Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Just about this time last week, it seemed like the whole world had turned upside down.
I could barely find my way out of the parking lot here at the 'Pad' never mind getting to a grocery store. Add to that a quick onset and very unpleasant upset stomach, and I was really wondering why I thought this move was such a good idea.
Things are starting to look a little better and brighter now. Wouldn't you feel better about life if this delicious little quilt showed up in your temporary PO Box?
Julie In The Barn made this little surprise for me. I can hardly wait to find the perfect place to display it in our new home. I've got plans for a wall filled with mini quilts in my quilting room. Yes, you've read that right - I'm going to have a room for all things quilting. No more tucking supplies here and there all around the house.
I also enjoyed a little online retail therapy. The first shipment arrived yesterday. A new pair of honest-to-goodness closed toed shoes.
I'm guessing that maybe they are not the most sensible selection I could have made for winter footwear. But since I won't be able to wear flip flops much longer, I'd better start getting used to encasing my little piggies in something. A girl's gotta start somewhere.

28 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

What an adorable gift....oh so me! Love that!!
Oh yes, the little piggies will be needing some slippers too.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Cute little pick me up surprise, enjoy your little quilt. Look forward to seeing you settle into your new sewing digs.
I think your on the right track with those cumfy shoes. If they have to be inside, they can be cuddly!!
Glad your feeling better!

Carin said...

What a sweet gift. I live in Utah with snow and everything else and I still wear flip flops most of the year. Maybe I am a bit weird LOL! I just hate having my whole foot covered.

Screen Door said...

You are going to love those babies in a couple of months!!!! I totally agree with Harper -- sometimes you just have to kick back.... Can't wait to see your quilting room.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I wear flip flops as long as I possible can. But when the frost hits the pumpkin I have to switch to shoes and those look like great boots. All you need is a nice cozy pair of Smart Wool socks. I love that brand and you can get them here in the East at any EMS store. We'll make you into a New Englander step by step.

Judy said...

Cool shoes..tennis bottoms and sock? tops...do they unsnap? or is that a false snap.

Beth said...

What a cute little quilt! And I bet you are excited to have your own room, it is fun! I have mine all set up, with a few little quilts, including the one you gave me, but having a whole wall of little quilts would be fun! Can't wait to see your room when you're done!

Colleen said...

Cute quilt! Love it :o) For me, it is clogs.... not quite a flip flop, but fast on and fast off, even in winter :o)

The Calico Cat said...

Little piggies - we just got shoes for Jacob's little piggies!

Finn said...

What a wonderful surprise, and a gorgeous quilt besides! It will be such fun to begin filling a wall with little quilts.
Harper looks pretty happy in the pic...LOL
Your choice of footwear looks great to me, give yourself permission to do whatever it is you feel the urge to do...once you get used to colder weather you'll quickly find your way to what works for you. I go barefoot in the house most of the winter, and often sneakers are worn all winter, snow or no snow! Hugs, Finn

AnnieO said...

That sneaky Julie! What a charming gift! Your closed toe shoes are quirky and fun for all those days it isn't snowing or raining, lol! Glad to know you are getting your very own space to spend many happy hours creating.

Karen said...

I'd say that quilt would cheer anyone up! It will be a great addition to your small quilts. I am excited for you that you will finally have a "real" sewing room.

Candace said...

Oh My, how sweet of Julie! Your winter shoes are adorable, Libby! Maybe Harper will want some, too? Any closer to getting an appraisal?
Cheers!

Stina said...

Ohh.. Lovely quilt from Julie!!! Love it..:o))
And a wall with little quilts.. love the idea!!:o)

Shakerwood Primitives said...

I think those shoes look just comfy. Great for trodding around the house or a quick dash out to the mailbox. And the quilt they are sitting on looks great, too. I just LOVE log cabin quilts.

Congrats on getting a sewing room....no more cubbie!

Kathie said...

your going to need a pair of UGGS
they are the warmest boots ever and sooooo comfortable
I Love the little quilt and I am so thrilled for you that you will have a sewing room /space in this house
that is wonderful news.
glad your feeling better too
We had a great time in Mass , back home now with one more school on her list!
yippee!
Kathie

Julie in the Barn said...

Hey, Lib...Glad the little housewarming gift found you. I can't wait to see your new sewing room. What fun you will have now that your little corner in the bedroom has expanded to a whole gynormous room of your own. I'm familiar with snowy winters, ya know. I'm a lover of big wooly socks in the house and easy on/off rubber soled boots from Lands End for treks to the mailbox. And of course the 6 or 8 mid-winter weeks spent in SoCal and Palm Springs wearing flip flops are the best part of winter. Gonna miss you!

quiltmom said...

Libby,
I love your boots- you will get used to wearing them and want your feet wrapped up when it gets cold. You may want to get boots for Harper too- You may think I am joking - and I am teasing a little but I know some dogs that do have sweaters and little foot pads for outside walking in the winter.
Your miniature quilt is charming and is going to look great in a sewing room. What a nice thing for Julie to do- aren't quilters a thoughtful lot...
Just wait until you see those gorgeous red maple leaves and experience the autumn colors.. The seasons are glorious...
Warmest regards,
Anna

yellowfarmhouse said...

What a sweet thing to receive in the mail - just what you needed and somehow bloggers just seem to know that. Harper looks pretty relaxed I'd say. Yup get those little tootsies of yours ready for warm shoes, no flip flops year round for you anymore, lol.

Hugs - karen

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful quilt and I like the idea of displaying them together. I have a large entry way wall area, so I am going to fill it with quilts so that it will look warm and inviting when people come to visit.

I love those shoes, very nice. Yes, you need warm shoes now, lol. I never wear shoes at home, even in the winter.

Debbie

Catherine said...

What a wonderful little quilt -- a fabulous gift.
I tend to wear running shoes through most of the winter -- unless we get a lot of snow that stays. My absolute favourite winter accessory is a pair of sheepskin mittens. My hands are never ever cold when I wear those. Mittens are much warmer than gloves.

Janet said...

Gorgeous little quilt and as for the shoes, go for comfort! You won't know yourself with a sewing room.

Sheila said...

Julie's gift quiltlet is adorable. I can just imagine a whole wall of quilts like this--simple and charming and full of life.

I love the footwear too! Are those removable tops? You'll be taking up wool sock knitting in no time, ya know. ;)

Sweet P said...

What an adorable little quilt! The shoes will come in handy soon. They are cool.

anne bebbington said...

Give it a few weeks and you'll be right at home - must be very strange wearing closed in shoes instead of sandals - that's the thing that signifies the start of Autumn here in the UK for me

MARCIE said...

You are making me laugh, with those toes of yours having to learn to be confined! Well the cold weather will solve that!
What a sweet gift from Julie! I love it!

Guðrún said...

The little quilt is beautiful. I am glad that you are feeling a little more like "home".

kjquilts said...

The litte quilt is such a great gift, just the thing to perk you up. I know you are excited to have a room of your own!

Love those boots! You'll need them on your walks around the neighborhood.