Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Happy Day!

WooHoo! Look, LOOK, what was in the mail today! My first package from the Flibbertygibbet Fabric Swap was fabulous, so I could hardly wait to open this second package, all the way from Jade in Australia!

Look how smartly she wrapped everything. Those tags are too cute! I almost didn't want to open them -- it's so fun to have pretty presents sitting around. Yeah right....I ripped into them to find:Underneath those tags: with For the Swap, there are three fabulous Heather Bailey prints (YUM!); with A New Project, a cheater piece of fabric with pretty flowers on it; with For the Stash, some embroidery floss and ribbon to match the fabric; and with For Your Sewing Kit,

OHMYGOSH, an adorable pincushion. Oh Jade! I've been wanting to make one like this 'cause I want to start a pincushion collection. And now you've done it for me. Thank You, Thank You, so much Jade. I love it all! I do believe, my dear that you've set the gold standard for us all to strive for in future Flibbertygibbet swaps.

What a lucky girl I've been to get packages from both England and Australia. And btw, thanks so much to Gail for organizing the swaps -- they're so much fun!

And, as if that weren't enough, three other things made me really happy today:
1) Your comments indicate that I'm not the only one with lots of UFO's. (Ok, I already knew it. Just trying to get you all into the 12-step program.)
2) I went to MeMum's and BigDaddy's at lunchtime. I loved being able to remind BigDaddy that today is his mother's birthday. She was born one hundred years ago today. We both really miss her and wish she were still here. I made dinner tonight in her apron in her honor!
3) I had a wonderful surprise this morning! Gurney posted in my comments section! She listed 7 of her UFO's. And since this is a long post, I'll save you from having to go look at those comments by reposting her UFO's here. Gurney said:

Geez, only 7? Where to start?
1. Katie's high school grad. quilt - still working on applique butterflies. (She just finished her first year of law school.)

2. Still cutting out the bow ties from the blue fabric exchange.

3. Pieced a few blocks of the millennium 2000 square exhange. Were we nuts? 2000 fabrics?

4. Quilting the I Spy quilt from the I Spy fabric exchange.

5. Quilting the "Minnesota" quilt.

6. Looking at the 4" squares we exchanged. There are like 100. Need to set them together. Anna's is finished. (Slut).

7. Cara's wedding quilt. Her 4th anniversary is in July. Bit off a bit more than I could chew with this one I think.
8. What? I'm only allowed 7? There's so much more!

Excellent list Gurney! Do you all see the subliminal message between the lines? (Blog, Blog, Blog....)

Thanks for hanging in there for this long post and sharing my happy day. Wow! After today, tomorrow is sure to be a bit of a disappointment!
XOXO,
Anna

9 comments:

rohanknitter said...

What a great swap package! I love that pincushion, too.

dizzyjadey said...

I'm so glad you like it! It was quite fun putting the whole package together :-)

KBG said...

I'm still anxiously awaiting my packages. My life is spent waiting for mail - one of the drawbacks of being so far away. An advantage? I get to order lots on the internet, so it's always like Christmas when I go to the mailroom. Today, today, today!

Lucy Locket said...

What a lovely pile of goodies. I forgot to comment on the UFO post yesterday but meant to say how much I liked the dragon UFO - it is similar to what I am working on (in my head at the moment) for my little boy's 5th birthday next week - I need to make something dragony but so far it's just ideas floating in the ether so I'd better get going soon. Last year I made him a dragon bag using an illustration from his favourite dragon book, this year I think it may be a floor cushion and t-shirt and .......... don't know what else! Lucy

Juliet Echo Mike said...

Such mouth-watering goodies you received in your swap package! And I love how they were wrapped and labeled, too.

I'm very comforted by this post and your last one--reading about other people's UFOs. I really thought I had a low level of attention deficit disorder when it comes to crafting.

XO,
Jill

Vallen said...

I would love to send you another pin cushion for your collection. Send me an address if you like.

sara, the house of charm said...

You are so lucky! Heather Bailey prints???? AWESOME. (The dragons of blueland was my favorite book.)

meggie said...

Lovely package! Isnt it a thrill getting treasure in the mail!

kristin said...

what a lovely swap package!! you'll sure have fun creating with those gorgeous fabrics.