Welcome to my stop on the Moda 'Oh sew sweet' blog hop. This little event has been put together to celebrate National Sewing Month.
If you don't know me, my name is aneela hoey and I am the face behind lines such as Sherbet Pips, Little Apples and A Walk In The Woods - that's me up there on the right with Moda's Lissa Alexander.
I live in the UK to the west side of London with my husband and two young daughters.
The most famous resident in my locality is none other than her majesty herself - Queen Elizabeth the 2nd - that's her home Windsor Castle up there.
A favourite place of mine in the area I live is Jacksons of Reading. This family owned department store has been going strong since it began life as a gentleman's outfitters in 1875. Step inside and you'll find something of a rarity - many original features, wooden shop fittings and no electronic cash registers. They still hand write out your receipt and take their time with each customer.
I bought most of the embroidery floss I used in my new book 'Little Stitches' right here in a department I live to call 'the embroidery cave' - more floss in one place than you could ever imagine, the choice is incomparable.
To celebrate the hop - Moda are providing a block pattern that can be sewn up using the newest moda precut - the 2 1/2" mini charm pack.
You need to download this one, it's really cute! and made using my newest line Sew StitchyDownload Aneela Hoey Sew Sweet Sampler Block
This line celebrates all things stitchy - pins, hexagons, spools, french knots and embroidery.
It comes with this quirky panel that looks like it's embroidered but isn't - perfect for fussy cutting into pillows and quilts.
A few stitchy idea's for things to make with this line.
To celebrate the hop, I am giving away TWO prizes - a Sew Stitchy layer cake will go to the first winner and a Sew Stitchy jelly roll will go to the second.
To enter - Leave a comment letting me know about your favourite local quilt or fabric store. This is your chance to give them a shout out and put them on the map. I'd love to know for personal reasons - so I can pop in if I ever chance to visit your hometown ;)
Giveaway is open internationally and the winners will be picked on Saturday September 15th, so remember to check back.
The rest of the hop scedule goes like this,
BLACKBIRD DESIGNS, BASICGREY and Pat Sloan
BRANNOCK & PATEK, Eric & Julie Comstock and Thimble Blossoms
BUNNY HILL, KATE SPAIN and DEB STRAIN
PIECES FROM MY HEART, LAUREN & JESSE Jung and FIG TREE & CO
PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS, LILY ASHBURY and FRENCH GENERAL
LUCIE SUMMERS and COTTON WAY
KANSAS TROUBLES, MALKA DUBRAWSKY and LAUNDRY BASKET QUILTS
KATHY SCHMITZ, SWEETWATER and V AND CO.
MINICK & SIMPSON, Jenn Ski and ZEN CHIC
Prizes Announced on each blog.
You will also want to stop by moda's blog the Cutting Table all throughout the hop.
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