In the Mail


Mail call!!!  I got goodies in the mail again.  Lots of these need a LONG-LONG over due thank you.  Things came shortly before the retreat and at about that time…I was in over my head in planning.   Finally I am starting to feel like I am getting caught up.  FINALLY!!  Yahoo.

Check out this wonderful cross stitch pattern I got from Anna Sweet.  I LOVE IT!  I love it enough that I am making plans to stitch it.  Next time Kelli and I venture out on a cross stitch run I am going to try to find some cloth.  This is a big project in terms of my stitching ability….but I really like it.  The copyright on it is 1986 but an oldie can still be a goodie.  This was perfect for me Anna.  THANKS!!


I got what I originally thought was big box of scrap fabric from Marjorie in Fountain City, WI.  Then as I was digging and sorting through the box I found two quilt tops.  I’m saving them and will show you them as they are quilted.  On is batiks and really fun.  Best yet, Marjorie threw in the left over batik scraps…YAHOO…my collection is growing!!

Ila sent me a box of scraps…here they are… [Read more...]

In the Mail


My mailbox has been busy again…So many goodies have been coming my way.

Hedy a long time blog reader and now friend sent me a box of goodies.  Some things were for me and some for the childcare kiddos.


The princess and Paw Patrol stickers I’m saving for when we have the letter  ”P” day.  How perfect.  The weaving book I’ve been looking at a couple nights in bed.  There was a baggie of barrettes in the package.  Neighbor Girl was over the day the package came and she was admiring them.  I ended up letting her pick out ones she thought she would wear.  She was so excited.  The next day she was over at Kalissa’s house and the was telling Kalissa all about how much she loved the barrettes and all about the ones she was wearing…So CUTE.  THANKS for that Hedy.

Also in the mix were some fabrics…all farm-ish.  I love them.


I also got a two boxes from Marion in TN.  FABRIC!!  and lots.  The stack with the jelly roll has that jelly roll with two matching charm packs and extra yardage.  FUN!  Several projects can be made with that.  That stripped fabric I’ve had before.  It works really well for binding on baby quilts.  It matches lots.


In the other box were baby quilts…LOTS OF THEM! See? [Read more...]

In the Mailbox


I am so behind on my mailbox posts.  WAY behind.  I feel terrible about that.  There is no good excuse….  There will likely be about two more time I write about my mailbox just so I can get caught up.

I got TWO boxes from Susan in Las Vegas.  Susan has sent a quilt top to me to be quilted for charity…this time, fabric!  She was moving and was ready to part with some things and decided to gift them my way.  WOW.  Check out the loot!


There are all sorts of things.  I thought I’d snap a few pictures of my favorite things….Check out the nursing scraps.  These I will likely pass on to Kelli.


There were LOTS of bright novelty prints.  I want to make a novelty print quilt at some point.  These will likely go in it.

I really love this floral print.  That’s going in my stash of fabric I’ve been setting aside for Bonnie Hunter’s quilt Floribunda.


What fun to sort and pet fabric.  August hasn’t afforded me my usual amount of quilting time so petting the fabric is as close as I’m coming to playing with it.  I’ll take that for now.

One card from Anne (with an e)… a thank you and fabric goodies for me and Kelli.  Mine are going in my spider web quilt.


I got a few cards in the mail too.  All of them thank you cards.  I so appreciate them all.  Two came from retreat attendees and one came from my Aunt Jean.


I had gifted my Aunt Jean a quilt.  It’s my Star Gazing quilt from Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps and Shirttails. Here’s a picture of it with my Aunt holding it. [Read more...]

In My Mail….


My mailbox has been bustling.

This box came on a day when Kayla and Karl’s girlfriend Renae were here.  Kayla squealed over the yarn as it was perfect for a project she was planning….but there were a couple chunky yarns that she couldn’t use so Renae who is also a crocheter took them.  It wasn’t until after they left that I realized I didn’t get a picture of the yarn so I snapped a picture.


Then my helpful Hubby knew I was cleaning up the house for childcare the next day and decided to help.  He grabbed the box and took it to recycling.  UGH.  I didn’t get a name of who sent it.  I am so embarrassed.  I feel really bad about it.  THANKS so much for thinking of Kayla’s charity knitting.  She really appreciates it.

In my mail from my niece Jody came these awesome variegated threads.  She know variegated is my favorite.  She is so sweet…a little update on her, Jody is my niece who is just 4 years younger than me who has been dealing with a second round of breast cancer.  She has been through all the treatments and is hopeful that no more will return.  She said it’s been a challenge getting back to real life…she has a busy summer planned with her five little kiddos.


I did kind of laugh when I saw the card she sent.  She’s the one who should have the card!!  THANKS Jode.

I got another package.  This one I have no idea who sent it.  It’s all stickers and note pads for the childcare kiddos.  They love these.  The three kids who are 3-ish are always playing restaurant and taking orders.  They love these for that.  THANKS SO MUCH.  This will surely keep them entertained.


I got a box from Ila too….see sent me…. [Read more...]