Unexpected presents!

A few weeks ago a good friend dropped in and gave me this lovely bag.  It has a special pocket inside which includes a pen and notepad.  I had forgot to show it off, because I am too busy using it!  I think this lovely print (purchased in Africa)  helped the revived interest in Zebras at my house!  Although I don't think any more poor zebra have been sacrificed to feed the lions...I found the lions drinking milk...from the "milk tanker" out of the Thomas train set!
On Sunday I enjoyed a lovely afternoon sewing with a few friends, one who had recently cleaned out her stash.  I have plenty of novelty prints in my stash, but happy to take a few more on board, just to help out a friend of course!
Then on Monday a parcel arrived unexpectedly, with presents for me - a cute key chain purse,
 followed by some magazines and lots of matching fat quarters!  These cute kids prints are going to make a great quilt!  Can you see the great butterfly pattern I have already ear marked, I don't do enough cute girls cot quilts and I had seen a picture somewhere in blog land of this butterfly and now I have the pattern!
 And there were presents for my two boys, two super cute pillow cases each - all from my friend Karen.  The boys loved their new pillow cases and we had to immediately put them to use ; )
Then tonight DS2 told me he needed a library bag...apparently library day is tomorrow! He requested lion and zebra fabric, and surprisingly I had some that fitted the bill!  
So this is my first finish for February.  But I have been enjoying everyone else's hard work and generosity!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.

5 comments:

  1. It's all very exotic at your place at the moment. I can't believe the boys haven't hijacked your zebra bag. Love all your novelty scraps.

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  2. Lovely gifts ...those pillow cases make me want to run straight into my sewing room to make a few ! Sadly I have to work today :(

    Isnt it fantastic when people de-stash and you're the lucky giftee! That happened to me this week too.

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  3. You've had an exciting week there..... I love both of those bags...
    Hugz

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  4. WOW... you certainly put your stash to good use! Well done! :)

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  5. See having a stash is great when you are requested to make a bag in a certain fabric! How great is that zebra bag! Such a super print. So glad you found a pattern in one of the magazines. That zippered pouch was definitely a challenge for me as it was so small for my fat fingers.

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