Thursday, 20 October 2011

Hear ye…..Hear ye!! EQ7 Giveaway

 

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I really love using my EQ7 full program to design my quilts and different table runners and patterns. From designing these in EQ7 I am able to get exact measurements and know how much fabric I am going to need too.

I designed the Springtime quilt that Fresh Hope now has

Quilt 

- This is what I had in EQ7 done up and this is the finished quilt….

Springtime All the girls stitched their blocks and Dawn put the quilt together and the pattern was written up from EQ7 and is now available to purchase thru Fresh Hope. But of course you know all this.

A few other patterns that I have had published were designed in EQ7 and I really got to say ….I love this program!!

My Around The Christmas Tree pattern was designed in EQ7 too….

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and I find that when I need to work out borders and blocks I put the design into EQ7 and let it work it out for me. So much easier than trying to figure out the maths. Never was any good at that in school. Now if someone had said…..Vicki, you need to learn maths and geometry because later on you will need to use it for patchwork then I might have enjoyed doing it way back then in school.

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Would you like to have an EQ7 full program too?

The Electric Quilt Company has so very generously given me an EQ7 program to give away.

Wow!! How awesome is that? Valued at $189.95 US you just got to agree with me on that.

Ok….here’s what you need to do to hopefully win your very own EQ7 program. This giveaway is open to all over the world.

Each one of these gives you an entry to hopefully win…..

1 entry -  Leave a comment telling me why you would like to own your very own EQ7 program

2 entries - Become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me you are or have become a follower

3 entries -  Share on your Facebook page, then come back here afterwards and leave another comment

4 entries – If you put up a link to my The Pickledish Patch store on your blog (If you have this already just say in a comment on this blog post) - use this link….. http://www.thepickledishpatch.com/store

5 entries - Put my Giveaway button on your blog and let your readers know about my giveaway. Come back here and leave another comment on this blog post telling me you have done it.

Use this button…. Just right click and save to your computer.

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(I will check your blogs so please do this or your comment won’t count. )

 

So you have 5 chances of winning this fabulous program.

This giveaway will run from today until 27th October. AEST

So good luck everyone and I hope that you win it.

Hugs to all……

vickinametag3

200 lovely people said....:

Fiona said...

Hi Vicki, I would love to have a program like this as I have ideas but I find it very hard to imagine what a finished item might look like in my colour choices..... thanks for the chance to win one...
Hugz

Fiona said...

... and I am a follower of your blog...
Hugz

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Vicki I would love to be in your give away But I dont know how to do all these things on the computer But good luck to whoever wins it Have A good Weekend.
Hugs Mary.

sunny said...

I've been wanting this program, but I'm currently on a spending freeze. I've beenplaying around with some small designs of my own, and this would save a lot of graph paper! And I'm terrible at guessing how much fabric I need to buy. thanks for the chance!

sunny said...

I've been a follower for some time now!

Rai said...

ooooo me wants! I've been following you for ages Vicki.

Mike and Jen said...

I have been looking at this program since it came out, I just couldn't justify getting it because of the cost. How can I argue with free?

Mike and Jen said...

I am a follower!

Martina said...

This would be so great. It always takes me so long to count all the details for a new quiltayout. And it would be so great to play with colours on the computer already!Thanks so much!

Martina said...

And I am already a follower of your lovely blog!

MoeWest said...

Count me in! I don't have EQ7 and I like techy stuff.

MoeWest said...

I'm a follower :-)
Thanks for the giveaway.

Khris said...

This would be a fantastic prize to win...I currently use pen and paper with a calculator so this would be so good....I am a follower Vicki.
Thanks for the chance to win...hugs Khris

Dawn said...

wow Would love to have won and not bought one but hey its fabulous that your giving one away.... I just love the quilts you designed and must say the Fresh Hope one was amazingly written, so easy to use...and came togther perfectly...
Hugs Dawn x x x
P.S. Love your Christmas design...

Val Laird said...

Wow Vicki, I would just LOVE to win that one! Think of all the graph paper, maths headaches and mistakes I would save!!! Sounds wonderful.

