Monday, April 4, 2011

Look what came in the mail today...

31cm x 33cm
Today is my husband's birthday, but I'm the one who received a gift! I won this precious little quilt from Merumo's giveaway for Japan. I was having a pretty stinky day - you know, one of those where little things keep going wrong - until about 5:00 when my hubby brought the mail in. Fortunately, there were birthday greetings for him, too!

Veronique mailed this quilt, but it was made by Sylvie in France. It was designed by Cecile. Hand pieced, quilted and embroidered. Thank you, Merumo, Veronique, Silvie and Cecile. I LOVE IT! Check out these blogs - they are fabulous stitchers and their photos are BEAUTIFUL!

I think I just found Silvie's blog. I don't know whether I should be inspired or just pack it all up! I just love what these women create - the colors, textures and detail...and the setting! So beautiful!
Second edit - THIS is Silvie's blog.  Such talented women!

Lemon cake for dessert...


  1. That's the sweetest little quilt. Lucky you! What a wonderful way to turn your day around!

  2. I'm glad to see you have received your quilt now! Sylvie is such a lovely girl you will ever imagine, so as Veronique :))) And your lemon cake is looking great, too.

  3. I'm glad you won one of the quilts!! Your choice is wonderful! Beautiful work.

  4. Ah what a lovely quilt! I'm sure you are peased to own it now. What a great way to brighten a day.
    Happy birthday to DH!

  5. That is a lovely little quilt and receiving it would brighten up my day too. Happy stitching!

  6. Oh, I am glad it reached you safely :)) Will tell to Sylvie to come and see your blog !!

    Thanks for Japan
    Veronique in very sunny Paris

  7. What a fabulous gift, such beautiful handiwork. Definitely a treasure.
    Don't you hate those days when nothing goes right? Luckily yours didn't last. Any lemon cake left?

  8. The little quilt is wonderful. Special hands created a treasure for you.
    Thanks for the links. I found photos of the Red/White quilt show that I'd never seen before on one of them. I just love seeing what's being created and sewn all around the world.