But that didn't happen yesterday. It was all for me, me, me. Woohoo! Two packages. From Hadley came my bee block, a little pressie, and a secret bee block for Stitch Tease International Bee of Mystery - which I can't show you until the bee winds up later on next year.
Hadley made me a constellation block because she is famous for them. And has the world's best constellation quilt from the first round of Brit Bee - truly it is amazing, won prizes and all! So she decided it was only right and fair that the star she made for my quilt was one that she is known for, and it measures up at a whopping 24" square. It is amazing, and the way she put the colours together is so vibrant. I couldn't seem to capture that on film properly, but rest assured I love it! Thanks Hadley!
The little present was for taking a photo of her Sissix quilt at the Festival of Quilts this summer. Well she knows that I would have happily snapped away for her without any incentive. But far be it for me to refuse a lovely handmade gift from her. It would be rude to, wouldn't it? So I got this adorable little pouch with perfect embroidery on it. And I am ever so happy it is one of those wide mouthed pouches as I tried to follow a tutorial for one and failed dismally. Now I can study this one and see how it is done. I work much better with visual clues like this.
My other package came from the inimitable Sarah. She of the Japanese Charm Swap. It was indeed my charms and how gorgeous they are. You can see them all here on Sarah's blog. I will just show you a random selection chosen during my brief photography stint outdoors.
Finally, I would like to say a huge thank you for all the comments yesterday. It made my