Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It Was a Wonderful Mail Day!

It's always fun when there is a package slip in my mailbox...yesterday there were three! Of course, I couldn't even wait to get home to open them...had to open them right there in the car! The first one I opened was from Stephanie. Stephanie and I did a cottage exchange...and oh how I oohed and aahed when I saw her cottage. I love everything about it--the black roof, the polka-dotted cottage and dooor, the polka-dot chimney, the lacey curtains on the windows, the vintage cottage resident busy decorating in the windows, and the lovely little doorknob. Stephanie also sent one of her beautiful flannel pillowcases. Polka dots again!!! And the penguins are so adorable! Thank you Stephanie!

I also did a cottage exchange with Jane...and again, I was oohing and aahing! Her roof is the cutest green snowflake print, a polka-dotted door, pink and green windows...and the cutest "Ho Ho Ho" fabric for the cottage itself! Jane also sent me two charm packs of fun fabrics that I can't wait to use! Thanks, Jane! I can't wait to add the cottages from Stephanie and Jane to my neighborhood!

My third package was from Julia. I recently won a give-away from Julia and was thrilled to open the package and find extra surprises! First of all there were five homespun fat quarters, a gorgeous pumpkin girl stitchery--traced and ready for me to sew with even the coordinating floss included! Julia also sent along two yo-yo makers, in two different sizes as well as some yummy chocolate (which she told me I didn't have to share)! Thank you, Julia!

Two more Christmas quilts to share today...both of them made and given to me by my friend Dawn (isn't it great to have quilting friends?)! The first is a table topper, and the second is a lovely table-runner.




Have a wonderful, wonderful day!

15 comments:

Kevin and Vicki said...

Wow Sherri. Lucky you to have some pretty cool friends. I love the colors that Dawn used in the runner. Very pretty. Thanks for supporting my new passion.

rachel griffith said...

what a great mail day!!!

i love stephanie's work.
she ALWAYS makes the prettiest things!!!

thanks for sharing everything but the chocolate.
*wink wink*
:D

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the table topper and runner. I think decorating with quilts is the best part of Christmas.

We have the greatest community of quilting bloggers don't we! Such nice things from such lovely people. I feel like I'm in a wonderful club! Dear stuff from them.

Stephanie said...

Great mail day. Jane's cottage is so cute! Beautiful Christmas goodies from Dawn. I'm amazed at the number of wonderful Christmas quilts you have! Good thing this isn't a contest because I'd never catch up. :o)

Stina said...

Oh you had a great mail day too... the houses is absoulutly wonderful!!!
And congratulations to the lovely prize you won at Julia´s place...

ivoryspring said...

HI Sherri,

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

That tablerunner is to die for!

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, you were very lucky with your mails! I love it, if you can't wait to open the parcels! Take care!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Now that is a very fun mail day!!
I love to decorate with quilts, wow those are so pretty, love the runner!

Dawn said...

Lots of fun mail! Quilting friends are the best...

Carrie P. said...

It looks like you had a wonderful, wonderful day. Such nice gifts.

Purple and Paisley said...

what great gifts for you! stephanie and jane are the nicest people...=)...and you are so deserving...i appreciate all of your kind comments on my blog...thank you...

Terriaw said...

Wow, I really love that table topper! And those cottages are so adorable. What a great idea to do a cottage exchange. I need to make some of those. Great day at the mail box for you - yay! I'm excited for you!

Desiree said...

What adorable cottages! Don't you just love exciting mail days? Beautiful quilt you got, too

Penni said...

What a lucky girl you are. Those cottages are too cute. I especially like the one with the woman decorating inside. I love homespuns and sticheries and chocolate. hrumph. I will have to admire them from afar.

Eileen said...

:-) I have one of Stephanie's cottages too.. almost like yours with the pink dots and the black/white roof! Adorable. Are you going to put all yours together?