Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm a winner!!!

I commented on a post for a give away with Red Fish Circle, the first of the month. We were asked to share our favorite forest critter meeting.

Here is the one I shared....and I won!

"When my three oldest children were little (5 and under), we went to a park near dusk. As we drove around, it was like a special place opened up right before our eyes. We began to spot night life everywhere we looked. My little children screamed with delight as they saw animals in real life for the first time: raccoons, baby skunks, possums, armadillos, and then as we drove out of the park, shiny eyes caught our attention. A herd of deer, 20 or so, lying in the grass. It was a wonderful night for my little ones, and a memory I will have for always."

Amy Schimler, the designer of the Forest Fun collection with Robert Kaufman, sent me the sweetest little fabric in the world. It's a one yard piece. And, some sweet little pins. The wonderful thing about it, is that is such a reminder of my Granny, who was also a quilter. She LOVED owls. So, I'm going to have to think of something wonderful to make for myself. Thanks Amy!!!

Have any ideas???? Let me know.



Jackie said...

I don't have any ideas but that fabric sure is cute! I love your story too!

Stewpot said...

bright and cheerful fabric! Such fun. I could not tell how much fabric you had, but perhaps a photo album cover, a tote bag, or a quilt similar to that cheerful turning 20 block you made a while back.....or since it reminds you of your granny, save it for a few years and then make your grandbaby a blanket to remind them of you.... :)

WhiteStone said...

Those pins are perfect for a summer hat or a denim vest. The fabric would be lovely for any kitchen item or a cheerful mini-quilt for the wall. Congrats on winning! And I enjoyed reading your winning post!

Libby said...

What a wonderful memory for you and your kids . . . . congrats on the win *s*

Kim said...

Are those pin back buttons? What I've done--because I don't tend to wear pins--is remove the pin and glue what are called Quilters Tacks (thumb tacks with BIG heads)to the backs to use as push pins. Or glue magnets inside the backs to use on the fridge.

I just saw that fabric in the Hancocks of Paducah catalogue and thought it was pretty cool!