A few weeks ago, I came home to find a box sitting by my front door. I hadn't ordered anything. Hmmmmm? What was this box?
Then I saw who it was from, a friend's mother in Canada. Double Hmmmmm! I thought maybe the mother wanted to send a surprise to her daughter. So I brought it inside and I opened it.
It was fabric!
The mother, Martha, works at a company that does home decor and they were getting rid of a bunch of material samples and Martha hated to waste it so she sent them to me. I was as giddy as a kid in a candy store!
Here's a very small sampling of what was inside:
I wanted to make something for Martha as a thank you so I made her this tote - using some of her swatches in the patchwork portion.
I'm not the queen of patchwork or quilting, but I really like how this turned out.
For all the totes I made in 2008 - I never got around to making one for myself. Maybe I'll make another version of this?