Val Laird said...

I'm a happy follower!

Karen Mallory said...

I would love having the EQ7! I love designing quilts! I am a follower too!
hugs Karen

Maria said...

Vicki it would be wonderful to be able to design my own beautiful quilts with the EQ7.
Thank you for a chance to win one.

Maria said...

I have been a follower for a long time and enjoy reading your posts.

Shirlwin said...

Hi Vicki, I would love one of those 'gadgets'. Having heard so much about them I can see just how often it would be oh so handy.

Shirlwin said...

I am a follower and have your Pickledish Patch button on my blog.

Shirlwin said...

I am back again from letting my blogging friends know about your offer, and putting up your button.

Sunnybec said...

I would love to win this as my math is rubbish too! I also find it difficult to work out what colours to use and always find it easier when I actually see what a project would look like first. Thanks for the chance to win one. Linda

Sunnybec said...

I already follow you. Linda

Miriam said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win EQ7!! I have recently finished my first quilt design and having EQ7 would have made it sooo much easier!

Miriam said...

I have been a follower for quite some time. :)

deborah said...

Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway! I would love to win the EQ7 so that I could translate my thoughts and ideas to actual quilts. It would be so much fun to have!

deborah said...

Long time follower of your blog

Sue W ♥ said...

Oh Vicki, you are too kind, I have been a follower on this blog before you were Pickledish Patch, I also have you as a friend on Facebook and have a button linking your blog on my blog, I currently own EQ6 and love it so would be silly not to upgrade to 7 and I am off to place a button on my blog to let everyone know about your wonderful offer....I have my fingers and toes crossed to be a winner

Outback Crafter Debra said...

Wow Vicki

What a great offer. To experience EQ7 would be amazing. Designing is something I dabble in now with graph paper & pencil EQ7 would sure change that.

Hope I am lucky.
Debra

Outback Crafter Debra said...

HI Vicki

I have been a follower since the days of Tozz's Corner.
thanks for the opportunity.

Debra

Outback Crafter Debra said...

Hi Vicki
I am back after putting your giveaway button on my blog.

Thanks again for the chance.
Debra

Outback Crafter Debra said...

... and I am a follower, have been since Tozz's Corner days.

Debra

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I have trouble getting the design from my head and then to paper and all the calculations done so I think this is a must! Thanks for the chance

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am also a follower. Thank you

Beeshebags said...

Ooooh Vicki, I would just LURRRVE my own copy of EQ7 because I've just started to branch out into quilting and would like to design my own blocks etc and whilst I did find a tutorial on how to make your own blocks in Word, EQ7 is just the Beez kneez lol It would make things sooo much easier for me with all the calcumalations too! Hugs Naomi

Beeshebags said...

I'm a follower of your blog....of course, yes sirree I am! Hugs Naomi

Beeshebags said...

I've shared it on my Facebook wall...albeit a cheeky post! Hugs Naomi

Beeshebags said...

Just shared a link to the giveaway on my blog. Hugs Naomi

Beeshebags said...

I just put a link to your store on my sidebar, just above the button for the forum. Hugs Naomi

Sheila said...

I am presently doing a RR and this program would make life so much easier so I would be thrilled to pieces to win. Thanks for the chance .

Sheila said...

I have been a follower for a long time :-)

Marg H said...

Hi - I've been a follower of your blog since I started blogging! I'd love to own the EQ7 as it would make it easier to transform ideas of quilts into reality. I love to quilt and would like to do more designing, but being time poor (with 8 kids!) it is a rare opportunity to be able to sit down and think of a new design. I love to make quilts designed by other people, but love to play with designs as well. Cheers

Marg H said...

Obviously, I was supposed to make this two comments - so here is the official "I am already a follower" comment. Cheers

KaHolly said...

What a wonderful opportunity. I wouldn't mind winning because it's something I just can't afford! I do all my 'designing' the old fashioned way (I prefer to use the term "traditional") and have reams of graph paper scribbles. Some are in notebooks, some are still on the pad, others are under this pile, or tucked in that book!!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

OMG what a great program! I knew about the blocks layout, but I had not thought about stitchery blocks and settings for them, too!!!I would love this!!!!

