Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Angel Package Has Arrived! Also, My Angel Gift has Shipped!

I was thrilled to find a package from Australia in my mailbox a few days ago. It was from Katie at And Sometimes I Quilt. I had suspected that she was my angel but I was playing dumb just in case I was wrong. I was pretty sure when I saw that she said her angel was a teacher like her! How cute! Well, look at the fantastic stuff she sent me! A super cute bag and her stitchery is fantastic. I just love the little birds in their nests on the bag. I wanted to do this one myself but I just never got around to it. Aren't the colors fantastic? I can't wait to take this to my guild meeting to show off.Here is everything all spread out. She wrote me a very sweet letter which I will always treasure. I have a lovely tablerunner pattern - you can see it peeking out there.

These pieces match my stitchery bag. A couch caddy and matching pincushion. I am sorry my flash sort of washed out the pincushion. I just never seem to be able to make really good pictures. Trust me, it is precious.

She also gave me some windmill and water tank fabric. She said that these reminded her of her childhood sneaking around to swim in the water tower. That sounds terrifying to me! I am not afraid of water but swimming in a tank sounds very dangerous. She is very brave, I think!! Do you see the wooden stick? It is not a stick!! It is a pen made from Australian wood. I am going to keep this one in my checkbook. No one else can use it!!!! Thank you so much, Katie. You really made me feel special. I am so lucky to have gotten a really good swap partner!!!

Now for the package I sent. I know that Kris at Life at Rosemary Hill got her package so I can post photos now. She had said that pink and green were her favorite colors so I used some Kaffe Fassett fabric with those colors in it. I made a matching pincushion, but it looks more like a small pillow, it is so large!! I also sent her a scissor keeper with a pair of scissors inside. I hope Kris enjoys these. I also included some other goodies, but I don't remember what all I sent right now. LOL - a sign of getting old I guess.

Here is a little better shot of the couch caddy I sent.
I just love the kitty on this scissor keeper. So cute. I want to make one of these for myself.
I also sent Kris a chicken pincushion earlier in the swap. I guess now she doesn't have to worry about running out of places to stick her pins!!
Thanks so much to the designers who made fantastic free patterns for us to use in the swap.
Helen Stubbings of Hugs and Kisses
Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches
Karen Gass of Cotton Spice
Also a HUGE thank you to Helen at Hugs and Kisses who hosted the swap.
Until next time - when I shall tell you some exciting news about my daughter!!


Katie said...


I am so pleased that you liked the things!!

Cathy said...

Lucky you!! Lovely gifts! Cathy

Rhonda said...

ohhhh... what wonderful gifts!

sewkalico said...

Quilty mail!!! The best!!
I am intrigued to know your news!!!

DAWNIE said...

Your angel swap gifts are just lovely - you must be very pleased