It’s been such beautiful weather I have spent lots of time outside, plus this weekend we had a embroidery exhibit that I will write more about later. But today I thought I’d show you some of the cute stuff that has been raining in here. Thanks my friends!

Giveaway gifts I won (Photo by iHanna - Hanna Andersson)

I won a wonderful sponsor giveaway at Sweet Tidings. I got a whole box of yummy stuff which made me feel very lucky indeed. Soft wool, three cute fat quarters of fabric, magnets, tea towels and a vintage Jack and Jill with cartoon illustrations that are super sweet!

Zine by Deborah
I did a swap with Deborah and got one of her previous year zines. I think this is one of my favorites. It is called Small Art Quilts and it is about how you can design a series of small quilts. It’s a great tutorial and inspiration, and she also talks about elements and principles of design, and binding and finishing techniques. Fun read. I’m so into fabric right now!

Here are a few peeks of the inside;

Inside the zine Small art quilts
Inside the zine Small art quilts

And more fun stuff;

Painting by Chris
Chris of Prism Trail sent me this cute miniature painting as a gift. It now hangs above my bed, beside some paintings I painted last summer when experimenting with my own art.

Oh, and since I’m posting pretty items today, for my birthday I got mail from my friend Maria:

Stuff from Maria Lu
Skull card, green cloud pencil case and ?ber cute Japanese letter and envelope kit. Plus, a towel with owls:

Row of owls
Everybody, say: Awwww!

Birthday gifts (Photo by iHanna - Hanna Andersson)
From my cousin I got a small notebook, a card with a sweet promise of future fun and candles bought at Bangkok airport. Lucky me.

Yummy yarn
This week I bought a skein of yarn, not for knitting but something else. Appliqu? beneath embroidery perhaps, or wrapping string? I’ll be back tomorrow.