Sunday, October 30, 2011

in my mail

Thank you for all of the nice comments and congratulations on my last post!

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I mentioned on our vacation recap that I came home to some pretty cool mail!

First was my package from the Hanging Hoop Wall Pocket Swap. It came all the way from Wendy in the Netherlands! She used some of my favorite fabrics, Echino, and paired it up with sweet little details like this beautiful mustard lace. It fits so perfectly in my sewing room!

my hoop from Wendy (wen_ot)

She also included some pretty awesome goodies. Thanks Wendy!

extras received

The next was this incredible block from my friend Amy at During Quiet Time. Can you believe this?

Cocorico Block for Krista, Let's Hit the Slopes
photo taken by Amy of During Quiet Time-- hers are way better than mine!

Amy got her inspiration from a vintage ski poster. It's amazing really, and I'm still marveling at how she pieced it.

Cocorico Block for Krista, Let's Hit the Slopes
photo taken by Amy of During Quiet Time-- hers are way better than mine!

You can see her post about it here.

She made it for me as part of the Cocorico Bee. The theme for my month is "Let's Hit the Slopes."  I'm excited to get blocks that will fit a winter and ski theme. Seriously, check out what the other members are doing in the group!

We finally got our first snowfall this morning. It's not the 10 inches that you're getting in the Northeast US, but I'll take it. I spent the early morning hours finishing up the binding for the quilt that I'll be posting for Blogger's Quilt Festival. Check back later for the details!

first snow!

Have a great Sunday! Oh, and Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

5 comments:

Connie said...

Great picture of your family!

Ali said...

good looking faimly and the pumpkins are cute too!

Amy said...

Happy Halloween to you too! I am hoping that the power is back so that they don't cancel trick or treat. I am not sure if I would be more disappointed or if the kids would be!
I am so glad you like your block. It was a serious challenge but a thrill to finish.

Leslie said...

what lovely mail!! i love the lace detail on that hoop. i think i stopped breathing for a minute when i saw that vintage ski block. i have not seen anything more amazing.

Poppyprint said...

Oh, that hoop is just divine. Love your pumpkins!!!