Category Archives: Give Aways

I dropped the ball

I have officially dropped the ball. My children are watching Cars 2 for the second time this week (and it’s only Tuesday), my house is a disaster, I’ve dropped out of all my classes for the semester,  I’m behind on all my correspondence, and I am weeks late letting you know that Heather Hansen is the winner of the beautiful Ming Dragon pillows featured on Free Pillow Friday.

In regards to Free Pillow Friday, and blogging in general, I am also going to be dropping the ball. I am currently forcing myself to write this blog post, mostly to tidy up loose end regarding the contest. To put it bluntly, finding out I am unexpectedly pregnant with a third babe has sent me into a depressive spiral and I am functioning on survival mode (barely). Because of past experience and my nursing education I am aware that I am in a major depressive episode at the moment but despite this awareness I  have little energy or motivation to work my way out.

I’m essentially writing to say that I won’t be writing much in the next while. Though my husband is bearing up beautifully to my complaints and moaning I won’t expose you to “the pit”.

I’ll see you on the other side. When I get through this. Because I always do. Prayers appreciated dear readers.


Filed under From the Heart: Thoughts on Life and Family, Give Aways

Introducing Free Pillow Friday

(Okay, I realize it is Thursday night, not Friday, but I’m going to be busy all day tomorrow)

So I’m starting this new thing that I’m kind of excited about….giving away free pillow covers. If you are not into fabric or interior decor this will be distinctly unexciting, but if you happen to run a blog called “Fabrictherapy”…very exciting.

Last winter I stocked up on gorgeous (mostly designer) fabric and made dozens of pillows to sell at an artisan market. It turns out that pillow covers are not a big seller at these kinds of venues, so I have oodles of lovely pillows sitting lonely in a bag. Since it is a sunk cost, I’d much rather give these beauties away than have them gather dust.

I’m starting off with one of my faves, Ming Dragon, created by Robert Allen for Dwell Studio. I love, love this pattern and the variety of colours it comes in. It looks good in so many different applications:

Mid century mod chair upholstered in Ming Dragon in Persimmon.

Mid-century mod chair upholstered in Ming Dragon Persimmon.

Drapery in Ming Dragon aquatint.

Drapery in Ming Dragon aquatint.

For this give away I will be mailing the winner two 20 by 20 inch pillow covers (inserts not included) in Ming Dragon Admiral, a total value of over $70. All you have to do is post a comment on what you would like to see more of on

Ming Dragon Admiral (indigo blue background).

Ming Dragon Admiral (ie. indigo blue background).

Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you happen to win or just love the look of the fabric, Dwell Studio has gorgeous coordinates and there are lots of stores on Etsy where you can have coordinating pillows custom made:


Dwell Studio Coordinates by Robert Allen.

I have a great variety of fabric, so if Ming dragon ain’t your thing, come back next Friday!

PS. I’ve never set up a give away on my blog before so please let me know if it doesn’t work for you! Contest begins at midnight and runs for a week. Check next Friday to see if you are a winner!


Filed under Give Aways, In the Royal City, Uncategorized