Thursday, March 5, 2009

Squishy Envelope in the Mail....WaHoooooooo!

I love it when the mailman brings me a squishy package that nearly fills the mailbox. I didn't immediately figure out who sent it....I ordered fabric and a book yesterday, but they wouldn't be here yet. I turned it over and saw that it was from South Africa, and then I remembered that Heather Moore had a giveaway on her blog Skinny laMinx. Heather also blogs for Elle Decor, S.A. and a lot of people read her. I knew there would be fierce competition just from sheer numbers, but I entered a comment and I was one of the lucky people selected to receive goodies.

I opened it the envelope as soon as we got in the door. I found a wonderful note card she had designed, a lovely velvet heart sticker she created, and one of her signature tea towels made from fabric of her own design. She has a towel she designed that has images of IKEA furnishings, so you know we are kindred spirits. I'm so happy because the red is the same as the IKEA red that is my accent color in every room. Made just with me in mind, right?

Thanks Heather for the lovelies in the mail today! I love them.

I'm always excited by the generosity of the quilt/blog community. Someone is always giving something away. Hmmmm. I'm thinking there are some things I could give too.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Just A Temporary Lull in the Action

Even though we are in the midst of a terrible drought, this week promises to be a drizzly one. When it rains, everything becomes a little more complicated here on the home front. Maya still needs to be taken out for her walks and for toiletting ~ we come back soggy and even though I leave a towel by the door we still track in.

Yesterday it was errands all day and just taking care of the "stuff" of life ~ today promises to be some more of that. Meanwhile it's wet out as you can see from this shot of the patio off of the living room.

Blocks are waiting and fabric for the next project has been pulled and is looking at me too.

I like that I have all those choices, though so I leave it out to bless my eyes.

Drizzly or not, it's good.