vrijdag 10 juli 2009

I am overwhelmed

In the past two weeks, several parcels have arrived my way. I am really overwhelmed by all the kindness and generosity.

The first suprise came from my dear blogging friend Dzintra. Dzintra had a giveaway a few weeks ago. She let Joanna draw a winner, which wasn't me. Then her DH asked her if she wasn't going to have another winner. Well, that was me (O: I won the 'Fly Away Bird' pattern by Hatched and Patched. I love her patterns!
Look at the bright yellow star Dzintra added and the little bird buttons reminded her of me. Thank you so much, dear Dzintra! You are very special to me.

I have been visiting Bev's blog for about a year now. Bev makes wonderful projects and you should see what she grows in her garden! She won Dzintra's first prize. Now how funny is that? Bev send me a lovely parcel with Australian magazines (O: and some lovely Debbie Mumm machine stitcheries. The cards she added are handmade and very pretty too.
Thank you sweet Bev, for this wonderful suprise. The magazines have such wonderful projects. I will soon hope to find time for them!!!

And as if that weren't enough... Terry and I have been mailing on very regular basis. She ends every mail with a lovely self made siggy. I enjoy each and everyone of them, Terry!
She asked me my address one day, saying she had something to send me. Look at the gorgeous little quilt she made for me. The fabrics really are me and I love the way she machine quilted it! I will try that with one of my quilts too one day. (The little circles were left behind by the candle holders I put on this quilt.)

The picture really does not do this quilt right. I tried to give a better impression with a detail, but it is really much prettier!

So the past few weeks have been full of suprises! But, I have been busy too with some projects! I actually finished the mini blocks to the second block of Leanne's House. I now have to sew them together.

I have also been working on the Spring Fling Round Robin 3 quilt. I have finished quilting it and now I have to put on the binding. Something always went wrong with my binding. So I asked Jacqueline at The Log Cabin quilt shop. I made a very easy to fix mistake. Thank you, Jacqueline, for showing me how to make the binding!

Next week it will also be time to send away my Christmas in July parcel. Some finishing touches to be made. Unfortunately I have not found Christmas paper to wrap it up in. Ah, but that will make me creative, to think of something else (O: I must say, it has been fun to work on Christmas projects so early!

And just a quick peek on what I have also been working on with fabrics from Kaffe Fasset, which I have had for about 10 years now. I just randomly put the blocks together and am not sure how I will make it. Still many blocks to make with these wonderful fabrics (colors are much brighter in real).

"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it."

- Ivan Panin

21 opmerkingen:

Terry zei

I'm so glad you like your little quilt Simone! And your Leanne's House blocks are coming along nicely! It's such a pretty pattern! Enjoy your day! :0)

Anoniem zei

Hallo Lieve Simone, I enjoyed reading the verse from Ivan Panin....love the colours from Kaffe Fasset....and you received some very special things in the mail...hugs lyn

Shari zei

You've got some very lovely gifts from very special people! And you've been busy as well - and congratulations to Laura on her graduation - what a lovely tradition to hang items out the window. Well done Laura!
Cheers - Shari

A Spoonful Of Sugar zei

More terrific mail Simone - you always seem to have lovely packages to share! I love the colours in your Kaffe Fasset work - can't wait to see what it becomes.

Cattinka zei

Hi Simone,
you are really a lucky winner! And actually I started Block one of LH, I have been looking at the blocks for a while and I can´t resist. Your block 2 looks very nice!

Micki zei

Lovely packages Simone...I just mailed you something, so you will be getting another one. You are a sweetheart and you deserve it!

Lotusblüte zei

Liebe Simone, bei so vielen schönen Geschenken wäre ich auch überwältigt :o)) Habe ich da etwa etwas verpaßt? Hattest Du schon Geburtstag?
Dein LH wächst ja auch stetig voran- einfach wunderschön - ein herrliches WE wünsche ich Dir und GGLG Gaby

Bev C zei

Simone, You certainly had a lovely week. Enjoy your presents. Good luck with your quilting,can't wait to see it finished. Happy days.

Jacqueline zei

Hallo Simone,

You're very welcome !!

The Leanne's House blocks are looking very beautifull.
Ofcourse I would love to see this quilt in 'real' when you finished it.

have a nice weekend, Jacqueline

Guðrún zei

The bird buttons are so cute. It is amazing how good friends you can get over the internet.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

And you are very special too dear Simone...so pleased you enjoyed the package...and what a co-incidence about you and Bev...I hadn't met her till my giveaway. Lovely post Simone♥x

Cybele's patch zei

Nu weet ik waarom je de hele week niet heb gepost. Je had het te druk met uitpakken ;-) Wat heb je weer mooie cadeautjes gekregen. Voelt 't een beetje als jarig zijn? Geniet ervan! Je LH blok wordt erg mooi.

Doina zei

I like the things you have made and show on your blog!

Evonne zei

Hello Simone, The little quilt you received is beautiful. Your Leanne's House blocks are looking lovely and the colours are very nice together. Enjoy your week:) Evonne xx

Gretchen zei

You are so lucky to have such wonderful presents come in the mail! How exciting! I really like your stitchery and Kaffe quilt too!

Sew Useful Designs zei

Hi Simone! :-)

I always look forward to your posts as they are full of interest and prettiness! You have some lovely gifts here sweetie - and some lovely friends! And you deserve them sweetheart! xxx

Hugs! Hugs! Vikki xoxo

Shiree zei

my oh my Simone, you are one lucky lady huh! And I love your work on your blocks, well done - you have been so busy too...

Peg - Happy In Quilting zei

Oh Wow....Simone you have been very lucky with all your gifts..and your Leannes House is just gorgeous.

Jackie zei

The Leanne's House blocks are gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished project. You have been so busy as always!

Anoniem zei

Hia thanks for popping in- sorry it's taken a while for me to catch up. What a lovely quilt present. Ooo Australian Homespun is a great magazine. I have a couple of issues.

Good luck with your new projects and the Kaffe Fassett. I love his ones too.

Anoniem zei

Simone you have so many parcels to share how lovely to receive all these goodies, I love your blocks too I am always amazed at just how beautiful your work is, and all those 4 leaf clovers you find?? I have NEVER found one

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