Thursday, August 11, 2011

I've Got Mail!...

Whoo hooo!...I got a fun package in the
 mail this week.
It came just about the time that I needed a little cheering up and it did the trick
quite well I must say:)

My friend Ayumi(of Pink Penguin fame) who now lives in Tokyo... sent me some love in a box all the way from Japan.
Before I show you what's in the box...I just want to give you a tiny taste of how very talented Ayumi is.

Look at this gorgeous paper pieced block that she designed and made.
Oh my gosh!
Isn't it fabulous?...and yes...I was so pleased when I saw that she had used some
Sew Cherry:)
You really need to click on over to 
Ayumi's blog and see all of her beautiful creations and her amazing tutorials....
when you get there...
tell her I sent you:)


 Okay...back to my mail!
Look at the cute stickers that she put on the package before sending it my way ...

 It was covered with stamps and looked so cute that I almost didn't want to open it:)

 Um...I said almost....(giggle)

 I didn't wait too long to open it...it seemed almost like a birthday suprise because I had no idea what was inside:)

 Ayumi and I met through our blogs and have been chatting back and forth via email.
She wanted some more of my Sew Cherry fabric to do some special projects with and she also knows that I love the quilty Japanese style...so we thought it would be fun to
send each other packages!

 Oh my...just look at all of this fabric!

 Ayumi sent me this sweet letter along with
 her package...so sweet.

 Inside this fun burlap sack ...

 Ayumi had placed all of these fun treasures!
A cute little pegboard... ribbons...buttons...appliques...
stickers and paper tape.
 Look at the coin purse toppers!...
love it all:)

 Look at this little egg carton with
an egg inside...

 And inside the egg is a cute little wild strawberry plant for my garden:)...too cute!

 And now for the fabrics...
just take a look at all of the loveliness!















Isn't it lovely?
Ohhh!...I just love japanese fabric...
don't you?
(Insert big sigh and grin here).

How can I ever thank Ayumi for
her friendship and kindness?
I will think of her each time I use the beautiful things that she gave me...I will know that while I am in my studio
quilting away...
she will be 5,000 miles across the ocean
 doing the
very same thing.
Thank you Ayumi...
from the bottom of my heart:)
xx
Lori 
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50 comments:

Sherri said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Everything is absolutely wonderful! So happy for you! And I bet Ayumi was just delighted to get some Sew Cherry, too! Blogging is such a wonderful thing...it's amazing that we can have friendships with people from all over the world through quilting and blogging!

Kerry said...

What a wonderful package- it aches with cuteness! Blogger friend swap packages are the biggest treat, knowing that you both have great goodies to open miles apart. Ayumi is a great friend!

Татьяна said...

What beautiful fabric!! It's just a treasure! I'm happy for you. Blog is really a wonderful thing ....it's amazing that we can have friendships with people from all over the world through quilting and blogging!

With love from Russia.

Pia said...

Wish I had such a friend.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh what yummy fabric! So different and fresh...you are going to have fun creating with them!

Christine M said...

What lovely goodies in your parcel! Beautiful fabrics. Looking forward to seeing what you make with them.

Kim with a K said...

Wow!!!
How wonderful of Ayumi to send you all these cute fabrics and things!!!
I bet she's loving all the things you've sent her too!!!
Thanks for sharing!

diane said...

Wow, Ayumi is a sweet treasure and I am so glad I know her too through her blog. She is one of the most talented sewists I have ever seen. Can I say drool, ah!!!! and beautiful about all this fabric? Really lovely

debi said...

Oh! What a sweet assortment of loveliness! So many beautiful and fun patterns...*sigh*

ria vogelzang said...

WhoooooooooooOOOOOWWWW! What a great present!
Sometimes those things happens; and they happen at the right moment!!!
Well, I don't have to say: enjoy.......; because I'm certain you will!!!!
Love, Ria.

ale balanzario said...

What a wonderful package!! all those fabrics!!

Rosa-Munda said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful friend.

JCnNC said...

So happy for you to have all that goodness - that is quite a giftie and from the other side of the world. I don't know if I could cut into it. Enjoy to your heart's content. Judy C in NC www.shadetreequilting.com

Mommarock said...

I do so love it! It has mixed emotions for me. I lived in Japan while my husband was stationed there for a few years, and unfortunately for me, I wasn't a quilter at that time. So, it is a bummer for me that I missed out on buying all that yummy goodness while I was there! But looking at all of those character prints brings back so many memories. I did go in the craft stores too, to buy crochet things. Ahh what I could have done.......... enjoy!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I love Ayumi- she is so sweet and super talented. What a fabulous box of amazing treats she sent you. Indeed, just like Christmas morning!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Wow...definitely Christmas in a box. So much beautiful fabric and all the added touches. If you're like me you just sat with it spread out all around you and touched it for a while dreaming and swooning. You lucky girl!

