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Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Flutterby Stitches" Super Special Mail and a New Blogger.

Hello, The other week I was lucky enough to win one of Natalie's
patterns called "Flutterby Stitches" which includes a pattern for a Armchair caddy and Folder Cover. I decided to make the Armchair Caddy. I made it with material from my scrap bag so I really didn't have enough material in the quantities required.The back of it was supposed to be done in strips of material so I used a piece of gingham and appliqued some more of the butterflies on this piece. It folds up very neatly. This will be a permanent fixture on my chair from now on.
I had just enough of the pink to do three butterflies randomly on the other side.

The front has several pockets and a pincushion in the middle. Thank you so much for the pattern Natalie. Just love it.

The postie has bought some lovely mail to Kainga this week. Dzintra and her daughter Joanna sent me a pattern called "Walk in the Garden" by Runaway Quilts and a fat quarter called "Carnations are for January" by Concord Fabrics. My carnations are flowering in the garden so good timing Dzintra and JoJo. I do love the Rose Card which is "Roses on a Riverbank " by Madeleine Lemaire (1845-1928). Thank you.


Yesterday I received this lovely quilted heart made with love by Bobbie Lynn. I saw one of these hearts on Bobbie Lynn's blog and asked about them. Bobbie Lynn kindly said she would make one for me. They had been a project for Mother's Day. It is just beautiful and I will treasure it. I will hang it up in my sewing room. I also got a beautiful card made by Bobbie Lynn as well. This present topped of a lovely week. Yesterday Lucy and I had a "Girls Day Out". Visits to the Book Store and Movies and I managed to tuck in a visit to a Nursery. We watched "Julie and Julia." I
have never laughed so much at the movies. I can guarantee that you will love it. On the blogging front my friend and partner in crime in the monthly stitching challenge Anita has started a blog. Please drop by and say hello. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Happy days.
Bev C




12 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Some lovely post you got! How happy you must feel. Love your version of Nathalie's pattern!
Have a great weekend.

Mildred said...

What lovely surprises you received. I LOVE butterflies! You should be all set to have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!
I am so glad you enjoyed the movie - everyone who has seen it says it's very good. I need to see it soon.

Mylene said...

Great stuff you've received and you made the Armchair Caddy perfectly.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

retdairyqueen said...

Lovely parcels and I really like your armchair caddy
I plan to make one sometime

Anonymous said...

You're super lucky! Love the caddy. Kind regards, Anita

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...congratulations on your won from Natalie...and what a great caddy that is...So glad you enjoyed your gift...the garden and flowers just made me think of you...Dzintra♥x

Pauline said...

Hi Bev, Love your armchair caddy, might have a crack at one of those. And isn't that heart adorable?

clare's craftroom said...

You must love your postie Bev , all those beautiful things .

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a great mail week. Love your take on the arm chair caddy - gingham is such versatile fabric. We love Julie and Julia too:)

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Bev, I must go to the pics and see Julie and Julia....sometimes you need a good laugh....some lovely surprises in the mail.....lovely armchair caddy...Hugs lyn

Cubby House Crafts said...

you have received some lovely things! Lucky you! cute armchair caddy Lisa

tubakk said...

Hello. Very nice armchair caddy. I also won one of her patterns, I just got it, and I'm not as fast as you to make things ready. But I will try soon. Right now my sewing machine isn't working. So I have to wait, don't know how I can manage to live without a sewing machine. Can do some hand sewing...