Saturday, 12 January 2013

A new cushion, chicken bling, something yummy, and our winner

Heart and Home cushion by Lynette Anderson Designs
At the end of last year I joined Lynette Anderson's project club, see here for more information, and the Heart and Home cushion is the latest pattern for the club.  I loved it as soon as I saw it so this week I completed the stitchery and on Friday I was able to cut the 2" squares and sew the cushion together.  You may notice I need to finish sewing the bottom of the cushion together, but I wanted to make the most of the morning sun in our bedroom to take photos.  I love the flowers in the stitchery with the french knot centres.  The pattern has a cat button under the tree but, since I didn't have such a button, I stitched a little cat instead.  I may yet cover it with a button if I find one.
Charlie decided the chicken's needed some bling, so now they are colour coded - blue, purple and green! Don't hens have the cutest fluffy bottoms?
Have you tried homemade banana icecream?  We tried it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it is so yummy and completely healthy.  I will definitely make this again.

Banana Icecream:
1 banana - skin removed and frozen overnight
1-2 cups frozen berries
1-2 Tbspn skim milk powder (optional)
Place the banana, berries and milk powder in a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth.  You don't have to add the milk powder but it helps to make it a bit creamier.  I also added a trickle of water to help it blend together.  Keep in freezer.  Enjoy your guilt-free treat!

And lastly, our giveaway.  Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and interest regarding this.  Charlie and I decided to do the draw the old-fashioned way:
Congratulations to Kelli from Seriously, I think it needs stitches. Kelli, let me know your address and I will get the things in the post.  Wendy xx

33 comments:

  1. Your pillow is adorable and I wouldn't cover the little kittie she is so cute . Congrats to the winner !

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  2. such a gorgeous pillow Wendy,well done and congrats to Kelli on her lovely win.xx

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  3. Hi Wendy, lovely cushion. I love Lynette Anderson designs and you have done her proud. I make that icecream too but instead of milk powder, I add a dollop of vanilla yoghurt. YUM! The chickies do have lovely fluffy bums!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  4. Gorgeous cushion...love the reds and your stitchery :)
    Congrats to Kelli.

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  5. Love the cushion, it looks gorgeous! French general fabric?? I am going to give that ice cream a go looks yummy!!
    Enjoy the hot weather, Michelle.

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  6. Very lovely cushion.. I love those fabrics. I have a bunch of bananas ripening at the moment ... ice cream .. mmmm.

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  7. Congrats to Kelli. Your cushion is lovely, I like your spin on the design, then it is YOUR cushion. nice fabrics too.
    I like Charlie's nail polish.

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  8. Pretty cushion, congratulations to Kelli! Ice cream looks yummy!

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  9. Your cushion is great, love the colours you have chosen, and your little kitty is sweet. Yummy icecream, I'll give that a try.

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  10. Wendy your cushion is so lovely. Now I' m wishing I would have joined. I' m so sad I missed your giveaway,but how great for Kellie.

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  11. Cute chickens - lovely bling. Purple is my fabourite!
    Sweet cushion, Lynette's designs are gorgeous. Love the little kitty you embroidered on there.
    Lucky Kelli.

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  12. Congrats to Kelli on her win! Lucky girl! Gorgeous cushion too and her designs are wonderful.

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  13. Love the cushion... and such great fabrics for it and your kitty adaption is perfect ... had to laugh at the chicken bling.. I'm sure they all feel a lot more confident now.... hee hee... lucky Kelli...
    Hugz

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  14. That cushion is gorgeous love it... and cute nail polish Charlie
    and congratulations to Kelli! what a great giveaway

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  15. Wow! There's my comment, on your deck all the way in NZ! :) Thank you thank you! Did you get my email? I LOVE your cushion, and that hen bottom does look soft and fluffy.. I'm scared to hold a chicken though. I think it's those feet. ha! Eek. (city girl) Need to try the ice cream.. looks YUMMY. :)

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  16. Beautiful cushion! Yummy ice cream
    Lisa

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  17. Gorgeous cushion and how cute are your little chicken girls

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  18. Your pillow is very lovely. I like it very much.

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  19. Lovely cushion.
    Congrats to Kelli
    Xx

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  20. I love your cushion & your little cat stitchery is purrfect! Lucky fluffy-bum chicken & congrats to lucky Kelli too. Tracee xx

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  21. Congratulations to Kelli !!
    Your cushion is splendid !! I love all Lynette patterns but don't have time to make them all.... so I'm glad to have a look at some finishes !
    Florence

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  22. Great cushion you have made Wendy. Aren't the LA patterns all just too cute? Well done to Kelli too, I am sure she will enjoy!

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  23. love your cushion and the little stitched cat looks great.
    chicken jewellery?
    Well done to Kelli!

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  24. Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway, sorry I missed your post about it. Love the pillow, Lynette Anderson designs some beautiful things. Hugs....

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  25. Congrats to Kelli. Lovely stitching. I bet the chookie feel a million dollars. Lol.

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  26. Beautiful!!! Your pillow is amazing. I love it.
    Congratulations to Kelly.

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  27. Totally beautiful cushion Wendy. I love it to bits. Have to say this is the first time I've been asked to check out a chickens bum! I did.. in close up... and found it to be very, very fluffy and cute indeed. Those chicks of yours are so pretty. I'm including Charlie here too! ;o)

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  28. Wow, lovely cushion! Those flowers are stunning.

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  29. Such a wonderful, adorable cushion!
    Thanks for the recipe :)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  30. That pillow is absolutely gorgeous! Love the chooky bling, very cute.....
    My girls love making banana and mixed berry smoothies, I love the sound of guilt-free! Congrats to your lucky winner too.

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  31. Your stitching is so sweet Wendy, I love the little cat. I've never tried homemade banana icecream it does sound delicious though. Wishing you a wonderful week Wendy. xx

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  32. wowwowwww gorgeous Lynette Anderson:-)
    Hugs, Emanuela

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