First, to announce the winner of the most recent giveaway (see April 19 entry) for one of each of my books and the DVD: Asa Holmer from Sweden! Congratulations Asa and could you please email me your mailing address and I will ship your package on Monday.
Update from my little Australian garden:
The weather has been amazing with so much warm weather still right into Autumn. I took the above photo this afternoon of the raspberry patch. (They'll be nice for tonight's dessert along with some double cream!).
Thought you might also like an update on my own version of The 365 Challenge Quilt:
Anzac (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) Day is pretty special in our family because my husband's Dad fought in the Australian Army. It's particularly special because it is also a day we think about him quite a lot and what his life was and what he gave for our country.
Maybe someone dear to you has been in (or is in) the armed forces of your country and you'd like to include that in your quilt. You don't necessarily have to put it on a national remembrance day, maybe just a day that you're thinking about that person.
And don't forget to include typical days:
My Mum keeps reminding me that these days that seem so 'ordinary' are the ones that you look back on with the fondest memories.
I have already seen quite a few of The 365 Challenge Quilts while out and about. What I am loving the most is how each quilt relects the author and they don't even realise it. For example, Karen from Mrs. Martin's Quilt Shop (who used to be a school teacher) has ruled lines for her writing and her writing is just perfect - being a school teacher is in her blood!
I hope that you are enjoying the journey of The 365 Challenge,
Leanne Beasley xxx
P.S. Yes, I realise that I had a spelling error on the quilt but I've decided to leave it, as if it was my own journal, and not unpick errors or things that didn't quite come out right.