Wednesday, August 13, 2008

thank yous and a giveaway

I get a LOT of great mail. So much so, that my family despises when I get a package in the mail. I don't let it get me down, though. :)

I am (very) behind in thanking the wonderful ladies that sent me goodies, so here goes:

I won a give away awhile back on Glenna's blog. She let me choose one of her patterns, and I loved this one because I can make quilts for both my boys and my girl. It's two patterns in one. Thanks Glenna!

Carolyn sent me a package of fabric months ago. Here is just a portion of it. She is my all time most generous fabric supplier. EVER. Thanks dude. ;)

Today at the Post Office I picked up this fabulous package from Frieda. It's a thank you for doing the quilt along. Look at all those delicious fabrics....

and this super sweet pin cushion. Thanks so much Frieda! I love it all.

Katherine sent me a package for my birthday....wonderful vintage fabric....

and this cute embroidered zip pouch, which happens to match my needlebook. It will become my little portable sewing caddy for when I am hand stitching the binding on my quilts. Katherine, it's a joy to use such beautiful and well made gifts from you.

Here is a wonderful assortment of vintage sheets from Lina as a thank you for helping her with some quilting questions. Lina, you've got great taste and thanks for sharing with me!

Erin sent me this adorable moleskin just for sending her some vintage sheet scraps. I have got to be one of her biggest fans. I love everything she makes. The moleskin is almost too nice to use...but I did (aren't you proud of me?) start filling it with ideas. I love it, Erin. Thank you.

Beth and I did a swap a few weeks ago. She sent me a lot of fabulous scraps, including a bunch of pre-cut triangles (!!!) and I sent her some red fabric. Thanks Beth, for such a fun assortment of fabrics.

And last but not least, Jodie sent me this adorable little bird cage for her retrospective give away. It cost a pretty penny to send the little package, but I appreciate it so much. My kids asked if they could have it and I politely declined. Thanks Jodie!

Thanks so much, to each and every one of you very kind and generous ladies!

Now, on to the rest of the reason I am so happy today. My daughter (2 yrs and 4 months) started potty training on her own this week! After almost 8 years of constant diapering in this house (and 2 in diapers at one time for about a year of that) we are seeing the end!!!! YIPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!There's been a lot of yelling and carrying on (in the best possible way) when she is successful. Good times. Good times.

So in honor of all the good mail and all the potty training excitement I'd like to give away a bundle of fabric. Between my new purchases and my generous friends, I have plenty to share. Leave me a comment stating your favorite color or color combination and I'll put your name in a virtual hat. I'll draw a name on Saturday. And thanks so much for reading my little blog. I appreciate it sooooooooo much.

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Russ and Nic said...

Greens are a favorite of mine. And add a little pink to make it a little more girlie.

Katie Jean said...

that is some good mail you lucky girl!!

I'd love to win some fabrics from your stash :) I'm working on a red and aqua quilt now and I'm needing to find some more fabrics!

Amy said...

Wow, that is some seriously awesome mail!! I would have to say my favorite color is brown, but red comes in pretty close behind.

Linda said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again... you get more good mail than anyone I know! LOL
Those quilt patterns are really cute!

Oh, and my favorites these days seem to be aquas and pinks, although I'm not terribly picky. :)

Anina said...

Lucky, lucky you! I love getting goodies in the mail.

Anonymous said...

how wonderful to share...as they say "good things come to those that give". Hmmm....favorites have to be pink and pink (G)!!!! Annie in San Diego

Crazy Train said...

Normally I would automatically say pink, but.. I have been loving orange lately! Orange and green, brown, turquoise.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Samantha said...

It's so hard to choose a color or combination! I've been eyeing red and aqua creations lately, but I love anything with pink also.

TLC said...

I've never met a color I didn't like, but my favorite is red. I came to blogland a little late for your star-a-long so I hope you do another something soon!

Suzy said...

Reds absolutely! With yellow a close second. Reds scream "look at me, look at me!" And nothing like yellow to make a quilt sing.

Loved all your show and tell. Aren't friends great for a pick-me-up? :o)

C. said...

I've loved green since I was a little girl. Combine it with yellow and blue and I'm in heaven.

Michelle said...

Oh, you are such a sweetheart! I stumbled on your blog a few months ago (google search for free motion quilting came up with your video tutorial very high in the list)... and I blame you my newfound interest in lurking quilty blogs. :)

I'm interested in a rainbow of colors - something that will work for following your quilt-a-longs...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Shannon said...

I've had a hankering for orange lately.

Pamela said...

Green is my favorite color, but I've been attracted to aquas and pinks lately.

Really enjoying your blog since I found it a few weeks ago. You're such an inspiration with all your beautiful work!

Carrie Haughey said...

oooooh! Pink and brown! classy, casual, but girly!!

