Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bits of Happiness

The postman has been so good to me lately.  My mailbox has been filled with happiness.  Want to have a peek? 

This gorgeous package arrived from Nicky at Mrs Sew and Sow.  I met Nicky in our Goodie Swap - thank goodness I did!  She's been a source of inspiration and support since.  She's one of the main nudgers to go ahead with our FMQ practice-a-long.  Not only does she make beautiful quilts, but she also creates her own beaded jewelery, something that I have been meaning to try.  Well, Nicky was kind enough to make a little pouch (and show off her FMQ skillz) and send over pretty pretty beads and string to play with.  The super cool thing is that the back of the pouch is fuzzy so I have a place to put my beads and they won't roll away.  Good thinking!  Thanks, Nicky!  You rock.


We can now show off our Scrappy Swap packages too!  Woo hoo!  Unbeknown to me, my secret partner was Kat of Diary of a Flutter Kat.  It is no secret that I think Kat is really great - creative with a great sense of style and color.  Well, lucky me!  I get a bit of her craftiness here in my home :)  Kat sent this fab pouch with scraps fussy cut to show of little critters, like this little goldfish and bunny on the back...


...and a really cute cat and chicken on the front.  I love it, love it, love it.  Thanks, Kat!



Inside is a little label.  Aren't they cute?  She knows I love for them to be there, but just hidden a bit.  :)


But what about the scraps?  Well.....get a look at this gorgeousness!  I already have a scrappy quilt in mind to use nearly all of them!  Some are super special and I may just pet them a while longer.


When I'm not busy opening my post, I have been stitching away.  Honestly I have.  I made two of my four blocks for the Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap.  Each will be hand embroidered a bit to highlight the stars.  I am hoping it will also be a reversible table runner with little pinwheels and stars on the back - just not quite there yet :)  I hope my partner likes them!


14 comments:

susan said...

You had Kat as you partner!! You lucky duck! And you got elephants and chicken scraps, and one of her pouches. I would be dead jealous if I didn't already have half her scraps and a wonderful scrappy purse, so I am only a bit jealous. And you had the gift from Nicky. I wonder where she got your address from? (HeeHee!) So glad you like her gift and very well deserved it is too. Finally, your tablerunner blocks look fab. Love the fabrics. What a great post!

Archie the wonder dog said...

What lovely post you get!! Love your star blocks - can't wait to see more!

Sarah said...

Oooh you lucky thing! Great post :-) Your star blocks are fab too!

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh what lovely goodies you've got there! Enjoy! Fab blocks too for your TRS. Jxo

Flying Blind... said...

Ooh you lucky devil - Kat's pouch and scraps are so awesome, and Nicky is one in a million. Liking the look of the runner xxx

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, lucky you, fab packages! Love the stars too :o)

Sarah said...

oh wow that pouch from Kat is gorgeous! You did good in the swapsies :-) lovely blocks too

Annabella said...

Love your swap goodies and getting one of Kat`s pouches is super lucky. Gorgeous scraps and can`t wait to see what you do with them Cindy. Cute blocks too - it`ll be a beautiful tablerunner - I know it!

Lynne said...

Parcels of loveliness are such fun -- better than bills and statements any day!

Sheila said...

You have a good postman - lovely jubbly.

Miranda said...

What a lucky gal!! The little pouches are great! Those scraps are fantastic! Your table runner blocks are great, they are Christmasy but not so much that it's overwhelming!

Katie said...

What a gorgeous collection - fab colours and patterns... I love the blankets of love too... they look like stained glass!

Nicky said...

Ooh lucky you getting goodies from Kat! Get beading then girl - want to see a necklace or two!

Sandy H said...

What fun in the mailbox! And I love your blocks--great colors. Can't wait to see the end of the story of all those scraps!

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