Monday, December 21, 2009

A Magical Christmas Surprise!

There’s a place in North Carolina that I heard is kind of special. 

Although I’ve never had the good fortune to visit, I’ve heard that it’s quite a magical place filled with all kinds of treasures that a country decorator/quilt lover/animal lover would fall in ♥ with.

Rumor has it that the mistress of the house is quilter and that she takes in stray quilts over which she casts her spells and transforms them into magical works of art.  She’s also known to magically attract domestic animals in the neighborhood who wish to adopt her and her caring ways.

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This magical place is known as Quilt Hollow and what do you think magically showed up in my mail box on Saturday?  Why a magical parcel, of course…from North Carolina!

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Mary did work her magic on this gorgeous mini quilt which I absolutely ♥ to pieces.  The piecing and hand stitching were magically executed to perfection.  Also included in my magical surprise was a tea towel that magically dries my dishes, a candy cane that magically has no calories and a magical tea that when brewed and sipped over the Holidays will magically shed any excess weight that might appear as a result of over eating on this less than magical body.

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Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity, Mary.  Rest assured that your magical works of art will be treasured for ever and for always.

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

21 comments:

Phyllis said...

Oh my gosh - how funny that you received something from the same state I live in. It sure makes the world feel like a smaller place.

Your package is wonderful; what a sweet little quilt!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

WOW - I have been to NC dozens and dozens of times when I had friends living there. Now that I know about this magical place, I don't know anyone there to visit! DARN!! I need me some of the magic tea!! :-)

What sweet gifts!! That quilt is precious!

Wishing you and Mr. Painted Quilt a very Merry Christmas from oour home to yours!!

Quilt Hollow said...

You have brought the biggest smile to my face about now! I loved the bit my neighborhood pets. They do love me or could be the snacks I keep handy for them in my magical cupboard.
Hugs from NC...Merry Christmas to you and yours Kaaren. You've been a blessing.

Karen said...

What a cute, cute little quilt. I love basket quilts. How cute that these are embroidered! You must have been very, very good.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your little basket quilt--not sure about all that Magical stuff--but the gifts are great--in fact that "magical" cup of tea does sound good right about now--I will have to "twitch" my nose and see if a cup a peers ????? happy Holidays--Hugs, Di

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a wonderful friend! Magic is in the air. Have a wonderful Holiday! Hugs!

Darlene said...

A box full of treasures from a tresured friend to a treasured soul. Enjoy!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet little quilt!!

Janet said...

Mary has a wonderful talent for surprises of the nicest kind. It's a truly lovely quilt, I can imagine how thrilled you must be.

stitchinfiend said...

What a magical quilt from a magical quilter. It is just beautiful.
A very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Julie said...

what gorgeous gifts kaaren. i love the mini quilt and that little candy cane is so sweet. we meet some lovely people through blogging.
julie xox

Stephanie said...

Very sweet and magical. :o)

Cindy said...

Magic - it's a wonderful thing.

As I was reading your post, I KNEW it was Mary - because of N.C. and because of PETS....LOL...

Mary is such a sweet, wonderful, caring woman. I love her to pieces.

Merry Christmas, Kaaren. May your Holidays be spent making memories.

Blessings.

Marie said...

I also live in NC. I want to thank you for your gift of free patterns to us. I want to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.
Love,
Marie in Piedmont section of NC

Lynn said...

Lovely gifts she made for you, Mary does credit to all of us quilters here in NC.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, how sweet. Mary is really spreading the Christmas cheer. She is so generous. Enjoy your goodies and have a wonderful Christmas.

Sherri said...

What a beautiful quilt! Hope you have the Merriest of Christmases! Thanks for the inspiration throughout the year!

Beth Karese said...

What sweet gifts. Wishing you more Christmas magic!

Stina said...

Ahhh... Mary isn´t she the elf of the Year... and I love this quilt... it is so pretty!!! Merry Christmas!!

Blanket America said...

I love mini quilts as they can be tagged on from one room to another.The color is wonderfully neutral.

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Lissa Jane said...

Oh what a wonderful present!!! I love that quilt too...


Lissa
Australia