Last week, I received my Friendship Bag from Margaret (no blog). It arrived neatly wrapped in layers of paper and plastic. I'm not kidding when I said layers :P After opening the envelope, this pretty package presented itself.
After impatiently tearing through that and more, I managed to hold the bag in my hot, little hands.
These are the stash it contained, once more nicely wrapped.
I swear, either Margaret must be torturing me or testing my patience, which I failed miserably. LOL! Finally, finally, here's the exchange in its entirety.
There were pins, buttons, needles, threads, bobbin and lace, quilting fabric and tools. I was in stash heaven. Not to mention this beautiful bag. I really love the red floral fabric and linen combination. And you wonder why I couldn't wait to open the package ^.^
Margaret told me this is the third bag she had made before she deemed it acceptable for the exchange. Can you imagine the effort that went into it? I'm so touched.
She has attached a note on the bag indicating which fabrics were used in case I would like to buy some. How thoughtful.
Thank you so much, Margaret. I'll always treasure this bag.
On another note, I've been remiss in showing off the package I received from Kaye some time ago. I had won the giveaway she offered on her blog back in December. It contained a lovely MarBek kit, a beautiful hummingbirds and flowers card and a keychain from Hawaii. How cool is that?
Thank you again, Kaye. I look forward to stitching this design.
By the way, regarding the 6 Fat Man SAL I mentioned that was supposed to start in March, Kati and I have decided to postpone it to April. This will give everyone more time to gather their materials.
The official start date of the SAL is 9 April 2012. We'll be stitching it only on Mondays. For more information and to sign up, Kati has created a special page on her blog here.
I've already receive my fabric from Picture This Plus. I'll be stitching it on Tarnish Belfast. Here's my very messy floss toss:Hazel, Cathey, Shanda, DJ and Tammy, you ladies still interested? Any more of you want to join? You're certainly welcome. The more the merrier.