Pat said...

I would love this program, how much easier things would be.
I am a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Terry said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to have EQ because I've seem to design my own quilts all the time and I know it would be easier if I had this to help. Thanks for the chance! :0)

Terry said...

And of course I'm a follower of your blog! Thanks again! :0)

Barb said...

Wht a fun win...I am a follower....and I will post your button on my blog....thanks for this awesome opportunity.

LynCC said...

Wow! I would love to try EQ7 as I have so many designing ideas poppint into my head these days, and it just takes so stinkin' long to draw them all out by hand. And then you can't manipulate them.

quiltingmieke said...

hello, wy I like to win....becaus I am a "quilter for a good year and completly addicted to it" so this program will give me the oppertunnity to create the things that areturning, and turning with idees in me

but good luck to all who takea chance to win this lovely give away

hugs from belgium

quitingmieke

LynCC said...

I am a follower - plus, I keep you on my blogroll. :)

quiltingmieke said...

hello I am following you now

hug quiltingmieke

Stray Stitches said...

I currently have EQ5 and would so like to upgrade to EQ7 with all of its advances. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

Mommarock said...

I'm a little sad right now as I cannot stitch, due to a thumb injury.. I just need to create somehow. This would let me still create, even if it were to create patterns for future use.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Sharon said...

I would love this program because I have all kinds of ideas popping into my head but have no idea how to go about making them a reality.

Sharon said...

I am already a follower.

Sharon said...

I just posted about the giveaway on FB.

Sharon said...

I have your blog button and link in my 'Quilting and Stitching Links' tab.

Sharon said...

I have posted about your giveaway and also put your button at the top of my left sidebar.

Thank you for the five chances to win this wonderful giveaway!

Cory said...

I would love to win EQ7. I want to start designing my own patterns. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

Allie said...

Oh I would love this - my math leaves a lot to be desired, I missed a lot of school as a kid [hospital visits] and never really learned it - I've dreamed of getting EQ! Especially since I'm designing quilts now...Your around the christmas tree quilt is GORGEOUS!

Allie said...

I'm a follower!

Allie said...

And I have your button on my blog, have had since you got it!

bluerosegoddessarts said...

I have used previous versions of EQ and find it to be a wonderful program! Would love a chance to win this!
entry#1

bluerosegoddessarts said...

I am a follower of your blog through my google reader, can send screen shot if needed!
entry#2

bluerosegoddessarts said...

I have posted about this giveaway on my Facebook account...would really love to win!
entry#3

bluerosegoddessarts said...

I have posted the photo with a link back to you and posted a message on my blog! thanks for a fantastic give-away!
entry #4, and #5!
have a delightful day!

LintLady said...

Hello Vicky,
I am a follower since , I don't know. I have you in my favourite Link-List, but I am not with facebook and don' t want to either.
So do I still count as a follower? *g*
Hello From Doris in Germany :o)

LintLady said...

...again Hello, Vicky,
I just would love to win the EQ 7, because it' s so much fun to design your own patterns and see how it looks like later done in real, istn't it?
xxx Doris

Sandy said...

Hi Vicki! I've been a follower of your blog for quite a while now...always enjoy it! Sandy sxygrndma48@yahoo.com

Love Of Quilts said...

I am now a new follower.Trish

quiltercaroline said...

I would love to get my hands on EQ as I am still working old style and planning all my quilts using graph paper and pencil - it works but is slow and isn't easy to change or experiment with colour. Thank you.

quiltercaroline said...

I also follow you using Google Readers.

Love Of Quilts said...

It would be a thrill to design my own patterns without all the math that's involved. Your pattern the Springtime quilt is so nice. Trish

Ariane said...

I would love to win this program. I've been designing on graph paper for a while now. I always struggle with fabric requirements. This would help me so much! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

whistlebet57 said...

