Friday, September 30, 2011

From My Dear Friend, Nicke

When I first started blogging, I knew that I would come across some really talented, inspiring, beautiful and intelligent women. What I didn't expect was to meet REAL people and make REAL connections. There is more than just a computer screen with words and pictures in front of me. There are genuine women with enormous hearts who have proven to be amazing friends.

Case in point- Nicke, from Kiss Kiss Quilt. When I first met Nicke, I was overwhelming her with emails and questions about quilting. At first, I thought she was just tolerating me and practicing patience in answering all my questions haha. But now I realize that she was really interested in helping me grow. She could've simply answered yes or no, but instead she sent me long explanations about measurements, patterns, quilting techniques, etc. Our friendship started evolving from there and now she is one of my bestest friends! Go check out her blog, you won't be sorry!

So anyway, Nicke and I arranged a private swap a couple of months ago. After having a pretty rough week, you can imagine how elated I was when I received her package in the mail! She is such a sweetheart! She even sent my 2 year old son his own little package to open with a darling note attached! Here are all the goodies together.

These made my heart super happy! I realize I just sounded like Kai-Lan right there but it's true. I've been wanting mug rugs for quite some time now. She surprised me with these beauties!

I can't decide which is my favorite. I just adore this little home with the couple dancing at the door.

It reminds me of my favorite song "Why Don't We Just Dance" by Josh Turner. Totally describes how I feel about Adrian and I just love it. If you haven't heard this song, go look up the lyrics. I'll wait...

This mug rug is awesome! I had told Nicke that I wanted to sew something with selvedges lately but I'm just not brave enough yet. I've been pinning stuff on Pinterest like crazy though.

She pulled it off perfectly. Isn't the back cute? Either side would make me smile as I enjoy my coffee in the morning.

This bag was also on my to-do list and now I don't have to make one because now I have one! The strap is super long so it can be used as a cross body bag. Love! Wish I would've taken a close up picture of the selvedges though...

Hello, sweet floral lining! This print is cute enough to use all year round.

I got a little teary eyed when I saw that she included this little puzzle for AJ. How incredibly thoughtful of her! AJ played with it all day yesterday. Isn't this a super cute idea for Christmas?

As if all this weren't enough, she also threw in some DS Quilts prints! I can't say this enough... I have the most amazing friends!

Thank you so much, Nicke! I appreciate all your generosity and creativity! I love all my goodies <3


  1. Thanks for the recommendation! I love all the stuff you got and have been looking for some good sewing projects!

  2. How very nice to have met such a great friend. Good stuff in the swap!!!!

  3. i wish i could give you a great big hug! you are the sweetest friend ever! i am so glad we are besties! and... i can't wait to see the hunger games movie with you... even if we have to use facetime we will do it! ;)

  4. What a great friend! I love the couple dancing in the house!


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