Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Rain Rain Go Away!!! It's pouring with rain here and has been all week, and will for the next week according to the weather forecast. There's flood warnings for many surrounding towns. We're pretty safe here in the Blue Mountains but the constant rain is a bit... Ugh!!! Lucky I have my sparkly zebra gum boots to splash around in!!!
One thing guaranteed to brighten a grey rainy day is a soft parcel from a dear bloggy friend. Melissa P of 100 Billion Stars, my Sis Boom sister, sent me a preview of Crazy Love in the scrumptious chocolate colourway. And just like chocolate these patterns are good enough to eat and look so sweet!!
Check out the Crazy Love selvedge!!! Melissa gave me some Dapples to play with too. I've been curious about these Free Spirit fabrics as an alternative to solid prints. Sometimes solids are just too flat, a bit of Dappled texture could be just the thing.
That wasn't all in the parcel, A totally gorgeous mug rug!! I'm loving those Sis Boom pinks and yellows together!
And a Break Buddy, for putting tea bags, coffee bags... I'm using it for my Australian Afternoon tea.
I saved the little wrapped box till last. It's a beautiful little Poppet made by Lisa Snellings. It's not just any little Poppet. It's a sweet little tea drinking Poppet! And Melissa has one too. It's our way of having tea together!! I can't think of a more special gift. I admit a couple of tears were shed as I read the accompanying card. I'm so lucky to have such a special bloggy buddy!!


One more rain photo... Here's Gbf collecting herbs for our dinner.
And one more Sis Boom picture because now you've seen my Zebra stripe gum boots you'll know why I'm soooo excited about Jennifer Paganelli's next range coming out in June. Introducing SuperFly...

Zebra print in 6 different colours!!! Bring it on!!!

22 comments:

Marg said...

Oooh lovely. I really love the yellow and pink in the mug rug and Break Buddy, they look gorgeous. Isn't that sweet of Melissa to send you lovely gifts.
Love your gumboots, very cute!

Patchwork and Play said...

Lots of eye candy here, including Mr P!!! (He's almost colour co-ordinated with SuperFly! Love the pink and yellow of the mug rug and your little poppet is very sweet! I bet you forgot all about the rain!

Sew Surprising said...

Im so glad your high and dry :) love all those fabrics, fabric shopping is on the to do list this week :)

Melody said...

I really do need to get some Sis Boom, it's fabulous.

Katy Cameron said...

Bummer about the rain, but love the wellies! I have zebra print ones, and leopard print ones, so much more fun than the boring plain ones ;o)

Fab parcel to make up for things anyway :o)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Pretty cool looking gumboots Rachael...Gorgeous gifts...love the mug rug...they look like one of the handiest things to have around...mmmm, what was dinner tonight?

Suzee said...

Its so much fun getting presents in the mail! and knowing they are from crafty friends is best!!! I love your boots =) I love the Crazy Love!

smazoochie said...

I hope squishy packages & cheerful fabrics & gum boots & bright T-shirts on Gbf help chase away the rainy days blues. Stay dry!
xo

Melissa P said...

My poppet is so pleased about having tea with you. Lots of magical inspiration is going to come from these tea times. I just know it.

Your rain boots are fabulous! I'm sure it takes a bit longer to feel soggy when you're walking in those boots in the rain.

Super Fly is going to be one to stock up on. I learned my lesson the hard way.

Nifty Quilts said...

You do know how to brighten a rainy day. You've cheered me on many of them--and we have many!

regan said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous.....and that little poppet is adorable! Nice boots, too! :o)

Barb said...

I love your rain boots. Mine are polka-dot, too bad we can't play int he puddles together. Have you seen the fleece liners for the boots? I love mine.
Your Gbf is so cute and how nice to do the garden fetch.

I love your pretty fabrics and your break buddy! Brilliant!

wishing you sunny skies soon!

Janet said...

Great rainboots, great goodies and GBF, lol. Love the zebra prints a lot. Can you believe the sun is shining here on the south coast, gotta get the towels on the line.
The poppets are very cool, love Lis'a work!

Shay said...

OK Miss P wants your boots and for me to buy that fabric line the very moment it comes out.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What wonderful presents to brighten your day! Not only do you have zebra print boots but they are sparkley!!
What did you make with the herbs?

melissa said...

Gorgeous pressies there Miss Rachael and i LURVE the gumboots, i saw some rainbow gumboots the other day i might have to go and get a pair so i can slosh around in the mud in style!

x

daisy and jack said...

gorgeous little package - love the mug rug - and those gumboots are gorgeous - mine are pink :) and the sun is actually out this afternoon - first time in a week (even lit the fire yesterday it was sooo cold) !

Karen said...

Those gumboots are FAB! I don't think we got as much rain down here as they predictiong. It certianly didn't seem like it.
What gorgeous goodies you received. I bought some Crazy Love fabric. Just one print though but a bit of it. I am thinky strippy (well that's the plan at the moment).
If you love a fabric how much to you buy? You definitely have to get some in all those colourways.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I think you have been getting more rain than we have and up here it is the Wet Season....go figure? Love the wellies, I had to give up on them here because so much water used to end up inside them I would find myself squelching so now I just wear crocs and the rain runs out! LOVE that little poppet, so sweet. Didn't Gbf want to borrow your wellies ;-)

Terry said...

What went with Phil's herbs?
Love the zebra wellies and the fabric peek.
Nice pressies.
Hope your dry today

Sewhappy said...

Lovely blogging friend alright, very cool little package. I would love rain if I thought it would bring down our temp, sadly it will only add to humidity, gotta love those boots though and wow that fabric is bright......just perfect huh!

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

I have the sunshine on a rainy day song in my head now - which is a good thing cos there's more than one version I love :)

Love your gumbies - I really want some! I guess you like the Aussie arvo tea - we had a load of samples at work and I really like it. Your garden is fantastic!

So much I love in your post :) Can you tell its Friday night and I'm on my second glass of wine???

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