Yup, there is a package I am showing you! It is actually ready to go; just needs a label and off it goes! In this box is a gift for my Stitcher's Angel! I hope she is going to be happy with what she receives..she loves greens, naturals, and oh I can't tell you the rest or you might know who you are! It will go to the post office on Monday...and since it is INTERNATIONAL..hint hint...it will take 6-10 days to get there! I hope six days and no more! My Angel lives where the Koalas and Kangaroos are! Lucky her..I love Koalas..I am so excited I had to share that the box is ready to go!!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thank you Cecilia! What a pleasant surprise to see a package for me!! I opened it and was in awe! Cecilia lives in Northern Sweden! She and her family live in Skelleftea on the east coast of Sweden! She is married and has two little boys, ages 1 1/2 years and five months old!
Cecilia sent me multiple items, such as a block roll, a bag (both have stitchery), a needle case (her own design!), a brooch ( you can use it to pin on you, and then put pins there instead of the blouse, shirt or jersey you are wearing!), some chocolate (which is not pictured because it was already devoured!), and a necklace with the cloudberry on it, which is called "the gold of the forest" there, handmade by Cecilia's mother, who is also a quilter! I will tell you the chocolates had cloudberry in them and omg, yummy! I have a little angel notepad to write down my notes...oh oh and a specially made measuring tape, it is a little bird, a crow!! Little did she know I love those little measuring tapes...and the bird is so adorable!! I just pull the birds tail and out comes the tape to measure! What is also nice is now were are emailing each other, so I have another online friend!
Thank you Cecilia!! Go visit her blog and say hello to my Stitcher's Angel! Thank you to Helen also who is in charge of this fantastic swap!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Our grandson turned 3 recently! I made him a twin size quilt with all firefighter fabrics..He loves to play with trucks, cars, firefighter trucks, etc...so I thought this would be just perfect for him. You really can't see the fabrics too well, but you can get the gist of what I am telling you! Our little guy loved it, so did his mom but she wants to put it away and not use it! I told her this is to be used, abused, and used again...it will last...not to worry! The pics are not that good...but you get the idea of what I did here~
I am a participant of the Stitcher's Angels...so I am going to finish up my projects for that this week and send them on their way to a place far off....to someone who is very talented....and in following her blog she is an inspiration to me! I can tell you that this has been fun...learning about new quilters, stitchers~what they are up to and what they like...I also made this pillow (shown below)! A little boy named Jacob was looking for something for his mother for her birthday! I decided to let him trace and color his hands on fabric, let him do what he wanted..on another piece of fabric he wrote and drew some things....then I made it into a pillow for her! It is very simplistic, yet just perfect! Jacob was so proud of making this! His mom, Cherrie loved it! I was so happy for them..Have a great day! Erin
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wow is all I can say! I was so thankful to Katherine of Quilter Going Bananas of Canada! I had a very nice surprise in my mailbox today! I won a give-away from her blog! Katherine thank you so much! I love the wall hanging, will hang it later on, love the fabric, the magazine, the labels, the book, everything!!! I wish you all the best!! If you have not visited Katherine's blog, I urge you to! Katherine has a great sense of humor and is a lot of fun to follow...