You've heard the old adage, as good as it is to get away, it's nice to get home again, haven't you? That's exactly where I am! Todd and I had a lovely ten days away, visiting with family and taking our MSC funding class (which was incredibly informative and helpful). But it was ever-so-lovely to arrive home late yesterday afternoon. Especially when the cheery daisy faces greeted me every which way I turned!
Aren't they sweet? Since yesterday was a holiday, we couldn't pick up our mail until today. And when we did? BINGO! I hit the jackpot! First was a prize I'd won through StitchMAP . . .
Lots of stuff, huh?
She'd put together a crazy quilt kit for me -- with four pre-stitched blocks and *tons* of lovely embellishments! Isn't that awesome?!?!?!?!?
Next came a package all the way from Australia!!! Yay!!
I'd entered the Red Brolly Girl's Own Stitching Club Competition way earlier in the month. Guess what I won . . .
A present! Wrapped in red and white polka dots!
The perfect book for me! It's a beautiful book, too -- full of beautiful stitch illustrations!
And next (I know, right?!) was this fun package from Stacey, at Stacey's Place.
Yes! A copy of 100 Blocks! I was so excited! Stacey's block was on page 35 . . . the Bedtime Story block. It was so cute and resonated with me, since I've got some grands who adore being read to!
Stacey also included these two mini charm packs . . .
That was so nice! Especially since I just finished whipping together my apple core piece!
I can't decide if I want to place with mini hexies or tumblers, next!
I worked on a couple of other things during our trip -- especially during our 13 hours of driving! I finished up some flowers for a corsage . . .
Worked on my sunburst block (which I decided to EPP) . . .
And (drumroll, please) finished quilting . . .
Wait for it . . .
The Wedding Quilt!!! Big YAY!!! I have the fabric ready to make binding. I'm down to the home stretch!
So it *is* good to get away--especially when I have the time to finish as much as I did . . . but coming home is a happy, too!