"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fun Mail :)

I've had a lot of fun going to the mailbox lately. Until a month or so ago I had never won anything from blog giveaways. Since then I've won several. Here are my latest...

This is a fat quarter bundle I won from Green Fairy Quilts. The fabric is Fiona's Fancy from Riley Blake.

Before it even arrived (in fact, the very day I found out I won it) my daughter laid claim to it. I try to make each of my kids a quilt when they graduate, so I owe her one, but she was never real clear on what she wanted. In fact she told me that she didn't love the quilted look, so I figured I would wait until she did (or until she had a place with a guest room). When she saw this, she loved it. She is planning on painting her bedroom green and brown, so these fabrics fit in perfectly, and the wild pattern is just her thing. She chose the Kaleidoscope pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew, which I wanted to make anyway :)

Then there's this little win. Okay, little isn't the word for it. This is 10 yards of Waverly Home Decorating Fabric... and I got to pick which fabrics I wanted from this line.

I didn't realize at the time that it wasn't quilting fabric or I probably just would have requested more yardage of just a couple of the fabrics, but it's all good!! This fabric sells at Joann's for $19.99 yard, making this prize worth about $200!

We all thought it was comical that this fabric arrived in a gigantic box :) As soon as we brought it in the door, my 2 year old yelled, "My boat!" His seven year old brother always makes large boxes into boats, cars, airplanes and such, and so it was funny that the two year old immediately laid claim to it :)

See how much too big this box was for the fabric?

Then there's this cute Hello Kitty metal lunchbox. This is one of the things I bought with the Old Navy gift card I won from Renee's site. The rest of what I got was all baby clothes I found on the clearance racks. I put this box on the shelf I have hanging by my bathroom sink for now. (If you look to the left you can see in the mirror what the side looks like.) It is destined for my sewing room when our other house gets here. In case you're new to the blog, we are in the process of moving our doublewide trailer from North Carolina to Wyoming. We'll see if it makes it. If it does, I get a sewing room - finally! and my daughter gets a paintable bedroom she doesn't have to share with her little brothers :) It is supposed to be on the road next week :)