Saturday, June 19, 2021

A 2nd Prize Package, A Ginger Cat, & A Rabbit ..............................................

Greetings lovely friends & readers


Longtime readers of my blog will know that from time to time The Mr sends little "funnies" which just randomly arrive in my inbox.  This one below greeted me this morning ............


I have had such a wonderful response to my Giveaway last week - thank you to all of you who are taking part - that I have decided to add in a (slightly smaller) 2nd Prize Draw as it seemed unfair to just gift one package away.  I have absolutely LoVed reading all your comments & hearing about your favorite season & why.  I have so enjoyed each & every single comment - those that had trouble commenting have emailed me & I have been able to copy/paste your entries.  I have not replied to comments on the blog post as I plan to give each comment a number & then The Mr will draw the number out.  The comments are coming through to my inbox but everyone is coming in as a "no-reply blogger" so I can only reply to the ones whose emails I currently have.  So please - I am not ignoring you - I just need to sort this issue out with blogger. (& goodness knows how long that will take!!)


For the 2nd Prize Package I have embellished another waffle weave tea towel with beautiful Tilda fabric in "ginger rabbits & roses" - one of my faves.  I have included more Harney teas & a gorgeous handmade (but not by me) Rose & Geranium soap.  


Also I have made another Soy Candle in this miniature stoneware crock - the fragrance is Sweet Mandarin & Lime - honestly friends, my spare bedroom smells so fresh with this beautiful fragrance wafting around.

If you have already entered then you don't need to enter again - you will just have two chances at two Winter Care Packages instead of one.  If you have not entered then you have until June 30th to do so but go back to my original Giveaway Post Here to leave your comment.  Again - I will post anywhere in the world.
Just comment telling me your favorite season & why.  I must tell you dear friends - Autumn is out in front by a VeRy long way πŸ˜‰ 



The dish cloth knitting continues & though I am slow, I really enjoy it.  This was a new pattern I came across that I thought I would try.  It is called Chinese Waves Dishcloth & is a free download * here * at Maggies Rags.




Miss Pippi hates my Tuesdays-with-Sid.  Every Tuesday morning when she sees me bring out the dinosaur toys & the matchbox cars she gets her sour face on real good.  Although Sid takes no notice of her, she acts like she's traumatised all day long & does some really naughty things.  Last week I found her in my fabric basket up high on my sewing shelves.  I told her she was in the wrong colour basket & sorry there was no "ginger basket" for her.

Click on the photo to enlarge & get a better look at the little Madam's face !!

I watched her consider the "reds" basket, have a bit of a think & then decide that the window view from the "greens" basket suited her better.  When she moves on from this latest place I shall have to gently wash all the top fabrics in my "greens" basket to remove the ginger hairs 😐



Just yesterday I finished this sweet little Tilda Rabbit for a friend's daughter.  She is made using some of my treasured Tilda Woodland fabric & I have knitted the wee jersey in some leftover dishcloth cotton called "blush". 

I found this dainty little rabbit charm in my stash so I threaded it around her neck.


                             There is just one small teeny tiny problem with this Order ...............

Now that she is finished ...... I can't actually bear to part with her 😟  Look how perfect she looks sitting beside the Tilda Angel from my dear friend Claire. πŸ’•
I may have to make another one ....................
The Rabbit Pattern is a free download from The Tilda Website

 

Wishing you all a most wonderful weekend dear friends,
It's a wet grey Waikato day here today & I am very thankful for more firewood delivered yesterday.


Thank You so much, as always, for your visits here today,
With much love & friendship to you all,
Julie & the furry ones x0x0x

32 comments:

  1. Maybe Miss Pippi just doesn't like to share you and wants you all to herself. Never mind. The Tilda bunny is just divine, you have such a way of putting colours and fabric choices together to really elevate everything you stitch. Somebody is going to be very happy when they receive this. x

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  2. Your Tilda rabbit is so pretty, Julie. The dress fabric is gorgeous. Aren't cats funny creatures. There is no rhyme or reason as to their antics, sometimes.

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  3. I often wonder what our kitters are thinking, long deep thoughts, plotting, planning and just being so loveable. The Tilda rabbit is very sweet and your work, as always, is exquisite. Stay warm and cosy. Jennie xx

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    1. Thank You so much Jennie. I hope you have a great week too. xx 😊

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  4. Very generous of you to gift another gorgeous package. Love your rabbit - I would find it difficult to part with her too! xx

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  5. Julie, the Tilda Rabbit is the best dressed rabbit in the world. What a project just knitting an appropriate sweater for her had to be fun. And set off with her own necklace. Of course Miss Pip looks lovely to us. Precious appreciates her
    frown on visitors even when visitors do not disturb the kitties. A Black Swallowtail butterfly is different than Monarchs but so beautiful. If I am able to get a photo of this one hatching, I will post it. I am looking up the wash cloth pattern and see if I remember how to knit. You certainly are out doing yourself with lovely handmade treasures. Lynn and Precious XX

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    1. Thank You so much Lynn & Precious. Honestly Lynn - if I can knit the washcloth ... anyone can!! My knitting skills are rather poor. πŸ˜‰ Thank You also for the info regarding the butterfly. Have a great week - gosh its wet & wild here today. xx

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  6. I'm sure Miss Pippi would take to
    a 'pink' basket..as for Blackie, l
    think he'd sleep anywhere he wants
    to..HeHe! Bless!xx

    Another lovely Tilda rabbit..they
    always look so sweet and homely...!
    And, l'm surprised you can part with
    anything you make Julie..l'd be upset
    to see anything leave the house..! :(.