Mearaid said...

I am totally envious of all the goodies you recieve in the mail. I'd have to say my fave colour is purple or maybe pink or red, my stash is pretty pitiful so all fabrics are welcome.

Jennifer said...

pink and brown for certain.
How fun!

Frieda said...

Hi Amandajean
I am glad you got the package. I love greens and reds. Hope you have a great week. Yea for potty training.

annie said...

i feel lame, because i've never commented before even though i read faithfully on my google reader. but you got some incredibly fabulous mail, there, and i am enormously jealous. also, i like greens, yellows, blues, pinks, and purples. :) i'm trying desperately to learn how to quilt but can't build up the courage to actually make my scissors cut the fabric.

Evelyn and Art said...

I'm finding reds, black and creams to be extremely delicious color combos! I love pinks and browns as well!

Gretchen said...

Let me see...

My favorite color? Right now it's red.

Favorite color combination? Right now it's brown and red.

Followed by:
pink and brown
red and aqua

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

I love your blog! My favorite color scheme right now is purple and yellow :)

dot said...

what great gifts. Horray for no more diapers. I will join in the give away. My favorite color- orange and anything that goes with it. LOve your blog.

sarah, rsm said...

What wonderful mail ~ I'm smiling with you! Oooooooh I've seen your creations and would love to have some of your extras! :c] Favorite color or combination? That has always been a difficult question for me. I TRULY like it all!!

Angela said...

Wow! I love oranges and yellows and greens together. But really I'm still learning and open to most anything. Looks like you've received some great packages! Enjoy!

Lori said...

I think I like all colors for the most part. Pink is not a favorite unless it's paired with brown, then it's kind cool. I am a little more partial to the fall spectrum, dusty oranges, red, greens and mustard though.

Rachael Adele said...

Red and aqua are my current favorites-- that's how my kitchen is decorated, and I think it looks fresh and clean. Kind of like Aquafresh toothpaste, only prettier.

Jacquie said...

what lovely packages...aqua is my favorite color...i love blue and green, red, orange and green...pink is the new black...hmmmm guess i just love color. Seriously...congrats on the potty training! that's wonderful...you're entering a new phase.

Sunny said...

Oh my goodness! Lot of goodies. I love blue and white. Congrats on the potty training. I do not miss those days at all. LOL

anne said...

Love your Bento Box, will have to start savings plains. Wow what awesome mail you got. My favourite colour is green. Well done on the potty training, go girl. Happy stitching

The Jen said...

Wow, you have alot going on. AND sharing the love. Thank you. I'm a big fan of the black/white/red color scheme for quilts. Favorite color is blue, though. ~jen~

Sarah said...

Such wonderful mail!! You are one lucky lady. And congrats on the potty training, I can imagine that's quite a relief. To answer your question, I'd say orange and pink is my favorite color combo right now (though I'm loving the blue/green/purple of your bento box quilt). Oh, and go check out my blog, I have a little "blog award" for you!

julieua said...

I love that little birdcage and all your wonderful mail! My new fave color is orange. My all time fave color is blue. And I like both with brown! I enjoy your blog!

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Way to go A! I wish you'd talk to EM a put on a little "Peer Pressure"!:)

Hannah said...

LOVE YOUR QUILTS!

I'm making quilts for my 3 sisters-in-law for Christmas (which is VERY ambitious, since I'm a beginner), and one needs to be aqua-themed, and I'm trying to decide what to mix with that. I love your aqua and red one, so maybe I'll do red with it! Any other suggestions? :)

Frogdancer said...

It's been years since my 'baby' was first out of nappies, but after having 4 kids in 5 years I still remember the joy I felt at NEVER having to stop in the nappy aisle of the supermarket anymore!!!

Greens and blues here!! I finished the fourth quilt for the last son, so now each son has one. Now it's time for me!!!!

Shelli said...

Well, apparently, Malka thinks the potty is made of fire and glass. She'll hold it in all night, REFUSE to use the potty, demand a diaper, and let loose 5 minutes later. We sigh, and just hope when she's ready, she'll impress us by doing it in 3 days or less! ;) (she's 2 years 8 months)

colors? I'm still collecting my greens for the star quilt along, and have found some fun ones, including some good vintage sheets, too! (squee!) I did get a bit side tracked, as I have THREE friends all due to give birth in September, so i've been busy busy busy with baby quilts these days, but I CANNOT WAIT to start the star quilt a long.

Rebecca said...

I would love to get some fabrics in reds, oranges, yellows - nice and bright. Thanks for the giveaway - I love checking out your blog for new ideas.

RobinE said...

Wow. The thought of no diapers is just crazy! Congrats on potty training goodness! And all that wonderful mail! :)

I would love to get some fabrics in greens, browns, yellows... those earthy tones.