The reason I would love to own my very own EQ7 program is because I love to design things whether it is quilts, table runners, clothes or even baking. This program will help me to put my ideas into the computer and out into my sewing room. Thanks, Elizabeth

Ariane said...

I follow your blog!!!

whistlebet57 said...

I have been a follower of your blog for I think 2 years. I enjoy your designs and the easy to follow instructions you provide. Thanks, Elizabeth

Kimba4 said...

I would love the chance to win the EQ 7 then I could really have fun designing lots of things.

Kimba4 said...

I am a follower of your blog

Christine M said...

I'd love to win a copy of EQ7. It would be great to start designing and have a picture to see what it would look like.

Christine M said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance.

jules said...

I would love to win. It would give me the chance to play around with colours and patterns while taking away the fear and guesswork.

jules said...

I'm a follower of your blog

Pam said...

I would love to learn how to design my own quilts. I have tried with graph paper but am too impatient.

Pam said...

I am a follower

Pam said...

I posted your giveaway on FB

Jen said...

I would love to have my own EQ7 program! I always change patterns and then I get to the borders and don't know how to add a beautiful pieced border. I bet EQ7 would help me figure it out! And I would love to try my hand at designing blocks. Oooh, and it can help me decide on fabric! My fabric choices are alwasy questionable. I would play with EQ7 everyday!

Jen said...

I am a follower!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I am one of your many followers. :)

Jen said...

I shared on my Facebook page!

Rosa said...

I`d like to have one EQ and try designs quilts.

Rosa said...

I`m a happy follower.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I posted about your giveaway on F/B and gave your blog addie. :)

Love Of Quilts said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog. Trish

Love Of Quilts said...

I don't do facebook. Trish

Gloria said...

I am already a follower.

Gloria said...

I would love to win the EQ7 so I could design my own pattens for quilts and things.

Gloria said...

Your store link is already on my blog.

Gloria said...

Posting about your giveaway on facebook with the addy.

Di said...

Posting about the giveaway on FB, thanks for the chance to win. Sometimes I have designs in my head but can't get them on paper... maybe EQ will help me

Colleen said...

I like designing my own quilts on the computer and would love to use a program specifically for that.

Colleen said...

Im already a follower.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm a "visual" learner, so having this would let me actually see what the fabric and colors I'm considering would look like wih the pattern I'm choosing. What a treat THAT would be! I'd LOVE to win this. Thanks!!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm a new follower.

suzie said...

I am a follower of your blog

suzie said...

I have a link to The Pickledish Patch on my blog.

suzie said...

I have blogged about your giveaway and added the button.

suzie said...

I would love to win a copy of EQ7as I have a lot of trouble picking colours and design layouts. I thing this would be very helpful.

Gene Black said...

I agree with you -This is AWESOME.

I would love to have EQ7 as I love designing quilts. I know that this version has so many features that make designing a breeze.

Gene Black said...

I am following for a second chance to win this Awesome Prize - the EQ7 program!

Carrie P. said...

I would love to win the EQ7 so that I could put some of my designs that are in my head on the computer. Maybe I would actually make a quilt.:)

Carrie P. said...

I am now a follower.

Caroline said...

I am a follower!

Caroline said...

I would love to win an EQ7 program, because I just can't bring myself to paying for one. Thank you for the giveaway!

Jo said...

I am a new follower to your blog

Jo said...

I would really like to win an EQ7 program! First of all I would not have to wrack my brain about math anymor, sometimes it just wants to make me scream! Also I would be able to attempt things with designing my own quilts that I am unable to do at the present time. So count me in and thanks for taking you time to do this for all of us.

Needled Mom said...

I would love to win the software. I have seen it used at my LQS and thought it would be fabulous for designing quilts.

Needled Mom said...

I've just signed up as your newest follower.

Nancy said...

Why I want to win this program? It's awesome! Yes, designing quilts on graph paper, doing the math, etc, is do-able.... but I designing and changing colors around? Printouts? Yardage? Awesome!

Nancy said...

Can't join again, becasue I've been following you ever since I discovered blogging!

Nancy said...

