This happens usually when I’ve been gone for a week or so…..but I left Friday and thought I was caught up on all my mail.
When I arrived home on Sunday – this HUGE pile of boxes and mailers was sitting on the dining room table.
I knew I had ordered “Some” stuff from eBay ---an electric cord and bottom oil pan for Ugly Betty, my Singer 301A. A quick check of return addresses told me that yes, THOSE had both arrived.
But the others?!
One package was from my friend Karen Eckmeier in Connecticut! Oh how fun. She is so sweet to send me packages! When I saw her last at the Virginia Consortium of Quilters, she had thought ahead and BROUGHT me a box and propped it by my door ---SWEET! I love seeing what she sews with. Can you read the notes? They say:
Here are more scraps. If you don’t want them, please give them to your students.
Don’t WANT them?! Who is she kidding?! :cD
Second, there as a HUGE Priority box, and for the life of me I couldn’t guess who was sending me this heavy box, nor what was in it.
Can you see how big this is? It’s propped up next to my studio chair.
I think she packed this box as full as she could get it!
The short story is – these are from my friend Jan! We met when I visited their guild in Harlingen TX close to 2 years ago ----and we discovered that we both have Minnesota roots! ((You can take the girl out of Minnesota, but you can’t change the way she SAYS MINN-A-SOOOOOOO-TA!
They are selling their place in MN, and moving permanently to TX and are downsizing ---look how fun! Lots of Blacks, Browns, Neutrals and Golds, and I do spy some Lime and Turquoise in there---
Oh, the possibilities! How can a girl be so lucky to be gifted twice in one day with fabulous scraps?
And that wasn’t all! The next box was long and narrow…..and I was completely stumped. I didn’t recognize the name or address at all…but I dug right in!
Those of you who have watched Quilt Cam will get this…those that don’t --- you now will!
There are times when we’ve had a rather long sew-along Cam time that I’ve had to make an escape for the facilities. I called it intermission! And so we didn’t have just a view of an empty chair for those who were tuning in, I put a sign on the BACK of my chair saying that it was intermission and that I’d be right back.
Okay. So it was functional, but not really aesthetically pleasing!
Well, Lynn in FL got busy.
She made me an intermission sign for the back of my chair ----HYSTERICAL!
And she put me and the monkey on there. ((No comments from those of you who can’t stand the monkey please…this is MY LIFE! I wouldn’t have changed that moment for anything!)) And an image of my beloved R.I.P Featherweight. What a great way to memorialize her when she was at her finest!
You guys..these spools are tiny!
These are 2” spools!
And I thought the 3” ones we are doing as leader/enders were eensy – HA!
The best part of all? All these scraps were salvaged from small pieces destined to be dog bed stuffing...
Thank you so much Lynn ---this just makes me smile so much!
Quilters really ARE the best, you know?