Fun in my fabric world....

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Postman rang TWICE!

 Home late-ish after a long day, sore feet, looking forward to a cup of tea....check the letter box....a parcel for me...yay! A bit of a spring in the step now...it's from Marls in NZ...goody! Then I notice this sweet little box near the front door...it's from Gracie in the US!  Oh happy day...two parcels to open (how old am I??).
My mother always said patience is a virtue, so I cooked my dinner, made a cup of tea and then sat down and savoured the momentS!! Recently I have been fortunate enough to win two giveaways...very lucky.
Marls gave away this book...Scrap Republic...it is absolutely FABULOUS...especially given my recent colour workshop at Material Obsession. It had my mind darting through my fabrics...plotting and planning future projects. I love the quote related to your stash size..."if you feel like Norm walking into Cheers when visiting your local quilt shop- yes, everyone knows your name!"...and all this time I thought I was just unforgettable! Truly, this is a great book and I am super grateful to Marls for sending it to me!
The sweet parcel had travelled all the way from Arizona! Dear Gracie had an Un-birthday giveaway & I was lucky to win this box of goodies! Citrus yellow and orange fabrics with great threads, a sweet beaded angel, peppermints ( great for my handbag) and a jar of Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly...I have been intrigued since Gracie recently mentioned this...looking forward to a taste test! Thank you so much Gracie!!
Garcie and Marls definitely brightened my day...I might just have to brighten some ones day soon too!
Cardygirl xx

11 comments:

shez said...

what wonderful wins Alison,well done,that prickly pear jelly sounds very different.xx

Fiona said...

Great wins - methinks you will have to get busy making some goodies with all that...
Hugz

Susan said...

What a nice double surprise! Looking forward to seeing some snazzy new projects out of that book.

Cheryl said...

Woohoo...you lucky girl. Wonderful goodies.

Lynda said...

Congratulations - wonderful prizes and plenty of inspiration.

AnitaS said...

Very nice post. The book looks great.

Nicky said...

Super prizes Alison, enjoy your goodies.

Pauline said...

Hi Alison..wow spoilt!!! lovely gifts...enjoy

gracie said...

So glad the package arrived. The Prickly Pear is my favorite jelly and I hope you like it too.

Marls said...

Glad you like the book Alison. I love it even though I haven't managed a project from it yet.
What a wonderful lot of goodies from Gracie-look forward to hearing about the Pear jelly once you have tried it.

Siobhán said...

What a great mail day! It's always nice to get that rather than bills through the mailbox! LOL The jelly sounds good. I had my mother send over some habanero jelly for me because I was obsessed with the idea of it, but it wasn't all that fantastic (I didn't tell her that, though! LOL). Enjoy your goodies!