Seasonal Swap Mini Quilt I was thrilled today to receive a mini quilt from Sharon of Vrooman Quilts in Cheryll's seasonal mini quilt exchange. Sharon has been a great "bloggy" friend since I started blogging and I always admire the work she does and the quilts she shows on her blogs. She is a very generous lady and always quick to offer encouragement so I was so pleased to now have one of her quilts.
I intend to have it on display in my sewing room all year round! It is a tiny pierced windmill design only 12 inches square so you can imagine how small the windmills are and it is so neat.
She also sent some fabulous fabric which has a map of the area in which she lives- this is so original and unique - I will have to see if I can get some made of North Yorkshire - I'm sure it would be a fun addition to send in swaps.
Another package which arrived unexpectantly was from Cheryll at Stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot who organises all these wonderful swaps I have joined- she was so kind in sending me a couple of Australian patchwork and Stitching magazines which she knows I love. It was so thoughtful of her. So more new ideas !!!!
I also received another couple of Xmas postcards from the Tradingfabric postcard group on Yahoo which I recently joined making 5 all together - but I expect another 9 yet! . These are lovely little fabric art cards and will make a great display this Xmas.
I have also stitched out 4 of the new free designs from BFC - they are lovely whimsical birds and I am going to make a small quilt for the day nursery where my daughter works for nap times.
The postman is being kept busy and is intrugued by some of the mail arriving from abroad!! I am so grateful to all these kind people in blog land.