Woo hoo! I had mail yesterday. I had very very good mail. My swap days...for now...were finally concluded.
You will recall I sent this to my partner in the For the Love of Solids swap.
It went to Pam in Florida and was received a week or so ago. Pam likes improv.log cabins and her favourite Kona colours are olive and peridot. She sent a lovely email saying she was thrilled with it.
Then, as everyone who has ever participated in a swap will understand, I then remembered that part of the deal was that I would receive something too. I waited..the mailman came and went...and then yesterday he handed over a large parcel of loveliness. All the way from Australia. All the way from Jeanette in New South Wales who can be found here at aussigonequilting.
Back in the depths of winter, I made this inspiration mosaic and made notes on the photos saying why I had picked each one. I particularly loved the free form design on the tea towel top right hand corner and wrote rather bossily, 'I love love love the colours of this tea towel and this is what I`m thinking when it comes to colours'. Do click over and take a look. It was the colours of the sea, improv.pieced and made using shot cottons.
Just take a look at what Jeanette sent me.
The most beautiful mini, in sea greens and blues, improv.pieced and made with the most amazing Oakshott cottons. I`ve seen Oakshott cottons across blogland but seeing them in person is another thing. They are simply beautiful. Look - the mini has no border. Jeanette said she wanted to make a mini that looked like water moving and a traditional border didn`t work. I love that so much.
If that wasn`t enough, Jeanette also sent me a cute pouch and the hugest pile of charm packs from her etsy shop because she imagined that living in Morocco, it may be tough to lay my hands on fabric!
This is going to be my last swap for a while but what a way to finish. I love my mini package so much. I love the sea and I am always taking photographs of it when I get the chance, and living in a hot and often uncomfortable city, I now have my own little piece of the sea to gaze at. Thank you so much Jeanette for the most amazing mini - I love it! Thank you also to swap mama Elizabeth for hosting such an amazing swap!