Remember that post-Sewing Summit mini swap I was in? The one I created the Confused Geese mini quilt for? Heard from my swap partner and she loves it. I'm so relieved and proud of myself that I could deliver something so liked. Makes me feel like I don't always produce crap. :D
Now, however, I have to share that bomb scare thingy that happened in our house today. Daughter comes home and brings in the mail. I ask her if there is anything good in the mail and she replies, "umm, there's a couple advertisements, looks like bills and box thingy."
Me: "Is it a good box thingy?"
DD: "I don't know, but it's making noise, like rattling." She walks into the room and starts to hand the stack to me.
Me: "What are you doing? I don't want the bills, advertisements or a rattling box? Is it a bomb, because if it's a bomb, then that's the tri-fecta of bad mail and here you are handing it to me."
DD: "Well if it's a bomb you wouldn't want me handling it would you?"
Me: "Of course I would, especially since you were the foolish one who picked it up out of the mailbox in the first place. Besides, now that you've done that and we discussed whether it was a bomb, if I open it and it goes boom, you will be an accessory to murder b/c you gave it to me."
DD: "I don't care, I'm outta here. I'll listen for the boom."
Geez, this is my daughter, where's the love?
So I set about opening the "bomb" (really a USPS Priority mail envelope which is bulging and rattling with each movement.) I have to share my thoughts with you, you will find them amusing.
"What is this? Is it from my swap partner? It's elk fabric... did I order fabric that hasn't come in? I don't remember ordering this."
As I turn over the plastic bag this was in, I realize it's a bag. A small bag with a drawstring. "Oh! This is nice, I like this."
I pull the drawstring bag out of the plastic back and look at it, yep, there's something inside! I open it up and glance in and see a little fabric, graph paper book. "Cool". And I notice some chewy candy, "ahh the rattling."
Then I see a mini-quilt. In my excitement to open the folded gift, I completely overlook the fabric on the back. Had I noticed it, I might have had a clue as to what the mini looked like before I opened it because I saw a peak of this mini on our Flickr group. As a matter of fact, when the picture was first posted I commented the partner was a "lucky partner!" :)
That said, I unfolded the quilt and might have screamed like a girl...Well, not quite (I don't know if I ever screamed like a girl) but I did holler, "Yey!!" In a loud and high pitched voice. Then I couldn't stop smiling for about an hour. Not kidding. Even now, I am upstairs, it's downstairs and I'm grinning at the thought of it.
You see, this particular mini just makes me happy. I'm so thrilled to have received it and beyond thrilled I can look at it anytime I want, IN REAL LIFE! :-) Actually, I was so happy with the mini and the bag and the notebook (and candy and sweet little hand-made card) that I wanted to fly to my partner's home in WY to deliver a hug.
I don't do hugs.
Sharon of A Prairie Sunrise sent me the following in my bomb envelope. All hand made.
The card was made by her mom (and is quite sweet looking), the little bag is from one hunter's wife to another but I am sure she won't mind if I actually use it for when I go hunting. It will be great for adding a hat, gloves, hand warmers, turkey call.. :) The notebook (also made by her mom) is made with graph paper and a fabric cover so I can start sketching out quilt ideas. This tickles me. I've heard of folks sketching them out but I've just never really thought I would be one of those people. I don't like drawing but with the arrival of this little notebook, I'm actually looking forward to using it. Sharon is a wise woman.
Btw, what do you think about the photo I took? I was experimenting based on what I learned about photography at the Sewing Summit. I took several photos in the hopes I could share with you a little of what I learned.
I hope your day went as well as mine but if not, there's always tomorrow for good things to come your way.