I received a package this week from Nan at Pots and Pins. Nan and I have mutual friends and and tons of things in common. Nan is a fabulous cook and quilter. She warned me the package was coming and I was excited all week about it. When it came I carefully took pictures of the wonderfully wrapped prizes before ripping into them. Have you ever had pictures vanish from your camera? Well sadly my pre-opening package pictures disappeared. I wish you could have seen how cute everything looked when I opened the box.
Well anyway, I want to show you what was inside the package. This vintage fabric above has the texture of feed sack but it has a selvage. It is in mint condition and the colors are vibrant. It is lovely. Thank you Nan and friends for thinking of me and giving this lovely fabric a good home! I'm always proud to take in forgotten fabric and give it some new life ;-).
Not only does Nan know I love vintage fabric but she is a fellow peep lover and she sent me this fun book about the delicious marshmallowy concoction called Peeps! The book is full of new and imaginative ways to consume peeps.
So I sat down to read the book this morning with peep hot chocolate. And it was good.
I got the idea from the book. Though I have to tell you I've thought about putting a peep in my hot chocolate before but thought that would be too indulgent. Reading this book made me decide it is okay to indulge in the peep/hot chocolate thing. Who would have thought that peeps could be a decoration? Well you have to admit they are beautiful!
This is one of my favorite photographs in the book. Bride and and groom peeps on a cake. Hmm I wonder if Natalie and Justin could be talked into this for their wedding? Nan also sent me some other vintage thrifted fabric. Cute isn't it. I'm going to cut the green fabric with the little red roses into a teapot to applique this afternoon.
And last but not least she included vintage mini Christmas prints. These remind me so much of the Japanese Mini Miu prints Superbuzzy had last Christmas. I'm sure I'll use them when I start making Christmas gifts this fall. Thanks again Nan. You're such a supportive friend.
Tuesday at at quilt night Janene brought me a little fabric love. Teapots! I did have this fabric before but I used it when I was making Christmas gifts. This is such a classic "Nanette" fabric. I really need it in all color ways don't you think? Thanks Janene.
One day this week I came home from work and there was a manila envelope with my name on it in the mailbox. Inside was this wonderful black and white retro 50's print. There was a mix up at my house with the wrapping and the envelope and I don't know who was the kind friend that put this in my mailbox. It is kind of a funny mystery. But I hope to solve it.
Dear Mystery fabric friend: please let me know who you are so I can properly thank you and enjoy thinking of you when I use this fabric. Don't you think this would look great in a bag? Look at the waists on those women! I don't think my waist was that small even when I was a newborn.