Tuesday, August 24

Posie Swap in my mailbox :-)

A pretty little posey needlecase arrived in my mailbox today along with a very pretty handmade card. It came from Bettina in The Netherlands. She was my swap partner in Michele's Quilting Gallery Needlecase swap. Bettina did a great deal of embellishment on the posey and the sparkly beads on the leaves made me think of dew on a cool summer morning. Now, according to the weatherman, we are going to have a cool summer morning on Wednesday! If we do, I'm throwing open the windows and I'm going to sit at my kitchen table and enjoy the fresh air while I do some stitching. And, if you come back on Wednesday morning you will find a giveaway here on my blog. :-) It's just a little one but good things come in small packages........just like this little posey needlecase. Thank so much, Bettina, for your lovely handwork!
I actually would have had another picture to share if I had been thinking earlier this afternoon and got out my camera. I had a visit from Sheryl, who is sister-in-law to my neighbor, Kathy. Sheryl is here visiting from South Africa. She's a quilter and came over for a visit to see some of my quilts, plus she showed me the lovely yellow and blue Baltimore Album blocks she is working on. She's a Minnesota gal who married a guy from South Africa and the rest is history as the saying goes. They raise sheep and I should have asked her if she does anything with all that wool. Just imagine what we could do with some of that wool in my Wooly Buddies group! So, there would have been a picture of Sheryl if I had remembered to get out my camera. However, she's promised to send me a picture of her album quilt when it's finished, so when she does, I'll be sure and share it with you. :-)
See you tomorrow with that little bitty giveaway..............
Sandi

10 comments:

Crispy said...

What a lovely exchange!! I forget about my camera all the time, I think I need an extra one to just keep in my pocket LOL.

Crispy

Kathy said...

What a fun little needle case you received in the swap!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Very nice, love them both!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Nice little needlecase! Aren't swaps so fun?

Have a great day, Sandi!

MGM

Melissa said...

The needle case is very pretty but I am particularly taken with the card.

luv2quilt2 said...

Beautiful little needlecase. We woke up this morning to wonderful temps and have been able to have the door open listening to the birds. Wonderful!! I hope your Wednesday is as good as our Tuesday is.

Needled Mom said...

Your needle case is lovely!

I hope that Sheryl remembers to send that picture of the album. How fun to have a visit with her!!!

quiltingnana said...

lovely posies

Winona said...

Very cute needlecase. Winona

Pat said...

Both are very nice, my dear friend.
Happy Quilting!

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