It has been a big week at our house. My Husband, after much packing at our house in the Catskills, has arrived here in Nova Scotia (with more boxes than I care to talk about...) for good! We will be married five years this year, but this marks the first time we have lived together full-time. Weird. Good weird.
This time, the mother load! Every morsel that I pulled out of the giant garbage bag was a surprise and joy. I spent the entire evening pouring over every single piece. The first thing I noticed was that she had individual projects all sorted in their baggies. So cool to know that she and I have the same habits.
Then there were some tools, rulers and frames.She even sent along tons of batting bits and foundation square.
Then,the fabric! Clearly not sorted, but I just could not wait for that to take the picture ;)
Then I was so happy to find some orphaned blocks and a bunch of pre-cut piecing.
Then, I found this - hand appliqued loveliness! Check out the adorable sketched face just waiting to get stitched
I am completely tickled by all of these treasures. I am loving the connections that quilting can build between so many people. OK, enough sappy! time to get going, I have a whole floor piled with fabric looking for ironing and folding. It is going to be another fun evening!
Oh crap! I forgot to tell you about my new US contraband! Here they are... my new Sew Steady machine extension table and my new sewing table...
And, or course some fabric... Yellows from Stash Stack Club, and A FQ Stack of Nordika.
and some new tools! I cannot tell you the last time I bought myself some scissors or rotary cutter. So, a little splurge. Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Scissors and the Olfa Splash!
Congratulations are your domestic adjustment :) I have the same sew steady extension table - ordered through my local sewing store - and the Olfa Splash too.What a great haul from your MIL. Love the geese and the drawn-on applique face.ReplyDelete
Truly the motherload of quilty goodness! All that fabric. I don't know how you dragged yourself away from it to write a blog post! Would you stop already with the quilt-y kismet though... I was admiring the Olfa Splash in a quilt mag this week!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the new living arrangements! Hope you both get settled in nicely! Love all the goodies displayed in this post. And congrats on the Splash.... I just bought myself one this past week!ReplyDelete
Wow, you hit the jackpot twice, your husband close and a great load of goodies! :)ReplyDelete
OMG the motherload indeed!! Such an exciting weekend for you :) Have you talked about the reasons you and you husband have never lived together? I have the ultimate respect for couples who do the long distance thing!ReplyDelete
So beautiful! This must have been really excitingReplyDelete
Last I checked, it is only Sept!! Looks like Christmas came early to your place. Such wonderful treasures. Have fun!!ReplyDelete
Hi, there. I'm a friend of Jenn. Were you tempted to jump in the pile of fabric? Like a pile of leaves? LOL What fun you'll have going through all your new things. Enjoy.ReplyDelete