Yukon wild

Yukon wild
Yukon wild

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lovely mail again!

The parcel mail seems to finally be starting to flow again in my direction.  Things I have sent out seem to be arriving at their destinations quite promptly, but I am still waiting for a couple of things that have been coming to me since June.  Let me show you what I did get this last week ….

Firstly, these six inch squares.  I joined the 6 inch block swap last month and so far I love it.  The smaller blocks are easy to make with material from my mountain of scraps and they turn out quite cute.  We swap two blocks a month in this group.  Here are the blocks I received from Sue.  Can you tell I’m going for hot colours in this one Smile

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Next up, this lovely mug rug that I received from Wendi for Leona's 2nd mug rug swap. 

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Wendi is from Florida so she sent me a bit of Florida beach time.  Doesn’t the beige fabric look like real sand?! She also sent a really cute needle case and a couple of skeins of embroidery thread – something that I sorely need. 

And finally my pincushion top from the Round Robin has made it home.  Marina had sent it a long time ago and was getting anxious about it’s whereabouts….but it was just Canada Post being slow. 

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I asked for a garden theme and look what I got: flowers - a whole wheelbarrow full of flowers - bunnies, butterflies and bluebirds.  Let me put the photo the other way up so you can see that nest of bluebirds clearly.

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So sweet!  I love how it turned out.  Next step is to make it into a pincushion top….  Thank-you so much Sue, Jacqueline and Marina.

I finished the first of the stitchery samplers last night. 

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The next one is backstitch.  Happy stitching to me!

Janet

6 comments:

  1. Great to hear the post is moving... lovely squishies your received... and the pincushion base is wonderful... so much to look at.... your sampler is really great....
    Hugz

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  2. What wonderful trips to the post office you must have. I guess I need to join some swaps so I can get something other than bills LOL! Love the sampler!

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  3. Happy stitching to you! Love from bloggers is so fun!!!!!!!

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  4. It looks like you have a lot of visual sunshine to get you through those long Yukon winters.

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  5. so glad the post got through!
    Love your mug rug and goodies.
    Hope lots more mail arrives for you.

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  6. Hooray, your well travelled pin cushion is home.

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