Our house (and my veggie patch - yay!) is completely unscathed.
And no fabric was harmed in the making of this hurricane.
*giant sigh of relief*
SO. Now that I have power again (seriously, I don't know how people lived before electricity. I was ready to blow my head off after being trapped in my house in the dark for two days while a hurricane raged outside...although I did stage the greatest comeback of all time to destroy Ray at Trivial Pursuit), it's time to get back to blogging, and down to that giveaway I promised you guys. So let's play a little game...
On road trips, my husband and I like to play hypothetical games to pass the time. One of our favorites is the "Desert Island" game, where you have to list 5 items from a particular category that you'd have to live with on a desert island for the rest of your life....like movies, books, foods, etc. Now normally this game is purely hypothetical, but I quickly found out that "Desert Island Fabrics" was becoming a reality as a Category 1 Hurricane headed our way with only two days notice.
(sorry for the murky photos, but it's been raining all day, our windows are still boarded up, and I needed to get these photos taken before we leave for Disney World tomorrow!)
After about 12 panic attacks and a stop at Home Depot to purchase 8 twenty gallon tupperware bins (which were nowhere near enough to hold all my fabric, by the way *sheepish grin*), I packed up my sewing room, and then was faced with the agonizing decision of which fabric to place in a very small tupperware container to carry on my person in the event of worst-case-scenario (our house is elevated and the area we live in hasn't flooded since the 60's). Yes, I'm that crazy. I literally did not give a flying crap about losing anything else in my house. Didn't pack up any clothes, shoes, photos (they're all backed up on Flickr anyway) or houseware items aside from one change of clothes, the jewelry Ray's given me, my Bible, my bin of fabric, and our important papers. I had everything cinched up in an Orla Kiely laundry sack, ready to roll. And after we boarded up our windows with plywood, we sat around eating perishables and watching TV until the power went out around 2 am on Wednesday.
My desert island fabrics were my Far Far Away bundle, a large cut of my favorite Bohemian print, some Katie Jump Rope prints, small stash of Neptune, Echino bee prints, Henna Garden in Pumpkin, Garden Party Social Climber in Ice, a small piece of vintage fabric from my friend Heather, and all the Japanese fabrics Ayumi has sent me.
Oh...and did I mention my Mendocino layer cake and giant stack of Heather Ross scraps? Yes, I managed to fit all the fabric in both those pictures into a tiny plastic bin. It might have involved lots of muttering, cursing, and eventually me sitting on the lid so the clamps would fit over the ends.
But ANYWHO.....on to the good stuff! First off, I'm going to give one lucky winner some fabric from my stash. Here's how this will work. To enter, leave a comment listing your Top 5 Desert Island fabrics (just because I'm curious). I'll draw a winner, and I'll email said person to find out your likes, dislikes, and which fabrics you most desire in the world but don't yet have. And then I'll put together a custom fat quarter bundle of at least 5 prints, hopefully containing at least one of your ISO ("in search of") fabrics :)
The second giveaway item is this frame purse I made.
You have until midnight on Saturday, September 8th to enter. I will draw a winner when I get back from a well-earned vacation on Sunday the 9th!
Happy commenting :)