July 22, 2009

Anything Goes Wednesday: Blog Angels

Is it my imagination or are all bloggers Angels? Not a day goes by that I don't come across blog giveaways...! Swaps, prizes, blog-a-versary, to name just a few. I don't go into many of them because I am not usually lucky in all these things. I preferred to give than to receive. Anyway, I can't say never for ever. Last month I came across a giveaway from Quiltmaker Magazine and I liked what I saw so I went for it. When I received an email telling me that I had won, I could not believe it! My number was 13 on the comments list. Thirteen could be my lucky number? I have to remember that next time! On exactly the same day I received my prize winning parcel I also received a parcel from my dearest blog Angel Serena . I knew she was sending it, but I didn't expect both parcels to arrive at the same time. How lucky was I?

Here are the boxes. The yellow parcel was from one of the boxes. I bet you want to know what was inside them.

Okay, let me tell you. In Serena 's parcel packed to the brim in the box was a whole collection of fabrics ranging from 1920s - 1970s. They are the most beautiful and have very unusual prints and colors on them. Serena knows I like random kind of fabrics so these are perfect for my scrap quilts that I will be making. You are so kind to give me your treasured and collectible fabric. I really appreciate your generosity. They have come to the right home. I love them and can't wait to use them. If you have not been to Serena's Blog please do so, Serena is a complete hand quilter. She cuts by hand, she pieces by hand, and quilts by hand. I really admired how she accomplishes her creations without using any fancy gadgets. Thanks my dear blog Angel. I will think of you every time I use any of these fabrics.

The prize I won was a book by Karen Griska Quilts from Selvage Edge. It's a book I always wanted. Ever since I visited Karen Griska's blog and saw some of the work using selvage edges I have collected my selvages to make something and now that I have the book, I will definitely make something from it. With the book was a complete Flying Geese block made up of selvages. You can see a bit of it underneath the book. Thanks Karen and Quiltmaker Magazine for your generous giveaway.

10 comments:

Pat aka Posh said...

What a lovely day that was for you.. love the fabric's and the book.
I saw a dress a lady made using those salvage edges.. it was very cute and unusual.
Enjoy

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations Natima...how cool to win...I find Blogland a very generous place to be in!!! Lovely fabrics from Serena...how thoughtful is she...and how talented to be making what she does completely by hand...I am so in awe of that...Enjoy your gifts Blog Angel...Dzintra♥x

Serena said...

You're more than welcome Natima. I have so much fabric. It is silly to stash so compulsively. Sharing is the joy of life. I am happy they finally made it to you.

You will have to let me know how you like that selvage book. Do a review! So that way we will all know if it is worth purchasing. Congratulations on winning!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Some of those fabrics look like feedsacks, whoa! Great parcels filled with lovelies. TTFN ~Marydon

Kim said...

congratulations! Christmas in July!
Can't wait to see what you make with your treasures.

Happy sewing

LaY hOoN said...

Congratulation on the winning and also receive from Serena the beautiful fabric.
Thanks for sharing your joy with us :)

Simone de Klerk said...

You certainly were very lucky! Congratulations (O:

Micki said...

What a lucky girl you are!
Micki

ivoryspring said...

Natima,

WOW! You are blessed!!! Those are just lovely gifts. But you deserve it -- being such a loving person yourself.

belinda said...

Lucky you Natima...wonderful goodies!!!

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