Friday, February 3, 2012

Favourite Things Friday

I love finding parcels in my letter box or PO Box, and today I wasn't disappointed. I found two parcels that I wasn't expecting.
Ooh the excitement.

The first was from Tanya, a fellow Queenslander. It was the mini quilt she made for me for the Name Game Swap. Wow, I hadn't even started sewing mine together for my partner. Tanya was so quick.
How happy and cheerful is this?  I love the bright colours, the applique, the letters, and Tanya has used buttons for the dot's on the i's and on the question marks too, very clever.


Lovely quilting. You can see some better close ups on Tanya's flickr account. The lighting wasn't the best here today.

Thank you so much Tanya.



The second parcel contained these.
I'm in love. I have always loved these from afar and was hoping to find some to add to my stash, but never had any luck. I jumped up and down and may have squealed a tiny bit when I opened the package.  Susan from Canadian Abroad very kindly sent me these when I sent her the H R  and bird fabrics. I'm so lucky. Now I have to think of the perfect project for them. In the meantime, you may find me stroking them and drooling.



Susan also sent me a needle case.  I think she must have been reading my mind, as I have been thinking that I really need one and was going to get around to making one, one  day, ahem, cough cough.  It's not a surprise is it that I hadn't made it yet, procrastinating once again.





So today's favourite is my fabulous surprise packages.  Join in with Shay and see lots of other favourites this week.


20 comments:

  1. What a great favorite! I love your mini quilt, the fabric, and the needle case too! Unexpected packages are pretty terrific!

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  2. There is nothing better than a surprise parcel in the post! I've been known to hang on to mine for a day or two to make the excitement last! Love your "Name Game" mini! I think it will look great in one of those spaces in your header ( although it might be hard deciding which one will be replaced!) And I am envious of your HR goldfish! I have one little scrap which everyone drooled over when I posted it earlier in the year. You might need to put this piece under lock and key - I know where you live! LOL!!!!

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  3. Love surprise packages and I love that fishy fabric too cute.

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  4. Great goodies - better keep that fish fabric away from the cats.

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  5. What a fantastic quilt - so bright and colourful.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  6. Very nice goodies in your mail box. Love the mini quilt, the buttons are so cute.

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  7. I love that fish print it's a fav.

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  8. What fun to find such wonderful goodies in your mail!

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  9. Parcels containing squishy mail are always a favourite.

    Your wall hanging is darling. Are you going to hang that in your sewing room? It looks just like a burst of sunshine.

    I was sent a needle case from a friend last year and I use it all the time. Yours is beautiful and that fabric is so cute!

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  10. OOOH! Don't you just love surprises. I particularly love the mini quilt. The applique is so good.

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  11. Oh yes, squishies in the mail are THE BEST! Tanya did such a wonderful job on the mini quilt. So detailed and so happy! And what a nice haul from Canadian Abroad! Woo-hoo!

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  12. Lovely gifties Marg. Don't you just love yummy packages instead of the types with window in them. Look forward to seeing what you do with your special fabric.

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  13. Nothing better than crafty packages beats bills !!!

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  14. Squishie mail is the BEST! What lovely gifts. The mini is too cute :)

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  15. Glad a helped put a smile on your face!

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  16. What a super little mini quilt! It screams sunshine :-)

    The fishy fabric is super cute as is the needlecase. Unexpected packages which make you squeal with delight are the best aren't they x

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  17. You've been getting some fun Happy mail!! You got your name game quilt so fast! I thought the swap had only begun! It looks great and is definitely sunny!! Great little needle case too, they are so handy!!

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  18. lovely mail! Go the fishes & that sun is very relevant to your blog title :)

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  19. sweet !!! what a beautiful mini-quilt ... so perfect. i wonder if i should design one for myself, on this particular day:

    Cloudy? Mundane?

    thanks for sharing your treasures!

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