Saturday, January 31, 2009

Why I Love My Mailman

I walk to the mailbox and find, buried beneath the snow all around, a happy package just for me.

This arrived yesterday from Sara, my January Swap Till You Drop. This was Sara's first time participating in a quilt swap although you would never know it. The theme was Sing it, Read it or Watch it, and Sara made me a quilt based on To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. She did a beautiful job on this and I love that she included quotes from the book.
Sara also sent a fantastic pile of treats for me including some really fun polka dot fabric. Thank you so much Sara! I really love it! :)

And, here's the final reveal on the Patsy Cline "Crazy" inspired mini I made for Sara. Some vintage lace, repro fabric, a little coffee dying courtesy of Starbuck's, pearl buttons and a vintage gold concho for a very 1950's country western, lipstick and high heels kind of quilt. Just for fun, I made Sara this scrappy little LOVE heart to make her mailbox happy too.

I hope your having a day filled with the things that make you happy too! :)


Bek said...

Both really lovely little quilts. To kill a mocking bird is a favourite of mine.

Sara said...

So glad you like the package, Jill! It was a lot of fun to put together.
I love, love, love my mini! Thanks so much!

Sara said...

Oh, forgot to ask / say. Your photo of the piece you made is so much clearer than mine - do you mind if I use yours to post about it on my blog? It's there now but I can certainly take it off. I just want everyone to see the great work you did!