Imagine my absolute delight to find a package from Wales sitting on my dining room table.
Let me back up a second. Last year, I don't remember what led me to it, but I stumbled upon the blog "Quilts and Cakes" and was so delighted with the projects Gina shared on her blog that I began to follow her posts. My family read all of the Harry Potter books. (In fact, we finished the last 3 hours of the first book sitting around our dining room table and reading by candlelight because the power went out.) So, I was delighted when I saw the Hogwarts/Harry Potter swap quilt Gina made. Other favorites from her blog include the Little Red Riding Hood mug rug Gina created for a fairy tale mug rug swap and the Harley Quinn quilt she created for a Villains Swap. And, I love "An Octopus's Garden", which she made for an Under the Ocean swap. (In fact, the dolphins in that piece inspired my attempt at embroidering a dolphin on Annette's block in the UTS round robin I am in.)
Through comments, email and even Facebook, Gina and I have become friends this past year. A short time ago, she asked for my address so she could mail me a few "bits and pieces" she did no longer needed and hoped I could use. I had no idea she was sending me such a treasure trove of goodies!
Wow! Am I spoiled, or what?! It will be so much fun to incorporate these treasures into my work. Thank you, Gina! Your sweet package was a delightful ending to a very long day.
I am wishing you all an amazing day!