting life was taking a class in person with Angela Walters as well as seeing her trunk show just 2 1/2 weeks ago.
I'm working on a few secret projects at the moment...
I'm also very honoured to be pattern testing for Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs. Stay tuned for updates on this project.
If you are still with me, here is another of Cheryl's beautiful quilt patterns that will go to one winner:
And finally, the third pattern in the giveaway is Pike's Peak. If I had to pick just one, this would probably my favourite of the three patterns:
Speaking of peaks, if you come back Friday, you will get to take a peek (get it?) into my sewing space. I've been tagged by the lovely Lara, of Buzzin' Bumble, who showed us her lovely sewing space last week.
So how do you win one of the lovely Meadow Mist Designs patterns? Simply leave me a comment telling me your favourite thing you like to do with your mum/mom. For a second chance, leave me a second comment that tells me how you follow me. I will pick three winners by Sunday May 10 at 5 pm PST, which is 8 pm EST for me. Winners will be posted on this post as an update. International entries welcome as the patterns will be emailed! Be sure to leave me your email in your comment if you are a no-reply blogger. If you don't have a blog, you can still enter. Email me if you have any troubles.
My favourite thing to do with my mum is to have tea, either at her house or in a great teahouse such as the one we visited today, and talk and talk!
Update: It's 8:45 EDT so at 114 comments (OMG, and I cannot reply to you all, sorry) I am closing the comments for the draw. I will draw Tuesday evening, since time with my mum is über-important up until she leaves which is late that afternoon. Thank you for visiting me everyone and Happy Mother's Day! My new favourite thing? Which is really an old one now I think about it, is go to a symphony with my mum, which I did, this afternoon, in Windsor...and it was her favourite composer and one of my top 2 or 3, Mozart. As in Wolfgang Amadeus. Ahh it was a great programme and a great way to spend Mother's Day. :-)