Friday morning I checked the mail on my way to visit dear De. There was a parcel from USA, from Karen at Quilting, Losing, and Tea . Back in December, there was a blog hop and I was her international winner. She sent some pretty fabrics and a pincushion.
There are ready to sew squares, and the blue/grey/white on the right is a fat quarter. The sewing on the pincushion is just perfect. Thank you so much, Karen.
De took me into her lovely sewing space and totally surprised me with another present.
I think I might have let out a real squeal!! I absolutely love this fabric collection. Super cute!!
I've already made a quilt from one of Aneela's previous lines "Sherbet Pips", but this will be another quilt soon.
Since my swap pressie has been received, I can now reveal the "secret" dots I showed on my last post.
The dots are the lining fabric for the bag I made for Melody.
This is my second time making this bag. The first time was as a handbag for me. I have used it for more years than I care to add up and it has been washed so many times it is wearing thin. My bag has been from Australia to USA at least 3 times. I still use it as my everyday handbag. Here are the two bags together. Mine is made in my fave Shabby Chic type fabrics.
The pattern came from Handmade Volume 23 No. 2 and the author is Colleen Archbold.
When I go to the Library, I always get 5 books. This way, I don't have to remember how many there are when it is time to return them, haha. This time, two books really moved me.
This is a true story about a woman who died in 1951 from cervical cancer. The amazing part is that no matter your age, gender, race, or country of origin, YOUR life has been impacted in some way by her death. It is a story that won't soon be forgotten.
I am about halfway through this book, the last of my five this time. I am very much a dog lover and always have been. Knowing how this one ends, (the cover says it is a memoir), I am pretty sure it is going to make me cry. I am ok with that. This book is SO beautifully written . I keep finding passages that I want to write down and save.