I must say that this blogging and Flickr sewing/crafting/quilting world contains the most generous bunch of people I have ever come across!! I am so grateful to be a part of it and thank each and everyone one of you for making my days better. When I am feeling blue or overwhelmed, or not so confident, I log in and read your wonderful blogs and feel encouraged, motivated, and often touched by the stories that are told. Thank you all for being there... and for sharing.
The sharing that extends to giveaways is amazing! Yesterday I received a lovely bag sewn by Nicole of Nickels Pickles. This was a prize that I won in her Blog Hop Party and it is just the right size for my embroidery materials - thank you Nicole it is perfect! Just the right amount of space inside and those pockets will be perfect for my scissors and tracing pencil. I am fascinated how it is constructed too - 'sew' well done!
A few days ago I was also the lucky recipient of a set of handmade 'Juicy Watermelon Coasters' made by Ellie of Color my World by Ellie Q. Click on the link to see her tutorial on how to make them. I must say that they are the neatest things ever as the watermelons have shaggy edges (and I love shaggy/frayed edges!!). And the coasters have dots - I LOVE dots!! She also sent some amazing fabric 'just for fun' she sad! Fun indeed! Thank you so much!! Hmmm - what should I make with these pretties??
Schwin & Schwin is a blog I've been following (they do great linky parties for linking all types of crafts) and I entered their draw in late August for an Amy Butler Lark jelly roll and luck was with me 'coz I won!! It arrived last week from Southern Fabric - thank you!! :) Some really interesting fabrics in this roll so I think a few strips may make their way into my Great Granny blocks.
My Sailor Mouth Swap parcel arrived from Nicke of Kiss Kiss Quilt too which I will blog about soon (it is sooooo cool!!) and today I received a Pay it Forward pressie from Emily of Strawberry Patch and I will do a separate blog post about that as well!! So much goodness going on it is hard to keep up!
THANK YOU everyone for being so kind and for being so generous!
Happy Friday night to you!