Hi all, sorry to be so long letting you all know who won the place mat panels. The pirates went to
and the I Spy went to
Congratulations ladies! The packages are in the mail. And if anyone is wondering, the pirates are a Timeless Treasures fabric and the I Spy is from Quilting Treasures.
I need to start showing some of the wonderful things I’ve received in the mail lately. Tonight I have these two lovelies to show.
My Friends with Benefits swap was slow to arrive but worth the wait. Leslie of Les Quilts made me this gorgeous hanging. In the centre, hand embroidered, is my blog name. You can’t see it too well in the photo but she has held back the yellow border with stitching in several places which make is look like a curtain has opened to reveal it.
Then surrounding the centre panel are gorgeous batiks and wonky stars. And in the overall looping quilting she has stitched a J in each of the stars.
And here is the back with a lovely label and more of the animal batik from the embroidery panel.
I love all the detail she has put into this. Just gorgeous!
I also want to show you a gift from Leonie at Strandkorb-traum. I admired this “fly cover” on her blog and she offered to send it to me. What a sweetie! It arrived with a nice letter, a postcard, some drink powders to add to soda water and some extra yarn so that I can add beads around the edges to help it stay snug on the bowl. If you look closely you can see one green bead that she added on the edge to show me how they go. I love the rosette in the middle!
And here it is on my favourite bowl which is also from Germany.
Thanks so much Leslie and Leonie!
I did do some sewing this week as I had to get my May hexies finished for Deb. But I forgot to take a photo before I mailed them off.