Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Mouthy Stitches 2 - Totes and hopes

So yesterday I was beavering away in the studio, and I hear this noise ...

did someone just whistle ?

I turn around and there at the garden gate is the post man!  

Now, I've been expecting a couple of things and the size of the package he had in his hand looked to be just the right size for a couple of new low voltage bulb that are for the studio ...

oh goodie, I get some more light, just when I need it now the clocks have gone back!

only when I got up close and signed for my package, all those stamps, 
and the big give away return address of Germany ...

this particular postman always comes to the gate, he wants rid of his packages, and figures, quite correctly, that the car is in the drive, therefore I am home!

He's normally not wrong!

I was straight indoors and ripped that package right open ...


then I remembered my camera!


oh Wow!  Really, this one is all mine!


oh my, Aylin, wow you have spoiled me silly!


can you see that green quilting?  


and look at this beautiful lining and a zippered pocket too!


look at the tiny piecing ...


Now, when I saw this in the making on the flickr group, I loved it, but oh, I really didn't want to get my hopes up that it would be coming to me!


But it did! 

Thank you so much Aylin, you stalked me well, oooooh you did good!

Happy mail indeed!

(I'm still anxiously waiting for the tote I made to arrive at its new home, soon, very soon I hope)





17 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh, it's a perfect match for your mosaic and it's stunning - clever Aylin!!

Sarah said...

It sure is an absolute stunner! Gorgeous!!!

QuiltSwissy said...

I am jealous! It is so beautiful!

Annabella said...

Oh you must be delighted! The piecing really is stunning. I'm still waiting for mine to arrive - both ends as it were!

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous tote - big score for you on the Mouthy Stitches Swap.

Catherine said...

what an amazing tote: lucky, lucky you!

Flying Blind... said...

I love seeing other people's happy mail - it's a stunning tote x

Gertie Pye said...

Crikey be, there is a lot of work in that tote! You are one lucky lady Trudi! I would be toting that all around town if I had something as beautiful as that. Gorgeous x

Carla Bynum said...

WOW!!! Those are so tiny!!! Too cute!!!!

Cindy said...

It's so super pretty! Happy days!

Isisjem said...

Aylin is so talented and I'm especially glad you got a great tote! Still waiting to get mine and for my partner to get hers! Maybe your light bulbs will come today :)

mammafairy said...

Fabulous, and well deserved!

Gill said...

Wow! I love your tote!!
Does Aylin have a blog??

Judith, Belfast said...

Wow! That must have taken hours and hours of work! Stunning! Enjoy! Jxo

Leanne said...

This is such a beautiful bag, I am so happy to see it arrive at your house as it seems like a perfect match to you.

Sheila said...

Glad this beauty made it to such a good home.

mumasu said...

WOW! wow,wow,wow, this is lovely.