Thursday, May 1, 2008

I LOVE Australia Post!!!!!!!

Yesterday morning when I went to the post office to collect my mail you can only imagine how excited I was when Bruce (yes, I'm on a first name basis with my local postman) handed me a big bright pink box signed on the back by my 'secret quilt' swap partner Kellie...

I just couldn't wait to get to the car to open it up so I opened it then and there in the post office..... (sorry Kel this pic really doesn't do your gorgeous work much justice)
OMG!!!!! It was amazing....... Kellie's work is like none that I have every seen before.... Her applique and machine quilting are in a league of there own and let me tell you now, that league is pretty darn elite.....She packed my parcel full of goodness for both me and the little princess. It really did make me, or should I say us (the little princess and I), feel like royalty for the day.... She made this....and this.......for the little princess... Her work is just sooo gorgeous!!!! I scored 2 pin cushions and a tissue holder, the little princess is just deciding which one she wants to keep... I guess the tissue holder is for me..... LOL!!!!!Now don't think that this is all that Kellie sent me, this woman REALLY did spoil me... I also got these 3 divine fabrics that I just can't wait to sew something up with....This has been the best-est swap ever, thanks Kellie!!! I really enjoy reading your posts and am so looking forward to learning lots and lots more about quilting from you over the months to come....

Speaking of swaps.... I almost forgot to mention that I joined up for the Doll Quilt Swap round 3. The deadline to post out your quilt was the 28th of April but with all of the hype from my swap with Kellie I didn't get it posted until today... Hopefully my swap partner doesn't mind too much...There was no theme for this swap so I just with a traditional block using some modern fabrics and finished off with some hand quilting....
You'll have to wait til later for a full pic as this swap is a surprise/secret too....

I know that I promised some reno shots this week but they're going to have to wait til next week... sorry :( I've been flat out and have totally forgotten to take some decent pics of the tilling we did over the weekend.... I did take a couple of macros though and here's one just to keep you interested.... :)We obviously still have to grout and if you've ever tiled before ( I haven't but have been assured) than you'll know that the grout is what really makes it look pretty....

O.K... If you made it this far THANKYOU!!!! I know that this was one hell of a post.... But now I'm off to pack my bags as I'm off to Nundle for the 'Girls Day (weekend) in the Country'... Kerry Swain has organised the whole thing and she has Rosalie Quinlin and Leanne Beasley comming with a special project for us all to do... I'm leaving first thing tomorrow morning, going via Donna's place to pick her up and meeting up with Fiona and some other girls at Nundle around lunch time... I'm so excited and will tell you all about it sometime next week....

Take Care and have a lovely weekend....

22 comments:

  1. This was a beautiful little quilt. Lucky you. And all the other goodies too :)
    Enjoy it.

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  2. Jodie - how lucky are you!! Your Secret Quilt is amazing and all the other goodies are gorgeous too. Kellie is one talented quilter. Enjoy your weekend away.

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  3. Some work went into that quilt, it's gorgeous. Like the one you did for Kellie too.Looks like your little girl likes her pressie too..bless. You sure are lucky. Enjoy your time at Nundle.
    Lisa x

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  4. Oh I thought I left a comment ... but blogger tricked me again! Thank you for your very kind comments and I am very pleased that you like the quilt and that the t-shirt fits your Princess.

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  5. One can't help but be envious!!! What lovely gifts absolutely adore Kellie's work she is definately one talented lady. Have a great time in Nundle _ I am kicking myself that I left my run to late...

    It would have been great to meet all my favourite bloggers and have some time to just admire and sew!

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  6. That quilt is truly amazing, Jodie! You lucky duck, you! Kellie is very talented and a gem to boot.

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  7. Wow, such a beautiful package...you are one very lucky girl!

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  8. OMG you are SOOooooooo lucky......bring it with you for the trip so I get to see it........

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  9. No! Hang on! That quilt was meant to be mine too!
    Have a great get away, see ya when ya get back...Xxx

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  10. Isn't it fabulous. Kellie showed me at Amitie one day and I am blown away by her eye for colour and design. And her detail is just extraordinary. She has totally inspired me. Have a fantastic weekend away - sounds like heaps of fun!

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  11. What a stunning quilt, and such yummy gifts. You are spoilt rotten *s* Hope you have a terrific time in Nundle, hope you remember to take the camera.

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  12. What a wonderful quilt and gifts! And an amazing weekend too. You will get to meet the lovely Rosie, very lucky! Look forward to hearing about it.

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  13. I was lucky enough to have a glimpse of your gorgeous quilt before it was completed as well - it has turned out so beautifully. Kellie does some perfect work.

    Can't wait to see your doll quilt. Have a great weekend away, wish I was there.

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  14. Oh my goodness! Her work is beautiful. She teased us on her blog, but it really is gorgeous!!! Lucky you!!!!

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  15. That quilt is breathtaking - what a great swap you two have had. Have a great weekend.

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  16. What a quilt! Great parcel. Have fun in Nundle - it sounds great!

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  17. Beautiful swap gifts! Seriously!

    My hubs is a tile contractor. Would you like me to send him over to grout? ;)

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  18. omg that quilt was amazing!

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  19. Wow Jodie. You did very well out of your quilt swap. How generous was kellie (not to mention her crafty cleverness). Have a fantastic weekend away. I'm very overdue for a girlie trip, so will be living vicariously through yours for now! :)

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  20. What a beautiful little Quilt!
    Kind regards,

    Sonnja, from the Netherlands
    Beertje Zonn

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  21. Have you received your quilt yet from the DQS3? I'm just checking in on everyone. If you could let me know, that'd be great. Thanks!

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/dollquiltswap/

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