21 October 2013

fun mail !

I've been a bit remiss in posting about some amazing mail I've received recently !

I've received three blocks in the Star of Africa bee ... this is a bee with participants around the world and we're making country based blocks - for my month I asked for postcard blocks !

this one is from Fiona over at CelticThistle who made the most amazing postcard block of a bridge - seriously if it wasn't for the size and the fabric I'd think it was the actual postcard - I'm just blown away by this block - even the colour is an amazing match !  and when I saw it I was thinking it looked a bit like the Sydney Harbour bridge and as Fiona explained our Sydney Harbour bridge was based on this actual bridge - lost for words really !

Fiona also made an absolutely cutie needlecase with adorable ladybugs fabric - its just so darn cute !

my friend Nicky who blogs at Mrs Sew and Sow made me a gorgeous nessie block - Nicky had made this block for another bee member and I asked her to make one for me for my month too - isn't it just so sweet - love the tartan tam !  I was also in a swap with Nicky last year - Wonky Houses - and Nicky sent me a couple of extra tree blocks too - they are such fun :)  along with some english money tissues just to make me feel rich !!

Benta of SLIKStitches lives in Windsor and made an embroidered block with the Windsor Castle, a gorgeous swan, and even a bearskin guard (found out the correct name from Benta!) - wow what an amazing area to live in !  again, the block looks just like the postcard !  Benta also sent a super cute windsor bag and some fabric with double decker buses and black taxis - I've been totally spoilt :)

I've also recently received a fabulous coffee cozy and mug run from Jana who was my partner in the RATZ coffee cozy swap - I sent Jana this coffee cozy back in May this year...

and the cozy my secret partner sent me ended up lost in the mail somewhere in the world !  so Jana stepped in as an angel and made me a cozy as well as a mug rug !  I'd told my swap mama not to worry about a replacement so I was totally shocked when this little parcel turned up - I love the hexies and the stitching and those little mice are just adorable :)

I love being in these swaps with such a generous and talented bunch of quilters :)


  1. Wow! You received some really fun stuff. I'm particularly taken with the last picture of the hexagons items. Those were a lot of work! And she did such a great job with her fabric choices. The bridge postcard is impressive too. You'll have to hang up everything, in your sewing room, so you can admire it!

  2. What a great collection of goodies, Fiona's landscape is amazing, and the hexies are fab. I look forward to seeing all the postcards together


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