Saturday, October 16, 2010

Prelude to NYC

I have lots to share before I leave for the week. First, I ordered some fabric from Hawthorne Threads and from Sew Mama Sew. It is the Peacock line by Allison Jane Smith and I am sooo in love with it. Here you will see the lovely Aiden modeling my package from SMS.

Aiden with PC fabric 02
I just fell in love with this and it is so much prettier in person.
Peacock fabric
But I bought one piece of Farmdale too. Love it.
Chicken fabric
Not sure why I find this so appealing but I sure do. This is the FQ bundle I bought from Hawthorne. Just GORGEOUS!!
Peacock fabric line 003
I especially love the actual peacock fabric.

Then I received a package from McCall's Quilts. Remember me entering my quilt and not making it to the second challenge? Well there were only 3 quilts that did not advance and mine was one of the three. You know how when you are looking at all the entries and you choose "the ugly" ones? It was kind of a shock to realize that my quilt was "one of those". I really didn't/don't think so but obviously it was. Is that like having a child only a mother can love too? Now before you all tell me something different, just realize that no matter what anyone says, it still stings just a little bit. My ego is a little bruised. Maybe that's what I needed? I'm over the contest and think things are working out in a different direction so no worries about me! All that being said, here is what they sent to me.
McCall's prize pack 01McCall's prize pack 02
Quite the haul wouldn't you agree?? I have shared some of it with my BFF, PTM too because she is soooo good to me.

Speaking of that my other BFF LTW, and I went to Checker again and picked up our order. That was a fun morning on Friday. I drove PTM's stuff to her and there were tea towels in the box. We were talking about making something for us to give Heather Ross when I see her and when I got to PTM's she had made these darling bags (using HR fabric). One for her, one for Heather and one for me. I don't have pics of the bags but I will. Then she took the tea towels and washed them and traced a little something on mine for me to embroider. I finished mine and here it is:
Crow towel 01
It is a free pattern from Bird Brain Designs. I am also giving her some homemade salsa.

This brings you up to date on my comings and goings. I need to finish the laundry, go to the grocery and pack, we are leaving early tomorrow. If I can get internet I will post while I am gone otherwise I will see you all on the 25th.


Micki said...

You received a great package! Sorry it didn't work out the way you wanted, but I am sure you will become inovlved in great projects!

Pat said...

Have a fun trip! Enjoy :)

Brenda said...

I do not expect anyone could make me feel better if I was you but I do not think your quilt is ugly. But I know you will move on and make something wonderful with some of your winnings. If that is what you get for loosing I think I need to loose a little. Have a wonderful trip and I cannot wait to see what you buy and all your fun!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I hope you have the best time EVER in NYC!!!!

dot said...

Looks like you got a pretty good haul. Have fun in NYC, I look forward to seeing the posts.

Allie said...

Pam, it would sting me too. And I still don't understand it, but we won't go there. Getting a haul like that would certainly go a long way toward making me feel better, though.

Love that little crow embroidery- got it saved for future use. Can't wait to hear about the epic meeting!

Crispy said...

Oooo love the pretty new fabric. I wonder what you will use it for....

Nice booby prize from McCalls, better than just a thanks but no thanks. I'm sure you will find good uses for all the loot.

Have a great trip!!


Annemiek said...

It would hurt my feelings too! The package is great and perhaps comforting for the hurt soul.
I found Hawthorne too: I want to order EVERYTHING. What lovely fabrics they have!
Have a great time in NYC!

quiltmom anna said...

Pam, Have a fantastic time in NYC- it would be an amazing place to visit I am sure- Everyone I know who has taken a trip has come back with interesting stories to tell about the museums, Broadway, and of course the shopping.
Sorry that your quilt was not chosen- its a beautiful quilt and one you can be proud of. I hope it won't stop you from trying again -
You received some nice things from them- how nice that you shared your winnings too.
Congratulations to your winner of the blog hop.

Ginger Patches said...

What a great package!! That was really sweet of them! Have fun at the Heather Ross class...I am on a waiting list for the Palm Springs one in January, crossing my fingers. I love that little stitchery, very cute!!

Unknown said...

Wow, you got a great package of gifts! I love the little embroidery.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Great package for a consolation prize! Now you know why I don't enter contests - did once, now it is totally out of my system - lol! Have a fantastic time in NY!

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