Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I'm a Lucky Girl!

I have a few reasons to say that . . . most of us do when we think about it, right?  But I'm feeling particularly lucky this evening.  No, I didn't win a contest--it's even better than that!

Do you remember about a month ago I told you an eBay seller, Stan of Ideas Unlimited, had sent me a machine embroidery magazine along with my fabric order?  And then I hosted a giveaway of the magazine since I don't have an embroidery machine?  Well Shelley won the magazine and when we exchanged emails, she generously offered to make a few embroidery blocks for me.

Shelley mentioned she'd made some bluework snowmen blocks for someone else, and that started me thinking about the quilt guild group I'd joined to swap winter quilt blocks in blue and white--I had several blocks from that swap, but I didn't know what I'd do with them.  (Click HERE to see that post and photo.)  So I told Shelley I'd love a few bluework snowmen blocks to mix in with those pieced swap blocks.  And look what arrived today!

Aren't they great?!  Shelley told me her friend, Lynda Howell of the Stitch Connection, designed the snowmen patterns.  I think this will make a really cute quilt and I'm anxious to work on it, although I know I have several other projects to finish before I can start another.  I think it will be fun, though, to see what I can come up with.  Thank you Shelley for your generosity!


Anonymous said...

Love them! There are such nice people in the world!!


Synthia said...

The snowmen blocks are adorable!! I'm anxious to see what you do with them.....mix them with the pieced/appliqued set or use them separately. I'm sure there are a lot of simmering ideas floating around in your brain.

Mimi said...

How sweet!! Can't wait to see what you make with them!

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Yes, Indeed! You are a lucky girl!!!
The blocks are so well done, cute and will be wonderful for you to create something special. Your gift!

Anonymous said...

Delightful! Will be great to see your idea. Every July when it's so hot in this valley I sew a few snowmen toppers or wallhangings and think of cool snow. Shabby Quilts has a darling snowmen runner pattern available that's just a good size for my sofa table.
Can't have enough snowmen!

Deb said...

They are really adorable, lucky you!

Miss Jean said...

That's what I love about quilters! They are so generous and sharing!!