Friday, 18 May 2012

Catching up...

I feel like the world's worst blogger lately. I've had so many blog posts sitting in my head and just haven't gotten around to getting them written. So this is going to be a long one!

First up, I forgot completely to draw a winner for my AMH giveaway as part of Lucy's Fugly Fabric Party. 
So without further ado, the winner of the set of not-very-fugly AMH fat quarters is comment number 18, who is Jessica who said

18. Jessica said...
They are gorgeous!

Right, next item on the agenda is to ask for some help on behalf of my friend Danny. Just becuase she is total awesomeness, Danny is trying to get donations of zippy pouches and drawstring bags for teenage foster kids who'll be attending a camp in the (US) summer. Pop over to her blog to learn more, and let her know if you can help out :o)

Now if you don't mind a bit of eye candy, I have had a few notable deliveries arrive at my door of late. Some bookish goodness:

Can I just say if you're a fan of improv quilts you need to buy this book. I have looked at it every day for the last few weeks. I seriously can't get enough of it - the quilts are beautiful and soooo inspiring, and there are loads of quilt 'patterns' and improv techniques that I'm busting to try. Just need to finish some other things first ;o)

Super fab book too. Lot of eye candy and several projects that have been added to my must-make list.

Love this book! So many great projects, and now I can finally start sewing along!

Oh and there may have been a bit of fabric goodness arrive too...

I'm not normally one to buy pre-cuts, but I have been so smitten with Summersville that I wanted a piece of all of the prints. So I caved and bought a F8 bundle...

So that's it for now. There will be a Blogger's Quilt Festival post and a Giveaway Day post up in the next day or two!

xx Jess


Heather D. said...

A great catch-up post, Jess! Those books look really great, and I love your new stack of fabric. :)

Unknown said...

No worries! You are an awesome and talented blogger!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Yay! Thank you Jess!
I am waiting to get my copy of Zakka!

Cherie said...

Welcome back!
Great books there. I just got my copy of Zakka Style can't wait to try some projects from it. Yay for fabric. great choices =D

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Love your goodies! What a shame we can't go shopping together, it'd be so fun! Can't wait to see what you do from those books :)

Danny Heyen said...

Thanks for the shout out! I'm just getting around to reading my blogs so I guess I've been just as lazy, I mean, busy, as you!

Nicky said...

oops I bought all those books too - love them all - particularly that first one!

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