I have a long time blog reader Kim from Tennesse. She has parents that live about an hour away from me. She was traveling this way and had goodies to share. Oh my. Did she ever have goodies. We had arrangements for her to come to my house on Labor Day. She was coming around noon. I was upstairs sewing and listening to an audiobook. I came downstairs at 1pm to make myself some lunch. I figured that Kim, traveling, ended up at an unexpected stop or traffic was slow… I went back upstairs and worked on my quilt. Rosie needed to go out so I came down to let her out. I checked my email and there was a note from Kim. She had been here at 12:30pm. I never heard the bell. Rosie didn’t bark or let me know someone was here. AH>>> I missed Kim. I was so sad. Kim has been a long time reader and I love meeting blog readers. So I went outside and was shocked to see all that was there.
WOW!! I started carrying it in. Kim ended up sending me a picture she took at my house when she dropped it all off. I’m so glad she sent it. At least I can put a face with a name.
I went through it all the next day. There were so many goodies. Imagine my excitement when I saw this bag filled with fabric that was all firemen related!!
I took it all out of the bag. OH MY WORD.
I’ll be using this to make some quilts for the fireman. This kit was in there…I have some fabric here that Connie gave me that coordinates with this so I might make it bigger…we’ll see.
I started in on opening the boxes. Oh my. They were all packed full.
Here is what was inside….
There were Christmas goodies… I’m sure I’ll see this Christmas tree soon as I put this in the pile for the Cresco ladies. They make great Christmas quilts which I in turn pass on to a local lady who finishes them for Veterans.
There were big pieces that could make backings as well as small pieces.
These were all bigger pieces.
I really like both of these. I think I’m saving one of them for backing for me. I need a backing for my Hawk’s Nest quilt and either of these would work great. I’m leaning towards the chicken fabric. Goodness knows I’m a chicken fan!!
There were some extra blocks that I’ll pass along to the Cresco ladies.
There were two completed quilt tops. Rosie was wouldn’t let me get a picture of them. She was in a wild mood so, this will have to do.
There was a big box of batting scraps and Minky scraps…just what the ladies in Cresco have been needing.
Here is another box of goodies….
This box seemed kid related or kid-friendly fabrics. Here was a bunch of 30’s prints along with a panel.
All of this fabric was frog related. I have had some of them…
If you guessed that I pulled the tool fabric, you’re right. I don’t know what I’d make but I’m sure Carver would like it. If he ends up needing another mask, this would be perfect.
There were lots of Raggedy Ann fabrics.
There were so many cute prints from Carebears to horses to Thomas the Tank Engine to Cookie Monster. These are all such fun.
I opened another box…and here is what was inside.
A bag of scraps…LOVE!!
There was a cute little sundress pattern with the buttons and rick rack that was needed. I love the crayon box fabrics. They are all fat quarters rolled up and in the boxes. I pulled these thinking I’d love to make a solids quilt.
There were lots of quarter to half yard cuts. The kitty panel was super cute.
There were so many fabrics. I loved the blue Civil War print fabrics.
These were all larger cuts of fabric. Many of these were two-yard cuts or more.
These pieces were all cut into 10″ squares. They are all a little bit heavier fabric…I’d say chambray weight.
There was still more!!
The crochet hooks I’ll keep here. Kayla often forgets a hook and I’d love to have some here she could use while she’s here. Also, I have a little gal that comes here on Fridays only that learned to crochet (THANKS PATTY for teaching her). The hexagon blocks I kept. I plan to have an auction with them to raise money for my postage fund. Stay tuned. I have collected quite a few items and hope to be having an auction here on the blog soon.
There were lots of goodies for the kids. When the kids come next we’re going to sort through all the markers and throw the icky ones out. They are going to be so excited about this…I know I was.
Here is a sheet for backing…There were also orphan blocks.
SCRAPS…and in red. I have a quilt that is on my list that uses reds so I pulled a few of these to add to my collection.
Here were some I think Kim sent with my in mind. Neutrals…novelty prints, Mickey prints, and POLKA DOTS. I love polka dots. I want to someday make an entire quilt of polka dots. Wouldn’t that be fun!!
WOW…What a fun load of goodies. I can’t believe that Kim packaged all of that us and brought it my way from Tennesse all personally delivered. It really made me smile. I am so sad that I didn’t meet Kim though.
I’m hoping she stops through again another time she’s visiting. I would so love a real meet and greet. THANKS A MILLION, Kim. I so appreciate you thinking of me and the charity quilting groups.