First of all - he brought a wonderful mysterious-looking box in the mail with the return address attributed to Vicki Boster. Oh happy day!! I already knew what might be in there, but I didn't know just how beautiful it truly is!! Vicki is renowned for creating the most incredible birds' nests with much of the proceeds going to charity. I have admired her work from afar for a very long time so imagine my astonishment and delight to now be the proud caretaker for my very own nest!
Look at how prettily it was packaged!
There's a gorgeous tag AND the tissue was stamped with
little nests filled with eggs. So pretty!
Vicki has given me permission to
share one of her pictures from her
Etsy shop to show you what my
pretty nest looks like...
Her photo is SO much better than mine could ever be,
so thank you Vicki for allowing me to use it.
Do you see the teeny little eggs nestled in the nest? And all the wondrous fibers and yarns and details that she includes?
Thank you Vicki!
Last week the mailman also brought another parcel to my mailbox. Tonia of 'All Thingz Sewn' wanted to re-home her collection of 'Tilda' books and chose me to be their caregiver. I was more than delighted to do so! I have long admired the Tilda dolls and have wanted to make one...or more ;) .... and now, thanks to Tonia, I can!
If you're not familiar with 'Tilda' dolls,
just do-a-google and you'll find tons
Thank you so much Tonia!!
And finally, I got my advance copy of the new 'Crazy Quilt Gatherings' magazine which will be available for you to purchase on May 1st. It's another issue chock full of great information, eye candy and how to's. I will let you know how to order your copy as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, you can have a peek at the cover...
Alas, I have no pictures to show you of any progress on the pillow cover. The weather turned beautiful over the weekend and I didn't get any stitching done. Having a picnic in the park with our grandson sort of took precedence. How could that be?
Today I have another quote I found in the papers my mother had...
"All of us are always going to do better tomorrow and we would too, if only we started today."