Random reflections on quilting and other creative endeavors
Friday, May 3, 2013
Fun Mail Update
I have received some lovely things in the mail lately that I thought I would share. This lovely Dresden clock came to me from Pam (sewmama123) in the Modernista Swap. She really hit the nail on the head! The fabric is Madrona Road, a long-time favorite, and I love that she fussy cut the tree into the center of the Dresden. The hand stitching outlining the Dresden is really exquisite, and totally up my alley. She even sent along the stand and a battery for the clock! Now that's thinking!
Along with the awesome clock she sent this very cool pennant that I currently have hanging over the doorway in my sewing space. I love that I see it every time I go through the door, and that the words she embroidered remind me of what is important.
This lovely mini granny came from Emily (simple girl, simple life) in the DS Quilts Mini Quilt Swap, along with some delicious chocolate covered cherries that I had for breakfast one morning. (Yum!) This was such a perfect idea, especially since I was just in the process of finishing my granny quilt when it arrived!
I decided to hang some of the wonderful minis I have received on the wall in my sewing space. I wish I had more room, because I have many lovely mini quilts that I would love to display! The top one is from Suvarna (rkpulipaka) from the Wish List Swap, and the middle one from Heidi (fabricmutt) from last fall's Modernista Swap, I think.
When I returned home from vacation, I had a couple of packages waiting for me. This beachy mug rug is from Maria (Mary/Maria) in the Rugs With Friends swap. The embroidery is so fun, and I love the fabric she chose for the waves!
Here's side two. Isn't this a fun little print? Perfect!
And the Popsicles mini is from Kristina (kcalgary) in the Fab Little Quilt Swap. It is so awesome. I have been coveting a Popsicles quilt since I first saw it last summer. So fun! And the details are amazing! Love the little print behind the flower popsicle. And I love the wonky cross border, and the fact that she used Loulouthi (another current favorite fabric) in her design. Instead of binding, she used a facing technique. I love that the design goes all the way to the edge.
And the embroidery on the 4th popsicle is awesome! L.O.V.E. it!
And the back is nearly as cool as the front. I love the fabrics she chose for the panel and the border on the back.
All in all, it has been a great month in the mail department here at prsd4tim2. I feel so blessed to receive such thoughtful gifts!