Monday, 28 November 2011

Two lovely packages

It was a lovely morning, even though it was grey and windy. Why? Because I received two lovely packages in the post!! I had ordered a couple of things and they arrived today, and they put a huge smile on my face.

You probably know Pat Winter from her beautiful Gatherings blog. She is such an amazing crazy quilter, her beautiful creations take my breath away. I ordered her magazine a few days ago, and boy, did it arrive quickly! It is brilliant, packed full of great tutorials and gorgeous photographs. The only problem is.............. now I really really want to crazy quilt as well, lol.

Here are a couple of pics of the magazine -

You might recognise this -
yep, Suzy's Tattered Lace fabric journal.

This is one of Pat's great tutorials -

and tucked in between the pages was this -

one of Pat's sweet images printed on fabric and a length of beautifully matching hand dyed silk ribbon. Sooooooooo pretty. Thank you very much, Pat, I am so pleased with the magazine and so happy to have received such a lovely gift.

That was beautiful package No. 1. Now on to package No. 2. Dear Rhonda, our wonderful ParisGal is the sweetest and most generous person. I had ordered a couple of things from her gorgeous Etsy shop, which is full of the most tempting French themed goodies. This is what arrived in the post today -

Packaged in true ParisGal style, three little packages came out of the envelope. Hmm, 3? I had only ordered two things. All will become clear in a minute, lol. I had ordered a couple of her fantastic faux tin types, and they arrived in a sweet little bag with yet another tin type decorating it -

They are so cleverly done, they really do look like the real thing. I started planning immediately of course, whilst unpacking the second little package, which held the little fabric bits and pieces which I had ordered -

Great variety of textures and colours and sweet little printed snippets as well. Delightful, and so perfect for my little projects.

Ah, and then there was the third package, the mystery package............... look, it even brought out the sunshine for a little bit -

And right now I wish I could give Rhonda a proper huge hug, because she really really spoilt me rotten and sent all this along with the order -

I am truly amazed, and also quite humbled by the generosity of this lovely woman. Thank you so much, Rhonda, I am going to have so much fun using all these beautiful little treasures.

I'd say that was a good Monday morning, don't you think?

I am so behind with my inchies, yet again, sigh. Haven't done last week's and this week's is due today as well. I am promising myself to do both first thing in the morning. Tonight I have orders to pack and things to list.

I wish you all a great week, have fun creating! Toodlepip xxx


Dorthe said...

UHHH dear Liz such a fantastic packet from dear Rhonda- yes it is really a JOY recieving ordered packages from her- as she so generously alwayes adds something very beautiful and extra. I love her shop, too.
And the mag. from Pat is great, I love the pages with Suzy`s beautiful work, and Pats also.
Now you had a great day, and you deserves it :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lizzie, I can imagine that these wonderful packages made your day. Have fun playing with Rhonda's lovely goodies and reading Pat's magazine.
Have a wonderful day today too!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Liz,
don't you just love the faux tintypes from Rhonda? The packaging is absolutely beautiful and she is always generous and adds extras.Can't wait to see what you will create with it.Have
fun with your goodies.

Cindy Adkins said...

OH MY GOODNESS, You must be in heaven--It's all so gorgeous, Liz!!! WOW!!!

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Sweet LuLu Liz - So fantastic that you have your own copy of the Winter Issue of the Crazy Quilting Mag and for Pat to send that lovely little gift!
That was such a lovely gesture of yours to pop a link to my blog about me being published in Pat's Magazine too. Thank you for being so thoughtful!
Those little faux tin types are also very gorgeous from Rhonda - hope your immagination with them is working overtime!
I have much to be thankful for to you Liz and will email real soon!
Big hugs and love,

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhh do I see crazy quilting in the near future? I wish I had more free time, it looks like such fun!
hugs Lynn