monday give-away

it’s been a tough and long monday for the ‘bitter purl household’, with a nice, long visit to the er. everything is mostly fine now and I really wanted to post today as promised (I hate breaking promises), so don’t worry about anything!

inspired by a couple of bloggers, I’m doing a monday give-away. I don’t have everything that I’m going to give away ready, but here’s the first batch. the rules are posted here. be sure to read them before you claim an item.


over a yard (I think there’s two or more) of bright, poppy cotton fabric. I bought it thinking I would make a skirt, eventually made a bag out of some.

Taken! I don’t think there’s a yard in this one, but I really like this fabric. you’re seeing the wrongside in the picture, but it really was the only way I could should you the flowers. it’s a rich black and has a nice drape. maybe enough for a small project or maybe use it with other fabrics?

TAKEN! this one was hard to photograph, it’s a nicer springy green in person. I like this cotton because it already has a light coating on it and a nice weight to it. I don’t even remember what I bought it for (I have more of this fabric from another cut), but I think it would work nicely for a bag. at least two yards if not three.

TAKEN! it may be hard to see, but here are three different silk scarves from china. I never wear scarves like these, I always think I will, but never do. you can pick and choose from this little set or if no one else claims it someone could have all three.
can you tell I know I’m not going to sew anymore? this was the very top of my fabric pile, there’s lot more where this came from. plus a ton of sewing patterns and books. next week I’ll add some embroidery and maybe some knitting supplies.

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  • Casey May 1, 2006 at 10:04 pm

    I would love the poppy fabric! Pretty please.

  • Lauren May 1, 2006 at 10:18 pm

    Oh no! I’ve been there many times and know it is not fun at all. Best wishes.

  • laura May 1, 2006 at 10:42 pm

    ooh ooh! I’d love the stripey green!!

  • Liz May 1, 2006 at 10:42 pm

    I would love the green stripey fabric if no one has claimed it. What a great idea this Monday give away…
    eeeooow hate those unexpected trips to the emergency room, hope it wasn’t bad.
    You know Jack might have forgotten you in the back seat, gettting side tracked on the way to the hospital by PDA uploads from satellites and you know, stuff.

  • Jennifer May 1, 2006 at 10:51 pm

    I’d love the silk scarves from China! They are gorgeous. I have some idea of how to use them too.

  • Peeve May 2, 2006 at 12:24 am

    What a lovely idea!!

  • Bryony May 2, 2006 at 2:55 am

    Sorry about your ER experience 🙁 Hope all is well and good now.
    This giveaway thing is a very good idea! You are very brave to actually do it though – I’m a natural hoarder and I’d struggle to get rid of anything lurking behind the sofa/under the bed etc…

  • sylvie May 2, 2006 at 5:01 am

    I second the “brave” comment ! Some decisions are hard to take.. 😉
    The poppy fabric was v. pretty, I agree it would have made a lovely skirt ..! I had a hard time the other day resitsting buying a real pretty bit of fabric that would have made a fantastic skirt.. 😉

  • brooke May 2, 2006 at 7:21 am

    Hope everything’s okay-and that the rest of your week is better.

  • stephanieayn May 2, 2006 at 10:08 am

    What great fabric – if the black is still available I would love it!!!
    so sorry about the er trip, i do hope all is better now.

  • Angela May 2, 2006 at 10:39 am

    DANG! I’m too slow! Bye bye poppy fabric. =(

  • Leah May 2, 2006 at 12:01 pm

    I’m sorry you had to make a trip to the ER. I’m glad to hear all is OK though.
    I thrid the brave comment. I’m a super horder too!

  • Debbie May 2, 2006 at 6:45 pm

    those fabrics are gorgous! IF I only knew how to sew.
    Hope your feeling better. E.R. suck

  • aja May 2, 2006 at 9:18 pm

    Go you, what a good karma thing to do!

  • *karen May 3, 2006 at 11:46 am

    I always miss these things…but I’m glad to hear your family is feeling better.

  • Lolly May 3, 2006 at 11:31 pm

    Hope the ER was nothing serious, Yahaira.
    So, this weekend is still on, right? I am really looking forward to meeting you!