Thursday, September 15, 2011

There's no place like home

We all remember Dorothy wishing to be back home in Kansas. Well I couldn't agree with her more. I've been traveling with my sweet hubby for the last week, and we have just returned home. And she is right, there IS no place like home ;-) And yes I do want to share with you about my trip through 9 states.

But first things first. When we got home, one of the first things I did was go through the mountain of mail. And woo-hoo, there were two cushy packages waiting for me.

Last month SewCalGal hosted a very fun Pets on Quilts show. Darlene encouraged me to enter my goldfish that swim around in our pond. And would you believe that my little goldies won the Other pet on quilt theme category?? My prize for winning was this beautiful fat quarter bundle of Sapphire by Skipping Stones Studio. This prize was sponsored by Wonderous Woven Fabrics. Thank you Cathy for offering such a generous and beautiful prize.

But that's not all!

There was another squishy package, but this one was from Leona's Quilting Adventure. I happened to click on her blog one day when she offered this fun package of fabric to the first person commenting on her blog.

Wow, these fabric goodies should help keep me busy.

Be sure to check back with me tomorrow for the next Giveaway! If you missed the first Giveaway post, check it out HERE.

Have a Happy Quilting day!!

9 comments:

Mary said...

You must have been ecstatic - two awesome packages of fabric in the mail! Love the colors of both and can't wait to see what you do with them. Glad you're home, Dorothy :)

Stray Stitches said...

Great wins!! Looks like it's time to start creating since you have so much beautiful fabric to work with :)

Barb said...

Glad you are home safe.....now it is time to rest...

Love all of your wins...

sunny said...

I definitely think you need to make a quilt for the goldfish with that pretty blue fabric! You'd still have plenty left to make something else, too. LOL!

Sewconsult said...

When we head up the hill to our subdivision, I always have a strange feeling. Will the house still be there unharmed. Will some neighborhood kid shoot off fireworks and start a fire. That happened to a house across the street one time. We have lots of very old trees in our yard and I worry that winds can bring one or more down! It IS great to be home & find goodies in the mail. Congrats on your win. I voted for you!
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Allie said...

I think Welcome Home are the sweetest words in the English language - so Welcome Home!! I can't wait to see and hear about your trip!
Congrats on both your lovely packages, that should keep you busy, girl!

Ivory Spring said...

Oh wow! What wonderful care packages.

Good to know that you got home safely! :)

To answer your question: Experimenting with the needle sizes is definitely a good idea. I can't really give you a definite answer as to why your thread slipped because I normally don't sew with Gutterman. Would love to hear what you find out though.

Dena said...

Glad you had a nice road trip and made it home safely. Will there be pictures of this road trip?

Love your squishies! Do you have a project in mind yet?

SewCalGal said...

Can't wait to see what you create with all the wonderful prizes. I'm sure they'll be delightful. Enjoy!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com