Thursday, February 14, 2013

So, I have this new friend. Her name is Nicole. You will love her. I promise.

A few months ago, I saw on Facebook that there had been some more than the "norm" activity from 1 Choice 4 Quilting. Let me tell you, I was OVER THE MOON excited that Shawna was back at it. All I could think was "FINALLY!" Well. Did I ever get the shock of the century. It wasn't Shawna. It was this new girl, Nicole. I was like - Nicole? Nicole who? Where is Shawna? SOMEONE EXPLAIN!!!

In response to my outrage (not really, just quiet curiosity) I received an email from Nicole. She introduced herself and asked MY opinion. Mine. On what she should stock. Now I was REALLY confused. I will admit, this email was read in the middle of the night and I had to read it twice to figure out what was going on. Yeah, I can be a bit dense at 3am... Nicole had BOUGHT 1Choice4Quilting. As in purchased it. New owner. I was so excited for her (when I finally figured it out!)!!! I of course responded with all the fabric I love!!! Sis BoomBari J.Art Gallery, more Riley Blake, and of course, I insisted that she try and get some Robert Kaufman, specifically the Dr. Seuss lines and Kona solids. I know. I gave her a hefty list - especially since it was our first set of communications... I think she may have been a bit overwhelmed. It took her  a few days to get back to me. She looked up everything and agreed! A shop owner AGREED with me. (Back-story on why this is significant in my life: my LQS is lovely, however full of fabric that I really can't see myself stashing or loving forever...and will not contemplate ordering "modern" fabrics. Sad day.) I was over the moon! This led to many emails exchanged.

Through those emails, I found a new friend. It feels good to know that there are REAL people on the other side of the internet. While I hadn't been on Facebook much, I saw Nicole post from the 1Choice4Quilting page that the next 11 orders would receive a special surprise in their package. I KNEW I had missed it, but on the off chance, I figured why the heck not. I needed something to ignite my oomph again - I was feeling kinda stagnant.

This is what I found: Mini charms of Ticklish and Noteworthy
Honey Honey charm pack
two sweet notes 
AND they all came wrapped in the packages to avoid water issues (hello Winter!)

I cannot wait to start making granny squares out of the minis... And I may do grannies from the regular charms... I'll let you know how that works out! 

Nicole, ever generous, has agreed to sponsor a giveaway! The way to get in on the goods is to click on the icon to the right and look through her current stock and coming soon to see which charm pack you would like to add to your stash. So, you click, browse, come back and leave a comment telling us which charm pack you would like to stash. Easy peasy. And I am not going to require that you be a "follower" - we are NOT sheep! If you like what you see, then yes, please follow for more enlightenment at a later date. If you are here for the giveaway, GOOD LUCK! Giveaway will close at 5pm Pacific time on Wednesday February 20th (which just happens to double as my birthday. So, for MY birthday you have the chance to get a present!) Please make sure to leave your email either in your comment or on your blog profile. 

If I were to win (and no, I can't win), I would choose 
...just sayin! 

*Giveaway is OVER! (Yes, it ran late... You can thank being super sick and having sick kiddos for the extra days!)*


  1. Okay...i liked so many..but I'm going to have to go with:

    Oink A Doodle Moo Charm Pack by Jenn Ski for Moda

    because I have too many friends that are having babies and could use a baby quilt...but I really like 2wenty Thr3e Charm Pack by Eric & Julie Comstock for Moda because it's whimsical...

  2. I think I may be too late for this but only just seen it on Nicole's blog... but hey ho..... my favourite is PB&J by Basic Grey. Linda

  3. I would pick comma, definitely. Had my eye on it for a while! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Thanks for sharing Nicole with us! I love the Snowman Gathering charm packs, probably because we are getting lots of snow! I have shopped from Nicole before...she gives fabulous service and is so quick to put the order in the mail! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Congratulations on your new blog! If I win I'd choose Honey Honey - love those soft colors. Thanks to you & 1 Choice 4 Quilting for the chance to win.


  7. I missed the giveaway, but, I can still wish you a Happy (belated) Birthday! February is a GREAT month for Birthdays!

  8. Congratulations on your new blog. I would choose Comma.

  9. followed your blog. I'll be looking forward to seeing you in the future. Are you on pinterest?

  10. I love Comma!! Thanks for a chance to win! :)
    bcgeates at netbistro dot com

  11. I would choose Comma, I'm following the Moda Friendship quilt along and I fell in love! PB&J is up there too! Thanks for the chance!!

  12. Happy Belated Birthday! I really think Flirt Charm is adorable.

  13. Definitely Comma! Or PB&J. So much fabric to love!

  14. Picking 1 is soooo hard! I have to say Willow :)

  15. Boho Charm Pack by Urban Chiks for Moda would be my choice! thanx for the chance to win.

  16. I would love Honey Honey! So cute! Thanks!

  17. Paint Box Batiks are my choice. Thanks for the chance to win.