30 mars 2009

Today is the big day!

Today is a very special day for me! My patterns have been finished for a while and now, finally, they are available on my little temporary blog shop. I´m working on a web site, but it takes a lot of time and because of that I decided to start this way.

When my web site is finished there will be a lot of pictures and inspiration from my quilting studio, tutorials, maybe some free bees and of course my shop. I hope that site will be published later this spring.

But for today, drum rolls please:



To celebrate I just have to have a Give Away, or five. There are five patterns in my shop at the moment and I will give away one of each.

You only have to tell me which of the patterns you prefer to win - and why you choose this one.
And you have to do it before Sunday (5/4).
If you link to my blog telling about my shop I will enter you twice in the drawing.

And don´t forget that I have to know your e-mail.....in case you´re a winner.....


Here are the patterns, three mini quilts/wall hangers, a bag and a flower quilt.


My Gardening Angel


My Kitchen Angel


My Sewing Angel


My Season Bag


Dancing Flowers


I feel like those flowers are dancing in my stomach, it´s a very exciting day for me.

Now I´m going to click on the publish-button and then go on working on my project for the Spring Swap...

Happy Stitching,

Helena

75 kommentarer:

jeanette sa...

Jamen GRATTIS! Det var ju toppen nyheter! Jag gillar Dancing Flowers...

Maryjo sa...

Congratulations! I hope you have great success! I would love Dancing Flowers...it is just darling...love the flowers and I think it would be a fun quilt to make! Happy Monday!

Mary Jo in Iowa...USA

I love reading your blog...thanks for all that you share!

Lynn sa...

What a nice give-away. I think I'd choose the sewing angel. Sometimes I need all the help I can get in my sewing room.

Julie sa...

wow, congratulations helena. how exciting! hope it's not too long before you can open your official website. i look forward to seeing it.
hard to choose a favourite pattern, although the sewing angel would probably hit a chord with most of your blog readers. they're all lovely.
julie :)

Jantine sa...

Wow, that is a big step! Hope it turns out a big success. Your patterns are very nice, I am looking forward to your web shop...
I like the bag pattern best, why? I don't know, but all my family members and maybe my friends too know I have a thing with bags...

Handmade by Mai sa...

Congratulations with the opening of your on-line shop. I will be customer very soon. I don't know which pattern I like the best, they are all very cute. I think will go for the bag.

Dolores sa...

Oh Helena, congratulations! I love all your little angels and the Dancing Flowers quilt is so very nice but I would love to win your bag pattern. I am just starting to make bags for my three daughters and I noticed that your pattern has stitcheries for all the seasons. How nice to change the same basic pattern for the whole year.

Nancy sa...

Congrats on the new shop!! I love the sewing angel and the Dancing Flowers...

Yvette sa...

Congratulations! I hope you are very successful in your new jouney.

My favorite it the Kitchen Angel. If you saw how I cooked you would know I need an angel in the kitchen. LOL

Linda sa...

Congratulations Helena, I love the bag pattern, it remnids me of the warmer weather that's not too far away.

Béa sa...

Congratulations! I hope you have great success! I don't know which pattern I like the best, they are all very nice. I love the Kitchen Angel and the Bag pattern.
Hugs from France

Tracey in CT sa...

Congratulations, Helena! All of your patterns look wonderful, but I think I like the bag pattern the best! I love bags, and stitchery, and your bag has both. Besides that the little half circles along the top are very cute...it looks like it would be fun to make!

STRIKKEMOR(O) sa...

Hei, og grautulerer med mønstrene dine som er kjempefine! Eg likte spesielt godt kjøkkenengelen! Den hadde passa godt på kjøkkenet mitt!

Nancy in Norway sa...

Congratulation!! Your Angel patterns are so cute. I like the Gardening Angel the best. I'm longing for spring and work in the garden.

inge sa...

what a nice blog! I would like to win the pattern of the sewing angel! but they all look great!
greetings from belgium

May Britt sa...

Gratulerer så mye med flotte mønster. Ale sammen er kjempeflotte så det er vanskelig å plukke ut en favoritt. Håper jeg vinner ett av dem.

Simone de Klerk sa...

Congratulations with opening the Syverkstan shop!!! So nice to have a Swedisch designer! I think I would go for the Dancing flowers! The name of the quilt already makes me happy! The lay ou for your patterns is very pretty!

