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More Mail Call….

I’m still trying to catch up on the mail.  I get a little closer and a couple more packages come in.  I’m not complaining.  I enjoy getting goodies in the mail-my kiddos love goodies.  It’s a bright spot in my day for sure.  I’m just telling it like it is.

This box came from Anna S.  I met Anna when she came to our first Bonnie Hunter retreat.  She was wonderful.

Anna had some cross stitch goodies that she was ready to part with.  It was a large amount.  The box was full and patterns are thin!

I emailed some pictures of the stuff to Kelli.  She was so excited as she was coming the next day.  I know the pattern on the right is one she’s been wanting to get and stitch.  She was so happy.

I picked these two Lizzie Kate patterns right away.  I’ve eyed both of these but they are all part of a season collection.  So now guess what I’ll be doing….I’ll likely be on the hunt for the companion ones.  I am on a spending freeze for cross stitch right now though.  I’ve told myself I have to finish something before I can buy anything.  So…I’ve written these on a list of ones I want.

These were in the box too.  Fun.
I’ve not seen anything like this before.  The center is cross stitch fabric…and the quilt book, I could use a funny.

My favorite of all I think was this big pattern.  It’s a flag and has quilt blocks that make up the flag.  Be still my heart.  Seriously…I love it!  Of all the patterns in the box…(and there were a lot)…this is my fave.  Thanks Anna.

This came from an annoymous blog reader in Pennsylvania.  What a nice gift…envelopes, stickers and notepads for the kiddos..and fat quarters for me.

All of them are gray tones as she remembered I’ve been collecting them.  THANKS!!

This big box full came from Gineen.  Oh…It was wonderful.  I’ve told you all before that I don’t often have pieces that are more than a quarter yard.  These were all half yards or bigger.  What a treat!!

There were all sorts of fun things.

I’ve been collecting 30s prints.  I always wanted to make a quilt with them but never have.  With grand daughters, it just might happen….if I collect enough fabric.  I’ve been on a commitment to not buy fabric full price so we’ll see…I have some in the sewing room but it’s been a long time since I looked to see what I have.  Hmmm.

This gift was given with the hope something might inspire me to get to the sewing machine.  Trust me, I was inspired.  I just have too many other things right now that I need to catch up on.

I used a few of the prints from the photo above before.  Pretty..

These were beaded fabric perfect for making a decorative purse.
More fabric….
and still more.
This one was an unfinished baby quilt.  There is enough fabric to finish it.  I’m on a debate whether to keep it or pass it on.  The fabric are super cute!!

It’s all ocean themed.

So many goodies packed into a box!!

Martha sent me this…
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In My Mail…

First off I am extending a HUGE apology to anyone who has sent me something.  I am so far behind (likely two months behind) on thanking and acknowledging people and gifts that have been sent my way.

Packages came when Kramer was sick.  My girls were here doing childcare and opened them when the mail came.  Then the packages sat on my dining room table.  Then the doctors said Kramer only had a few weeks to live so the girls took everything from the dining room table and put it in a childcare crib.  So…this is how it looks.

I’ve been putting off digging into it as I’m so afraid everything is all mixed up and I’ll somehow thank the wrong person for the wrong thing.  I decided to pull up my big girl pants and tackle the boxes.  If I do something wrong, I’m so sorry.  I am writing with good intentions.

This all came anonymously.  I already shipped this on to a local charity group.  I saved a few of the shirt pieces and a couple others.  What can I say, I could resist!!  I keep reminding myself that I can’t keep everything.  It’s so tempting though.

shirts quilting quilt shirt fabric cotton quilting fabric eye spy i quilt eye spy i quilt fabricWasn’t that a lot of fabric!  WOW.

This next package came from Paulette.

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She sent me calicos.  Oh…I can’t wait to get back in my sewing room.  I’m getting so excited about the calicos I’ve been collecting.  I already know that won’t be happening in the month of June.  I still have so much to catch up on first…but I have a wedding in August that I do want to get a quilt made for.  I already missed quilts for weddings this summer.  I don’t want to miss this one.

The next package came from Chris J.  She’s a long time blog reader.  She saw alphabet fabric and thought of me. Isn’t the card she sent the cutest??  See?? Continue reading

My Mail

I have lots of “mail”.  Things were sent while we were hanging with Kramer in the last days.  Some came while Kramer was still in the hospital.  The girls opened them for me and took pictures and sent them to me.  It was a great ray of sunshine to my dreary days at the hospital.  Here is sampling of some of the things that came.

Here is a fun strawberry needle case that was made by a blog reader.  I love it.  Now that I’m cross stitching I need a needle case more than ever.  I’ve started keeping a couple needles threaded for the project I’m working on just to save time from having to rethread with different colors all the time.  This will be perfect!!

This came from an anonymous reader…
Speaking of cross stitch.  Holy WOW!!  It’s a mother load of embroidery thread!  This was sent by a Canadian reader who preferred to remain anonymous.  This is going to bring me joy a hundred fold.  The first joy…organizing the thread.

I sent a picture of the thread to Kelli.  Her comment was, “Mom, you’ll be in heaven.  If there was a job for people to organize thread, I’m sure you’d do it.”  It’s the truth.  I adore organizing thread!!

Kramer was thrilled to get this note.  See??? Continue reading

In My Mail…

I’ve had so many things come to me via the mail and things that have been delivered to my house.  I say this all the time, but it’s so true.  Thank you doesn’t seem like nearly enough.

Over the last couple weeks here are a few things that have happened…..

Our vet assistant, who we love, Lori, paid for Ruby’s thyroid meds.

How sweet is that.  Lori is super.  I’ve known her a long time back to the days before we had beagles, I often picked up medicine for the farm at the vet office and she was always there.  She was there when we put our farm dog Pepper to sleep.  I can’t say enough good things about her.

Mary Jo from Lacrosse gave me some goodies….Gluten free cook books for Kelli…

and fabric for me.  See? Continue reading