At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Postal packages


How about an unusual midweek post?  This week  I received three lovely packages.  The first I purchased.

Quilty friend Renae and I ordered some goodies from Connecting Threads.  Well, my order wasn't much but it put us into the free shipping category.  I so rarely have enough to order from them to qualify for free shipping.

I got a cute sign (very appropriate if you check my stash report numbers),  some 1" hexie paper pieces on sale, and 3 polka dot FQs which were also on sale.  The green dots are barely there - it reads solid.  This is why I don't often buy fabric online without having seen it first.  The great thing about CT is that you can always buy a charm sampler for a tiny investment to preview their fabric.

Monday an envelope arrived with this in it:

I won a drawing at Clover & Violet related to the Embroidery 101 QAL.  Jennie sent this lovely pouch (with an interior pocket and zipper), a cute needle book, and a pack of embroidery needles.  She must have peeked at my stash to see how much brown and golden brown I have - lol.

I can really use the needles as I've started doing another project and I only have one size atm.  I've already put some stitching supplies in the pouch  - just the right size. Jennie has announced that she will do another small stitch before the holidays so check her blog for details.

Then, when I got home yesterday there was a box in the mailbox from Irene at Hilachas.  I won her blogiversary giveaway.  Now, DS always asks when packages arrive if they are for him.  Well, this time I could say, "I think so."  The giveaway had a crayola theme and came with a box  of crayons which DS immediately opened and used to create this:

Creating the masterpiece gave me a little free time to take this lovely pic of the box's contents.  Isn't that table topper pretty?  It now sits on my kitchen table with our spare pumpkin (to be carved closer to Halloween) - a perfect pair.

Aren't the FQs pretty?!  I L-O-V-E batiks!! Irene left the tags on them from CT so that I know what to order if I need more. 

Hhhmmm...I have had my eye out for some bright yellow fabric to use in a quilt for my step dad whose favorite color is yellow.  

The Essential Thread in white is perfect, too.  My white spool in my hexie pouch is almost gone and I used it for basting all the white centers of my hexie flowers as well for some of the petals.

These goodies have a brightened an otherwise dreary and rainy start to this week.  Thank you, Jennie and Irene!

Have a lovely day!


  1. I am so glad that DS got something for him this time!

  2. That's a great idea, buying charm packs to make sure a line of fabric is as good looking in real life as it is on the screen or in the catalog!


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