Sunday, March 27, 2011

Heavens to Betsy !

As sometimes happens in blogland - an innocent comment can travel a long way. Some time ago I left a comment over on The Long Thread , admiring some beautiful wool.
A few days later I got an email from Erica saying she would like to send me some of the beautiful Heaven to Betsy Wool - I demurred only slightly before saying "YES PLEASE". Time passed and no squishy package arrived in my letterbox...however a HUGE box thumped on the back verandah reading....


Oh man ! Opening that box required some serious clenching of the lady-muscles. It was packed to the brim with delicious wool. I couldn't quite believe it and may have mentioned the word craftgasm once or twice.

but you can see why can't you, this wool is just beautiful. It is so soft and just perfectly woolly. Go and check out the far better photos at Heaven To Betsy...My favourite is probably Ferngully, but I love rustic Rooster as well and Hot Potato is destined to become a scarf ! These wools have been screaming SOFTIES at me for more than a week.

But really ! I can hardly keep all this for myself so I held a retrospective giveaway and Maree, Kirsty and Maxabella will all be getting a squishy parcel soon.


and everyone else ? You guys get a little down loadable pattern and tutorial to make some little birds of your own, its up there on the sidebar.



57 comments:

  1. Those guys are so cute! And I'm a little jealous (ok, a lot) of the winners of the wool.

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  2. Beautiful wool indeed - the colours are divine, as are the little birdies.

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  3. What a lucky girl you are, those wools are divine!

    (And thanks for the pattern!)

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  4. oooh, squishy, I was looking at their site a few days ago, is it is soft and snuggly as it looks online?

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  5. Sometimes the best parts of your posts are the labels! Oh, not to say I don't enjoy the rest of your posts. Ok, I'll just shutup now and demurely say thank you for the gorgeous penguin pattern.

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  6. Beautiful. Did you roll around in them? The bird are very cute!

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  7. How cute are they! Aren't you a lucky girl - you know 'what goes around, comes around', it must be pay back!

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  8. I. am. in. trouble!
    Penguin obsessed Boy 8 and Boy 6 saw these little birds and said 'PENGUINS'
    Looks like I will be availing myself of your kind download soon.
    (they (the boys)just have to bl**dy well wait until the school holidays)
    ...mind you ...you know how much I love you and your softies...

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  9. Woot woo! Thank you so much! Missy Moo has just instructed me that I will be making her the penguins with the squishy present. She is only 4.... she is demanding!! THank you also for the pattern... it's so super cute! :)

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  10. ohhh my goodness Jodie, what a box full of fabulousness!
    i think i may have to have a go at my first ever softie...

    have a great week Jodie ♥

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  11. lucky you clenched your lady muscles because it would be terrible to get wee on that wonderful wool. Hooray for you about be generous with it and not being a big hog (and the pattern sharing loeliness) and hooray for heavens to betsy

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  12. Thanks for the pattern! They are very very cute little birds.

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  13. Just beautiful wool! My imagination is having a field day right now : )
    ~ Melissa

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  14. Thank you so much for the penguins, I needed a quick little pressie for weathergirl's suprise for acing her spelling test. You rock Jodie.

    Lovin the wool ;)

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  15. You are seriously challenging my 'i don't do softies' rule. Those little birdies are too cute.

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  16. You made Pingwings! Aaaaaaaaw man! Now I have to make pingwings!

    I think my bestest is the pink tweedy one.

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  17. YOU MADE PENGUINS! SQUEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and the wool is rather nice.

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  18. wow, wonderful wool indeed! The little birds are just delightful, thanks Jodie! I am adding them to my list of charity makes right now!

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  19. Oooh squeee!!!! Penguins!

    Aren't you a lucky girl receiving that massive haul of wool? It couldn't go to a better person :)

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  20. That wool is seriously delicious

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  21. I don't think I need to say how jealous I am. Nope... These little birds are sooo cute!! Next on the list!!

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  22. Oh how cute! There will be four little birds born in the coming months. I belong to a littl group in Cedar Springs Michigan that meets monthly to work on our quilt projects. For christmas we exchange gifts and I always include a stuffed little cutie. This year it will be the little birdies stuffed with love. thank you so much for this adorable pattern.

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  23. Gorgeous wool! I'd be going nuts too if that turned up on my door step!!! Little penguins are gorgeous.

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  24. Oh such lovely wool ... I will have to dig through my stash - I know there is a little bit of wool there, and if not, I'll look in the closet for a skirt or two!! LOL Thank you for the pattern.
    Hugs
    Yvette

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  25. What a huge number of beautiful wool! Congratulations!
    And all this birds are so cute :)

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  26. Adorable birdies! The wools are truly gorgeous. I can see you having many happy hours lolling about in the pile.

