Tuesday, April 24, 2012

a good day for mail

Yesterday there were 2 fun packages stuffed in my mailbox.  I love mail like that  :0)  

I have enjoyed this star project with my Quilt Patis so very much.  I was running out of the neutral background fabric but I wanted to keep going.  It is the perfect project for stitching at soccer practice, the playground,  waiting in the car...   I thought I'd call the shop where I bought it and see if they had more.  It was last July - I wasn't optimistic.  But, with only my phone number and an approximate date they were able to identify the exact blot I had bought from and they had more!  Thank You Village Quilts in Lethbridge!

The other package arrived from the  Fat Quarter Shop.  It's the fabric I ordered with the gift certificate that I won.  I had a lot of fun shopping.  Apparently I like red - a lot.  :0)

 I want to share some pictures from a walk I went on with DD#3 last week.  We went looking for the wild crocuses. 
 It doesn't look too much like spring here yet.  You wouldn't expect to find flowers blooming here.  But, if you look close they are all around on the hill by my daughter.
 I love the soft furry look of them and the pretty purple color.  It always amazes me how they push up through all that dead grass. 
We even saw bees!  It was a beautiful walk!

Happy Quilting!!


Barb said...

what a sweet post! I loved the photos of your walk.
Yea for fun mail.
your stars look great!

Quilt Hollow said...

Sweet stars!,

Karen said...

Lucky you to be able to find more background fabric. But switching to a similar look fabric would be okay too. A "make do" quilt.

Lori said...

It is so nice to see signs of spring isn't it?
Lovely stack of fabrics you ordered!!

Miriam said...

Lucky find with your background fabric! A great shop!!!

Love your new fabrics! I love red too!

Pretty flowers.

Carrie P. said...

Sounds kind of like an Easter egg hunt looking for the crocus. They are different from the ones I have seen.
You are so lucky to have gotten that fabric. Love your stars.

Kathie said...

great stars, oh love those reds/pinks
but I think the picture of your DD is the best!
how cute and what great memory of the time spent together