Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tea Swap Mail


I've recently participated in the "Time for Tea" swap hosted by Stephanie of Loft Creations. The picture above shows some of the goodies I sent Peg (you can see her post about them here). I'm not a tea drinker...but since I was very young I've always loved tea things...tea sets, tea pots, tea towels, and especially tea cups....so I really looked forward to this swap! Stephanie was a wonderful hostess and provided lots of inspiration for the swappers; we all came to love her "Tea Time Tuesday" posts where she shared lovely tea linens, stitcheries, teacups and teapots. Yesterday I received my package from my wonderful partner Peg of Happy in Quilting (we didn't know we had each other until we'd both mailed our packages). It was fun to find out that Peg was my partner because I was already reading her blog regularly; Peg is a wonderful quilter who also does lovely stitchery!


Inside the package, everything was wrapped in lovely fat quarters...gifts in and of themselves. Peg sent a beautiful teacup picture frame, a Chookyblue card (the photography is stunning), some instant drink mixes, and the famous Tim Tam candy I've been seeing on blogs (yes, as of this morning it's officially gone...we thought it was gone last night, but younger son hid a piece for part of his breakfast)!


Peg also sent a lovely table runner...this table runner is the definition of loveliness. I had to catch my breath when I opened it. Four of the blocks have beautifully stitched tea cups. The fabrics are gorgeous, and Peg's workmanship is perfection. I even took a picture of the back...I love the backing fabric!




Also, the table runner has prairie points! I love prairie points! I had never made prairie points until I made my gifts for Peg...but I loved making them and want to put some on a quilt again soon (maybe I'll make this one from Jodi's tutorial). Peg, each and every gift was perfect; thank you so very much!
Hope you all get to sew today!

16 comments:

Carrie P. said...

How sweet is that table runner. I follow Peg's blog and she is very talented. She sent you some very nice things. That is cute that your son saved some chocolate for breakfast.

Stina said...

Wow...Sherri... your tablerunner is gorgeous!!! And Peg she is a wonderful lady!! :o)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my what wonderful goodies she sent, the table topper is so pretty and I also love what you sent her. you are two lucky ladies!

Stephanie said...

Oh so very pretty! I love prairie points. Lots of terrific goodies from Peg. Chocolate for breakfast. The breakfast of champions!

Kaaren said...

Absolutely 'to die for' gifts. Lucky you Sherri.

Linda said...

Such a gorgeous parcel of loveliness. Those Tim Tam biscuits/cookies are very addictive aren't they? Adore the runner, and yes Peg is a real gem.

Dawn said...

Your table runner is lovely and a teacup picture frame!! Who knew?? How funny that younger son saved some for breakfast!! Made me laugh!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh wow. What a delight. I love it all. Good for you! How fun.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely gifts sent and received in the time for tea swap.........it has been lots of fun..........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri...goodness, oh dear...thankyou so very much for all your lovely words, I am so pleased you liked the table runner I enjoyed so much making it for you....even more so now after reading your post, you have made me feel so special, thankyou for that...Peg

Millie said...

What a sweet pink table runner with embroidery. I looked at Jodi's newest quilt too and thinking of making one, very cute.

Eileen said...

I love it when people wrap their gifts in fabric. It is really the best way!
Everything in your swap is great. The things you sent her are wonderful too.

QuiltedSimple said...

What great mail - I love the table topper!
Kris

Simone de Klerk said...

Waht a great table runner. And I agree, I love those prairie points. Very fancy!

Nedra said...

Great teapot stuff, and the table runner is darling.
You asked where I got my baby quilt quilted. I actually used somebody up North. But normally I go to Quilted Works and use their 20% off coupon. If I want something custom done, I use a lady in St. G named Linda Brown. Let me know if you need her # and I'll be happy to send it on.

Darlene said...

So many cute and adorable things! Lucky you!