Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ooooh good mail!

I came home to some wonderful mail yesterday!

First, there was my Four Seasons spring quilt from the lovely Tracy - very funny two Aussie gals making spring quilts in autumn! Look at the lovely tulip block - very spring indeed!
And Tracy spoiled Romily with some hair clips, hair ties, sticker ladybugs and a magnifying glass (which you can't see here as Romily has claimed it all for herself already!) all in a cute zippered bag. Thank you Tracy!

Then there was my fabric order from Virginia Quilter - yes, Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric. A centre panel x 2 and four metres of matching fabric. I am planning on making matching quilts for Romily and Bub#2 - a single bed quilt for Rom and a cot quilt for the baby. It's very cute fabric - the colours are exactly as you'd expect them to be!

Also last week a beautiful book arrived from the Book Depository - the Alabama Stitch Book. It's a wonderfully presented book that shows you how to recycle old t-shirts and make them into things of beauty. Lots of lovely ideas in here - and everything, I mean everything, is stitched by hand :-o - I was inspired to buy this after seeing it on Blair's Wise Craft blog. Gorgeous.
Finally, and by no means least, I have ordered some gorgeous quilty notecards from Doodlebug Gail. Get ye on over to her blog, where she's having a giveaway of some sample packs of her lovely cards. She's such a generous woman and now she has some fab notecards for you to buy and share with all your quilting buddies :)

No more progress on my Four Seasons quilt - better get a wriggle on! I have just been too tired to do anything. Tonight is the night - I MUST get that appliqué happening!!

14 comments:

Duyvken said...

I was admiring that caterpillar fabric yesterday at the quilt store. I think you'll be able to make some beautiful quilts for your little ones with that.

Clare said...

So now you know The Hungry Caterpillar. I followed the VQ link in your last post and wondered if you had ordered it. You really ought to get the book for Romy and Bump.

Lucky Romy to get so many girlie things.

Don't get too tired and take it easy. You'll have time for everything later on (well at least after the first few months LOL).

nicolette said...

The Spring quilt with tulips is lovely!
We have the book and it’s called Rupsje Nooit Genoeg (Rupsje = caterpillar, nooit = never, genoeg = enough)! Funny to see the caterpillar fabric!
The book is great indeed!

Joyce said...

What's better than treats in the mail.
Beautiful fabrics and the book looks very interesting.

Hedgehog said...

Love the quilt you received! Drooling over the Eric Carle fabric. Tempted to place an internet order....

Natalie said...

wow the postie sure did spoil you!!! The quilt is just gorgeous and I LOVE the caterpillar fabric, it is just adorable!!!

Sandy said...

Cute tulip quilt, you lucky girl!
The book sounds very intriguing. Thanks for sharing your links!

Helen said...

WoW! Your quilt arrived already! Its lovely. :) M can read THC to us, she knows it off by heart! Too cute!

Karen said...

I'm another who adores the VHC - I just heard that there was fabric available in that range at Reprodepot. I mentioned it to DH and I think he knows some will have to come and live at our place soon!
Gorgeous book and quilt too Lily.

Gabrielle said...

I love the caterpillar fabrics, I always loved the illustrations in that book and the colours are beautiful. The book looks great too, very inspiring.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I've not seen that fabric but love the book-gorgeous!
beautiful swap quilt, I saw that one in progress I think! Tracey

Laura said...

The spring tulips is gorgeous! And how fun looking the caterpillar fabric is.

Simonetta said...

Very beautiful the quilt you received an very great swap!Romily is happy for the new hair things :))))

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the Hungry Caterpillar fabric - I used to love reading that story to my kids when they were younger. The colours really jump out at you and will make a great cot quilt.