December 29, 2011

This and That

Is it me, or has this year passed by at the speed of light?  Although I've never had a panic attic, I thought I might be having my first one a few weeks ago when I heard Christmas music on the radio.  I've been absent here for a little while, but I hope you're all enjoying the holiday season. 

A few weeks ago, I received a sweet little package from Stephanie (Loft Creations).  She made a key leash for me, and an adorable pincushion with kitty fabric.  And polka dots!  She sent me a package of polka dot charm squares from her stash a while back, and now I'm compelled to buy every polka dot fabric on the planet.  Thanks so much, Stephanie, for the pincushion and  key leash, and for sharing the number for the polka dot intervention hotline.  Not that I intend to use it. 


If you'd like to make your own key leash, Stephanie has a great tutorial for it here.  If you're not familiar with Stephanie's work, she's a very talented pattern designer, so stop by and check out all her beautiful designs.  You can find them online in her Etsy store or at Connecting Threads

And then another package came in the mail from Mary at Quilt Hollow.

 
She made a tiny little quilt using Blessings fabric left over from the "Blessings from the Hollow" quilt she made for my book, Scrap-Basket Sensations.  Blessings from the Hollow lives with Mary now, and every time we chat, I whine about not having it because it was one of my favorite quilts.  She knows I'm just teasing.  Mostly.  :-)   I love the fabric collection, and I recently ordered a fat quarter bundle while I could still find it.  Thank you so much, Mary!  It's such a special gift.  It lives in my office at work now where I can enjoy it all day long. 

I shared pictures earlier of a few batik Courthouse Steps blocks I was working on for the Northwest Florida Paralegal Association's charity auction.  I forgot to share pictures of the finished quilt.  Here is is with its new owner.


She seemed very excited to win the quilt, and I'm very happy the quilt went to a good home. :-) 

Happy New Year to everyone!

Kim

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

The polka dot intervention hot line is always open to you. Happiest New Year and I'm looking forward to your creative goodness.

Nicole said...

Courthouse Steps is lovely! And what a lucky lady to have won it! Happy New Year to you too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet, sweet gifts from Stephanie and Mary! And that is one beautiful courthouse steps quilt Kim! Happy New Year!

a good yarn said...

Happy New Year Kim! The batik quilt is stunning - what a great prize. Quilty friends are amazing - always sending/giving the most wondreful gifts/treats. ann :-)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oooh the courthouse steps is beautiful! Love your little gifts~ Stephanie and Mary are both so sweet. Happy New Year!

A Quilter Awakens said...

I love the vintage kitty, so adorable. Now I simply must find a lovely black picture frame; Blessings looks fabulous in that frame. What a wonderful gift. Happy New Year-Karmen

Deanna said...

And a happy new year to you, too. Best wishes and blessings (and lots of quilting).

Serena said...

Happy New Year Kim!!

~Laurie~ said...

Happy New Year dear Kim :)

Lynn said...

Happy New Year! Courthouse Steps is beautiful.

Roos said...

Happy New Year ;o)

suemac said...

Happy New Year. Your courtyard steps quilt is gorgeous. Of course she was thrilled to win it.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- there's a polka dot intervention line??? I'm guessing there are a lot of bloggers that keep them busy LOL. Looks like you got some great goodies there!

Michele said...

What fun treats :-) Happy New Year!!

Nicky said...

Cute little kitty!

Sherri said...

What wonderful gifts! How large is the framed piece...looks like a great idea for gifts for me to give next year!

Cheryl said...

Great gifties for you!! Love, love that Courthouse Step quilt.

Mama Pea said...

Great quilt and what a nice gift! Happy New Year!