Saturday, April 30, 2011

Incoming goodness and new life!

Hi all,

This week has been a great week for the mail box! First up I got my mug rug from Sharon….

I really LOVE it! She used my favourite fabric range “Sunkissed” and the navy background sets it off beautifully! Sharon also made a matching needle book! This was for the Mug Rug Adventure Swap and sign ups for the next round start on Sunday. This has been so much fun I highly recommend joining in! The button is on my side bar for the link!

The next day I got some Joel Dewberry….

This is from Sew Love Fabric. It is the Aviary 2 range. I love the colours in this fabric and I plan on using for the Double Wedding Ring quilt but first I need to pick a background fabric….any suggestions?

Yesterday I had a girly day with my mum. We caught up with Jane for coffee. What a great chat we had!

Now I finally have some Sunkissed to call my very own! I bought this from Jane’s shop. And some lovely charm squares Jane threw in too!

We visited Quilt Essentials at Eatons Hill.

I couldn’t resist the Kaffe. I love the grey background. And the solid was on sale so I got what was left, only about 3m! Don’t they go together well?

Next stop was East Coast Fabric at Lawnton. They sell patchwork fabric cheap….not because it is inferior but mostly it is end of lines.

The top fabric is a panel and I am seeing a sewing machine cover! The ricrac is from the Oh Cherry Oh range by Moda.

We then went and had a little visit with Christine.  If you have the chance to meet fellow bloggers go for it! It has been wonderful meeting 2 ladies who are passionate about quilting too. And being able to put faces to blogs makes it so much more friendly!

So I have done some major stash building this week, but I do have plans for most of it!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot about the new life part!

If you look closely you might be able to count 7 chickens. Hubby noticed the hen was missing and thought a snake had gotten her. Then he goes down to collect the eggs and feed the others, and there she is with 7 little chickies! They are soooo cute! How she managed to sit on 7 eggs for so long without being discovered is amazing, she obviously knows a good hiding spot!

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Karen Wilson said...

I saw that mug rug on the flickr group and loved it. How lucky you are!

Great stash building... I can't wait till I allow myself to do some fabric shopping again LOL

Quiltjane said...

I really enjoyed meeting you and your mum. I love your new stash(who can resist Kaffe) and the Mug Rug. The dark background fabric looks great with the Sunkissed range.

Anonymous said...

Glad the Hen is ok, the chickens would be too cute..
Yes you are right it is wonderful to meet other bloggers and make friends.
Also if you want to start hand quilting and have a spare hour give me a shout.


Oops-Lah said...

How cute, little chicks! Your boys must love them!
You did very well in the fabric purchase department.... but not as well as I did during the last few days! I have sort of gone crazy; but it's not every day that I'm in the US and have access to all these wonderful shops with prices that are unbeatable. Who knows when I have the opportunity again.
Vreni x

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Love the mug rug! Love all your goodies and especially love the little chickies!!! So glad mama hen was ok. :) :) :)
xx, shell

Elyte said...

You are going to be very busy with all your gorgeous new fabrics. Congratulations on the arrival of those beautiful little chicks.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Love the mug rug and all your gorgeous fabrics ... sounds like a really fun day! And cute chickens!

Roseanne said...

Lovely mug rug. I like your big stash of fabric how lovely.

Jump Creations said...

Though I was at the wrong place for a minute! Love the new material, think I am having withdrawals and need to have a shopping day too.

Tracey said...

what great fabrics have been going your way, love the mug rug