I am trying to wrap up all of my mail into this one post. I was so busy sending mail out from the last two auctions and have sent over 40 quilt tops out, that I’ve gotten behind on mail…and sadly, it got a little unorganized.
As always, I’m hoping I do this right.
This…I know I got right. My blog friend Maxine who is a reader here on the blog and I end up corresponding with quite regularly did something super sweet for me.
She made me all of these cute, cute, cute, beagles dogs in cross-stitch. Maxine stitched them herself.
There is a total of 11 facing to the right and 11 facing to the left. Maxine suggested I might use them to make a quilt for Georgia as Kelli’s family loves beagles too. That might be a fun idea.
Maxine is not only prolific with her cross stitch but also VERY-VERY-NEAT! Check out the back. WOW. My backs never look that good!
I am so honored that Maxine would take the time to stitch these for me. Being a cross-stitcher I know how long it takes to do cross-stitch. I have these on the back burner for now. I have the boy’s baby quilts to finish before I tackle these.
Curiously, has anyone made a quilt with cross-stitch before? Do I need to put interfacing or something on the back of the stitched piece to help keep the treads in place?
Maxine also sent some thread and graphing paper.
At first I wasn’t sure how to use the thread as I typically follow the thread guide the designer suggests but then looked closer to see this…It says Sub for DMC 415…so I’m guessing using this wouldn’t be any different than using the corresponding DMC thread.
Thanks so much for thinking of me!! I love it all. You’re so sweet Maxine.
Marie sent this package. There was a great piece of red yardage perfect for a backing. The cherry print is fun and there is a UFO that I will pass on to the Cresco ladies.
Julie sent these great quilt tops. These were larger. I contacted Janet from the list of of people looking for goodies and she is going to get these and finish them for her group. I haven’t sent a lot of stuff to Janet in the past and am so happy to be able to.
I think Janet focuses her charitable work to help foster children. I thought these quilts were so bright and cheery and would be perfect for foster children. These were big but if Janet needs to make them bigger, she can easily put a border on them.
What a fun string quilt!!
This one was bright and cheery too. I’m guessing it must have been a jelly roll quilt.
This one was a fun bunch of patchwork squares.
The last one was smaller. I will check if Janet wants this one too. It might make a nice boy quilt for an outdoors lover.
I have a conglomeration of what I hope I am logging correctly. I’m also not sure if I wrote about his before. I found the pictures in my folder and typically I delete all photos after I’ve blogged about them.
This package came from Iris.
She was so sweet and included some postage money too.
There were goodies galore!!
There was a large variety included.
…lots of baby prints. So cute!
Novelty prints to patriotic…
As I said, a little bit of everything.
..even a quilt top. I paired this fabric with it thinking it might make a good backing.
There were so many things squished in to the boxes. It’s always fun to do an unboxing.
The next box came from Julie…
Check out the cute homemade card. So cute!
The box was a big blessing of calico. I’ve been collecting it and with this, I think my collection is complete.
WOW!! Now it’s time to make a quilt!!
The next goodies came from Joann. So much was packed into this box!!
I’ve already passed the blocks on the left onto the Cresco ladies and they already made a top with them. That’s how lost these photos were. I’m so sorry.
There were fun patterns and English paper pieced goodies too.
So many fun and pretty fabrics. I saved the ones at the top of the picture…the yellow and gray ones. When Kalissa got married I made them a wedding quilt with yellows, grays, and teal. If they ever have a girl, I’ve always thought to make her a quilt in the same colors. So I added these to the scraps leftover from their wedding quilt. FUN!
At this point, I don’t even know if they will have any more kids. It doesn’t really matter. I’ll wait and if they don’t, I’ll pass it on.
Thanks so much everyone for the wonderful goodies. I HUGE apology to Julie and Joann for misplacing the photos and not sharing your amazing goodies sooner.