Hello and welcome to all my new friends from Happy Zombie, Praterposte, Facebook, etc.
I promised 5 winners of fabric bundles like the one above, but I am going to give away 6!
The first five winners, determined by a random number generator, are:
The sixth bundle goes to the lovely Happy Zombie, Monica, for sending 100 people over to check out my blog. I hope you all come back as I am rededicated to keeping things current, with a new banner very soon, plus the tales and travails of my Charmed but Imperfect life, and my vintage finds.
Speaking of which...
You know how I love my flea market/yard sale/thrift shop finds. But with friends like mine, who needs flea markets? Everything shown above, and more, was given to me by friends and co-workers who basically said, "I know you like fabric/vintage, do you want this?"
That would be a "Yes." My friend Vanessa is taking care of the estate of a relative of hers who passed away and was quite the crafter and doily collector. Vanessa gave me a Hefty bag full of lacy items, from coasters to dresser doilies, to tablecloths. Then she emailed a couple of weeks later to offer me the wooden knitting needles and a stack of vintage knitting pattern books. Be still my heart.
My coworker Helen was going through her mom's things and offered me some lovely lace hankies and pulled-thread napkins, plus kid gloves and the adorable embroidered glove keeper. It may seem silly, but it's quite possible I was most thrilled with the plastic glove bag from Bonwit Teller. Bonwit's delicate violet motif is one of my faves--I had an umbrella with their signature violets when I worked in the Back Bay in the '80s.
The bolt of quilting cotton has one of the most intriguing stories. A school-mom friend of mine bought a guitar for her son on eBay. When the guitar arrived, the bolt of fabric was inside the box. No explanation or obvious purpose. After pondering the mystery, Tina thought to herself, "What am I going to do with this fabric?" and lucky for me, the answer was, "Give it to Cate." There's loads of it--maybe it will become part of the next giveaway. Stay tuned!