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.