Check out this cute & generous parcel I received from @forkandneedle
Taryn's young daughter Kate made these cute wheatbags for a stall she had. I'd been meaning to make some for a while, but decided to buy these 2. Well done Kate, you've made them beautifully. Taryn was really generous & added in some bits of lovely fabrics from her stash, & some hexies papers. Thank you both so much. What a lovely parcel to receive.🌼🌼👏👏🙂🙂 #instagramfriendsarethebest
A big thank you to @valloves2create
for all the amazing goodies included in her giveaway! I received the package yesterday morning and it was all wrapped up so nice and was full of so many pretty things that I felt like it was my birthday again. Thank you so much, Val! 💗#happymail #instagramfriendsarethebest
Ive just received this book, along with a lovely note on the postcard (which will be going on my bedroom wall) from the beautiful @whatvictoriaread
I am so excited for this I’m going to get stuck in right away! I’ve been given the instruction to pass it on, rather than return it- so if a dark “memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy childhood” sounds up your alley, please let me know and once I’ve finished I will gladly send it on 🤗 (UK only though, sorry!)
Life is tough. I don’t have many friends or much support physically but I’ve made so many wonderful friends through Instagram and I really don’t know what I would do without you guys 💖
#bookstagram #booklove #gift #munchausenbyproxy #yougotthis #whatimreading #grateful #instagramfriendsarethebest
So this lady showed up on my doorstep this morning and asked if I’d give her a ride to Wilmington. Just so happens I was headed the same way so I said sure! Looking forward to taking her #fittoflatterworkshop
tomorrow. It was fun finally getting to meet you in real life @sewtogrow
Look what arrived in the mail yesterday! Thank you so much @elisemakler
for my #openwidepouchswap2 #dawnsfeeddogs
swap package. I did send Elise a DM yesterday to thank her, as only just got around to photographing. I feel so very fortunate to receive such a fabulous swap package which contained lots of goodies as well as the gorgeous main pouch; fabrics, scissors, two quilt patterns, pen, magnetic pin holder (always wanted one!), notelets, two zippered pouch and tape measure. I love everything, thank you so very much Elise. I am happy ♡ #instagramfriendsarethebest
A very unexpected beautiful package arrived in the mail today from the very talented Cari @muddle_and_grace.
She said I'd probably forgotten and I had lol! Cari sent me the most gorgeous hand quilted mini quilt and adorable needle book as #payitforward #gifts
. Last year, Cari sent me a beautiful swap package, so I feel very lucky that I have received more of her beautiful sewing. Cari, thank you so much, I will treasure them. I will of course pay it forward, in return, and will post in the near future. #instagramfriendsarethebest #quiltyfriendsarethebest #payitforwardgifts
A little birdie tells me it’s our dear friends Roxy’s Birthday @roxyy_wft
. Big Birthday shoutout to her . Hip hip hooray happy birthday sweetheart 🎉🎉🎉🎉💗have a wonderful day 😘#instagramfriendsarethebest
So this is the progress made on the dragonfly bear. Had a slight mix up on one of his arms in sewing the fabric the right way (it's sometimes hard to tell on my bleached designs which is which side), and I have no idea what happened to my navy thread while I was eating dinner. Gremlins or cats or both working in cahoots.
He'll be finished sometime tomorrow. Have to finish Monkey Six so he can go to his new home tomorrow afternoon, and I'm spending time in the morning (before it's too hot) prepping more shirts to become monkeys, bears and possibly penguin (whaaatt??). Plus there's mundane life crap like laundry, errands, etc... Anyway, like everything I make, if you've already fallen in love with this bear and want to claim him, send me a DM. Otherwise he'll go in the shop after his formal photo shoot.
Have a good night, and thanks so much for all the encouraging words on my previous post. You all are THE BEST!! #instagramfriendsarethebest #somuchsupport #mytriberocks #rightbackatya #workinprogress #tat2dquilter #recycledtshirt #repurposedtshirt #handdyed #beardoll #handmadedoll #upcycled
Over the weekend I received this package from Wales, England! I was initially puzzled given the fact I hadn't ordered anything from overseas recently. 🤔 To my complete surprise it was this beautiful mini made by my sweet IG friend Marie @livelaughlovequilt
! 🤗 It was a thank you gift for a simple Starbucks card that I sent her recently. She used it to take her lovely granddaughter on a "breakfast date"! (See Marie's cute April 13th post). They both had such a fun time together that they wanted to thank me with this Happy Mail! 💌 What really warmed my heart was that her beautiful granddaughter wanted to make me a thank you card! (Slide to see). I can't thank you and your granddaughter enough for your kind and thoughtful gesture, Marie! 🤗 I absolutely love the beautiful Liberty and the sweet rose illustration in the center!!! I keep wanting to look at it because it is so beautiful! Thank you sweet friend for making my day!!! 😚💕💕💕 .
