Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gifts in the Mail

It's been a while since I have post. Life has been a little hectic with High School graduation, final exams, dance rehearsals and recitals and honors program. Things have settled down and I do feel I will have some time to play. Today was a great day. I got TWO gifts in the mail. One from Erica and another from Connie. Erica is in the Birthday club with me at StitchMAP. Thank you ERICA!! She sent me this:

Connie is my mentor for the Crazy Quilt course at StitchMAP. She send me some of her lovely hand-dyed threads. Now I want to learn dyeing also. When will I stop wanting to do it all? I think Connie knew my birthday. She is the organizer for Birthday Swaps. Thank you CONNIE!! Here is what Connie sent me.

The wonderful part to my story is that both the gifts came today - the day before my birthday.

I will have something to show off soon. I have been wanting to learn Kumihimo braiding for the longest time. I bought a disc at Palmetto TAT days last September. Actually, I gave it to my daughter as a gift. Well, the directions were in Chinese and she just left it in her drawer. Recently, I found it in her room and decided to give it a try. You will be surprised. I finished a sample (no beads this time) today and loved every bit of it. Therefore, tomorrow I am going to see whether I can do it with beads. I will let you all know how it turns out.