December 23, 2009

63 lb Box

The other day, my UPS guy dropped off a 63 lb box on my doorstep. I was in my studio and heard the truck pull up and stop (a sound that I've learned to distinguish from all others). Then the knock on the door. Now, I don't know about your UPS delivery people, but mine knocks and then zips back to the truck lickety-split — kind of like that kids' game "Ring and Run" where you ring your neighbor's doorbell and then run as fast as you can and hope not to be caught! Anyone else play that game? So anyway, by the time I got to the door, he was already pulling away...leaving me with this giant box. GIANT.

Once I spotted the Moda tape,
I knew immediately what it was, got a serious fabric adrenaline rush and wrestled the box in and tore it open. Yippee! Here's what was inside, and just in time for Christmas — well, not this one, but since it won't be released until May, I thought I might as well show you while it's still cold outside and the holiday spirits are in the air:

(In case you're interested, 5 yards each of 36 prints--plus the box--weighs 63 lbs.)
And then, just yesterday, a smaller box arrived with these in it. Yum!

Skating elves, ornaments, poinsettias, berries and a fun panel with the 12 Days of Christmas (plus some cute embellishments) will be available to help deck your halls next year! There will even be 9 flannels of selected prints, too. How fun is that!?

37 comments:

  1. fabric adrenline rush.
    we should trademark that.

    you know how much i ♥ this line!!!
    and now i saw the precuts...
    ooh. emm. gee.
    i need one {or 5} of everything!!!

    :)

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  2. I love the colors and how happy it feels. I can't wait for it to come out!!!

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  3. Very exciting. I love the colors, can't wait.

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  4. I love it... can't wait until I can buy it and make soemthing... weeee

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  5. How seasonally perfect is that package?!?!?! Wow - imagine what all you can make with that lovely stack of fabric! Have fun with it. - Marlene

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  6. Oh...it is sooo cute...I love it!!! Wow!!! What a wonderful Christmas present you received from Moda!!!! I'm dreaming of the 12 Days of Christmas!!!

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  7. Oh that was a sweet package to get! I probably would have sit right there on the front porch and opened it. LOVE the colors and the designs I can see. May will be here before you know it right?? This line will be on MY list!
    Merry Christmas, Kate!

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  8. so excited for you!! i can only imagine how big a box needs to be to weigh 63lbs!!!

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  9. Gorgeous, Kate! can't wait to see it IRL! It'll go so pretty with your dinnerware ;)

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  10. Wow. That is serious cuteness. Is that a panel I spy?? Hmmmm...

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  11. Excellent! I was wondering what was in THE BOX! I get excited over a 5 lb. Box from Moda haha. 63 would have sent me into a heart attack. Ok not that bad...but wow how exciting for you. Can't wait to see it at market ;)

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  12. OMG how exciting..............I would have passed out with excitement......the fabrics we can see look fantastic.........

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  13. Love those fabric colors! I would flip out if that fabric had shown up at my door!!!!!! Congrats and can't wait to see what you make with all that loveliness.

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  14. I absolutely love it. I can't wait for May:) I am also excited to see what you are going to do with all your yummy fabric:)

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  15. OMGosh! I can't wait to meet with Jon T. so I can see this line up close!! It looks so very fresh, so very fun, so very Kate Spain! Lucky girl you are to have 5 yards of each print and precuts--a little taste of heaven! YUM!!!

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  16. What can I do to make time go faster or for this fabric to arrive sooner! Wonderful!!!!

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  17. okay i need it.
    no seriously.
    too cute!

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  18. Loving this Christmas line - can't wait to see it in person - do I REALLY have to wait till next May to see it in person??? Must have.....

    It is really beautiful! Congrats :)

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  19. We played "ding-dong-ditch" as kids. Truth be told... I still play it. I'd be happy to show you how. Ok, you take those boxes of gloriousness... put them on my front doorstep. Ding my doorbell... and run. I promise to take very good care of your boxes!

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  20. Love the bright cheery fabrics, looking forward to seeing it in the stores.

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  21. I would have been stalking my UPS man in eager anticipation of this box of Christmas goodness.

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  22. This is definitely my favorite of the yet to be released Christmas fabrics. So so so cute.

    (and my birthday is in May too... perfect timing for the release and my bday list, methinks)

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  23. Oh, I really like these Christmas fabrics

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  24. Oh my goodness. That is the cutest Christmas fabric I have seen yet!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  25. Beautiful - I love the colors - it will be a very successful design, thanks for sharing your talent. Kate in sunny, snowy Colorado.

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  26. Thanks for the glimpse into the future! I gotta get some!!!

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  27. I guess I have to order it! Too cute. And, I know a certain Camille who will love the colors too. Congrats!

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  28. That is some adorable Christmas fabric!! I can't wait to get a better look at it!

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  29. Oh those are gorgeous! Makes me want to break out my sewing machine. (No can do right now with this broken ankle of mine, but it still makes me want to!)

    I will definitely have to keep an eye out for the release.

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  30. WOW oh WOW! I'm squealing a little over here. Those are bee-you-tee-full!! Can't wait for these ones....

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  31. I have just 1 thing to say about this line...


    Yuuuuummmmmmm!!

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  32. ... and I thought I had finished with Christmas quilting. I definitely want to use that fabric .... BEAUTIFUL!
    Can't wait for May release.

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  33. love the colors and how happy it feels. I can't wait for it to come out!!!

    Work from home India

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  34. Oh I am going to have to get some. I love the colors and they are just too darling!

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  35. oh my!!! I LOVE THIS LINE!!!!
    May wont be here soon enough.

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  36. Kate,
    I'm so glad we ordered this! I totally regret not jumping on the Verna boat sooner! You are so talented and I am so excited that Moda found you. I'll be stopping by again soon.

    Anna

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