Thursday, September 5, 2013

I'm one very lucky sister!

 My It's A Sister Thing Secret Pal Swap package arrived Monday afternoon and boy was I happily surprised by what was inside. Megan who blogs over at Annie Oak Designs went over the top and I love her for it. She made this recently frazzled gal very happy indeed.
Look at all the goodies that I received!
She sent me a whole dessert roll of Kate Spain's Honey Honey. I know that I've mentioned before that I love Kate Spain's lines (and why I'll be hosting a Kate Spain charm swap soon) but I never expected this much generosity. She also sent me a package of Handy Nets for Penelope, the adorable pack of rainbow crayon buttons and a FQ that reminded her of Sunshine when she saw it. I'll certainly have to do something with it for my animal loving little girl.
My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw this fantastic color wheel wall hanging. It is fantastic! It is wonderful! It is so ME! 
Can you tell that I love it, I love it, I absolutely love it?
Making one of these for myself has been on my to do list for a while and now I'm doing the Snoopy dance that I get to gaze at this perfect one every day instead of any meager version I would have come up with. Just look at this phenomenal echo quilting she did around the blades. So, so cool!
Megan also made for me this just awesome Camp Stitchalot Bag from a pattern designed by Sara of Sew Sweentess. She has me pegged for my likes perfectly. It is huge...14" x 20" and will be great to take projects to a class or a retreat. I love the rainbow-ness of the front fabric.
This side has not one, not two but three outside pockets.
The inside is lined with this so cool rainbow butterflies on black fabric and yes there is another pocket on the left side and the right side.
It also has count them...4 inside clear zipper pockets to keep each of my projects or parts of projects separated. Nice!
And on the other side is yet another pocket, this one with a magnet snap flap closure. So you see the fabric she used? It is Crayons people! And it is rainbow colors. How could I not just be head over heals in love with that?
I love that fabric SO much that I want some a lot of it. Hey Megan...I need to know what that is and where you got it so that I can buy a few yards a whole bolt of it.

Thank You isn't in any nearly adequate enough appreciation to you for all of this wonderfulness. When I came up with the idea for this swap I never dreamed in a million years that my Secret Pal would make me and give me such a beyond wonderful stack of lovelies.
Megan can be my not-so-Secret pal anytime.

13 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. WOW! That is amazing!
    Thank you Sister Dear for hosting such a fun swap. I can't wait for the next one!

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  2. I tested one of those bags, it is huge! I love holding my projects in it! And the dresdens are lovely!

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  3. Wow!! That is an awesome package. LOVE the quilt and the bag is so perfect.

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  4. Yay! Happy dance indeed :o) I got the crayons over at Joann's. If you can't find it out there, let me know and I'll see what I can snag at mine (I have 4 within 45 minutes of me so I have options!). I'll check at home and see if I have any of the selvage left too, might help in the search! I had fun fun fun - and I'll be your partner anytime!

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  5. Wow! You sure got some lovies there! That color wheel is just gorgeous! She pegged you good with all the "crayon" goodies!

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  6. p,s, I want in on the Kate Spain swap, I LOVE all her fabrics too!!

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  7. you certainly ARE a lucky sister xx

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  8. The color wheel quilt is fantastic indeed; I love the ziggy center- such a great idea!

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  9. Truly, she did 'nail' it!!! The color wheel is awesome and that bag.....beyond awesome!!! Isn't it amazing how such happens??? I've been admiring the crayon fabric for a long time now!! Congrats!! Hugs......

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  10. awesome package, that bag looks SEW cool, I need to know the pattern and HOW she did the plastic inside, I NEED a new sewing pouch/bag:)

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  11. Lovely goodies. Love the color wheel Dresden and awesome bag. What a sweetie your swap partner was to share so much love

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  12. Sweet! She put in a lot of thought and effort! I'm so glad you set this all up for all of us.

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  13. Awesome surprise!! I got to see all the goodies before Megan sent them off to you as we are in the same guild!!! She is amazing :^)

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