Some time ago a very good blogland friend of mine put out a plea for help on her blog. She had a lovely photo of her beautiful little girl but wanted to make the background disappear. Now I don't profess to be an expert on photoshop but I am probably a little better than most and I thought I'd be able to help her out so I offered and she gladly took it. Thankfully she liked what I was able to do with the photo... she had a photo she was happy with and I'd been able to practise my editing skills and felt happy that I'd done something nice to somebody else.
And that was that as far as I was concerned. I certainly never expected anything in return, however the lovely Micayla had other ideas.
I've had a rather rubbish day today, namely because of a horrible trip to the dentist but this surprise package certainly brightened my day. Micayla sent me a sneak picture of it all wrapped up before she sent it and I've been so dying to find out what's inside it ever since. So when it arrived today it certainly but a smile on my face!
Seriously, how adorable is the packaging? That fabric and lace flower is just gorgeous all on it's own! So imagine how excited I was when I opened it to find this inside...
A little stack of fat quarters! The top one was gorgeous, look at those little birds and vine print. Stunning! With one that gorgeous I couldn't wait to see what the other ones looked like.
How pretty are they? Micayla said she'd found something that was really "me" and boy was she right. I love them, I really do. And, rather spookily they totally match another fabric I've had languishing in my stash for some time.
I had intended to make a bag with this bird cage fabric by Michael Miller but never found the right pattern and it's been sitting around in my stash ever since waiting for the perfect project. Just the other day I got it out and sat it on my desk hoping inspiration would strike. And well, these fabric quarters are perfect with it and I know now exactly what I want to make, a quilt. I've been meaning to do a full quilt for a while after I did a little bit of quilting with my chair covers and now I've got the perfect fabric to start.