One of the loveliest things about the Land of Blog is the continual circulation of gifts. You might remember that I sent out a couple of little parcels as part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway, and Karen very kindly returned the compliment by sending me some of her beautiful cards, and a lovely fat quarter, all tied up with ribbon. Don't you just love the one with the giant cat feet?
And if you would like a set for yourself, they are available in her shop here, together with some of her wonderful handmade goodies (I have a hankering for the tea cosy).
As well as sending out two giveaway prizes, I was also lucky enough to be the recipient of two myself - that certainly is a circulation of blessings.
Andrea sent me this dear little purse, together with two fat quarters. It has taken up residence in my lovely new bag - Andrea's little zip bag is so sweet and just the right size for the essential on the job maintenance paint required by a woman of a certain age (I have to leave the cement mixer at home, it won't quite fit in).
Andrea has lots more lovely confections in her shop, and I have just seen on her blog that she has a special holiday discount code which you will find here. (The vintage style bag is on my Etsy wishlist, which seems to be growing at an alarming rate.)
And to cap it all, a little parcel came chuntering up my lane from Leila at Where the Orchids Grow, full of fabric goodness.
There was a beautiful tea towel and pot holder - just look at that immaculate stitching! Leila has a shop here, and has a 20% off summer sale on at the moment, so hurry along.
And here for your delectation is a picture of the wonderful array of fabric scraps which accompanied them.
And now I hear you saying, what are you going to do with all that fabric? Fear not - much as I love folding and arranging it all, I have determined on my course. The Farmer's Wife book is in my possession and I am not letting the grass grow under my feet: I have already started on my way, and I will be reporting in with progress very soon.
I seem to have gone on too long, and real life is beckoning - I promise that my very next blog post will be the giveaway, so hope to see you then.