Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In which my cup runneth over...

Okay, okay, I'm spoiled.  I have purchased some rather lovely fabrics in the past month or so, but all at good prices.  And, after a long dry spell, I've also finally managed to win not one but two blog giveaways!  I already posted about the first one which was a contest on Dee's blog, Dee's Doodles.  She was about to make this Sis Boom quilt and Dee asked her reader's to guess the name her husband came up with for it.  Now I think it is a gorgeous quilt, but (after living with a man with a sense of humor for almost 25 years) I decided to look at it like a man.  The group of three dark pink triangles sort of popped out at me and I guessed, "Radioactive" (you know, the hazard symbol), and I was right.  Here is my prize from Dee -- 5 scrumptious fat quarters from Jennifer Paganelli's Flower Power fabric line, Elizabeth Rose and Loopy Vintage Floral. I love them so much and thank Dee for her generosity with all my heart!



She also added three 5" charms, and it will be fun finding just the right project for them.  Thank you, Dee!


Not long after I won these beauties, I got an email from Lisa over at Sophia Aster, telling me I had won her giveaway, too.  She has a lovely blog subtitled, Modern Style. Vintage Charm.  If those words resonate with you like they do with me, go check out her blog.  You won't be disappointed.  Here is what Lisa sent me -- this pretty tin of charm squares.







It also came with instructions to make the mini quilt on the tin and a CD which includes a color swatch library of the line, directions for a larger quilt, recipes, and more.  The quilt is so cute, I think I'm going to have to make it.  Although this cute tote (tutorial at Sophia Aster) would be great, too. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lisa!

The only problem with having all this great fabric is that I really should be sewing right now.  But look how many of the books I had on reserve at the library all became available at once!



It has been rather cold yesterday and today, so I may just put on something comfy and crawl into bed with a cup of hot tea and a book.  Oh, dear, after I do the dinner dishes, of course!

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan

24 comments:

  1. Congrats on your winnings Joan, aren't bloggers so generous in their giveaways, these are beautiful gifts. Cup of tea and a book sounds great to me...what are you reading? xo

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  2. What a load of goodies, giveaway wins, beautiful fabric and books,. Where's the chocolate, lol.

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  3. great books you have there a few I have wanted to read too!
    ok maybe sew a bit, read a bit...
    good luck! congrats on your wins, very pretty fabrics, nothing better than surprises in the mail
    Kathie

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  4. Congratulations! That are very beautiful winnings. The tin is sooo cute, I totally love tins, and a tin with fabrics in it, that´s the best!:-)
    Have fun reading and sewing!
    Steffi

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  5. Those are all just beautiful fabrics! I think that a tote would be wonderful to make. Like you right now, I am reading a really good book and it is hard to put down. Enjoy your tea, book, and comfy bed.

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  6. That Dee is a honey. Congratulations on all your wins! I am learning what happens when you are greedy. Nothing!!!!! LOL!!

    Continued blessings,
    KT

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  7. Congrats on all your wonderful fabric winnings! They look gorgeous. It's so cool that you were able to make the right guess on the name of Dee's quit! I think a couple of those books are on my to-read list too. Great choices.

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  8. You're on a winning streak, Joan! Lovely prizes and a lovely stack of books! I'm holding on to Audrey Niffenegger's second book -- saving it for a long, cold winter! Have fun!

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  9. Well, dear...so glad they arrived! I was on pins and needles waiting to see when they would come. You actually have Randi at Ihavetosay to thank for the 5th fat quarter and the charm squares...you did that all on her own. Isn't she a sweetheart! I'm glad you like them and just can't wait to see what comes off the sewing machine next. Remember that even quilters need a good book, warm snuggle spot and something warm to drink on a cold day for rest and inspiration!

    Blessings!

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  10. joan...its not luck....you deserve it...and that tin is something special!

    Great pile of books..almost as exciting as a pile of fabrics...tee hee!

    My favourite things in the world..fabric books and pjs on a cold day...or any day for that matter!

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  11. I listened to Time Traveler's Wife on cd and it was great...loved to listen to it...may have gotten confused reading! Can't wait to see what you make of Summer In The City...I have the same charm pack and it's just waiting to be worked on!

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  12. Well done on your two wins! I love that tin of fabrics. What a great way to package them. I too have a wee pile of books I need to read but not enough time. My 12 year old daughter wonders why I take so long to read a book. Hmmm I wonder why?

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  13. Thank you for the list of books. You introduced me to a new one “A Homemade life”. It sent me on an adventure of reserving 6 books from the library, exploring new blogs and ordering a book from the UK! It is so exciting. I needed a little inspiration!!
    Thank you!!!!!

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  14. You make me smile, Joan! Enjoy your reads. The fabric will wait for you...it doesn't have a scheduled return date! ; ) Congrats on your spoils!!!

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  15. Congrats on your win! Pretty.
    The Time Travelers Wife...that's
    on my "to read" list. I hope it's
    good!

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  16. congratulations on your wins!! I love those summer in the city prints, so very pretty!

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  17. So much beautiful fabric goodness here...and congrats on winning!

    Your reading stack looks wonderful!

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  18. oh, it feels so good to have many exciting choices and fabrics and books! all that yummy abundance is sure to foster great inspiration. I've read all but one of those books and you are in for a treat!

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  19. I love this post! All of the fabric and the books - delish. We are kindred spirits, I think. :)

    Can't wait to see what you make with the charms!

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  20. Joan, it looks like you have a lot to keep you busy! I really want to read the Time Traveler's Wife; I want to see the movie, but I always enjoy the book first. Have a good day.

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  21. congratulations! lovely winnings

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  22. love all those fabrics!! you'll really enjoy that top book there...I did!

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  23. You'll love The Time Traveler's Wife! Drool on all the fabrics!

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  24. How wonderful to be a winner! Congratulations! Everything is delish! Love your book stack too... I finished the Time Travellers Wife 3 nights ago & the Guernsey Literary etc is a recent fav read... I love good books!

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