Saturday, September 6, 2014

It's A Sister Thing Swap Linky Party

It's now time for the It's A Sister Thing Swap Linky Party where you can see all the great goodies that were sent and received by all the secret sisters.
But 1st I get to show you what came in the overly stuffed box from my not-so-secret sister (someone had to get me, right?)  The luck person that got to stalk me was the same Katie of Karma Willow Designs that I was a secret sister to. No I really didn't plan it that way originally but as I emailed out all the matches I realized that just the two of us were left so that is how it was to be. It was really fun making things for her knowing that she had no idea we were stalking each other.

 Inside the weighty package we 1st found envelopes for both Jammer and Sunshine. It was super sweet of her to send something for each of my kidlets and they were beyond thrilled.
Next I discovered this adorable little Crayola box.  Love it! It so cute, about the size of a sandwich box.
What might you ask was in that adorable little box? overload of goodies.
Katie sent me these yummy chocolates. I had never tried them before but let me tell you....they are divine.
The pink and blue fabric pieces were actually in the kidlets' envelopes and the scissors and crayon lip balm were in my box.
Also inside was a roll of cute Washi tape, a spool of embroidery thread, a strip of Kate Spain fabric and the bird magnet which is now a great little addition to my studio.
Even more goodies were received...the whole yard of Lavender Asian fabric and the large Symphony bar, but the piece of blue floral fabric was not in the box at all. In actuality it was wrapping for....
...this draw dropping gorgeous quilt. I still cannot believe that she made me a quilt.  It isn't what I would call a small item but I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the string blocks and of course anything rainbow themed is so me plus the quilting is really awesome.
I hadn't realized until in an email Katie mentioned that I should look for some bubble words stitched into it. It didn't take long to find them.
Do you see it? Very, very cool and Yes Jammer was thrilled to see his nickname in stitches.
She included Sunshine too. Can you see it?
And the word Love was the 3rd bit of lettering incorporated into the quilting. This was a fabulous idea and one I'm definitely going to use myself in the future.  Katie backed the quilt with a Kate Spain fabric. I know how hard that must have been to use it for me and I'm extremely touched.
I've already told Katie that she is a crazy lady for doing way too much for me but I am also thrilled beyond words and very grateful.  She exceeded any expectation I might have had about what she was going to send to me.
The kidlets have already tried to claim this quilt but this one is mine, mine, all mine. Though I might let them snuggle with me under it.
Thank you isn't enough to Katie for your generosity and I will truly treasure all of my goodies. You rock!

And now it is time to see what else the "sisters" sent to each other. 
Each It's A Sister Thing Swap participant can link up any post about what they made and sent and what they received.
Have fun checking out all the posts and sharing of "sisterly" love.

BTW...I have no clue why the linky titles won't show. I've tried to fix it twice with no success. Oh well, it's the pictures that grab your attention anyway.

8 of you added your own colorful comments:

beaquilter said...

wow! what a super generous gift box!

Needled Mom said...

What an incredible sister swap you received!! LOVE that quilt as well as all of the goodies she included.

Thanks so much for being our Momma Sister.

Kathy said...

wow...I know that quilt would be amazing to cuddle with the kiddos but it would be outstanding on your sewing room wall. Katie sure rocks!

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

WOW! That quilt is amazing. I love that she put your kids' screen names on them. She really raised the bar for the rest of us :)

Heidi said...

I love that Katie went above and beyond for you Michele, you are so gracious and you really deserve it! What a glorious and sentimental gift for you!

Katie said...

I am so happy that everyone loved the goodies -- I am making a throw pillow for my guild swap using the string blocks as well and they are already fighting over who's going to be taking that one home and it's not even quilted yet.

Ivory Spring said...

WOW - your cup overfloweth! I have to say I am a wee bit envious. That quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for picking your favorite on my tag line image. And --- I hadn't realized our kids are about the same age. I hope Jammer is still loving school!

Marlene said...

WOW your quilt is gorgeous-fantastic job by Katie. I love the crayon box that Katie included the goodies in.
Thank you for hosting this swap.