Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Best Mail Day Ever!!!

Yesterday morning I picked up a package from my mom.  In it was all sorts of goodies...
These pretty cotton prints from my Aunt Lil.  The one on the left is definitely going to become a vintage baby dress!
This was a Christmas present from my Dad that just arrived.  I love spinning out the holiday gift getting!!  I can't wait to make this.  It looks so fun.
And my Grandmother's pearls.  They were a wedding gift from Grandpa in 1951.  They are absolutely gorgeous and will be needing a Jackie O inspired suit to wear with them.  I have a great old vintage suit that needs a new lining, so I may start there, but I have such grand ideas...
Then, as if that wasn't enough, our mailbox was stuffed with all sorts of yummies!  
My sister knitted these absolutely beautiful socks, but they are a bit too small for her, so she sent them to me.  How great is that?!?  I'm sorry that they didn't fit her, but hey, I'm all about gorgeous hand-knit socks, especially since I can't knit my own yet.
Myra sent me these completely awesome 70s era patterns that I can't wait to dig into.  I love the 50s look, but I also have a not-so-secret love for bell bottoms and crazy floral prints.  Mitch thought that the print of the tissue would be a perfect fabric for the top dress and I think so, too!  Have you checked out Myra's Etsy shop?  She has some amazing patterns for very reasonable prices.
Last was a big box from my mom.  She sent the tees to go with the Valentine gear that I've been working on for Logan and Myra.  Aren't they cute?!?
Here's a closeup of the fun embroidery.  How cute is that?  Mitch was so relieved that they weren't girly.
I'd better get that skirt done!  You'll probably get to see it tomorrow...

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention, Katie. I am listing more every day. You have no idea how many boxes of patterns I have just "inherited" :)

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  2. What a fun mail day!! I finished my jeans yesterday, other than I did not have a jeans button. I ordered that yesterday and rivets. I expect the UPS guy to bring the buttons (and a few other items) tomorrow, the mailman to bring rivets in a day or two, and the UPS guy to return on Thursday or Friday with the pattern ease (and a few other items) I ordered from Fabric.com.
    They now say we could get up to 12 inches of snow today, so I guess I will be sewing and sewing and sewing!

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  3. Wow! What an impressive mail haul. But how are you getting mail delivery???? We haven't had any for several days.

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  4. How exciting! I love getting mail, too.

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  5. what a treasure trove of goodies!!!

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  6. Ah, someone else who shares my love of 70's fashion. Although, I have yet to make myself anything from that era.

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  7. Oh, my stars! I had that Simplicity 9446 pattern!!! I made the "maxi" version out of an earth-toned floral printed Quiana. Only sewists my age and older will know about, and have worked with Quiana! [damn, I'm old!]
    I wore it to W.J.Woodham's homecoming dance in 1972.

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  8. What a day you've had! Wow! Have fun with all your cool, new stuff! Those pearls! Wear them around the house in your shirtwaist dress like Beaver's mommie did!

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  9. You got some great stuff there! And how cute are those Valentine's shirts?!

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