Monday, 18 April 2011

Three reasons why I love the Royal Mail

I got some wonderful post last week.  First of all I got a parcel all the way from the USA from Allie.  I'd won the Christmas through the year giveaway for March.  I got the most beautiful table runner made by Lyn at Bluebird Quilts.

Believe it or not, I've never seen anything quilted in real life.  I mean handmade of course.  It's just not a tradition where I'm from.  I was blown away by the perfect piecing, the free motion quilting and the oh-so-neat binding. 

It's beautiful, thanks so much Lyn and Allie.

Secondly I got this:

Oh yum.  This is a Kona Roll-up and some Kona grey yardage to make table mats.  A friend recently got married.  It was all quite sudden and unexpected so I didn't have time to make a present.  I asked her what she wanted and she said they didn't want any presents, but if I was offering could I make them some placemats!  She's very funky and modern so I thought some kind of rainbow design would be right down her street.  I've got some ideas, so watch this space!!

And last, but certainly not least, I got the most wonderful surprise.  Last week was a really shitty week (until Saturday's surprise trip of course!).  I'd had a migraine on the Friday before.  This is normal, about one a month but it's horrible.  Then one of my rabbits got sick which meant two trips to the vets (she's fine now, it was a stomach problem) and the news that she has to have her teeth done in a few weeks.  Then I had another migraine on Wednesday and another on Friday!  Add to this some very demanding, unreasonable German colleagues and I came home from work on Friday pretty down and upset.  Then Mr CA passed me a parcel that had been delivered to him at work.  I thought and thought, what had I ordered?  Then I noticed the name.  Nancy.  My lovely bloggy friend in Canada had decided to send me a parcel for absolutely no reason at all.  Nancy, you couldn't possibly have timed it better, you really cheered me up.  Want to see what's inside?

Look!  Check out all those beautiful fat quarters!  Of course they were wrapped up with some ribbon to look even more yummy, but when I'm given a present, I don't wait around, I rip right in!!

Also in the parcel was a little something from Sandra, my other lovely bloggy friend and Nancy's real life friend.  Not to be left out (!), Sandra had sent me a beautiful handmade pouch in the coolest cupcake fabric, with a little cupcake charm!!  Sandra is the zipper whisperer, check out the perfection of the sewing.

Ladies, thank you so very much, you have no idea how happy you've made me.

Oh, one more addition to my stash.  I picked up these pretty fat quarters in Hay.

I have no idea who they're by, but I love them, they were far too pretty to leave on the shelf!


Sandra :) said...

I'm glad you like your goodies, and I'm glad Miss Bun (Tiff?) is doing better!

Joysze said...

Whoooohooo, Wendy. You must've been beside yourself with excitement with all those goodies. You know... I always love looking at fabrics. They're so.... I can't find the words... just... SO!! Hehehe.

Nancy Lee said...

I do so love to make a poopy week better with the addition of surprise fabric! Love that Jelly roll and your fabric from Hay. Sending you wishes for a much better week ahead!

Anonymous said...

Getting parcels in the mail is just so much fun and can really lift a person's day.

I'm looking forward to seeing the placemats you make with that jelly roll and the grey fabric.

Lovely gifts from Nancy and Sandra!

Allie said...

Wendy, I'm so glad you had a great mail week - it surely sounds like you needed it! Love your goodies and I hope you don't get any more headaches - they are NO FUN!

Ady said...

Wow! That's a fabulous quilted runner. I am in awe of the binding skills of the maker. And what fabulous things to get in the post!! Lovely goodies!