It sure has been a month for treats arriving in my mailbox and I am excited to show you what I have received.
First of all I got my Celebration 9 patch blocks from a swap that Julie hosted. I am not sure how many blocks I have all together now, but aren't they great?!? I have some of the 6" size and some 3" blocks in a wide range of rich colours. I have enjoyed seeing what some of the other swap recipients are planning to make with their blocks... you can read about the plans of Amy, Carolyn, and Annie. I have no idea what I'm doing with my blocks yet, beyond admiring them...I am open to suggestions!
I swapped a few extra 9 patch blocks with Darlene and she also sent me this adorable scissor fob that she made. I am thinking of attaching it to my rotary cutter, which I tend to lose on a regular basis. (If any of my guild members are coming to the Quilt Bee on Saturday, you can see it up close & in person!)
Do you remember the Fall into Fall quilt blogger giveaway?
I was the lucky winner of this baby quilt kit from Linda at Stray Stitches! I don't have any babies on the horizon to make this for, but you just never know! Don't you love the fancy card she sent with the really cool 3D handbags!?!
And then I received this surprise package in the mail from Paula in Wisconsin, who needed some fabric that I had, so I sent it to her.
What a wonderful surprise!
But wait...there's more...
I am beyond thankful for all of these wonderful serendipitous treats and send a big thank you to: Julie, all the 9 patch block swappers, Darlene, Linda, Paula, Barb and Sheila!!
Because my work is with survivors of trauma and violence, I sometimes find myself thinking that the world is mostly made up of angry and violent people, and forget that there lots of fabulous, wonderful and generous people. So I thank each one of you for these colourful reminders of the goodness of quilters!