Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy week....

This weekend you find me responsible for not 2 but 3 children! The sudden addition is my gorgeous niece L who at 16 months is possibly the sunniest, sweetest, funniest toddler you could imagine. You can guess how excited my 2 are to have their cousin staying with them for a mini holiday. Its been so much fun, but, my goodness, I forgot how much work they are at that age...exploring everything and so curious. Impossible to leave on their own for even a minute!! But I am so lucky to get this sort of time with L - seeing as how my sister lives at the other end of the country, we don't see each other nearly as often as we would like. And when my sister and BIL get back from their night away tomorrow, they are sticking around locally for another few days to our delight.

So, this visit tops off what has been something of a lucky week for me... with lots of exciting deliveries! The postman has knocked on our door every day this week, much to Himself's disgust. I keep having to tell him they are giveaway wins, not fabric splurges, but I don't think he quite believes me! And what did he bring?

Well, it started with this lovely bag which I won over on Eleni's fab giveaway:

This came all the way to Cork from Athens and I was so delighted when I got it - its absolutely gorgeous! I just love this bag and its already been put to use every day to bring my lunch to work.

Look at the gorgeous lining, isn't it beautiful? Thanks so much Eleni :-)

Next the UPS man knocked on the door with a really special delivery....something you might have seen a fair bit out there on quilting blogs pics but watch out next week for a tutorial and giveaway..........

Then I was one of the lucky first to receive my Japanese charms courtesy of Cindy of Fluffy Sheep Quilting. As soon as I saw the top one I was delighted.....

And when I opened it up, well, I fell in love. Look at this gorgeousness:

what a fab selection of charms. I have been wondering what I would do with these, there's such a diverse selection of colours and prints. And when I was hanging out my daughters duvet covers on the washing line this afternoon, wishing I had a second set (she has a toddler size duvet so its hard to find covers on their own), it came to me. She will be getting a new duvet cover & pillow case for her bed with these, and they're perfect for it!

Next day, I got a package from Sew Fresh Fabrics with my fabrics for Round 2 of Jennifer's Rainbow Charm swap. Look at these pink lovelies - I'm so glad I added on a little extra quarter yard in case of any cutting disasters and am determined there will be none so I get to keep a little extra for myself.

Last delivery of the week was this Honeybun which I won on Brenda's giveaway last week. Not sure what I will do with this and I'm afraid to unwrap it in case it gets out of control! But so cute, thanks so much Brenda.

Deliveries are nearly done for now, just waiting on my prize FQs from the Quilting Gallery comp and then we're done. But I do need to order some Kona solids for the swap I'm doing.... I have a good idea now from the Flickr group of what she will like.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!


Flying Blind... said...

What a stonking week you've had!!
I take it we are GO!ing to be in for a treat next week? xxx

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Blimey! You lucky thing! Gorgeous bag and scrummy fabrics, well done. I await next weeks posts with interest :)

susan said...

Now I know why the rest of us aren't winning - because you nabbed the lot. Lucky duck, I am very pleased for you. Enjoy!

Sarah said...

Wow you've had a lovely post week! Cant wait to see what you do with the Japanese charms :-)

Katie B. said...

So funny! I've had those "they're giveaway wins!" conversations before. :)

Love the bag. You've been so lucky!

Lynne said...

Ooo, what a wonderful week you've had!

I had a delivery from UPS last week; I wonder if we won the same thing!! LOL

Jessica said...

Ohhh congrats on your winnings!! I love when there are fun boxes waiting for me when I get home :-)

Cindy said...

You are such a lucky girl! Eleni's bag is beautiful!

I love the idea of a duvet cover out of the charm pack! Our swap was pretty girly in the end with cute dolls and fairy tail characters, so it's perfect for a little girly room.

You're a wise, wise woman. I too ordered an extra 1/4 mtr of my rainbow swap fabric telling myself it was "just in case" and knowing darn well I would do anything to have that 1/4 mtr left for my stash. Your choices are fab!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Oh that bag is just lovely Sarah! I know you must have been thrilled to open that package. Love the fabrics you chose for our rainbow swap.
Hope you're having a great time with your family in town! xo