Giveaway Week Day 5 – Vendor Booty

on Jan 24, 2009 in Sewing, Shop Talk | 430 comments

Whew, what a day. A beautiful day of sunshine (still cold, brrrr) and I’m taking pictures by moonlight.

This will be a short one. I need to get some beauty sleep for my second and final Palmer/Pletsch class tomorrow.

I’m finishing off Giveaway Week with a bang:

  • My FreeSpirit rep had an extra set of Tina Givens Fairy Tip Toes panels. There are three here which I’ll split up to share the love. Long story on why the fabric is not in my shop but I adore this collection and was very tempted to just stash these away for myself!
  • Moda is an awesome company all the way around.  They also make really fantastic promotional materials. I’ve got a bag, 3 sets of charm squares (Bunkhouse, Urban Indigo by Fig Tree Quilts, & Simplicity by 3 Sisters), and a promotional tissue carrier.
  • The pattern line up includes Stepping Up & Butterfly Town by Tracy Brookshier of Bento Box fame, Melly & Me Binky, Artichoke Collection Scrap Box, Indygo Junction Yo-Yo-Dachsund, two Pillowcase Pattern Cards by Valori Wells, and the new Amy Butler Domestic Goddess Aprons.

To sweeten the pot I’m throwing in $10 gift certificates to the shop for 10 lucky winners. I’ll draw those names from everyone that has played along and commented this week. The responses to the quilt book giveaway really got to me. I’ve savored every last one. So many thoughtful and touching reasons for your favorite blocks. And the ones related to grandmothers! (I have a whole post worth of thoughts on that, insert tears now).

To be eligible for today’s prizes leave a comment telling me how you learned to sew.

I was six years old when my grandmother taught me to hand sew. I quickly graduated to the treadle machine. I can still smell the scent of the cedar drawers she stored her fabric in. She rolled all her remnants, wrapped a piece of paper around them with the yardage recorded, and secured the paper with a pin. I would go through the drawer and look at each one like they were gold. Guess I’ve finally gotten around to doing what I was always meant to do in my life.

So, sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite. See you all on Monday with the list of winners!

pink chalk fabrics ~*~ new arrivals ~*~ free patterns ~*~ on sale