Saturday, May 23, 2009

Gorgeousness

Gorgeousness...I looked it up--Webster's says it means "splendidly or showily brilliant or magnificent." And "gorgeousness" is the only word I can think of to describe today's mail. Last week, during the Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, The Fat Quarter Shop posted wonderful pictures from market on their blog and also had a fantastic give-away of two different bundles of new Moda fabrics. You could enter a comment on their blog or via Twitter (I love following their Twitter updates to learn about give-aways, sales, and new fabrics and patterns). My Twitter comment was one of the winners, and I received a fat quarter bundle of Rouenneries by French General for Moda. Thank you to everyone at the Fat Quarter Shop!!!

Words can't even begin to describe how gorgeous these fabrics are (yes, I had to take them out of the bundle as soon as I took a picture)! The colors, designs, and texture (there is even some linen) are magnificent! I have about a hundred things I want to make with this wonderful fabric...not a scrap will go to waste! First, I'll be making a project I've been wanting to design and make for quite a while...I've never been able to find the right fabric, but this will be perfect! I also want to make fabric bowls from Joanna's new pattern, pillows, table runners, wall hangings and quilts...how will I ever decide?!

The mail also included a package from Stina who lives in Sweden! Stina sent me a Pay It Forward package (which means I'd really better get busy finishing up the ones I'm sending)! The candy is wonderful...and look at what was inside the package...


The most gorgous bag with an angel holding the most darling mini-quilt. The mini-quilt is even bound with a tiny binding! Absolutely precious! Inside the bag was a beautiful pincushion with a perfect crocheted flower! The gifts from Stina are also pure gorgeousness! Thank you Stina!!!



Hoping to sew soon...but first I need to straighten up my sewing room!

46 comments:

Trisha said...

Congrats on the win, you lucky girl!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'd say that's definitely a stack of "gorgeousness." They're beautiful. I love red!

Stina's bag and pincushion are gorgeous, too!

Carrie ~ said...

Congrats on your fabulous win, fun, fun and more fun with your PIF from Stina. So Adorable, enjoy all of it!!

Jeannette said...

Congartulations on that win, I have notified THe Fat Quarter Shop to let meknow when it arrives into stock. Please keep us posted with what you make with it.

Kritta22 said...

Thanks for sharing your winnings and your PIF presents! Beautiful things are at your house!

Sara said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Wow, have to admit a bit of jealousy. Those fabrics are just wonderful! Can't wait to see what you make!

And the PIF gift is great! I love all of it! Lucky you!

Karen said...

I could easily suffer through winning that fat quarter bundle. Lucky you!
Stina's pay it forward gift is adorable. She always makes the cutest gifts.

dotti white said...

Congratulations, Sherri! You are very fortunate to have won! Yeah, for you! After you talked about looking at all the new fabrics coming out on the moda website I went there last evening and found so many beautiful ones that I am looking forward to. The one you received was one of them--the others are too many to name here! LOL! Enjoy deciding what to make and I look forward to seeing the finished products! Have a great weekend!

Terriaw said...

What a great day to get the mail! I have been admiring those French General fabrics, so it's nice to hear they are as beautiful in person as they look online. And that angel doll with her little quilt - how adorable is that! Congrats on your fabulous winnings!

Joy said...

Love your fabric bundle!!! They are gorgeous - can't wait to see them all stitched up!! Awww, how cute is the Angel Stina sent ... !?!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Dzintra Ingrid said...

Great fabrics...Stina's bag and angel are just...pure gorgeousness♥x

Julia said...

Congrats on the win, you lucky girl!!
Absolutely Gorgeous fabrics..have fun with those...I see a beautiful quilt coming up..
Julia ♥

Stephanie said...

What a lovely PIF from Stina. Oh my goodness gracious. You are one lucky winner of that awesome stack!!! I just can't wait to see what you're going to make.

rachel griffith said...

i am SO jealous that you have the bundle.
but i still heart you.
:D

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You sure hit the jackpot with that Gorgeous win!! Congratulations. I'll be watching to see what you use it for first!

Vickie E said...

I can understand why you said gorgeousness..and linen too? wow! lucky you..

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Sherri, Congratulations on the win, once I saw that fabric I thought it was gorgeous. Glad I knew who won it now I can't wait to see what you make.
Stina is so talented. Love all the gifts and the crochet flower on the pincusion, I wouldn't have thought of that.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Material Mary said...

