Surprises are always a lot of fun...and this week I had some great things come my way. First of all, this amazing star pillow came from the lovely Janelle Wind in Australia. Back in February she announced a surprise on her blog and asked if anyone could guess what it was...I immediately guessed she was writing a book...and she sent me this wonderful star pillow which is a bonus project from her new book (her book is titled Pieces of Me...and I'd love to find a copy if anyone knows of a U.S. source). If you go to this post you can see the other delightful star pillows she made! Janelle's workmanship is exquisite, and I love having this little pillow greet me every time I walk in my sewing room!
I also received an unexpected package from Cindy of Sew Cindy. Cindy just returned home from a wonderful trip where she was able to visit Sister's Oregon, and she was so kind as to send me some wonderful souvenirs from her trip...a wonderful postcard and a change purse pattern and kit which I can't wait to stitch up! Thanks so much Cindy!
One of my favorites..."Saltwater Taffy" made with Fresh Cottons (pattern and fabric by Joanna of Fig Tree & Company).
Clovers" (also by Joanna Figueroa).
Oh...and one more surprise...you might remember I just celebrated my 2nd blogiversary on July 1st...and I celebrated my birthday this past weekend...so it's time for a giveaway! I'll be back soon with all the details! Have a wonderful day!