God bless your incredibly generous heart my friend! I finally won a give away and believe me - it was no small thing. If you don't know Jeanne yet, do pop over to her blog and say hello. She has been giving away lots of stuff and I was one of the lucky ones. It took some time to arrange the shipping and I still think we have an issue about the costs… FYI - not only did this woman give away a small fortune in fabrics; she insisted on paying the shipping as well. (60$)
Of course she told me at once that I had won, but I didn't post about it. Somehow I just could not believe what she told me (sorry Jeanne). What I did do was to tell everyone I know about it and speculate on the contents of this mystery package. You know the pleasant kind of last elusive thoughts before you are off to dreamland…
Finally the German customs ordered me (and my bank savings) into Their Presence. Of course the note had to arrive on a Saturday. How could it be else? Normally I’m really tolerant about free weekends, but this time… Urrrghhh!!
Early on beautiful Monday morning Beauty and I set out, drooling at the prospect of soon opening this treasure trove. Of course there were no parking spaces left near the customs, so Beauty had to stay in the car to fend of any straying police officers with intrusive parking tickets. Believe me, she wasn't happy about this turn of things. I almost made it to the head of the line and soon was able to take a cutter to the parcel and finally grab about in the contents. Then there came the haggling about the dues, but I survived. Poor, but happy.
Of course we just had to look at once at every single piece of fabric and making first plans for the future use (while driving home). Solely due to the vigilance of the other vehicles on the road we safely arrived at our destination. At home the fingering and drooling continued and we made a second, third ASO inspection of every single thread. There were some 16 meters of yardage, 10 fat quarters, 2 jelly rolls and 2 charm packs in the box. Mostly the fabrics where in the Natures chorus and the Frolic lines, but there were some other fabrics as well.
What can I say – it will probably take years to make all the projects we planned at the spur of the moment, but it will be great fun!
At the moment I’m making Jeanne’s gift, but it is hard going. The first attempt ended with the realization that I’d got the pattern all wrong. The second attempt I messed up really bad myself. During the third attempt I finally saw that the pattern was wrong (not me), but I decided I was able to save it. At least I’m still working on the third season. My plan is to send the gift on its way into before Christmas (this year). It is only a small gift in comparison to Jeanne’s, but I hope I’ve chosen the right thing for her. Now it is your turn, Jeanne, to speculate on the contents of my parcel…Many happy dreams!