Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mail Call!

Moda Bake Shop Prize

"Wait a minute Mr. Postman/woman/FedEx person/UPS deliverer...)"!

Last week was an awesome mail week for me. Firstly, I received my charm squares from the Japanese Imports Swap! So many amazing squares.

Japanese Import Swap
I thought that I might do a couple of peek-a-boo type I Spy quilts with little flaps for my toddler nieces/nephews. But I have so many projects on my plate that I'm not sure yet.  AnneMarie, who hosted the swap and helms the Gen X Quilters ship, is going to host a sew along with her squares in late summer and I might be ready to tackle them, by then. Until that time, I'll just take them out and gaze at them :)

Japanese Import Swap

AnneMarie also included a list of everyone's fabric line and manufacturer in case we wanted to look for more of a certain print.

Swell Cloth package

I also splurged on a couple cuts of the viewfinder fabric from Ruby Star Rising. This was my first time purchasing off of etsy (long-time lurker, first-time purchaser). I ordered from Swell Cloth on the afternoon of June 7th and I received the package in the mail on June 10th!

Swell Cloth fabric
At the same time, I ordered a half yard of the viewfinders in the pastel colorway from Sew Deerly Loved (Kerri, the shopkeeper blogs over at Lovely Little Handmades) and I received a note today (Saturday) that it's in the mail! (Estimated shipping times are fully explained in her shipping policies.) I cannot wait to make some awesome zippered pouches with this!

Remember back in February (yeah, I hardly do either...), when I won the Moda Bake Shop Progressive Dinner drawing? Well, part of my prize arrived on Friday! I received the book that launched the progressive dinner journey Fresh Fabric Treats - I actually had a chance to take a look at it in person at my LQS, Stitcher's Crossing* last weekend - and a fat quarter bundle of Oliver + S's Modern Workshop!

Moda Bake Shop prize

I may be getting a delivery of more precuts, but this alone is such a huge treat! I am giddy and thankful all over again!


In other postal news, I also received the focus fabric for the June TwitterB blocks, which is a cute print from the Hideaway line. Can't wait to get started on that, as well! Didn't snap a pic, but I'll blog the blocks as I finish them.

And in future postal news, I just got word that I'll have another package arriving from Swell Cloth, because AnneMarie drew my name in a giveaway drawing! (Actually, AnneMarie's post led me to Swell Cloth in the first place - so these sponsored giveaways really do work for ad purposes!)

So, while I'm having a little stress in my job situation right now (thanks Minnesota Legislature!), I have been super lucky on the mail front. And winning giveaways! I should definitely buy a lottery ticket. Maybe I'll have a little giveaway to share the fabric love, as well.

I'll keep you posted (ha ha ha!).

*Side note on Stitcher's Crossing. Can't give a thorough review of the shop, but I have been there several times and I've never purchased anything. The last two times I went there, they didn't carry what I was looking for (the Lil Twister tool and any Amy Butler bag patterns) and I ended up buying on line. That said, I believe that they have a really great variety of fabrics, notions and also has knitting and crocheting tools. So, if you're in the Madison, WI area and want to take a look, I encourage you to check it out!

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