In a vintage balloon! The mailman came yesterday. Don't you just love the mailman? I do. He brought me two packages!
The first was a give-away win from Jan at Just-A-Mere. She was downsizing her apron collection and look at the beauty I won!
Mustard and grey. With black rick-rack. GORGEOUS.
Looks kinda blue in that pic, but it's grey. And she sent a card that matched perfectly - not intentional, she says, must've been her unconcious artists' eye!
Thank you Jan, I love it! That pocket will come in handy for holding my phone!
The second package was from Dawnie at Itching for Stitching. She was my Hug Swap partner, and am I glad. I only hope she likes her gift I made for her half as well as I love mine. Dawnie says she had a hard time doing pink, and retro, it's not her usual style, but I think it should be - she did a fabulous job on this!
Look at the sweet little label she made too!
She even drew a mug on the letter she sent. This girl has it going on.
Needle-turn applique heart on the mug hug. *swoon* And her stitching is exquisite.
Dawnie, I love it so much, and I think it's the best one out of everybody's - thank you dear one!
And now for something I need help with. I made this block for Terry's quilt.
The long-armer says she's going an all-over quilted pattern, and it will go over the lettering, which is kind of dense - I'm a bit worried that her needle will get stuck in the lettering. I'm thinking of making something different. What do you think, ladies? I could do a different block with handwritten lettering instead, or just make a normal block. Any input is welcome!