Samantha said...

I know how you feel! I have been diapering constantly for 9 years now with a few more to go (my youngest is only 2 months). I cannot wait for that day LOL I love most colors, reds, pinks, turquoise, browns etc.

Jen said...

I look forward to when my youngest is finally toilet trained. At 18 months it won't be long now, I hope!

Anyway, my current favourite colour combination is dark chocolate brown with duck egg blue and raspberry red. Perhaps throw in some vanilla there, too!

Sounds yum (except for the egg).

Amanda said...

My youngest turns two in October - I cannot WAIT to be rid of diapers for good!!
My favorite color combination is pink and brown, but I love everything.
By the way - it was really weird to see your post in July that your birthday was July 4th - mine is also July 4th and my name is Amanda Jeanne!! Thank goodness our middle names are spelled differently or that would be really creepy!

Veronica said...

Looks like my red-and-aqua love is shared by a lot of folks! :) (I'm also loving orange and gray at the moment, too)

Sam said...

a great mail day indeed! not to mention some great color combo suggestions in the comments. i've been wanting to make a quilt for the bedroom, which has apple green walls. i've been thinking of greens and oranges, but i love reds too....thoughts?

Kristie said...

Wow-Wee!!!! You really recieved some nice gifts!!!! Don't you just love quilters?? They are so unselfish!!!

Please put me in for your giveaway. I just love reds, blues and greens...
Kristie

Maya Madhavan said...

I'd say congratulations are in order! It is a big deal and I can't wait for the day; my son is 11 months old now

I love reds and greens - can't have enough of those! Thanks!

Amy said...

Ohhh you have been a very lucky lady. Hmmm, a color combo? How about brown and blue! I have had blue on the brain since we found out we a re having a boy!

meredith said...

You so deserve every one of those gifts!

My favorite combo - earth tones with pops of bright colors - like turquoise.

QuiltedSimple said...

You got some fabulous gifts - love all that fabric. My favorite colors are aqua and red (after seeing your picnic quilt) or greens/blues.
Kris

Holly said...

I have recently discovered your blog and it's reigniting my passion for quilting as it has recently taken a back seat for sewing clothes for my kids. I'm into pinks.
Thanks for asking!

Stephanie D. said...

Congrats on the potty training! WhatEVER will you do with yourself now? lol

My favorite color combos are still blue and green, blue and purple, and red and TURQUOISE, not aqua.

Then again, I like green and brown, and magenta and orange, and red and black, and--can you tell I'm into brights?

Marcia said...

Hi, I love all of your beautiful work and go to your blog daily to be inspired ! I love blues, greens, reds, yellows, pretty much all colors except maybe brown, but than I frequently find myself needing a bit of it so...
Thanks for having the giveaway!

Vicki said...

Cool, I'd love to win. I've been subscribed to your blog for a couple weeks and am amazed by your productivity. I'm in the market for girlie fabric :).

mamaspark said...

My favorite combination is blue and green! Awesome "stuff"!

Mama Urchin said...

Hooray for potty training. We're working on it here too. Lots of happy dances going on around the toilet.

As for the colors, I like green and pink I think.

The P*dunc's said...

Love your skills!

I have a different combination of colors in my head for each person in my family:

Baby girl: pinks, turquiose, greens, browns

"Big boy": Americana, red, white, blue, beige

Me: Greens, mauves, icey blues

Hubby: um... right now, he kind of gets the fabric color combination shaft, poor guy!

Anita said...

Good luck with the potty training. Hope it is over quickly without too many messes
to clean up!

Sarah N. said...

That's a lot of mail goodies!

Favorite color combo? Blue and yellow.

thanks for the giveaway!

mystikal said...

love the birdcage
I've really been getting into pinks and browns lately. And of course my favorite color combination is blues and greens.

Alissa said...

What wonderful mail!! And I love a give away to celebrate potty training! Ha! Color combo I'm currently obsessing over is aqua/orange/chocolate brown but I love reds with aqua too!

Brittney said...

Favorite color? Pink! I am planning a scrappy quilt in pinks and pastels for myself to keep me cozy while my husband is away for 3 months during the winter months.

Sandy said...

Oh, your mail is wonderful.
I think my favorites right now would be yellow/gold.

Carrie said...

What a fun bunch of mail you've gotten! My favorite color combo right now is turquoise and orange. I bought a piece of fabric in these colors to recover my ironing board.

Jessica said...

No wonder you love the mail ~ look at all of those goodies! :). I don't really have a favorite color, I love all brights. I think my next quilt that I'm going to make for myself is going to be pinks/chocolates.

Kristy said...

Wow! What nice mail you receive! Wish I got mail like that! I mostly get bills with an occasional postcard in the mix. Pretty boring.

