Sunday, March 21, 2010

Week 12 Stash Report - And Giveaway

I didn't get much sewing done this week... a few quilt-along blocks and my weekly pillowcase. But that's ok - my birthday was this week and I went out of town for a few days.

Guess what I got for my birthday... Fabric!! I know, you're surprised.

Look at all that wonderful eye candy!

The tall stack in the back is Tranquility by Sandy Gervais for Moda (gift from Hubby). In front of that is Za Za by Erin Michael for Moda (gift to myself) and Collection for a Cause supporting Alzheimer's Association from Moda
Then there's Simply Sweet by Quilt Soup (another gift to myself), 2 Charm Packs and 1 Jelly Roll of Boutique by Chez Moi for Moda (gift from my mom), a Charm Pack of Eden by Lila Tueller for Moda (also a gift from my mom) and Plum by Tula Pink for Moda (gift from my daugher)

And I have a great story about the Collection for a Cause fat quarter set... I ordered fabric from an online shop and was so excited when I saw the package on my front door Wednesday afternoon. But imagine my disappointment when I opened it up, and instead of my order, there was the Collection for a Cause. I called the customer service number in hopes that they would pay for the return postage (and make sure what I ordered was set aside for me since there weren't many left when I ordered.) And guess what the lady told me... not only would they send my order out right away, but I could KEEP what they sent!!! 40 Fat Quarters!! Wow - I couldn't believe it.

So, to honor their generosity I'm having a giveaway of my own. Isn't this just the cutest little bag from United Notions? Just leave me a comment between now and Thursday noon (central) and I'll send it along to one lucky winner. I'll post the winner Thursday evening.

Week 12

Used this Week: 1.25
Used Year to Date: 58.50

Added This Week: 35.75
Added Year to Date: 165.50

Net Used This Year: -107.00

41 comments:

Nini Morris said...

Wow...is that not SOME customer service! (cute bag by the way!!

Nini

Pat said...

what a wonderful way to make up for their error!

love the button bag :)

Dianne said...

cute bag! Yay for that GREAT customer service! I've been eying that collection for quite a while now. I am going to cave soon...I can feel it!

Mary-Kay said...

Wow! It looks like you had a great birthday. It beats lottery tickets. And what great customer service you had. How unusual is that?

tinkerbellemommy said...

Happy Birthday! I wish more places had customer service like this.

Anita said...

Love your birthday gifts. Great idea for the give away (always "pay it forward")...
Anita

Marie said...

What great birthday presents!!!! Do you have ideas picked out of what you are making yet? I would have to just touch it for a while first. Just finished 7 quilts for kids and they were really neat to make. Hope you have fun.

KiraLynB said...

Wow! What a lucky girl you are. I love the one that says "Eden" on it. I love Clotilde's notions. They are located somewhere near Tyler, where my in laws live. I want to go there one day, but hubby thinks it is a bad idea. I'm a notion nut!!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Wow, it looks like you had a fantastic birthday!

Baby Badger said...

I love all your pretty fabrics! I am quite jealous of your stash.

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday! Nothing beats GREAT customer service!

Kristy said...

That's great! and thanks for spreadin' the good that way!

btw, my girls and I made pillowcases this weekend using your tutorial...we had a great time and they are so proud of their creations! Thanks for sharing that as well. :)

Kings said...

More places should have such great customer svc. Happy belated birthday!

Lesly said...

Excellent customer service! I had a hefty order from a small independent shop get lost in the mail and the owner refunded me every penny although she didn't have to. You can bet I will be ordering from her again! Great giveaway! And Happy Birthday!

jofridsquilt said...

A marvellous service, and so nice of you to share it with other fabriclovers. Hugs Jofrid

Denise :) said...

What a happy birthday to you! Love the colors. Thank you!! :)

patty a. said...

Don't you just love great customer service? This how you make loyal customers! The bag is a very cute giveaway!

teaginny said...

Yup, you're a lucky lady. Thanks for passing it on.

Jenny said...

found your giveaway from jaybirds blog...thanks for sharing the love. Love to hear of such great customer service!! and love to see such beauitful piles of fabric. Happy Birthday!

NorahS said...

Happy Birthday! And great customer service--another great gift. That bag is so cute! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Laurie said...

Wow - look at all that wonderful fabric - what a birthday stash!! I'd invite you to my birthday party any day! LOL! Enjoy :) I don't want to be entered in the giveaway - just wanted to post :)
Laurie

allsewnup said...

Now that's service,wow. I'm drooling over your table of eye candy. Sooo YUMMY!

Carolyn

She sews and scraps said...

That is great customer service!

you are really enabling me to buy some of that Simply Sweet fabric, I too have been resisting it!

Thank you for the chance at your sweet little bag, I LOVE it!

Bailey said...

Happy Birthday! Love your presents :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Sara said...

Happy birthday! What great gifts!

Gwyneth said...

very adorable!

Miss Nettie said...

Happy Birthday, such wonderful gifts. Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to win these great fabrics!

Annette said...

Happy birthday! Looks like it was super. The bag is so sweet for a giveaway!

Duff said...

Woman, you know how to POWER SHOP! Wa-hoo! Thanks for sharing the goods!!

Heather said...

Wow, just looking at all of those fabrics together makes me so happy!! So cool that you're having a drawing to spread the generosity!!

Quiltingdaisy said...

So sweet to share!

SheilaC said...

Lucky you with all those yummy fabrics for your birthday!! Any plans on what you will use them for yet? Or are you still just gazing at them fondly :)

Great customer service too ! wow!

SheilaC

Deb said...

LOVE great customer service! And I always remember and give them more business whenever folks go out of their way to be nice. Thanks for the giveaway. Found you via jaybird.

Barbara said...

Great story. Nice to hear about good customer service like that. And, I would love to win the bag. I have one that says PINS on it so this would match! My blog is PiecefulDays.SquareSpace.com . Thanks! Corky

Jean said...

Love your birthday treats! Beats cake! Jean

Patty said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Isn't it wonderful to receive all that fabric! My family never has to ask me what I want for my birthday.

Gale Yawn said...

Wow, great customer service. Thanks for passisng it on to us. Cute bag I would love to have.

ladmquilter said...

Love all of your fabric. That is sure some awesome customer service. That button bag is too cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vesuviusmama said...

Great birthday haul! And thanks for the giveaway - I can think of so many things to keep in that adorable bag...

Cathy said...

I love your 'good karma' giveaway! Count me in!

Marcia said...

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