Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Hashtag Happy Mail

     Today is a typical November Day in my part of the world, which is to say it's grey, a bit cold and raining.  I'm not complaining, November so far has brought us typical October weather, clear sunny skies.  I think we are all feeling a bit spoiled and guilty.  Yes Global Warming is real.
I was very happy on this typical November day to go into the kitchen this morning and see a package waiting for me on the counter.  I guess it arrived yesterday but wasn't found until this morning when Dwight got the morning paper off the porch.



     This lovely package came from my friend Helen, who blogs at Midget Gem Quilts.  Helen and I met during the 2015 New Bloggers Blog Hop.  We were both participants in Stash Bee last year.   I crashed her hive and made her a block and she returned the favour.  Here's her beautiful block.



     It's the Circle of Squares block or Circle of Friends.  Speaking of Circle of Friends, it was the pursuit of the directions for making this block that started my friendship with Kate of Smiles From Kate.

        Helen also included this pretty card and this lovely coaster made of Liberty of London fabrics (don't I feel special).



     While we are on the subject of friends and happy mail. I've been meaning to share this photo of a wonderful little basket I received a while ago from my friend Sandra of Musings of a Menopausal Melon.



   It's so beautiful and it sits beside my sewing machine collecting all that stuff you need nearby and don't want to misplace.

     In a couple of hours I'll be walking in to work and taking some happy thoughts of my blogging friendships and happy mail with me.   For now I'm linking up with Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.

12 comments:

  1. Your circle of squares is very pretty! I saw it and thought it'd make an interesting clock.

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  2. Love your pretty squares ♥

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  3. What a lovely package to find and how awesome to make connections and friends through swaps, bees, and blog hops! I wouldn't have understood it without experiencing it all myself. :)

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  4. It never ceases to amaze me what wonderful friendships are made through blogging! A lovely friendship block and very cute wee basket too.

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  5. Happy mail is the best :) Helen's block is very pretty and I love all the bright colors in the coaster. I have a very similar little fabric basket setting by my long arm ;) Isn't she the best.

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  6. This is a heartwarming post. So many friends and treasures. Yay!

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  7. What happy mail! Beautiful block and presents.

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  8. Friends sure do make life happy - and quilty friends are the best! Such sweet gifts. Well deserved!

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  9. Glad it arrived safely with yiu and glad for my quilty circle of friends . It's lovely we've made friends through sewing and blogging , and I look forward to seeing your finished quilt . Fantastic basket too , I love how Sandra has finished it off

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  10. Quilty friends are the best. The Circle of Friends quilt block is neat. I have wanted to make that quilt for a while now. Enjoy the friends and the goodies.
    Preeti.

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  11. That's some great happy mail. That blue print on the basket from Sandra is awesome.

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  12. Grin! I count Helen (and you of course, my province-sharing sister) among my very closest friends in QBL. I love the coaster Helen made you and her block rocks. That is a great block and one I'd like to make.

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