Friday, October 3, 2008

People are good

A wonderful surprise arrived in the mail yesterday. All 50 of the fat quarters from the vintage sheet swap. I was elated. They are so beautiful and I can't wait to find a project that uses some of them.
Here are a few of my favorites. This reminds me of a some kind of Swedish peasant blouse, it's amazing and I'm so impressed that someone was willing to enter it into the swap rather than hold onto it.
I'm also in love with this one. The picture doesn't do it justice at all. It's gorgeous oranges, blues and browns with such a virbant color scheme contrasting with a delicate flower pattern. I can already tell it's going to hard to decide when to use it, it is so special.
I really do have to thank Beth for encouraging me to enter and Crafty Little Beana for hosting. It might have been my mood or the transition to fall but it just struck me as such a hopeful and beautiful experience. That perfect strangers gather fabric that has already been loved and they have enough faith to ship it out in hopes of some surprises coming their way. To have such wonderful fabric arrive just emphasized the care that people took. To top it off, Gail included handmade pins as a thank you. Feels like one big collective crafter hug. Yes, indeed, people are good.


Gail :) said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the swap! The funny thing is my mom thought I was crazy. She also thought the women that just sent their fabric and return postage to a perfect stranger were also crazy! LOL I guess we are all too trusting. People really are good! I loved hosting :)

Gail :) said...

I started a Flickr group for the finished projects. There is a link to it on my blog :)