|Mode Prize Package|
I was touched by her story but I didn't do what she said. :-) Instead, I commented about the quilts I have made and continue to make for a local crisis center for family and children up to age 11. There were a LOT of comments published and I was only one of a couple hundred. And I never win giveaways or contests or raffles.
So, it was with absolute ASTONISHMENT that I received an email from Cara saying that I had won the prize offered by Moda. Oh. My. Gosh. I was jumping up and down like a kid at Christmas! :-) I supplied my snailmail and eagerly awaited my prize.
And waited. I waited 3 months.
::sigh:: I figured it was too good to be true. But, just to make sure that I was giving everyone a fair shake, I emailed Cara to say that I hadn't received anything from Moda .. that I was sure it wasn't her fault but nevertheless, I was disappointed. She emailed me *right back* saying that absolutely I had won the prize and she would follow up with Moda.
Fully one month after that, a big box from "United Notions" arrived on my front porch. I was really puzzled because I hadn't ordered anything quilty online or via a catalogue. But once I opened it, I realized it was from Moda! Oh my goodness .. there was my prize!!
I got a FQ bundle of their 'Ready Set Snow" line, a roll of Luna Soy Batting (a queen sized!) and a Sewline mechanical pencil! Wowsers! :-)
The fat quarter bundle was very, *very*, VERY impressive ... there were TWENTY EIGHT fat quarters! All of them soooo nicely coordinated! There were ....
|Christmas trees on different colored backgrounds|
|snowflakes on white|
|squares in squares|
|swirls on white|
|stripes on white|
|bias plaid on white|
|dots on white|
The Luna Soy batting ... *especially* in the queen size ... is very, very welcome! I have a quilt top all lined up for it!
I've used the Sewline mechanical pencil before and truly loved the way the lead was soft enough to leave a crisp line on the fabric but firm enough not to crumble. It can be removed with one of their erasers or wiping with a damp cloth or being laundered. I am very happy to have one!
Thank you, Cara, issuing your challenge in the first place. I hope that your readers were able to help their local charities. And I thank you and Moda VERY MUCH for my prize package!
I'm just grinning like a fool. :-)