Who doesn't love surprises, especially the kind that arrive in the mail??
Well, i can't wait to show you two lovely surprise packages, which i received in the mail, recently.
The first surprise package arrived on a Tuesday in August, my birthday. Believe me i was oh-so pleasantly surprised!! It was from Laurie who i did a small quilt swap with, some months ago. She emailed me to say that she was having a cleanout and she was sending a stack of 'no longer wanted' quilt patterns, my way. Do you think i was excited? you bet!!.. even though she said they were nothing to get excited about.. i somehow knew that i would be in for a lovely surprise, and believe me i wasn't disappointed :))
So, even though i was expecting the arrival of a package, i honestly didn't have a clue what quilt patterns Laurie was sending me.
Well, as i guessed.. i was in for a lovely surprise..
take a peek...
she even included a sweet little pincushion kit...
and not only that...
two tiny & very cute wire hangers, perfect for my mini quilts... i LOVE them!!
mmmm i love the quilt on the front of the card too :))
ohhhhh what a lucky gal i am, to receive all these wonderful surprise goodies.. THANK YOU, Laurie.. it was extra-special to receive your package on my birthday :))
btw can you guess which quilt i'm going to make first?? here's a hint.. you know i like poison green; so if you guessed 'Vintage T', you're right lol!!
The second surprise package arrived this morning, all the way from Pennsylvania.. now i definitely wasn't expecting that!!
My dear quilting friend & SQ swap partner Ann, sent me a lovely 'birthday' surprise..
oooooh i love the green flowery tissue wrapping paper... and how sweet is the crocheted ribbon??
ooooh i wonder what could be inside???
Ann knows i love anything/everything, Amish... ohhh i know i'm going to enjoy reading this book :))
and look at the lovely greeting card with the gorgeous display of quilts.
ohhh and how sweet is the Amish postcard on which Ann has written a recipe for yummy chocolate cream cheese cupcakes... mmmmm delish!! you can bet i'll be making them on the weekend :))
this afternoon, as i was reading the book, i came across the traditional PA Amish 'square in a square' quilt that Ann made for me..
and i had to share this photo with you.. a traditional quilting bee..
here's what's written under the photo...
"Is it work or fun? A quilting is an all day social affair with a purpose. By the end of the day a quilt top can be completed"
isn't it wonderful... i would love to take part in an all-day quilting bee.
THANK YOU Ann, i love my 'surprise' birthday pressie... i couldn't be happier :))