Now on to the mail. Oh I do enjoy soft mail packages. I asked a few posts ago about where you would suggest I buy homespun plaids from, and you all gave me lovely new sites to look at and enjoy. Miss Nancy sent me an email and said there was a parcel on it's way to me.
Just before Christmas Darlene had a little Word scramble puzzle for her newsletter subscribers with a lovely set of prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I decided to have a go and see if I could unscramble the words. Just after Christmas I received an email from her to say that I'd won 1st prize, and oh look at these lovelies that came in the mail last week.
A lovely fat quarter and four gorgeous stitcheries by Sally Giblin of The Riverdale Collection. Thank you so much Darlene, I'll have many hours of stitching pleasure ahead of me with these patterns. If you haven't checked our Darlene's store use the link to her name. She carries a lot of the lovely Aussie designers patterns.
Now to the last parcel which arrived yesterday. You may remember before Christmas I posted my wish list of quilting books. I didn't expect all of them, but I wanted to give my sweetie something to choose from... and he blessed me with two beautiful books, that I'm still thumbing through and drooling over. One of the books that was on my wish list was Prairie Children and their quilts. A very special friend emailed me after Christmas to ask if I'd received this book. No I hadn't but I was happy to wait until the following year. Oh, my Christmas came much earlier than I ever expected. This beautiful book arrived in my letter box yesterday morning.
Darlene had apparently been watching my blog to see if I'd posted about receiving the book for Christmas. Carol had gifted Darlene with the book, only to discover that she had just purchased it for herself. So this book comes from two extremely generous ladies. Thank you so much Darlene for your sweet and generous spirit and thanks also to Carol for originally gifting the book.
Last photo for the day, this is what I've been doing the last two days.
I've taken over the dining room table for the time being while I get all these pieces turned and pressed. So much easier to sit and do it, than stand at an ironing board all day.