Wendy's package arrived today! This is my very first blog swap package and I just love it all! A few months back we discovered each other's blogs and asked about doing a small quilt swap for November. My new little quilt is to die for! I remember commenting on her blog's post last August just how much I loved the stars and that border print.....little did I know one would come my way! But wait, there's more! She also sent a needle keeper she made complete with a tiny little rusty bell (love that added touch!), embroidery needles that I've had my eye on, a pattern and also holiday notepad.
I just started blogging this past summer after reading other quilter's blogs. I observed just how much fun they were having interacting and getting to know each other and then their exchanges of small quilts, pin cushions, needle keepers, fat quarters or whatever they wanted to create small surprises in the mail. Sometimes they were done secretively; one blogger would be the "ring leader" and match up the quilters. Blogs would post pictures of their latest quilts in progress and this kept me motivated in my own quilting. I especially love to see the newest lines of fabrics, patterns being used and not sitting in a stash....it opened up a whole new world to me and I decided to jump in and join the fun. I've enjoyed getting to know many who comment and regularly email me outside of the blog postings. Many of these new blogging friends have very similiar interest as myself making me wish we all could live in the same town and meet regularly for quilting, coffee, lunches, antiquing or whatever friendship allows.
So to the non-bloggers out there (and you all know who you are.....I've got at least 7 non-blogging friends who read me regularly!) consider joing in on the fun.
And to Wendy, thank you so very much!! I can't wait for you to receive yours so I could post the photos!!
There is still time to enter the drawing for the pattern. Please keep comments to the post below.