Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Fabric

This is such happy fabric, Old Fashioned Charm, love it, love it!! Two rows down and 9 more to go. It feels good to get something quilty started! The blocks go together so easy. The pattern is Sweet Alyssa by Bunny Hill. Their patterns are so wonderful and ALWAYS tempt me :-)! At quilt camp one of the ladies was working on this really cute Bunny Hill pattern, Postcard Cuties for Winter. I have a gift certificate from Fat Quarter Quilt Shop that has been burning a hole in my pocket, so I just had to order up the whole darn thing. It won't be made for this Christmas, but this will be a great way to start off the new year. Tammy loves this pattern also :-)!!!!

And whoo hoo ....look what the generosity truck brought me!! When Sharon went to Houston she snagged me a big old haul of quilty wonderfulness!!!!! A wonderful green cupcake Moda bag, the new Minick and Simpson fabric..Flag Day Farm--jellyroll/charm and cake layer combo, a cute little Swing Bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs, a sweet zippered quilt purse, a wonderful stack of Farmhouse Blues by Windham Fabrics - wowie, a ton of Hatched and Patched patterns and great scissors. I am one lucky quilter - thanks Mrs. Red Geranium :-)!!!! I think I have plenty to keep me busy with this big old pile of patterns! Now if all that wasn't enough I was the very lucky winner of a giveaway from Kris at Dandelion Quilts, some wonderful Christmas towels, soap, apron book and fabric..... again I am very lucky!!!

Have you heard the news? Lisa at Spoonful Of Sugar has some of her great recipes featured in a new cookbook, Du Jour, and will also be a regular contributor to a new Australian lifestyle magazine, Silver. The first issue will feature 12 of her fun and easy Christmas crafts. Her blog is just brimming with such creative ideas, and talk about eye candy. Way to go Lisa :-)!!!

And speaking of creative .....have you visited Monica at The Happy Zombie?? Her Pennie Pockets are so darn cute, and she has a free pattern so you too can have some hanging in your own home!!! And again, major eye candy over at Monica's!!!!!!

Our very own Elf Donna, someone we all hold near and dear, lost her whole harvest in a storm. Please know Donna that we are all thinking of you and keeping you and your family in our thoughts. In the midst of all that she is going through she is moving forward and is even celebrating her 400th post - amazing and as always you are an inspiration to us all.

So who are some bloggers that have you inspired? It's amazing all the talent that is out there, and all those that are so willing to share with the rest of us. Gratitude for one and all. Happy first week of December bloggers :-)!!

20 comments:

Stina said...

Ahhh...that is some nice gifts!!! Lucky you...
And love the blocks you are working on...they look gorgeous!!
And good luck with Christmas decorations!!

Jackie said...

You do have a lot to work on, fantastic!! There are so many inspirational bloggers out there I would be hard press just to name one or two.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your project with Old Fashioned Charm - it is looking fabulous. Looks like you got some great items from the Houston show. Yhanks you so much for your kind words - much appreciated!

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo -- what a Happy Post!!! Looks like you've been well taken care of. Love all those links -- thanks for the reminders!

Carol said...

What fun, fun gifties...Love you blocks...that is going to be one pretty quilt!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Cheryl, what a lucky gal. Keep us posted on you quilt, it's going to be really cute. Thanks for sharing all about blogland.
Bonnie

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a great post and to honest, I have been to some but not all of thise blogs, I will have some reading to do! BTW, love all the goodies, the ideas will now be endless!

PunkiePie said...

Lucky, lucky you! What great gifts! Your quilt is going to be very pretty too. Can't wait to see more!

Jen :)

Chookyblue...... said...

oh you are to kind.......

watch out with that haul from Sharon and the pile of Hatched and Patched patterns you are going to turn into an Aussie.............lol.

Annelies Dease said...

I can't think of anyone more deserving of such quilty goodness!!!! Hugs to you and still thinking of how much fun we had at camp!!! XXX Annie

Kris said...

Yes! Bloggers are an amazing bunch of people. I think that everyone inspires me at different times! Nice post Cheryl!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well I'm better see some busy sewing going on over there. No excuses!! You've got plenty to keep you busy. I've seen that quilt pattern and I'm pretty sure I've made that quilt. LOL I just dont know where it is. Probably in a Hefty bag in storage. I love it. Cant wait to see yours all finished.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

can stay busy forever and never leave home! Congrats on your goodies and gifties. The happy fabric will make up into a very happy quilt for sure, I love it too! Those pennie pockets are the cutest... inspiration abounds!

Nan said...

What a wonderful post! So many beautiful gifts and you deserve every one of them! Thank you for all the updates on our bloggy friends. I have the pattern for Sweet Alyssa and fabric for it, too - you make me want to get it out NOW. Christmas gifts first though! Ho Ho Ho!!

Ginger Patches said...

I LOVE your Old Fashioned Charm project...how is it that I haven't seen that fabric? I must go do some online shopping :) So maybe we'll have to challenge each other to get that postcard quilt done for next year...

Wow you got some great goodies from Sharon!! I love that new fabric...so cute!

jen duncan said...

What a happy and linky post! Love your quilt Cheryl. Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

happy zombie said...

I love what Jen said about this being a happy linky post! You make me blush, Cheryl. I'm so touched by your sweet words. xoxoxoxo-m

MouseChirpy said...

Wow, congrats on the fabulous win. I love the quilt pattern that you are making. It looks pretty intricate and I know it will be totally fabulous when you have it completed.
Aloha!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

We have such talent in our little circle of blogs don't we! Love Ann's patterns too. They are so sweet.

sarahmurray said...

There is so much blog inspiration out there! Like a good craft magazine. I have that same Alyssa pattern and can't wait to make it! x