Thursday, May 22, 2008

In fabric heaven!!!!!!!!

It has been lovely to get so many little parcels in the mail for myself - I'm part of the EB quilter's birthday fat 1/4 swap this year. What happens is you buy one fat 1/4 for each person and send it to them on their birthday, so then when it's your birthday you get all these beautiful fabrics sent back to you! It has been great to pick out different fabric for everyone and lovely to have other's carefully pick out fabric for me too.

Here's all the beautiful fabrics I was spoilt with on my birthday last week:
Top Row: Kylie, Helen, Cylie, Bec
Middle Row: Leah, Lily, Cass, AJ, Xena
Bottom Row: Emma, Adds, Joy, Mands (she also added the two pieces of animal and bugs fabric which will be great to use as a pocket piece or applique for my boys!)

Joy and Mands also sent along a quilting magazine each too, I've been reading them when I feed Cheriese on the couch - found some lovely projects I'd love to do one day.

Adds also included a present for Cheriese:

I love the little romper, the stitching on it gives it a 'quilted' look even! Jai keeps trying to take the rattle toy, but he tells me he's just "borrowing it, OK?" lol!

Thank you so much everyone, I love EVERYTHING and can't wait to start using it - I have so many ideas in mind now - just need some time!

My lovely DH surprised me with fabric yesterday too!!! He had to go into the Adelaide Hills for a customer appointment and I asked if he could go to the Patchwork Apple shop in Woodside as I have a cold at the moment and didn't feel up to driving in the hills feeling all tired and stuffed up. I wanted a specific fabric I bought there ages ago, as my midwife had eyed off a handbag but needed it to be larger. I want to make her a bigger one, so sent Steve a photo of the bag from my blog and instructions to get 1 metre of it for me. Sadly they had sold out, only had one fat 1/4 left, so when he rang me I asked him to just buy a metre of something similar. Well, he came home with a paper bag instead of a parcel and inside held FOUR metres of different fabric!!!
Amy Butler Lotus and Midwest, Michael Miller Ginger Blossom and Kaffe Fasset Paisley Jungle

He said he couldn't choose between them and so got them all. He said that I deserved something special as he'd had a very late night at work the night before (bosses were in Adelaide from interstate so meant a bit of a boozey dinner!) so e wanted to get me something to make up for his absence - note to self, email his boss to encourage MORE boozey work dinners ;)



Cass said...

Natalie, he picked some great fabrics for you. You have obviously taught him well!

Emma said...

What a great DH you have, I wouldn't dare ask mine! And we have that Pooh outfit, too, very cute!

Little Munchkins said...

Oooh, some lovely FQs there. I also spy some Ginger Blossom fabric that your Steve bought. He has been well taught!!

PinkLizzy said...

Wow. Your husband picked out gorgeous material for you. Lucky girl!

ingrid said...

Oh Lucky you! he has wonderful taste. Now what are you going to make with them?