Annika sa...

Vad kul med en shop :) Jag gillar "Dancing flowers" allra mest, fast svårt och säga vilket som är finast.

Karen sa...

Best of luck to you;) Your patterns are soooooo cute, it's hard to choose one, but I think I like you bag pattern. I've seen the one that you made for the spring swap and it's beautiful;)

Jeanne sa...

They are all so cute! My favorite would be The Sewing Angel. This would look wonderful hanging in my sewing room. Congrats on all of your patterns.

Robin C sa...

Congrats and best of luck with the new store. Love your little quilt patterns, they are all cute but I think the Kitchen one would be a nice compliment to my kitchen wall. It was hard to choose between the 3 because they are all so cute.

Anonym sa...

Grattis och bästa lyckönskningar från mig!! Jag gillar din väska jättemycket! Kram Susanne E
susanne.eknander@telia.com

Yvonne aka sommeke sa...

Congratulations! It's very hard to choose one of your patterns, they all look cute...
But if you pick out my name... the sewing angel is my favourite!
Thanks for this giveaway!

anne sa...

congratulations. I love the seasons bag. A gril cannot have too many bags. Thanks for the chance to win one

Herzblatt sa...

Congratulations!!! I wish you all the best and more!!! I am sure that your lovely patterns will have a lot of fans!!!(Including me!!)
I will link your great giveaway in my blog!!!
And thanks for this wonderful chance to win one of the patterns!!

Laila L S sa...

Gratulerer!
Jeg liker alle mønstrene dine, men spesielt englene. Men jeg liker også godt teppet dit; Dancing Flowers, så derfor er det mitt ønske.
Men skulle ejg være så heldig å vinne (jeg som "aldri" vinner, hihi) så sier jeg takk til hvilket som helst mønster egentlig.

Lykke til med nettsiden din. Gleder meg til å se den når du får den ferdig.

Juweliertje sa...

Congrats with this exciting new project... selling your designs. They look really nice, so I'm sure you'll inspire many quilters.
I really like the dancing flowers.
Just the look of it brightens my day... and makes me look forward to the summer :-)
Best wishes, Sabine

simplestitches sa...

Hi Helena,
congratulations on the shop! One small step at a time....won't be long and you will have your website up and going...can't wait.

Love the My Seasons bag pattern, very cute....I could see quite a few of those in my house...
cheers Julz

Joy sa...

Congratulations Helena!! How exciting for you - I wish you every success :o)!!
Very hard to choose a favourite pattern as they are all so gorgeous, but I think the Sewing Fairy has my vote :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Gittan sa...

Lycka till med shopen!
Blev tipsad hit från annan quiltsida superfina mönster. Har jag tur önskar jag mig sytjejen jag har precis blivit lycklig ägare till ett syrum. (Har skickat dottern upp på loftet)Underbart att kunna få lite ordning bland tyger och trådar. Bonaden skulle pryda dörren.
linuslina@gmail.com

Jo in TAS sa...

Congratulations Helena! How exciting to produce your own patterns, and they're all gorgeous!
I love the Sewing Angel, she'd be a lovely gift to make for my sewing friends!
Off to my blog now to post about your shop!

Sue Cahill sa...

Congrats, I am sure your patterns will be quite successful.

I Love the Sewing Angel pattern, it would be perfect for my sewing room.

The other patterns are wonderful as well.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Just Susan sa...

Congratulations! I will link you to my blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love all your patterns but "Dancing Flowers" is the one I would select.
Thanks a bunch. Susan

Janey Joop sa...

Please enter me in your pattern giveaway. I love "Dancing Flowers". Congrats and good luck on your new store! JaneyJoop ;)

Noémia sa...

I'm so glad for you, I can feel your joy!
I hope your business began very well.
You have made the right thing, to sell together the three patterns.
They are lovely and there are many people like me who like, gardening, cooking and sticthing, and it's to difficult to chose only one. The bag and the dancing flowers quilt, are also very nice.
You have work and start very well!
My best wishes.Hugs

DianeH sa...

Congratulaions on your new shop.
The lovely sewing room angel would be perfect for my new sewing room.
Thank you for your generous draw.

debbie sa...

