Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bloggers are the BEST people :-)

There has been much chat lately speaking out about bloggers and bad feelings and such....really, I have no idea where this stems from. In my experience, fellow bloggers have always been so helpful, generous and sweet. Today I thought I would share a couple recent awesome examples with you.

Last month I did a post about a swap gone wrong. I had chalked it up to just one of those experiences, and was very grateful for your supportive comments. But never did I expect this- Sandra (aka Quiltin' Sandy) emailed me and insisted that she wanted to send me a gift, in place of the one that I never received from my swap partner! I was so touched by her gesture! What an incredibly kind heart. And, lickity split, an amazing package arrived from Australia.

First off, a beautiful drawstring bag with some sweet hand embroidery on the front. This is the perfect size for my knitting projects, and since I meet up with my girlfriend at a local coffee shop weekly to do some stitching and bitching, the stitched tea cup and cupcakes (we like our sweets!) are perfect for those outings.

Next, a hand stamped notebook, perfect for notes on knitting patterns or to sketch up some quilting inspiration!

And finally, these adorable angel embroidery scissors. How spoiled was I?? Sandy, I am so grateful for this gift, and touched by your generosity. Thank you!!!

Amy, from Diary of a Quilter, did me a wonderful kindness as well. When Denyse Schmidt's new picnics and fairgrounds fabric came out at JoAnn's, she kindly agreed to grab some for me as it is not available up here in Canada. She shipped me an awesome assortment of 12 prints- I already have some in use, and the rest is earmarked in the "quilting production line." Thank you, Amy!

Another special {FREE} fabric score for me....Mendocino! I was the lucky duck who won the giveaway at Felicity's blog for half meters (she is Canadian like me, eh) of three Mendocino prints. Yes, Mendocino!! These prints were in part featured in her amazing Oceanic Supernova quilt...go take a look, I'll wait....isn't it gorgeous?? And, as if that wasn't enough, as a bonus Felicity also sent me some good sized scraps of 2 additional Mendocino fabrics and some of the turquoise blue solid from her Supernova. Cap that all off with a cute quilting card, and I was doing the happy dance. Thanks so much, Felicity! I happen to have another stash of Mendocino scraps generously given to me by Nikki (left over from this equally awesome quilt), so me believes I am about to embark on a Heather Ross to the drawing board!

And Georgia, from Little Blue Mouse, was very sweet in nominating me for a Versatile Blogger award. For this award I am supposed to tell you about I have done that in the past, I will spare you, but I wanted to be sure to say thanks to Georgia, and to all of my readers, who are always so sweet to me :-)

Have a cheery day!


Stephanie said...

Wow! What a happy week for you :) Everything is so cute.

How is your cottage fairing?

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I agree...I have found the blog world to be extremely supportive and encouraging.
Congratulations on all your surprises this week!

felicity said...

Thanks for your kind words about me and my Oceanic Supernova! I was extra happy to be able to send the giveaway goodies to someone I know.

There are a LOT of kindnesses out there in blogland; it's really lovely to see.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Kristie, I feel like I am the winner, as I made a lovely new friend- YOU!!! Hugs from Sandy.:)

Unknown said...

Wow lots of fun goodies! Those scissors are toooo cute!
I can't wait to see what you come up with using the Mendocino. ;)

Little Island Quilting said...

Whatever ;-)

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Wow, lucky you!!! I fully agree, bloggy people are some of the kindest, most generous people :)

Anonymous said...

I totally agree...I've only ever run into lots of sweet people on blogs! I haven't ever heard otherwise either!

Love your bag!

Christie describeHappy said...

That's such a touching story and the embroidary is amazing! It's a good feeling to hear about the positives in the bloggy world!

Liz said...

I agree, other bloggers are great!

Sarah said...

Hello from Abbotsford BC! I used to live in Winnipeg when I was a kid, can't say I miss the winters though, went to visit my cousin a couple years ago and yikes it was so much colder than I remember. I have some mendocino scraps that I could send to you to help start on your quilt. I have done two quilts for my daughter and two for my neighbour so I have a variety of different colored scraps. I lucked out and found a couple meters at the second hand store here...never even saw it in our quilt shops! canada is slow on the fabric front...:(

Jennifer said...

Thanks for this giveaway! Love it!

Jennifer said...

I'm a follower!!