Just posted to Facebook...

Sallie said...

I would love to have EQ7 to design my own quilts. Thank you for the chance in your giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks!

Sallie said...

I put up a link to your The Pickledish Patch store on my blog.
http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/

Sallie said...

I put your Giveaway button on my blog and let my readers know about your giveaway. http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

I'm a new follower, what a awesome giveaway, thanks!

Connie said...

EQ7 would be fun to use to design quilts, thanks for the giveaway!

Marcia W. said...

I enjoy using software to accomplish my tasks and would like to design more readily than pencil/paper take me. This would be especially helpful for resizing blocks and using colors to give me an improved sense of how my quilt will look. Plus, having a forecast of fabric requirements, applique / foundation shapes -- oh, I would be in hog heaven! Thanks for the chance to win EQ7 - couldn't afford it otherwise.

Marcia W. said...

I already follow your blog.

whistlebet57 said...

Hey there, just wanted to let you know I posted a message on my Face Book page. I am not very good at using facebook but I think I did it right. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I do not have a Blog as yet so this is it. Thanks, Elizabeth

Kathy said...

I would like to win an EQ7 because I am aweful at putting colors together. This would really help me see how the finished product would look. Thanks or the giveaway!

Kathy said...

I am a new follower.

Kathy said...

I blogged about your giveaway at:

http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2011/10/drunkard-path-roly-poly-owl-and-block.html

Kathy said...

I put The Pickle Dish Store button on my blog!

http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2011/10/drunkard-path-roly-poly-owl-and-block.html

Deb said...

I'd love to win this software! I spend so much time sketching and scribbling on graph paper - this would be so much quicker for designing quilts and figuring out fabric requirements.

Deb said...

I'm a new follower -

WoolenSails said...

I would love to win a copy. I have another program and I never use it, too confusing and never does what I want it to. I have windows now, so I can use the good programs;)

Debbie

Hilachas said...

I would love to win your giveaway. I dont have the best imagination so I'm always having to draw out what I "imagine" a layout of a quilt would look like. This software would make that so much easier.

Hilachas said...

I am now a follower of your blog. I think. The sign-up to be a follow is different from any other "follow me" I've done so I'm not sure.

robin said...

I'd love to win this software to help design quilts - would be so much fun to play with. I need it because I have real trouble visualizing how things are going to look and don't like to end up hating a quilt!

robin said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

robin said...

Your button is on my blog sidebar: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm trying to win it for my friend Carol C.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I follow your blog.

robin said...

I put your store button on my blog also: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/

Janet said...

I would love to win the program. I do all my designing on graph paper and would really like to move into the modern world :)

Nancy D. said...

I would love to win this so I can create my own designs or variations of others. I use good old graph paper and usually calculate something wrong. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy D. said...

I'm following now!

cuteasacanvas said...

I have been looking at this program since it came out, I just couldn't justify getting it because of the cost. How can I argue with free?
Thanks for sharing with us.

Kids Bed Linen

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I am just dying to try this program out - everyone in blogland seems to be raving about it!

Tracey
thepeonyteacup.blogspot.com

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I'm also a new follower of your blog :)

Esther Guirado said...

Hello, I would use the EQ7 to design my quilts and other patchwork stuff. I love to have the EQ7.
Hugs

Esther Guirado said...

I am your a follower too.
hugs

Esther Guirado said...

I have put your shop button on my blog ..
www.dulcepatchwork.com
hugs

Esther Guirado said...

I have put your button of Giveaway EQ7 on my blog.
www.dulcepatchwork.com
Hugs

Esther Guirado said...

I shared your Facebook page!
It's great to have so many opportunities! Thanks!
hugs

Celine said...

I have heard about EQ program for such a long time but I've never been able to experience it so I would love to try it. With limited time for sewing, I am sure it would be a very valuable tool rather than calculating on pieces in paper. I liked maths at school but I am rusty now!

Celine said...

I am a follower of your blog and have been for a very long while. I have your blog on my blog roll as well.

Sharon-NZ said...

