Friday, August 12, 2011

I've Got Mail....
What a lovely lot of mail I have had these past couple of days... 
some have been swaps and others purchases...
this block I received from Ann my June swap partner over at Quilting Block Swap Australia...
Ann is from Canada and I just love the cherry fabric
thank you Ann...
Now Ann and I are good friends as well... we met via another website a few years back and have stayed in contact via msn ever since and for my birthday in this same parcel was this
a gorgeous little bag that I have put to very good use with my hand stitching project... it is the ideal size and very portable around my home and out into the sewing room when I am up before dawn breaking... I sneak out of the house so I don't wake anyone else up as I am sure that they don't want to be up at 4.30 hehehe...
the fabrics that Ann used are so me as well.... thank you thank you Annie Mac xxxx
I also received my August ''Santa Sack'' parcels from my partner Michelle... I promise I didn't squeeze toooooooooooooo hard
I am very curious about the one with the long bit added to it????
Thank you Michelle xxx
 My shopping was at Vicki's Pickledish Patch... go to her blog and the click the link on her side bar to go looking or shopping...
I purchased some Aurifil as there is so much talk about it and I have been wanting to try it out with my piecing to see if there is a difference as I generally use Gutermann poly and have been trying different brands of cotton thread to find which one I prefer better... so when I use it I will let you know what I think... does anyone else have a brand they prefer to use?... Vicki also had the cutest cotton reels of ric-rac and I couldn't help myself... actually I would love to have all the colours and have them all lined up on a shelf for display only hehehehe....

I also have a splurge at the Fat Quarter shop...
a pack of Jelly Roll strips ''Delilah by Tanya Whelan"... these are destine for a baby quilt for one of my daughters friends that's if the baby is a girl which we are hoping for as they have a boy already... and if it's not a girl that doesn't matter as I am SURE I will find something to make with them...
 and also these...
as I needed/wanted some more darker blues and hey at the time the Aussie $ was looking very good...
this was only one from the shop still waiting on the second parcel which should have the Kona Solids in it mmmmm... might have to do some chasing on that one...

2 comments:

  1. Oh thank goodness! It really is 'snail mail' Those pressies look in pretty good order...not to many squeezy crinkles. LOL! I love your fat quater pack with the roses very pretty. Your other mail was lovely too.
    Michelle xx

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  2. Tarnyia, I am Alex from Aurifil , I see in your picture you got my 40wt cotton thread , do you know that for piecing is also available the 50wt thinner ? ....in any case I would love to her your feedback . Alex

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