The Reindeer Have Landed!!

I am so happy to be a part of a super fun “Shoebox Christmas Gift Exchange”. Each year, a group of happy, funny, quilty friends swap names and pack boxes for another member of the group. The whole year feels like Christmas because we each buy things to fill our friend’s box all year long.

This year my box came from my quilting Sister Deanna @ Wedding Dress Blue in Utah. I know I should have waited until Christmas to open my box, but I couldn’t wait!

Just look at my amazing gifts!! I am so excited and happy about everything Deanna included.❤️❤️ I love the Riley Blake charm packs, the notebook, and of course the chocolate. She included a pattern and a quilting magazine as well.

She quilted these bright pot holders and stitched up a needle case for me. How did she know that I really needed both of these?

My appliqué and embroidery is going to be a whole lot easier now!

Deanna and I are both members of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. She knew that I would love to read this book about enjoying the simple things of life each and every day.

I am looking forward to a quiet morning to sit, relax, and read. Now that is a gift!

She also included a lot of depression era fabric along with a started wedding ring top. What?! Woo hoo!!! I have always wanted to make a wedding ring quilt. Now I have one already started for me. I am the luckiest girl ever!

There are quite a few other wonderful goodies like an embroidered girl, and a playful kitty square, but I think my favorite item is the truly authentic fabric remnant from January 1940!

I am going to place this piece in a special place in my workroom just to remind me of the quilters of times past. These ladies didn’t have rotary cutters, digital sewing machines, acrylic rulers, or self healing mats. Yet they still created lovely quilt. I have so Sew much to be grateful for!!!

Thank you Deanna for such a SWEET box! I am truly grateful for my blessings of friends and especially quilty friends❤️❤️. I hope you all are too:)

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It feels like Christmas in July!!

It is always a SWEET day when a package filled with hand made treasures arrives at your door!  The very talented Emma from emmacraftsdesign knit me a pair of BEAUTIFUL socks!!  That is just the kind of person she is.  Beautiful ❤️❤️


I took them out and just smiled and looked at them for a while.


I mean really, just look at this gorgeous detail!  She is so talented:)!  I wish I could knit like that.  Or really even knit at all!


And then of course, I had to put them right on my feet:).  I. Love love love them!  They are the prettiest socks I own.


I feel like my feet could be on the cover of a magazine!  Lol:)!


It is always fun to make friends from all around the world.  And that is how I feel about Emma and about all of you!  You are my friends and I am so grateful to share in creative adventures with you❤️