Thursday, September 20, 2012

Man, did I get MAIL!!

Yesterday we hiked Cobble Hill Mountain…it’s a killer hike, with spectacular views…on a glorious almost fall day!!  Doesn’t get any better than that!!

Well, apparently it DOES!

LOOK at what was waiting for me in my mailbox when I got home… and NO it’s not my birthday…P1200033

The red polka dot ribbon should give it away…but if not, then check the Red Brolly Sticker!  Way back in August I won their GIVE AWAY!!  And what a Give Away it was!!


Does this not take your breath away?!  NOW this is what I call a VIEW!! Fifteen FQs…of Rouenneries by French General…my favourite ALL TIME fabric!!  Swoon…


And a note pad with the Red Brolly Ladies at the bottom…too pretty to use!


And Red Brolly embroidery needles!  I wonder if my stitching will be neater and more precise?


And hand-dyed embroidery floss that matches the Rouenneries Fabric!


AND then the icing on the cake…Natalie Bird’s new book, ‘Red Home’!  This was almost too hard to take!…but take it I will!


Want a peak inside..sweet bird!P1200040

Lovely! Oh…WOW!!P1200042

This was a VERY generous Give Away and I thank you, BIG TIME, Red Brolly!


If you don’t follow Red Brolly, you REALLY should! Talk about eye candy for the soul over at her blog!!   Bronwyn is always making, designing and giving away her stitcheries!  BEAUTIFUL things!! And she also has lots of tutorials on how to stitch and appliqué! 

THANKS AGAIN, BRONWYN!!  I love and appreciate EVERYTHING!!

On the quilting front~

The Pfaff Inspira Quilting Frame is TOGETHER!!  Thanks goodness for CD Instructions!!  Isn’t she purdy?!


Now I just need to figure out the machine, load lots of bobbins…put a quilt sandwich on the frame and take ‘er for a spin!  But alas…my yearly physical with the doctor is this morning:o(…but all is not doom and gloom…there’s lunch with my friend, Sandy, when I am finished!  A little reward is just what the doctor will order…I’m sure of it! 

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. We are all totally jealous! Beautiful for sure. blessings, marlene

  2. WOW, that is such an awesome giveaway WIN - lucky you! Book looks great.

  3. Love the French General fabric...jealous! Can't wait to see what you make with it!

  4. Wow...Wow... and another WOWIE! That was indeed a generous and gorgeous giveaway! Enjoy the Pfaff and lunch!

  5. That book looks amazing and the fabric is beautiful. I look forward to seeing what you create with it. I'm sure it will be spectacular


  6. Beautiful fabrics, love all those reds and your new quilting machine looks fabulous all put together.

  7. You seem to be lucky. And luckier than usual. Wow, even hand dyed floss to go with the project.

    Your Pfaff does not look like what I thought it would. I was picturing a sewing machine with a large throat. This looks much fancier.

  8. What a wonderful giveaway package and she was very generous. I know you will make something beautiful with all the goodies and now you can quilt it yourself. I can't wait to hear how you like it, like, is it easy to use and figure out, hard to push, stitch quality etc.


  9. Hi Paulette.

    What a fantastic package you received. Are you bringing it south with you? Would love to see all. Your Inspira Frame and Grand Quilter looks like it's ready to roll. Have a great time with it. I can't tell from the picture, but did you set up only the five-foot length or the ten-foot? Siena

  10. How exciting! That fabric is a GREAT win!! And good luck with your new machine set-up too.

  11. Yes, such an fab giveaway and I know you'll make use of it all. That "new" machine is a stunner and can't wait to see the projects you create. Good luck with the annual!

  12. Wowzer - wonderful package of goodies. Have fun.

  13. What a fabulous prize and so beautifully packaged.

  14. Hmmm, that frame looks awfully small. Do you only make small quilts?

  15. Enjoy your new toy and the lovely fabrics!

  16. Awesome giveaway from Bronwyn.

    Can't wait to see the results of your "test drive". Take 'r slow and easy and don't forget to brake at the curves. *wink*

    Enjoy your new toy!

  17. What a fantastically generous giveaway win! Congratulations!

    I'm anxious to see your experiences with the frame. I have a Pfaff Grand Quilter which I think is one of the machines made for that frame. I'd love to get a frame for it one day.

    I'd love to see pics of your Cobble Hill hike! :)

  18. What a wonderful give away!! I'm anxiously awaiting photos of you and the new sewing machine working away!

  19. That is one of the best giveaways I've seen. How fun to open and enjoy! Congratulations!!

    Good luck with the new machine!!

  20. Hi Paulette-
    I'm so glad you liked your prize.
    Thanks for entering the Red Brolly Competition.
    I hope you get a lot of fun out of the Red Home Book and the French General Fabrics.
    They arrived just in time for you to make something with the fabrics and quilt it on your new machine!
    Happy sewing-
    Bronwyn ...

  21. What a lucky girl! What a fabulous win!!!! That book looks so fun!

  22. That is the set-up that I have too! I had to scroll back to find out what you have LOL! It is a work-horse machine and set-up. No real bells and whistles but she gets the job done ;-) Have fun!

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