Friday, February 3, 2012

The postman arrived :-)

I love getting the mail when there is a squishy there with my name on it and yesterday there was one and then today there was another . Yesterday these adorable little buttons that I had won  arrived from Incomparable Buttons in South Africa ,thanks so much Tamara , they are just too cute and I will sew one on a crazy patch block later today .
Then when hubby arrived home for lunch he brought in the mail and this sweet little bundle was for me :
I should have taken a picture before I opened it but I was too anxious to see what was inside . I had won this cute little needlecase made by  Val of Val Spiers Sewsand she included this bright sunny yellow organza and some matching ribbon .Thanks so much Val ,I really appreciate it ,just love it!!
 I have no sewing updates today , I have been trying to figure out my applique for the SAHRR , had some leaves cut and realized it wasn't what I wanted so spent most of yesterday afternoon going through my magazines and books trying desperately to find the pattern for the block I used for the center to see how the rest of that quilt was made , did I find it NO! Now I think I must have borrowed that book from the library as I think I have gone through most everything I own and no luck . No problem I still have a plan just was looking for more inspiration and I am about to cut a few more leaves to see if I like these any better .I also have a postcard to make today , should have done it a while ago but kept putting it off so today is the day .
Do you want to see what it looks like out my back door today ? We have had a fair amount of snow the past couple of days so things look amazingly beautiful , love the look of fresh snow  ;-)
 For those of you who are sweltering with the heat , this is for you , I am sure it will cool you off just looking at this ;-)
 Thanks for the visit and be sure to stop by again real soon.
 hugs Sheila


  1. Oh so lucky! I love your buttons and your needlecase. I spent about an hour at Christmastime with my SIL going through all my old magazines looking for a pattern she wanted to make. It was in the last magazine in the box - go figure. Looks like you have lots of snow. We had warm temperatures last night and lots of snow melted, but now it is snowing - blizzarding really - again.

  2. congras Sheila on your lvely wins,i need to make a postcard also,are you in Mrs Martins xmas angel swap too? xx

  3. LOL....looks the same here. What nice little gifts you got in your mail today....isn't it fun

  4. Congratulations on your very sweet wins, Sheila.

    That picture out your back door is heavenly.

    My back door photo would look more like spring :D

  5. Those buttons are awesome! I'll be mailing you another squishie on Monday. I haven't forgotten.

  6. Hi Sheila! I love seeing your little treasures. I'll look forward to seeing where these little birdies will perch! And the needle case is so sweet. I peeked at Val's blog...I love her creations. Your backyard has something in common with mine...the white stuff! Hope you enjoyed your day!

  7. You lucky Gal What cute buttons you won. They will look lovely on your crazy patch quilt.
    Do not forget to check out the eq7 for appliques ideas. Pick a block and print off the elements to the block.
    Cute needle case too, great for on the go projects.
    in stsiches

  8. I am pleased you finally got the needle case. Those little buttons are so cute. I want to buy lots of buttons on my US trip. Your snowy yard looks great from here. I am trying to make some winter clothes and it is so uncomfortable trying them on.

  9. Great gifts Sheila. Love the buttons.

  10. What a wonderful win! Looks soooooooo cold there! brrrr!!

  11. We heard you have had a lot of snow.
    It looks beautiful.
    Gorgeous buttons and lovely gifts.

  12. Wonderful snow! You must just love the mailman-he brings you the nicest things :-)

  13. Beautiful photo of the snow and I won the same buttons! They really are neat! Congrats!