Thursday, August 20, 2015

In the mail

I have some little lovelies to share that arrived this week.  Opening the squishy envelopes is always a never know what you might find inside.

  From Mrs. Claus in Maryland, aka as AngelaC of the Our Circle of Friends groups.  I know we all have seen or used these pre-printed panels.....they were so popular and I still love them.  Thanks, Mrs. Claus of Maryland, these are just perfect.

From Mrs. Claus of NY....aka PCH of the Our Circle of Friends group.  She is a new Mrs. Claus....with a stash of Sun Bonnet Sue panels.   I love the variety of old fashion prints in these.

   I love the special setting Mrs. Claus devised to showcase the smaller size of Sun Bonnet Sue in these two.   I gain such inspiration of all of the doll quilts.

From Mrs. Claus of Florida, aka cksrtt of the Our Circle of Friends group.   She found this fabric in a grab bag at a local show....and made two reversible quilts.

 Mrs. Claus said she was sick at their retreat, but put together crumbs and featured fabric in these two day brighteners.
  Note her quilting.....she used decorative stitches to accent them all.  Very creative, too.

And look how she used her crumbs and "100 piece" strips for these.  Those bits and pieces  are fun to examine and discover.

Sweet pinwheels from cksrtt, too.  This is always a favorite pattern.

Thank you, Mrs. Claus of Florida.  Enjoy your retirement and stitch away!

  I shared the story of Mrs. Claus of Nebraska before our trip, and managed to post her last donations.  Sadly, I heard upon our return that Carole lost her final battle last Friday.  She was well loved and will be missed by her many friends.
  I was contacted by Judy at Patchwork Times who wanted to share the Mrs. Claus project/adventure on her blog.  Judy was a friend of Mrs. Claus of Nebraska, and thought she could honor the memory of our friend by seeking more Mrs. Claus quilters.   She did and my mail box has been full ever since!  So once again, I get overwhelmed by the giving spirit of quilters.  Thank you....Mrs. Claus has taught me well how important others are in our lives.
Happy stitching.


Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Prayers for Mrs. Claus of Nebraska and for her familiy. With her giving nature, I'm sure she has been greated with "Well-done, good and faithful servant!" Beautiful little quilts, as always! Could you sometime perhaps post a link to your original post on these quilts--the one that contains the sizes/guidelines?

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Scratch that! I see the tab now! I knew you had it somewhere!

Mary said...

These are wonderful. I'm so sorry we lost Mrs. Claus of Nebraska, but it's comforting to see that she is still inspiring new recruits for this project. What a very nice way to be remembered. I'm sure she would be pleased.

Dana Gaffney said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Mrs. Claus of Nebraska, my thoughts are with her friends and family. Once again we are touched by someone we didn't know because of this giving community.

Nicki said...

It's always sad to hear that one of our cyber quilters has been taken away from us. My prayers are with her friends & family for comfort & strength as they deal with the emptiness of not having her around anymore.
The doll quilts are all so lovely & glad to hear that more quilters have been inspired to make doll quilts.

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