Thursday, 15 March 2012

FTLOS swap received SQUEEEE!

Oh my, what a happy, happy mail day I had today. I got home to a pile of (well, three) parcels on my doorstep - all tell tale flat rate envelopes from the United States. Now I was expecting two lots of fabric to turn up sometime, so I suspected the third was a swap item. Little did I know how awesome it would be.

I opened it up and found this package of total awesomeness....

I had been seriously hoping this little beauty was for me - and it is! It's even better in real life. And it was made by none other than Faith of Fresh Lemons. How lucky am I? I am so completely in love with it, it is perfect colours and so beautifully made. I just need to decide where to hang it... She sent me a lovely (huge) piece of deep purple solid fabric (not sure but I think it's Art Gallery solid - it has a very different hand to Kona, very soft and supple) and some dark grey Gutermann thread (which I recently ran out of, so that's perfect too!)

The other parcels are lovely, but how can they compare with such brilliant swap items? First was my bundle of Hello Pilgrim prints from Sew Fresh Fabrics. Despite my obsession with Lizzy House, I decided to just get some of the stripes (blue and orange), jewel prints (some of my favorite solid alternatives) and pearl bracelet in aqua and green. Plus there is a yard of Just Wing it there (the top one). 


And the third package was a bundle from Sew Fabulous Quilt Shop. I'm a sucker for a sale, and these were all 50% off so they were a total bargain. There's lots of Wrenly by Valorie Wells (which I'd been eyeing off for ages - especially love the bird print, so cute!) and Central Park by Kate Spain (my favorite of her lines) and a bit of Happy Mochi Yum Yum in pink, and some of the cathedral windows from Fly a Kite.



So awesome fabricy-goodness all around.

x Jess

8 comments:

SameliasMum said...

Amazing mail day!! So much loveliness.

Teje said...

You had a great day! Faith has made so lovely quilt and all your new fabrics are really beautiful! Thank you for telling where you bought them!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

lovely goodies!! parcels are the best :)

Jessica said...

Wow! What a great mail day! Love the quilt and the new fabrics!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, fab post all round there! Love the mini, and enjoy the new stash!

Lori said...

Oooo that mini is awesome! I was also eyeing that one in the swap! My FTLOS swap package showed up in the mail yesterday too and I must say my partner did a phenomenal job! Isn't it great to be a part of such an amazing swap, it's truly one of my favorites!

Heather D. said...

Awesome! The swap package is amazing, and that new fabric bundle...I'm in love!

AlyceB said...

Ohhhh, that FTLOS swap is GORGEOUS!! I would totally hang that in my house too!!

Because we're moving to Japan in May, I'm on a fabric diet. Can't buy any as it defeats the purpose of storing and culling and packing. I'm dying here!!