Friday, March 19, 2010

You've got mail!

Who doesn't like to get real mail...you know, the type that gets delivered into your letterbox? :)


A cherished American friend of mine had a letterbox like this at the end of her driveway...the ones where a little flag pops up after the postie has been :) When I was going to school (cough cough...quite a while back now) I would catch the school bus to her house so that she could tutor me in "math". She would bake me choc chip brownies, show me her latest fabric purchases from the States (which would always make my eyes widen and my jaw drop!) , share her love of anything Royal Doulton, and generally spoil me rotten :)

The idea for this block came from yesterdays homework...I was telling the kids about my "math" tutor, and my mind wandered to her very American letterbox. I really love how this project is making me remember happy things :)

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and feedback about the buttons. I still haven't made a decision...so I guess that block in the top row of my sampler will stay empty for a while yet.

TTFN xxx

P.S. That crooked stitch in the bottom left corner was bugging me...LOL...but a little nudge with my fingernail straightened it out! Remember, these are one inch squares...magnification can be harsh!!!!

9 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I love the American style letterboxes - your tutor sounds perfect - even maths would be better with brownies! Love the detail you are putting into these little squares - I look forward to tomorrow's addition.

Leisa@Scrapsidaisy said...

Oh what a gorgeous square and a beautiful memory to share - and OMG re the crooked stitch (insert eye roll here!) - hadn't noticed 'til you told us!

texmorg said...

Oh i so agree with your sister -eye roll here as well- i hadn't noticed it and then had to go and have another look after i read your comment. It looks perfect.
xx

C'est Magnifique said...

I love your little mailbox, so cute!

Tania

janimal said...

Oh I love the mailbox! Well done. Your details are fantastic.

Dawn said...

Love the mail box!!! I have one of those....
I understand what you say about the magnification. I am doing my squares on muslin and it is really bothering my perfectionistic tendencies.
Oh well...my completed sampler will go in the guest room...and will be done into a hanging mini quilt piece.
No frames..so I am hoping this will be a more forgiving approach for my wonky squares.
Have a good weekend!

Merci-Notes said...

I love this one! Soo cleaver!
I love getting REAL letters and cards also.

With Kindness,
Mary

Lisa Leggett said...

You're right, magnification can be harsh, but you have nothign to worry about, this square is as cute as a button and neat as a pin! I love it!

Jane said...

Love your square. Your mailbox is so very cute.