04 September 2010

Father's Day G I V E A W A Y & some follow up . . .

Greetings all,
Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband (Soldier) & proud father of 4 . . . & to both our retired fathers - Grandad (Naval Commander) & Pa (Plumber) who collectively have 23 grandchildren who think they are awesome!! 
I figured now was as good a time as any for a fabric G I V E A W A Y, 3 prizes of 4 fat quarters each up for grabs, mixed up from the Japanese printed bolts in the last post.  Ok, so it's a completely non-fatherly giveaway but hey, don't we mummies do the real heavy lifting in the families??  My darling husband has been around for only 1 or 2 actual Father's Day celebrations in 11 years, such is life in the Army.  I do all the heavy lifting & fabric makes me very happy indeed, it's a beautiful distraction from the daily worries for my children's father!!
As my handsome soldier is bush walking & having a desert picnic with his work mates overseas this Father's Day, we'll wait until he is home to celebrate.  Did you know my husband has only been home for 2 weeks this entire year??  My children really miss him. 
He is not in any of these images (i'll reveal him one day, when he retires maybe??) i just pinched them from the
Defence Media Website which is loaded with snaps of our troops + the funerals for our latest fallen soldiers.  Very heart breaking indeed, my thoughts are with their families this weekend.
My husband . . . all he ever wanted to be was a father.  He is a fantastic one, mastering the delicate balance of discipline, patience & repsect with plenty of cuddles, tickles & love.  Needless to say, he is our whole world!!  He just has this incredible sense of responsibility, thus chosing to be a soldier & wanting a large family.  He really makes a difference in this world, with our happy, well adjusted children & helping bring peace to countries in turmoil where women & children don't have choices or rights.  Of course we miss him, but we love him enough to let him do this work.  We love you long time handsome soldier.   
G I V E A W A Y rules are simple, become a fun person who follows this blog & leave a comment here.  Entries close Sunday 12th September (after my double market weekend), 3 uber lucky winners drawn randomly by unbias children.  You don't have to be a mummy or daddy, just a friendly crafty type or gift the giveaway to someone you love.  Feel free to suggest a colour or theme you'd like, don't be shy - there are French, Babushka, Owls, African Animals, Bikes, Story Book - or let me surprise you!! 
 Now for some follow up on other posts lately . . . seems the post on talking about sex to your children proved positive & interesting, a conversation starter if you will.  I got more emails than comments, some of you are a bit too polite for cyber company.  If Father's Day isn't a good enough reason to realise that your children are going to wonder one day how they got here (especially after they understand that mums have the babies in their bellies, but what does daddy have to do with it all??)  I encourage you to be honest, matter of fact & don't be afraid to say "& that's all you need to know for now".
I'm really sorry to hear so many of you have Father's Day stalls at your schools with crap gifts, i think it's such a shame, it's not hard to make a profit to buy/ donate some decent chocolates, marinades & plants!!  Oh & put a raffle together too, sell the tickets as extra profit spinner.  I should hire myself out!! 
 Have a lovely Sunday with your families, we have 2 children's birthday parties on (can you believe it, first one at 9.30a.m. at Lazer Zone then a lunch time home party??)  Yes ladies, i'm taking hand sewing to do in the car, no doubt, hiding from the rain!!  Love Posie

27 comments:

Knicky Knacks said...

Count me in my lovely. Always love a surprise and also have a penchant for all things frenchy and shabby. Will be thinking of you tomorrow on Father's Day. Have a wonderful weekend.

Megan said...

i'd love to enter your fabulous giveaway, no need to become a follower because i already am and i do just love surprises (plus with all those gorgeous fabrics it would just be too hard to choose!)

hope you have a lovely day crafting in the car, watching the raindrops have races down the windscreen and having more time for ultra important thoughts like where did the word cabbage come from. and Happy Father's Day to a mum who does both jobs a lot of the time, your husband is not the only wonderful one, you do a fabulous job too!

Lizzie said...

Well you know I follow along and check what you're up to so I'd love to be in there for a giveaway..
Great post, we don't all have handsome soldiers but I'm sure that most of us have great men in our lives, happy day to them all..
Lizzie
xxx

Ali Z said...

what a lovely giveaway. My hubby really does deserve his fathers day tomorrow as he has been doing extra haul on my behalf lately as well. I buy so much boy stuff for my boy that I have been missing out on the delightful russian dolls.

Heidi said...

