Sunday, December 19, 2010

4 Parcels On My Doorstep

You know it's a great day when you come home and find 4 parcels the doorstep.

The first parcel contained this selection of Tula Pink's Parisville purchased from Quilthome. They always handwrite a little note on the invoice that adds a personal touch. The fabrics are beautiful to touch, such clever patterns and great colours. The only thing I'm disappointed about is that I only got half yard cuts of the feature print, Cameo. It's limited my options for fussy cutting, eg on the blue colourway all the "Lady with the Ship Hair" has been cut in half. Oh well, I'll just have to work with it.
The next parcel was from Samelia's Mum, a prize I'd won in a giveaway on her blog. A pattern for a bag and 3 fat quarters. That bag would look great in Parisville! She sent a lovely Christmas Card too. Thank you Anorina, for this wonderful gift.

Parcel 3 was from Sew Mama Sew's Handmade Christmas Giveaway. Handmade Living by Lotta Jansdotter. I have to admit I'd never heard of Lotta but OMG I LOVE this book!!! Out of all the books SMS were giving away this one is perfect for me!! It's so full of inspiration!! And that's only from a quick look, I then wrapped it and put it under the Christmas tree for me.

Last but definitely not least , a present that I don't have to put under the tree because it's a belated birthday present. This one is from my brother Adam who is a jazz muscician and was recently performing in a festival in Prague. He said he'd found a present and gave me this clue -
It's the perfect synthesis of old and new Europe- And he was right!! - a set of Matryoshka Dolls of ABBA!!! Too funny!!! This is an absolute treasure!! I love it!!! He even wrote the teeniest, tiniest birthday message to go in the smallest doll. Thank You Adam!!!

I had another surprise this week. I was given an award for my blog! Such an honour, But it deserves a post of it own so I'll save it till next time...

Cheerio

5 comments:

Melissa P said...

How wonderful to get all those goodies! And what incredible self control to wrap up the book for yourself for Christmas. I don't think I could wait!

Chris said...

Firstly girl you need to just buy some more of the "girl with the hair" fabric don't you?
You are such a lucky duck - you had better buy a lotto ticket while it's all happening!
The book looks really interesting and those Abba dolls - what a find. Your brother knows you very well doesn't he!
Don't keep us in suspense for too long about the award!
And just remember good things happen to nice people.

Samelia's Mum said...

Love your ABBA dolls. Soooooooooooo cute!! I'm a 70's child brought up listening to mum's ABBA albums.

melissa said...

I love parcels full of yummy fabric! The Parisville looks gorgeous, when i first saw it i wasnt that keen but having seen it around blogland i really do like it and cant wait to see what you do with it. Shame about the Cameo - yes, maybe you do need to fill up another envelope! It is Christmas after all!

Marg said...

Ooh what a lovely surprise coming home to all those to open. I love Parisville too but I haven't decided what I'm going to make with it yet. i just like looking at it for the moment. I second the thought that you should buy some more of that fabric!
The Abba matryoshka dolls are just too cute.

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