that's right, mr. mailman brought 2 lovely packages for me today! first, from abby, a swap package including this lovely, spring-y pincushion made of dogwood prints...oh abby! i used to have a dogwood tree in my front yard that i would gaze at often and this reminds me of that. mine was white, not pink, but the pincushion is a real treasure. i think i'll keep it with phoebe to use when she and i play. and the evelyn sloppy book? that will come in handy for sure to help me bust that civil war stash. **** the other package was from the new england quilt museum, a collection of FQs from judie rothermel's new line titled "union forever," based on a potholder quilt made during the civil war, given to a soldier at Andersonville and then eventually donated to the museum. i got to see this quilt up close and personal recently these are FQs so it's only adding 1.75 yards to my bulging civil war repro stash, but i am loving using these fabrics. the book and the stash? a dynamic duo!