Monday, July 13, 2009

My mailman hates me...

or at least that's what my niece tells me. She said he had some difficulty getting all my packages in the mailbox today and he was looking none too pleased. He may hate me but I love him! He brought me some amazing stuff today.

Victoria and I arranged a mini quilt swap between ourselves and this is what she sent me. So beautiful and so Victoria! The detailed work on her quilting is AMAZING!!!

Here's a close up of the quilting details. You need to click on the picture to get a closer look. It'll be worth your time. Thank you Victoria. I LOVE it!

Sam mentioned in her blog a while back that she loved owls. I sent her some of my PBKids owl fabric and a FQ of owls that I found at my LQS. I asked her to make me a block with a piece of the PBKids owls whenever she got the chance. Here's that beautiful block:

She also sent me a new quilt book, a Valorie Wells FQ and holy moley, an amazing
cute little pillow. So generous!

Here's a close up of the mini pillow. The embroidery on this is so awesome. Her french knots are so good. The last time I tried french knots, I wanted to stab myself in the eyeballs with my needle. It was so frustrating for me. I can't even imagine the time it must have taken to make this. Thank you so much Sam!

And speaking of detailed hand work, look what Anne from my Snip, Sew, Send quilting bee sent me. She used a technique called shadow embroidery for the middle block. She explains it in detail here. Again, Ah frickin mazing!

Here's a close up of the middle block. I wish I could get a good picture showing the colors peeping through.

Here's what the back of the block looks like.

She also made me a very cute card and sent me a re-usable tote from U.S. Space and Rocket Center that's going to be used tonight when I go to the grocery store. Thank you Anne. I love it all!
Tina ( also from Snip, Sew, Send) not only added her own stash to my very cute block, she also sent her stash of Chocolate Lollipop. Thank you Tina!

Lisa, who cracks me up because she refers to me as "Miss Mushyhed" sent this cute block. There are some teeny, tiny strips in there!! I love it! Thank you, Lisa!

I wish every mail day was like today!
I had a very busy weekend and actually got some quilting done. Yes, you read that right. I finished a project. Said quilt is in the dryer as we speak so I'll post pictures tomorrow. And to top that, I started yet another quilt yesterday. Yes, Dawn, you read that correctly. Another quilt. Not only did I get the quilt top done, I made the backing and it's all pinned and ready to be quilted. I'm so deliriously happy ( and I do mean delirious because I think I slept all of 6 hours the WHOLE weekend!).


  1. That is a lot of mail! The blocks are amazing.

  2. Oh I would be so happy if my mail man/woman was mad at me, what a great day you had, how fun!!~

  3. What a great haul! I think my mailman is starting to hate me too... :) Those blocks are awesome. The quilt is going to look great!!

  4. Thats funny that you commented on my french knots. I wanted to stab my eye with a needle too and so I just left them for my mom to do them on my other projects. Then one day I just got it and now they are super easy! Glad you like the package!

  5. wow, your quilts are great! i love your circles!

  6. You definitely had a great mail day. Love your little quilt. Happy sewing!

  7. Awesome stuff!!! And another quilt top... girl you should move to Florida so we can hang out and sew! Oh I forgot I have a little one that wouldn't like all that sewing with you and me not paying all of my attention to her:)

    Oh and your package got mailed yesterday:) So more coming your way!

  8. Catching up with all your posts while I was gone. fun stuff! We need to arrange our swap for the halloween blocks sometime soon.

  9. lots all your new goodies!! and the mailman doesn't hate you.. you still get your packages... mine has gotten out of his truck to leave a note in the box before when a car is blocking the mailbox... and not leave the mail.. but the note!!