Tuesday, August 10, 2010

While The Quilter's Away.....

The postie will play! Eekgads, look what he left me:

Post-holiday packages!

We arrived home around 3:30 a.m. Toronto time after a horrendous flight (our 5.5 kg of neurotic dachshund was a nightmare of yelping, howling, whining, hyperventilating and general freaking out that I was completely stressed for 5 hours). I should have taken the anti-anxiety drugs that obviously did nothing for him! Obviously I had to save opening my goodies until I was well-rested and in a better mood this morning!

It's going to take a few days to share it all with you, because everything (and everyone) deserves their due, so I don't want to cram it all into one post.

Since she's waited the longest for me to receive this package, I'll start with Tiffany. First of all, her box was definitely the heaviest. Tiffany was my partner in the Pincushion Pass swap on Flickr (and you may recall she also won this giveaway). You'll soon see why she was the bestest partner any swapper could wish for...her work is beautifully constructed and made with such attention to detail. I could not believe it when I realized she had not only sent me this stunner:

Sunflower pin cushion from Tiffany

but also two bars of her deliciously scented homemade soap, a fun collection of buttons, trims and notions....and THIS!!!!

Pincushion Pass 2010 from Tiffany

Talk about spoiled! Tiffany really took my request for a multi-purpose pin cushion to heart. Both of these honeys sit atop jars to hold secret sewing treasures (and I brought some of them home from the cottage - vintage notions from my Great Aunt Pearl's sewing basket - more on that later in the week).

Pincushion Pass 2010 from Tiffany

Thank you so much partner. Your generosity is astounding and I am so appreciative. ♥ Krista

Here is the threadcatcher I made and sent to Tiffany. I call it "Cut Out Domesticity". I think that the skull & scissor crossbones print is my all time favourite. I've made so many fun things with it. I checked first to make sure Tiffany was ok with a slightly rebellious swap gift. My fav story from her is that her skull & crossbones lanyard has become a "warning: I'm in sewing mode" sign in her house, hehe!

Cut Out Domesticity Thread Catcher
Photo by love2quilt7

So, for the next few days I've got lots to share with you, my bloggy friends. It's good to be back.

Come Saturday, I'll be lacing up my runners, slapping on the sunscreen and reporting to the opening ceremonies at 7:00 a.m. for my 60km walk for the Weekend to End Women's Cancers. I am not feeling 100% physically confident, but my head and heart are so excited to participate in this incredible event. I've surpassed my fundraising goal and hope to keep raising more funds right through to Saturday. Everyone who donates to my personal page will be entered into a draw for something fabulous made by me (just click on that link...that's it, the one with the walkers in my sidebar, if you would like to make a secure online donation to help put an end to cancers that affect women). I thank you!

.............back soon!


carol said...

Looks like it was Christmas at your house! Lucky girl! Can't wait to see what else you have to show us.

Needled Mom said...

So much fun to receive all of those goody packages.

I love those pincushions!!! Very cute.

Tiffany said...

Oh WOW, what a pile, you weren't kidding! But it sure looks fun. Can't wait to see your Great Aunt Pearl's vintage notions. What a treasure. Sorry to hear of your terrible return flight & poor, miserable Flynn.

I'm so glad you're happy with your pincushions. I'm thrilled with mine and can't wait to put it to real work. Now the chalky sneak peak makes sense huh?!

Tracey Jacobsen said...

those pincushions are genius.

Can't wait to see what you got! :)

Good luck with that walk/run! Good job Krista!

I need one of those thread catchers...

Susan said...

Wow, great loot! Sorry about the beast acting up.... I hate when those pills don't work right. Did it kick in for him when you finally got home? That's how it always worked for me, after I was done needing it, it would kick in. lol

Love your pincushions, Krista, and that skull fabric is to die for!

Nathaly said...

tres mignon :))