My favorite colors are lime green and either blues or pinks depending on what mood I'm in. But lime green is my all time favorite. So cheery and fun.

Thanks for sharing your blog with us all. It has been very inspiring to say the least! You are awesome! And because of you I am finishing up my 5th quilt at the moment. :-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love all your mail goodies! It must feel like Christmas as your place.
I love blues and browns at the moment!

mommymae said...

yellow

Joyce said...

Wow ,so many comments. I don't have much of a chance, but any way I love all colors but yellow and blue are my current faves.

Liz said...

What lovely goodies you've gotten! I'd love to win some fabric, but I'd like you to choose the colors. I am colorphobic... if I win just choose something for me that works togehter. Thanks.

sulu-design said...

Don't count me in for the giveaway - I've gotten so many treats from you in the past. I just wanted to let you know that I had a huge smile on my face while reading this for a few reasons:
1. Look at all the love!
2. You used the book Erin sent you (I'd be tempted not to write in it either).
3. Potty training - YES!
Hope you're relishing all the goodness!

aSprinkling said...

I'm on a red kick at the moment. Before long I'm going to start work on a quilt for my girl's transition to a "big girl bed". I can't wait to find lots of great red and white!

Jody said...

I've recently stumbled across your blog and am so inspired by your beautiful creations. I'm a new mom and beginning quilter so I am looking forward to the time I can make my daughter some quilts/playmats of her own! I have to say my favorite colour combinations are orange, pink and red. I love your aqua and red quilt as well!
Thank you for the opportunity to win some fabic goodies!

Stephanie said...

I'm in a red and aqua mode myself- or chocolate. You can never go wrong there either.
Yay for potty training!!

Shanna said...

First of all, I offer congrats on the potty training! We are also seeing the end of that road and it is a wonderful thing!! I love all the pinks, especially the strips! They are beautiful. Of course all of your fabrics are lovely! You have great taste and so do the ladies you received them from :o)

melissa s. said...

congrats on the potty training! we're seeing the light at the end of the potty tunnel as well and it feels soooo good! I'm in love with red right now (and love reading your blog, btw!)

Anonymous said...

you have no idea how much i appreciate you!! i visit your blog daily, several times a day. you inspire me. i really appreciate it. i think i love the colors turquoise and lime green. it is the same pattern as the pants you made your little girl, in orange and pink. have a great one. maggie - maggienstamps@comcast.net

styler said...

Hi - thanks for this opportunity. Your quilts and the ease with which you put them together (so it seems) is a fantastic inspiration.

I am a red, grey, black kind of girl but also love a bit of purple and teal thrown in as well!

Sue Cahill said...

Thanks so much for sharing so much with us. It is so sweet that you are ofering up a giveaway.
My favorite color is rosy pink, and with it green, yellow or purple. I actually love all colors so choosing is hard.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

james and bess said...

LOVE your blog - thanks for the quilty inspiration!

p.s. i love blues and greens!

-bess

Selina said...

You lucky ducky!
I am reading back through your blog at the moment and loving everything you do.
I'd have to say red and aqua, I am also doing a quilt in those colours. :)

Melanie said...

Your blog is one of the first I started reading. I just love your quilts - you are such an inspiration. I am just learning to quilt - starting with a doll quilt or two for my girls. My goal is to make a quilt for my girls' room - colors are purples and blues.

Sherry said...

Wow, lots of nice mail you've received lately! Yippee on the successful potty training too. I love most all colors, brights, pastels but I have to say I love pink & green or pink & brown for my favorite combinations. Love following your blog!

~D Spack~ said...

I'm green not with envy, unless I don't win!!!
I'm loving the red and aqua thing goin' on! Hoping to win in Idaho!!!!

miniaturequilter said...

Brown and blue together-it's growing on me! Found your site when i saw some wonderful blocks on someones blog and they said it was a quilt along on your blog.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

I love green but yesterday when I was making a block for a sick friend in black and red I was surprised how great the two colours looked together. In the summer I love blue... well I love a lot of colours.

Marie Ann said...

I love your blog and teal fabrics!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and I like blues.

Do you by chance have any information/instructions on how you attach the binding? Do you hand sew all of your bindings? I try to use the machine, and they are HORRIBLE. I tried to hand sew the last one and it took me forever, and honestly, it didn't seem that durable.

So, that's probably a stupid question. I looked around but I couldn't find anything on binding.

Thanks again for your blog, I'm not even sure how I got here, but I love it!

Tracey D

Holly said...

That is some great mail!

Congratulations on the potty training! I completely understand how wonderful that news is. Potty training has been a major source of excitement (and frustration) at our house for several months, and I think we're almost there. I expect to have a good three weeks of no diapers before we start all over again. :)

Favorite color...that's hard. No, not really. Blue. I love blue. Blue and red, blue and white, blue and yellow...I'll just say blue.

