Last week I received a great package in the mail from Italy. It was from Simona T, who made me a lovely crazy-quilted tin for our Tin Swap at the Yahoo group, Crazy Quilting International. It is so lovely that I'll have to show you a picture and let it speak for itself.
Simona had even made a perfectly-fitting pin cushion, and included a lovely beaded hatpin, too. It is so gorgeous, I can hardly believe my luck!! And to top it off, Simona generously included some other goodies.
I can't wait to use that ribbon! And isn't the box so cheery and cute? I was just smiling all day! :-) Thanks so much dear Simona!
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On Friday, we had our annual state holiday, Pioneer Day. In Utah, it commemorates the founding of the State by the original pioneers. At any rate, I had it off, but DH had to work (that happens when you work for a national company that doesn't recognize state holidays). So, I had to occupy myself until he got home. And I decided that meant a visit to the newly-expanded thrift store that is a couple miles away. I mean, I couldn't sit around the house and pine away, right??? LOL
Check out these vintage linens and lace items I found. There was a half a rack full of them, but some were way overpriced (for the quality), or were stained, or poorly stitched. I selected those I felt to be "cream of the crop".
OOOh - the mail just came, so I'm off to my studio .... got some tiny ribbon flowers that I ordered from overseas, plus the new issue of Quilting Arts, which has some interesting articles on painted/beaded trees, fiber cuffs, and more goodies.....