Saturday, May 16, 2009

Amazing giveaway response!

Wow everyone - thank you so much! You are totally awesome and I love the way you're embracing the giveaway concept. 21 new followers so far AND forty comments to date on the post below! I am overcome. And I can't wait to see who the winner eventually is on May 23!

Fatpuss is absolutely beside himself with pride. He is taking all the credit , that greedy puss, for being the one who *really* inspired you all to take part, and he would like to thank everyone for the nice compliments about him and his magnificent haunches. That cat's got booty, he truly does. He is without doubt a truly marvellous animal and is pleased you all recognise it too.

There's been nearly three days break in transmission, which is primarily due to my having flown to Sydney for a girls' weekend with the Sister Of My Heart and Mountaingirl, who live (conveniently) very close to each other.

And what have I made them do while we've been having this girl's weekend? I've made them go to fabric shops, naturally, even though neither of them are the crafty type. They're good friends, these gals. They have the kind of patience I wish I were able to develop.

Want to see what I bought? I had to come all the way to Sydney to get it, but LOOK and BEHOLD - my magnificent new corduroy collection.

(I just need to say something first: Penrith Lincraft, you suck. Apart from your one nice boy at the service counter, you suck big time. You need to know this.)

But Penrith Spotlight, you totally rock!! If anyone out there is in need of a wide range of corduroy I cannot recommend this store enough. I've never known a Spotlight like it. The lovely Jo who served me actually knew about fabric, and showed an interest in what I was buying, and even managed not to fall over with hilarity when I asked if she could whisper the total price to me so I didn't faint. (It was $362, if you're wondering. See? Now you understand why I needed it to be whispered.)

And I got this lovely variety of 30's inspired cotton as well, which I just love.

Of course, it's completely the wrong kind of weather to be sewing it up - I think I'm going to make it into clothes - but it was one of those moments where I knew I wasn't going to be back here for a little while, and I had to weigh up the possibility of not buying it and never finding it again, against the overweight baggage fee and the near-impossible chance of sneaking it into the house unseen by My One True Love.

It was a mighty internal struggle and I dithered for .... oh, at least fifteen seconds.

In the end there was really no question. Reader, I bought it.

And then I bought these two pieces as well. Might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb, eh?


Finki (jay) said...

What a great stash. I totally agree that you gotta buy it when you see it, cause one day when we have no money but lots of time, we'll have the best fabric stash goin' to keep us busy.

bubbachenille said...

And of course we all know that "she who dies with the most fabric wins" You might win !

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Great finds - really like the last 2. I sometimes find some little treats at spolight.

Christina Lowry said...

Ohhh, lots of fabric... totally understand the whispering thing... hubby saw credit card statement after Stiches and Craft show... I don't think he whispered the amount!
I love love love the 'Vintage Treasure' fabrics at Spotlight! I brought some awhile ago for a quilt I am making, but I wish I wasn't banned from the credit card so that I could buy more. :)
PS. Sounds like a good girls weekend then?

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

How'd you get to be so funny? I love it! I was giggling the whole way through :-)

Mountaingirl said...

Oh, it was terrible spending some time with you. Just TERRIBLE ;-)

And you forgot to mention the gorgeous panel material you got from Leura, and the dress-makers scissors, and the lovely trio of vintage dress pictures, and the cute tin you wanted (but which I'm sure I'll be sent to get in the next couple of weeks), and the ... oh well... suffice to say I cant beLIEVE you got it all in your suitcase. Lucky you offloaded my Hoot first.

THANKYOU for my beautiful Hoot. I LOVE it and it looks FABulous in my Book Nook.


Finki (jay) said...

I'm such a firm believer in getting things there and then. I've had one too many times when I said no, went back and it wasn't there. Good on yah for fillin up them suitcases. Should keep you going for a while.

eeloh said...

The corduroy sounds wonderful. I'd love some to copy a toddler's jacket that my daughter is growing out of. So hopefully my Spotlight will stock similar stuff to Penrith.

I hear what you're saying about the sales assistants. my experiences at both stores veers -at both - between extremes of helpful and knowledgeable to downright rude.

Lastly, I am intrigued by your giveaway. I don't want it per se, but I would really love to see a photo of it.

My Black Cardigan said...

Great additions to the stash... so some will go on clothes, what else is on the 'To Do' list....???

PS.. I think whispering does make things sound cheaper, a bargain even!

Rose said...

Nice stash, very jealous.... not that I would know what to do with it LOL...