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!