Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mail Call!

The mailman brought goodies on Monday. I received my package from the Heather Ross Studio Sale. This is a $25 package. I didn't expect the Flea Market Fancy nor did I expect a personalized print. We had no idea what we were going to get.
Heather Ross Studio Sale 10/10
Then I got the Flea Market Fancy I purchased from the Lucy & Norman Destash! 21 fat eights of an out of print and hard to find fabric line.
Flea Market Fancy Acquisition 10/10
There is very little sewing going on but I did finish my pieced block for October for the $5 Quilt. The center block has a little give in it but not enough to worry about. It will quilt out so it stays. Other than this block, I've pieced together a few background blocks for the applique on this same quilt. I'm behind and hoping to somewhat catch up. I must admit, I'm not feeling it now though so it's probably going to sit for a while.
October $5 Quilt Block 2010
I've been in more of a stitching mood lately. Our sampler guild met on Saturday - I didn't really get a lot done there but I've kept at it since then and I've made a lot of progress when you consider my normal stitching pace. I have 3 motifs left on Quakers and Quilts and my mind is already turning to the next project. No decisions yet.

Our weather has turned hot again. Almost hitting 90 today. I'm so ready for the cold weather to get here. I want open windows and fresh air! This weekend it's supposed to dip below 80 and I'm really looking forward to it.

Thank you for visiting my blog! I have a long list of blogs I follow and I rarely miss reading them. I'm always so interested and inspired by what everyone is doing. Bloggers are awesome in so many ways, I appreciate each of you! Happy Stitches!

28 comments:

passingdowncrazy said...

You can come to my house to cool off!!! We got snow last night.

I love that quilt block!

Annie said...

Very pretty fabrics and I love your latest block. Hopefully you will get inspired soon to put more time into it.

Still 90 in FL, huh? Go eat some ice cream!

Dee said...

I hear Fall is coming on Friday!!! It can't get here soon enough.

I love the personalized fabric. How cute is that!

Beth said...

AMAZING package from Heather!!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

So many pretty fabrics!!! Love the new block!

Margaret said...

Nice stash you got in the mail!! Love your $5 quilt block. I think the give is fine -- don't forget, it'll get all quilted in the end and it won't even show, I bet.

Glad you're getting in a stitchy mood! Isn't it awful when you are already thinking of the next project? lol! Can''t wait to see your Quakers and Quilts finish!

valerie said...

Great fabbys! I love that personalized piece. How fun! How great you are finding your stitching mojo. I'll look forward to a Q&Q update...

Trisha said...

Great mail! Love all that fabric eye candy. Love that block.

Lori said...

That flea market fancy fabric is wonderful! I can't wait to see what you'll make from it. We can send you some of our wind & cold if you'd like. On Monday it was 75, then yesterday & today major winds have blown in and colled us down to the 40's & 50's. We've had a beautiful fall and knew it couldn't last but did it really have to change so abruptly???

TeresaB said...

Ohhh, pretty fabric! Don't you love when you get a package in the mail. I keep hoping one of mine will arrives soon.

Your quilt block looks pretty!

Kajsa said...

Your quilt block is lovely! Love all the yummy fabrics you found!

Teresa said...

Love those fabrics! I had not heard of that line before but they sure are cute.

Your block looks excellent - great job!

Theresa said...

Those fabrics are awesome!!!!

QuiltSue said...

Your postman has been very good to you this week!

I love the block you made, and the colours you used are just gorgeous, raspberries and chocolate, yummy.

Carol said...

What great fabrics, Jackie! I just love browsing for and buying fabrics--think I inherited that from my mom :)

My parents headed back down to Daytona Beach today--please keep that warm weather going for their winter stay!

Katie :o) said...

Love the star block! Very beautiful! I pulled out some bright dot fabric a couple weekends ago and started making up Jacobs Ladder blocks (black background). Soon I had two kids hoping for the quilt... guess that project just got a little bigger :o) Happy sewing!

woolwoman said...

Your new fabrics are beautiful - so bright and cheery. That $5 block is perfect looking to me and I love the color. Your Q&Q looks awesome - love the colors but won't that backstitching just slow your progress WAAAAYYY down LOL ! It's going to be such a stunning piece. Mel

Sally said...

Beautiful fabrics and your block is so pretty.

Kim D. said...

How fun to get all those goodies in the mail. Love the fun print. Heather Ross has some adorable designs. Your block is beautiful!

Le blog de marylin said...

Hello which magnificent work of sewing! Congratulations
Have a good day

Micki said...

I love the fabrics you bought and that block is just gorgeous!
Micki

Lois said...

What lovely fabrics! Such great colours! In the 90's?!?! Oh my!!! Love your latest block and looking forward to see an update on Q&Q soon!

Isadarena said...

Your fabrics are so cheerful, Jackie!! and you star so well done : many congrats to you .
Have a nice day :-))
Isa

imquilternity said...

Oooooo...you are so lucky to have found so many gorgeous, older fabrics! Especially the hard-to-find ones! Some of the older Amy Butler's (& Kaffe's) are the same way and it's such a thrill to find a piece!

I haven't been able to read all of my favorite blogs for awhile now since I didn't have a working computer so it will take me awhile to catch up - but you're the first on my list!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Such lovely goodies that came your way!!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Great mail call! Love the fat eighths.

Barb said...

Love those fabrics....and your block is just wonderful!

Quilt Hollow said...

OMG....love that block and the fabrics!!! I see you have a fun mailbox too! :-) Isn't it fun to receive surprises and not the usual junk or bills?!