July 27, 2012

Happy Mail

A week's worth of mail in review...

Received my annual swap package from my college buddy/former roommate Dana! What could be more delightful than Fat Witch Brownies, a handmade notepad in cheerful orange, washi taped notes, and a dishtowel of a squirrel riding a bicycle? Answer: nothing. I heart Dana <3

I wish the squirrels in my backyard rode bicycles with baskets full of flowers. Instead, they perch on the fence and torment my dog, and make giant nests of acorns in our tool shed *sigh* That's what you get for having a 40 ft. Oak tree in your backyard.

Mmm....brownie porn.....after snapping this I rolled in them naked...I mean ate them.

I love that they're called baby brownies and have wee witches on the label. So cute. And delicious. Ray loves these brownies as much as I do, so I shared by giving him 2 out of 9. I consider that a fair deal when the commodity involved is brownies.

And I lied, because this next fabric delight didn't actually arrive in the mail...I bought it at my local Joann's.

In case you hadn't heard, Denyse Schmidt has a new DS Quilts product out at Joann's. They're called Quilter's Quarters, and it's a tied up bundle containing 1 yard of fabric with four different fat quarters printed on it. All you do is cut down the handy-dandy lines and 'voila!'...you have a bundle of coordinating fat quarters!

DS Quilts FQ's at Joann Fabrics

There are four different yards/bundles available, but I only bought 3 because the other one disagreed with my constitution (and by that I mean, it involved the color Peach, which is the color I consider to be my mortal enemy).

Here they are all chopped up. Mmmm...

And as you all know, I'm a sucker for any and all things Christmas. Also, as a good Southerner, I love all things related to Coca-Cola. I make Coke cake in the fall, glaze my hams with it, and I even rub a little bit of it in my hair when I'm having a bad day (not really...but maybe...)

Sooo, when I saw Fabric.com had all their Christmas fabric on sale for 25% off, plus a coupon for an additional 15% off (not to mention free shipping...because let's face it...who can go on that site and NOT spend the $35 minimum? Certainly not me.), my knees started buckling and my willpower snapped.

What does all this mean? Well dear sir, it means that I got 1/2 yard cuts of the Brr! line (minus the 2 stripe prints) for a grand total of $25. And I'm going to make a Coca-Cola themed Christmas quilt out of it, involving lots of polar bears, red, and paper piecing.

Those stripe prints you see below are some Jennifer Paganelli basics I already had in my stash. I didn't order the two Brr! stripe prints because I was already planning on using the JP ones. And hot diggity dog, but don't they match perfectly!

And last but not least, I did a little damage at another shop online. I meant to only order the Viewfinders, because the handmade goodies I've posted on Etsy made from it have been a smash hit, but as you can see, just a few other things sneaked in my cart. Already paying shipping...might as well make the most of it, right?

Have a delightful weekend full of champagne wishes and fabric dreams!


What fab swag!!! LOVE the DS fabric - that's a great idea. We need Joann's in the UK. Um we need decent bricks and mortar fabric/sewing stores full stop! lol

Pretty pretties! Also, I covet thee, brownies. <3

um... the little flowers in the middle of the bottom picture... what line is that? so cute! fun mail!
I even like the squirrel, which is saying a lot for me. ;)

Kaelin, what a great package and that fabric, oh if there were a JoAnn's near me I would be broke. Please share this quilt drive with your followers and help me spread the word. All quilts go directly to Aurora. I am only accepting donations for postage at this time:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aurora-Colorado-Emergency-Responder-Quilts/401592493230782

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