I love getting mail

Who doesn’t get a little thrill when there’s a package with your name on it at the front door? It’s one of my favorite ways to come home.

On Tuesday, I got two packages–an order and a surprise.20130428-200331.jpg

Abby Glassenberg‘s newest book, Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, came across my desk at work late last week and I instantly knew I had to have my own copy. It is awesome. She has a bunch of adorable projects in the book (lion, crab, camel, kangaroo, etc.) plus gives a boatload of advice on customizing and making your own stuffed animals. Love-love it. I promise to share more once I pick an animal to make. I’m debating between the ram and the elephant right now.

Then I got a surprise box from Quiltmaker Magazine and tucked inside, among layers of batting (of course!) was my very own Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks mug as thanks for helping out with the pattern testing. I made a dozen or so of the blocks over several months. My favorite? Professor Mousestache from Sonja at Artisania. You can win your own mug (and plenty of other goodies) in their blog tour starting next week.



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