Monday, 13 February 2012

Rewards for a rough week

It's been a pretty crappy week all round. So I decided to reward myself for making it through without:

a) climbing into bed for the next week 
b) running away to Scotland (improbable but what a fantasy!) 
or c) curling up in the foetal position repeating "It's nearly bedtime, it's nearly bedtime". 

Yeah it's been that kind of week.

So what sort of rewards are required for that incredible accomplishment of making it from one day to the next? Why quilty sorts of course! Well it's way better for the hips than chocolate anyways. Though just quietly, a Terry's Chocolate Orange kind of fell into my shopping basket at Woolies yesterday. Goodness only knows how that happened!!!

Loving me some online shopping. Seriously is there anything better? I don't even have to go to the post office to pick up my parcels - which with two wild children is quite an accomplishment. My postie delivers them to the door! Um delivers the parcels, not the children. Just thought I should clear that up.  Love, love, love.

So I started with a bit of this:

Yum. Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille. I fell in love with Ruby (missed the whole Bliss train), and now I'm ready to play with Vintage Modern. I'm getting a charm pack from Fabric Buzz. Do you know how much I love when I can order fabric at pretty close to the US prices but it's right here in Australia? Awesome. This little charm pack is destined to become a bag.

A gorgeous friend of mine ordered some labels (unbeknownst to me) with my QP logo on them! I was thrilled! Look at how lovely these are:

I have great friends. :) So as a thank you for my friend I want to make her a nappy bag (she has three littlies) like my Aviary 2 one with my first QP label sewn in! I have ummed and ahhed over fabric choices for her, and went so far as to nearly cut some Pear Tree last night but I just wasn't sure what she'd love. Until I suddenly remembered how much she loves the Ruby fabrics. So I think she'll like Vintage Modern.

Right, more quilty goodness. I also ordered a bunch of this:

I picked out a bunch of quarter yard fabrics in the blue/purple colourway to use for the backing of my Diamonds in Squares quilt I'm working on. I haven't had a confirmation email though so I do hope my order has gone through or I'll have a major fabric-sad. At least until the next package arrives!

Then last night, I can't even remember how I stumbled across this, but I found this fabulous paper pieced fire truck pattern from the Quiltmaker magazine!

My son is obsessed with fire trucks. Seriously obsessed. I designed and made him a fire truck quilt for his birthday last year. So I'm thinking I might turn this into a little wallhanging for his room. But despite it being a digital version, they want to charge me shipping, so still trying to sort out that little issue. It really is one of those weeks.

And finally! Something else I can't remember how I came across it but I couldn't resist when I saw it. This pattern book by Boo Davis is now on its way to me.

How awesome is that owl! There's also an amazing robot (look at Taryn's fab version), a deer in the headlights and some other cool patterns I can't recall right now. But enough patterns I thought it was worth buying the whole book. I can't wait for it to arrive to flip through at leisure. First up I'm thinking one of those owls in all pinks/purples on a white background. Great quilt for my Little Miss who has yet to get a quilt or a crocheted blanket made by me. Oh slack mother.

So roll on this week! Roll on the parcel happiness! And here's to a far better week than last :)

Oh and you only have one more day to enter my Fugly (or not so fugly) fabric giveaway! Pop over and leave a comment for your chance to win a Riley Blake Farm Fresh charm pack :)

1 comment:

  1. I am an online shopper like you...but alas my postie leaves me 'pick up' slips and no parcels. Did you bribe yours with a Terry's chocolate orange? Here's hoping this week is an upgrade from last.


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