Quilt Monday has been bumped this week because my box came from my back-tack II partner and I got the most amazing, wonderful, inspired handcrafted creations by Alison! The large bag is amazing, and the small notion bag is so sturdy and well made. The needlework is stunning, and you can see the design she was inspired by in the truly wonderful japanese craftbook she sent me (although Alison's is far superior)
Here the goodies as I unwrapped them, and the wrapping was so lovely, notice the buttons and thread on the gifts. The paper with the script is her handwriting. I am obsessed with handwriting, and I especially love seeing weblog friend's handwriting because normally you only see typing, and hers is exquisite. The craft she choose for me was drop spindle (hooray!) there is lovely silk (!) roving there and also beautiful yarn and needles (to crochet a little sweater for Sadie) plus some chocolate. .
and books for miss Sadie and Delia and here is the wonderful tape measure she covered (I wanted one of these so bad!) AND in what only can be described as a amazing and incredible coincidence, this all matches and fits into, the beautiful basket bag Hillary made me several months ago. . .wow! I can't quite describe how exciting this all is. This apple fabric makes me cuckoo crazy happy and to know TWO people thought I was worthy of it is unbelievable. I am jumpin' up and down here! (more photos of all this here, and you can see Alison's great photos here) Thank you so much Alison!!! I am embarrassed to admit how often I visited Alison's blog looking at these goodies hoping I was her partner. I was kind of obsessed to be honest, and got so freaky excited when the box came I felt like I was five in the Hello Kitty store. big stuff!