Friday, June 18, 2010

The Postman Always Rings…3 Times!

Lots of happy mail today :)

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This bundle of goodness arrived from Katherine in Canada. I asked Katherine if she would consider doing a swap – one of my rose bags for a set of her gorgeous Babushkas, and she said YES! Not only did I get this customized family of dolls (shabby chic with brown hair), she also included some vintage Ric Rac, a cupcake fat 1/4, a bar of dark chocolate (which has disappeared…)& a sweet card – which all came wrapped and presented in this fabulous zippered selvedge bag.

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Thank you ever so much Katherine, you have blessed my socks off!

The 2nd parcel to arrive was this…

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Bree organised an International fat 1/4 swap, I was lucky enough to be partnered with Ali from Georgia, USA. She sent me 2 fat 1/4’s (we both agreed that 1 just wasn't enough!). The 1st is Earth by Amy Schimler – who lives in Georgia like Ali - & the 2nd is Summer Soiree by Paula Prass – who is from Carmel, Indiana - near where Ali was born & raised. Thank you ever so much Ali, I love the fat 1/4’s & the stories behind them both. I am going to laminate the handmade card to use as a bookmark, which leads me to my 3rd parcel…

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I’ve been shopping at The Book Depository again, but this time it’s for the kids – Really! Rachel has been reading these books at school and wanted a copies of her own. James got some books too, I will show you them when I finish making his cowboy vest :) 

My friend Vikki came over to work on her daughters quilt and was very impressed with all the parcels. Here is a photo of her work in progress.

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Our girls are both getting quilts for their 12th birthdays this year - Yay

With Love



A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Wow - what a day!! Happy mail is always so much fun and three packages in one day is amazing. Love your sweet family of Babushka's - Katherines work is amazing. Your new fabric is gorgeous too.

suzitee said...

What a lucky duck you are :)
There is nothing quite like happy mail to brighten a rainy Perth day...enjoy!

Megan said...

Those Babushka dolls are way too cute. What great fat 1/4's you received & I love Vikki's daughters quilt.

Linda said...

Wow dont you just love happy mail and yours was Very Happy. L O V E that card its way to cute, about time you were spoilt.

Katherine said...

Oh, Janelle, it was my pleasure to swap with you! You are such a sweetheart. I'm still giddy over the Rose bag and other goodies you sent me.

Wow. You really did have a good day for lovely things to arrive in the mail. Love those fat quarters! Whatcha gonna make with them???

Vicki's quilt is very pretty. What lucky daughters you both have! I'm sure the girls will be thrilled on their birthdays with their special quilts.

Bree said...

Glad you got your parcel and enjoyed yourself. And that Green & Black's chocolate is to die for!

Mel said...

What great post you received! That selvedge bag is fantastic.

cumquats said...

I adore your Babushkas from Katherine. They are really something special. As are your rose bags! Kim :)