First, a wonderful package came from Elizabeth in Washington State, USA. It included this beautiful baby quilt, made by the talented Elizabeth from a funky, modern pattern and using the same Noah's Ark themed fabric that we bought to make Anastasia's bedroom curtains.
On the back of the quilt, Elizabeth embroidered our choice of quotation: "After the flood, all the colours came out." It's from our favourite band, U2, whose lyrics and music, shot through with Christian theology, have inspired us over the past decade.
Also included was this lovely, quilted play mat, made from the same fabric as the wall hanging in Anastasia's room.
Then the parcels started arriving from our native province, way over on the distant east coast of Canada - New Brunswick. First came this self-designed cross-stitch tapestry, made by Steve's mom, Nellie.