I received a very nice surprise last week from Julie in Tallahassee. Julie was the winner of The Wilder Family Cookbook giveaway. She made me a "mug rug" for the new coffee mug she sent me! Look at all of the detail in the spool of thread. It is a beautifully quilted "Spoolie Bird" of Julie's own design. I have it right by my computer where I enjoy my first cup of coffee every morning. It is so cute that I don't want to put my new mug on it in fear of a little spillage.
Julie and her sister Edie made this adorable needle case. I never had a needle case! This is going to be a permanent fixture in my quilting basket that I will take everywhere with me.
I virtually 'met' Julie and Edie on the Internet when they both signed up for my Party in the Garden BOM. A few notes, emails, comments on the blog, and a quilting friendship developed through the words that were written in the notes that were exchanged. Thank you both so much for the gifts. I really appreciate them.
I'm off to the shop this morning for the March Madness Shop Hop. Click here for details. While you are there, check out the free pattern the shop is offering for the Quilt Shop Carousel. Go to all of the shops listed, register with each shop on the Internet, and collect all free twelve patterns. Let the HOPPING begin!