#instagramfriendsarethebest #instagramfriends #happymail
Hubby has been helping me put up my latest mini quilts in my cabin this morning and I've also been trying to tidy up in there. When we'd finished hanging them, I said to hubby "this is all thanks to Instagram and the fantastic crafting sewing community". None of these have been made by me, they have all been very kindly gifted to me in swaps. I hope I have been able to tag everyone concerned. Thank you for such loveliness and inspiration xx #swaps #instagramfriendsarethebest #craftyfriendsarethebest #inspiration #sewinghq #honestcraftroom
Another great day of beach fun with these two gorgeous boys today @archieanddexter
We’ve had a wonderful day (& Brie is smitten with Dexter)! 🙈😍♥️
So lovely to meet up with our great IG friends 💛
Hope everyone else is having a fun weekend too xx
It’s Monday! And I’m off to a frantic and slow start after a night of not so great sleep due to a toddler having bad dreams 👎🏻 but I am so happy we have ☀️ today!!!! Last week was dark and grey with rain so I am so happy to see the sun out and shining and get some pictures of this very thoughtful and beautifully made pillow I received from Lindsay @linzentart
(sorry I am so over due in posting this Lindsay!!!!) I love so much about this pillow.... from the bunny in the middle to the posey, bell and boo and Tasha Noel fabrics that were used, the bunny in the tulips is one of my favorite prints ever that I never got my hands on! The lettuce and carrot prints and the flowers and the hand quilting around the outside of the Dresden! 😍seriously she nailed this!!!! And the cover fits my pillow perfectly!!!! Lindsay also sent the most adorable potholder (that I cannot bring myself to use! 😬) a sweet charm pack of fabric and an Easter themed note pad (perfect for the never ending lists I make!) thank you so very much Lindsay I love it all so very much and I’m happy I was able to get a picture while my kids weren’t busy loving on it as well.
How is your Monday going? Do you look forwards to the routine they bring or do you dislike them for the fact the weekend is over? Regardless of where you stand on the thought of Monday’s.... I hope you all have a good day!
#happymail #instagramfriendsarethebest #quiltyfriendsarethebest #latergram #happyeaster #iloveitall #handmadeisthebest
BUT! This can be abused. There are times when we need to take off our statistical beer goggles because this shit is delicate and humans are like an ignorant bull in the data china shop. If the underlying assumptions of the theorem are left unchecked it can lead to an oopsy like the 2008 financial crisis in America. That’s not a joke. In reference to this oversight, Sam Pullen, a technical consultant in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at Stanford University, said, “Unfortunately, as the mathematics of finance reaches higher levels, so the level of common sense seems to drop.” Buuuuuurn.
I’m such a very lucky lady to have the best Instagram friends . Today I received this magnificent painting all the way from Chile from my dearest friends Carlos , David and Rex @trendistagate
. I can’t Thankyou enough . I love it and look how well it hangs in my hallway . It’s a beautiful scene painted by a Chilean artist . I’m so touched by their kindness . I really have met and befriended such wonderful people all over the world via Instagram . We all share a common bond . Our love for our pets . I’m so very grateful and happy this Good Easter Friday . Wishing you all a wonderful Easter weekend dear friends . 😘♥️#instagram #instagramfriends #instagramfriendsarethebest #instagramfriendsarefamilytoo #feelingblessedandgrateful #chileanartist #chile
Yesterday I received a surprise package in the mail from the lovely @samanthamackie31.
She made me a gorgeous #quiltednotionspouch
which included a little tribute piece of fabric in memory of my beloved Charlie. She also included some gorgeous #liberty
which I've heard a lot about but not yet tried, zips, needles and some chocs for me and the kids. Sam, thank you so much for your kindness and generosity, especially the dog on the pouch. We are still sad about loosing Charlie but know he is in the best place and not suffering now. Thank you again lovely lady ♡ #instagramfriendsarethebest #quiltyfriendsarethebest