Mailbag Monday

Have I told you how much I love getting letters in the mail? Well, I do. Yea, email is great....instant communication and all that. And, yes, I fancy myself to be a bit of a granola and don't like to generate unnecessary waste (even if it's going to be recycled). But, there is something about walking to the mailbox, pulling out the day's delivery and, gasp, yes, a letter, hand written addressed to me. I don't allow myself to open the letter until I am in the house, the other mail has been put away and I have shrugged off the work day. Then, very purposefully, I open the letter and focus only on reading the contents. Yes, I love getting letters.

Yesterday, however, was a day of packages which is equally as exciting. I received a mini quilt from my February S.T.U.D. partner, Jeannette. I just love the cheery colors and the green thread she used for the quilting (picture below). Jeannette also included a bag of trims and buttons and a lovely blank note card (yes, I even love to send letters).

Box number 2 contained a bundle from my March A Little Chocolate a Little Fabric swap partner, Kim. I just mailed Kim's package out yesterday and knew she had mailed hers to me a few days ago. This was Kim's 1st swap and she did a great job. The striped handbag was filled with fabric, chocolate, a salsa recipe (with seeds to grow some of the salsa ingredients), cutting mats, ribbon and a wrist pin cushion.

Last, but certainly, not least was an envelope from Rachael containing a block from the Pieced Together Quilting Bee. Rachael also sent along a really cute makeup bag. My camera was not working very well so I'll have to take photos tonight and post them tomorrow. In the meantime, here's a picture of the 4 blocks I have received so far (top 2 from Chen, bottom 2 from Sarah).


  1. Yay! Glad you got your block. The four put together look awesome-- I can't wait to see this one finished!

  2. I think that is the best part of doing swaps - the great mail days!

  3. You must be glad to receive all those terrific package :)