Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Mine! All mine!!


Well yesterday was a bit hectic - the wee chap went back to school (year 1) and luckily he was pleased to go back.  The little lady was less impressed about going back to nursery but luckily her best pal arrived at the same time as us so they ran off happily to play - tantrum averted!  Work was busy and then the rush to collect the kids.

So it was a nice little excitement to open the front door and see a card from the postman.  As I wasn't expecting anything else I was pretty sure it was my Brit Quilt Swap parcel.

Luckily on Wednesdays I work at home so after dropping off the kids I headed for the parcel office and then raced home.  Opening the box here is what awaited me:

So I opened it up and inside were

Gorgeous scraps, Green & Blacks Chocolate (my favourite!) and such a pretty package.  It didn't stay pretty for long as I ripped into it.  And then I actually let out an audible gasp

I am so happy that I got this fabulous mini from Mary of The Wool Palace - she really ticked all my boxes.  All the quilts in the swap were lovely but this is one  that I actually coveted.  When Mary first posted a picture of it I feel in love with it and am blown away that it is actually mine.

The picture doesn't do it justice - it is beautifully pieced and the Oakshott cottons glow against the linen background.

The swap was great fun and I'm so glad I took part.

Right I'd better get on with some work!



  1. Oh this is LOVELY! You did deserve a stonker like this because the tree one you made was superb. Lucky you! x

  2. Now that was worth racing home for! Hope you had time for a cuppa and chocolate too.

  3. I'm glad it all arrived safely and that you like it! This swap was so much fun, I loved the embroidery you did on yours too.

  4. Wow what a fantastic parcel.
    I really loved that one and those extras are just amazing.

  5. Oh lucky you this mini rocks!

  6. So lucky! An unexpected package is often the best. Such a gorgeous mini and some fun goodies too =D

  7. Dear Sarah
    I just opened the most fantastic envelope full of selvedges in the world.
    Thank you so much. It has made me so happy and I am very grateful.
    Please email me your address so I can thank you properly with a FQ of gorgeous Liberty cotton lawn.
    Kindest regards

  8. Wow Iove the mini, so pretty! I'd love to get involved in the brit mini swap - is it on Flickr? So glad I just stumbled across to your blog, your now in my reader :)
    Jessie, xo