Elizabeth said...

Ayumi is definitely a keeper! How wonderful of her to send all those treasures.

my happy bluebird said...

Good people deserve good friends and good things! This is a wonderful gift from a lovely person to another lovely person. Thank you for sharing the fun. :-)

Sara said...

Simply marvelous package!!! Thinking I am in love with all those roses and those little crocheted items in the package!!

Nicole said...

That was such a thoughtfully put together package! And I can tell how thrilled and amazed you were to receive it! Such a lovely friend Ayumi is to you.

Melissa said...

OMGoodness!!! What a wonderful box of loveliness. I just LOVE all of the stamps she used to decorate a plain brown box. I NEED that paper piecing pattern, too- love it!!! I am smiling from ear to ear since opening this post today:) Congrats and have fun!!!

Lindsay Conner said...

Gorgeous! You lucky, lucky girl :)

Needled Mom said...

OMGosh!!!! What a fabulous package you received! She definitely knows your likes. I just love her cups with straws!

Pots and Pins said...

Wow! What a great gift from one great gal to another! Lucky You! xo, Nan

Delirious said...

Christmas came early! How exciting! I want a friend in Japan to send packages to me. lol

wackywoman said...

Oh wow! What a lucky girl. And, what a wonderful blog friend.

D y a said...

Fantastic fabric ..... sigh ...... drool ....... LOL
I know her blog too and she is amazing. I'll love to look at the things yopu'll make with these fabrics.

Tina said...

Oh Wow!!! What gorgeous, gorgeous fabric! I am drooling...I just love Japanese fabric too! What a wonderful, delicious treat from a super friend!!

Brenda said...

Oh wow and wow again. What a wonderful package!!! I would be dancing around the house.

Sandy said...

What a lot of loveliness! How exciting for you.

PamKittyMorning said...

O.M.G.

Karen said...

WOW...so generous...I look in on both of your blogs. You're both very talented ladies:) I love what Ayumi is making with your Sew Cherry Fab: ) Must be an awesome feeling to see what everyone is useing Sew Cherry for:)!!!

ayumills said...

Lori! You are way too nice! I really wasn't sure if you could enjoy this package as much as I enjoyed the one from yours, but reading this post made me feel sure I probably picked the right gifts for you! I am SEW happy!!
And yes I too will be thinking of you every time I use Sew Cherry. You are just a really sweet talented lady! So glad to have a friend like you!

Sue said...

Wow what a great parcel. I love the little round "Peter Rabbit" stamps on it. Ayumi and you have such similar tastes. So many gorgeous goodies in the box for you to enjoy.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Lori! What an amazing package. What a sweet friend too :-)

LuckyLou said...

what a blessing you ladies are to each other~xo~

Jeanne said...

Don't you just love good surprises! I bet you were smiling all day.

bernie said...

oooh and ahhhh pretty, pretty, pretty Bernie

Nedra said...

I have been a follower of Ayumi, and was so thrilled to see her do a post on you today. And what an amazing box she sent to you! I'm still trying to comprehend all those unique fabrics. I'm so happy to see the two of you connect.

Tammy said...

Wow, wonderful stash of fabric and goodies. Jealous of you! Enjoy! Can't wait to see some things that you make with the fabric.

pcflamingo said...

Woo! What a wonderful care package from a bloggy friend! And now for something completely different.

I'm seriously jonesing for an update on your vintage sheet project. I mean really.

Pat said...

Wow, what a wonderful present. I can't wait until I see what you do with it all.

Sophyta said...

Hi Lori.
I was blogwalking and stumbled upon yours. I always love beautiful quilts and other things made from cloth. Your tutorials and and quilts are awesome. Love them all.

Already followed you.

Regards,
Sophyta

Marydon said...

Lori, yyour parcel is filed with wonders ... dying to see what you create.

Would you be so kind to leave a comment on my BLOG ONLY, for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs,
TTFN ~
Marydon

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! Lucky YOU!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Hi Lori! I just found your blog through Ayumi! I love it! I'm another girl who loves all things vintage :) Love the music too!!!!
xo Erin

Milly Axling said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful friend.
Lovely fabrics she send to you.
Milly in Sweden.

Catherine said...

Holy Smokes. You hit the motherload!! That is some seriously awesome loot! And I love all those Beatrix Potter stamps! CUTE!

AlessandraLace said...

great surprise!!!!

LeRoy Ruggles said...

super jealous! I love them and ayumi is the best

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