Anonymous said...

Ok, forget my stupid question. After posting it I thought I should just try to google, and lo and behold I found several sites that told me exactly how to do it-geez, I'm an idiot!

Thanks anyhow. Oh yeah, congrats on all the awesome mail, and potty training!

Tracey D

Marissa said...

I love reading your blog. Every time you post a quilt you give me inspiration. I am also a mama that likes to sew, so its fun to see someone like me doing what they like.

If I had to pick a color it would be purple, but I really have a love for all colors.

Amber said...

Hi!

I'm not sure if I've commented here before, but if not, I love seeing all your projects! Great inspiration . . . .

My favorite colors are those I think God likes best--blue & green--the colors of nature!

(Our two-year-old self trained as well--such a joy! Keep cheering her on!)

Leslie said...

what fun packages...i think my favorite colors are blues and greens..bold colors. There are so many that i love it is hard to narrow it down.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

I am looking at doing a black and white quilt and have very little of those. I must say you received some absolutely wonderful goodies in the mail...yummy!

pincushionpoints said...

Yeah for no more diapers!!!! We had a really hard time with my second daughter. Hope it continues to go good for you. I would love a package from you. I would love pink or purple. Thanks for sharing.

I am ... said...

I have a 2 1/2 year old son ... we're all about carrying on for potty time! :)

I'm a fairly new quilter ... my stash is pretty bare! I just love color.... but I need boy'ish colors for a big boy quilt for my son!

Love your blog!!!

Rachelmp said...

Great mail! I have one of Jodies birdcages and they are just the sweetest. Now, if I am lucky with the fabrics... I like anything that is a bit pretty, with spots and I like reds too. Thanks for being so generous Amandajean!

Alice said...

I am loving any brights at the moment--greens, oranges, hot pinks, reds, etc. I love your website and love seeing all your projects!

Tine said...

Congratulations on the potty training! That is really great!! Can't wait until that happens at my house. LOL!
And what a fun giveaway :-)
I have so many favourite colors... Hmm... I'm planning a quilt for my son, and am missing some navy-colored fabric! And for soem reason I am always missing light colors!

elizabeth said...

What a great bunch of friends and mail! And congrats to your daughter for potty-training!! My 4 year old just started 2 days after he turned four (finally!!!).

I'm really into blues lately. And I'm loving that Bento box quilt you made on yesterday's post.

Dawn N. said...

Congrats on the wonderful beginnings of potty training! And those gifts you got in the mail were so much fun- thanks for sharing them with us. Currently my favorite fabric combination seems to be pinks and greens. I love anything with those two colors. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

Calidore said...

I don't know what's more exciting. All those lovely gifts and fabric or you daughter potty training. Sounds like your on a winner in every department...vbg.

Favorite colours - ohhh the possibilities but I confess I find myself buying more greens, blues and yellows than anything else lately. Could it be cause I'm waiting for spring to finally arrive.

Love your blog. Keep up the good work - it's a daily read.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

How generous of you! I love pink with anything, orange, brown, read - anything goes :)

Potty training - yeah! I now have 1 left in diapers, but had 2 in for almost three years - I feel your pain, glad you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! I just love the sense of accomplishment that comes over the little ones when they know how proud you are of them.

Jodie said...

Isn't it great when the potty train! Our house is a nappy free zone these days. What great mail you have received. You are being very generous with your giveaway! I would love to be included in the drawer. I am a green girl! I also love black and white with some orange and lime.
Jodie

Tracey in CT said...

Wow, thats a great load of mail!

Some of my favorite color combinations are: pink and brown,
purple and green, and pink and orange.

mariarrosa said...

I love your blog! Thank you!
My color is orange.

Farmyard Crafts said...

What a wonderful array of great gifts! That's awesome! And yay to toilet training! We are walking that same road in our house after having two in nappies together for 18 months!! It's been a glorious week!! Best of luck!

Shelley Jo said...

Well, my favorite color is purple and my favorite combo is pink and green. Go figure! Of course, purple goes with ANYTHING -- it is a neutral, after all. ;-)

Anonymous said...

My little daughter and I are totally pink and purple at the moment, have been for a while, can't see it changing just yet!
Thank you for all the lovely inspiration.
Fran

The Calico Cat said...

Every day of the week, I will say "blue & yellow."

Brigitta said...

congratulations on the potty training!! Well done your little girl!!
My fave colourcombo at the moment is a nice dark pink with chocolate brown and cream. Yummie

Anonymous said...

Potty training is certainly something to celebrate!!
My favorite color combo is red and pink...sure to freak gran out!!
Janine B

Nichole said...

