In My Mailbox….

My mailbox overtfloweth.  Yes, I made up the word overfloweth.

When a box comes unexpectedly we play a guessing game around here….charity quilt tops or fabric.  Lately fabric has been winning out.

Check out this parcel of goodies.


Whenever I get fabric in I always read the note, if there is a note that accompanies the goodies.  There are typically three different ideas that people have when sending fabrics…
1-I am cleaning out my sewing room.  I’m so happy I found someone to take it.
2-I know you like scraps I don’t.  Have mine.
3-You do charity projects and I want to support charity projects.

Whatever reason people sent things I try to honor it.

The goodies in the first photo came from Felecia, Janet, Ann and Christine.  They make charity quilts together and wanted to share their scraps.  This was so sweet ladies and the scraps will be used and loved.  Christine asked if my daughter Kayla is still accepting yarn for charity yarn work….Yes.  She is accepting yarn.  She’s been so busy.  She’s been making lots of purple baby hats lately.  She loves it.

Can you believe I’ve gotten in two other packages too?  Check them out.This package came from Carol who was in Illinois but is now in Arizona.  She’s a thrift store shopper like me and found some goodies she wanted to share.  These are great.  I’m been collecting some novelty prints and have been hoping to come up with a design for them.


The next package came from Ann in Ohio.  This one surprised me.  As I opened it I saw fabric and under the fabric was…WOODKINS!!  Do you remember a few weeks ago I showed the Woodkin toy I found that the childcare kids were playing with.  I had said I was going to be on the look out for some and Ann helped me out.   She said that her grand daughter had outgrown the Woodkins and she thought my house would be a good place to rehome them too.  Yahoo.

I’ve had them for a few days and the kids are already loving them.


This one is their special favorite.  Isn’t it so neat.  They can even change the fabric on the bed and chair and the curtains too.  Yep..they do fight over this one a bit.  That’s okay…they’re learning to share.


Ann included some fabric too-claiming that the package needed padding.  Wasn’t that cute?

Well I’m off to sort this fabric….I’m on a roll with keeping the sewing room cleaned up.  Let’s hope I can keep it up.

THANKS so much to all of you for thinking of me and for supporting the charity quilt project.  I am always in awe of the kindness of quilters.

3 thoughts on “In My Mailbox….”

  1. Wow, you get the best mail!! I have never heard of Woodkins and I think my daughter missed out. Super fun, I’m sure. Enjoy all those lovely fabrics

  2. I made a I spy quilt for my son. Cut 4 1/2 inch squares and border them with coordinating scrap strips. Trim to 6 1/2 inch squares. Sew together to make a quilt. Each square was different and it was fun to get. 8 years later he still loves that quilt!!

  3. I am so happy you have been gifted useful stuff and nice stuff too
    Also you did a wonderful job working on your sudden day off , I know we don’t want children to be unwell ever , but it is natures way of making their bodies strong.
    Your sewing room is lovely I do have to point out you don’t watch TV and sew because only the blue Singer sewing machine is in a viewing position. I am sure you mostly listen anyway otherwise you’d be watching with your husband .
    Thanks for the tour and photos

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