I didn't realize it's been way over a week since I posted. I guess between work and surprise time with Mr. E I've been a little busy.
Last week I received my Spring Swap package from Lynda in Australia. I was Lynda's Secret Santa last Christmas so I guess it was her turn to surprise me. Look at the wonderful clutch bag she made for me, complete with a Giggle button. I love Giggle buttons! She also made me the needle case that so many of the Aussie girls made from their stitching weekend. She didn't know how much I coveted one of those needle cases and now I have one! She also included a small hand painted Russian doll and a Country Threads Patchwork magazine. I already have decided to make a few of the projects in the magazine. Thanks for a wonderful package Lynda!
Recently I won a drawing on Giraffe Dreams. Carol wasn't sure what to send me. I told her I am a born and bred Minnesotan and she could send me Minnesota-filled package and that's what she did. She included a pair of socks, a coffee mug, a pot holder, a Nut Goodies, postcards, a Minnesota map and some fabrics. I plan on making a Minnesota collage using the postcards, map and fabric. The Nut Goodie was a yummy reminder of MN treats. The other items are patiently waiting their turn to get used. Thanks for a great package, Carol!
I haven't had any stitching or sewing time this past week. I'm getting ready for my mom, Mr. E's great grandma, to arrive next week for a 10 day visit. We will be spending Friday and Saturday converting my studio into a guest room. Hopefully with grandma here we can spend time sewing while visiting with Mr. E.