Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Mail Goodies and a Book Project

Wow! This past week flew by! Besides working six days in a row, I received three wonderful mail packages, finished the last Christmas Wish block and had Mr. E all day yesterday, last night and most of the day today.

I don't have photos of two of my packages. One was a cottage block for a Cottage Block Swap I'm in along with a book on Crewel Embroidery from Quilting Fiesta. Thanks, Betsy. The second package was an priority envelope full of cat fabrics from Amy at The Calico Cat. I have enough cat fabric to make a few quilts. Thanks for sharing Amy.

The third package was my Brown Paper Bag challenge on Snickerdoodle Dreams from Ruth. She made me this cute tote bag from the items I sent her. She also included a sewing-themed picture frame, a mini quilt kit and a lavender scented candle. Thanks, Ruth!
Here is my last Christmas Wish block. I am officially caught up now, at least until the next block is posted. It feels great to be up to speed with these small stitcheries.
I had Mr. E last night so mommy and daddy could get a good night's sleep. Lucky for me mommy put him to sleep at 8:15 last night before they went home and he proceeded to sleep until 6:15 this morning! He hasn't done that for them. Maybe he's starting a new trend.

I invited my DIL to come over for the day to work on scrap books. While she worked on Mr. E's I worked with an Amy Butler mini book kit I bought recently. I was disappointed in the kit. It has lots and lots of embellishments and cute papers. However, the mini pages were plastic sleeves and I had a lot of problems trying to fit two pages into one sleeve. So instead of having double-sided pages I could only make one-sided pages. Also the size is so small it was hard to make find photos that would fit. It's not an item I would buy again or would recommend to anyone. I did finish it though and here are the results.

Front Cover
Dreamer
Relaxed
Happy
Amusing
Back Cover
Next up on my list are my Stitcher's Angel projects. I wonder if you are my Stitcher's Angel!

You still have time to sign up for the I Love Fall Swap. It's a quick and easy swap so you know you want to join in the fun.

Happy Stitching!

Sweet P

2 comments:

Fiesta said...

I am glad you liked the book.
You received some wonderful mail. I like the little book you made of Mr. E.

Teresa said...

That book looks like a great read to me - he is a real cutie!