Friday, January 7, 2011

It's been a good week!

I love it when my mailman brings me something other than bills, don't you?  Actually this has been a fantastic week!  First, I got this darling mini quilt from Amy.  She and I were swap partners in the Mini QT Swap and the theme was "Take Flight".

Mini from Amy

If you remember, this is the one I sent to her:

"Birds on a Wire"

THEN, shocks of all shocks, I won a fat quarter bundle from Stash Manicure and that came on Monday too.  Aren't these fabrics just gorgeous?  I ADORE Riley Blake.

I won these!!!

They're so pretty, I'm going to have to just stare at them and "pet" them for awhile until I discover something fantastic to make with them.

BUT, here's the kicker................and I am having such fun...........and who would have guessed?  Along with the fat quarters, Madame Samm also sent an adorable little magnet and I am in LOVE.  Check this out:


She looks innocent enough, right?  Ah-ha.....wait!  Lookie what she can all do:


And she can be a ballerina too:


She's only teeny tiny...but oh so cute!  And I LOVE her!  She makes me smile!  I put her on a fabric lined cookie sheet in the sun to show you all her poses 'cause it's too dark on my refrigerator where she is currently "dancing".


Just shows that sometimes it's the little things which can bring the most joy!  Now.......aren't you smiling too?  I bet!!  Have a fun day, my friends.............and keep smiling!

26 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a fun and beautiful post Carol! Great Mini-Swap quilts! Congratulations on the great win and I love your little ballerina!

Cathy said...

I just love that Bird on a Wire quilt. Really enjoy stopping by each day.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your win and that cute ballerina. Your exchange quilts were too cute.

Kathleen said...

what wonderful and delightful gifts...aren't bloggers the greatest...I have only been blogging since Aug. and I find they are the friendliest, most wonderful and generous people...everyday I am reading someone new...I am also glad that I found you...love your blog...so creative...I want to color with crayon and quilt it...I am going to start practicing....thank you for all of your inspiration..

Chris said...

Carol those fabrics look exactly like something you would use! I love them too! Congrats on winning.

Mommarock said...

Giggle.. your little magnet, she can do your jumping jacks for you.. she is so cute!

Needled Mom said...

As a frog lover, that little "Take Flight" is adorable! Your birds are precious too.

Your magnet is way too cute. It will be fun to re-pose on the fridge.

Great mail day!!!

Madame Samm said...

Goodness Carol, I had to excuse myself to my powder room lol ....had I known you would have been sew thrilled with your ballerina...I could have held back the fabric and sent you many more sew they could be assembled in their very own repertoire. You are without a doubt my smiles this morning...

Barbara said...

That magnet is absolutely too precious - what a fun surcie mizzSamm did give you

and I covet that fabric ... oh my goodness is that ever a gorgeous display

Quiet Quilter said...

I like the fqs also...fabric nowadays really zings! I like the mini-quilts, both of them. Thanks for the pictures.

Kathy said...

I am a new quilter and I am awed by your talent. The little mini quilts are so adorable. I love them. Lucky you to win all those fat quarters too. And the little ballerina is so sweet. I am glad I found your blog.

Marie said...

Oh, i love it all. You can send any of it my way.

Mme Samm is a very special person, she is influencing all of our lives right now.

Hugs - Marie

Wendy said...

I have to tell you that your creations never fail to bring a smile to my face :) I sometimes bring your blog up just for scenery if I'm in my sewing room and want something fun to look at :) Thank you for sharing your creativity!! Congrats on your wonderful wins ... what fun!! Can't wait to see what you create!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Hey Carol, congrats on the SM win - I was so overcome by my win I forgot to see if i knew any of the other winners! I love the mini quilts too!

Benta

Kritta22 said...

I think I might be 100% jealous of your mail this week.

So if I put a forward in for your mailbox to mine.... do I have to pay your bills too??

I'm totally kidding.

Trudi said...

I was so thrilled when I saw you'd won the Riley Blake FQs, they are just fab! Love you little quilts, and the ballerina! Yep ... definitely smiling!

BahamaDawn said...

LUCKY YOU!!! i love Amy's work!

Shannon said...

Both of those mini's are so great. I love the fly on the top one. You little lady is great also!

Ursula said...

ooooohhhh...she's so cute! And what gorgeous fabrics too. Lucky you! Enjoy your loot. You deserve it.

Patchwork and Play said...

She is just SO cute! Now we all want one!!! Lucky girl!

StitchinByTheLake said...

First of all I agree with you - Riley Blake fabrics are awesome! They are my very favorites. :) And your swag gift is just wonderful - aren't swaps the most fun ever! And that magnet, cute cute cute. She makes me smile. :) blessings, marlene

Ariane said...

Wow!! What great mail!!! It was your week!!! Hugs Ariane

Anonymous said...

giggle here, your magnet poses do that. I have been visiting these blogs this /Sam has made I had never heard of you before, glad I came by.Your needlework and quilting is one of a kind. And funny, did Isay you are funny. Natasha in Netherlands

Taryn said...

She is so cute and colorful. Lucky you! I am so enjoying your very bright blog on this dull winter day.

VickiT said...

Wow. What a great post and congrats on the fabulous fabric win. The magnet is ADORABLE! I love her.

Piper said...

What a cute little ballerina. I love your poses that you did for her. She is too cute. And what wonderful little quilts! And those fabrics you won are delightful! Can't wait to see what you do with them.