Friday, 24 January 2014

In The Mail

It's been a happy week for mail this week.  We have a mail delivery 3 days a week and Monday I received the first block of Gail Pan's "A Merry Christmas Garden". This will be my main project for 1 Xmas Item A Month but I do hope to be able to have smaller finishes sometimes too.

Every year I have my blog printed into a book at Blog2Print and Wednesday my copy of 2013 arrived. The kids love looking through them almost as much as I do. Sometimes it can be a bit scary to see just how far back an item was made or started.

Wednesday's mail also delivered a little belated Christmas gift to myself. I enjoy reading all about the Elm Creek Quilters and so often have wished I could visit a retreat like this. 

Now I wonder what today's mail delivery will have in store for me?

For something not in the mail ... this gorgeous tin was a Christmas gift filled with yummy shortbread biscuits. I'm sure I will find a little project that will love to be kept safe inside.

And for some sewing content ... this was my first sewing for 2014 finally at the beginning of this week. Taking in the legs and hemming jeans. Quilting supplies can be adapted to almost any job.

We have a long weekend here for Australia Day and then it's back to school Tuesday. Hope you find some time to relax with a little thread. Don't forget tomorrow is the 25th here too, time to start sharing those 1 Xmas Items A Month.



  1. Oh you have nice things in your mailbox!! Wanna swap mailboxes?
    It is a long weekend here in Northland too. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Lovely goodies in your mailbox. I put together my fabrics today for Gail's BOM but i was undecided over 6 pices so I left it for a while & just went back amade my final decision. Tomorrow I will start cutting. Hugs, xx.

  3. nothing beats some special mail,
    your new bom is lovely!
    shame about having to do some adjusting, I hate mending and alterations!

  4. Ah.... doing the same sewing I did earlier in the month :) Well, I'm all set up for FNSI, ready for some FUN!! xxx

  5. Lovely goodies in the pat. I get mail three times a week too, the best thing about it is there is always mail!

  6. What a lovely postie,enjoy Narelle

  7. Don't you love it when the postie brings yummy parcels in the mail Narelle

  8. You'll be busy! Enjoy the Oz long weekend Narelle! :)

  9. I also got those books for Xmas plus another 3. Lucky me