    (Clenching of the lady muscles? I am afraid to ask. Please don't make me picture it.)

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  28. Aaahhh how gorgeous Jodie, couldn't think of a person who deserved all that woolly goodness more! xo

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  29. Yes the wool is heavenly but Jods I'm still cackling over the new word for my craft dictionary - craftgasm. That's hysterical!!!
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  30. I have me some of those blankies but my printer is out of $70 ink (and has been for months...). No penguiny goodness over here for a while lol, but damn they're cute!

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  31. GAH! (about the wool)

    Triple GAH! (about the penguins). You know I'm going to have to make three of 'em...

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  32. Oh my, very pretty! Thank you for sharing the pattern :)

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  33. What gorgeous little people - Thanks so much for ther pattern off to download now - The grandbabies will love them.

    Hugs - Fee XX

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  34. WOW.... like really WOW!! That wool is divine, and thanks for the cute pattern too!

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  35. That wool looks awesome! And I LOVE your penguins!!! Thanks for the pattern!

    Arabella

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  36. This might get lost amongst the posts about the wool. but it is in response to the label.

    when you are composing a post, click the html tab. It will show you your post in html - but you don't need to know html to see where the extraneous spaces are and delete them!
    then click back on the compose label and you will be surprised!


    This works for putting photos where you want them, too. So, if you have 3 photos and you want to swap them round, you can go to the html tab and do it. I find it easier to highlight the whole gubbins for that photo (there are usually enough spaces round them to work out which one is which - and if you look through the gobbledy gook you can usually see the title of what you called the photo). so, I highlight it. Do control-c for copy and then control-x which removes it, then put the cursor to the new position and do control-v to paste it back!
    Voila!

    Hope this helps!
    Sandy in the UK

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  37. Fiiiiinelooking fabrics - and those birds? Oh swooooon! Thank you ever so much for sharing!

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  38. You're the best! Thanks for the pattern, adorable:)

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  39. oh WOW!!! those wools are fantastic. Lucky you. cute birdies too :-)

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  40. oh yes this wool looks so good, and birdys are just too cute :)

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  41. Omigosh...I don't know what I did...but I'm glad I did it. Thanks Jod. x

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  42. That last pic of the birds seriously kills me with cuteness. And kind of makes me feel like they are going to eat me. But seriously, that couldn't be so bad.... just hanging out in a small room made of wool and fluff? Might be kind of nice!

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  43. I am beyond excitement at the thought of my own squishy. Such a kind and wonderful gesture, Jodie. Very happy me!!! x

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  44. Coo! Boidies! ...craftgasm?! I say, steady on old bean!

    Just don't let those boidies see that film with Tippi Hedren in... the one with the killa boidies... cos there are rather a lot of 'em. Tho' you could quell 'em by saying in a mum voice, 'You're not going out without a scarf on, young pingwin!'

    ...well it would scare me!

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  45. This wool is so wonderful!!! and you've done very lovely softies with it! :)

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  46. My oh my!! Those birds are ADORABLE!!! I may need one of those. Or two, wait things look better in odd numbers. 3? 5? 7? I guess we will have to see how many my flock consists of...

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  47. Ok I am very jealous and am in love with those guys.

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  48. holy #$%^...look at that wool! i just ordered some wool to do some felting. dang...have to clean up drool every time i come here.

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  49. Ohhhhh you're a tease you are! You must know how I feel about natural fibre... What a stash! Nice one sister. I'm not jealous..I'm not...MUCh. Cheers. Peta

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  50. That wool is gorgeous. I found a beautiful piece at a local thrift store grey with purple plaid. I see a penguin in my future. Thanks for the pattern.

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  51. They're GORGEOUS. Oh how I love wool! Its quaint olde-worldeness, its warmth, its heather tones. Lovely ^^

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  52. I just love that wool.
    Those penguins are just so super cute

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  53. Oh my lord! I have more than a little bit of a wool fetish and now I think you've started some VERY BIG TROUBLE by introducing me to Heavens To Betsy ....
    You might find that I'm hiding away for a while, as the money I originally stashed for little things like paying for house renovations gets diverted into the warm and fuzzy depths of that wool cache!
    Thanks Jodie, for being an enabler!
    (oooh, and of course, I would love to be able to make softies as adorable as these little penguin dudes)

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  54. I just wanted to pop back in and let you know that "Penky" the penguin is the Badoo's absolute favourite little fella. She takes him to daycare with her and he's her number one best friend. Thank you! x

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Hellloooooo !!!!