Firstly the very generous and lovely Rachel left me a present when she came over the other day, I was a good girl and managed to save opening it:
How pretty is this?! I'm yet to sew a star myself and I love the colours and how beautifully she quilted it! Now I need to work out the best way/place to display it :)
She also gave me these cute fat quarters, need to get going on those stars!! They're from a local quilt store that I never knew existed, we may just have to have a shopping trip together!
And not only that, she also got a gift for my daughter. An adorable doll's outfit that is now gracing the doll of the moment, Upsy Daisy. It's so sweet and I have to say I think she looks a lot better in this than her usual get up!
Thank you so much Rachel!
Another blogging friend unintentionally sent me a birthday gift too!! I won Heather's gorgeous blocks and they arrived on my birthday, she couldn't have planned it better :) She also sent some lovely scraps (again psychically knowing I needed to make a zip pouch??!). Thank you so much Heather I LOVE them (but you knew I would!!)!
I can't do justice to the blocks so I hope she doesn't mind I've nabbed her picture - I won blocks 1 and 3!
Last but not least, my mum's gift. I'd asked her for a knitted cardigan, thinking it would take forever but she managed it in four days!!! I can't for the life of me get a decent picture (maybe you'll meet me wearing it one day!) but here's it folded up so you can at least see the colour - it's so beautiful, chunky and warm! I well up thinking about how much work she put into it. She hasn't knitted for yonks but I might have started something because she's going to do me a jumper too :)
I have no finishes this week but if you do make sure to link up to TGIFF!
**I just received a card from Dave saying thank you and that he thought the Hacienda quilt was "incredible"! I'm grinning like an idiot!!**