Monday, December 22, 2008

Thank you Anne!!!

Christmas came to my home from Finland, beautifully wrapped in giftbags for me and my family :)
Anne sent me this wonderful wooden napkin-holder, already filled with the most beautiful Marimekko napkins!
And look at this Moomin fabric? It is sooooo fantastic! This photo does not do it justice at all. I cannot bring myself to cut into this, so I have plans for a quilt where I don't have to. I love it so much!
Look at these aprons for Ask and Viola! Are they not cutest aprons you have ever seen? I am going to bake something with the kiddos tomorrow, just to see them wearing these lovelies :)
And while we bake, we will be listening to Finnish Christmas-music! I am absolutely speechless. Anne, your generosity amazes me! Thank you thank you thank you!!! doesn't stop here... Anne included a calender that must be every quilters dream! I know it is the most fabulous calendar I ever saw.

Each month has a little pocket, and Anne put a beautiful fabric in every single one!
Look at these..... I did seriously consider posting all twelve months of 2009 in this post, because it was so hard for me to leave any of these pictures out.
But you will get to see them...I am going to make my own block-of-the-month from these. One block featuring that months fabric :) It will be that special quilt of my very own that I have dreamed of making!

Thank you so very much Anne! I love everything you sent! It is unbelievably beautiful. People like you just make me want to cry! Happy tears ;)


Jackie said...

What wonderful gifts! The aprons are darling. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Fiesta said...

excellent gift from Anne. Enjoy!

ladydi said...

What wonderful gifts! I hope you will post a picture of the baking family in their new aprons. The napkin holder looks like a sleek sailboat - ahhh, love it. And the calendar full of fabric - that must have been such fun to open and examine. You have worked so hard; you definitely deserve some fun.

Suzanne said...

That was a nice lot of mail to receive, how kind of Anne.

I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Holy New Year.

Anonymous said...

How lovely Tine! The calender of fabric is a lovely idea I hope you show your BOM from it.

Merry Christmas

Simone de Klerk said...

What wonderful presents, Tine! The calendar really is fabulous. I have never seen something like that before!

Tonya said...

WOW! What beautiful and thoughtful gifts!

thriftymrs said...

Wonderful gifts!
Have a happy Christmas Tine.

LauraJ said...

Merry Christmas !!!

amandajean said...

what wonderful gifts! i hope your christmas was great, tine!

Lily Boot said...

Hope you've had a lovely Christmas Tine! Isn't Anne amazing! Her generosity leaves me speechless and my friends and family in awe! That is the loveliest idea with the calendar - I think I may have to steal it! :-) Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Lily xxx