Thursday, January 21, 2010



It has been like Christmas around here again. I had ordered a needlecase from Lilla in Hawaii and it arrived yesterday. Her work is gorgeous as usual. Her mind must never stop dreaming up these beautiful things plus she is very kind to share them with us with tutorials on some of her items. I also like the little extra tags she incldes. They are works of art also.

I also received a package from Pam Kellogg of :http://kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com/. I had ordered 2 cornucopias that were made by her Mother. For you that do not know Pam's Mom is considered legally blind and has a service dog. Well she put these together and they are just beautiful. They came so beautifully wrapped I do not want to unwrap them as they will be for me or for gifts next Christmas. The surprise was she also made and sent me a beautiful Valentine. My first this year. Go to Pam's site and see some of the great things her Mom has put together. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. She had some more cornucopias on there and you can see how pretty they are and very inexpensive.

Also in to-day's mail came a package from Allie Aller in Washougal, WA who I believe you all know. I think everyone in the world is aware of Allie now and her beautiful flower quilts. Well a couple of weeks ago I lent Allie my punchneedle for large ribbon that I had purchased from Australia. I did not have good luck with it as the ribbon kept folding in half. Allie figured it out and made beautiful flowers that she has shown on her site: We believe that the weave of the fabric cannot be too tight or this will happen. She used it on more of an openweave fabric and had good luck. She was going to try it on a cq square backed with muslin but haven't heard yet how that worked. She has now ordered her own needle. They are expensive - around 50.00 so you would want to make sure you would use it enough to get your moneys worth. The regular punchneedle that I have will take 2 and 4mm ribbon and makes pretty flowers. Allie actually used the small one and put the middle of the flower in 4mm and the outside in 7mm. Well all I really meant to tell you was that Allie sent me a beautiful flower pin that she had made as a gift for me along with a card she has had printed with her beautiful quilt that was in the $100,000.00 challenge magazine.
I will take a pic in the light tomorrow and show it to you.

3 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Nice 'pretties' Freda! I can see why you wouldn't want to open them.

Allison Ann Aller said...

You are WAY too kind, Freda.
Thanks for your sweet words....

Gina E. said...

Oooh what a gorgeous surprise parcel! Love all those shades of purple.