Mail is good

“Embroidery is the bee’s knees. And I can do it while I drink a beer, which I can’t do while I’m knitting!” – Jess Hutch
Makes me want to do some more embroidery… So does Jeff and Jess’s cute kitten. But in the mean time – I wanted to show you my WILD back-tack stash which I received in the mail this week. Excuse the bad photos – the light is better in my studio in the mornings.

Jane from Yarnstorm spoilt us rotten. She included a great book for Amelia by Quentin Blake and lots of goodies for me. Not only did she send along one of her gorgeous button pin cushions but she also made a polka dot scissors case and included some fabric and a vintage table cloth. Bliss! Jane picked up on the fact that I want to get into doing some patchwork sooner rather than later and made me this amazing bag for fat quarters. Here it is hanging on my fabric cupboard:

I LOVE IT. Thank you so much Jane.

The mail has been good to me this week – apart from Jane’s box of goodies, I received a package from Kelly which made me smile. She included a fuzzy peach and lots of bits and pieces of fun stuff for Amelia:

How cute is that peach? She included some little pots for herbs which got me thinking about our garden again. At the moment the whole yard is full of wood which is full of big nasty rusty nails and is a complete no-go-zone — Remember the hot tub?

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10 Responses

  1. Thanks for all the sewing and embroidery inspiration! I’ve gotten away from it, but a while ago you inspired me to start my own doll and I had so much fun with it that I can’t wait to get back to my sewing machine in Australia, so that I can get back to dollmaking. It really filled me with a new passion in creating things. Thanks so much, once more! It’s stuff like this that keeps me happy.Take Care and all the best with that dreaded no-go zone,

  2. love the bag! I need to make one now…..I’ve seen so many recently.

  3. I’m pleased it arrived OK and glad you like it. Phew!

  4. Jane does fantastic work, doesn’t she? And I’m so glad our little peach made it to a fabulous new home! Enjoy!

  5. Hey! Thanks! I’m glad you liked the kitten.

  6. Hello Loobylu, Muzikdude sent me! I love your bag, and it almost makes me interested in knitting, and sewing and all that good stuff. I used to do a bit of it when I was younger but, well frankly I sucked at it. :p

  7. Came here via Muzik – LOVE the bag! I crochet and cross stitch myself…that is a dandy cabinet of material you have there!

  8. stay where you are. Loobylu is a great creation.

  9. I’m not a knitter or very crafty — well, on second thought I have been called crafty before, but that’s another story.
    The Muzik Dude sent me. 🙂

  10. What a feast for the eyes! Your last 2 postings have been positively delicious. Can I ask you a favour? Can you check to see who the illustrator is of the Cockatoos book pleeeze? : )