Hi there, and Happy Mother’s Day! We had a busy, but wonderful day here. A family brunch, a First Holy Communion party, a trip to the book store, a stroll through the garden center, and baseball practice…all while dragging around the kids. If that’s not a full Mother’s Day, I don’t know what is.
Michelle mentioned on the phone earlier that she had a slightly more relaxing day of shopping while her husband and daughter planted flowers for her and cooked her a fancy dinner. (For those of you who have recently started following the blog, Michelle is my good friend and a contributor here.)
Hmmmm. Interesting concept…Maybe I’ll re-think my plan for next year…
Anyway, if you are curious who won our big giveaway, stay tuned for Tuesday’s post where I will announce the winner of a free Longarm Quilting Gift Certificate from yours truly. I’m so grateful to those of you who read the blog regularly and leave comments and share ideas. It’s the essence of what makes the quilting community so strong.
In the meantime, check out the Happy Mail that appeared in my mailbox as a part of the Late Night Quilter’s Flying Fabric Box Swap. My new friend Sarah sent me these 4 lovely fat quarters, along with an adorable handmade gift. Sarah and I are part of the unique swap dreamed up by Late Night Quilter’s Club (click to join the group) member, Anna Veach.
The Flying Fabric Box is a mystery collection of fabric and a handmade gift that makes its way from person to person in the swap. When you receive the box, you take out the fabric, make something with it, and send the box along to the next person with 4 new fat quarters and the gift you made.
Did you notice the first fat quarter in the picture? It’s a Texan’s fabric-dream come true! In my favorite shades of sea green! And how did Sarah know I’m a sucker for ombre and chevrons?
Here’s the cute zipper pouch Sarah made for me from her own stash (Sarah started this swap off, so she used her own fabric to make the first gift that would be sent on to me, the second person on the list). Sarah used the Open-Wide Zippered Pouch Tutorial by Noodlehead. I’d love to have 4 more, just like this one!
The pouch was perfectly made. Let me tell you, this girl has skills!
And it will be a lovely addition to the gorgeous new purse I received from my mom for Mother’s Day. I love to have multiple zipper pouches in my purse to keep my beautiful mess organized.
Thank you, Sarah, for a lovely gift and inspiring fabric. I better get the kids to bed so I can finish up the little gifts I’ll be sending on to the next friend in the swap.