Monday, 30 April 2012

Linen and Leaves (and a public service announcement)

Wow! What a lucky girl I am!



This fantabulous wall quilt arrived for me last week. All the way from the USA.


Just look at the detail! The hand stitching is lovely, and the ripples of machine stitching echoing the appliqued leaves - just gorgeous.


Even the back is brilliant!

My partner was Miss Stash Wood; who had gone to great lengths to find a design and colour scheme that I would like. Lynne - thank you so much - you are amazing!

But that's not all. I have to admit that I felt slightly guilty when I opened the package and found that she had included a tote bag, a keyring and a notebook cover (all handmade), and some orange fabric, a magazine and a box of chocolates (those, of course, have been eaten and greatly appreciated by now).


Just look!

I only sent my partner a wall quilt and a bundle of fat quarters. I feel very undeserving, but very, very grateful!

Oh yes, and I mustn't forget my announcement. My hubby and I (plus our fur baby) will be moving from Hebden Bridge, UK, to A Little Red House in the Big Forest, Sweden, sometime in July. Hubs is Swedish, so it's 'back home' for him!

This means that we are very busy finalising our house sale and packing all our worldly possessions into boxes (hubby: bikes, Ruth: sewing kit and kitchen equipment - this really hurts, Ronja: toy ferret) so there may be a temporary interruption to service!

The positive side, though, is that if you are following this blog, or following @cherrytwistblog on twitter,  you can come along with us to the little red house in the big forest, and share our adventure! The more the merrier! Deal?

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18 comments:

  1. Looking forward to following your adventures on here! x

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  2. The wall quilt is really lovely! The color transitions and the selected leave with hand stitching really make the whole piece stand out! Sounds like you had a great partner!

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  3. A little red house in a big forest in Sweden sounds absolutely dreamy! Best wishes on your new adventure!!

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  4. That wall hanging is fabulous! Good luck with your move - sounds idyllic :)

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  5. Your move sounds wonderful, hope you'll be posting lots of photos when you get settled.

    Love your swap goodies beautiful!

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  6. What a pretty quilt! Good luck on your move!

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  7. Wow, what a great swap! Your scissors quilt was so awesome too! You are a lucky girl - I adore that leaf quilt! The hand finishing really makes it, doesn't it?

    I'm so glad you're all sorted for the move - we're still in the storage phase (yuck city) so there will be a lot of cleaning in everyone's future!

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  8. Good luck with the move! I know it will e an exciting adventure :-)

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  9. wow!!!!! you have blessed
    I went back and looked at the one you sent her and I DO LOVE it - Im sure she will!! what would suit a crafty person more than your design :)

    all the best with your move

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  10. Gorgeous wall quilt! Good luck with the move.

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  11. gorgeous wall quilt I love the leaves. How exciting to have a grand new adventure ahead!

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  12. I LOVE that quilt! I love that she's taken basic colours of the fabric and done something really special with them.
    Good luck with the move!

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  13. Love the leaf quilt. i have become your latest follower. I spent some of my childhood in Sweden (I'm Australian, living in NZ now- long story) and have such fond memories of my time there. All the best with your move. Will look forward to reading more. Cx

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  14. What a lovely quilt... such great quilting and colours too.... Looking forward to seeing your swedish adventre!!

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  15. That is an amazing quilt - and I love the colours. It feels wonderful to be spoilt, doesn't it! I really like the tote too. All the best with up-rooting yourself and heading off into the wide blue yonder. I hope the shift is as stress free as possible. I'll look forward to you getting back with more posts in the future. :)

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  16. That quilt is gorgeous - lucky you indeed. Exciting news too, what an adventure!

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  17. *LOVE*!!! I'm green with envy here! lol!! What a wonderful pkg. to receive!!!

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  18. Wow very pretty in it's simplicity! YOu are luck one!

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