Tuesday, July 10, 2012

From France and from the US

I do so love it when the mailman (ours is a fella) brings fun things in the mail! I got two packages recently, one from here in the US, and one all the way from France!

Marjorie (Marjorie's Quilting Bee) did a wonderful job with the Quilts of Valor blog hop, and she sent me not one, but TWO samplers of lovely Aurifil thread! Just look at these yummy colors:

And then, just when Lholy-Chan and I thought it might have gotten lost, my package from her finally did arrive! I think sometimes there are gremlins that like to take our packages and play soccer with them, or use them for seat cushions, or nibble on the edges....but it's here!

And inside that package, I found some lovely things:

There is a wonderful postcard that looks like a vintage one; I love the pictures and text on it! And the little notebook is so pretty -- Lholy said it is from Japan!

Are you turning green with envy, looking at my buttons in the picture? Ya know I love my buttons! (Grin) It's so much fun to have just the right button for a project, especially my 3D projects! Lholy told me that the buttons came from La Droguerie, which she said was a very nice notions shop in Paris! Wow! Now my creations will have an international flair!

And here is my prize from the SewMamaSew giveaway day....this pretty book cover! 
It is stitched so nicely, and even has a marker in there, to hold my place when I stop reading and put down my book! Sweet! And since it is in my new fav color, orange, it is especially nice. (Had to show you those buttons one more time!)

Thank you, Lholy-Chan, for my special gifties! I love them! I hope if y'all have time, you will hop over to visit her at Anomori, her blog! Just click here on the linkie!