One of the things I have learned on my journey through blogging is that bloggers love to give gifts, either through generous giveaways, swaps or because they like to surprise us with things they know we'll love. I have been the recipient of some wonderful gifts. A few days ago I won a pattern giveaway from Brenda at Little Acorns. Brenda is a fabulous designer of the most amazing patterns and fabrics. I am currently working on a Christmas applique quilt with her "Celebration" fabric, imagine my delight when I found out I had won SIX of her patterns!
I signed up for an apron swap last month through Sue at Country Pleasures. I was delighted to be matched up with Judy from Daily Yarns 'N More. This week I recieved this wonderful apron, which fits me perfectly! I love the fabric she chose.
Judy also included this pretty fabric mix of flannels and cottons as well as some pretty soap. Judy recently moved to Gentle Hearth Farm and I have so enjoyed all the beautiful pictures she has been sharing of her new life on the farm. Judy is a quilter, knitter and a weaver and when she's busy creating, beautiful things come from her hands.
One of the first ladies I met when I started blogging is sweet Beverly from My Sew Sweet Studio. Beverly sent me these darling crochet pieces and some pretty linens just because she knew how much I would like them. They fit perfectly in my "Pretty Room" where I enjoy them everyday. Beverly is an expert (yes, Beverly, EXPERT) seamstress, pattern author and makes the most amazing children's clothes and bags.
A visit to all of these ladies blogs would brighten anyone's day, grab some coffee and head over! Today it's dark and snowy here in southwest Michigan. I good day for sewing I'd say!