Congratulations what a great idea. All your patterns are lovely, I like the bag one because I'm addicted to bags.

Cybele's patch sa...

Congratulations with your new on line shop and heaps of succes! Your patterns are so cute. I like the dancing flowers best. Probably because spring is definitely in the air and I can sense spring in the quilt.

Linda sa...

congratulations on your shop!! I have only just found you through Jo in Tas and your work is lovely!!! I love all you patterns especially the mini quilts, my favourite would have to be the Sewing Angel if I had to chose because I love to sew, but I love to garden and to bake too!! the decision is toooo hard :O

Ali Honey sa...

I am very excited for you. I hope it goes smoothly and you get lots of customers.

I guess it would be the Gardening Angel I would like as I have had a few problems ( flood )in that department lately and could do with some help.

Sandi sa...

Hi Helena,
Jo in TAS sent me over to your lovely blog. Congratulations on your shop. Your patterns are so cute. My favourite is the bag pattern, I like the colours you have chosen for it.
Cheers,
Sandi

Bev C sa...

Best wishes on your new adventure. If I was lucky enought to be a winner I would choose either the bag or the gardening angel. Happy days to you.

Kerry sa...

Congratulations Helena!
Best of luck with your new venture. I'm sure you will do well, your patterns are lovely. If I were given the choice of a prize, I would pick the sewing angel. She would be perfect for the sewing room and a great gift for my sewing buddies.

clare sa...

So hard to choose but maybe the Dancing Flowers . They are all lovely , thanks .
clares craftroom

ange_moore sa...

After being sent here by Jo_in_Tas I must say - congratulations on finally having your beautiful patterns finished and ready for sale. I love the Dancing Flower, gorgeous colours and a stunning design, would be a nice quilt to stitch for my daughter. A close second would be the Gardening Angel. Well done you!

Kate sa...

Congratulations on the shop, how exciting. I love the dancing flowers and it would look fabulous on my dd bed, she is the only family member without her very own quilt :(

I am off to link you on my blog :)

MOLLY sa...

Great patterns--you have been working hard--thought you said you are unemployed? you have the worst boss--or maybe the best--yourself! I love sewing angel the best--

MOLLY sa...

You have been working hard! And you said you are unemployeed! You have the BEST boss. I love the Kitchen Angel!

2ne sa...

Flotte mønstere du har laget. Hvis jeg skulle bli den heldige ønsker jeg mønteret Dancing Flowers. Dette er eneste mønster uten håndsøm og passer meg perfekt. Nydelig teppe. Ha en kreativ uke :-)

Terry sa...

Congratulations on your new adventure! Your patterns are all lovely but if I had to choose just one it would be the gardening angel. I love to be outdoors among the flowers but I never seem to be able to keep up with all the work. Maybe this angel could help me out a bit! :0)

Mistea sa...

Thanks for your generosity Helena. My choice as you are asking for one is the Sewing Angel, she is beautiful, and I know she would come in handy when I get distracted around here and forget to finish one thing before starting the next two or three. I will put a link to your shop on my blog when I post a picture of the beautiful quilt which I recieved in the Easter Swap. I love all of it.

wjcsydney sa...

I love the My Season Bag. I love rich autumn colurs.

anne sa...

Good luck with your shop and pattern designing. Wishing you great success. Thank you for sharing. I love the Dancing Flowers pattern, please count me in.

Käranån sa...

Grattis till din nya shop!!
jag vill gärna vara med i utlottningen, jag tycker om: My Kitchen Angel. Du gör så väldigt fina arbeten!

Anonym sa...

Hej Helena.
Vad kul med denna stora dag! En egen shop med EGNA mönster!! Stort grattis till ett fantastiskt jobb!
Jag gillar alla mönster, men om jag "måste" välja skulle jag välja väskmönstret. Jag har hittills aldrig sytt en väska!!!!!!!! Finns en sådan som mig?? Jag har tänkt göra det många gånger, men - du vet - vad mycket kul det finns att göra och vad lite tid det finns att göra det på.
Hoppas din webshop blir den succé det borde bli.
Kram/Carolina
carolina.halen@telia.com

Marica sa...

Gratulerar till den nya shopen och så får vi den äran att köpa dina fina mönster :)

All lycka till!

