Well I seem to be back from an unintended blogging break. I really don't have a good reason for my disappearance, maybe a case of the blahs? But let me tell you the above little package, excited me! Wrapped in the contents of that lovely white and pink tissue paper and sweet little floral ribbon are pieces of a legend!
During my week off last week (which should have been way more productive than it was) I received a package in the mail from my dear friend Helen who blogs over at Midget Gem Quilts. I met Helen during the 2015 New Bloggers Blog Hop and over the past (almost) two years, our friendship has grown. I knew there was a package crossing the seas on its way to me, but I had no idea what it would be.
I carefully, untied the ribbon, read my card and unwrapped the beautiful tissue paper, to reveal another darling bag (note the name of the shop on the bag) and beautiful teal fabric. Curiouser and curiouser.
Inside, what is quite possibly the coolest shop bag EVER, I found the cutest little White Rabbit key chain.
I remember Helen telling me about this shop right after we first met, now I have a little piece of it!
Now let's talk about that teal and white polka dot fabric...curiouser and curiouser!
Does anyone recognize this fabric? I'll give you a minute to think. No pressure, I knew it the second I pulled it out of the bag. If you just answered, binding from the Behemoth or Coulter Wedding Quilt you would be 100% correct, and I am applauding you! David looked at me like I was crazy when I held the fabric up and asked, "Do you know what this is???"
Seriously, I feel like I'm holding a piece of history. I have followed Helen from day one of the creation of this quilt and enjoyed reading about every minute of her making it. Some quilts just take on a life and personality of it's own, and the Behemoth is one of those quilts. You can read more about the Behemoth here. I feel that it is an honor that she has decided to share some of the left over fabrics with me.
Before I wrap up, I shall mention my list. I have been working on it, but not as gung ho as I should be. I do have two more things crossed off and need to share them with you. Which leaves me with this pile of letters to be appliqued on the bookshelf quilt.
Then you throw in a few squirrels in the form of hot pads, Christmas ornaments and a tree skirt and well, you may see where I got off track.
After finishing his sister's plus quilt, David decided he wanted to make a skirt for our tree and I agreed to quilt it. So, it became a family project for any future grandchildren to fight over.
So time to crack the whip and get back to work. Christmas is right around the corner and if I don't get out of this funk, I may only find coal in my stocking...yikes!
So I will leave you when my tiniest fur children.
When returning to my bed after brushing my teeth, I discovered Junior and Caroline had taken over my spot. Like they really thought, I was going to be like, sure, I'll just grab the couch?? I can't believe how much he has grown in the short time we've had him...he's bigger than Princess Fuzzy Butt and she's almost a year older than him.
After some sweet talking and the fact I'm still bigger than them, they decided to let me back into bed and curl up with me. They can be so sweet when the want to be. You can't see it, but Caroline's paw is resting on Junior.
Even though Junior's feral side still shows from time to time and he's convinced dogs are for hissing at, I think he's glad to not be at his dumpster anymore.