Friday, September 01, 2006

Ohhhh Pretties in the Mail

A lovely way to end "end-of-month-hell".

Sara had told about her friend Pat. Pat is a crazy quilter...a most incredible artist and one of her creations has been selected as a contestant in the $100,000 Quilting Challenge. Can you imagine being that good?!?!?!? So of course I had to go see...and oh my..wondrous things and links and all that fun.

So I wrote and said how much I loved her work, probably asked questions yadda yadda and we have had a bit of a correspondence. I mentioned that I had found a site in Australia where you could order little packets of fabrics. No fine fabrics in my stash to play with. Then, out of the blue, I received an email from her asking me to name 3 favorite colors. LOL I couldn't decide so I wrote some colors on slips of paper and drew 3 and the choice was warm brown, terra cotta and teal. Ohhh I'm glad I didn't draw orange and black or something. She said she would send me a packet of bits and pieces so I could try this myself.

It arrived today. Oh my gosh, there are the most amazing fabrics, silks and embellished fabrics and velvets and ribbons and beads and maybe the most amazing thing...pictures on silk! I don't know how they got there LOL.

I will probably wear them out just fondling them before I ever get up enough nerve to actually cut something. I did get a book at the library. Ugly book but a lot of information. I can't believe I am so lucky.

Oh...and I won something this week too! More about that in another post. And no, it wasn't Publishers Clearing House *G*

12 comments:

~FParis said...

Way t'go friend!! What a wonderful way to end the month, eh?

Bummer it wasn't PCH, however, it's fun to *win* something when you least expect it!

Devorah said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your gift and use it well!

Paul said...

this is an awesome little pacage of fun! I love the colors, and the fabric with pictures on are womderful! That Pat is amazing! She does incredible work.

Dave Daniels said...

Wow! You're gona have some fun wtih that. It looks like enough for the front of a vest or something. Have fun!

Cookie said...

How lovely!

I hope you have fun playing with them.

Ann said...

Pat's stuff is just incredible. I was glad that I followed that link from Sara's blog to check her out.

Glad you connected with her.

Ann

Susan said...

Ann,

I was awestruck at the photos of her studio. OMG all those pretties and it was neat too!

Susan said...

Cookie,

I'm sure I will. I do play well...not that I ever accomplish much, but it IS about the process, right? :-)

Susan said...

Dave,
It's going to take awhile to get the courage to actually risk messing it up. But I feel like Midas or something when I'm playing with all those incredible pieces of fabric.

Susan said...

Paul,
Pat really is an amazing fiber artist. What amazes me tho, is that she really doesn't KNOW me and was still willing to share!

It will get paid forward, but I don't think I could top this.

Susan said...

Devorah,
I'm not sure about the use it well part, but I certainly am enjoying it!

Susan said...

Paris,
It was definitely a good way to end one month and start another. It had been sort of a discouraging week, so it came at JUST the right time!