I had a couple of lovely surprises through the post - one a beautifully made gift and the other, a challenge.
The gift was made by Rachel of Stitched in Colour - she made journal covers for all the hosts of the do.Good Stitches program she runs, by way of a thank you - and mine is just gorgeous. Rachel put out the call for the first Aussie host last year and in my new status of Sewing Queen- in-residence, I decided to answer - and I'm so glad I did. Included in the package was a Stitch magazine (the one with Rachel's Alphabet Soup quilt in it - and several other projects that have now been added to my ever expanding 'to make' list!) and some do.Good Stitches labels. How wonderful - and so incredibly generous both from a time and effort perspective. Thank you Rachel - it's my pleasure to be part of such a giving community.
The other lovely surprise came from one of my sisters in the UK. Heather, who does the most exquisite work, is making a wedding quilt for one of our nephews. She has sent me 3 of the blocks she's made, along with some additional fabric, so that I can contribute to the quilt - now, whether I have to make 3 blocks or add borders to hers is not entirely clear (emails have been sent!), but suffice to say, whatever I have to do, I'm really chuffed she's asked me.
Hope you're having a fabulous Friday