Monday, March 9, 2009

Stitches, Giveaway, Cats, Cards and more

Did you know that I sell my photographs as cards and packs of Note Cards?
I am having a Give - a - way.  One of my lucky readers will win a pack of 6 flat note cards and envelopes.  There are a variety of pictures, but they are all photos from my garden.
Leave a comment this week, and I will draw a winner.
I am off on an exciting adventure today.  I am heading to Melbourne to stay with my lovely friend Brenda, who is going to look after me while I recover from Laser Eye Surgery which will take place tomorrow.
I have been wearing glasses for 37 years, and have decided to lift the mask.  Until it actually happens and works, I can't quite believe it.  I am filled with excitement and nerves all mixed in together.  I am lucky to have a good friend who is going to shield me from the day to day tasks of family and living while I spend time recovering.
I have made her a quilt to show my gratitude.  I hope she likes it.
Julie from Provincial Patch has sent me some of her new binding last week.  I am excited to be able to have a go and make something with it, but I think it will be put on hold for a week or 2, however, watch this space, or even go over to Provincial Patch and buy some yourself.  
I am really looking forward to the Stitches and Craft Show next weekend.  I am going to help Ric Rac and mind her stall while she takes her workshops at the weekend.  I hope I get to meet some of the bloggers, and just enjoy the buzz of it all.
Another Jodi from the other side of the globe has done a feature on my blog.  Go over and have a look.  I think it starts Monday in OS times.
I will miss my beautiful Nellie next week . . .
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58 comments:

Maree said...

Best Wishes for your Surgery...I'm sure it will all go Fine...Enjoy your Recovery with Brenda..Hope you take some pics from the craft show...take care
cheers

bennie and patsy said...

Wishing you the best and fast recovery.
Patsy

Bev C said...

Best wishes for our upcoming surgery. Your friend is lucky to be getting a quilt enjoy your recovery time together. Happy days.

Christina said...

Good luck, what a great friend. Your photos are beautiful.

Kate said...

Good luck for the surgery, enjoy the peace and quiet away from the family, and have fun at S&C!

Janette said...

All the best for the week ahead Annie, looking forward to seeing the new you!!! Enjoy stitches next weekend.

rachelmp said...

Good luck with the surgery Annie. I'll be thinking of you

Janellybelly said...

Hi Annie
Hope your surgery went well today. I have just popped over to 'Simply This That and the Other' to have a read & drool at the photos - love it.

Jan said...

Best wishes for your surgery and speedy recovery, Annie. See you at S and C. Your photo cards are gorgeous.

Kerri said...

Good luck with the surgery. Good to have friends to look after you. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Have fun at the stitches and craft show

Cass said...

Good luck with the surgery and have fun with Jodie at the show.

Kate said...

Good luck - how exciting! Have fun at the craft fair.

Jenny said...

Dear Annie, How exciting for you to not waer glasses anymore. I hope everything went super duper well and that you are resting up with your friend. What a lovely friend you are to make her one of your fabulous quilts. Take Care and I bet you are so looking forward to the craft fair-wish I could go!

trashalou said...

Asperger's? Really? I thought they were just imperious slave drivers!!


Woohoo! Being pampered by someone else! Enjoy :-)

Stina said...

Good luck on the surgery... this is something I have wanted to do...maybe someday!!
Your friend will be so happy for the quilt...have some great days together...

Leanne said...

Good luck with the eye surgery. As I have some of your lovely cards, chick chicks bottom is on show in my sewing room(I love that photo)leave me out the draw.

debbie said...

Good luck with the laser surgery. I'd like to have a nice garden that I could take pictures of.

Bren said...

Just like its creator,it is colorful, original, precious, delicate and will always bring a smile to my face, ..I love it Annie. I promise to look after her well, bloggers!!

Stephanie said...

I can't imagine your friend not loving her quilt. Everyone I know who has had lasik is thrilled with the result.

I always enjoy your amazing photography.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Jodi sent me! Your blog and pictures are lovely! Good luck with your eye surgery.

Cathy said...

Hope it all goes well Annie. Looking forward to catching up with you on the weekend.

sandra said...

Best wishes for your surgery... I hope you have a fast recovery!

Kelly O. said...

I hope your surgery goes well. I can't wait to hear of the results. I too would love to give it a go but have always been a sceptic. jodi sent me over and I'm sure glad she did! you have a beautiful blog!
Kelly O.
skotten at distributel dot net

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Good luck with the surgery - I was just saying to Mr Locket how I'd like to get it done one day too. And have an absolutely brilliant time at the weekend with Jodie!

Lucy xxx

Julie said...

