Thursday, October 8, 2009

Woohoo!!

Now that I have a super tidied up sewing room, you would think I have spent the week in there. Alas, I have been working all week and have been having crafty withdrawals (apart from the times I have been just standing in front of my new cupboard, staring at my fabric!) However, when I came home from work this afternoon, I nearly tripped over a big box on my front step. A little while ago I had entered a giveaway, then promptly forgot about it...until I got an email from the lovely Erica of Erica's Essential Suchness telling me I had won her giveaway, woohoo!!! Erica you have totally spoilt me...check out what she sent me all the way from the US....


Look at how Erica has wrapped my pressie, in such gorgeous paper, and then what a fabulous idea to wrap it up in coloured wool with a matching, gorgeous, handmade crochet flower! I'm going to put a pin on the back of her flower and turn it into a brooch and wear it on my denim jacket, I love it.


Inside the beautifully wrapped box was this...


Let's go through it...


Pom Pom makers! I loved making pom pom's as a child and spent many long hours cutting out the two cardboard circles and forcing a large ball of wool through and around the small hole in the cardboard donut. These pom pom makers are so much easier...I can see lots of pom pom's being made around here again.


To help me make lots of pom pom's Erica has given me 3 beautiful balls of superwash merino yarn, with the most yummy names...Asparagus, Petal and Beach Glass. I will have to make sure my Mum doesn't eye these off, she is an amazing knitter! Aren't they simply gorgeous colours?


Then she threw in a big surprise...3 fat quarters of flea market fancy...oh-my-goodness Erica how could you part with these, you know how much I love fmf!! And the all elusive grey with orange flower that I have been trying so hard to find more of.

Thank you so much Erica for your wonderful, thoughtful gifts, I appreciate them so much. And just to show I can make pom pom's still...here's one I whipped up in about 2 minutes using my new pom pom maker and some leftover sock wool (I couldn't bear to touch my new wool just yet, I will savour that for a while first!)....



Oh, and while I'm on a winning streak I found out this morning that I had won someone else's giveaway...I will show you that one soon. Lucky me! xo

20 comments:

Lizzie said...

What a great surprise to come home to and I adore your pom pom, years since I made one :o)
Enjoy,
Lizzie
XXX

solomi558 said...

Here in England my friend bluebell and I have noticed lots of things made with pom poms, scarves,and bath mats this week-------------------------cottonreel

susi said...

dear cathy,what a lovely surprise,i never won nothing at all,but maybe it is for i am happy enough,hugs,susi

Andi said...

What a divine surprise!!

Janet said...

Loveliness in a box and FMF wow you are lucky.
Congratulations, now you're going to find places to put pom poms on.

lizzie said...

the pom pom makers are really great fun, i used to sell them in my shop! you can also use thead in them, watercoulours by caron, which are overdyed, works really well!

Rebecca said...

I can remember making big pom pom with my friends. I made them awhile back with my boys one rainy afternoon they had alot of fun and the cats enjoyed them too. I feel a pom pom storm heading your way have fun.
Hugs Bec

Karen said...

...ur on a winning streak! That pompom maker looks cool....enjoy all ur fun stuff!

Sue said...

oh wow I'm so jealous FMF in grey. You lucky thing.

Stephanie said...

Wow that is one pretty box of goodies. Beautiful yarns and yes, the coveted Flea Market Fancy fabric. Now you can make pom poms for all of your holiday projects. They are cute and look very addictive.

Cardygirl said...

Who's a lucky girl then?

Nedra said...

I will send you another e-mail with a picture attached for an idea on how to use your pom pom makers. I just recently purchased two. Great give away.

Dee said...

Wowzers! What a treasure! The hearts of quilters never cease to amaze me at how large and sharing they are! Including yours! I've learned so much and been so inspired (still trying to figure our how I could get away with using black and white polka dot binding!). I'm so tickled you won such a neat and meaningful box of love and goodness! You deserve only good things dear!
Blessings!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

What a nice treat to come home to after cleaning your work space.!!!
here's I was hoping it had a tag on that box, to V at Bumble beans, NYC..
he he.
just kididng...

Love your stuff.

Kate said...

I want to send the awesome crochet flower to my daughter in law. She is just learning how to crochet and this will really get her excited that she can make things other than granny squares!! LOL

Great blog posts. Love your quilts and colors and newly organized fabric closet. Soooooo inspirational!!!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I'm so glad you like it Cathy! I knew you liked the FMF, how could I not send you some? :) But I had no idea you were hunting for the grey! How funny is that!?

Congrats on your second win!

YankeeQuilter said...

Love the pom-pom! I just made some big red ones for part of my niece's halloween costume...amazing how you never forget the crafts you learn when you are eight years old!

Blue Mountains, NSW said...

Wow, what lovely goodies! Love the Beach Glass coloured wool. Haven't pom pom makers got sophisticated!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Well done on your win - love the idea of using a crocheted flower as part of the gift wrapping.

Deb said...

SO Cool - I'd just be happy with the box .