While at the quilters retreat in New Hampshire I was surprised with several pig related giftees...I would love to share those photos with you!
I was met in the front lobby with the first gift! This has to be the most darling pig I have seen in a long time! A Pig in a pea-pod race car!!! I loved it the moment I took it out of the box!! Thank you so much!!
The next pig you will see was my thank you gift from the committee for doing the trunk show of my quilting. I have actually been threatening to buy this Jim Shore piece for some time but never did. Now I dont have to! Thank you ladies! I love him!!
We took a bus trip over to Keepsake Quilting on Saturday morning of the retreat! I have always wanted to go to this shop so I jumped at the chance when they took sign ups! I found this fabric in their shop. Although I usually only want pigs on my fabric, this all over farm animal toile fabric spoke to me. So I had to have it! 3 yards and 3 yards of the coordinating check. I also ordered 3 yards of the ticking stripe that matches too. I have to wait for that one to come in the mail. I half expected it to beat me home. Hopefully it will come today...I will update with a photo of it once it comes.
I also found this sweet little pig needle minder while at Keepsake Quilting and he HAD to come home with me! Isn't he darling!
On the day we adjourned from the retreat I got a call from one of my friends wanting me to meet her and some others in the lobby of the hotel. She told me that they had me something. When I got there they all presented me with this antique mother of pearl pin! Oh my goodness!! I absolutely loved it!! I love mother of pearl and my love for pigs on top of it made this an awesome gift!! Thank you so much ladies!!
I also received a few other piggie gifts during the course of the retreat! The little plush pig has a battery operated source inside of him and I really wish you could hear him! he will make you laugh your socks off!! I let my sister listen to him over the phone this morning and she got her kick for the morning! The pig postcard is so fun and has plump little cheeks...and the porcelain piggie is actually a coin bank! I can fill it full to save for the 2011 retreat!!