    Well..l must get on, all behind to~day,
    spent to much time down town, gossiping
    and drinking coffee..! Just had a late
    lunch, ready for a bit of football! :)
    🌷🌸🌷 🌷🌸🌷 🌷🌸🌷 🌷🌸🌷 🌷🌸🌷

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  7. Such gorgeousness as usual Julie! Miss Pippi is a cheeky one for sure…love her attitude! A gorgeous bunny, I’d find it hard to part with too! Stay warm and dry and Thankyou for offering a 2nd prize opportunity. You’re so sweet to do so. Ingrid xxx

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  8. Miss Pippa is very beautiful. I have a ginger cat as well, Monte. He is all ginger without any other colour. I so love him, but, I know all about those ginger hairs, as Monte often sits in my black craft chair. I can see why it is hard to part with the Tilda rabbit, you have done a lovely job on her.
    So lovely of you to give us all a second chance giveaway. Lovely gifts. Thank you. Like your furry ones, stay warm and cosy. Kindness Angela.

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    1. Thank You so much for your lovely comment Angela. Gosh I can just imagine what it looks like when Monte has sat in your black craft chair. Those ginger hairs sure do go everywhere!! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead Angela. xx

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  9. Your bunny is really cute and I love those dishcloths... I must try that pattern....
    I seem to remember you said you have been ticking the box to get comments sent to you.... I think if you do that they all come as no reply. If you dont tick that they shouldn't but some get missed out.... not sure if I am right on this...
    Hugz

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  10. Beautiful bunny Julie, I can see why she would be hard to part with! Thank you for the link to the wash cloth, will go and have a look. Ah Miss Pippi, she obviously needs a ginger basket just for her Julie. Thank you too fro adding a second prize, that is very generous of you.

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  11. That was supposed to be for not fro and I forgot to say I love the first cat picture!

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  12. Love the rabbit , and nice knitting I must make some of these.
    Lovely post enjoyed it so much .
    Enjoy your Sunday.

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  13. Laughing at Miss Pippi's face. Animals are almost human sometimes!If I was lucky enough to be picked for the second giveaway, I would love it to go to my bestie in Auckland (saving you the postage cost to UK!).Hope you've had a nice weekend, Julie.xxx

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  14. ps Thanks for dishcloth pattern. I'll add it to my 'to do' list!

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  15. Cats are hilarious aren't they? Miss Pippi taking offence at Sid even though he doesn't bother her, priceless.

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  16. I've decided I want to be a cat. lol I must say....the bunny is rather cute too. Have a beautiful week ahead. x

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  17. Oh but Miss Pippi's lovely eyes go well with fabric she choose. Have a good week.


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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment De. I hope you have a good week too. xx

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  18. I don't know how you part with anything you make. It all is so very pretty. Oh, Miss Pippi's face says everything. :) Aren't cats funny? They are so much smarter that lots of folks think...my husbaand for one. He tolerates my two sweeties.

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  19. Oh cool 2 chances, nice one Julie, love your rabbit, and isn't Miss Pippi so darn cute, have a great week Julie, stay warm and dry. Chris xoxoxo

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  20. Sorry Julie...having a bit of trouble and am trying to send you a comment. This is just a test to see if I can send to you Amanda x

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  21. Lucky Lucky bloggers. How generous you are! I yearn to have another kitty! Unfortunately Sr P so loved Willie Shakespeare his cat that he wont hear of having another cat now. I so miss cats' antics like your Miss Pippi! She is quite a character! A lady told me awhile back "remember you are not in control they are" LOL! Your Tilda rabbit is beautiful! The rosebud the ideal finishing touch! It must be so hard to part with all these fabulous creations of yours you obviously love what you make it is there for all to see. Keep well Amanda x PS: Please remove my previous comment I think it is sorted now. A x

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  22. I really love the disgusted cat.... Ho could you I mean really.....

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    1. Yes exactly Kim .... she is a Princess that one for sure πŸ˜‰

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  23. Such a cute rabbit. I would not be able to part with it either.

    God bless.

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  24. Pippi maybe mum needs to make little covers to sit on top of your fabric piles. Miss pops understands- she hides from all visitors.

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  25. Pippi sure has colour issues or maybe she chose green to be like the Grinch...he's green & has a sour face!? Your bunny is sweet, I bet she will be well loved. Fantastic you are getting so many people entering your competition.

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  26. Miss Pippi is so cute. I love that little rabbit too. I don't think I could give it away either. She does look lovely sitting with your angel. That's a lovely extra prize you have added. My fingers are crossed! Hugs, Christine xx

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