Thursday, April 22, 2010

Gently and Sweetly

I'm so excited about the fabric that came in the mail this week that I just have to share! Let me tell you about Fresh Squeezed Fabrics. On
her blog, Randi recently held a giveaway in which she gave one randomly chosen winner a $50 dollar gift certificate to her store. I won! Can you believe it? I rarely win anything, and I won $50 of free fabric from this wonderful online fabric store. You can imagine my difficulty in deciding which fabric to choose!

It took some time, but I finally decided on the Dolce line from Grand Revival designer, Tanya Whelan. I almost chose the Nicey Jane fabric (it comes in my favorite fabric colors---green and pink), but I decided to go with something totally different than what I'd usually choose. And I ended up with Dolce. Thank you, Randi!

Ah, sweet Dolce, in shades of aqua, green, tan, and pink. I'm not sure what I'm going to make with it yet, but I'm open for suggestions. Oh, I received 1 yard each of 9 different prints, and yes, I exceeded my $50 spending limit, but I'm okay with that. :) By the way, in musical terms, dolce is pronounced dol-chay and means "gently and sweetly." How fitting for this beautiful Dolce fabric.

The day after Dolce arrived, I received a package in the mail from Sew Mama Sew bringing me the lovely Ava Rose fabric which is destined to be a wholecloth quilt for my bed. One side will be the red damask print and the other side will be the floral. I'm excited about making this quilt but don't plan to start it for a bit. Along with the quilt fabric, I received 6 free fat quarters from Sew Mama Sew, and I think they are just beautiful!

Ava Rose: Red Damask and Kitchen Rose

Six Fat Quarters: Which fabric line?

Lastly, I'm also excited because I earned enough Amazon gift cards through Swag Bucks to purchase a clock radio with an iPod dock to put on my nightstand. And it was totally free, thanks to Swag Bucks! The Amazon tracking information tells me that the radio will arrive on Saturday. This definitely has been a good mail week for me!

And now I think I'm going to get off the computer and go stare admiringly at my new fabric. How corny, huh? Just kidding, I'm going to go up to my sewing room and see if I can get some sewing motivation going. : )

happy sewing,


  1. I remember reading that you had won that gift certificate to Randi's shop and how pleased I was for you! I love the fabrics you chose - so pretty. And the reds - oh, my! Gorgeous! My son and daughter do the Swagbucks thing, but there's something about our home network that won't let me join in on the fun. Enjoy your new iPod clock radio! :)

  2. Congratulations! Those fabrics are so lovely. I would be having a hard time cutting it too, but just stare at it. hahaha....

  3. WOW! Those fabrics are gorgeous! I can't wait to see how your quilt turns out!

  4. Very nice fabric choices, Ruth! Your wholecloth quilt is going to look beautiful!

  5. Beautiful fabrics! As for the fat quarters, I have the bottom right and tip middle to make a summer dress at some point soon. They are both Heather Bailey Nicey Jane. :-)