Looks like a wonderful programme, count me in please

Susie said...

I have just stumbled onto your blog, and would love to win the EQ programme to help organise all the ideas floating around my head!

Becky said...

I am just at the point in my quilting journey where I find myself wanting to make a change to a design. I'd love to give EQ7 a try. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

Becky said...

I am a new follower of your blog! Thanks!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

EQ7 would sure help me decide how to put certain fabrics together and how much I need to buy.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I'm a follower :)

Wendy B said...

would love a chance to win a copy....perhaps with all that technology i could start designing some beauties to share!!!!
thanks sweety
Sugary hugs
WEndy XXX :O)

Wendy B said...

...and I'm a follower too!!!!
XXX

Wendy B said...

I've FB'd it too!
XXX

Wendy B said...

You're button's featured on my blog as well!..top right! hope you like! will blog about it later and get back to you!
xxx hugs

Wendy B said...

just blogged about the giveaway....didn't really want to cause I wanna win!!! tee hee. But, anything to support a fellow blogger and friend!!!!
XXX big hugs
Wendy :O)

Sonja Threadgill Nelson said...

I have been trying to be a quilter for years, & have been collecting all the supplies needed for a long time too. I am currently on a spending freeze myself, but If I win, this will help me out greatly, & save me time to create,as I am math challenged. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Sonja Threadgill Nelson said...

new follower! Thanks~

Sonja Threadgill Nelson said...

your link posted on my blog about the giveaway!

Sonja Threadgill Nelson said...

button added top left margin!

Sonja Threadgill Nelson said...

shared on my FB Fan Page...Yay!!!

Fleurette said...

Having EQ7 do all the math would be amazing. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

Fleurette said...

I am a follower!

Fleurette said...

I have put your giveaway button up on my blog.

Margarita said...

Hi Vicki, I just have to be in this, so I can have my very own EQ7. Thanks for the give away.

Margarita said...

I have been a follower for a very long time. Hugs.

Margarita said...

I have blogged about this give away as well.

Bev said...

Being able to work up instructions for designs and look at color options would be awesome for teaching. I'd love to have this program. Thanks.

Bev said...

I've been a follower for quite awhile.

Linda said...

Been following for a while :)

Linda said...

Besides having so much fun with it, the EQ7 would help me decide on colours. Takes me forever to choose fabrics.

Sabine said...

I'd love to have this program , count me in please

Amy said...

I enjoy looking at quilts that people dsign in EQ7 and would love to play with one too!

canuckquilter said...

EQ7 would be so much faster than coloured pencils and graph paper! Plus I could tweak and twaek without having to either lose work by erasing or copying the whole thing out again. And did I mention the chore of figuring out yardage? I'm sure you have figured out that I would love to win a copy of EQ7...

canuckquilter said...

I've just become a follower.

canuckquilter said...

I just blogged about your giveaway and posted your button. Thanks for the extra chance to win.

mahoo said...

Oh Vicki! I'd love to have this program. If I did, rather than having all these ideas running around inside my head, I could actually put them on my computer! Perhaps I could focus on something other than fabric, patterns & colours. LOL

mahoo said...

I'm now a follower of your blog, and would still love to win this!

CJ said...

This is my first entry, and would like to say that I'd love to have this program because it would help me figure out what fabric amounts I need. The first quilt I made for my mother for her birthday, I ended up getting WAY to much fabric for the quilt and ended up with 2 yards of fabric of each print left over. Let's just say that I didn't want too much left over but didn't mind either.

This program would help me tremendously!!!

CJ said...

I'm following you, and I'm glad to because I noticed you have some great tutorials and freebies too! Thanks!!

CJ said...

I notified my friends on my facebook about EQ7 and this contest, not sure they'd know what EQ7 was but hey some may!!

Thanks!

CJ said...

I have your store link, linked on my blog at the bottom of my page. You can see it here: http://my-sewing-journey.blogspot.com/ in the shops section. :)

CJ said...

Added your button my blog!

I just realized I may be late on entering this comment. Hopefully I'm not too late. :(