Well, today started off nicely - I got back from yoga to find a parcel waiting for me outside - and it was this lovely bunch of treasures from Janey in New York - some Alexander Henry FQs (how did she know?) and a pom-pom maker (heart shaped) and a quilt magazine - plus, of course, the best of all, my Spring Four Seasons Quilt Swap quilt - a sweet wallhanging which says "watch my garden grow" on it - I have even found space to hang it, which is always a challenge in my house.
You can see why I love these Alexander Henry FQs - aren't they great? I am hoping to find a bag which they will do for as I'd really like to use them for something I myself will use.
And that wasn't all - I also got a package from Deb with three blocks for the birthday block swap in it, and an environmentally friendly dishcloth - I love these blocks, especially the star, which is really super. And, believe it or not - a 1960s postcard, which is from a swap in January - I know Carol posted these a long time ago - I assumed they were completely lost, but apparently, they were just walking here from Australia...
I also picked up some inexpensive acrylic paints in Tchibo today - I am always pinching the kids' paints when I need some, so decided it would make sense to have my own. And I finished off the birthday block, which I think is kind of fun - it's not my usual style, being a bit folksy and imprecise, but I think it works - I hope she likes it!