Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Great Mail Day!

Yesterday my Mom came home, it has been a month since she has been home. The boys and I drove down to pick her up from the landing. She called and said they were held up on the river and it would be a few hours, so we did a little shopping. We mostly looked but we did do a little bit of school shopping. In the end, we went back home and Chantal ended up picking her up around 8pm!! I did run out to her house for a few minutes to see her before she headed to bed.

I recieved a box from Amelia in the mail. It was packed full of vintage fabric, templates and a few blocks. I was so excited when I opened up the box!!! I dug through it for several hours, just touching and sorting. I even read some of the articles on the newspaper templates. One of them was dated April 1957 and advertised a "2 bedroom house, fully furnished bor $4750." I thought that was interesting!!!

Here is a photo of the box...

This is one of the beautiful hand pieced blocks that was in the box. I love this pattern! Not sure what the name of it is but I do think it is lovely.

These are a few of the smaller pieces. Not really sure how many of them there are. But I do know there are several usable pieces of scraps in this box.

And last...here is a photo of Donkey! He actually fell asleep playing with his toy mouse and I thought it was sooooooo cute!
No sewing so far today! I have had a bit of a headache all day and have been on the couch for several hours! But I am feeling alot better now.
Kristie

11 comments:

Amelia said...

So glad you enjoyed the fabrics, patterns, etc in the box.

That Donkey is quite the cat...like mine sleep and sleep and sleep.

KyQuiltlady said...

That sure was a good package to receive. I just love that block! Looks a little advanced for me. Hope to see you at Quilt Guild Monday.

Guðrún said...

Yes that block is beautiful.

julieQ said...

What a wonderful package of vintage fabric...to create something (s) wonderful!

QuiltedSimple said...

WHat a great box of fabrics - and that block is awesome - have fun playing with them - I can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Kris

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

That is a great package to receive! How fun to search through. Donkey is so cute!

Vanessa said...

Wow, what a find, you sure are lucky! Are you going to do anything with those blocks?

Lurline's Place said...

Fabulous fabrics, Kristie and I love that hand-pieced block - what fun!
Best wishes - Lurline.

vtquilter said...

I was thinking how the high river was effecting your Mom. Glad she got home safely. Great box of fabrics. I can't wait to see you work those into some quilts.

Moneik said...

What a great surprise! I love it when the mail has something fun in it.

Jen said...

I'm so glad your mom is home. HOpefully by the time she goes back out the water will be down. That's a great bin of scraps!!