Monday, December 7, 2009

Goodies from the Mail-Lady!!

Last week, I ordered these great Cinderberry Stitches patterns from Darlene at Bee Sew Whimsical. I was surprised to see them here so quickly! Natalie Lymer is such a talented designer...her stitcheries are just so joyful to work on!
Thanks, Darlene, for your fast and professional service!

And there was also the brand new copy of Quiltmaker magazine!!! I look forward to sitting with my cup of tea this evening and checking out all of the great patterns and ideas!

Here is a completed UFO from last year...a Scandinavian Christmas Heart, which I finally finished stitching together! I don't know why I lost interest in completing this pretty heart last season, but now it will finally be adorning my tree this year!

In the spirit of Christmas and giving, I like to have some charity blocks prepped and ready to work on during the month of December. We sometimes get so caught up in all the festivities that we lose sight of the real meaning of the season. This block is for the Danish Patchwork Association's project, Puttetæpper (roughly translated to Comfort Quilts) for children dealing with eating disorders. The project's goal is to promote self-esteem and healthy eating habits among these kids. This year is the 10th anniversary of the project.

I'm also working on a block for the raffle quilt, 65 Roses, to benefit the Australian Cystic Fybrosis Foundation. Charity has no borders for me, in fact I like to think of myself as a global citizen!!!

On that note, I'll sign off with a picture from Copenhagen's Town Square! The UN Global Climate Conference just kicked off today with a fantastic turnout from all over the world!

Let's hope we can get a deal on the table for the sake of our children's future!


Dolores said...

Love the photo of the town square. Your Scandinavian Christmas Heart is beautiful. I am glad that you finished it.

May Britt said...

Your christmas heart is so cute. Is it big??
And think you will enjoy making those new patterns, she is a great designer.

S said...

Hi Mary Ann,
I like your Scandinavian Heart.
And the goodies from Australia.
Very lovely.
Take care, dear friend.

Lynda said...

Everything you've been working on looks so lovely Mary Ann. I hope you have a wonderful December and Christmas.

Paula said...

Hi Mary Ann, I just loved visiting your blog, just found it through the dearjane-e-mail list after reading your story about your knit thighs, hope your thighs are healed. The Christmas Heart is beautiful, how big is it? They do have many beautiful Christmas ornements in Scandinavia. Merry Christmas.

Leanne said...

What a great post I agree Christmas is sometimes lost in all the commercialism which is such a same. I love your heart and have fun with your new patterns they are so sweet.

clare's craftroom said...

That heart is just beautiful !

Marianna said...

I am just drooling over these patterns of Natalie! I also love the sublime season and the bag! Oh, just to little time to make it all I guess! I had to laugh about your statemenbt that the Global Climate conference was in I know where my brother must have been that time of the year. He is director of the Global Climate control board. Don't know the right name for it right now. Hardly see him (once in 5 years) so it is nice to notice a little of him through the net!