This time of year the mail is usually fun with all the catalogs and Christmas cards and sale papers, but this past week the mail has been even better for me. First off, I discovered that I was one of the winners of the giveaway at the Pincushion swap. This delightful package of fun stuff arrived in the mail. Next year, I must make one of those hats.......probably with the fabrics shown. And it will need a bow of some sort, I'm thinking. I'm sure I can come up with something!!!
Then, I was the recipient of this marvelous creation from my friend, Annie (freezeframe03):
It's a can/water bottle wrap (or in my case, a Diet Pepsi wrap). I think it'll be marvelous for keeping the ice from melting. Too cool! That Annie is so inventive, sometimes I marvel at her creativity. I sure wish she lived closer.......I can't imagine the fun we would have sewing together.
Next on the list of wonderfulness is the quilt I won from the Little Quilt - Sew, Vote, Swap. I was lucky enough to win my first pick which is amazing. Julie made it and it is even better in person:
I'm usually not a red/aqua girl, but the design and stitching was just so perfect, I couldn't pass it up! Bravo, Julie!!!
Lastly, I got my mug rug from my partner for the Pincushion Swap. She (Celine - espritpatch) nailed me perfectly by doing something simple, yet striking with my two favorite Christmas colors of red and lime.
And the real plus is that it's small enough to hang on the teeny spot right next to my back door so I see it every time I let Toby outside.
So, that's it.......oh.......almost forgot! Along with winning the prize for the pincushion swap, the sender (who is a good friend and who has a sweet girl dog named Flossie about Toby's age), sent along a Christmas gift for my "boy". He just had to put it on to wish you all a Merry Christmas!!
So, in case I'm not back before the big day (I still have a list a mile long and no obligatory sewing to finish), I hope each and every one of you enjoy your holiday to the fullest. Find peace and joy in the little things and laugh lots! Thank you so very much for a great year! My life is much richer for having you in it!