First up is this lovely mini quilt from Sandra in Canada (or Roccagal on Flickr) who made this especially for me as part of round 2 of the Name Game Swap. I love the bright colours; the hand quilting and, of course, the rather awesome piecing for my name.
And there's a close up of said piecing. LOVE!
Thank you Sandra. I look forward to hanging this in my soon-to-be NEW sewing room.
Secondly I received a package from my gorgeous bloggy friend, Becca. We have been email buds since we both first started blogging just over a year ago (I know, I missed my 1st anniversary... whoops!) and we've come to truly love, trust and respect one another. So, when I went through a bit of a hard time recently she was one of those that I leant on for support, even across the miles. And, as she couldn't be here in person, she sent the next best thing...
How beautiful is that? Not only the pillow, the fabric or the reverse applique (which are all completely perfect) but also the gesture itself. It is truly special and, I have to admit, as soon as I opened the box, I sat on the couch, gave the pillow a big hug and had a little cry. Pathetic, maybe. Touched, definitely.
So, thank you, Becca, for this little piece of you. Words can not express.