but I'm going to do it anyway! After all, it would be a crying shame to pass up the opportunity with winnings like these!
The postman must be wondering what is up at my house this last week (I usually get parcel deliveries to work). Every day it seems like another package drops through the postbox, each nicer than the next. Some are presents for the festive season but 2 of them were all just for me!
First up, this:
It arrived from the USA in double quick time after I won AnneMarie's fantastic giveaway and I have been leafing through the manual while waiting impatiently for the post-Christmas sales when I am (finally) getting a new laptop and can get started using it. I'm slightly afraid that trying to load it onto my (hubbie's) dinosaur laptop might cause the whole thing to collapse spectacularly, given that these days editing photos is a long drawn out process!
Then, I got home from shopping this afternoon (did I mention I'm on my holidays? No, I know I didn't ;-) Woohoo, I felt like a real lady of leisure shopping in the city on a Monday morning and enjoying a cappucino and the newspaper. All the better because, due to school still being on, I did not have to issue a constant stream of instructions about behaviour, manners and sitting still to my kids. Nice and super relaxing!) to find this:
Yes, believe it. A FQ bundle of Echo, my winnings from Celebrate Color.
I am not normally into yellows or oranges but I really love the warm shades in this bundle, particularly that mustardy yellow down the bottom of the pic! These came from Marmalade Fabrics, who sponsored the prizes and because a couple of the FQs were unavailable, Tammy replaced them with some great Kona solids.
However, as I might have mentioned, I bought a small FQ bundle of cool toned Echo prints from The Intrepid Thread in the Black Friday sale and I actually have one of the missing prints! But, just to make that collection complete, if anyone has a spare FQ of the Moira in Deep Indigo (the large flower type print) and wants to swap for something I have a couple of I would be more than happy to! I have 2 of everything in the pic below with the exception of the 3rd print from the left.
So that's my festive cheer for today. I have one quilt basted and partially quilted and another almost ready to baste. I have more Christmas shopping to do in the morning, plus some horrible mundane jobs to do like cleaning the oven in prep for the turkey. But I might, just might, sneak in some sewing time if I can make it in and out of the local shopping mall in double quick time so wish me luck!