Lately I've been a big fan of brown paired with nearly any color. Brown and blue, brown and red, brown and pink, brown and light green... the wonderful combos never seem to end!

amandasasikirana said...

wohoo! who doesn't love more fabrics?
I would love to get some fabrics in reds.

belly said...

You're a very lucky mom :). About color combo, I love green and pink.

house on hill road said...

so proud of you! and i think i am blushing...

audreypawdrey said...

Oh, those are great packages! My favorite color is definitely green-I like it with blue, brown, purples, oh and orange and pink. Actually, I think green goes with everything. I am working on a pink and black quilt though.

ineke from holland said...

I have lots of favorite colours but the best combination for me is yellow and blue.
These colours are there in my garden in spring and summer - so lovely and it brightens you day.
I love your blog. Hugs from Holland
Ineke

Deelee said...

I just love pink and green. Both of my quilt a long quilts were done in those colors of course. I'm becoming a fan of the aqua and brown combination though. I've seen beautiful fabrics in those colors. Thanks for all you do!

denitza said...

Congrats on starting potty training! Hope she learns very, very fast!
You got some awesome stuff in the mail!
And my fav. colors are blue, green and orange.
Your blog is constant inspiration to me and I love, love everything you make!
Have a great day!

Susan said...

Yay for Potty training. What generous blog friends you have. I'm a yellow, like the sun, girl. I also love pink with brown and pink with green.
Cheers,
Susan

Anonymous said...

What fun you must have checking the mail! Lovely goodies.
I love your blog, I find it very inspiring.
Purple and green popping up alot lately in my fabric combos, also pink and brown (must be the new granddaughters).
Thanks for sharing,
Jody Lynne

annemarie said...

Green in any way or form - love it.

mrmonkeysuit said...

I just started potty training my daughter this week too and so far success. I am so with you on the no more diapers thing. Exciting stuff. Hmm favorite color ....probably green but oddly favorite color combination is probably white and blue. I am not sure if I have just disqualified my entry there but there we have it :)
Good luck with the potty training...see you on the other side!

fiberjinx said...

Hi! I just started reading your blog (and quilting) recently. Your ideas are super inspiring! I share you (totally healthy!) obsession for pink and love looking at your projects. Keep up the awesome work!

Sara said...

wow - looks like you really scored with both your mail and your potty-trained child! yay!

my favorite color is - without a doubt - red. i'm REALLY diggin' the combo of red & aqua, too! :o)))

serenitymeadow said...

This post is awesome with all the fabric photos. If you draw my name my choice of colors would be pink.

nclangs said...

What great goodies. Now to get my 3 yr old to potty train. I am surely hoping that Pre-School is going to help him start going potty soon!!! My favorite color.....hmmmm.....I would have to go with red/burgandy. Loving the warmth that it creates!!

Laura Adams said...

I love all of your new fabrics. I am a new lurker and you are very high on my list to check. I have just started quilting, I used to do home dec sewing for a part time source of income. But I am in love with all that you do. YOU amaze me at how quick you finish things. My favorite color is blue, but right now I would love any colors!
Thanks!
Laura Adams

nettie said...

I really love oranges with blues, but I will always love pink! A pink quilt ALWAYS looks great.

Hooray for potty training! Good luck.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I didn't even know I had a favorite color until I started quilting. I look at my stash and it's a sea of blues. I have other colors, but the blues win out and have the most shelves. Your blog inspires me daily! Thanks!
Regina

Heather B. said...

I love to get mail to! My favorite colors right now are gray, pink and orange...oh and a little bit of green!

Love your quilt along and I hope to join in next time!

Have fun with the loot!

Heather B.

Ashley said...

Oh wow! You have some generous friends for sure! I've been loving blues and greens lately, which is funny to me as blue has never been one of my favorites. It's amazing what putting fabric together can do to my love of colors!

Sarah said...

That bird cage is so adorable!

I love blues and greens.

christymaynard said...

Blues and browns.
It's so encouraging to see how generous folks are.

Amy said...

Red and white. Also, pink and brown is lovely. I'm hoping to start the quilt-a-long now that school is back in session and I'll do it in pink and brown.

Amy Jo said...

Look at all your comments and all your wonderful gifts!! You're a lucky girl!!

Miss you, friend.

Edith said...

Your blog inspires me sooo much, thank you! My all time favourite colour is blue - in all its shades.

pricklypearbloom said...

Wow, that's alot of good mail! And alot of comments! :)

Well, my favorite color is orange, but as you know, yellow has been high on my list lately too!

Regi said...

Lots and lots of mail you got there... wonderful presents... you are a lucky gal.

My stash is woefully slim... and while my favorite colors are teals and blues and purples.. any colors at all would be welcome.

Thanks,
Regi

The Lenart's said...