Good luck for your surgery, what a gem your friend Brenda is. Have lots of fun at the show for all of us that can't make it this year. Cheers, Julie.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope the surgery went well and that you will soon be appreciating better vision. Love the quilt you made for your friend -some of my all time favourite fabric is in there! Have fun at the Stitches and Craft show!

Marj said...

This was my first visit to your blog, WOW I'm very impressed with all your pictures, flowers and quilty projects.
Wishing you the best and fast recovery.

Anya said...

Good luck with the surgery and thank you for the chance for the lovely giveaway.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Annie,
Just popped over from Jodi's blog...so glad I did. Your blog is fabulous. I know your surgery will go well and allow you to see the world and your beautiful garden in a whole new way!!
~Karen~

Ellyn said...

I found my way here through Jodi's blog... your blog is beautiful! I know your friend will love her quilt. Good luck to you! I'd love to ditch my glasses...

craftydiane said...

I love your pictures! I know your note cards are beautiful! Good luck with your surgery!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

handmaiden said...

Hope its a quick recovery

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your new flower photos are amazing. I wish you the best on your eye surgery.

Thimbleanna said...

Best of luck with your eye surgery Annie -- and have a great time at the craft show!

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness your flowers are beautiful. I hope mine get that lovely this summer. Good luck with the surgery. My mother had eye surgery and was so glad she did afterward.
Rachel

Jilly's Space said...

what a lucky friend! She will more than like her quilt, she'll love it..so thoughtful : )

Guðrún said...

I hope everything went well with your surgery. Take care.

ikkinlala said...

I hope your surgery goes well.

CathyJean said...

Annie,
I LOVE your blog:)
Please come by to pick up an award I've given you!
CathyJean

Chocolate Cat said...

Will be thinking of you as you have your eye surgery and am sure it will all go as planned. How lovely that your friend will look after you, sure there will be a lot of talking happening!!

Melanie said...

Good luck with the laser surgery. I hope it all goes well. I hope you have a lot of fun at the craft show.

Your cards are so beautiful. I haven't dared use them yet. :-)

picciolo said...

I hope everything went well for you, look after yourself
: )

Anonymous said...

Your photos are beautiful. All the best, Meredith

Carrie P. said...

Wishing you the best for your eye surgery and a speedy recovery. Love the stripe binding. Take care.

wonderwoman said...

wishing you all the best for your surgery and a quick recovery! i'm sure your friend will just love her gift!

xx

Muddling Through said...

Annie, You are so much braver than I am. :( I'd love to ditch my glasses, but .....

Hope all goes well for you!

Hugs,
Elaine

Catherine said...

Good Luck Annie! All the best for a restful recovery. Enjoy your stay with your friend, and enjoy the Fair next weekend!! CAthy

our shabby cottage said...

Oh Annie, I hope everything goes well for you today and that Brenda looks after you. I think with her hot little hands on that beautiful quilt you have made her, how could she not? Poor Nellie, I think she will miss you too. I am off to the show tomorrow with Mum. I hope you have fun with Jodie on the weekend - I can just imagine it now...it will be the loudest stall there!

Christine said...

love your flower photos...best wishes

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the surgery. Will we recognise you without glasses? Have a good week recovering and enjoy your family free week. Thinking of you often
Sister Jayne.

RachelJane said...

Hi Annie. Jodi sent me over and I'm glad she did. You have a beautiful blog! Good luck with your surgery; I hope all goes well!

Sandi said...

Good luck with the eye surgery, Annie, I will be thinking of you. Enjoy your stay with your friend. (Love the quilt you made for her, the binding looks great!) Oh, and have fun at the Stitches and Craft show - sounds like a very busy and exciting time for you.

Moogsmum said...

Wishing you all the very best for your eye surgery. Recovering with a good friend sounds like a great idea! I love the quilt you've made for Brenda :-)

Have fun with Jodie! Wish I could just fly over to visit the show.

xxx

Cheeky Beaks said...

Hope you feel better soon. See you at the show. Jodie and I are having fun, but VERY tired.

Holly said...

Jodi told me about your surgery today and I think it's fantastic! Although I'm a fan of glasses too - they're very distinguished.

I hope you recover super fast and I think you are a gem (and maybe a little bit crazy!) for coming to the show to help out Jods.

Hope to see you there! I'm down a bit further (look out for the giant ice cream and that's me!)

~Holly

http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com

Suzie said...

Best wishes for the surgery and fast recovery. Your friend Brenda will love the quilt for sure! Have a nice time at the cfrat show!

colourdujour said...

when I grow up I want to learn how to take photographs like you! and your kitty looks like our Twiddledee. Let us know how your eye are...I'd like to do that too. Best Wishes and all.

AnnaVallance said...

Wishing you all the best.