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Monday, December 8, 2014

A fun mail day

I have been away visiting my brother and sister-in-law in Seattle and a quick stop to see a friend on Salt Spring Island.  More about the trip in another post.  Today I want to tell you about the fabulous mail waiting for me on my return. Smile 

First up this lovely postcard received from Lin in the Christmas postcard swap organized by Sheila.  I think it is done with Shiva paintsticks but it may be some kind of foil… I’m waiting for Lin to let me know the details.


Then I received my paper piecing blocks for November/December from Michell.  She is also in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap that I participate in.  Despite a big move, Michell is further ahead than me as I don’t have her blocks for this swap made yet.


A couple of weeks ago there was a blog tour for the 10th edition of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and I WON!! My copy from Rochelle has arrived.  This is so exciting as I love this magazine, I have always entered the giveaways on the blog tours and this is the first time I have one a copy. Open-mouthed smile


And then to top it all off, icing on the cake if you will… Carol at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop sent me a lovely thank-you gift for participating in their Canadian blog hop.  These fabrics are from Moonshine by Tula Pink for Free Spirit, which is the line that I chose from the Sew Sisters Shop as a give away on the blog hop. 


And included was a gift from Aurifil which was a sponsor in the blog hop.  I love these threads!


So I have reasons to like Canada Post today.  Smile  How about you?  Have you received anything fun lately?



  1. Lovely goodies to say thank you, and your card, lovely candles, mail, real mail, gifts are so welcome, Jean.

  2. Isn't it fun to get lovely surprises in the mail??? :)

  3. Lots of lovely mail! I have just started using Aurifil thread and I love it!

  4. Hi Janet, great card - Lin does such interesting work... and lovely mail for you too...

  5. What a lot of lovely goodies all in one go! The candles are foil sweet papers - any excuse to eat chocolate! xx

  6. Such a gifty visit to Canada Post. Lovely.

  7. Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
    Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
    Sue xx obat penggugur kandungan

  8. Wow, what wonderful arrivals in the mail! Lin does wonderful work, doesn't she? I love Sheila's postcard exchanges, they are so much fun. Enjoy your new fabric/thread!!

  9. Any day that does not bring junk mail or bills is a good mail day, but what you found in your mailbox today, makes it an especially great mail day...oooooo all those "squishies" how wonderful!!!

  10. So, I've made it all the way from April to December. I hope my comments on old posts turn up -- perhaps they'll go to you spam folder like mine sometimes do!

  11. Don't you just love the postie sometimes? He's certainly brought you some lovely things.