Saturday, 16 February 2013

another giveaway win or two...

Oh yes, I've been a lucky lady!

First of all I won a giveaway held by Sara at Crafts of Texture before Christmas.  The email was a bit out of the blue, but I was delighted - this is more of a book to read than to make things from and I look forward to settling down for a good read.  Thanks Sara.


Then there came the mystery bundle.  Mum handed over my parcels last week and one of them was this bundle of Summersville.  I knew I hadn't ordered it (though I'd love to as I love this fabric).  It had a Pin It and Stitch card in it and a bit of internet sleuthing lead me to the original giveaway post!  I'd completely forgotten I'd even entered and hadn't been contacted to say I'd won.  I'm not complaining!  Thanks Pin It and Stitch.

 
Mum also handed over another parcel.  This contained these gorgeous, cute little Candy packs of Marmalade from my lovely friend Nancy, look how she's mounted them on that beautiful patterned card!  I don't think it's any secret that I love Bonnie and Camille's fabrics.  Thanks Nancy, you're a gem.  Sorry about putting in the photo upside down though!  I only just noticed...
 

And finally, this is one of the "giveaway wins" that secretly involves me paying for my "win".  I want to join in the Skill Builder BOM at Pile of Fabric, by that I mean I do intend to join in (though I'm late!) but haven't yet had time.

I was thoroughly inspired by all the loveliness over at Made By Chrissie D so I ordered some Kona Solids from The Village Haberdashery who had by far the best price I could find (£1.75 for a FQ, US readers, try not to have a heart attack, that's our reality!).  The arrived quickly and had been labelled up with the name of the shade, nice touch!


Having ordered the FQS in 9 shades of blue, the half metre of orange and the half metre of sand, I discovered I'd bought the fabric requirements for a different BOM!  I'm going to try to make this work though, I'm planning on adding in scraps of blue patterned fabrics, and orange if I have any left.  It's a year long BOM and it's quilt as you go, so I plan on using FQs of patterned blue for backing and I'll top up my stash throughout the year.  Yes, I might already have made a start on that...
 
Fingers crossed that I've found time to sew and can show you results of the first blocks soon!
 

7 comments:

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Just how do you do it??? Congrats on your wins!!!

Shirley said...

Oh my a girl could go giddy with that amount of fabric, lucky you :)

JoJo said...

Great scores again!! Congratulations on your wins!

Samantha said...

£1.75 for a FQ is a bargain! Good work, think of all the money you've saved :)

Truly Myrtle said...

I love that Summersville range - you lucky thing :)

Sandra :) said...

I need to rub you for good luck - you win the COOLEST goodies, lol!

Jane Galley said...

Oh wow! How wonderful is that, it must have been lovely having all these parcels appearing.