Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My Bags Are Unpacked And I Have A Giveaway

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I have finally unpacked my bags.  Since it was hot in Bali, there weren't very many clothes to unpack.  Just shorts and t-shirts.  So, the majority of the contents of our 4 suitcases was fabric.

How much fabric did I buy? Lots.  Fabric shopping WAS the highlight of the trip.  I did go fabric shopping twice.  OK, I'll admit it.  I bought over 65 yards of batiks.At $2.50/meter,who could resist?

 Plus some jelly rolls, pre-cuts and fat quarters and the white fabric that they are all displayed on is the blank white fabric that is used to start the batik process.
My favorite batiks that I have not yet seen here in the US are these animal themed batiks

And I even found an adorable shirt covered with lizards for Henry
And most of my other purchases were made of fabric too
Bags and pouches, sarongs and other assorted goodies
But my favorite purchase was this umbrella
Umbrellas were always displayed in the shrines along the road.  Was their purpose to provide shade for the gods? I just know I loved them.  I would have brought home a full size one if I could have, but I was just happy to find this table topper.

To lessen my guilt, I want to share some of my loot.  Leave a comment letting me know that you have signed up to follow me on Bloglovin or that you already are following me and I will choose someone to receive these batik fat quarters including that adorable giraffe fabric, on Friday.  If you can't leave a comment here, e-mail me or FB me after signing up with Bloglovin.



75 comments:

  1. Your trip sounded amazing! I happily have been following you for a while and loved hearing about your adventures!!

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  2. Wow! great loot! I follow you. Thanks for the chance.

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  3. Hi Cheryl! I have followed you for years! Oh all that fabric is so gorgeous! Thank you for wanting to share with us!

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  4. I follow your blog via GFC. I hope that counts.

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  5. Thank you for another fantastic vicarious adventure, Cheryl! I was in Bali many years ago and didn't see ANY of those things! I'm glad you did it for me!

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  6. Wow, Cheryl, such lovely acquisitions. Can't wait to see what you've developed in your artistic mind to showcase these fabrics. Enjoy and take care. I follow you on Bloglovin

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  7. You definitely got quite the haul but who could resist with all those beautiful fabrics and I love the shirt you got for Henry.
    And of course I follow you:)

    Debbie

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  8. Following you on bloglovin'. Looks like you had a great vacation and fun shopping. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  9. Sounds like you had a fun time on your trip and came home with some great looking souvenirs. I already follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for sharing the bounty with one of your followers.

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  10. I do already follow you, and I wish I'd followed you all the way to Bali!!

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  11. Wow! I love those giraffes! And I follow you.

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  12. Sara Jane SpauldingOctober 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    I wish I had been on your trip! It sounded wonderful. Only 65 yards? That was very frugal of you!

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  13. Chery, wow, what a collection of fabrics. And how did you get the umbrella in. I love the shirt for Henry! Following you on bloglovin.

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  14. Such a great idea for a trip! Love the giraffe fabric! I am a follower already.

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  15. I'm so proud of you. ..65 yards.
    Your trip was fun for us all.
    Happy your home safe and sound.

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  16. 65 yards holy smokes! How did you pick up the suitcase?

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  17. I follow you on Bloglovin and just found out I'm going to be a Grandmother. The new to be parents requested giraffes on the baby quilt.

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  18. Love the shirt. I'm already a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks.

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  19. Aunt cheryl your trip sounds so interesting what a cool opportunity. I wanted you to know I do follow you and love to read all the updates and family info. I wouldn't know what to do with the amazing fabric you are giving away so don't pick me lol!!!

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  20. I follow you on Bloglovin', and I am in awe of your new stash of fabric and goodies! Nice give-away.

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  21. Welcome home!!! What a haul!!! Such an incredible trip! I just love the little elephants and giraffes, so sweet. I'm glad you did this, I thought I was already following you on Bloglovin' but I am now!!!

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  22. I follow you on bloglovin. Love the giraffes.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  23. 65 yards of batiks - swoon! Thanks for this delightful post. I have always wanted to go to Bali, so I loved hearing about your adventures and seeing your shopping! And I can't wait to see what you do with all this delicious fabric. And thanks so much for sharing! I follow you on Bloglovin already

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  24. Following you on Bloglovin.
    I love the lizard print shirt! You're trip sounds amazing and I love filling my suitcases w/fabric too.
    You are so generous to give it away...thank you so much

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  25. Love the fabrics. The giraffes are adorable. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

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  26. I'd love to take a fabric trip... Doesn't happen to me enough!! The last time we were in the city, my favorite quilt shop was closing down... It was sooooo sad but at the same time I got a few good fabric deals!! I am following you via Bloglovin'!!

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  27. Love your pics! Cannot wait to see your fabric in person! Wish you brought home a monkey!

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  28. I've been reading every one of your interesting posts about Bali and I'm sorry it's over. :) I've got you on my Bloglovin list and Feedly. My friend collects giraffes and would love something made with that fabric. My favorite color is orange, so I guess I'm going to have to split it with her!

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  29. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Just wish I could have joined you.

    I think you know I follow you thru a variety of tools and I will happily follow you any place.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  30. I had fun watching your trip from your blog. :) I have to say that those little animal batik prints are KAWAII (very cute:)! Batiks are my favorite fabrics - have been for 40 years.

    :) Linda

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  31. Following you for ages and now on bloglovin. Our guild is doing a challenge block next month with batiks and strips - should be fun as it can be arranged many ways. Timeless Treasures has the design although there its done in other fabrics. Thanks for all your fascinating posts.

