To-day began pretty miserabley, rain, rain & more rain... while the rest of the UK basks in glorious sunshine, this was the view from my sewing machine:
But then things started looking a bit brighter when the postman arrived with some wonderful goodies... The first delight came all the way from Morocco from Anabella, one of my goodie swap partners:
Its so funny, but that wee basket was something that I really, really liked when I saw it on the flickr photos, so I was totally delighted to receive it! Already it has pride of place on my sewing table, providing a gorgeous new home for my camera & leads etc. which I'm forever loosing... Thanks so very, very much Anabella!
The second parcel came from the Czech Republic from a friend who's sewing I have admired (alas from afar) in each of the swaps I've done:
This mug rug is wonderful & perfectly sewn... I was so thrilled to get this as I live a couple of miles from the beaches of Northern Ireland.
So Dianne thank you very, very much... this is what you could see from my parents house yesterday:
The THIRD parcel came from the wonderful Cindy, the Goodie Swap mama who had made some blocks for the Kind Stitches Bee... aren't they gorgeous!
Thanks so much Cindy, I really appreciate your thoughtfulness! For those of you who have missed the details, I am making non-wadded quilts for a children's shelter in Pattaya, Thailand which I will be working in in November as part of a medical team. The children in the shelter have all been rescued from sex trafficking (please check out this blog post for further details). Thank you very much all of you who have already contacted me, but if you would like to make some blocks here are the details of the same ones Cindy did:Kind Stitches or drop me a wee line - I'd love to hear from you!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend... this is what I'll be up to: