Monday, October 1, 2012

Working Hard....Hardly Sewing......

I like a simple life...not too busy....orderly....
and it seems the last few months my life has been anything but....
I have so many irons in the fire...I can barely figure out what to tackle next.
But as time ticks on....each year a certain day creeps up on me and smacks me head is that reminder that another year has been layered on these old bones...
As an early celebration, my dear bloggy friend, Susan...sent a very nice - very heavy package my way.  
Suz knows me well. Isn't it funny how a friend you have never met in person can know you so well - just through emails....
The book, The French Dog by Rachael McKenna,  is gorgeous...beautiful pictures of France and the sweetest pictures of hugable, adorable pups!
so cute!
And then she threw in a couple of precious extras...a sewing sisters notepad and a teeny koala button!
So sweet...
I was also the recipient of a very nice collection of solid cottons...from Oakshott...
I will just give you a sneak peek here and talk to you more about that later...I want to dedicate a post to this magnificent is fabulous!!!
and, while I haven't had much time for machine piecing, I have had a few minutes every now and then to work with some luscious Liberty!
  hope to see you again tomorrow!


  1. hehe I havent forgotten xx
    ps. still not been to libertys, theres always Christmas!

  2. What a lovely gift from a thoughtful friend! Oh, those liberty prints, adorable! Ada :)

  3. Susan is indeed wonderful! Lovely gifts and the liberty is divine! XX

  4. What a fabulous book! (Archie's miffed because he'd have gone to France if they'd asked him to model...) Your Liberty and Oakshott projects look gorgeous! Take care xx

  5. Both the Liberty EPP project and the Oakshotts look intriguing! We wait with bated breath for more photos- tease!

  6. Happy Birthday! You are a very blessed to have Suz as your special friend! Your projects look awesome, as always, Mary.

  7. A truly lovely gift, and those model dogs are just too precious!

  8. What a thoughtful gift, the pictures look entrancing. Happy Birthday to you Mary.

    The shots of the Liberty prints have made me yearn for a trip to ooh and aah over them in the store.


  9. Gorgeous hexies! Happy stitching : )

  10. Happy Birthday! I have some of those oakshotts, I am looking forward to seeing what you make with them. And such a lovely present Susan sent you.

  11. Many happies! Love you quilting, always love Liberties! Great present.
    Hugs - Lurline .

  12. Love that book and those hexagons are beautiful! Hope you and a great birthday! A fellow Libra here!