Thursday, February 4, 2010

Simply Put Blogging Friends Amaze Me!

The mail carrier brought me packages today. Some were quilts to be quilted, another was a package of fabric to complete a quilt top and then a very special one from Wendy! She totally blew me away today with a Random Act of Kindness (RAK). The above picture is all the wonderful things that she had tucked in a box for me! So many beautiful things and you can see a better photo of this quilt at her blog Snippets of a Quilter. Also while you are there will you give a big shout out to her and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Today is her day!! Thank you Wendy you are simply the best!

Yesterday's mail delivery brought a wonderful little win from a giveaway that Candace hosted. I wasn't expecting chocolate too! Candace knows how to spoil me for sure. Thank you!!

In between all else I work on my "Kitchen Sink" quilt all made from scraps and leftovers of other quilts. This quilt uses just 2.5" scrap strips! You can find this pattern in Kim's book, "Scrap Basket Surprises." I absolutely love this book! Did you see that the Fat Quarter Shop will be having a club using Kim's book?
Here is another little view of my auditioning the two border strips to the first few rows I pieced.



56 comments:

Rita said...

I love the colors in your Kitchen Sink quilt. I just bought "Scrap Basket Surprises" last week. It's a wonderful book.

What a wonderful friend to send you presents on HER birthday!

Lori said...

What fun surprised to find in your mailbox!! Bloggers are the best!!
Love the kitchen sink quilt and the name!! Nothing better then a scrap quilt:)

The Quilt Buddy said...

Congrats on your special treats! You deserve them!!!!

Love your scrappy quilt!!!!

Loris said...

How fun to open up such a treasure box. I especially love that embroidery.
Your Kitchen Sink is looking wonderful. I love Kim's book.

Firstfigvintage said...

What a sweet friend you have. Any idea what the stitchery pattern is? Would love to do that one for my sewing room!

miniaturequilter said...

I too love the fabrics in your quilt, and that book is wonderful eyecandy. I bought it, just haven't gotten around to making a quilt from it yet.
Very nice packages, the embroidered bird is gorgeous!

Sharlotte said...

Oh wow Mary! What a lucky duck you are! I love the pillow with the birdie and spool of thread. Did Wendy tell you where the pattern was from? I would love to do that one! The new project is looking great! You never disappoint!

Pat said...

Oh...another quilt in MY colors!!! LOL Great packages you got, too. I'm proud of you that the chocolate was still there for the picture...usually my chocolate is gone by the time I get the camera ready to take the pictures!!! LOL

Paula said...

Nice gifts!!! And, your Kitchen Sink quilt is gorgeous!! Love the colors.

Deb said...

I just found your blog and I'm so happy I did! I just love the Kitchen Sink quilt. What a great idea to use up different scraps (of which I've got a ton)! I look forward to keeping up with what you're doing.

And btw, we both have great taste - my blog background is the same as yours!!

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous quilt, Mary...but you knew that, huh? (wink)

Love that pillow from Wendy. How cool is that...not to mention the goodies from Candace.

Looks like you had a good day, Ollie.

Shakerwood said...

Love the kitchen sink quilt. Just your colors (like that surprises me!) Bloggy friends are best, aren't they?! I'm starting to question my other friends now but that's for a story over lunch one day.

Serena said...

Oh your quilt looks absolutely beautiful! and you're right blogging friends are awesome!

paulette said...

Wow!! LUcky your!! What a great blogger friend!! Must go and wish her a HB...I'll say a little bird told me!!!
Take care!
Paulette

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, looks like you had a wonderful day! Congrats on your lovely RAK.

"Dove" said...

I am crazy about your kitchen sink quilt. What a fun pattern! For what it is worth, I really like the borders you are considering. I think they frame it very well.

Nothing like being surprised by mail. It is one of life's thrills! :)

Also....the quilting you did on your Shnibbles was amazing. It really makes a stunning difference in the quilt, and once again, I adore your color choices!

Terry said...

Love the kitchen sink quilt! :0)

Quilt Rat said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again
Quilt Bloggers are the BEST!!!!

Love your kitchen sink quilt.

Karen said...
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Cindy said...

Mary, you're a good friend to many.
Enjoy your special treats from such special bloggers....

Oh wait - better not eat that chocolate - it'll rot your teeth. Just pass it along - I'll swallow whole! LOL

Never heard of the Kitchen Sink quilt, very cool.

You just continue to amaze me - It's that "expertise" thing again.

Julia said...

Oh wow Mary, how gorgeous...Love the kitchen sink quilt..
I love scrappy quilts..
Julia ♥

Karen said...

I am not familiar with the book you found your kitchen sink pattern in. A cute, cute piece!

Your random acts of kindness bring you things, too! Well deserved.

Carol said...

