A while back, Melissa, over at My Own Place, asked if a few of us in Nanette’s original Cottage Block Exchange would like to exchange one more block with her. I jumped right in and said Yes! The blocks were so much fun and I was more than willing to make another! Yesterday, Mel’s package arrived. I have to tell you how utterly blown away I was by the package and contents! Thank you Mel, you are terrific! Here is what she sent:
This is what first came out of the envelope. The little bird is adorable and will be the first ornament on my “studio tree” in the Squash House! Terri sent me an angel a while back, which will go on top of the tree.Inside the package was the cottage block and some Dove chocolates and Werther’s candy! Every quilter loves chocolate and Mr. Squash?....well he’s a big fan of Werther’s! Check out the cottage block – perfectly made and so adorable! I love how Mel did the roof and chimney!
Next is a really neat door hanger with my first initial on it and a stitched note which she says to “hang it somewhere where you will be reminded to take time out of each day for yourself”. I certainly will live by that and it will hang on the door to my studio!
But wait….there’s more! She included 8 charm squares and her own pattern to make a holiday table topper! I told Mel those are just the fabrics I would buy for myself and I was beginning to sense some “Quilter’s ESP”!!
And finally, out of the package came a Sanitary Bag – huh?
But there was something inside – this fabulous, funky fat quarter! Oh, what a hoot! I’ll have to come up with something really cute for this – I’m thinking maybe a little pillow with black lace trim!
Mel said she wouldn’t mind me blogging her gifts long as somewhere I say “Mel thinks I’m inspiring, a fun blogger and is grateful to have met me this year through our blogs!” Well, Mel, I say “back at you” – it goes both ways! Thanks again for such a fantastic exchange!