Friday, April 8, 2011

Oh, Happy Day!

dqs from suzanne (suzettra) in situ

I had the happiest of experiences last night when I got home from work and this fantabulous doll quilt was waiting for me. I had to run and hang it up right away so that's why it's still got the fold marks in it, and you can see the low-rent curtain rod I scooped from the quilt that had previously hung there.

Suzanne, my partner, makes wonderful, wonderful things and I am so very lucky that she made some of them for me.

This quilt's name is Happy Squares FQ. I love the play on my name in a couple of places: happy (felicity means happiness), and the FQ is for Felicity Quilts (which Suzanne says is what she called me to herself as she made the quilt). FQ also means Fat Quarter, which is also very happy for us fabric hoarders collectors lovahs.

Check out the closeup (this is Suzanne's photo):

DQS 10 almost finished

Where to begin? The off-centred colour squares....the grey....the linen...the stitching (including some gorgeous hand stitching in the coloured squares). The binding!

But wait, there was more! "Extras"! It's always nice to receive some extra little goodies and Suzanne spoiled me there, too. 

dqs extras

A beautiful needle book (which I've already loaded up), a sweet pincushion and a FQ of Far Far Away 2. The French accents on the needle book and pin cushion are particularly special to me (did you know I did my undergraduate degree in French Linguistics?).

All in all, a MOST successful swap thanks to Suzanne. I truly, truly love all of my things, but I especially love that I got to "meet" Suzanne and get to know her work because of it. 

Me = happy.

9 comments:

  1. Oh my... what fun! Lovely doll quilt and I can see why you wanted to hang it up immediately! And the "extras"... no wonder you are such a happy girl!

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  2. I love that quilt, you are so lucky!

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  3. it is a beautiful quilt, and a wonderful package. I love the play on your blog name - so clever! lucky lady!

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  4. Good score! Very, very nice.

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  5. Yay! I'm so happy for you, Felicity! What a treat!

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  6. YES!!!! YES!!!! This is super fabulous and I couldn't be happier for you. This is what a great swap is all about. Lovely things from a lovely partner. And no, I didn't know you did your undergrad in French Linguistics. Are you one of those closet over-achievers?

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  7. Yay! I'm so glad that you like the quilt. I had so much fun making it and it looks great where you've hung it--curtain rod and all. I'm so glad I got to meet you as well!

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