Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quilters Candy

Look at this pretty bonbon that arrived in my mailbox today from Mrs. Schmenkman (aka Amy).

quilters candy from Amy

Just because she is SEW nice, Amy bought me a sweet present that reminded her of this quilt I made recently. Look, it's a wee robin's nest handmade from porcelain.

wee nest charm from Amy

It is made by Earthenwood Studio. It is entirely precious. As she said in her card, fabric was necessary to cushion the fragile cargo, so Amy also include FIVE FQ's!!! Wow, this fabric is so pretty - the colours amazing. I'm thinking a cushion may be in order. Couldn't you just see this with some natural linen?

cherish nature FQs from Amy

It's Cherish Nature by Deb Strain for Moda...check out the selvage edge. I had heard here that some of the American printing companies were getting creative with their colour dots to keep up with their creative Japanese counterparts. Cool!

cherish nature selvage edge

How incredibly sweet and thoughtful of you Amy....mwah! Thank you so much. The kindness of quilters never ceases to amaze me.

This comes at a great time, because I'm getting ready for two big things: RETREAT and GIVEAWAY (hmmm, may involve selvage)! Coincidentally, last year when I retreated with my two quilting buddies, we watched a mama robin feed her wee chicks in a nest just below the cottage window where we were sewing. I wonder if she returned this year? I'll find out tomorrow.

Be sure to come back on Monday for Giveaway Day! I'll (hopefully) have lots to show you next week....WARNING: productivity depends on the sunshine, lake temperature and wine supply over the next 5 days!

13 comments:

Judi said...

Those fabrics are beautiful. Have a great retreat.

Emma Kate said...

OH WOW! The fabrics are stunning, and the packaging was awesome and very playful! Have fun on your trip hopefully we will be treated to lots more eye candy on your return x

paulette said...

What fun!! I want to see the finished product when you get back...and I'm not talking about the empty wine bottles!! Have a wonderful time!! Thanks for telling about the Give Away on the 17th...oh I'm IN!! Can't wait!!
Paulette

Amy said...

I adore that nest!!!

Michele said...

I agree about the nest. It is tweet!

What Comes Next? said...

what a beautiful little nest and eggs, and gorgeous fabrics! Have fun, and not too much wine, 'coz we want to see lots of goodies! (and no sunburns either - it's supposed to be nice!)

Jackie said...

Amy is so sweet! What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! I am sure you will put those fabrics to great use. Can't wait to see what you will do with it!

West Side of Straight said...

What an awesome present you got!

Terri said...

What beautiful fabric, you will have fun finding something pretty to make from it. Enjoy the sunny weather, spring at last!

Dianne said...

What a lovely package to receive aren't you the luckiest person? A sweet package and five days with your peeps! Have a great time Krista.
Hugs

Mrs Moen said...

What a lovely package! Cannot wait to see what you'll do with the wonderful fabrics.

Micki said...

What a great package and the fabric is just gorgeous!
Micki

susan said...

what a sweet giftie
i love earthenwood studios