Monday, 16 April 2012

Happy mail!

Nothing like fabric parcels to cheer me up on an overcast autumny day. And there were lots today. So sorry in advance for a very gratuitous post. Well not sorry, but please try not to dribble too much on your key board ;o)

Firstly the postman delivered a few rather lovely parcels in my letter box. Firstly, my retro flowers templates (so now I really have to decide on fabric and get onto cutting!) They're really thick acrylic templates, so I think they'll make accurate cutting fairly easy.



A Fairy Tale Friends charm pack and honey bun, and a pack of Aurifil threads from a giveaway I won a few weeks ago on Pat Sloan's blog. No idea what I'll make with them, but I love the colours and designs. And the thread is going to be fun to play with :o)


My polka dot charms from the swap the very lovely Jen organised (thanks Jen, they're awesome!) I actually forgot to mention I was featured on her blog last Friday so if you'd like to learn a little more about me, you could check it out. She has a great blog!


Then a bit later in the day the parcel postman arrived with a couple of packages I ordered a few weeks back. I might add now that my fabric diet didn't last very long. Remember my commissions? Let's just say I will never make money making quilts, it gets spent on fabric veeery quickly :o)

Some Silent Cinema by Jenean Morrison - I have a bundle of the green/blue/yellow fabrics from this collection and I adore it, so when I saw these for $6 per yard, I ordered a bunch of the other prints. Some yard cuts (the top ones) and some half yards (the bottom ones).


And the other package was some FQs and half yards of Echo - I think I have most of this collection now. No idea what they'll become yet...



And a couple more pieces of Melody Miller's Ruby Star Spring. I have plans to embroider the cross stitch bees and make a couple of cushions. Plus I love the feel of these fabrics - so silky soft and lovely to work with.


If that wasn't enough for one day (I was feeling pretty chipper after all that fabricy goodness) the FedEx man arrived with the most exciting package I've seen in a loooong time.



This was a total splurge. It's really an early birthday present - the free shipping offer Oakshott had over Easter was too much to resist (it's normally 30 pounds to ship to Australia), plus the colour box itself was massively on special. 
So I begged Mr E and he agreed - and even he agrees they are superb. The photos do it no justice. You can wipe up the drool now ;o)

Back to quilting for me now!

xx Jess






14 comments:

Marika said...

Oh my gosh ! That oakshot cotton box is huge ! You will have so much fun playing with it !!

Jessica said...

Awesome! Love the colour box...we should be seeing some nice quilty things from you in the future...

Amy said...

ISn't the Colourbox yummy? Mine was delivered last week too - my other half got it for me as a birthday present (which is in May) but I've opened it already!!! Happy sewing!!

Jennifer said...

whoaaa, you're postman has been busy! lovely packages though, I couldn't agree more about the commission quilts, same thing happens to me!

If Toys Could Talk said...

Oh my, that is quite a haul! Have fun with all of those amazing fabrics!!

Sarah said...

Holy s*** I am so jealous!! Not just a good stash, a freakin amazingly awesome collection there...! Have fun (I'm sure you will) :-)

Katy Cameron said...

I shall be wading through drool all afternoon now damn you! Enjoy your new treasures though, I was beginning to think my charms were MIA, but the postie must have heard me maligning his good name, and they were waiting for me when I got home ;o)

Jennie P. said...

Oh, I am jealous! LOL! Wish I had some of those shot cottons. Also, I'm so glad to see the numbering worked!

Catherine said...

wow, I am sooooo jealous, what a great haul

Lisa Marie said...

Omg!!!!! I'm so jealous!! Especially the FedEx delivery! And those retro flowers templates look like theyre thick enough to use for longarm guides too. Lucky lady!

Cherie said...

What a great fabric splurge! I'll soon be making a post like this =P

Deborah said...

It's just like Christmas in April!

AlyceB said...

Ohhh, droolin here! And Happy Birthday indeed!! Happy quilting with them :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Wowsers that is heavenly!! Gorgeous fabrics :)