Wednesday, December 10, 2008

420 Postage Stamps

last week i received my winner's package from Betsy of Quilting Fiesta. she's been blogging for one year and i was the lucky recipient of her happiness. thank you Betsy.2 mags with the best patterns. 2 xmas panels. Nancy Halverson no less. there's 6 stockings on both panels. very cute Mr. Santa. very cute Mrs. Santa. apologies Betsy. not cutting up. not making stockings. always wanted to make a quilt with a panel in the center. trust me. it's beautiful. i'll show you more of it when i start working on it. 1 cute little bird. and then. i opened up the most amazing package of postage stamps. no Pamela Joy. not those kind of stamps. lots & lots of tiny pieces of fabric. always wanted to do this. see here for a PSQ that Betsy finished. she also loves to work with hexagons and cathedral windows. all are on my would-like-to-do list.

i also received a very nice gift from Melanie of Jelly Bean Angel. thank you Melanie. Melanie has promised to show a beautiful angel every day until xmas. this one is my fav so far. her Daily Decembers are quite an advent calendar if you forgot to buy one this year.i suppose i should share with you some of my xmas sewing. but nothing is finished. so i'll just share what i'm working on today.i also have a few very nice awards.

this one came from Melanie of Jelly Bean Angel.
thank you Melanie. did she forgot she already gave me this one in October. you just can't have too many.this one came from Kathy of Creative Urges.
thank you Kathy. her last post is a beautiful distraction which i also enjoy. she's very lucky to only live 3 minutes from the beach.whatever we are doing right now. it can best be described as busy. so i will not be passing on these awards today. just a reminder that in between the delightful busy-ness of what we are doing. to take a break to rest your thoughts. to rest your hands. and to rest your body.

6 comments:

Des said...

Lovin' a postcard quilt! Can't wait to see what you're doing with that Amy Butler wrongsided thingy.

Dionne said...

It's so much fun to win! Congratulations! Can't wait to see more!
Cheers,
Dionne

Shari said...

What an interesting prize! Did you really count 420 little squares? I joined the Teeny Tiny Squares Quilt Swap...
I look forward to seeing the right side of your Christmas sewing...
Hugs

Pamela Joy said...

LOL . . . your tooooo funny. i'm following along, kinda, lol! good to know your thinkin of me in any event - xx Aunti Pam :o)

Melanie said...

Aww nuts Karen! I have a head like a sieve and you deserved another one anyway. :-) LOL I'm glad you liked the little bits and pieces. I'll tick them off my "worry if it arrived" list.

What a lovely bundle of goodies -Nancy Halvorsen stuff is lovely. Can't wait to see your PSQ.

Tine said...

Oh how nice, you sure did win some great prizes :) Remember to take pictures of your Christmas sewing before you wrap it up and give it away!!!