Lucky you. Love your fabric bundle. Gorgeous fabric and you will have so much fun playing with it.
Mary

amy smart said...

Wow! Lucky you. That fabric bundle is wonderful. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Nedra said...

Congratulations on your win! What a terrific give away! Love those fabrics. I've been eyeing those bowls too, and look forward to seeing yours.

Lisa said...

I love the fabric and your goodies! I just moved to NOrthern Nevada from Florida! Are there any really phenomonal quilt events here that I just shouldn't miss?
Is the shop hop coming up good? Thanks!
Lisa

Stina said...

Godmorning from Swede...:o)
What a win... CONGRATULATIONS... the fabrics are so gorgeous... lucky girl!!! :o)
Glad you liked the PIF gift... hope you enjoy the candy too..:o)))

Chookyblue...... said...

I entered the comp too.........missed out.........great fabrics.........I enjoyed the market pics people were sharing.......

Carol said...

Gorgeousness...what a great word! Congrats on your win...what a treat. And those gifts from Stina are absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful mail day you had!

julia said...

Stina did a beautiful job with her PIF gift...so cute!
Heehee...I'm going RED GREY and WHITE with envy...no, not really, I'm really happy for you to be such a lucky girl. You made me curious about what you'll do with your fq bundle of gorgeousness.
Hugs, Julia

julia said...

Stina did a beautiful job with her PIF gift...so cute!
Heehee...I'm going RED GREY and WHITE with envy...no, not really, I'm really happy for you to be such a lucky girl. You made me curious about what you'll do with your fq bundle of gorgeousness.
Hugs, Julia

Simone de Klerk said...

Such a lovely win, Sherri and I love the PIF you received from Stina. She is so talented (O:

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Congratulations on the win, how fun :o) The fabrics are beautiful!
have fun using them in a project, guess you're having some ideas already? :o)
Have a great Sunday,
Laila

Sachiko said...

Congratulations! They are so bearutiful, enjoy them!

Sheri Howard said...

Looks to me like you will be sewing beautiful things!

Chocolate Cat said...

Congratulations! What wonderful fabric. Heard a lot about it on blogs last week but hadn't seen it, it is as nice as it had sounded. Can't wait to see what you create with it!! Love your gift from Stina, she is so cute.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow...wonderful, fantastic, terrific, the list goes on!

Millie said...

Congratulations...you are so lucky. Enjoy all your gifts!

Candace said...

Yikes - lucky you, Sherri! French General is to die for - I know you're going to make something incredible with it! And what nice gifts from Stina! Such a nice way to end the week!
Cheers!

Robyn said...

Oh wow Sherri!
Congrats on your gorgeous win!
I agree, those fabrics are simply stunning...WOW!!
...and your PIF from Stina is adorable...
What a wonderful day for you.
Congrats again,
hugs
Robyn xx

Lauren said...

I think you win everything you enter!
Congrats you lucky girl! I can't wait to see what you make out of your gorgeous material!

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous fabrics...and congrats on the win!

What a beautiful PIF gift from Stina. How special!

Kathy Wheeler said...

Oh Sherri! Most definitely Gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you do with it. !!!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, congrats on the fabric. It sure is gorgeous.
And what a lovely gift from Stina.

Mary said...

I am seriously jealous of the French General fabric. Hmmm ... I may just have to get some the old fashioned way, as soon as it's in stores. Congratulations.

Lisa said...

love your bundle of fabric...it is beautiful!

Sally said...

Congratulations, you are very lucky to have such a wonderful stack of fabric to 'play' with. I just love all those fabrics and the doll bag is so cute.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are a winner girl! Lovely stuff. Really amazing.

w&v said...

v. here...
Oh!!You are so lucky..Beautiful fabrics. AND Stina's lovely gifts are precious. Yes!!YOU are double lucky!! V.

madrekarin said...

Oh, wow! Congratulations to you! That is the line I am waiting for, saving my pennies so that I can get a fat quarter stack.
Your little angel and pin cushion are lovely. You did have a good mail day!

The Patchwork Apple- Jane said...

You are soo lucky! I love the new French General fabric range too. Can't wait for it to get here, I believe the bolts of fabric aren't due until Oct.....