Sunday, January 25, 2009

To Open or Not

I know...I know....I shouldn't have opened it so soon. How could a girl not open a big box that arrives in the mail. This box would have been sitting in the corner, staring at me, taunting me for 2 weeks...open me...open me. Early birthday gifts are just as much fun as late ones. I had no idea when I saw this little quilt in progress on Mary's blog that it would be coming to live with me, it certainly is a treat to see it show up at my door. Mary knew how much I loved her "chicken wire" basket and sent one for me to display my collection of little quilts. Can you see those perfect squares, I think they are 1/2" finished (the gold is not that bright, it's more mutted than the picture shows) Mary's quilting puts mine to shame, she does wonderful impeccable quilting....Thanks so much Mary I love this sweet little quilt and basket.
She also tucked this sewing pouch in the box, isn't it so cute, that zipper doesn't look to difficult, I could whip up a few of those....LOL. I can use this to take my stitching along to meetings.

My red and green quilt is all wonderfully quilted by my dear friend Lauren and ready for me to hand sew the binding. Next will be washing to get that warm cozy crinkled look that I just love to see when a quilt is all completed....ohhh I can't wait to get it in the washing machine and show you again.

Happy Stitching.

25 comments:

Jackie said...

I can't believe you waited that long either. But it was certainly worth the wait!!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

There's no way I would've waited at all so I don't blame you for opening up your birthday parcel. Lucky duck, you got some wonderful pressies, enjoy them!

Needled Mom said...

What a lovely surprise. I wouldn't have waited either.

Darlene said...

I can't believe you waited so long! The anticipation and excitement would have killed me. LOL

Sweet gifts, indeed!

Guðrún said...

The quilt is gorgeous and the basket also, what a great friend Mary is.

Lurline said...

Dear little quilt and a great basket - a really nice surprise!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Carol said...

What wonderful treasures...I wouldn't have lasted nearly as long as you did before tearing that box open. LOL!

sewkalico said...

What a wonderful gift. I wouldn't have been able to stand the suspense of waiting!

Linda said...

What a pretty quilt - a wonderful birthday gift. You waited longer than I could have!!

Anne said...

Wait? why wait? After all, everyone tells us that "life's too short", right? What wonderful giftys from Mary. Can you show the whole quilt? Aren't bloggers great?

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh Wendy don't you just the mail - inserting big smile -. What wonderful goodies Mary sent your way - that quilt is just yummy and love that little pouch. What a blessing

Hugs - Karen

tami said...

Oh my!! You are one very lucky girl. I LOVE miniature quilts and her work is amazing.

Lorraine said...

great gifts....lucky you....that little quilt is just awesome!

Kim said...

Silly girl, of course you are supposed to open packages right away! Must be sure everything inside is accounted for, right? Loverly gifts. :)

megha said...

I can't believe you waited that long either.


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Thimbleanna said...

How fun for you Wendy! That little basket with quilt is just adorable -- the best kind of surprise!

Carole said...

What fun mail! Love that basket... and the quilt..... oh so sweet!

Hum... birthday coming up hey?

Enjoy!

Libby said...

I'm so glad you decided to open. What delicious gifts - just perfect for a soon-to-be birthday girl *s*

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I drooled all over that quilt on Mary's blog! I even printed out the pic so I could make one for me! And the wire basket is adorable! Love the sewing pouch too!

Stina said...

Ohhh... what a wonderful little quilt... and I love the basket too... :o)
And I would have had problems not opening it too...lol..

Knot Garden said...

What a fantastic gift - the quilt AND the basket!

Candace said...

Wait...is a four letter word in my house - LOL - so glad you didn't wait Wendy! What a nice birthday surprise!
Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

How sweet and Happy Birthday. I follow Mary's blog and saw that on it. How nice that she made it for you.

Louise said...

Wendy, love that little gift quilt you received..nice quilting on it. The basket is adorable..

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a wonderful birthday present. How nice of Mary. But you deserve it. Your a sweetie yourself. Oh yes you are.
So when is the birthday????