Marica

jeanie.sheely@bigpond.com sa...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful patterns. I love the three mini quilts. I guess the sewing angel is my favourite - it would look FANTASTIC in my new sewing room

urban craft sa...

COngratualtions! They are all great patterns but my favourite is definitely the dancing flowers. I'm in the mood for spring! Thanks!

Jutta f3 sa...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
Ich schau hier immer gern vorbei - ich mag deinen Stil so!
Die Anleitungen sind ja alle schön - aber am Besten gefällt mir die Jahreszeiten Tasche (Season Bag)- einfach klasse! :-))))
Herzliche Grüsse aus Faulengraben (Germany)
Jutta

www.naehtasche.de sa...

Congratulations!I wish you all the best!Thanks for this wonderful chance to win one of the patterns!I will link your great giveaway in my blog!
Gisela
www.naehtasche.de

Jan sa...

Hi Helena,
What pretty patterns! Exciting news about your shop too. I love The Garden Angel pattern best. If I won it I would make it for my daughter who wants to plant a "fairy garden".

Gesine sa...

Congratulations and much success with your shop. I would love the kitchen angel most, because I have nothing nice there ... but the other angels are very nice, too!
Greetings, Gesine

Tina D sa...

Hi Helena,
Congratulations on your new venture. I Love angels and sewing so it has to be the Sewing Angel-(I love the others too).
tina.dillon@iinet.net.au

Nova0437 sa...

I would enter for the Dancing Flowers. Ilike the tetris-block style.

amaryllis_wings@yahoo.ca

Chookyblue...... sa...

congrats on your new shop........

Willow Lake Stitches sa...

Congratulations !

All your patterns are beautiful . . . you have done a very nice job. It is hard to choose, but if I must choose one, it would have to be the cute bag. . . I have a thing about bags !

I will also put a link on my blog for you !

Thanks for the giveaway, they are SO much fun !

Beth

Paula F. sa...

Congratulations! The patterns are gorgeous. I would like to win "My Sewing Angel" - I want to start my first quilt ever, and that mini quilt/wall hanger is just the perfect project to make for my office/sewing room (to keep me inspired).
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenny sa...

Gosh, what a neat blog. I will be back and share this with others as well. I love the seasons bag. I've tried my hand at "real" quilting but get really frustrated. In fact I wrote a book about the easiest, quickest rag quilts ever (www.zippystrippyquilts.com) but that's the only quilt making I really enjoy with my hectic life! Thanks for a beautiful, beautiful site.

free indeed sa...

Congratulations on opening a new shop and on all the sales! I would like the Dancing Flowers pattern...it is so lovely! I grow flowers in my garden and could 'grow' some on a quilt for a special quilt for my granddaughter. Very nice!

Happy Cottage Quilter sa...

What a nice giveaway, and introduction to your pattern line. I like the little My Season Bag. I am really into making bags and purses right now. I also like the flowers in your sneek preview. They are so bright and cheery.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Mathilda sa...

Jag har två favoriter "My kitchen angel" och "My sewing angel" och jag kan faktiskt inte bestämma mig för vad jag gillar mest. Båda två tillsammans visar vem jag är.
Jag älskar att sy quiltar/saker i lappteknik och att brodera, sen så gillar jag att baka muffins med mina barn och laga mat. Te är min favoritdryck och jag drickeer flera koppar varje dag.

Här har jag skrivit om din utloggning: http://ilda.quiltar.net/?p=1529
Min mail adress är: ilda@quiltar.net

G'G'ma sa...

Congratulations and may you have much success!! I think I'd love to make the Dancing Flowers. Maybe I should have chosen a stitchery as I haven't done any of that in over 30 years. Do you suppose I'm too old to get back doing that kind of work??!!

Inis sa...

Deine Vorlagen sind wunderschön und ich würde auch sehr gerne eines gewinnen . Ich schreibe einfach mal in meiner Muttersprache , mein English ist nicht mehr so gut .
Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag !!
Liebe Grüße Inis

Pat sa...

Congratulations on your new venture and best of luck with it. I love all the patterns but am torn between the sewing angel and the kitchen angel. I would be happy with either one of them!

Carol sa...

Congrats on your new shop!
Carol in E TN
libertythreads@charter.net