Thursday, 3 January 2013

Some unexpected mail!

Ok so not entirely true - some of this was expected (and highly anticipated!), but there were a couple of surprise packages from a couple of very lovely bloggers.

Yesterday these gorgeous coasters arrived in my letter box from Jess, to thank me for doing the QAL with her. The kids think it's especially cool that they are like a puzzle (actually, it's not just the kids ;o) )

And then a complete surprise package arrived this morning! Totally out of the blue, Benta of Slik Stitches sent me this very cool little Chap Stick pouch and a Chap Stick! I'm not sure how she knew how often I lose these in my bag - but no longer!

Thank you both so much, I love them!

A few packages of fabric goodness have arrived since Christmas too. Firstly, a bundle of Nursery Versery from Miss Matatabi - I'd been resisting these for a long, long time, but her 20% off sale before Christmas was too good to resist. I'm really glad I caved too - Heather Ross is one of my all time favorite designers, and the cotton/linen blend has the BEST ever texture. I'm thinking a few bits and pieces of Zoe's room (fabric baskets, cushions and the like).

Honestly, have you ever seen a more awesome selvedge? Those spiders just kill me with cuteness :o)

And the collection of the moment - Saltwater by Tula Pink. I actually pre-ordered my bundle of these from Caitlin at I Don't Do Dishes and they arrived yesterday. So many ideas for these - but they're going to have to wait till I get a few of my WiPs out of the way first :o)

Seaweed colourway (with a few of my Neptune FQs below - definitely going to be a Neptune/Saltwater quilt out of these!)

Aqua Colourway:

Coral Colourway:

Right, drool fest over. I'm off to finish up one of my pattern testing quilt tops, and then get onto some very overdue bee blocks.

xx Jess


Shanley said...

I am drooling over your mail. Or more realistically, licking my lips. Where is my damn Chapstick?

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

I am glad you like the coasters!
I have my bundle of Saltwater on it way to me right now...coming from A Crafty Fox (Westwood Acres on Etsy), I think it might be the first must have of 2013!

Sharon said...

Lovely goodies!
That is the best kind of mail.

Kim said...

Gotta love surprise packages! I've just ordered fat quarters of Salt Water, I've been meaning to make the Swoon quilt since the quilt along early last year and thought it would go really well with this design. Have you thought of a quilt design for them yet?

Jessica said...

Those coasters are so cute :) You are a lucky woman with all of that happy mail!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous fabric-look forward to seeing what you make

Jennifer said...

ohhh, I have my saltwater coming today.. i'm stalking people to see what they're making so i can get some ideas! :)

Katy Cameron said...

Mops up the keyboard... I have some Saltwater arriving soon I hope, a little yardage to make cushions and then a fat 1/8th bundle just because...

Kirsten said...

Love how Saltwater coordinates with Neptune - the Farmers daughter coasters are so cute !

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I'm glad the pressie arrived ok!! I love love LOVE the new fabrics, such scrummy colours, can't wait to see what you make!

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