SheridanLA sent the perfect package! Not only did she nail my color preferences, my love of quilting, my love of batiks, and my love of nature, she also sent two extras that are right up my alley - autographed romance novels from two authors she knows. How awesome is that? The front of the mug rug was from the pattern for a paper-pieced Mariners' Compass that she had started several years ago. She said she had stalked my profile and Pinterest boards. Now I know how thoroughly she did so. I'm one of the quilters in the Quilt Block Swaps who often requests paper-pieced blocks.
SheridanLA said the backing fabric reminded her of forests and the night sky, her favorite parts of camping. I also love camping, but the backing reminds me of the snow-laden evergreens that I would see every winter in my parents' backyard.
The novels are on my desk waiting for the weekend when I hope to have some time to enjoy them. Both authors are new to me, so I'm really looking forward to exploring their works. As a retired English teacher I can never have too many books! And after teaching 'quality literature' for so many years, it's my secret pleasure to immerse myself in romance novels and mysteries.
Thank you again, SheridanLA, for such a thoughtful combination of gifts!