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  32. I am a long-time follower, now on Bloglovin and before that on something else (can't recall the name of it right now). Loved the photos from your trip and adore those beautiful batiks!

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  33. I already follow you on bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. I follow. Love the fabric thanks for the chance.

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  35. Lovely fabrics, now I would like to travel to Bali. I follow you with Feedly

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  36. Love the fabric. Wish I had made the trip. Yes I follow you on BL.

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  37. I follow you on blog lovin! Thank you for sharing your fun in Bali. I love the animal print batiks!

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  38. What a STASH.......love the fabrics and love the animal motifs!!!!!

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  39. I'm following you on Bloglovin! Love the animal prints!

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  40. That had to be an amazing trip. Those fabrics are beautiful. I follow you on Bloglovin.
    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  41. Wow! 65 yards!! I don't know how much I brought back from SA but no where near that much and it was still a heavy bag. I love the giraffes and elephants...I wonder why? Do you see my hand swinging wildly, oh number generator?

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  42. What fabulous fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to win some. I have been a follower for a year or so.

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  43. Lucky you, great fabrics, I love batiks!

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  44. I have followed you since before Bloglovin. Batiks are my favorite fabric!

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  45. Thanks for sharing these wonderful fabrics for us to enjoy as well as the process used in making them. It was amazing, and of course the colors are beautiful. I especially love animal fabrics now that there are grandchildren to make quilts for! Welcome home!
    Aviva

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  46. Beautiful fabrics! I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  47. I am new to your blog, but I have been following your Posts as I was in Bali visiting my daughter in '99. I loved it and would love to go back. My favorite sight, after shopping, was the tiered rice fields.

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  48. Love the batiks you chose! How did you get it all packed and not go over weight. Sounds like a dream trip. I will add Bali to my shopping....I mean bucket list!! Can't wait to see the projects you develop with these lovely fabrics. Follow on bloglovin'

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  49. Now that is a treasure trove of loot!

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  50. I am a long time blog follower and enjoyed your travel posts as much as I enjoy the fabric

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  51. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netOctober 15, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    I am already a follower. Love all you bought! I understand completely. One year I went to Israel with a group and 1000 teddy bears that we took to children of all faiths in hospitals. This was in 2002 when there were lots of suicide bombers. Any way, I filled my suitcase with Dead Sea products for the trip home.

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  52. I follow you on bloglovin. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful things you got on your trip with us! sarah@forrussia.org

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  53. I follow on bloglovin
    cooladam1 at live dot com

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  54. I just signed up to follow you on Bloglovin, my first experience with Bloglovin, in fact. Your work is inspirational. Your Bali trip sounded wonderful, and I enjoyed the posts very much. Once upon a time, I did some batik work. It was very interesting to see your pictures of how this is done on a large scale.

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  55. I'm happy you arrived home safe, but a bit sad the journey ended. It was great fun to take an armchair ride on your adventures in Bali and San Francisco! The fabrics are beautiful and that shirt is a wonderful find. Love the umbrella sheltering the god on the table. Thank you for the opportunity. I follow you on Bloglovin! And I'm loving that array of fabrics in purples, turquoise, green and those orange giraffes!

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  56. Wow! what a haul!
    Bloglovin follower!

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  57. Happy you are home safe. It was much fun to take an armchair journey with you to San Francisco and Bali. Love the umbrella protecting Ganesha! The shirt is perfect for a little boy. I follow you on Bloglovin! Thanks for the opportunity. The fabrics in purples, turquoise, green and that adorable orange giraffe are lovely.

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  58. Whew! However did you manage to stop at 65 yards?? All kidding aside, whata fabulous opportunity! I think Henry is a lucky guy; that lizard fabric is SO cute! I follow you with blog lovin' and with feedly.

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  59. Those animal prints would be bright and cheerful in a baby quilt.I follow you with bloglovin. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils at yahoo dot com

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  60. Whoa, 65 yards! who could resist??!! Certainly not I, and it would be well worth the extra fees to carry that much fabric back home! I've been following you for quite some time now, so that's no surprise to you. I do love the giraffes!! Well, to be honest, I just love all batiks - I love the varied colors & prints, and I love how they feel, and I love how easily they sew up. I'm working with batiks right now, as a matter of fact - I have embroidered sea critters (shells, horse, starfish, turtle) on some nice linen napkins, and I plan to sash them together into a wallhanging of some sort...but, dang it, I have only 1 fat quarter of the perfect accent piece. I guess that means a trip to town for fabric shopping. :( Twist my arm!

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  61. Those animal prints would be bright and cheerful in a baby quilt.I follow
    you with bloglovin. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils at yahoo dot com

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  62. Those animal prints would be bright and cheerful in a baby quilt.I follow
    you with bloglovin. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

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  63. those animal prints would make a bright baby quilt. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

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  64. Beautiful batiks from Bali! and a new blog to follow...Shopping for fabrics a favourite pastime.

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  65. I follow you on Bloglovin'! my favorite little place now!

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  66. Wow -- I'd love to shop with you. Such gorgeous fabrics. Following you on Bloglovin'!

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  67. Wow! I would love to go shopping with you. I love the animal prints. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Oops! I forgot to say that I follow via Bloglovin.

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  69. Would love to add to a quilt I'm planning. I follow you via bloglovin. Thanks so much for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  70. Oh my, that giraffe print is too much! (following on bloglovin')

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