Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Winning Week

Wow, what an exciting few weeks it has been!

I know I announced it already in my last post but I won a giveaway!  Julie from Jolie Maxtin sent me these lovely fat quarters of Lily Ashbury's Trade Winds and they are amazing!

Picture shared from joliemaxtin.com

But then, guess what? I won another giveaway!  Mollie Sparkles drew my number for his giveaway as well.  He was giving away a bunch of pieces of random BROWN fabrics.  These will be a fun addition to my stash and I'm already trying to think of something fun I can make with all that brown fabric.  Oh, and my package from him came all the way from Australia which was pretty cool!

Picture shared from mollisparkles.com
Don't worry - I didn't accept all of these winnings without giving back a few things myself.  I was pretty excited about their generosity so I decided to send them a little surprise back.  I picked up some of my favorite local candy and it is going in the mail right back to them.

And to continue the give-back I also sewed up a set of 8 cloth napkins using Gingercake's tutorial and donated them to the raffle at a fundraiser for one of my favorite local non-profits, Permaganic.  Their mission is to teach urban farming and art to under served youth.  

And then if that wasn't enough fun excitement I received an honorable mention in the Briar Rose Quilt Design finalist on Threadbias!  Threadbias has an online quilt design tool and they even have digital images of fabrics so you can upload them right into your design.  It's pretty cool!
This would be the sunniest, happiest summer quilt ever!  I would applique the little triangle "trees" on to the sunny "meadow" and quilt it with simple radiating lines. Perfect for daydreaming on a summer afternoon.
Summer Meadow

And if all of this wasn't enough I spent the last week sipping on super delicious super spicy chai.  I found a recipe from The Spice House and whipped it up.  Thanks to my obsession with Colonel De's  and my need to visit at least every other week I had all of the needed spices on hand.  AND just because I like to maximize the amazing loving/healing powers of herbs and spices I added a some Turmeric for an extra blast of awesomeness.

Woah!  That was a lot of fun and I hope the excitement continues!

1 comment:

  1. Wow. You are such a do-gooder! Congrats on the honorable mention!