Tis the season for stacks and stacks of mail order catalogues. It is like baseball or football season. It has a definite beginning and a definite end. It commands your attention weather you want to give it or not. And, it can be a very expensive couple of months. The only difference.....the catalogue people never go on strike and delay the start of the season.
Yesterday, my plethora of catalogues was spiced with a parcel from Scotland! Want to see what was inside?
I was so excited that I took pictures without letting the dear little quilt freshen up. It was beautifully sunny. The colors in this photo are fairly accurate. Stunning.
Michelle, a.k.a. LochsideQuilter, included a passel of goodies too. A charm pack of sari fabric....Sari's are made of the most beautiful fabric I have ever seen. This little bundle is a treat. A card of embroidery thread in Christmas colors dyed in Africa. A window cling with an intricate Celtic design on it. And a nice note with a picture of the town she lives in. I want to live there!
Thank you Michelle for being such an awesome, and internationally minded partner. It is wonderful to receive a package that has a little bit of the world stuffed into it.
I also sent a package yesterday.
Isn't it cute? This little quilt was made with a tiny charm pack of 2 1/2" squares. It's finished size is something like 8x10. The label is on the back of the Merry Christmas tag; the bow is wired so it can be reshaped; and those bells are very loud. The postman is going to be thinking that reindeer are following him when he has that package in his sack.
I can't tell you who it was sent to....it is supposed to be a surprise. It was entered in the Christmas Swap for Little Quilts - Sew, Vote, Swap on Flickr, and should arrive at it's destination in a day or two.
My son delivered the second of the two birthday quilts last night. It was well received.
Isn't this a great place to photograph a quilt? Until I saw this photo, taken by Benjamin's mom, I hadn't seen the whole quilt. I love the rippled effect the arrangement of colors made....like puddle rings. John, my son, told me that Benjamin's folks liked the quilt a great deal and thought it should be hung on a wall. Then they found the flannel on the back and decided to heck with the wall. My thoughts exactly.