postal love

this may be the week that I make good on my vow to one day hug the mail carrier. a whole box of goodies arrived from my amazing seamstress/upholsterer grandmother. I always love receiving things from her because I am certain they carry along with them her great expertise.

I am so thrilled that she thought of me to receive these wonderful pieces of her past.  this is just a sampling, the box was chock full of vintage items like this. she and my grandfather made furniture and ran a custom furniture-making shop out of a house next door to their own.  in addition, my grandmother made much of the family’s clothes.  who knows what great things were imagined for all of these things.

and as if that wasn’t enough a wonderful package arrived from a friend [check out her wonderful knitting focused blog] filled with bag patterns and even a few of her handmade goodies.  she was having one of those honest I -am-not-really-going-to-make-this moments and I was the lucky recipient of her de-clutter.

she tossed in one of her wonderful knit sweater ornaments (aren’t they amazing?!) and a hot drink cozy.  uh-hmm, I am a lucky lady.  and, it all comes at a great time as I am busy sewing away in preparation for an exciting festival in a week and half.  this feels like a little whisper in the studio….go! make!

4 Comments on postal love

  1. Jennifer
    July 4, 2012 at 6:54 am (6 years ago)

    Oh….The Birdie Sling….love that pattern. I’ve made 2 for myself and about 10 more for others. Great bag. I always add a magnetic snap in the closure though. Have fun with all your new goodies!

    • ahappystitch
      July 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm (6 years ago)

      Yeah, that one looks amazing. Can’t what to get a chance to make it. Of course, mine may have to be covered in buttons!


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