Monday, September 29, 2008

I Won Some Fabric and I'm Giving Some Away!

Isn't it funny how life works - how when one door closes, another one seems to open?  That's the way I feel today.  I vowed just over one month ago not to buy fabric, etc., for a year.  Today I found out that I'm a winner in a Fall Fabric Giveaway by Quilting Arts' own Pokey Bolton!  I enjoy reading her blog to see what's going on at Quilting Arts and Paper Cloth Scissors magazines.  Recently she asked readers to guess what she was doing on her vacation, tell about their favorite artists' book, and also tell what retreats and quilt shows they'd attended during this year.  I sent in the e-mails and was one of 15 winners!

The cool thing about the fabric is that Pokey herself painted, dyed, stamped it.  It's all one of a kind.  I'll have to plan a special project for this!  I know what you're thinking - I already have way too much fabric, and yes, I do!  But I didn't buy this, so I guess I haven't broken my pledge.  I'll take a picture of the fabric as soon as I get it, probably in a week or so!

I didn't get upstairs to my studio today, but I did work on my applique circles.  Tomorrow I'm planning to work on two new projects though.   One will be a  batik project and the other will be entitled, "Beer Garden."  I'll post my progress tomorrow.

In celebration of my fabric bonanza, I've decided to have my own giveaway.  Professional organizers always say that when you bring something new into your house, you need to get rid of something else.  So that's what I'm going to do...

Comment to this post by Monday, October 6, at 12 midnight CDT and I'll randomly select one winner to receive a selection of fall fabrics and an autographed copy of my book, Fabric Photo Play.  Good luck to all.


blueviolet said...

That's so kind of you to have a giveaway yourself. I didn't know organizers said to give something away whenever you brought something in. I should put that into practice myself and then maybe my basement wouldn't be such a treasure trove of stored items!

The Southern Mom said...

Ha hubby has the same sentiment, when he buys new underwear and socks, he throws all the old ones away!

I'd love to be included in the giveaway! Maybe I should do the same (it is kind of overflowing in here!)

Anonymous said...

That's great to get a giveaway Julie when you are resisting so well buying any. The batik project sounds interesting. Love batik work

Joan said...

That's great to get a giveaway Julie when you are resisting so well buying any. The batik project sounds interesting. Love batik work

jano said...

I didn't know that rule existed. It's really hard for me to part with my fabric. I'm enjoying reading your blog!!

Jan O

Susan Cahill said...

Boy, if you could see my sewing room, I'd have to have a giveaway every day for a long time to get it under control. Of course I'd rather win your fabric then deal with organizing what I already have, I say the more the merrier!
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Beth in AL said...

Hi Judy - Your blog is looking great - I haven't been able to read in a while. Congrats on your successful month of the no-buy challenge. Not buying fabric sure has not dampened your creativity at all. See you at Bee or Guild!
Beth C.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Congrats on your win, Judy. And count me in the drawing. I pledged not to buy more fabric, too. But I never pledged to not win some. --Susan C.

Just Jenn said...

Heehee! That's so great that you won!

A number of years ago I lucked into finding out about a woman who was giving away a giant box of fabric (she was going to grad school - no more time for sewing). She decided to give it to me. I couldn't believe it - so of course I doled out more then half of it to my friends who also quilt. It was more fun to give it away then stash it away!

BTW - the give away fabrics look very nice. =)

Ginger said...

Oh, darn, a little too late. Well, congrats on winning that giveaway, and great blog!

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