In My Mail…

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I am behind on my “in the mail” posts….  It certainly doesn’t mean that I’m not thankful for the goodies.  It means I’ve been busy.  Kalissa worked a lot of hours last week so I had Carver later in the evening and when he’s here, I don’t sew…at least not productive sewing…and it’s hard to write blog posts too as he wants to touch the keyboard.  I’m not complaining.  I love having him….I’m just explaining.  Anyway…there is no good excuse why I’m behind…

This goody box came from Cheryl in Dallas.  Cheryl is so nice to me.  I live a little bit vicariously through her.  She goes to fun quilt shows..I stay home but I still end up with goodies from the show.  How fun is that???  Cheryl is blog reader so she knows just what to get me too.  She read that I’m collecting grays and grays is what she got…along with some John Deere fabric.  I’m eagerly awaiting Bonnie Hunter’s new book so I can cut into these grays.

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Bette sent a big envelope full of fabrics that were passed on to her and she told me to keep something if I would use it or to pass the fabric along to someone who could use it.  The fabric that is in the upper right is so cute and there is a community helper panel that can be made into a book..How FUN!

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The last box is from Kim in Tennessee.  She was thinking of the childcare kiddos for sure.  The box is filled with games and stickers for the kiddos.  They are so spoiled.  They love the stickers that look like stamps the best.  They are always wanting envelopes to make letters.

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There was fabric in the box too.  How cute is that frog fabric?? [Read more...]

In My Mail

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The mail service has been busy dropping off goodies at my house.

I had gotten an email from the postal service saying a package was going to be delivered from Ila.  That always has me interested!  Then a short time after that came an email from Ila….and then came the box of cross stitch magazines!

Ila said that she had a friend cleaning out stuff and didn’t want these anymore.  Ila thought of me.  The box was full to the brim.

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Some of the things in the magazines are dated…like this sweatshirt.

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Other things are classic like the project below done in red.  WOW!

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These came at the exact right time.  Hubby had been in the middle of chopping earlage.  For those of you don’t know, earlage is like silage only they use less of the corn stalk…and for those of you who don’t know what silage or earlage is, it’s when farmers harvests corn to feed cattle.  The stalk with the ear of corn intact is run through a chopper and cut into small pieces.  Farmers put it in silos, bags or bunkers and feed it over the course of the year.

Anyway….When Hubby starts harvest I’m always a little excited.  I don’t have to fix supper…I get more time to myself.  Then about the third day into it, I remember why I hate harvest.  I miss him.  The extra work I do to take care of him is well worth having him here.  All of you who live alone, how do you do it?!  It’s entirely too quiet for me.  Well the magazines came on the third day so I ate my supper while paging through magazines.  It made the time much less miserable….in fact, it was even tolerable.  I was able to laugh at some of the old styles and dream about stitching some of the classics.  THANKS Ila…as always you knew just what I needed.

Another box came in the mail…this one was from Sue M in Burl, Iowa.  Check out all the goodies…. [Read more...]

Carolyn Strikes Again!!

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I have a blog reader Carolyn in Texas.  She’s sent me so many goodies.  Some I can keep and some I end up passing on to do good in other places.  I love getting her boxes.  Monday I got FOUR boxes from her.  I unpacked it all and set it all out.  I tried to snap a picture of it all but had trouble as Ruby wanted attention.  I ended up just snapping the picture with her peeking out from under the table.

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Here’s the goodies…and there are lots.  There were several Kansas Troubles projects including this kit.  It’s Christmas themed.

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Here’s another Kansas Troubles themed kit.  The layer cakes and all the fabric that’s needed to make the top are here.

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Also included was three coordinating charm packs and a jelly roll.  That’s awesome as between the left overs from the kits above and these coordinating fabrics below I bet three or maybe even four quilts could be made.

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Here’s my favorite of the bunch…it’s a horse themed quilt.  This one is complete with backing included.  Check it out.  Isn’t that horse themed backing fabric cool? [Read more...]

In My Mail

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Goodies came in my mail.

I got a box from Cheryl R in Minnesota.  I’ve gotten goodies from Cheryl before.

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I laid it all out WOW!  All sorts of goodies from bags to fabric to pincushions.

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I think I’ve made the quilt that this kit is suppose to be.  I have it set aside hoping I might get around to sewing it up.  I loved the other quilts like it that I’ve sewn.

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Here’s a closer picture of more of goodies.  I’m SUPER excited about the little stack of scraps to the right.  They immediately went into the stack for my spider web string quilt.  It’s nice getting some new fabrics in and getting a little life into the projects I’m already working on.  These are perfect don’t you think? [Read more...]