Congratulations to Anthea, who is the winner of the "Tending the Garden" present. Anthea has won a $20.00 voucher to spend at Bunnings. Now I know Anthea tells me that she doesn't have green thumbs. I 'm sure Anthea will be able to pick up some storage items for her craft room or something similar.
If the winner was from overseas I was going to arrange a on-line voucher to a sewing related store. With the postal charges going up all the time I thought this was the way to go. You sometimes pay more in postage than the actual parcel is worth.
I haven't had much time to sew with all the gardening going on but I did manage to try out some machine embroidery samples that I had downloaded from the net. It is always best to test these before doing them on a project. Tensions etc can be a bit tricky sometimes. I will be putting some of these in the post for Fiona today. I am not sure if you will ever see them on her blog!