Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday - Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop - Mr. Random Speaks

Welcome to a new edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  As most of you know, when I participate in a Blog Hop, I offer a prize.  This post is to share the prizes from the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop.  Carla @ Creatin' in the Sticks hosted the event last month.

And the winner is...

I notified Turid by email shortly after Mr. Random made his pick:

Prize drawing WINNER!!!

What would you like? A mug rug or a quilted thread catcher?
What color? What is your mailing address?

Congratulations, Turid!!

Turid responded...

So fun. I'd really love a thread catcher, I've never had one. And I love all bright colors. Thank you so much.

Deciding on what to make this time was SEW easy!!

Not only had Turid indicated what she would like for her prize, she also shares my favorite color (rainbow!) and my love of all things scrappy.  All I had to do was dig through my scrap stash to find something that spoke to me:

The rainbow brights came from my friend Maureen and have been in my scrap stash for several years, just waiting for the right project.  The spotty, dotty background came in a recent scrap infusion from my friend Dee Dee:

Thanks, ladies!!

I was so excited to be working on this prize project that I forgot to take any additional process photos.  :o((

Here is Turid's Quilted Thread Catcher hot off the sewing table:

The lining also came from Dee Dee's recent scrap bag which she had been collecting since the beginning of the year.

The next day, a garden tour showed the same blooming Iris...

One last photo before heading to the post office to get this out in the mail.  Who knows how long it will take to make its journey across the sea and all the way to Norway:

Here's hoping the prize arrives safely!  I also hope that I chose a pleasing variety of prints for Turid's new thread catcher.

Until next time...
Thanks for reading!!!


  1. So nice to turn the scraps into something so pretty and useful! Nice transformation!

  2. That is a pretty thread catcher! Your spring flowers are so lovely. I spent part of last night looking online for bulbs. We are far enough north that they will actually grow here, so I am excited to get some started!

  3. What a nice little thread-catcher, as a sweet gift for your giveaway winner. I'm guessing the postage cost to Norway was way more than the cost of such a cute thread-catcher. The price of postage is the reason I don't host blog giveaways anymore. I have a stack of Liberty of London fat quarters fabrics that I won in a giveaway (I don't like Liberty fabrics; I know I'm odd), that I'd like to use as a blog giveaway, but I'm fearful of having to pay to send them overseas!

    1. I’ve seen several giveaways that were limited to the States because of shipping costs with apologies to other readers. I’m sure everyone understands because the cost of shipping has gone up so much!

  4. Great job on your thread catcher! It is lovely and bright! I’m sure it will be appreciated!

  5. What a lovely prize. I don't have any thread catchers so I suppose I should make one. I'm also impressed with the wide variety of iris colors you have. One of my favorite flowers. Just wish the blooms lasted longer.

  6. What a pretty thread catcher! Your irises are very pretty. I'm especially enamored of that peachy colored one!

  7. What a sweet thread catcher! I'm sure Turid will be so happy to receive it. Hopefully it won't take too terribly long. Love the photo with the thread catcher & orange iris. Really brought out the orange polka dots!

  8. I got a pin cushion from Turid several years ago (and I sent her one, too).

  9. I love your little beach scene that took a garden tour before its big plane ride. This little thread catcher is adorable. You are always spreading your Joy, Joyful!!

  10. Oh, lucky Turid! That little thread catcher is super delightful! Love your pretty Iris’. They are my favorite flower. Like a delicate flourish.

  11. Oh that is adorable!!! What a great little gift!!!


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