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!