Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Snail Mail

(post 2 of 4)

Yesterday I posted about my making fabric baby blocks for Amy's son Jacob.
Amy asked for my address, and said she'd send me some goodies as a swap.
Nothing quite like mail, is there?

I don't know what I was expecting, but it sure wasn't what I received.
Holy cow, this girl knows how to give a gift, let me tell you!
I received, not one, but TWO boxes of goodness.

And not just your average goodness either, Amy the quilter sent me a hand made quilt top (King size!), all in aloha fabrics.
It is fan-f-ing-tastic.
I LOVE it!
Aloha Quilt
cocktails, surfing dogs and cats, kitties in grass skirts, hippos at the beach, crabs...
Aloha Quilt detail 1
pails, kitties and palm trees, a really cool sandcastle, Hawaii...
Aloha Quilt detail
There are also fabrics with flamingos, pin-up ladies posing by surfboards, bikini tops, Hawaiian shirts with Woodies, surfboards, kids frolicking at the beach, ships and anchors, a mermaid, and island postcards.

But that's just the beginning!

She also sent miscellaneous fabrics
Three fat quarters of two florals and a star print, and nearly a yard of kitties with pins

She sent fish-themed fabrics (beaucoup yardage!)
The irony is that I have fish fabrics set aside to make a quilt, so these are perfect additions to that project!

She said she started a quilt, but wasn't happy with it, and hoped I could make use of it. I will!

But that's not all!
A cute little storybook about labradors, and lots of crocheted and stiffened snowflakes for winter decorating, as well as three heart ornaments!
Also, a hanger for my purse, with its own little pouch--something I've been wanting for awhile now (hang it off a table at restaurant, for example, so I won't have to put my purse on the dirty floor)

Some awesome greeting cards with a log cabin design done in paper (hmmm...what a good idea), quilting pins (I can ALWAYS use those!), a killer magnetic needle pad (boy, you have no idea how much I need that--I am forever losing my needles), cotton thread for crocheting more snowflakes, and a cute kit to make a flamingo miniature quilt

She also sent a boatload of neckties, already opened up and "guts" removed, ready for cutting up and sewing into projects.
Here are a few of the ones she sent
Now I need to put a back and batting on the quilt top, and finish her blocks.
Thanks Amy!!!!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What lovely things Amy sent you. LOL you will be able to sleep in Hawaii. :-)

4:26 AM  
Blogger Cindy Is Crafty said...

Wow, Barb, the quilt top is AWESOME! Lucky you!

6:20 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Woah...the mother-load of fabrics! What a great gift.

6:46 AM  

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