This may be the one...count me in! Our fathers Day is in June, Have a great weekend!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Me Me Me!!!!!
I was salavating over your fabic bolts yesterday, and have ideas already running around in my head for baskets, drawstring bags, pouches!!!! Please enter me.
Kxxxx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Happy Fathers Day to your Handsome Soldier and to the 2 Grandads!!! And yes Jennie you do do all the heavy lifting in your family as you wait for your man to come home!!!
Oh yes please count me in your giveaway...Our group down here is having a workshop on a Japanese Quilt!!! Have a lovely day tomorrow with your wonderful family...and Keep Stitchin'...Dzintra♥x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

PS...I forgot to say I'm a follower alread!!!

Jennie said...

I don't know how you do it Jennie.
It must be so exciting knowing he will be home for a good period of time soon.
Much love to you on Father's Day!x
(count me in for some blue & green)!

The Handmaden said...

Lovely giveaway - thank you!!

Brenda said...

I would love to enter your Father's Day Giveaway and yes it might be a special day for all those father's out there but it's also my birthday and a surprise of some fabulous fat quarters would be the best!

Glad to see you are going prepared with some sewing today......have you charged the phone and put fuel in the reserve tank?

Have a lovely day Posie.

Liz said...

Just found your blog and became a follower. I'm envious of all the Japanese fabrics in your last post!

Little Ted Canvas said...

thinking of you and your family this today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for the sex talk advice, it's near I can feel it in my waters...x

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

Those fabrics are all so delicious! And your posts are always entertaining!!

moose and bird said...

Hi Posie,
You are a wonder woman.....what a fantastic job you do with your husband only home for 2 weeks out of the year. I'm thinking of you today and hope your kids have a great day looking forward to celebrating with their beloved Dad when he returns.
Melinda x

Quilary said...

I'm in awe of you! I know how hard it is with short-term single parenting - and the overwhelming relief when the other half can take some of the load back. I cannot imagine the long, almost unending weeks of doing it alone like you do!
However, I'm a firm believer in the medicinal properties of material! Going to be a follower now. Thanks

clare's craftroom said...

Yes please Posie girl , count me in ! Hope your markets went well .

Kate said...

I hope you and the fam survived Fathers' Day ok and that its the last one he misses for a long time to come. I'd love a chance to win some of that gorgeous fabric, maybe in reds.
Already a follower.

Kerry said...

Hi Jennie,
would love to have a crack at this! I'm a bit of a japanese or french fabric fan. Do you give lessons by the way?!

Chantal said...

What a fab idea to giveaway some fat quarters. My favourite are the french themed ones! PS thanks for visiting my blog today : )

Kylie said...

Happy Fathers Day to your soldier frm another Army family:)

He will have a ball when he gets home and know that his five special people will spoil him rotten on his return.

If I am lucky to win your blog - I would love you to spoil me.

kerrie said...

Hi Posie..Thank you for the lovely giveaway. I would love to enter.. definitely a story book type.
I am always in awe of how much you do. Love reading your blog.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

designed to a T said...

Hi Posie. I didn't see this post until today, lucky hey!! I'm into the french thing at the moment. And thanks HEAPS for becoming a follower of my blog!! I feel like I'm sooo new to all this.

I also just wanted to say, that eventhough I don't know your hubby, I'm proud of him too. I'm proud of all of them. I did a post a while ago for another blog I follow, check it out. It's about our country and our boys and girls fighting for 'all of us'. http://designed-to-a-t.blogspot.com/2010/07/favourite-things-project.html

Hope you all celebrate Father's Day in style when he's back home.

Terese

littlebetty said...

I'm already a follower - happy belated fathers day to all the daddys

Ruby Star said...

How did I miss this post? We spent father's day with out my hubby too. It turned out quite fun because dco had a fathers day evernt for those whos dad's were away. Somehow they always manage to be away for special dates, but that's all part of it like you said. I remember fox got capsicum sprayed the first valentines day after we got together, not very romantic! And he's missed many anniversaries and birthdays too but it makes it all the more special when he's home. Not long now :) Take care you. x

MaMa said...

I just found your site today & became a follower...Please enter me to win the Babushka...I just returned from 7 months in Iraq & need to get crafty again. Thanks for hosting....Lisa

Posie Patchwork said...

Congratulations Kylie, Clare & Brenda, all worthy ladies & enjoy your fabrics!! Love Posie