Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Rainbow in Winter

On a dark dreary day in January - what's better to beat back the gloomies than a ray of sunshine from my best buddy Jill. While cleaning up her stash room these past few weeks, she set aside a few little goodies that she thought I would enjoy - and courtesy of the USPS they showed up at my house yesterday.
I thought I showed great restraint by not tearing open the box in the van on the way home - I actually took care of some other things first after we got in the door - and also waited until I could get Hubby to snap a few shots of me diving in.

As you can see from the "diving" photo - the first thing my hand went to was this great rainbow stripe! How cheerful is that! It's a nice homespun texture and brilliant colors.

The little pile on the right is some flannels - small pieces that Jill knows I like to incorporate as "batting" or a bit extra in some of my little crafty projects - plus a great purple!!!

And check out this "rainbow" of solids - they are all nice wovens with rich color -will work great as "blenders" with some of my busier scraps - giving the eye a place to rest. Lots of blues in many different hues - which will work great with a few projects I am contemplating.

And then there were these - what a great breath of spring!!! Especially since I have been working with such bright, intense colors in the BOM project - it is wonderful to think about these fabrics and what they can become.

Thanks for my Rainbow, Jill! I love it all!!!


Gina said...

What a great box of goodies. Jill is such a great friend. I admire your restraint though. Whenever I get a goody parcel everything stops in our house until after I've opened it

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Shellie said...

Great box of goodies. Enjoy.

jillquilts said...

Oh, I'm so glad that you liked everything!!! And hooray for getting hubby to take pictures of you opening! lol

I can't wait to see what you make with all of it! :)

And thanks for taking it off my hands!

Jennifer said...

What a great gift! Can't wait to see what you do with the springy fabrics on the bottom!

Linda and Piwacket said...

Terrific! All the orphan fabric has found a good home!