Monday, January 30, 2017

Mail Call Monday - Recipient Alert

Welcome to another edition of Mail Call Monday!!  This week is all about packages that I mailed off to two special recipients.  Pin cushion packages, to be exact.  FUN!!

HERE is the pin cushion FRONT...



... That corresponds to this pin cushion BACK that you might have seen while scrolling through THIS POST on my blog:



This one was made for my friend Belinda, who requested to trade a hand woven kitchen towel for one of my pin cushions.  Can you BELIEVE it?!?!  Surely, I am the one who made out on this trade.

This shot shows a close-up of the quilting...



... And this one shows the pin cushion in a different light:



The colors look a bit faded in the photo above.  :o((

Belinda is a friend from Maine who I have "known" for 8 years, but never met in person.  She is one of my Ravelry friends.  We met in one of the forums over a comment with a "magic link."  She had no idea what that meant and I was the person who explained it to her. We've been writing back and forth ever since!!  (Love ya, B!!)

The second pin cushion BACK looks like THIS:



You didn't see this one because it was a SURPRISE that I alluded to in THIS POST and since it has arrived, I can now show you the FRONT, too:



Here it is again from another angle:



This pin cushion was made for a Surprise Giveaway that I had here on the blog.  You can read more about that in THIS POST.  The post that spurred the drawing was my post about planning for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

The winner of the drawing was Kathy, from Kathy's Quilting Blog, who posted the winning comment.  (Thank you, Mr. Random Number Generator!!)  I was thrilled when I found out that she was the lucky winner!

Why, Joyful???

Well, the reason is simple.  She has been instrumental in easing my learning curve with my Loricles Circle Lord Template Boards.  She explained the value of the boards and encouraged me to give it a try.  When I tried it out and didn't have a clue how to line up for a second pass, Kathy answered all of my questions and even sent pictures to help me figure out the "roll factor" on my longarm quilting machine.  Without her, I would probably STILL be waiting to give my template boards a test run!!

Until next time...
Show some quilty appreciation!!!


4 comments:

  1. Cute pincushion. Congrats to Kathy! ;^)

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  2. wow such lovely pin cushions,congrats to Kathy,well done.

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  3. Wow.... a handwoven kitchen towel? You did make out on that one. (where is that picture???)
    The pincushions look great.
    I had to look up the Loricles Circle Lord Template things because I had no clue. Now I know what they are!

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  4. Very fun and pretty pincushions!

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