I hog the mailbox every day too. I love getting mail. Also, I love your blog. So inspirational. So much that even though I never made a quilt I am stashing fabric to make it one day.
Current fav color would be grey or green or navy blue. I can't decide on one. Thank you.

Erynn said...

For quilting- Pink.

Erin said...

What great stuff! I love blues and greens together–just finished the top of a Hop, Skip & a Jump quilt!

Clair said...

Yipee for little A. What are you going to do without diapers?
My current favorite color combination are the primary colors-of course I am thinking of the fabric that I am collecting for my next quilt. Fun giveaway.

knottygnome said...

wow that's a lot of goodies!

my favorite color combo right now are blues and browns.

congrats on the potty training. :-)

Diana Banana said...

Greens and earth tone colors are my favorite.

kristine hanson said...

I am totally drawn to oranges right now! So cheery!

Mamaperreca said...

Pinks and blues. I would love to win something from you. there was 145 comments before mine. You are a popular lady.

elliebelle said...

Hi! I just found you through Philigry's blog and I am amazed at how gorgeous your quilts are! Wonderful! Also, she said you were a Wisconsin girl - me too! :) Oh, and I like all colors...but I guess especially purple, yellow and green. haha...I can't pick just one!

Liana said...

how cute is that birdcage! I just realized that i never blogged about the awesome prize you sent me. Summer got really crazy and it's finally now getting a little better where I can get to some of my craft stuff. I'll post about it soon now that I have the time.

thank you so much for it.

Erica @ life's not a paragraph said...

Purple is my all-time favorite color, but right now black, white, and pink are really catching my fancy.

Sami said...

My favorite color is green, and my favorite color combo (at the moment, anyway) is red & aqua.

Paula said...

I love greens, reds, creams, dark blue. Think warm colors. Thanks for offering such a great give away!

lera said...

I'm thrilled to hear that your daughter is potty training. I can almost feel the excitement. I will start to train Sawyer next spring/summer. I'm giddy about that. By that point, I will have diapered for 12 1/2 years straight.

(I have a dress out of that floral orange/yellow/green vintage fabric.)

Amber Murray said...

i love your blog i read it everyday. my fav colors are pink and brown,

wyndesnow said...

Yeah for potty training! My 2-1/2 year old boy is on and off. Somedays he wants to and some days he doesn't. I'm not forcing it but can't wait for the diapers to be gone (we had 2 in diapers for 3 years).

Rory said...

Pink, pink, pink!

Maybe your 2 yr 4 month old could have a talk with mine on the potty front!! This mama is about to have 2 in diapers....yikes!

Patty said...

I love dark fall colors; brown, orange, yellow...

Claudia said...

It's good to have so many friends, virtual or not, right? And good on you on the kids front.
I would love to receive some fabric love and if lady luck smiles at me, than I would love earth tones, with a lot of green in it. :D

Sally said...

I love your blog.. and you are so lucky to get all that great mail. I love getting surprise packages! They are the best. Thank you for inspiring all of us.

My favorite colors are pink and pink.
Thanks
Sally

Rebecca said...

a bundle of fabric? oh i like anything with orange, orange & aqua, orange & brown, orange & pink, etc.

Rachel said...

You have great friends! I sure enjoy reading your blog. It's fun, real, and inspirational.

I love pinks, reds, and yellows.

Can your daughter give my daughter potty training lessons?!

Rachel said...

PINK!! I LOVE pink fabric with the fiery passion of a thousand suns! :) Of course, I like reds and greens and blues too!

The Georgia Peaches said...

Brights are my favorite, lately. Red and orange!

Kelly said...

I absolutely love your blog!!! and I would love to win some fabric from you :)

I love all colors but am getting ready to make a pink and brown quilt.

Thanks so much for all of your inspiration!

Nichole said...

Thanks for all the great inspiration. Although I lurk and generally don't comment, yours is one of my favortie blogs to read. I am inspired by how prolific you are, as well as your designs and color combinations. My favorite color...has to be blues. So serene and peaceful and reminds me of the ocean.

Hoping to win some fun scraps!

Diane said...

I love reds and pinks together in a quilt. Sounds strange, but its really so pretty together. Congratulations on the potty training success!!!

Em said...

Oh amandajean! I love giveaways - and although I haven't been very crafty recently, I hope when the cooler weather gets here and my chicken saga is over (hopefully soon!!!!- hope-hope-hope), I will get back in the sewing swing of things! I love turquoise and chocolate brown together!

NanaKaren said...

Amandajean ~ Your mail is amazing and you are SO lucky! Congrats to your little girl on the potty training. I'm cheering for her!

I love almost all tone on tone fabrics, even white on white! Generally, my favorite colors are shades of moss green, lavenders and anything sunny looking!