What a nice RAK gift, love the stitchery. It's Wendy's b-day and she gives a gift to you, how very sweet. Love the quilt blocks from the Scrap Book Surprises book. I have that book but haven't made anything from it yet.

Candace said...

Oh Mary, how nice of Wendy to send you the RAK - what great surprises! I'm so glad you liked your prize winnings, too! And the quilt - oh my - I think I have that book - this will definitely help my "using nothing but stash" this year!
Cheers!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I definitely agree with you that blogging friends are amazing! :)

Wendy was so sweet to send you such a wonderful box of goodies on her own birthday! (I'm going over in a minute to wish her a very happy birthday.) I like all the stuff you won from Candace's giveaway, too.

And the Kitchen Sink quilt -- want to trade? I like yours better! Such wonderful fabrics. Thank you for always being so sweet to me! Blogging friends amaze me, too. :)

WoolenSails said...

What nice surprises, I love that bird stitchery.
You kitchen sink is beautiful, love the fabrics and colors.

Debbie

AnnieO said...

Fun on a weekday, what could be nicer? I agree blogging friends are special, especially those that sew :)

I love the kitchen sink quilt too. Looks complicated all put together but broken down is a simple strip project. Wonderful!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love the Kitchen sink quilt blocks---I really need to do one---I have lots of scraps!!! Congratulations on the wins---love your pillow gift tooo---I like that pattern may have to look for it!!!
Happy stitching my friend!!!
Hugs, Di

tami said...

I love your kitchen Sink quilt. I've had my eye on that "Scrap Basket Surprises" for a while. I think maybe I'll have to go for it.

CJ said...

This quilt is just lovely, and I just have to have the book now! LOL

Wendy said...

You did it!! Kitchen Sink looks great, I love that quilt and had fun making it. I'm so delighted you like the little things I sent, I'm never really sure but you've reassured me.

Wendy said...

You did it!! Kitchen Sink looks great, I love that quilt and had fun making it. I'm so delighted you like the little things I sent, I'm never really sure but you've reassured me.

rebecca said...

Love your new scrap strip quilt. I will have to put Kim's book on my list to get in the next month. Thank's so much for the inspiration and information that you share with us all. Happy quilting.

QuiltSue said...

What lovely things to get in the post.

Your Kitchen Sink quilt looks wonderful - can't wait to see it finished and quilted.

Darlene said...

Wonderful, wonderful treasures from Wendy. She's such a delight!

Look at your Kitchen Sink - it's great! I'm going to send you mine to do for me - ok? LOL

Millie said...

Enjoy all your goodies and I have to say your "Kitchen Sink" Quilt is beautiful...have fun working with all the scraps.

Michelle said...

It's good to know that RAK happens!

I too love your Kitchen Sink.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, all the valentine stuff is so sweet. And great winning from Candace.
Love your new quilt you are making.

Sherri said...

I love the kitchen sink pattern...I must finish mine too! You're right...Kim's book is wonderful...and fun things from Candace too!

siv hege said...

You inspire me, and there is an award waiting for you on my blog :)

SubeeSews said...

I had to go buy that book. Such a beautiful quilt and your colors are my colors!
Subee

Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, I have so many 2 1/2" scraps that I'm absolutely going to have to get Kim's book. I really love the pattern you are working on. Wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing. Now, if I can just find time and the energy to quilt in between medical appts. and tests I'll be styling, LOL.

Stitched With Prayer said...

OH! I forgot to mention the delightful surprise you got. So many thoughtful, loving people in the quilting community. It's a terrific group to be a part of.

Lizzie said...

oh you lucky girl. I love that pillow. What great gifts. Love your blog. Lizzie

Teresa said...

What a happy happy day!

MARCIE said...

That is such a clever pattern you are working on and great fabrics! Nice little gifties there also!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Love all your goodies you've received and I absolutely love your kitchen sink quilt. I just purchased that book on our trip to Boston and I fell for every quilt in there...just need to find the time to start sewing.
Have a great rest of the weekend,
~Karen~

Vintage Sandy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and good luck in the giveaway!
Sandy

Kim said...

Oooh...now I can see a good reason to have a kitchen sink! Rofl, way more fun and so pretty ~ love this one! I think I NEED a copy of this book! Wendy is such a dear heart to send you this quilty sweetness ~ what goes around comes around...

Karen said...

Love the Kitchen Sink quilt! A great one for using up scraps.

Cathi said...

Great goodies to receive!!
The kitchen sink quilt is intriguing. Very intriguing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

p.s. please stop over at my blog, as I have given you an award :-)

Kim D. said...

What nice goodies you received. Looks like a fun book.

Carole said...

Wendy is the Bestest! She's such a sweetheart! Your project is looking great! Cheers!

Behind My Picket Fence said...

You always have the best pictures - I just drool when I come here! Thanks.

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