Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free Fabric!

Aha, that got your attention.

You might have read somewhere in the vicinity of this blog that I'm trying not to buy more fabric. That doesn't mean I don't try to win it. Like this stack.

Olivia's Holiday by Tina Givens
Olivia's Holiday by Tina Givens

Imagine my shock when all that yardage (I think there's about 6 yards!) arrived in a lovely box with Tina Givens' new book "Sew Tina", two of her adorable children's patterns and FOUR boxes of her sweet note cards!

Tina Givens giveaway prize!

I won the Lark Crafts-sponsored giveaway at Heather's blog a few weeks ago, thinking that the prize was Tina's book. Then all of that loot arrived on my door step. I must say, her fabric is really gorgeous and the thrill of receiving it completely unexpected and totally gratis just makes me all warm inside. Thank you Heather and Lark books!!!!

Now, onto the inexpensive-but-not-exactly-free-fabric portion of this post. I'm such a sucker for those darn newsletters. I know I should spare my bank balance and hit 'unsubscribe' but I can't. I just can't miss out on the deal! You know?

So, when I received Cathy's lovely newsletter announcing her fall clearance sale at the amazing Pink Chalk Fabric store. Well, you know what happened......


Oct stash supplement
fabric details on flickr, just click the image

My stash needed it. Honest. Plus, Cathy sends out free patterns with every order (so hey, more free stuff!).

I needed this, too:

fall Stitch mag

There are 35 minutes remaining in the kid-free portion of my day. I'm heading out into some incredible October sunshine to peruse the "1 yard gifts to make in an afternoon" article!

Stay tuned everyone, BIG FUN Blogosphere premiere coming first thing Thursday morning - I am so excited. The post is written and scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on the 21st.....and what's a BIG FUN post without someone GETTING LUCKY???!!!


karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Sounds intriguing?!

Krista said...

Ah, you have good luck! That's an amazing giveaway win! And those Pink Chalk sales always get me too. Cathy just has too much good stuff. I've never seen that apple print and love it! I've declared myself on a fabric purchasing diet though too, as I've gotten to the point where there is no room on my shelves. Ack.

Can't wait to see things on Thursday! Should I wake up early?

Amy Friend said...

Wow, lucky you! You are well stocked now (though I imagine you were before)! Hmmmm, I have to go check the time difference now so that I know when I need to check your blog on Thurs. Secrets drive me crazy.

maree said...

Oooh what a lovely surprise pack that was. Well done you. And thanks for the teaser:) Of course we have our Thursday early so can I know on our Thursday - promise not to tell!!! Ciao

paulette said...

What an incredible give away...Lucky you!! Love your sale SCORES too!! Darn we don't have an alarm in the 5th wheel...lucky for me Rylie gets me up at 5:30am!! :o(
Take care and I will be waiting at 7am..with bells on!!

Unknown said...

oh that's beautiful! i'm drooling over here. plus my interest is piqued, so i'll probably be back soon.

West Side of Straight said...

Love the give away material you won. I'm can't wait to see what you make out of it. Will be checking back on THurs also.

Canadian Kristin said...

Um... YUM! That fabric is all fantastic!!! And what a treat to have so many treats included in your winning! Quilters are really the most generous people!!!

Mette said...

Lucky you, Krista. You deserve it! hugs from Denmark

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations!!! That IS a nice win.

I love that bicycle print that you got...soooo cute.

Dianne said...

You must have horse shoes stashed somewhere in your house!!1 How lovely that you won such a lovely prize. Can hardly wait to see what the creative juices turn that fabric into. Thursday is my Friday as you know so I am normally excited to see the day dawn but now I am really stoked...ooohhh I LOVE surprises!!

Jessi said...

what a great prize!

Tiffany said...

Holy Cow! That's the mother lode of giveaways. Fabrics, cards, patterns - all totally wonderful. Your photo reminds me, I still need to pick up that new Stitch magazine issue. Nice clearance stash too.

You've cranked me right up for BIG FUN on Thursday!