|Animal Party Too by Amy Schimler|
Ryan recently sent me these fabulous prints from a giveaway I won from his site:) These prints are fun and bright and I can't wait to figure out how to best use them. For now, I am not cutting into them because I want to save them for a perfect project:) I am a wimp about cutting into my fabulous fabrics!
I also won this FABULOUS candle mat from Wanda!!! She made this with 4+ layers of felt and each individual layer is hand sewn with a blanket stitch. Personally, I don't know what Wanda was thinking when she claimed that this is a candle mat because seriously, it is way to pretty to chance messing it up with candle wax:) It currently resides on my end table next to my couch. I am amazed by Wanda's talent, patience and generosity. I am glad to be a blogging buddy of hers:)
Wanda also sent me a great book. It has so many patterns in it and I have loved looking through it . I think that my favorite block so far is the Buttercup Block. You see, Buttercups are my very favorite flower. I love the brightness of their blooms but mostly just love that they are a symbol of Springtime's arrival. When I was little, my Granny always had tons of buttercups lining her property. She planted them, interspersed with spider grass, as a border of her yard right at the street. Under the dogwood tree, she has a couple of Easter Lilies planted, too. Every year at Easter, she would let me pick one of her Lilies and place it in water colored with food dyes to change the beautiful white Lily to purple or blue or pink or whatever else I came up with:) I sure do miss my Granny!
I think that maybe I should buy lottery tickets since I have had such good fortune with giveaways lately:) I have been richly Blessed!
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a fabulous Spring day filled with Buttercups:)