30 August, 2007

This Just In... From Norway!

A while back Anne Heidi posted a photo of the cutest patchwork purse on her blog, Piece by Piece. I was in love with the bag but found it impossible to order the pattern. Anne Heidi is a shop owner in Norway, she suggested trading patterns when I prevailed upon her for help. Oh, yes... what fun; I'm up for that! She requested a specific McKenna Ryan pattern in exchange for the Rosalie Quinlan bag pattern. Done. This is what she sent; it arrived in today's mail!! Much more than a pattern; she has a kind and extremely generous heart. Four precious (blue!) fat quarters bundled with her shop name and logo- Lappemor, a dear little Mary Englebreit needle card and a sweet note on a Quiltscapes card...('hole in the barn door') with adorable farm animals. Thank you, Anne Heidi! I'm deeply grateful. I will make up the bag as soon as possible, I know just the fabrics to sew it up from, it will be perfect to carry this Fall.

Life is Good!
...and some days the mail brings the best surprises
from faraway places...

13 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

Just able to catch up on blogland, haven't read any in a while, so was excited to hear from you and also Hanne's. He is one SMART dog!!!! The quilts were very pretty also, but Quiltkeemosabe's excuse to Hannes for not being able to let him nap on it was a little lame, don't you think? She is going to have to do better! I did love her quilt, maybe you cam convince her to bring it to the guild meeting or at least to work when we are there!!
Your post about what happened to you in the parking lot was very frightening,Please, always just run the ac and keep your doors locked. I know I sound like your Mom, but am old enough to be! So be careful!

Libby said...

What a great way to make an exchange . . . gotta love those win/win plans *s*

CONNIE W said...

Excellent plan, and great goodies received in the swap.

Shelina said...

One of the great joys of the internet and blogland is the chance to make great friendships from across the waters. What a wonderful exchange, with each person getting exactly what they wanted, and even more.

Nan said...

What wonderful treasures you received all the way from Norway! What a great idea to do a swap. I can't wait to see that pattern a completed project!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

WOW you got great stuff in the exchange.

Pam said...

Such a great idea to do an exchange. We get see so many wonderful things on blogs from around the world. I will look forward to seeing the completed bag :))

Marcie said...

Great idea for swapping overseas! Such cute stuff you received!

Julie aka "Quilt Diva" said...

I love it when wonderful things appear in my mailbox at the end of the day... (our mail arrives between 4 and 5 pm). I know you'll enjoy that pattern!

Angie said...

Wow, Mrs. G., that is an awesome 'fun mail' package you got there, girl!! :D I can't wait to see the purse. I'm bag-pattern-challenged so I always envy everybody else that can actually make them. :D

JANET said...

That is a very cute purse! The world is getting smaller!

YankeeQuilter said...

That pattern looks like a lot of fun...any bag/box with some Mary E. in it is sure to make me smile! Have fun.

atet said...

If you like the Rosalie Quinlan designs you should check out the blog she has with her sister for her "Melly and Me" patterns as well.

http://www.mellyandme.typepad.com/

She's an Australian designer -- but not many of their patterns are available in the US. She has an adorable doll pattern that I really want -- guess I should stop dithering about it and order it from AU!