The postman was very nice to me today! Not only did he bring my packages to my door. . . but what was in both of them proved to be such a treat! Don't you just love it when good things come in the mail?
The first box was from Amazon. . . so I knew what was in it, but I am so excited to get them! I ordered a book I have heard (& read much) about, 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society', & I'm looking forward to reading this one as soon as I finish the book currently on my bedside table.
The second book I ordered is 'A Lineage of Grace'. This one is written by Francine Rivers - whom I have come to respect & love as an author. Her books are challenging, comforting, touching, & so well written. I'm at the point where I really don't have to know too much about the book . . . If it's by Francine - it's pretty much a sure thing that I will love it!
The last "book" I ordered is 'Aunt Millie's Garden'. . . by Piece 'O Cake Designs. . .
I have seen these incredible blocks on other blogs. . . & I credit (read: blame) Megan for really tempting me. (!) Her posts about her 'Aunt Millie's' progress started it all. It's stunning. Then when I was at Nubin's (my quilter) house & I spotted her 'Aunt Millie's' pattern & she told me she was just getting started. . . the in no time we had organized a small group to meet every other week to work on our own 'Aunt Millie's Garden' quilts. . . & tonight we start!
I'm really quite excited. . . as usually I am only working on my own designs & this will be a great diversion. . . as well as an incredibly beautiful quilt when it is done! Who knows. . . maybe this will be the start of me getting to actually make some of the dozens of quilt patterns that I have been collecting ever since I started designing. . . (Inside I am doing such a happy dance!)
The other box that came was a treat of a different kind. . . & it truly meant a great deal to me. . .
It may look like some one sent me a gift of a quilt. . . but really it's my own quilt. . . One that I had at Market & a shop (Prairie Queens Quilt Shop) borrowed for a show right after Market.
But look at how beautifully they wrapped it! . . . It's rolled (less folds that way) & it's then tied with a sweet pink ribbon & wrapped in plastic & then tissue paper, & to top it off a sweet note was added. It means so much because several of us designers have had some difficult (& even scary) experiences with lending our quilts out. So thank you to the wonderful folks at Prairie Queens!. . . I'm looking forward to visiting you the next time I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area!
So. . . that's the 'goings on' here. . . I've got a new pattern (using 'Celebration'!) that's going out to the printer tomorrow. . . so I'm off to do yet one more proof reading. . . (can there ever be too many?)