Tuesday, June 7, 2011


On Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day, I won THE TRAVELING STASH and it arrived yesterday. It is a USPS Large Flat Rate box that is making its way from home to home, delivering smiles and picking up new passengers along the way.

Here's how it works: when you receive the box, you take out what you want, put in some of your own stash that you are willing to part with, and send it on its way to another home. Take a peek at all the photos below, and if you want a chance to win THE TRAVELING STASH, simply leave a comment below with your STATE. On Friday, June 10, I'll pick a winner around dinnertime, and get the box out over the weekend or on Monday, depending on when I receive the winner's address. (Sorry, only open to those living in the USA - the box costs $14.95 to ship in the US, but $35.50 to Canada/Mexico and $58.50 everywhere else, and I'm not made of money.)

Here's what I took out yesterday for myself:
Cute little panels of quilt-y sayings

An assortment of pins, two rolls of giant white RicRac, some red bias binding, some COFFEE iron on transfers, a BOM pattern

Two yellow prints on a stiff canvas-like materials (I see a BAG in my future!)

Assorted fabric and Joann's FQs

I added the following to the box:
3 Machine applique patterns and 2 simple, little wall hanging patterns

2 quilting stencils and a Triangle square up ruler (I love this ruler, but I found that I had two of them)

2 books, 1 felted wool flower sampler pattern, harvest cross stitch pattern, folksy christmas items patterns

Stack of FLANNEL Strawberry Shortcake squares and scraps leftover from a quilt I made (I'm guessing the squares are somewhere between 8 and 10" - I'm blogging from work so can't measure them)

5 of my many blue Robert Kaufman Kona Solids FQs (I still haven't used ANY of them, so I guess I should start sharing the wealth)

Some scraps of my many novelty prints

1 yard of this Joel Dewberry (if I remember correctly) pink plaid-ish fabric plus a scrap of this black zigzag fabric, neither of which I can ever figure out how to use in a quilt

And here's what is left in the box from before:
A stack of PSALMS panels

Assorted size (and quality) fabric

A hand quilted block, ready to be made into a pillow or something

Debbie Mumm "Creative Woman" panel and scrap of coordinating fabric

Christmas items to sew - a Santa apron, a snowman Advent Calendar and Poinsetta placemats

Super cute coordinated bright florals - I almost grabbed this, but I know I won't use it anytime soon...

18 Cheep Talk 2.5" strips, assorted Jo-Ann's fat quarters and other fabric

Many patterns including Fig Tree Quilts and Green Fairy Quilts

Cute embroidered bunny cube, some orange-ish bias tape and some blue lace stuff, thick cream lace, pom poms

Two gray machine embroidered dogs

The box is WAY too full to close right now, gonna have to try some creative packing techniques! (C'mere, son! Sit here for a minute, won't ya?)