2011 marks the 25th anniversary of my business, A Sweet Remembrance. To celebrate, I am planing a year full of special events, contests, classes, drawings and more.
As a duel celebration of my anniversary and Valentine’s Day, I am inviting all of my Spun Cotton Ornament students to enter in a drawing for a pair of my hand made wool mittens. The mittens are one of a kind, made from recycled materials and feature hooked hearts made from hand dyed wool. All of the details of the drawing are posted on the class member site.
As promised, here are some photographs that Mary Goddard, one of the two Bamboo Batting Give Away winners, sent in to share with us all. Mary actually sent these to me on 2/1, but I’ve been so busy working on getting my Izannah Walker Reproduction Doll Class ready, that I haven’t found a moment until now to get this post written. I just had to get these photos up before Valentine’s Day, to show off Mary’s “Little Miss Queen of Hearts”.
Mary told me that she made lots of these Christmas Ornaments for friends and family and only saved one for herself. “Little Miss Queen of Hearts” is also a present for a friend. All I can say is that Mary’s friends are very fortunate people.
Mary, thank you for sending these photographs and Happy Valentine’s Day to all!
I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered my Bamboo Batting Give Away Contest, and congratulations to the two winners, Maureen Reid and Mary Goddard.
Maureen was sweet enough to send along these photographs of some of her current spun cotton creations. Her website is www.arosewithoutathorn.com if you’d like to see more of her work.
Mary told me that she made lots of cute wrapped cotton girls and Santas as Christmas presents for family and friends this year. They sound adorable. She will be sending photos for us to see in the near future.
I can’t wait to see what Maureen and Mary create with their bamboo batting!
Reminder, you only have a couple of more days to enter the drawing. If you’d like to give bamboo batting a try, I have two – 24 inch x 24 inch pieces to give away. Just email me before 12/20/09 at Paula@asweetremembrance.com, subject “Bamboo Give Away”. I’ll put the names of everyone who enters in a hat and draw two at random. Then I will email the winners to get their mailing address. Winners names will be posted here.
There is a new batting out on the market, bamboo batting. The batting that I bought is 50% bamboo and 50% cotton, by Fairfield. I ordered mine from Keepsake Quilting .
I actually bought this batting for two quilts that I’m in the midst of making (they are both finished except for the bindings). Due to the size of the batting and the size of my quilts, I have quite a bit left over. So I have been experimenting with bamboo batting on some of my ornaments. I like it. It looks good and it’s very soft and silky to the touch. Plus it’s “green”, environmentally friendly, and is naturally antibacterial. Could you ask for more??? Well inexpensive would be good too, but in all honesty bamboo batting is rather pricey. Maybe the cost will come down once it has been on the market longer.
Since I happen to have quite a bit, I’d be willing to share. Unfortunately I don’t have enough for all of you, but I do have two – 24 inch x 24 inch pieces to give away. If you’d like to give bamboo a try, just email me before 12/20/09 at Paula@asweetremembrance.com, subject “Bamboo Give Away”. I’ll put the names of everyone who enters in a hat and draw two at random. Then I will email the winners to get their mailing address. Winners names will be posted here. Naturally we would all like to see what the winners do with their prize, so photos of your “bamboo” ornaments would be appreciated (hint, hint).