Thursday, October 27, 2011

That time of year again.

Fireworks, heatwave, snakes, afternoon storms. Diwali, and the fireworks sound louder this year - my poor dogs ears. My neighbour sent over delicious sweetmeats. While talking to my gardener on Monday I felt a light movement on my foot, it was an adder. I just flicked it off, it disappeared among the plants - that's the third snake Ive seen already and its only spring but very hot. Recently, at midday it went completely dark, then lightening, thunder and heavy rain. Suzi, Sasha and I dived under my quilt, sweating and praying. What a terrible storm. I don't like lightening.
I've taken a break from blanket stitching my funky flowers. I wanted to do a bit of piecing and to use the pack of shweshwe squares that I bought more than a year ago. I cut 3 1/2 inch strips and sewed them to the 5" squares in a log cabin style.

                           each square has a different design

                                            All done - 49 blocks

A loud hoot at the gate. It was the post office van delivering  this wonderful package.

                                            Thank you so much Anne!                         
               A gorgeous jelly roll from Anne at Bunny Hill Designs
                                           Puttin On The Ritz

I had such fun on the Moda Country Fair blog hop, I won this gorgeous jelly roll on Anne's giveaway day. My very first jelly roll, so beautiful I love the colours.  I love her fabric and designs and I love reading her blog. 
Go and take a look at Anne's new fabric line"Ooh La La",  its fabulous and her new baby quilt designs are adorable and I just love her new block of the month Merry Merry Snowmen-love red.

Congratulations Elzaan! you have won the My Memories Suite digital software. You are going to love this package. Look out for my email :-))

Monday, October 17, 2011


My Memories Suite is a complete digital scrapbooking solution that provides a powerful set of creative tools and multiple sharing options that no other software can offer. Its intuitive workspace and enhanced time-saving features are perfect for a beginner to build an entire album in minutes, or to empower the design pro to build a scrapbook album masterpiece. Downloading the software was super easy.

I have had such fun creating albums of my projects. Here are two pages that I have made using one of the many design templates  

     Now I am reminded where to find the pattern.


I loved adding the embellishments, such fun.
What a great way to reference my quilts and projects

My Memories suite  is so easy to use, the whole family will love it. A fun way to create scrapbook layouts, photobooks, cards, calendars, gifts, and so much more. The software's design tools will help you to build entire albums effortlessly using one of the many installed templates or design your own pages from scratch. A full suite of sharing options turns your scrapbook album into a movie to watch on DVD or view on an IPod. What a wonderful way to keep and share memories! No wonder it is rated the # 1 scrapbooking Amazon and Top Ten Reviews. I absolutely love this software!
Watch this video for everything you need to know about My Memories Suite

Wasn't that wonderful and inspiring! I'd like to create a book of the quilts I have made and I love the idea of a recipe book of favourite family recipes with photos of family get togethers. My family would love that. It will make a lovely gift.

Follow their blog for wonderful tutorials and inspiration.
Like their facebook page  for their fabulous friday freebies.


My Memories is giving away the My Memories Suite to a lucky reader plus $10.00 to spend in their store. All you have to do to win, is visit their site, check out their cool stuff, choose your favourite digital kit, come back here and leave a comment telling me your favourite - that simple!

Everyone is welcome to enter - any where in the world. 

A winner will be announced on October 26. Good luck!!
My Memories is also offering all readers of my blog a $10.00 off discount coupon when you purchase the My Memories Suite software. Copy and paste this code STMMMS96869 at checkout PLUS they are giving you a further $10.00 off to spend in their store. Enjoy!!