Time is escaping from me so quickly that it is making my head spin. Since returning from California I've not yet caught up on emails nor blog reading. Preparations for Christmas and the pending arrival of The Princess has taken all my time and energy. Still I'm more than anxious to share all the details of my trip.
Let me confess, right here and now, that I'm waiting for the boxes (yes, that means more than one) of purchases and swag that had to be sent home via the good folks at UPS. When they reach my doorstep later in the week, I'll start taking pictures and sharing some of the fun that was had. What a great bunch of friends I have - they packed every minute with something fun!
What I can share are the bookends to that trip. Just before I got on the plane, I found a little surprise package in my mailbox from Dixie. Do you know what that is?
It's a belt for my treadle sewing machine. Hubby and I purchased that machine from a junk shop back in the early 80's never once thinking that one day I would learn how to sew. We thought cabinet would make a great table. It has served that purpose well, but for some time have been thinking about how fun it would be to stitch a quilt top using the machine. Dixie and I have agreed to challenge ourselves to do just that in the coming year. I can hardly wait to get started. Thank you to Dixie for getting me started.
On Saturday I found another unexpected surprise in my mailbox. A darling little quilt from Marcie.
Marcie knows how much I enjoy Cheri Payne designs. Look how she used a 'Cheri' bird for the applique. I can't wait to find just the right place to display this little gem. Isn't the mailbox a wonderful place? Stay tuned . . . .
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