You are SO generous to be doing this!

Philigry said...

all that love in the mail is so nice!
I am so happy to hear about the potty training! Our second is totally out of diapers...two down, one to go!

Mary-Kay said...

Your friends are very generous. I'd like to thank you for your quilt-alongs. I haven't managed to make one yet but there is still time. Keep on making beautiful quilts.

quilterlee said...

Congrats on the potty training! Girls are so much easier than boys in that regard. Boys tend to be reluctant to potty train and girls tend to be eager to do so.
I like all colors but my personal favorite is red in just about any shade.

Susan said...

I love your blog. I check it daily and I'm disappointed when there is nothing new to drool over! :) You have inspired me to get my machine out and start quilting again.
I am loving greens and blues right now. But I find that my color preferences change with the seasons. Does that happen to you?
Thanks for all of the time that you put into inspiring us all! And a give away is just icing on the cake!

Winona said...

Wow! You have hit the jackpot lately. LOL My favorite color is purple, but I love working with earth color and fall color fabrics. I like darker fabrics.
Winona

Kristi said...

I love blue, and green. but pink is nice too.
I would probably have to go with blue as my fave.
you are too sweet!

Sweet P said...

What a lovely collection of goodies! I haven't met a color or color combination I don't like. If you pick my name, surprise me!

Lynnea said...

WOW....look at that mail!! And all the comments!! You have quite the following!!:-)

My favorites would be americana colors....deep reds, blues, creams.

zayasa said...

Recently I was drawn to purple, purple and yellow. Thank you, Amanda. You're always fun to read.

I know the relief you fell with the success of the potty training. I am a mother of two boys.

domi2.5 said...

I love brown, rich chocolate brown. Brown/Tiffany blue or brown/apple green are my favorite combinations right now.

susan said...

What a fun bunch of mail.

And my vote is blues!

MelissaS said...

Red and turquoise my new favorite combo.

Hurray no more diapers! I remember that I did the happy dance when my youngest Munchkin took off her diaper and used the potty!

Caroline said...

Yeah for potty training! Can't wait to start that with my son (he's only 15 months, though).

I love orange! I've been on a real orange kick lately. Blue and orange is really pretty together!

Shannon G. said...

I'd love to win some fabric from you! My current kick is blue and green and I've already starting gathering some for a quilt for our bedroom. Your quilts are all beatutiful! Thanks!

Tif said...

I just wanted to say yipeeeee to potty training!!!!!

Hugs to this great transition!

Rebecca said...

for some reason the pinks and greens are speaking to me. hope i get lots of conversations with your stash! thanks and good luck.

Mom said...

Greens and blues are my favorites! Thanks for all your creativity and sharing it with us. While I'm terribly behind, my journey on the original quilt-a-long is going well. Thanks!

stacieknits said...

Oh, please add my name to the hat! My favorite combos are browns with blues and greens. BTW, we are doing the potty training thing here, too! Good luck!!!

Anonymous said...

I love coral right now. Coral and turquoise together are wonderful.
Have a great day.
Donnelly

mrs. z said...

Hello, love your blog. You're quilts are amazing!

My favorite color is purple, but I love working with earthy colors - browns and greens, etc.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Becky said...

My all time favorite color is purple but lately I have really been into the combination of pink and brown.

Jane said...

Turquoise and Red are my two favorite colors but if I can only choose one I'll go with R*E*D!

You are a generous soul, Amanda!
~jane

Aldana said...

Congratulations!!!
Sorry but my english is not very well!!!

judy said...

Hooray for potty-learning!!! After 6.5 years of constant diapering, my youngest has been using the potty for two months now and it's been divine! Certainly a cause for celebration -- and a giveaway! And for a favorite color combination... um... anything ;) I've always dreamed of a quilt in greens and pinks though.

Chelsea said...

With the summer months being so warm I am really liking cool colors.

Rebekah said...

wow! It looks like you've hit the mail jackpot lately : )

That birdcage is especially cute! Enjoy your new fabric!

Jodie said...

I love soft aqua blue with browns. Such a yummy combination. Wow, you must feel so blessed with all those wonderful people sending gifts. We feel blessed to have a glimpse into all your wonderful creations, thanks.

Pat said...

Purple and green!

Thimbleanna said...

Holy cow woman -- I'm thinking you're out of room for comments! I love all colors! Nice goodies btw!

mai said...

love your quilts. will you do another quilt along for doll quilts?

BTW, pink and purple -- i have two girls here that love pink and purple.

Louise said...

I am currently trying to encourage my little one to start toilet training. It would be soooo nice to have them all out of nappies.
I love most colours but I would love to do a red and white quilt for Christmas!

Aunt Spicy said...

Congrats on the potty training and thank you for inspiring with your beautiful work!

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