Monday, June 28, 2010

Mail call...

When I returned home on Sunday, I found a package waiting for me!  I LOVE to get packages in the mail.

(Tangent - Way back when, Amazon used to offer to wrap your books for you before they mailed them.  And even though I was the one that ordered them and knew what they were, I always use to have them giftwrapped just so I could unwrap them when they arrived.)

I was expecting this package, just not so soon.  I though I'd have to wait another few days for it to arrive.  It was my new purse made especially for me by Penny.  (She has a great blog where she talks about the passions in her life, including Oklahoma.  Makes you want to visit there.)

Moses likes it too!

We're in a group of 12 ladies who each make a new project for each other every 6 weeks.  The challenge for this first project was to make a handbag or tote incorporating yoyos.  Do you see the blue yoyo at the top with the gorgeous silver button?  There are also yoyos on the back and each side.

And not only did she send me the handbag, but also a smaller version without handles and some fabric.

I'm going to put the smaller one beside my sewing machine and use it for scraps and such.  And look at the decorative stitching around the edges...

Thank you Penny for my new purse!  And for those of you who really know me, you know how I love fabric with touches of metallic in it.  It's just beautiful!

And on a related note, I delivered my mom her package for June.  I could have mailed it, but considering I was traveling down there anyway, I figured I'd save myself the postage.

Mom's June Package

This month's package included block 6 of the Imperial Splendor BOM, an Easy Quilts magazine and a pack of quilting labels you can design and print out from your computer.  I also sent her the Twilight Frost fat quarter pack from Connecting Threads.  (She doesn't have much of a quilting stash yet.)  And no package is complete without something homemade, so I gave her the Stuffed Feathers table mat I made (and that she admired last time she visited!)

Stuffed Feather table mat

She's also having to learn how to do applique for some of her BOM kits, so I included the basic supplies for doing several variations of applique (Steam-a-seam, glue sticks, hera marker, applique needle, silk thread, etc).  She tried fusible webbing and satin stitching this weekend.

And I forgot to post about her May package.  It included the June and July Camelot Snowman wall hangings, block 5 of the Imperial Splendor BOM and the Blue Feathers wall hanging.

Mom's May package

So now I'm all caught up.  And I'm almost finished quilting a quilt for her July package!

Until later...

So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. 
Galatians 6:9 (NLT)

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