Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I hope those of you that celebrate Christmas had a lovely one! My weekend was hectic, but very enjoyable. After traveling most of the weekend, I was happy to pull up to my house Sunday night. I had a few packages waiting for me when I arrived, so it was like Christmas all over again!

A special gift

I received this special package from my good friend Rachel. She shared some homemade huckleberry jam, one of her signature calendars, and two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft! Wow. Rachel is such an amazing person. I so admire that she loves her work, and I always enjoy seeing what crafty things she's doing. Thanks again, Rachel! I'm touched.

You may remember the Echino stag and Melody Miller tea cup pouches I made a few weeks ago? Those were for Rachel, along with one of my coffee (or tea) cozies)!

My other package was a large box of fabric from Pink Castle Fabrics.

Half Moon Modern Scissors

Half Moon Modern scissors and the green chevron print. These prints are so bright!

More Malka!

I also scored a layer cake of the amazing " A Stitch in Color", Malka's new Moda line. I have a small piece of her hand printed fabric, so I was anxious to see the Moda-printed line in person! It's vibrant, and I'm already dreaming up ways to use the prints.

AMH Flannel

I also got a couple of yards of Anna Maria Horner's beautiful new flannel, which I plan to quickly transform into new pillowcases. The thought of a flannel pillowcase seems cozy.

In other swap and gift news, I received my #ssswap last week. My secret santa was Megan!

My #ssswap from Megan!

She made me an adorable zipper pouch, and sent along some stitch markers and some homemade caramels (which have already been devoured!). Fun! Thanks, Megan. I love it all!

Last, but certainly not least, my pal Amy, made lots of these adorable pouches in different fabric combinations. She gave one to each attendee of the HMQG holiday. These are so cute, and I love the kitty print!

Well, that's all for today.
I managed to finish the big secret project, which was a quilt for my sister. She loves it, however, the weather was so dreary all weekend that no pictures exist yet!

She has promised to take some photos soon so that I can share the FO with you!

I've been thinking about my 2012 crafting goals, and I'll be sharing them with you soon.
Oh, and I have a small birthday this week, too. ;)

Talk soon!


  1. Great fabrics and swaps!! What an amazing 2011!!

  2. Those are the best kinds of packages waiting at the door...

  3. Great packages! I'm going to have to make some flannel pillowcases now. We already have a flannel sheet set, but it's just plain brown. Pillow cases would be much prettier in some AMH. So which day is your bday again? Mine's tomorrow!

  4. Sounds like you had a great Christmas! Can't wait to see what you make with your new fabric.

    And a great big Happy Birthday to you!!!

  5. oohh great haul! I got some of that half moon modern too. I was surprised at how big those chevrons (and the dots) are!

  6. Lots of fun mail. Glad you had happy holidays Jacey and happy early birthday to you!

  7. i need some flannel for pillowcases. i am a bit addicted to pillowcases at the moment. i want them in every color and in flannel and voile. mmmmmm! i can't wait to see what else you get from pink castle! love those scissors and the chevron is awesome!

  8. Glad you enjoyed your package! I know I enjoyed mine...evidence of that will be forthcoming!

    Christmas seems to be about hectic but happy doesn't it? I was home 5 full days and it felt like 2 with all the social engagements planned (having a new baby that everyone wants to meet will do that to a family!).

  9. What great packages! I hope you get some quiet time to enjoy them. Sounds like you had a great end of 2011!

    (and you've definitely got me thinking of how I can make time for more swaps this year.)


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