October 26, 2012

Doing the Happy Mail Dance!

I was on my way out to run an errand when I peeked in my mail box and spotted a package for me. When I saw who it was from, my heart started racing, I was so excited.
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I had to run my errand before opening the package, so I literally ran (no small feat as the first leg was a 200 meter hill going up, while pushing a 25 lb baby in a stroller), just so I could get home as soon as possible. Well, I stopped running when I could taste blood in my mouth...

Well home again I opened the package carefully to find a tissue-wrapped gift and a card showing the cute village where Susan lives.
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I ripped the paper off - and there it was - the tote bag from the Mouthy Stitches swap that I had been salivating over for the last weeks. Even more beautiful and vibrant in real life than on photos. My photos don't do it justice...
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Not only was there a tote bag - I also received a super cute key fob and some delicious chocolate (which I had to taste fairly quickly after taking the photograph, being the chocolate-lover that I am).
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Don't you just love the stitching she did on the tote? Susan is the queen of quilting with perle cotton!

See how happy I was to receive this? Very happy!
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So THANK YOU, SUSAN - I feel like a lucky ducky right now! And if you don't know Susan, I highly recommend checking out her blog. She is super talented, funny and sweet - one of my very favorite bloggers (I am not only saying that because she sent me this tote and she didn't pay me to say it either).



13 comments:

  1. This is such a cleverly pieced tote and Susan s hand stitching was inspired. You look so happy indeed.

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  2. lol! What a lovely thank you!

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  3. Aw, thank you Marit. I am just so glad you like the tote.

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  4. What a lovely tote - fantastic hand stitching and gorgeous colours too. I like the phrase on the back - reminded me of the song by my all time favourite group, QUEEN!

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  5. So cool! I followed Susan's blog while she made this.

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  6. Lucky you ; ) it's beautiful!

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  7. You are a lucky ducky indeed. I love that tote! I hope you'll bring it to the Fat Quarterly retreat so we can have a look at it up close :-)

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  8. Gorgeous tote , and such a sweet photo of you happy smiling face.

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  9. So you're the lucky one to get a Susan original!

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