Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Real mail surprises and chook shed update

The postal person was good to me today...2 lovely packages from super nice people. The first was from Michele from "down the road a piece",  Michele sent me a huge envelope with a quilt card and then overdid herself in a complete 9 month set of patterns for a gorgeous quilt with piecing and applique! She also sent a Godiva chocolate bar....omg, have you ever had Godiva chocolate? Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit...you have got to push everyone out of the way and go to good chocolate store and buy one now! Dh remarked that I don't eat chocolate...but this is heaven! Yep, ate the whole thing. Michele...if you ever need your house washed down...call me, I owe you girl! I digress about the chocolate, sorry. Go to Micheles blog and check out her applique. She is quite gifted and has a fun blog. She gifted me because I was willing to help her on building her blog. Thank you Michele and if you don't mind I want to pass the patterns on when I finish them...hopefully before the year ends!


The second envelope came from Jeannette with a gift  of  embroidery. You might remember a few months ago Jeannette was working on The Red Beastie, her words, lol, and was running low on red fabrics. I suggested she make an all call out for some red scraps and she received them. How cool is that to have a quilt, made in New Zealand, that has fabric scraps from around the world in it? She was pleased to receive some scraps from me and sent me some hand embroidery...a pretty little linen hand towel with impecable hand stitching. Wow Jeannette, you do some gorgeous work! Have you guys seen this quilt? You have to check her page out and look at this quilt. Blows my mind.

I have been working non-stop with the dh on the chook shed...it's done, too tired for pics of it. I will try to get some tomorrow. The latest update...still 23 of the fluffy little dickens!

Good night and remember to check these ladies blogs...very gifted ladies. Go quilt something, Elaine


  1. You are very special and cared for ... that is such a gift !

  2. Awww what lovely gifties! Butter my butt and call me a biscuit - I have GOT to remember that one!!!!!!!!!