Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I Love Mail

This is how I feel when squishies come in the mail - a kid with a Christmas present you can't wait to tear open.  Alas, a few of my special gifts I have been a little slow to acknowledge and say a public thank you for.


This is my oldest gifted surprise that I haven't shared.  A dear member of the Monthly Doll Swap Group (my first swap mate with the group, too) had the most adorable little quilt with these flip flops on it - and when I commented on them, well, she sent me a set of them to play with. You can see Patti's Doll Quilt Here.  Thank you so much for these fun flip flops - they are in a tote where I am slowly collecting other bits for my first 2014 Summer Fun quilt.


The very pretty Batiks are from Cindy over at Quilt Doodle Designs as one of the random block draw winners for her 2013 QAL.  Now I don't play a lot with Batiks and I am going to have to really think on this one, collect more fabrics, find the perfect pattern........  Well you understand.  Thank you Cindy for the fabrics and for the wonderful QAL.


I was so excited when Christine of MacDonaldsPatch notified me that I was the winner of her Christmas in July (August) Blog Hop give away.  I love these ornaments and they will be treasured for many years.  And she popped in this sweet bit of fabric with all those lovely Aussie birds.  Yes, this got tucked in that tote with the cute flip flops.  Thank you Christine.




And I was a random draw winner for one of the assignment weeks for Melissa's Star Surround QAL.  I am going to wait on using this certificate because some exciting new fabrics will be coming next month and I have my eye on one of them.  Thank you Melissa and Southern Fabric.


And what can I say about the lovely Shell of The Raspberry Rabbits!  She has random give aways - well, just because.  And she has had lots to celebrate with her new book and so many patterns and freebie patterns and those adorable helpers.  I just think those little bunny scissors are the bomb and would have been happy with just them.  But I chose two of her little stitchery patterns - wish I wasn't alergic to wool - and she tucked some thread in with them.  And a ME card - oh treasure - I collect ME (Mary Englebreit for you folks).  Thank you all in Bunnyville!


And this little quilt has a story.  When I first found blogging and quilting bloggers, Kris at Lavender Quilts was someone I found and followed and remained cyber-friends with.  Kris was in the Monthly Doll Swap group, but had to leave due to committments.  She expressed the sorrow of never having the opportunity to get to swap with me.  HEY - never say never!!  So we agreed to a private friendship swap with our quilts representing where we live.  So this is the quilt I sent her.  Now if  you want to see the quilt she sent me with it's story - Well I could show it here but, please go visit Kris - and yes, she did a lovely post on the quilt I sent her.  Thank you sweetie for a very special swap!

**and she reminded me I have a blogaversary coming up-next month**

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon
     

21 comments:

  1. Wow!! Lots of goodies for you!! Love those flip flops and your quilt from Patti!! Love MY quilt and dolly and yes, it was a very special swap!!

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  2. You've had some lovely wins Sharon. So glad you like your Aussie Christmas Ornaments. Enjoy them next December!

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  3. Major score! Aren't quilters the best and most generous people on earth?! Enjoy your treasures!

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  6. What a wonderful post! Such great treasures and stories. Your doll quilt is exquisite and those flip flops are too cute!

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  7. Wonderful! Laying them all out like that makes it like your own little Christmas. Love the flip flops and her quilt is adorable.

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  8. WOW you've really been blessed. I'm like you I just love getting things in the mail - for me it's better than Christmas.

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  9. I can understand your excitement! What fun packages you have received lately.

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  10. Lucky you for all the fun squishies you have gotten in the mail! Genius way to get a quilt from a Cyber friend. I need to do that with a couple of mine. Cute NY quilt!

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  11. You are so lucky. I love getting presents through the post and you have reminded me I haven't posted about a recent package I received.

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  12. You are so lucky. I love getting presents through the post and you have reminded me I haven't posted about a recent package I received.

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  13. Wonderful lot of fun treasures for you Sharon , love those flip flops and your little quilt is adorable .

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  14. Lots of goodies.....I have a similar fabric of birds on black background like the one you got from Christine....and since I am in a swap group with you it is good to know that you like Mary Englebreit!

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  15. Score! Lucky you!
    Love the flip flops. LOVE Patti's fun flip flop quilt.
    Awesome swap doll quilts :D

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  16. Your post was almost as much fun as getting those things in my mailbox :*) You sure did get a lot of squishy love! My favorite is that New York doll quilt - great creativity and a one-of-a-kind for sure! And, of course, those batiks! You are wise to wait until you have the right fabrics to add to those yummy ones :*)

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  17. Yeah for you for having a lot of goodies show up at your door recently.

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  18. Lovely New York quilt! Super fun packages at your door!

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  19. I don't know anyone else who wins as often as you. Lucky girl that you are. :) The little NY quilt is darling!

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  20. Such great goodies. How fun. Those flip flops are so cute!!!

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