Thursday, June 5, 2008

Red Wings Win!

2008 Stanley Cup Champions, Detroit Red Wings
Congratulations to the Detroit Red Wings! They made it very exciting and didn't disappoint us in the end. Championship shirts are selling like hotcakes.

Three terrific packages were delivered to my mailbox and I love them all. The first photo shows the package for the bag kit from Toni in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was wrapped so pretty with a pink bow. Next to the bag kit is the cross stitch pattern that Andrea from the UK so kindly sent me as a Spring Cleaning RAK. The Little House Needleworks patterns are among my favorites to stitch. And last, but not least is the stitchery kit from Kris at Tag Along Teddies. She included Australian jelly beans (gone - Mmmm) and a cute bookmark and card. This was also wrapped in a beautiful ribbon bow. Thanks to all three of you for making it a great mail week!

pink flowered tote bag kit and cross stitch pattern
packaged stitchery kit
opened package of pattern, jelly beans, bookmark, card and ribbon
Jim and I spent the afternoon yesterday planting and weeding in the back yard. Today I could barely get out of bed. Oh, the aches and pains of getting older! There's still more to plant, but the weather wasn't cooperating today. It poured. I'm hoping to get a few more things done after dinner tonight if it's not too wet.

shades of blues in strips and strip sets
Today I spent some time cutting and sewing the first step in Alycia's Not-So-Top-Secret-Project. Alycia posted three different options for making the quilt. I cut up blues in lights and darks and started pairing them up. It's not that I need another project, but sometimes it's just nice to follow someone else's lead instead of making my own decision on what to do.

17 comments:

Sweet P said...

Congrats to the Red Wings. You got some lovely goodies! Enjoy them!

dot said...

I was one happy girl last night. I am very disgusted with the refing of the games but am OH SO HAPPY THE RED WINGS WON!!!!!!!!!!!!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh Oh OH! I really like that not so secret quilt top. I have a boatload of blues now since I finished my Blue Ridge Beauty top. I may have to join in on this one with you! Yipppeeee about Red Wings.
Regina

Pat said...

Yeah! GO WINGS!

Enjoy your mail that you received...what fun! Hope the Tigers 'can get it together' :) any hope for the Lions?

Amanda said...

Isn't it wonderful to receive goodies in the post. It makes the whole day more cheerful. Enjoy making up your kits. Hope you get the weather to finish your gardening soon, then you can sit back and enjoy it.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well look at you with all the mail goodness. Great things you received there!!! Congrats on your Red Wings!!!

Lea said...

Wow, you got a fun packages! I really love the cross stitch pattern!
and Can wait to see your Orange Crush quilt. I love your fabric choices! *S*

mamaspark said...

I want to receive fun mail, where do we sign up?? Good job Detroit Red Wings. The game as a nail biter, wasn't it? Have you made a plan for our get together? It's finally June!!

Carole said...

Lovely goodies! Have fun with your new project! Looking forward to seening it complete! Cheers!

Alycia said...

Now I am loving those colors! Thanks for joining in. Congrats to your Red Wings *smile*

Pam said...

Congratulations to the Red Wings. It was a good series to watch!! Next year it will be the Canucks!!

You certainly did have a good mail week!

Karen said...

I'm going to have to check out this top secret quilt. Looks interesting.

Guðrún said...

Great mail you got. I like the blue fabrics you have chosen for the Not so secret quilt.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Jeanne! Glad you liked your prize pack! Was going to say I expect to see photos of the finished bag soon, but it looks like you're going to be busy for a while with your moderately top secret blue quilt! Will just have to enjoy the photos of that as you go along - no hardship, really! ENJOY! And thanks again for entering my give away! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

Rhonda said...

Wow! Some great packages! So much more fun than the usual bills and junk mail.
That top secret quilt looks fun!

Rose said...

Great packages there!! Love the X stitch!!! Go the Red Wings!!! ( is that baseball or gridiron lol????)

Sunny said...

Yummy! I love blue! I am not from Detroit but the Red Wings are one of my favorite teams. My husband nags me constantly because he is from Philly and the Flyers are his team!