A Good Day At the Mailbox

I was so excited to open the mail today that I wanted to share the goods with you.

I received a couple blocks from my quilting bee partners.

August was my month and I requested string blocks from my partners using an assortment of Belle fabrics I’ve been saving for a Fall quilt. Aren’t they beautiful?

I recently won a gift certificate from Sherri to spend at Jackie’s shop! Woohoo, thank you, Sherri! Here’s what I used the gift certificate for:

New quilting magazines and Patricia Bravo’s Sugar fabric collection! Check out a close-up shot of these gorgeous fabrics!

I also found a surprise package from my friend Paula, a lil something she sent my way to congratulate me on taking “the plunge.”

Thank you, Paula, for thinking of me! I found so many clever and fun lunch bag ideas in this book.

My favorite is the bag to fit on the handle bars of your bike!

Quilting blocks from friends, fabric and magazines won from a friend, and a fun new book from a friend = a triple happy day at my house!

15 comments

  • Lots of goodies! I haven’t had a mail day like that in forever…how fun! And I bet you’re enjoying having the extra time to play with all your new fabrics!! I go back to school tomorrow, so sadly my spare time is running out!

  • Love those blocks, can’t wait to see that fall quilt complete this fall. Love the new fabrics you got. Bright and playful. The book Paula sent you is fantastic. Nice to have friends. Have a wonderful week.

  • Your blocks are fab! Love the fabrics you sent out 🙂

  • I really like the Sugar line and that bike bag is so cute! Do I see some of those in your future?

  • What a great surprise! We just got that book in the shop and I have been drooling over it! There’s even an “apple cozy” or some excessive cuteness in there 🙂

    P.S. ADORE the string blocks!!

  • Wow! Your blocks are coming back fast – how exciting. Isn’t it satisfying to receive completed blocks in the mail?

    That lunch bag book looks good. I’ve never heard of it before, but the bag on the cover is adorable.

  • what an awesome mail day! that fabric is beautiful I have been out of the fabric loop lately and havent seen it before. I cant wait to see what you make with the lunchbag book, ive been eying it for a few days to get myself. 🙂

  • That fabric is gorgeous and I.want.that.book!!

  • That is a good day! I wanted to tell you that you inspired me to sign up for a class this Fall, I start a week from Tuesday!

  • Your bee quilt will be fabulous, and aren’t those Patricia Bravo fabrics great?!?! I’ve been eyeing those myself 🙂

  • Lucky girl! Enjoy your goodies!

  • Those blocks are gorgeous and the fabrics too. You always pick out such lovely fabrics. Wow, what a great day you had and the book looks like it will be perfect to make lots of fun bags.

  • Lots of fun things! Your new fabrics are lovely! And I can’t wait to see your finished string quilt, the colors are gorgeous!

    Fun, fun, fun!

  • what a happy day! woo-hoo!

    (p.s. you need to change your occupation status on your blog still. 🙂 i mean, not to be bossy or anything…)

  • It looks like a great day at the mailbox! The Sugar fabrics are so yummy and I love your string blocks. I love the the Lunch Bags book~have you seen the “Little Birds” book from Design Collectives? I just purchased that one and it’s very cool. Hope you’re doing well and crafting lots!

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