Art and Needlework by Rebekah

Art and Needlework by Rebekah: August 2010

Aug 23, 2010

8/23/10: My New Crocheted Baby Jacket and Giveaway Project Update

Mini Jean Jacket designed by Cal Patch

Don't you worry, I am still planning on sharing with you the process of making the giveaway prize. I will be showing you the supplies, sources, and techniques I use to make rosaries and I may even show you a quick tutorial on how to make a small rosary bag for storing a rosary in a purse. Very handy! I just need to find some free time with a camera; not something that's always easy for me. :D

In the meantime, I wanted to show you my latest creation. I just finished crocheting a baby cardigan using the Mini Jean Jacket pattern designed by Cal Patch. It was featured in the Sept/Oct 2007 issue of Crochet Today. I am selling this piece in the Arts and Crafts room at Magicland Farms now. Read more »

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Aug 16, 2010

8/16/10: We All Love a Giveaway --- Winner Announcement!

My first ever giveaway ended last night and now it is time to announce the winner. I placed all the entries on scraps of paper, combined them in a hat, and had my sister select. So I am happy to say that the winner is. . .

Rebecca who said:
Hi! I really like the rosary. I was excited to see you are having a givaway

Congratulations Rebecca! I will send you an email asking you for your bead color, crucifix, and medal combination. Once I know what materials to use, I will write up a couple posts that will share my rosary making progress.

Thanks to all who entered!


Aug 7, 2010

8/7/10: We All Love a Giveaway

A couple weeks ago I was googling some sewing information and came across a site called It is a sewing website created by Bernina and is updated weekly with online sewing material geared towards the sewing and quilting enthusiast. It includes Free Stuff!, Sew to Serve, Favorite Facebook Finds, Favorite Sewing Blogs, and Favorite Videos. This week, starting Friday, August 6, my St. Gemma's blog is being featured in their Favorite Sewing Blogs section. Yay! Thanks We All Sew for adding me to your list this week!

For all the new visitors that are coming here through We All Sew, well, I have something monumental to bring you. My first ever Giveaway. I've been dreaming of doing one for months and now I am finally going to make it a reality. I read many sewing blogs faithfully, some of which have a giveaway almost every two weeks, so I'm very excited to have the shoe on the other foot. :D

The Prizes:

The winner of the Giveaway will be receiving one of these three items. . .
1. A quilted set of potholders made by me, in a color scheme of his/her choice. The finished potholders will look similar to these:

2. A glass pearl rosary made by me.

The winner chooses the color, the medal, and the crucifix.

3. Or one of these cute amigurumi dolls (Japanese crocheted dolls), that were featured in Crochet Today magazine.

How to Enter the Giveaway:

  • For one entry, leave a comment stating which prize you like the most. Remember to leave your email address or make sure it is available in your profile.
  • To better your chances of winning, you can do a second entry by becoming a follower of my blog and leaving another comment saying so. However, you must do the first entry before the second!
Giveaway Deadline:

The Giveaway will end on Sunday, August 15, at 12 AM EST.

That's all you need to do! Hope to hear from you soon!

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Aug 5, 2010

8/5/10: Cherry Red Potholders

I don't do a whole lot of quilting so I consider it a treat when I'm able to browse the fabric scraps I have and do some patchwork. I've been mending clothes lately--not my favorite thing in the world--so I was in desperate need of a sewing treat! Since I've been wanting to make some patchwork potholders to sell at my family's farm market, I finally took the plunge.Read more »

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