Saturday, March 18, 2017

Special Friends

 I have been so lucky since I started quilting and blogging, over the years I have made many wonderful friends. Some of them I have met and others well they live a very long way away from my little part of Australia so we communicate through emails. Its always a treat to hear from them and catch up on the news. Chat about our current sewing projects or just talk about whatever is going on at the time.
 Every now and again we send each other little gifts and last week my sweetest friend Janita sent me a very happy package all the way from USA.  Inside was this beautiful mini quilt for my kitchen. Janita and I both love embroidery so this is extra special as I know how long these projects take to make,  Beautiful bowls decorated with tiny stitches.
 And the label is just adorable. I love it. It means so much that Janita would go to all this effort.
 And to top it off I also received these awesome ceramic measuring spoons. Janita and I have many discussions about The Pioneer Woman dishes, I love them but they are only available in the USA. So I will be cherishing these one forever.

Thankyou Janita you are such a very special friend to me and I can't wait until we get to meet. Not long to go. I want to give you a very big hug. xxxx
 I have been productive in my sewing room this week, I have sorted and organised some fabric. I like having some of it out on display. Its so pretty to look at.

 I have been building blocks and making a new quilt just for me. I'll share more of them next time. I have made 6 so far.
 I am also working on my first custom order, this customer would like a tote bag and a patchwork basket, I think I have almost accomplished that. What do you think?


Thankyou for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and you find some time to sew. xxx

12 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Leanne what a beautiful gift. Love the fabrics you have used for your first customers tote bag and basket. I am sure more orders will follow good luck X:)

the girlfriend gap said...

Thank you dear friend for your kind words : ) It is the little joys in life that make life so sweet!! Your friendship is a treasure in my life! IlLook forward to seeing more of your quilt just for you. You will be adding joy to your customer's day each time she uses her items you are making for her. Happy day to you ! Janita

the girlfriend gap said...

A closer look and I see lots of Fig Tree yum yum in your little basket : ) Love it! Janita

Connie the Cootiebug said...

Your photos are just full of great and fun things and displays! Love them.

Colleen said...

So cute! Love the redwork!

a good yarn said...

Sharing gifts between blogging/quilting friends is special indeed - I know as I have just received a selection of beautiful Civil War reproduction fabrics from you Leanne. Such a generous gift and sent without the expectation of anything in return. Thank you Leanne. The quilt made from your gifted fabrics will be all the more special. You've made a lovely bag and basket. Delighted to see that you are making something for yourself and baskets - a favourite block of mine too.

Patchwork and Play said...

The patchwork blocks in orange and aqua are just delightful Leanne! As is your pretty new mini quilt!

Christine B. said...

What beautiful gifts Leanne!! What a lucky girl you are! Lovely projects you are working on too! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Christine x

sunny said...

What an awesome gift! I love having friends all over the world, thanks to blogging.

Anthea said...

Blogging friends are so fab... what a lovely package to receive Leanne!

Stephany said...

Hi Leanne,

Such nice fabrics in the basket. I also like to sort my fabrics from time to time.

Janice Holton said...

Hi Leanne, You can come organize my quilting room any time you like! Wow! That basket full of yummy fabric is folded so perfectly! You are right, it is a pretty display. Your patchwork project is going to be super cute! Hope you'll show more pictures of that when it's done. :)

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