March 21, 2009

With Many Thanks!!

I have been doing some bits of sewing and knitting since my last post, I am working the free motion quilting on my quilt for my cousin, and some blocks for my brother and sister in law's wedding quilt (making it official this year!!) I am starting on the heel of the second sock for Katy...so progress is being made, but not much to photograph. One thing I can show is the Paddy's Day quilt hanging up on the entryway quilt shelf!
St. Paddy's Day Quilt 

What I do have to photograph are some wonderful pieces of mail I've received in the last week or so...
More Gorgeous Fabrics from Elise
These gorgeous fabrics arrived from South Africa from Elise, whose daughter lives here in Ballina/Killaloe. I gave her some fabric and freezer paper, I think I won out on this trade!!
Cool Postcard from Zizzy
This gorgeous postcard came to cheer me up from Zizzy in Florida. I love it!! Thank you so much!!
Goody Bag from Katy
Katy sent over lots of goodies: two of our DJ blocks for our exchange...the sampler we are doing for our sock for a sampler swap...a gorgeous card and some yummy japanese taupe fabrics!!
Lovely Package from Jane!
Jane sent over a lovely card, this covered journal, Mary Engelbreit card making bits, and 3 gorgeous FQs. So thoughtful, and much appreciated. Thank you!!
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Ann sent these gorgeous cards from Brittany to cheer me up and wish me Happy Birthday (next Wed the 25th, lol!!)
Lovely Package from Andrea!
Andrea sent another lovely package today. Craft projects and chocolate for the girls (long gone before I took photo!!), some gorgeous sock yarn and civil war FQs and a great little bits and bobs bag with ribbons bows lace and zips. Thank you so much!!

I really appreciate all the cards and presents people have sent to cheer me up, totally unnecessary, but very much appreciated. The blogosphere is a great place, thank you so much for your constant encouragement and support, even before all this happened!

13 comments:

Vicki W said...

Great mail! I really love the blue fabrics in that second photo - they are beautiful. Your wall hanging looks great too!

Jane Weston said...

Lots of bloggy love there... :o) The fabrics from South Africa look yummy. The designs are so delicate. Look forward to seeing what you do with those.

Take care

Barbara said...

Hey Cathi, I didn't know your birthday was upon us! Uh oh!

These are lovely gifts and I'm so happy everyone's showing their support. You're such a wonderful person and should be reminded of it! :D

Dawn Hay said...

Happy Happy birthday for Wed :).....Very blessed with all those surprises...fabrics look so nice....and love the sampler.
Hugs
Dawn x x

Cathi said...

Just lovely, what wonderful friends you have!

Anne Bebbington said...

Love that St Patrick's Day wallhanging - you know me I love celtic knotwork but never thought of embroidering it - I can feel a new project hovering in the wings - you are such a bad influence :o)))))

Thimbleanna said...

Well...that just goes to show how much you're loved! ;-)

Julie said...

Oh dear, I'm a day late. Hope you had a lovely day yesterday. Happy Birthday belatedly. The St Patrick's Day quilt is beautiful, I love the varied green fabrics you have used around the central design.

Susan Shepard said...

I'm glad you're feeling a lot of love and support, Cathi. Your green quilt is sooooo nice. Therapeutic, I'd call it.

Sandy said...

I love the celtic knot wallhanging! Did you embroider the design on? Hand? Machine? Glad to hear the some of the numbness is going away. Hope you are feeling better. Isn't wonderful to get some much love in the mail from others.

Sharon said...

Your doing great, no worries. We'll be here when your ready to come back.
Lots of great projects your working on. I love those socks!!!!

Jan said...

Great pictures Cathi! Go easy on yourself on the weight thing. It will come off in time, but you can only deal with one thing at a time. Take good care!
xoxo
msjan

Carolien said...

Hello Cathi,

I hope you will have a wonderful time in Sweden! I loved to read your last posts. The dear Jane is so beautiful and thinking about the fact that it was your first quilt ... wow! I feel very clumsy with my little attempts. Have to make more time for it ...
And YES, I love to see the pictures with your lovely girls, especially the Easter ones. So cute!

Take care & welcome home & hugs,
Carolien