Here is my little package that arrived today from Quilt Taffy in Idaho. I love those girls. They have great stuff and such a fun blog.
Here is a pattern I've been wanting and 2 pieces of fabric that I'm going to use to spruce up my living room.They are from different lines but I like to mix it up. I think they look great together. The colors and patterns are so darling (yep Joanna, I said darling). I can't wait to have fun with them.
My sister Teri let me borrow a magazine with fabric ideas in it. This picture (above) inside the magazine totally captivated me. Instead of a slipcover for my tired 80's couch (I'm afraid to make a slipcover and have been putting it off) I think I'll do this! Its just a quilt made from a pretty piece of blue fabric and a huge pillow to fit snugly in along the back of the couch. I'll make a few throw pillows but not quite like the ones shown. I think this is a really fresh way to hide a tired couch that still has great structure. So I'm going to use the blue one above for the bottom piece and the great Pop Garden rose print for the pillow. I love the contrast of the two, like in the magazine.
Then I got opened a package from Jen Duncan. It was wrapped so cute I hated to open it. I won a little giveaway at Jen's blog. Thank you Jen! Jen inspires me.
And this was in the package - Marie Claire Ideas. I love this magazine. My subscription ran out a bit ago but thanks to Jen I got the latest edition. It will be fun to relax and read in bed. Well, read is not really what I do with it since I don't speak French, but the pictures say it all anyway.
And last, but certainly NOT least a very sweet "pal" sent me a secret gift. I love it and I'm dreaming of what to do with it. When I opened the package I let out a little scream. Its so cute its happiness. Thank you!!!!
And all of these little items are sitting on some fabric I adore and can't wait to use, too. Oh yeah, I got that last month. It was a stash buy. Sorry but I had to have it. I think I'm slowly turning into a blue person. Weird for me.
Anyway its all fun stuff. And I've decided on a name for my dresses quilt - more on that another day. Thank you all for your sweet and thoughtful comments!! I was very humbled by your compliments for that quilt. Thank you so much. I just dropped it off to be hung in our local quilt show this weekend.